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India vs England: Bumrah returns to Trent Bridge with fresh targets to meet

India vs England: The last time Jasprit Bumrah played a Test match at Trent Bridge, the India pacer picked up a five-wicket-haul.

Can Jasprit Bumrah rediscover his spunk? (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 03, 2021 09:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Can India's batters return to their defensive strengths?

Ahead of the first Test of India's 5-match Test tour of England, the ability to counter swing with good technique will be key for India.

England's captain Joe Root (L) and India's captain Virat Kohli (R) pose with the Pataudi Trophy (CR) and the Test series trophy (CL) at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham.(Twitter)
Published on Aug 03, 2021 07:39 PM IST
BySanjay Manjrekar

An agenda for the ministry of cooperation

At the local level, cooperative societies should continue to cater to the needs of their members across segments of the primary sector. At the national level, they must emerge as organisations capable of competing with the behemoths of the private sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leader and minister of cooperation Amit Shah. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 06:46 PM IST
ByBandana Preyashi

A step towards solving India’s learning crisis

Many of us assume that higher classes and board examinations are the only critical parts of a child’s education journey. However, this assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. It is the early school years, between the ages 3-8 years, which are the most important

Representational image. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 06:45 PM IST
ByAshish Dhawan

The Odisha model of sporting excellence

With chief minister Naveen Patnaik taking the lead, Odisha has been the main sponsor of Indian hockey teams (both men and women, both senior and junior) in recent years. And this is now paying dividends

Indian players celebrate their victory against Australia during the women's field hockey quarterfinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 06:24 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Nitish Kumar ups the ante

There is a clear political subtext to Mr Kumar’s demands — the Bihar chief minister is keeping the BJP guessing about his intent in the 2024 election

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 06:23 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

The problem isn’t Delhi. It’s the Taliban

Engagement isn’t Delhi’s choice to make alone. The Taliban’s dependence on Pakistan, violence, and links with Kashmiri terror groups have strained contact

Afghan National Army soldiers unload food items and petrol oil from an Afghan Air Force Black Hawk helicopter at the hydroelectric Kajaki Dam in Kajaki, northeast of Helmand Province. (Representational image/AFP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 06:05 PM IST
ByAvinash Paliwal

Concrete, violations take toll on Delhi’s green giants

These towering trees, estimated to have been planted between 1920 and 1935 when New Delhi was being built, are among the 1,391 old and full-grown trees that were uprooted or died between 2015 and July 20 this year.

1395 trees, some of which were planted between 1920 and 1935, when New Delhi was being built, died or uprooted between 2015 and July 20 this year. sourced
Published on Aug 03, 2021 03:37 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Extreme rainfall events may increase: Experts

India experienced a spate of extreme rainfall events this July leading to flooding, landslides and loss of life in the Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra region

Most climate models agree that extreme rainfall events during monsoon months will increase. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 04:33 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Tokyo 2020: Indian women's hockey team books date with history

Every player in blue ran wildly across the turf; they hugged and they collapsed on the turf. They screamed in joy at the sky. Their coach cried.

Indian players celebrate their victory against Australia at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 11:01 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy, Tokyo

Tokyo 2020: Yes, you can have two golds

The only man putting his hands together to give Tamberi his beat was Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim, the double world champion high jumper, and the man the Italian was trying to defeat.

Joint gold medalists Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi (R) of Italy pose for a photo following the men's high jump final at Tokyo Olympics(AP)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 11:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Morocco’s Soufiane el Bakkali ends Kenya’s 3000m steeplechase domination

The last time Kenya entered the 3000m steeplechase and did not finish first was at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, 57 years ago.

Tokyo : Soufiane El Bakkali, of Morocco, celebrates after winning the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo.AP/PTI Photo(AP08_02_2021_000284B)(AP)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 10:03 PM IST

How ‘real coach’ Sjoerd Marjine gave India the will to fight

If this win was historic for the Indian women’s team, it was no less emotional for coach Marijne, who then rushed on to the turf, where the women sprinted towards him.

India coach Sjoerd Marijne(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 09:44 PM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Despite a normal monsoon so far, sowing worries persist

The headline rainfall statistic hides large regional variation in rainfall. Perhaps this is what explains the fact that progress of sowing for India’s winter crop or Kharif season is still short of normal sown area at this point of time

Experts believe that the next couple of weeks are going to be crucial as most of Kharif sowing should get completed by mid-August. (AP File)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 07:25 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha

In Bihar, all is not well in the NDA

Not a month has passed in the last eight months, since the NDA government was formed in Bihar, when a constituent of the NDA — the BJP, HAM-S and the VIP — has not voiced their dissent against the government. The fourth NDA constituent is CM Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain after oath ceremony for Cabinet expansion of NDA government at Raj Bhavan in Patna in February this year. (HT archive)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 07:19 PM IST

