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Argentina's Lionel Messi shoots at goal(REUTERS)

Messi free kick not enough as Argentina held to draw by Chile

Reuters | , Rio De Janeiro
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 07:23 AM IST
Although they overcame Argentina on penalties in the Copa America finals of 2015 and 2016, Chile had never beaten their neighbours over 90 minutes in this tournament and their task got even harder after Messi opened the scoring.
FA ban on corn exports in Argentina is fanning fear among farmers and traders that one of the world’s top food suppliers is returning to an era of brutal meddling in crop markets(REUTERS)
FA ban on corn exports in Argentina is fanning fear among farmers and traders that one of the world’s top food suppliers is returning to an era of brutal meddling in crop markets(REUTERS)

Farmers are spooked by return to food protectionism in Argentina

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Argentine farmers have grappled with this sort of intervention before and ultimately, they say, it’s counterproductive -- curbing investment and planting, and eventually causing shortages. They’re worried about the ban being extended, both in time and to other products like wheat and beef
Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Argentina tour(Hockey India/Twitter)
Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Argentina tour(Hockey India/Twitter)

Rani Rampal-led Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Argentina tour

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:52 PM IST
The Indian team is scheduled to play four matches against the world number two Argentina side (January 26, 28, 30, 31). Before that, it will play two matches each against Argentina’s junior and B sides.
Argentina started its mass vaccination campaign with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on Tuesday. Earlier in December, it received the first batch of 300,000 doses of the jab.(Reuters file photo)
Argentina started its mass vaccination campaign with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on Tuesday. Earlier in December, it received the first batch of 300,000 doses of the jab.(Reuters file photo)

Argentina reports adverse reaction to Sputnik V vaccine in 1% of inoculated citizens

Buenos Aires | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 06:06 AM IST
The Sputnik V was the first Covid-19 vaccine registered in Russia and the world. Russia’s Sputnik V is 92 percent effective, based on data from the first 16,000 trial participants who have received both shots of the two-dose vaccine.
Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on December 30, 2020.(AFP)
Pro-choice activists celebrate after the Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion outside the Congress in Buenos Aires on December 30, 2020.(AFP)

‘Down with patriarchy, long live feminism’: How demonstrations led to Argentina legalising abortion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:52 AM IST
What really kicked off the movement was the brutal murders of women in 2015, including a 14-year-old pregnant girl, and led to the creation of the Ni Una Menos (Not One Woman Less) movement, which began highlighting the struggle Argentine women faced in getting underground abortions.
File image of Rani Rampal.(Getty Images)
File image of Rani Rampal.(Getty Images)

Good show against Argentina will boost our confidence: Rani Rampal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:57 PM IST
Rani Rampal feels that a good show in the series against Argentina will boost her side’s confidence heading into this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Abortion-rights activists react after lawmakers approved a bill that legalizes abortion, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(AP)
Abortion-rights activists react after lawmakers approved a bill that legalizes abortion, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(AP)

Argentine Senate approves bill legalizing abortion after marathon 12-hour session

Buenos Aires | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:11 PM IST
The vote means that abortion will be legalized in Pope Francis’ homeland up to the 14th week of pregnancy, and also will be legal after that time in cases of rape or danger to the mother’s life.
The image shows the last solar eclipse of 2020.(Twitter/@_yuuru)
The image shows the last solar eclipse of 2020.(Twitter/@_yuuru)

Last solar eclipse of 2020: Netizens share pictures and videos of the occurrence. They are mesmerising

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Last solar eclipse of 2020: Though the last solar eclipse (called Surya Grahan in Hindi) was not visible in India this Monday, you can take a look at the spellbinding phenomenon through pictures and videos shared by netizens.
The sun is seen through the clouds on the slopes of Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, Chile on December 13, 2020.(AFP Photo)
The sun is seen through the clouds on the slopes of Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, Chile on December 13, 2020.(AFP Photo)

Last solar eclipse of 2020 to occur today, will not be visible in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 12:16 PM IST
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun’s rays and casting a shadow on parts of Earth. It occurs twice a year but can go up to five times in very rare scenarios.
FILE PHOTO: Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo(REUTERS)

