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Messi tearfully confirms Barcelona exit, says Paris’ Saint-Germain could be a ‘possibility’

Messi, who teared up while making the announcement at a press conference Sunday, said he had done everything to stay with Barcelona including offering to take a 50% pay cut.
Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan | Photo: Twitter/@Olympics

Refugee at 15, Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan ensures record-breaking treble at Tokyo Olympics`

Hassan, who is of Ethiopian descent, won medals at the 1,500m, 5,000m & the 10,000m, the first athlete to do so in the middle and long distance events. 
India's Neeraj Chopra reacts during the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, on 7 August 2021 | Gurinder Osan | PTI

With Olympics ‘golden throw’, Subedar Neeraj Chopra could land promotion in Army

Neeraj Chopra, who belongs to 4 Rajputana Rifles, initially took to the javelin to lose weight. Now, he's earned India's first Olympics gold in athletics.
India's Neeraj Chopra with the gold medal after winning the men's javelin throw final at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, on 7 August 2021 | PTI Photo

‘Feels unbelievable, didn’t know it would be gold’ — Neeraj Chopra says after Olympic win

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed the young javelin thrower's 'unparalleled grit' for the landmark gold-winning feat at the Tokyo Games.
India's Neeraj Chopra during the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Saturday on 7 August 2021

Neeraj Chopra bags 1st gold for India at Tokyo Olympics by winning men’s javelin throw event

He threw a distance of 87.58 meters at the Tokyo Olympics to become the first Indian to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia finishes his Olympic debut with bronze, beats Daulet Niyazbekov

With Punia's podium-finish, Indian wrestlers matched their best performance at the Olympics. Sushil Kumar had won a silver while Yogeshwar Dutt clinched a bronze in the 2012 edition.

‘Please everyone, stop crying’ — PM Modi tells Indian women’s hockey team during phone call

PM Modi congratulated the team and said that their hard work and sweat might not have got India a medal but the team has become an inspiration for crores of girls in the country.
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Indian golfer Aditi Ashok holds second position after round 3, in race for Olympic medal

The other Indian golfer in fray, Diksha Dagar remained in the lower half of the leaderboard after an erratic one-over 72, her third successive over-par card of the week.
Indian women hockey players at the Tokyo Olympics on 6 August, 2021| PTI

Indian women’s hockey team loses 3-4 to Great Britain at Tokyo Olympics bronze match

The heartbreak came a day after the Indian men's team ended a 41-year-old medal drought by clinching bronze with a 5-4 win over Germany.

India’s Deepak Punia misses out on bronze in wrestling at his maiden Olympics

The 22-year-old wrestler was leading 2-1 in the bronze medal bout Thursday but San Marino’s Myles Nazem Amine snatched away the victory in the last moments.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
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RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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