Monday, October 18, 2021

Forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam is extremism, says Imran Khan

Karachi, October 24 (Dawn/ Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that forcibly converting Hindu girls to Islam after abducting them is “extremism” and a “wrongdoing" and not Islam. Extremists mistakenly believe that  forcibly converting someone to Islam will bring them religious merit,” he said addressing the  Hindu community at a ceremony connected with  Diwali. “The PTI would empower...

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India v Pakistan: Is the hype worth it?

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu The apparent stage-fright that hits Pakistan’s batsmen has reduced all recent matches between the arch-rivals to duds. Moreover, when every game is pegged as a crunch match, you end up chewing more than you bite off.   Some years ago, a popular news channel in India ran a discussion, involving cricket experts and a general audience,...

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Milestones in 140 years of cricket

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Test cricket was born on March 15, 1877. We look back at some significant milestones in the game’s longest format. It all began at the now iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 15, 1877 when Australia took on England for the first ever officially recognised Test match. The first ball was bowled by Alfred Shaw to...

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Dhoni is known for surprises

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/NIA MS Dhoni is known for surprises. On Wednesday, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was watching his native Jharkhand take on Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Nagpur. After the game, he set out for some batting practice trying out various bats, in preparation for the limited-overs series against England beginning on January 15. He was his usual jovial...

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Is Ashwin one of India’s greatest bowlers?

By Kanishkaa Balachandran It might still be too early to include him in the elite list, but given his achievements in 2016 alone, Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is set to break more Indian records. At the start of this decade, Indian cricket was on the cusp of change. It was an adjustment not many would have looked forward to, with...

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Sri Lanka’s batsmen undone by lack of patience

Poor shot selection cost Sri Lanka the first Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, says Kanishkaa Balachandran When South Africa were bowled out for 286 early on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth, there was hope that the match could turn out to be more evenly matched than anticipated. Sri Lanka were...

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