Olympics fan ban: Athletes say show must go on

Sports bodies and athletes reacted with disappointment to the news there will be no spectators at the Tokyo Olympics but downplayed the potential impact on performances and said it was important that the global sporting showpiece went ahead. Organisers announced the decision to ban fans from Tokyo venues on Thursday as a resurgent novel coronavirus […]


Chamber for ‘international’ status to airport

The Agrofood Chamber of Commerce and Industry has stressed the need to notify Madurai airport as international airport. Upgradation and development of the airport is important for economic and industrial development of southern Tamil Nadu, it said in a press statement on Tuesday, Chamber president S. Rethinavelu said the upgradation would enable more direct international […]


CJI proposes an International Arbitration Centre in Hyderabad

Discussions held with Singapore Chief Justice on the subject, says Justice Ramana An International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in Hyderabad would be reality if the State government was ready to provide infrastructural facilities, said Chief Justice of India N. V. Ramana on Tuesday. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, in an informal discussion with Telangana […]


BRICS opposes exceptionalism: China

Beijing frames BRICS Ministers’ statement as opposing the West, emphasises on multilateralism China on Monday sought to frame a joint statement from the Foreign Ministers of the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] countries, who met virtually last week, as standing in opposition to what Beijing has increasingly hit out at “bloc politics” […]


No overseas spectators for Tokyo Olympics?

Japan’s government will decide whether to let overseas spectators attend the Summer Olympics in Tokyo by the end of March, Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa said on Wednesday. Her comments were echoed by the head of the organising committee for the Games, Seiko Hashimoto, who said she would like to reach the decision by March 25. […]


International Women’s Day: Women of Bilal Bagh to take to the stage

They are part of the cast of Safdar Hashmi’s play Aurat Safdar Hashmi’s play Aurat, a commentary on patriarchy, was first staged in 1970, but remains relevant even five decades later. On International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, the Bengaluru-based Theatre for Change will be staging their version of Aurat. What makes iteration of […]


The Hindu International Education Fair on Jan. 25

Participants can take mock GMAT, GRE Students looking for a unique opportunity to interact with universities and consular officials from across the globe can head to The Hindu International Education Fair, which is scheduled to be held at Taj Vivanta Hyderabad in Begumpet on January 25 from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. In addition to […]


Ganguly, ready to once again lead India from the front

From the dressing room to the board room, former India captain Sourav Ganguly’s effortless transition into the highest echelons of cricket administration is a throwback to the days of his artistic offside play. Like he would bisect a packed seven-man offside field in his heydays, leaving fans and teammates in awe and opponents clueless, Ganguly […]