The politics of disruptions

It has been 11 working days and both Houses remain disrupted. There are another nine working days to go, and given the impasse, an immediate resolution doesn’t appear to be on the horizon

SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with BSP leaders stages a protest against farm laws, at Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 06:57 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

The ripple effect of gender inclusivity on India’s economy

Archaic gender norms which advocate gender segregation at a young age make the entry barriers for women into the workplace even tougher

Representational Image. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 07:00 PM IST
ByDeepshikha Batheja

When two democracies talk

The United States is willing to listen and learn, India is willing to talk about its domestic evolution. The relationship has matured

Representational image. (AP)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 06:17 PM IST
ByHarsh V Pant

States are the beating heart of climate action

The Centre can play an important supporting role by providing credible analysis on low-carbon policy choices to the states when required.

Representational image. (AFP)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 06:05 PM IST
ByNavroz K Dubash, Aditya Valiathan Pillai, and Parth Bhatia

Is July 2021 the best month for PMI manufacturing since the pandemic?

PMI values above 50 indicate an expansion in economic activity compared to previous month. The month on month increase in July PMI manufacturing value is also the highest since June 2020

Employees work at a production line of electronic panels at a factory. The fact that July 2021 PMI manufacturing value is greater than 50 means that level of economic activity, as captured by the five indices, was higher than what it was in June. (Representational image/REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 04:57 PM IST

Extreme weather linked to climate crisis shrivels farms

Changing climate patterns in India are a reality now, according to climatologists, and are also taking a toll on agriculture, which supports nearly half of all Indians.

Special Heavy rainfall causes flood in Chiplun of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra, on July 22. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 03, 2021 01:01 AM IST
By, New Delhi

HT Explains | How the Delta variant has changed the war against Covid

The variant has meant that a year when the world hoped to leave lockdowns behind, the need for them has become more pronounced than ever, especially in regions with unvaccinated, vulnerable populations

The variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first detected in India in late 2020. With genome sequencing of samples being scant, it is not clear how exactly it spread in the population at first, especially between late 2020 and March, 2021. (AP)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 02:13 PM IST

Tokyo 2020: How PV Sindhu added new tricks to her repertoire on way to bronze

PV Sindhu looked like she was under no pressure, countering aggressively at the net every time Bing Jiao came forward, mixing it up with her flicks, catching Bing Jiao wrong footed several times.

PV Sindhu returns a shot against He Bing Jiao of China. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Tokyo 2020: PV Sindhu, Indian hockey team underline super Sunday

A second Olympic medal for PV Sindhu. The Indian hockey team in the Olympic semi-finals for the first time since Munich 1972. For India, this was a super Sunday at Tokyo 2020.

PV Sindhu and Indian men's hockey team made Day 9 for India at the Tokyo Olympics memorable. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Games to stay on throne

With the England Test series, IPL and T20 World Cup packed in closely, the next few months of cricket could well determine the legacy of Virat Kohli's captaincy

With back-to-back series ahead of him, it will be a real test for India captain Virat Kohli. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:34 AM IST
ByRasesh Mandani, Mumbai

Tokyo 2020: Relief, euphoria and tears as Indian hockey team enters semi-finals

The Indian men’s hockey team broke a four-decade long shackle to put themselves in contention for an Olympic medal on Sunday.

Players of the Indian hockey team in a huddle. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:36 AM IST
ByAvishek Roy

Tokyo 2020: Thrown into a field of dreams

The importance of Kamalpreet to Indian sport cannot be overstated on a day when she will step into a circle 2.5m in diameter, with a 1kg disc in her hand, and look to hurl it beyond the margins of history.

Kamalpreet Kaur has a chance of making history on Monday. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:34 AM IST

Tokyo 2020: Of congratulations and celebrations

On a hot and humid night, world’s best track and field stars had lifted the spirits of an Olympics, which is badly in need of some buzz.

From Left: Silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah and bronze medalist Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:31 AM IST
ByAvishek Roy, Tokyo

'PR Sreejesh is my hero, beating Belgium is not a task we can't achieve'

PR Sreejesh was once again phenomenal in India's quarterfinal game against Great Britain, with former hockey captain V Baskaran expressing his admiration for the India goalkeeper.

Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran of Team India and Thomas Sorsby of Team Great Britain fist bump. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:32 AM IST
ByV Baskaran

Tokyo 2020: 'India's semi-final will feel like a gold medal match'

Former skipper Dhanraj Pillay reflects on the success of the Indian hockey men's team at the Tokyo Olympics.

Gurjant Singh of India celebrates with teammates Sumit, Hardik Singh and Shamsher Singh after scoring the team's second goal. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:30 AM IST
ByDhanraj Pillay
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