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SOUTH ASIA

Gunman opens fire at Dehli student protest against India’s citizenship law; 1 wounded

An unidentified man fired at a protest against India’s new citizenship law near a university in Delhi on Thursday, wounding one person, witnesses said, the first such incident in the capital city during more than a month of demonstrations. Witnesses said the man holding a gun shouted slogans against the protesters near Jamia Millia Islamia […]

Taliban kill 29 Afghan security personnel in renewed clashes

KABUL: At least 29 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in Taliban attacks that followed air and ground assaults by government forces on the Islamist group at the weekend. The surge in hostilities signals deadlock at stop-start peace talks involving US and Taliban negotiators in Doha. The Defence Ministry said on Sunday […]

SPORTS

‘Preparations continuing for T20 World Cup this year’

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said it is continuing preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Australia this year as planned and denied reports on Wednesday that a decision had been taken to postpone the event. Media reports in India said ICC members had come to an understanding that this […]

Tokyo Olympics just beginning race to reset themselves

TOKYO: Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked on Thursday about progress toward next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Games. “If you ask, are we just around the first corner of the 400-meter race, I cannot answer that question,” said Muto, speaking through an interpreter during an online news […]

India not at risk of losing 2021 World Cup over tax immunity

NEW DELHI: India is not at risk of losing hosting rights for next year’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup despite its cricket board’s failure to secure a tax exemption for the event, a key BCCI official has said. Tax exemptions for International Cricket Council (ICC) events are listed as a requirement in host agreements and the […]

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