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Covid-19 pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture in Argentina

According to the Federal Assembly of Tango Workers, the cultural mainstay had employed some 7,000 people throughout Argentina. But between 2020 and this year, some 40 tango clubs out of a total of 200 in Buenos Aires have closed permanently.
In this June 6, 2021 file photo, a couple dances tango at a park amid the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nostalgia for dance makes many tango dancers, or tangueros, defy restrictions with clandestine milongas in closed places or public spaces.(AP)
In this June 6, 2021 file photo, a couple dances tango at a park amid the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nostalgia for dance makes many tango dancers, or tangueros, defy restrictions with clandestine milongas in closed places or public spaces.(AP)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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Argentina reopens theater, welcomes nightlife as Brazil starts new lockdown

The two neighbouring countries in South America, Brazil and Argentina, are taking very different steps at the moment. While Buenos Aires is embracing the nightlife again, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have announced tighter restrictions.
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil(Unsplashed)
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil(Unsplashed)
Updated on Mar 07, 2021 08:03 AM IST
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‘Happy ending’: Jaguar cubs born to rare wild-captive parents in Argentina

The cubs were born to Tania and Qaramta, whose name means 'The One Who Cannot Be Destroyed' in the regional Qom language.
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,(via 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,(via REUTERS)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 10:38 AM IST
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From ex-partners to photographers, Maradona’s fortune has many claimants

“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.
FILE PHOTO: Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for
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)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters

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

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.
People mourn the death of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.(Reuters)
People mourn the death of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 08:54 AM IST
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BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters

‘Childhood hero’ Maradona inspired me to take up football: Bhutia

Paying his tribute to Maradona, who died at the age of 60 in Buenos Aires on Wednesday night following a cardiac arrest, Bhutia said from young age he always aspired to play like the football legend.
Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia(Twitter)
Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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‘It is inexplicable’: Maradona lawyer slams ‘criminal idiocy’ over emergency response; demands probe

Maradona, 60, died on Wednesday at his Tigre home in the north of Buenos Aires after suffering heart failure. The former footballer had various health problems and weeks ago he had undergone surgery for a blood clot in his head.
FILE PHOTO: Diego Maradona.(Action Images)
FILE PHOTO: Diego Maradona.(Action Images)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters

Move over St. Paul: Napoli stadium to be named for Maradona

The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery.
Photo of Napoli stadium(Twitter)
Photo of Napoli stadium(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Diego Maradona, soccer icon who led Argentina to glory, dies at 60

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.
Diego Maradona in the stands before the match.(REUTERS)
Diego Maradona in the stands before the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 10:42 PM IST
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Argentina draw 1-1 with Paraguay in World Cup qualifier

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.
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 09:24 AM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Reuters

Digital dance-off: Dance-lovers around the world can participate in this competition from home

The competition, open to all, has attracted hundreds of applicants, including professionals, and other dance lovers to participate from the comfort of their homes, despite the lockdown.
The competition, which closes on the upcoming Sunday, challenged dancers to raise awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic, reference the coronavirus and honour an artist.(@manuelalavalle/Instagram)
The competition, which closes on the upcoming Sunday, challenged dancers to raise awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic, reference the coronavirus and honour an artist.(@manuelalavalle/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 08:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

After Barcelona, Messi’s Argentine hometown dreams of return

Messi’s surprise decision to leave European club Barcelona earlier this week has sparked unlikely dreams in residents of Rosario, the city 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of Buenos Aires where he was born, that he would return to play with the local team, Newell’s Old Boys.
Soccer Football - The National Flag Memorial, Rosario, Argentina - August 27, 2020 Newell's Old Boys fans march to express their hopes for Lionel Messi to continue his career in Rosario REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - The National Flag Memorial, Rosario, Argentina - August 27, 2020 Newell's Old Boys fans march to express their hopes for Lionel Messi to continue his career in Rosario REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 10:06 AM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Press Trust of India

Want to win medals at Olympics, Asian Games: Indian women’s junior hockey forward Mumtaz

