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Remains of soldier who went missing in ’84 at Siachen found

As India readies to celebrate its 76th Independence Day, a 63-year-old woman in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani woke up on Sunday to the news that the remains of her husband, a soldier martyred at the world’s highest battlefield Siachen in 1984, have finally been found.

 (HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 15, 2022 01:28 PM IST
ByAnkur Sharma, Haldwani

Why the tri-series has disappeared from international cricket

India’s scheduling history against Zimbabwe is indicative of a larger trend where triangular or quadrangular tournaments have almost come to a complete halt.

Shubman Gill (L) with Shikhar Dhawan(ICC Twitter)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 07:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sreeja on her tears and the CWG high

Dejected after losing her singles bronze playoff in the Birmingham Games, she looks back at bouncing back to win the mixed doubles gold with senior pro Sharath Kamal.

India's Sreeja Akula competes during the women's bronze medal table tennis match at CWG 2022(AP)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 07:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

A left-arm fast caution for India batters

India’s right-handed batters aren’t the worst players of left-arm pace in white-ball cricket but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have worrying numbers.

Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan and Virat Kohli of India shake hands. (Getty)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 07:15 PM IST
By, Kolkata

The scorching truth of Rushdie’s ordeal

The attack on author Salman Rushdie results from judgment blinded by intolerance. We need honesty to see that the greats of history apart, it is innocents who will suffer if intolerance is not stopped from becoming violent

That the author of Midnight’s Childrenshould be battling for his life as the 75th anniversary of that defining hour draws near makes Salman Rushdie a figure in history. He has moved from the columns of literature to the casements of history (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 14, 2022 07:13 PM IST

There’s a lot to fix before India turns 100

In recent years, social gaps have widened. Economic inequality has also grown; 57% of the nation’s overall wealth is in the hands of a mere 10% of the population. Even the official data on those living below the poverty line mocks the impoverished

People visit the India Gate, New Delhi, August 13, 2022 (PTI)
Updated on Aug 14, 2022 07:10 PM IST

May the force be with India

India has achieved a lot in the last 25 years. However, to flourish further, the country must nurture its ability to deal with diversity

A girl walks carrying Indian flag along with army soldiers during a ceremony to celebrate 75 years of India's Independence in Mumbai, August 14, 2022 (AP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2022 07:10 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Taliban in Kabul: A year on, challenges remain

India should stick to its stated position that the focus will be on the Afghan people, including meeting their growing needs for food and medical care, and a more liberal visa regime, while it works to safeguard its national security interests

A Taliban fighter guards a gate after a gathering attended by Afghanistan's Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund and Minister for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Sheikh Mohammad Khalid at the former presidential palace, Kabul, August 13, 2022 (AFP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2022 07:11 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

CWG golds in pocket, Jeremy and Sheuli get set for a friendly duel

The 67kg class in which Jeremy competes is no longer an Olympic category. It means the 19-year-old will move to the 73kg division, where a duel with Sheuli awaits.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga with Achinta Sheuli(PTI)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 05:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Damned United! A Manchester story

Worst away record since 1936 is a pointer to how deep the crisis is at the Premier League’s most successful club.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks round after the end of the English Premier League game against Brentford(AP)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 04:07 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Avinash Sable on vital exposure training at Colorado Springs

The 27-year-old speaks of how everything came together to make his 3000m steeplechase final at the Commonwealth Games memorable.

Avinash Sable poses for a photo with a silver medal that he won in the 3000m men's steeplechase event, at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022(ANI)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 12:01 AM IST
ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

At 75, let’s take Bharat to the pinnacle of its glory

What is the content of Swa (selfhood) that will fulfill the purpose of our Independence? What will be the nature of our power on the global stage? How can we prepare society for our global role?

Only an egalitarian and exploitation-free society can possess the strength to protect its freedom. (Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 11:44 PM IST

Taking a mental note of the game

Paddy Upton’s appointment once again underlines the need to monitor mental wellness.

File photo of Paddy Upton.(Twitter/RajasthanRoyals)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 10:03 PM IST
By, Kolkata

In Bihar, The BJP of 2015 is not the BJP of today. But challenges remain

The BJP should not be surprised by his move. However, the party quickly get its house in order and put its ear to the ground in the state.

Nitish Kumar. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 07:32 PM IST

Distantly Close | Decoding the politics of Nitish Kumar of 2022

Nitish’s about turn is a sequel to his failed bid to block Modi in 2014

In seeking to reverse the clock, Kumar has put the battle bomb on the table. Time will tell how many among the non-BJP parties willingly make a wager on him. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 07:28 PM IST
By Vinod Sharma

India at 75: Looking back to look ahead

India at 75 is a time to assess our successes and failures, but also to ask what sort of country have we become. These are not issues that can yield definitive answers. Each person is likely to have his own and for him, it’s the correct one.

