Srikanth settles for silver, Lee takes 3rd CWG gold

Newly-crowned World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth let slip the early advantage to settle for a silver medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games, going down to Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles summit clash here on Sunday. Srikanth had beaten Lee in the mixed team championships final earlier in the Games but the former…

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Chinese GP: Vettel leads as Hamilton loses place

Listen to live Chinese Grand Prix - Live - BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Safety car deployed - field bunched up Bottas leads after surprisingly leapfrogging Vettel during pit stops Bottas running with tyre damage Hamilton 4th and apologises to team over radio for losing place Both Toro Rossos collide Live Reporting Leaderboard

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First Rohingya family ‘returns to Myanmar’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption In neighbouring Bangladesh, sprawling camps house a city-sized population of refugees Myanmar says it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a UN warning that it is not safe to return. Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled across the border to escape a brutal military campaign that…

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Secular Hindu, secular Muslim

Though ‘secular’ and ‘religious’ are conceptually related, people differ on the nature of this relationship. For some, ‘secular’ means ‘anti-religious’. If so, nothing can be both secular and religious. To be secular, a state must be anti-religious. Likewise, a secular person must oppose religion. Strictly speaking, a secular Muslim or a secular Hindu is a…

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Pulling a fast one

These days every Kuppusamy, Munusamy and Mayilsamy is going on fast. So I thought, why can’t I also do it? I hereby notify the global media that I will also be observing a one-day fast, soon. I will announce the exact date later, after I finalise the menu. In the meantime, do send me suggestions.…

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