The 17-year-old player had scored 10 goals to help India secure the silver medal at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in 2018.
Mumtaz Khan IND celebrates scoring the opening goal with Lalremsiami IND and Salima Tete IND in the Hockey5s Women's Gold Medal Match at the Hockey Field, Youth Olympic Park.(REUTERS)
Mumtaz Khan IND celebrates scoring the opening goal with Lalremsiami IND and Salima Tete IND in the Hockey5s Women's Gold Medal Match at the Hockey Field, Youth Olympic Park.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 03:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Maradona autographs shirt to help Buenos Aires poor

The jersey was first offered at auction, but is being raffled to those who have given donations in an initiative that has collected hygiene products, masks and around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of food for charity.
Diego Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinches its first Italian major league title in Naples.(Meazza Sambucetti/AP/Shutterstock)
Diego Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinches its first Italian major league title in Naples.(Meazza Sambucetti/AP/Shutterstock)
Updated on May 09, 2020 03:45 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Press Trust of India

Argentine city digs hundreds of graves amid Covid-19 pandemic even as curve flattens

Gravediggers at the cemetery in San Vicente on the outskirts of the provincial capital now plan to add a further 250 burial plots in the coming days, the local union that represents the workers who carried out the job told Reuters.
A death toll increase from the coronavirus pandemic is expected in the central Argentine province of Cordoba(Reuters image)
A death toll increase from the coronavirus pandemic is expected in the central Argentine province of Cordoba(Reuters image)
Published on Apr 14, 2020 06:40 AM IST
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BUENOS AIRES | By Reuters

Orangutan with ‘personhood’ celebrates birthday with new friend

An orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine’s Day with a special new primate friend.
An orangutan named Sandra in Wauchula, Fla. Sandra, was granted legal personhood celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day and has befriended Jethro, a 31-year-old male orangutan.(AP)
An orangutan named Sandra in Wauchula, Fla. Sandra, was granted legal personhood celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day and has befriended Jethro, a 31-year-old male orangutan.(AP)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 02:02 PM IST
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WAUCHULA, Florida | By Associated Press

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

Mara Gómez spent years playing in local women’s leagues in Buenos Aires province before being signed recently by Villa San Carlos in the first division.
Soccer player Mara Gomez trains with her first division women's soccer team, Villa San Carlos, in La Plata, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Gomez is a transgender woman who is limited to only training with her team while she waits for permission to start playing from the Argentina Football Association (AFA). If approved, she would become the first trans woman to compete in a first division, professional Argentine AFA tournament. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)(AP)
Soccer player Mara Gomez trains with her first division women's soccer team, Villa San Carlos, in La Plata, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Gomez is a transgender woman who is limited to only training with her team while she waits for permission to start playing from the Argentina Football Association (AFA). If approved, she would become the first trans woman to compete in a first division, professional Argentine AFA tournament. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)(AP)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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Buenos Aires, Argentina | By Associated Press

World Cup winner Daniele De Rossi retires from football

De Rossi played only seven matches for the Buenos Aires outfit, scoring once, but said he needed to return home for family reasons.
Daniele De Rossi announces his retirement from football(REUTERS)
Daniele De Rossi announces his retirement from football(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 09:49 AM IST
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Buenos Aires | By AFP

Aiming to break into top-80 for Tokyo Olympics berth: Sumit Nagal

The Indian made it to the semi-final or better of eight ATP Challengers this year, going through to the final twice and winning the title in Buenos Aires.
File image of India tennis player Sumit Nagal.(Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports)
File image of India tennis player Sumit Nagal.(Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 09:19 PM IST
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Chennai | By PTI

News updates from Hindustan Times: Pak should show ‘real willingness to cooperate’ in tackling terrorism, says Jaishankar and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Jaishankar also said it is in the interest of both India and China to have good relations and build a more inclusive world.(AP photo)
Jaishankar also said it is in the interest of both India and China to have good relations and build a more inclusive world.(AP photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 05:13 PM IST
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Lionel Messi returns for Argentina after ban for Brazil, Uruguay friendlies

