Yang Fangxu, who tested positive for the prohibited blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), will not be able to help China's women defend their title at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games next summer and her career is almost certainly over
Questions will be asked and fingers will be pointed at Prithvi Shaw, but let's forget his "inadvertent" crime and know seven incredible things about the prodigious opener
Prithvi Shaw, who made a rousing start to his international career by scoring a hundred on Test debut last year, took to Twitter to share an emotional message after the BCCI handed him a doping suspension on Tuesday
Test opener Prithvi Shaw had consumed a basic over the counter cough syrup during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament due to severe cough and cold. The medicine (prohibited by WADA) consists of Terbutaline which can be consumed if the athlete in question avails a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) certificate in advance.
But other global sporting bodies such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have revoked their own suspensions of Russia
Apart from the five track-and-field athletes, weightlifter Poonam Dalal has also failed the dope test.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.