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  • Kohli’s double century headlines India’s run feast in second Test

    NAGPUR: Virat Kohli coasted to his fifth double century as India’s frontline batsmen crushed Sri Lanka’s toothless attack to stay on course for an innings victory in the second Test in Nagpur on Sunday...

    Kohli smashed 213 while Rohit Sharma celebrated his return to the side after more than a year with an unbeaten 102 before the hosts declared their second innings closed on 610 for six on the third day for a commanding lead of 405
  • Battle of familiar foes headlines Champions League bill

    LONDON: Title-holders Real Madrid renew their long-time rivalry with Bayern Munich and Barcelona play Juventus in a rematch of the 2015 final when the Champions League quarter-finals get underway on Tuesday and Wednesday...

    As if a combined 16 European Cups weren’t enough, clash between Real and Bayern will also offer an intriguing duel between master and pupil
  • Facebook, I want my clickbait headlines back

    Facebook has stepped up its two-year-old anti-clickbait campaign, changing its news feed algorithm to weed out manipulative or deceptive headlines...

    Rather than reducing the distribution of links from which users quickly bounce back to Facebook (which means they were probably enticed to click and then disappointed), the company has tweaked the algorithm to look for phrases commonly used in clickbait headlines...

  • FESTIVAL: Creating headlines

    Seeing the problem within the media in Pakistan and India that trivialises and sensationalises news, he deferred to French journalist Truc as possibly having a different outlook, to which Truc jokingly responded: “So you mean European newspapers don’t trivialise, don’t scandalise?” Explaining how even though they try to be as neutral as possible at the Le Monde, a French daily newspaper, Truc pointed out that inevitably social media becomes...

  • Not #MakeinIndia but #HateinIndia: Only one story about India is making headlines

    Can we in India imagine an event similar to that staged in Berlin on May 10, 1933, when student groups affiliated with the ruling Nazi Party collected tens of thousands of books and then, with the active encouragement of Nazi police, burned them in a massive pyre? Why did they do that, you might ask?Their answer was simple: these books contained ideas that were “un-German,” that is, they did not fit the Nazi definition of the Fatherland and...

  • Work behind the headlines

    THE Financial Action Task Force’s meetings are bookended by much hysteria within and outside Pakistan...

    So where the Asia Pacific Group (APG) had also reportedly ‘found’ a grey list to add Pakistan to, the latest FATF meeting led one neighbouring media outlet to ‘discover’ a dark grey list...

  • Work behind the headlines

    THE Financial Action Task Force’s meetings are bookended by much hysteria within and outside Pakistan...

    So where the Asia Pacific Group (APG) had also reportedly ‘found’ a grey list to add Pakistan to, the latest FATF meeting led one neighbouring media outlet to ‘discover’ a dark grey list...

  • CRICKET: REBOOTING DOMESTIC CRICKET

    A failing domestic cricket system? Draft selection to the rescue...

    The draft system of selection has been a hit with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as its use in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cup and now the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy shows...

  • CRICKET: THE RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

    The arrival of a star-studded World XI this week in Lahore to play three T20 games marks the welcome return of international cricket to Pakistan after an agonising span of eight-and-a-half years...

    It was a telling absence as well for those who may not be crazy fans of the game but believe in their heart of hearts that cricket is a key catalyst in breeding social cohesion in a nation that has forever grappled with multiple ethnic,...

  • CRICKET: EATING AND DRINKING CRICKET IN COLOMBO

    Want to be bowled over by a soup named after Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Khan? Ready to face a Saurav Ganguly food platter? No, no one is inviting you to a buffet in a cricket field but, well, it comes close to that...

    Cricket Club Caf? (CCC as it is popularly known) has definitely led the way to re-invent the sport that the island nation of Sri Lanka venerates — cricket...

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