From ex-partners to photographers, Maradona’s fortune has many claimants

BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:52 PM IST
“I do not know if they are not hurting sufficiently or if they wanted to be the first in line, but it’s insane because everyone will be able to participate,” said lawyer Mauricio Dalessandro, who worked with Maradona for several years.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Osasuna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 29, 2020 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fourth goal wearing a Newell's Old Boys shirt in reference to former player Diego Maradona REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Osasuna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 29, 2020 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fourth goal wearing a Newell's Old Boys shirt in reference to former player Diego Maradona REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Messi pays tribute to Maradona with shirt of Argentina great

BARCELONA | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Messi paid tribute on Sunday, when he stripped off his Barcelona top to reveal a shirt honoring Maradona after he scored the final goal in a 4-0 rout of Osasuna.
10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to boost your self-esteem(Instagram/activatemassivesuccess/mirsuhail)
10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to boost your self-esteem(Instagram/activatemassivesuccess/mirsuhail)

10 inspiring quotes by Diego Maradona to begin your day with and boost self-esteem

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:54 AM IST
While football world’s OG GOAT might have passed away, Diego Maradona is an ‘unparalleled magician’ like Cristiano Ronaldo called him or as Lionel Messi said ‘the eternal’ and here are 10 inspiring quotes by the Argentina legend that will continue to motivate fans for a million years
A demonstrator participates in an anti-abortion rally outside the National Congress building, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(REUTERS)
A demonstrator participates in an anti-abortion rally outside the National Congress building, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(REUTERS)

Thousands in Argentina march against new move to legalize abortion

Bueno Aires | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:29 AM IST
The largest group congregated in Buenos Aires before the Congress, which is expected in the coming week to begin debating legislation on a matter that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nation.
People mourn the death of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.(Reuters)
People mourn the death of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.(Reuters)

‘Adios Diego’: Maradona buried as world mourns flawed football great

BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 08:54 AM IST
In a day of high emotion, the World Cup winner was taken by hearse late on Thursday to the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires - where his parents are also interred - for an small private ceremony of his family and close friends.
Maradona is escorted out of a courthouse amid charges that he shot and injured journalists outside his home in 1994. “Whatever good I may do, they will still remember me for the bad I’ve done,” he once said.(Reuters)
Maradona is escorted out of a courthouse amid charges that he shot and injured journalists outside his home in 1994. “Whatever good I may do, they will still remember me for the bad I’ve done,” he once said.(Reuters)

I made mistakes, and I paid for them. But the ball is still pure: Maradona the antagonist

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The cameras caught him in all avatars between saint and sinner, in all ages between old and young, in all sizes between fat and fit and in all emotions between darling and deplorable. But one trait remained a constant for the gaze of the ever-present lens in his life – his loneliness.
Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack days after turning 60. He breathed his last at home(REUTERS)
Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack days after turning 60. He breathed his last at home(REUTERS)

Diego Maradona: Football loses its joy, passion, verve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Diego Maradona won the football World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal
Photo of late Argentina football legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)
Photo of late Argentina football legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)

‘We feel like a boxer who has been knocked out’: Tributes pour in for Diego Maradona

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:32 AM IST
Maradona suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said
Photo of late Argentina footbal legend Diego Maradona(FC Barcelona/ Twitter)
Photo of late Argentina footbal legend Diego Maradona(FC Barcelona/ Twitter)

Thank you for everything Diego: FC Barcelona pays tribute to Maradona

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Barcelona paid tribute to Diego Maradona by calling the late legend an “icon of world football”
File photo of late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter/Sourav Ganguly)
File photo of late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter/Sourav Ganguly)

Rest In peace Maradona: Indian sports fraternity led by Sourav Ganguly pays tribute to Argentine legend

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:46 PM IST
“My hero no more ..my mad genius rest in peace ..I watched football for you,” former India captain and BCCI president Ganguly, who has always termed the Argentine genius as his first sporting hero, tweeted
Football legends Pele (R) and Diego Maradona at an advertising soccer event on the eve of the opening of the UEFA 2016 European Championship in Paris, France, June 9, 2016.(REUTERS)
Football legends Pele (R) and Diego Maradona at an advertising soccer event on the eve of the opening of the UEFA 2016 European Championship in Paris, France, June 9, 2016.(REUTERS)

