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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Greatest moment since 1980', Twitter hails India men's hockey team on reaching semis
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Greatest moment since 1980', Twitter hails India men's hockey team on reaching semis

India defeated Great Britain in the men's hockey quarter-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, keeping their hopes of a first medal in four decades alive.

Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah in danger of falling to Taliban; thousands flee homes, govt reinforcements arrive after delays
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Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah in danger of falling to Taliban; thousands flee homes, govt reinforcements arrive after delays

The situation in the city is a more acute version of what is happening in cities across the country after the Taliban seized around half of Afghanistan’s 400-odd districts

No govt jobs, no passport clearance for 'anti-national' elements in Jammu and Kashmir, says report
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No govt jobs, no passport clearance for 'anti-national' elements in Jammu and Kashmir, says report

This comes after army officials revealed that the new modus operandi to indoctrinate and train Kashmiri youth in militancy was to call them through proper visa channels, rather than having them take the risk of crossing the border illegally.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch digital payment solution e-RUPI on Monday
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch digital payment solution e-RUPI on Monday

In its statement, the Prime Minister's Office said e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment

West Indies vs Pakistan: Visitors maintain 1-0 series lead after torrential rain results in 3rd T20I getting washed out
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West Indies vs Pakistan: Visitors maintain 1-0 series lead after torrential rain results in 3rd T20I getting washed out

Just eight balls were bowled at the start of the match with the home side reaching 15 without loss off eight deliveries before showers drove the players off the field and intensified to such an extent that it left the ground waterlogged in a matter of minutes.

Australia spin legend Shane Warne tests positive for COVID-19, to self-isolate, says report
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Australia spin legend Shane Warne tests positive for COVID-19, to self-isolate, says report

Warne, who is the head coach of The Hundred team London Spirits, and another unnamed member of management team have gone into self-isolation, a report in ESPNcricinfo said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya alleges team officials of trying to forcefully send her home
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya alleges team officials of trying to forcefully send her home

Tsimanouskaya said in a filmed message distributed on social media she was pressured by Belarus team officials and asked the IOC for help.

Formula 1 2021: Esteban Ocon wins chaotic Hungarian GP, Lewis Hamilton takes championship lead
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Formula 1 2021: Esteban Ocon wins chaotic Hungarian GP, Lewis Hamilton takes championship lead

For 24-year-old Ocon, who controlled the race from the front, it marked a maiden win in his 78th Grand Prix and a first victory for the new-look Alpine set-up.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: ‘Wife told me not to fight,’ reveals badly-bruised boxer Satish Kumar after going down fighting in quarters
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: ‘Wife told me not to fight,’ reveals badly-bruised boxer Satish Kumar after going down fighting in quarters

Satish sustained two deep cuts — on his forehead and chin — during the pre-quarter-finals but decided to fight his next bout against Uzbek superstar Bakhodir Jalolov nonetheless.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'It was superb', coach Park Tae-Sang praises PV Sindhu's defensive skills in bronze medal match
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'It was superb', coach Park Tae-Sang praises PV Sindhu's defensive skills in bronze medal match

Park had worked a lot on Sindhu's defence and motion skills in the run-up to the Olympics and he said the hard work really paid off.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Captain Manpreet Singh reveals India teammates ‘almost killed themselves’ in victory over Great Britain
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Captain Manpreet Singh reveals India teammates ‘almost killed themselves’ in victory over Great Britain

The skipper said self-belief was key to success as India made the last four round of the Olympics for the first time after the 1972 Munich Games.

Heavy rains cause extensive waterlogging in Delhi; traffic movement affected
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Heavy rains cause extensive waterlogging in Delhi; traffic movement affected

The Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for Delhi, recorded 28.2 mm rainfall, while the Ridge station registered 126.8 mm rainfall from 8.30 am on Saturday to 8.30 am on Sunday, officials said

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 2 August, Day 10 schedule of Indian athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 2 August, Day 10 schedule of Indian athletes

Here's the complete schedule of Tokyo Olympics 2020 involving Indian athletes on 2 August.

Jammu and Kashmir govt lifts ban on Muharram procession after 3 decades, Shia Muslims split over decision
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Jammu and Kashmir govt lifts ban on Muharram procession after 3 decades, Shia Muslims split over decision

Kashmiri Shia politician Ruhullah Mehdi said if the Friday prayers and other major religious functions continue to be banned in wake of COVID-19 pandemic and 'this particular procession suddenly encouraged in isolation, I see nefarious designs behind it'

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Medal is a medal', PV Sindhu's father proud of daughter's consecutive podium finishes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Medal is a medal', PV Sindhu's father proud of daughter's consecutive podium finishes

Expressing his happiness over Sindhu securing her second successive Olympic medal, Ramana said said that he asked her to concentrate on her game against China's Bing Jiao in the bronze medal play-off.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: China’s Chen Yufei beats Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying to clinch women’s singles badminton gold
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: China’s Chen Yufei beats Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying to clinch women’s singles badminton gold

Taiwan had bagged their first-ever Olympic badminton medal the previous night with gold in the men's doubles competition.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first men’s 100m gold in post-Usain Bolt era
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins first men’s 100m gold in post-Usain Bolt era

Jacobs, 26, timed a European record of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in one of the most understated major championship 100m races of recent times.

COVID-19 pandemic: Anthony Fauci says more 'pain and suffering' ahead, but doesn't foresee more lockdowns
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COVID-19 pandemic: Anthony Fauci says more 'pain and suffering' ahead, but doesn't foresee more lockdowns

Fauci argued that the unvaccinated are affecting others because they're “allowing the propagation and the spread of the outbreak,” and pushed back against critics

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, warns South Korea-US drills will rekindle tensions
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Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, warns South Korea-US drills will rekindle tensions

Regular drills between Seoul and Washington have been a long-running source of animosities on the Korean Peninsula, with North Korea calling them an invasion rehearsal

Highlights, West Indies vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I in Guyana, Full cricket score: Match abandoned due to rain
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Highlights, West Indies vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I in Guyana, Full cricket score: Match abandoned due to rain

Follow the full scorecard and live ball-by-ball commentary on the 3rd Twenty20 International between West Indies and Pakistan on our live blog here.