Tokyo 2020 LIVE: Manika Batra, Sumit Nagal In Action For India On Day 4

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manika Batra will be aiming to build on her winning run on Monday.© AFP The Indian contingent will be aiming to bounce back from their below-par showing on Sunday to a more high-octane display on Day 4 of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Monday (July 26). Table tennis star Manika Batra will be hoping to build on her resurgent form in her women’s singles third round fixture. Meanwhile, Sumit Nagal will be up against Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev in the men’s singles second round. The Indian women’s hockey…

Tokyo Olympics Day 4: Manika Batra, Sumit Nagal Lead India’s Campaign

The fourth day of Tokyo Olympics 2020, which got underway on Monday, will see Manika Batra headline the Indian campaign at the Games. Manika Batra staged a comeback in her women’s singles second round match against world number 32 Margaryta Pesotka, losing in the first two games but bouncing back to win 4-11, 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7. The paddler will be up against Sofia Polcanova of Austria. Day Four will also see Sharath Kamal feature in the men’s singles second round. Moreover, Sutirtha Mukherjee will have her women’s singles…

London Cops “Dealing With Numerous Floods In The East” As Storms Roll In

<!– –> The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning across London, surrounding counties London: Buses and cars were left stranded when roads across London flooded on Sunday, as repeated thunderstorms battered the British capital. Emergency services were battling “significant flooding across London”, Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted, adding that all public transport services were affected and advising people to avoid walking or driving through flooded areas. Social media users posted videos of partially submerged vehicles in southwest London, with more heavy rain set to fall as a band of…

South Africa Has “Largely” Passed Peak Of Third Covid Wave: President

<!– –> A nighttime curfew remains in place in South Africa and face masks are still mandatory (File) Johannesberg: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said the country had “largely” passed the peak of its third coronavirus wave and eased restrictions, including a ban on alcohol sales. The continent’s worst virus-hit country went back into a partial lockdown last month to stem an unprecedented Covid-19 resurge widely attributed to the Delta variant. Ramaphosa on Sunday said the average number of daily new infections had stood around 12,000 over the…

US General Vows To Continue Air Strikes Supporting Afghan Troops

<!– –> US military will continue giving logistical support to Afghan air force beyond August 31 (File) Kabul: The United States will continue air strikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, a top US general said Sunday, as the insurgents press on with offensives across the country. Since early May, violence has surged after the insurgents launched a sweeping assault just days after the US-led foreign forces began their final withdrawal which is now almost complete. The Taliban’s deadly assault has seen the insurgents capture scores of districts,…

No Pathway To Reach Paris Agreement Goal Without G20 Leadership: UN Chief

<!– –> World needs a clear commitment to the 1.5-degree goal of Paris Agreement from G20 nations, UN Chief said New York: UN chief Antonio Guterres Sunday called on the Group of Twenty (G20) countries on the issue of climate action, adding that he sees no pathway to reach Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degrees Celsius goal without the leadership of the G20 nations. “The world urgently needs a clear and unambiguous commitment to the 1.5-degree goal of the Paris Agreement from all G20 nations. There is no pathway to this goal…

Over 3.6 Lakh Evacuated From Shanghai As City Faces Typhoon In-Fa

<!– –> Strong blasts of wind toppled trees, ripping off billboards and breaking windows Beijing: Typhoon In-Fa stalled traffic in Shanghai and forced the evacuation of over 3,60,000 people from coastal areas, local media reported Sunday. The typhoon made landfall on the coast of Zhejiang province Sunday afternoon and is moving northwest at 6.2 miles per hour, Xinhua news agency reported. Shanghai authorities declared the second-highest “orange” danger alert. Strong blasts of wind toppled trees, ripping off billboards and breaking windows. The wind and rainfall are expected to worsen. Two…

BJP MP Apologises After Angry Facebook Outbursts Against Senior Leaders

<!– –> Saumitra Khan had been maintaining a low profile ever since his Facebook posts Kolkata: Days after angry outbursts on social media against BJP leaders Suvendu Adhikari and Dilip Ghosh, the party’s state youth wing chief Saumitra Khan on Sunday offered a public apology for his remarks and vowed to launch a more intense movement against the ruling Trinamool Congress. The MP from Bengal’s Bishnapur, who had resigned as BJYM president only to withdraw it later on the insistence of the central leadership, had been maintaining a low profile…

Trinamool Welcomes Congress Tweet On Pegasus Snooping Row

<!– –> Mamata Banerjee will likely meet several opposition leaders in Delhi, including Sonia Gandhi (File) Kolkata: Amid the ongoing row over suspected snooping through Pegasus spyware, a tweet by the Congress underlining that Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee was “targeted” by the spyware ahead of the Bengal Assembly polls as “the Modi government’s insecurities are endless”, was on Sunday welcomed by the state’s ruling party. The tweet, which came a day before the TMC chief’s trip to Delhi, assumes significance as the two parties have been sending feelers…

Magnitude 4 Earthquake Hits Sikkim

<!– –> No casualties and loss to property have been reported so far (Representational) Gangtok: An earthquake of magnitude-4 jolted Sikkim Sunday evening, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property, officials said. The quake, which struck the northeastern state around 8:30 pm, had its epicentre 11 km southwest of the state capital Gangtok, they said. Further details are awaited. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)