‘One day we’ll kick a ball together in the sky above’: Pele mourns passing of Diego Maradona

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:26 AM IST
60-year-old Maradona was battling health issues and recently underwent emergency surgery for a subdural haematoma.
Diego Maradona in the stands before the match.(REUTERS)
Diego Maradona in the stands before the match.(REUTERS)

Diego Maradona, soccer icon who led Argentina to glory, dies at 60

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Maradona suffered a heart attack in Tigre, Buenos Aires, after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain earlier this month, according to the Clarin newspaper.
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)
Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona(Twitter)

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack at the age of 60

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:27 PM IST
He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Argentinian media and acquaintances of the former player said.
Tania (L), a female jaguar brought up in a zoo, and a male jaguar christened Qaramta, sit together in a breeding enclosure at the Impenetrable National Park, in the Chaco Province, Argentina October 17, 2020.(REUTERS)
Tania (L), a female jaguar brought up in a zoo, and a male jaguar christened Qaramta, sit together in a breeding enclosure at the Impenetrable National Park, in the Chaco Province, Argentina October 17, 2020.(REUTERS)

Conservationists turn matchmakers for jaguars to save them in Argentina

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Over nine months, the two jaguars got acquainted through the fence of her enclosure, their affectionate nuzzling and purring assuring handlers they would not fight.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - FC Barcelona v Dynamo Kyiv - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 4, 2020 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - FC Barcelona v Dynamo Kyiv - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 4, 2020 FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)

Messi says I’m tired of being blamed for everything at Barcelona

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Messi returned to Barcelona from international duty with Argentina on Wednesday when he was accosted by reporters at the airport. “The truth is that I’m a little tired of always being the problem for everything at the club,” Messi was quoted as saying by Spanish media.
Argentina's Javier Mascherano.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Javier Mascherano.(REUTERS)

Argentine great Javier Mascherano retires aged 36

BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Mascherano, a combative midfielder at River Plate, Corinthians, Liverpool, and Barcelona amongst other clubs, made his surprise announcement after his side Estudiantes lost 1-0 to Argentinos Juniors in a league match on Sunday.
Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)
Lucas Paqueta, Roberto Firmimo, Danilo and Richarlison celebrate after their victory over Venezuela(Getty Images)

Brazil leads World Cup qualifying group, Uruguay beats Colombia

Sao Paolo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Brazil unconvincingly beat Venezuela 1-0 at home, but that was enough for coach Tite’s team to take the lead in South American World Cup qualifying with nine points from three matches even as Uruguay defeated Colombia 3-0.

Argentina draw 1-1 with Paraguay in World Cup qualifier

Buenos Aires | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 09:24 AM IST
Argentina conceded a first-half penalty but recovered to secure a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)
Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)

High rates of teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year, dampens opportunities for women - UN

Bogota | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:11 PM IST
UN’s Population Fund reveals that Latin America’s high teenage pregnancy rates are driven by a lack of sex education in schools and lack of access to free birth control for girls, which has become even harder to obtain due to the closure of health clinics in coronavirus lockdowns and has cost Mexico $4.1 billion a year, Paraguay $1.3 billion a year.
Besides Coutinho and Neymar, Brazil also has injury concerns with Casemiro, Fabinho and Rodrigo Caio. Another defender, Eder Militao, is out with COVID-19.(Getty Images)
Besides Coutinho and Neymar, Brazil also has injury concerns with Casemiro, Fabinho and Rodrigo Caio. Another defender, Eder Militao, is out with COVID-19.(Getty Images)

World Cup qualifiers: Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay face injury issues

Sao Paulo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:40 AM IST
For Brazil, forward Philippe Coutinho is out. Argentina will be missing striker Paulo Dybala. And Uruguay will have to do without midfielder Federico Valverde.
Football representational image(HT Image)
Football representational image(HT Image)

Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay all face injury issues ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:45 PM IST
For Brazil, forward Philippe Coutinho is out. Argentina will be missing striker Paulo Dybala. And Uruguay will have to do without midfielder Federico Valverde.
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