No doubt it’s our achievements we will remember. That’s understandable. But even if we don’t speak about it, let’s not forget where we went wrong. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 06:12 PM IST

What a Taiwan crisis means for the global chip race

With Taiwan and China being key parts of the global semiconductor ecosystem, how will increased cross-Strait tensions affect the industry?

With the world recovering from a chip shortage and industry ramping up supply to pre-pandemic levels, can we afford another supply chain shock to the industry? (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 06:09 PM IST

Just Like That | Notes on our longing for rain, of civil debate, and of rakhi

Of our love for dark clouds, darkened skies, and the rain; the need for sabhya samvad or civil debates; and the tradition of Raksha Bandhan.

In more recent times, who can ever forget the song Zindagi bhar nahin bhoole gi woh barsaat ki raat, from the eponymous film Barsaat Ki Raat, where the ethereal Madhubala meets Bharat Bhushan, on a rain-filled night? (YouTube)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 05:38 PM IST

Book Box: How Independent is Serena Williams?

Examine biological, political, social, and cultural independence with these 4 books. And celebrate India’s 76th Independence Day, with your children, with these 2 books.

Serena Williams. (Reuters)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 05:05 PM IST

Will Shami fit into India's T20 World Cup plans?

Mohammad Shami will have to jump the queue to make it to the World Cup. For that being second best won't suffice.

India's Mohammed Shami (AP)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 10:42 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Birmingham 2022 will become the mirror held up to Indian athletics

Nothing frightens Indian sports officials more than the athletes becoming bigger than them, freed off the shackles, and to mix another metaphor, even off their leash.

Avinash Sable (L) at CWG 2022(Team India Twitter)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 10:51 PM IST
BySharda Ugra

For Gill, the triple jump 1-2 had a special touch

India's first triple jump medallist at CWG, Mohinder Singh Gill, believes the current crop is primed for greater success.

Mohinder Singh Gill
Published on Aug 12, 2022 09:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

It is Tejashwi’s, not Nitish’s, make or break chance

As the leader of the largest party in Bihar and with a long political career ahead of him, how the RJD scion carves out a space for himself in the shadow of Nitish Kumar will determine whether the change of guard in the state is just a blip on the radar or has the potential to be a turning point

The RJD faces several challenges. Tejashwi Prasad Yadav will need immense patience and creative energy to tackle them. Nitish Kumar can impart lessons in the art of political management, but Tejashwi will have to grow as a political man on his own (PTI)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 06:56 PM IST

IPL media rights: How cricket’s most valued e-auction was set up

A behind-the-scenes look at the e-auction reveals how a host of technologies from encryption, storage, masking and salting were used to keep the bidding transparent.

IPL Trophy.(IPL)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 08:01 PM IST

You have to look at where we started: Tarpley on the equal pay fight

Widely recognized as one of the most decorated soccer players o fall-time, Tarpley’s USWNT career included two gold medals and 125 international appearances

Lindsay Tarpley
Published on Aug 12, 2022 06:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

The method in India’s captaincy madness

Eight captains since the 2021 T20 World Cup gives a measure of the thorough audition for the top job

KL Rahul(Getty)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 06:34 PM IST
By, Kolkata

The delay in appointing a new CDS is disappointing

While it is true that General Rawat had some qualities that led to his appointment first as the Indian Army chief and then as the CDS. But there are, at any given time, at least a dozen senior personnel who are capable of taking up the job

In his 2019 Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi came up with the surprise announcement of a CDS who would be the permanent chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) and principal adviser to the defence minister. He would administer all tri-service organisations, including those of cyber and space, and also be the military adviser to the Nuclear Command Authority. (Manish Swarup/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 06:12 PM IST

India must strengthen its ties with Taiwan

The impact of China’s ratcheting up the tensions is not limited to Taiwan or India; it will have repercussions on the entire Indo-Pacific region. For now, urging China to maintain the status quo and refrain from escalation might suffice, but this situation allows India to rethink the Taiwan policy

While India has a policy of refraining from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, it is also becoming evident that India doesn’t consider Taiwan China’s internal matter. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 06:06 PM IST
BySana Hashmi

The Art and Science of Fitness | The do’s and don’ts of exercising on a hot day

On a hot summer day on a long slow run, my body began to heat up. Had I not known what to do in those circumstances, things could have taken a turn for the worse. Here's what I did.

The simple act of pouring cold water on your face and drinking ice cold water quickly sends blood flowing back to your core and maintains the crucial oxygen supply to your gut, heart and brain, reducing the body’s core temperature. (AP)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 06:02 PM IST

Technology giants should be regulated

The only question is how, for the chosen model should balance individual freedoms with accountability and responsibility, and innovation and scale with free and fair competition

At the heart of this debate is the insistence by social media companies that they be treated as intermediaries, not as publishers although they exercise editorial discretion any time they take down a user’s post, and although much of their revenue comes from advertising. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 05:56 PM IST
ByHT Editorial
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