The striker was handed a three-month suspension for comments he made after the game, in which he accused CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, of corruption.
Argentina's Lionel Messi during a Copa America semifinal match against Brazil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi during a Copa America semifinal match against Brazil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.(AP)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Agence France-Presse

Qatar unveils 2022 World Cup logo round the globe

The design is a stylised Arabic white unisex shawl with maroon patterning, which is displayed in a figure-of-eight symbolising infinity while creating a heart shape above the words “FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022”.
The tournament's official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on a building at Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar, September 3, 2019.(REUTERS)
The tournament's official logo for the 2022 Qatar World Cup is seen on a building at Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar, September 3, 2019.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 04, 2019 10:52 AM IST
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Doha | By AFP

PM Modi invites G20 countries to join global coalition on disaster resilience

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the G20 countries to join the International Coalition on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo during the G20 Osaka Summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)(AFP)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo during the G20 Osaka Summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Osaka | By Press Trust of India

With a three-way fist-bump, JAI trilateral goes annual

This was the second meeting of the forum, which was inaugurated on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started their trilateral in Osaka.(Bloomberg)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started their trilateral in Osaka.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Scientists unearth 220 million-year-old dinosaur fossils in Argentina

The find was discovered in September last year in San Juan province, about 1,100 kilometres (680 miles) west of Buenos Aires.
Handout photo released by the Institute and Museum of Natural Sciences (IMCN) of the San Juan University, of a scientist taking samples of a 220-million-year-old fossil at the Ischigualasto National Park in San Juan provice, Argentina on April 8, 2019. - A 220-million-year-old dinosaur cemetery was discovered in the west of Argentina, with fossils of at least ten individuals, announced a scientific source on April 17, 2019..(AFP)
Handout photo released by the Institute and Museum of Natural Sciences (IMCN) of the San Juan University, of a scientist taking samples of a 220-million-year-old fossil at the Ischigualasto National Park in San Juan provice, Argentina on April 8, 2019. - A 220-million-year-old dinosaur cemetery was discovered in the west of Argentina, with fossils of at least ten individuals, announced a scientific source on April 17, 2019..(AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 02:10 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Press Trust of India

Emiliano Sala’s body arrives in Argentina ahead of funeral

The coffin of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash between Nantes and Cardiff, arrived in Argentina on Friday ahead of his funeral in his hometown of Progreso
Yellow flowers are displayed in front of the portrait of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, France. File photo.(AFP)
Yellow flowers are displayed in front of the portrait of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, France. File photo.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 07:20 PM IST
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Progreso, Argentine | By Agence France-Presse

Diego Maradona recovering at home after surgery

The Argentina legend, now 58, was discovered to have minor stomach bleeding during a medical last week.
File image of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.(AP Photo)
File image of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Buenos Aires | By AFP

Khelo India Youth Games: Lifter Lalrinnunga excels in higher age, weight groups

While Jeremy Lalrinnunga was a standout winner in the under-17 67kg category with a total lift of 278kg, he came off the second best in the under-21 67kg section where his mark of 278kg was 1kg less than what Gulam Navi of Uttarakhand managed to achieve on his way to a gold medal.
File image of Jeremy Lalrinnunga.(Reuters)
File image of Jeremy Lalrinnunga.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 11, 2019 10:46 AM IST
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Pune | By Ankit Kumar Singh

Diego Maradona in hospital with internal bleeding

Maradona was undergoing routine examinations in his homeland before returning to Mexico, where he is coach of second division side Dorados de Sinaloa, when doctors discovered the problem.
Argentina's soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona touches the tomb of late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas.(AFP)
Argentina's soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona touches the tomb of late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 04:38 AM IST
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Buenos Aires | By Reuters

Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary among 16 shooters named for TOPS support

Both Manu Bhaker (women’s 10m air pistol) and Saurabh Chaudhary (men’s 10m air pistol) had won gold medals at the recent Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Manu Bhaker of India competes in the shooting 10m air pistol mixed international team quarter-final , during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(AP)
In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Manu Bhaker of India competes in the shooting 10m air pistol mixed international team quarter-final , during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.(AP)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 09:31 PM IST
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Chennai | By Press Trust of India
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