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July 14, 2021

Cricket: Danni Wyatt’s 56-ball 89 powers England to T20I series win over India

Opener Danni Wyatt smashed an unbeaten 89 off only 56 balls to overshadow an elegant 70 by Smriti Mandhana as England claimed an easy eight-wicket victory over India in the third T20 International to wrap up the series 2-1 at Chelmsford.Having already lost the three-match ODI series by the same margin, the Indian women under Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur have now lost four successive white-ball series.India posted 153/6 in their 20 overs after winning the toss and England chased the target down in 18.4 overs to clinch the…

Tokyo Olympics: Virus cluster at Japan hotel hosting Brazilian Olympians

At least eight staff at a Japanese hotel hosting Brazil’s Olympic judo team have tested positive for coronavirus, local officials said Thursday.Health and sports officials at Hamamatsu city, west of Tokyo, said virus screenings were done before the judo delegation of around 30 members arrived there on Saturday.None of the infected individuals came in contact with the athletes, they said.The news comes as Tokyo prepares to host the Olympic Games mostly behind closed doors, with strict anti-infection measures placed on…

‘Malik’ review: Style trumps matters in gangster saga led by Fahadh Faasil

A reputed cast led by the redoubtable Fahadh Faasil, an epic narrative that spans decades, a preference for grittiness over glamour in examining the rise of a coastal gangster – Mahesh Narayanan’s Malik is, at the very least, highly ambitious. The new movie from the Malayalam director of Take Off and C U Soon is very slick, perhaps too much so. Style trumps substance and a cause-and-effect dynamic overtakes psychological shading, leaving us with several beautifully staged and filmed scenes that please the eye but barely…

Covid-19: Delta sub-lineages unlikely to be more transmissible than main variant, says panel

The sub-lineages of Delta variant of the coronavirus – AY.1 and AY.2 – are not likely to be more transmissible than the Delta strain itself, said the Indian Sars-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, or INSACOG. The body is a consortium of 10 laboratories that conducts genome sequencing of Covid-19 infections. “They also continue to be below 1% in available sequences from June in India,” INSACOG said in a bulletin. The AY.1 sub-lineage is commonly known as the Delta plus variant.INSACOG added that there was also no indication that the…

Mehul Choksi lands in Antigua and Barbuda after getting bail in Dominica

New Delhi, July 15 Diamantaire Mehul Choksi has landed in Antigua and Barbuda, where he has been staying since 2018 after leaving India, after 51 days of custody in neighbouring Dominica for illegal entry which his lawyers claim was a kidnapping plan, local media reported. Choksi, 62, was given bail by Dominica High Court to travel back to Antigua for seeking medical help from a neurologist based there. After depositing bail money of EC Dollars 10,000, Choksi in a shirt and shorts flew back to Antigua in a chartered…
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