England, India cricketers bicker over 'Mankad' controversy
The fallout from the controversial ending to the women’s one-day international series between England and India shows no sign of ending. India secured victory in the third ODI at Lord’s on Saturday — and thereby clinched the series 3-0 — when spinner Deepti Sharma stopped in her delivery stride to run out England’s Charlie Dean as she backed up at the non-striker’s end in readiness to run. This rare form of dismissal — known as a “Mankad” after Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankad, who first enacted it — is legitimate but is widely considered to be unsporting.news.yahoo.com
Yadav, Kohli lead India to T20 series win against Australia
Suryakumar Yadav’s rapid half-century led India to a six-wicket win over Australia with one ball remaining in their Twenty20 decider for a 2-1 series victory. Yadav smacked 69 off 36 balls and put on 104 runs with Virat Kohli off 62 deliveries as India scored 187-4 in 19.5 overs. Kohli hit a 48-ball 63.news.yahoo.com
The parents of a 16-year-old YouTuber in India livestreamed a tearful plea for help after she disappeared. Within hours, police found her, reports say.
Parents of Indian YouTuber Kavya Yadav, known as "Bindass Kavya," announced that their daughter was missing before she was found by police.news.yahoo.com
India leaves Asia Cup on high note after Kohli's century
Virat Kohli recorded his first international hundred in nearly three years as India bowed out of the Asia Cup with a massive 101-run win over Afghanistan on Thursday. Kohli, who made his last international century in November 2019 during a test match against Bangladesh, hit a blistering unbeaten 122 off just 61 balls and anchored India to 212-2. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled one of best spells in Twenty20 cricket by grabbing 5-4 with his brilliant swing bowling upfront before Afghanistan reached 111-8 and gave India its second-biggest win ever in a T20 international.news.yahoo.com
2 high-rise towers in India demolished for violating laws
Two high-rise apartment towers in India were leveled to the ground in a controlled demolition on Sunday after the country's top court declared them illegal for violating building norms, officials said. More than 1,500 families vacated their apartments in the area more than seven hours before the nearly 100-meter- (328 feet) tall towers crumbled inward by the impact of the implosion. “Largely, everything is OK,” said Ritu Maheshwari, a government administrator, after the demolition.news.yahoo.com
Protests in India against release of 11 convicted rapists
Hundreds of people have demonstrated in several parts of India to protest a recent government decision to free 11 men who had been jailed for life for gang raping a Muslim woman during India’s devastating 2002 religious riotswashingtonpost.com
Why India Blows Hot and Cold in Dealing With Crypto
Until this year, India was one of the fastest-growing markets for crypto assets. Then in April the government began to tax crypto transactions and volumes on local exchanges collapsed. The government presented the tax move as an opportunity to formalize the asset class. It also made crypto trading prohibitively expensive. The decision comes amid a drumbeat of criticism of the industry by government officials and regulators. Some of the most withering attacks have come from India’s central bank awashingtonpost.com
Indian woman condemns release of her convicted rapists
A Muslim woman who was gang raped while pregnant during India’s devastating 2002 religious riots has appealed to the government to rescind its decision to free 11 men who had been jailed for life for committing the crime, after they were released on suspended sentences.
Lehman Center celebrates 40th season serving the Bronx, NY
Over the last decade, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has served the Latino population in the Bronx by hosting stars including José Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa and La India, while attracting a wider audience with acts like Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson.