Indian Premier League 2020 | RR vs CSK: 14-day quarantine didn’t help, says Dhoni on lack of batting time

His rival captain Steve Smith praised Jofra Archer’s big hits in the last over that eventually changed the game. The extended two-week quarantine of Chennai Super Kings unit did hamper his preparations as he didn’t get a chance to bat for a long time, said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after …

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Farm Bills | Government should bring in another Bill or amend current one, says RSS-affiliate SJM

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), which is affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has termed the three Farm Bills cleared by both Houses of Parliament amid much protest by the Opposition as good in intent, but that certain changes should be made to the Bills in order to offer protection …

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Chinese tycoon and Xi critic jailed for 18 years for graft

A Chinese tycoon who called President Xi Jinping a clown and criticised his handling of the coronavirus outbreak was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Ren Zhiqiang — once among the ruling Communist Party’s inner circle — disappeared from the public eye …

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Assange ‘hears voices’ in prison: psychiatrist

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained of hearing imaginary voices and music while detained in a high-security British prison, a psychiatrist who has interviewed him told his extradition hearing on Tuesday. Michael Kopelman, who has interviewed Mr. Assange around 20 times, said the former hacker would be a “very high” suicide …

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Labour scheme in Tibet has echoes of Xinjiang

Moves risk a ‘loss of cultural heritage’ in the politically sensitive region, says report China is forcing Tibetan farmers and herders into labour programmes similar to those used in troubled Xinjiang, a U.S. research institute alleged on Tuesday. The moves risk a “loss of cultural heritage” in the politically sensitive …

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Situation turning serious in State, says Pinarayi

The situation involving COVID-19 is turning out to be quite serious in the State and the scene in Thiruvananthapuram, which seems to be having the highest disease dissemination, is much graver, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. Thiruvananthapuram has been consistently reporting the highest number of cases daily and on …

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Xi defends China’s ambitions, warns of ‘clash of civilizations’

President Xi Jinping gave a robust defence of China’s ambitions on Tuesday in a speech to the U.N., warning against the perils of a “clash of civilizations” during a pandemic that has ripped through the world. In an opening address presaged by a demand by his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump …

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