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September 16, 2021

How states flail and fail: What Modi and Shah could learn from the Afghanistan tragedy

For those wondering, if there are any sub-regional or national lessons for South Asian nations to draw from Afghanistan’s own condition after the US military pulled out and the Taliban took over the country, the clear answer is: Yes, there are. These lessons related to internalising processes of “state-institution building”; the need to avoid coercive forms of top-down governance without local cooperation and community support, and recognising the counterproductive economic effects of heavy foreign aid dependence. Let’s…

Europa Conference League: Spurs held by Rennes in first game, Roma run riot in new competition

Substitute Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equaliser allowed Tottenham Hotspur to come away with a 2-2 draw from their trip to France to play Rennes in the new Europa Conference League on Thursday. Loic Bade’s own goal had given Spurs the lead in Brittany but Flavien Tait equalised and Gaetan Laborde put Rennes ahead in the 72nd minute. That lead was swiftly cancelled out by Hojbjerg and in the circumstances it is a good result for Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham after their 3-0 drubbing at Crystal Palace last weekend. “It was not…

West Bengal will protect India, says Mamata Banerjee as she criticises BJP’s ‘divisive politics’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of playing divisive politics and claimed that she did not “bring religion into politics”, PTI reported. Ahead of the bye-election in the Bhabanipur constituency in Kolkata, Banerjee sought to win over voters from different communities. She spoke to the members of the Gujarati, Jain and Marwari communities. Earlier this week, she had visited a mosque and a gurdwara. Banerjee said in Bhabanipur that the BJP raised questions about her…

Data check: Virat Kohli’s record as captain for India in T20 Internationals

Virat Kohli announced on Thursday that he will give up India’s T20 International captaincy after the T20 World Cup that starts in the United Arab Emirates next month. “I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket,” Kohli said on Twitter. “Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all three formats and captaining regularly for last five to six years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully…

Europa League: Napoli rally to draw with Leicester, Lyon down Rangers in opener

Victor Osimhen scored twice as Napoli came from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw at Leicester, while Lyon cruised to a 2-0 win at Rangers on the opening night of the Europa League group stages. Earlier, Celtic threw away a two-goal lead to lose 4-3 to Real Betis and West Ham were convincing 2-0 winners away to Dinamo Zagreb. Leicester just missed out on Champions League football for a second consecutive season as they finished fifth in the Premier League last term. But the Foxes are keen to go further than their run to the…
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