IAF carries out long-range precision strike against practice target to mark Balakot anniversary
The Indian Air Force carried out a long-range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations, sources said on Saturday. The strike was carried out by members of the squadron which conducted the air strikes on terror launch pads in Balakot in Pakistan.
Off-the-field 'doosra': Ashwin lashes out at pitch critics
India off-spinner R Ashwin's media interaction on Saturday turned a bit bitter at one point after an English journalist asked him about the pitch and whether the cricketer thought the pitch for the third Test was good. Ashwin called on people to stop buying the narrative of pitches that help turn from the first day not being good, from players and media abroad.
Mentality of this Indian team is like Australia in the 90s: Darren Gough
Former England pacer Darren Gough has compared the mentality of the current Indian side to the Australian outfit of the 1990s, saying Virat Kohli's men know how to "get a team by the throat and win, win, win". Gough, who had captured seven wickets to help England beat West Indies in two days at Headingley in 2000, said the recent twin defeats in India will leave England mentally "fragile".
Foreign skeet coach abandons Indian shooters before Olympics
Italian skeet coach Ennio Falco will not train Indian shooters preparing for this year's Olympic Games as he has joined the Qatar national squad, an official of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said on Saturday.
Single-phase poll in Bengal if BJP voted to power: Dilip Ghosh
"The eight-phase poll in the state is to ensure a free and fair election. Political violence unleashed by the TMC is rampant in the state," Dilip Ghosh said during a 'chai pe charcha' (discussion over tea) session. The BJP MP said it will be a matter of pride if the polls are conducted in a single-phase.
Vijay Hazare: Prerak slams 174 as Saurashtra thrash Chandigarh by 62 runs
Middle-order batsman Prerak Mankad on Saturday took Eden Gardens by storm with a sensational 174 to power Saurashtra to a 62-run win over Chandigarh in a group E clash of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here.
Don't lower guard, deal firmly with violations: Centre tells states amid fresh spurt in Covid cases
The Centre on Saturday advised states and UTs reporting a surge in Covid-19 cases to not lower their guard, enforce Covid appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with violations. "Six states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat- have shown a surge in new cases in the last 24 hours," the Union health ministry said in a statement.