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September 20, 2021

Delhi Master Plan 2041: What will it take to create a real connect between Yamuna and city dwellers?

The Yamuna river has always been a central feature of urbanisation and development in Delhi. Though long relegated as the backyard of the city, there have been several attempts to recentre it through recent riverfront and Master Plans. In the city’s recently released Master Plan for 2041, it occupies a central position in its section on environment. Can the Yamuna be integrated into Delhi’s daily life and experience like the Hooghly is to Kolkata? Kolkata today produces roughly half its vegetables within the city through…

La Liga: Ronald Araujo’s last-gasp goal helps lacklustre Barcelona salvage a point against Granada

Ronald Koeman defended his direct tactics after being accused of betraying Barcelona’s attacking traditions in a 1-1 draw at home to Granada on Monday. Koeman brought Gerard Pique off the bench at Camp Nou to play up front alongside Luuk de Jong, with Ronald Araujo, another central defender, also thrown into the attack as Barca sent in 54 crosses in search of an equaliser. Araujo finally headed home in injury-time after Domingos Duarte had given Granada an early lead but the whistles at the end from the Barcelona fans…

IPL 2021: ‘We can’t be rusty as professionals, it’s a wake-up call’ – Virat Kohli on RCB’s loss

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Monday rued his side’s batting collapse in a nine-wicket drubbing by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and termed it a wake-up call for the team. Electing to bat, RCB were all out for a paltry 92 in Kohli’s 200th IPL game and KKR chased down the target in just 10 overs by reaching to 94/1 with Shubhman Gill (48) and debutant Venkatesh Iyer (41 not out) adding 82 runs for the opening wicket. “We were 42 odd for one and then lost about five wickets within 20 runs, which is a…

Punjab CM should be removed over sexual harassment accusation, says women’s panel chief

National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Monday noted an allegation of sexual harassment against newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and asked for his resignation, PTI reported. Sharma alleged that in 2018 Channi had sent an “inappropriate text message” to a woman Indian Administrative Service officer. The women’s panel chief said that she was “shocked and utterly disappointed” with the appointment of a “MeToo accused” to the chief minister’s post in Punjab. The #MeToo movement in…
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