3rd T20I: India target clean sweep against South Africa

Just a few hours after recording their maiden T20I series win at home against South Africa in Guwahati, India will look to achieve their first-ever clean sweep against the Proteas in the inconsequential third and final T20I at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

India’s baby girls are no longer at greater risk than boys

India, which had the ignominious reputation of being the only country in the world where a larger proportion of girls below the age of one died than boys, finally saw its male and female infant mortality rate (IMR) equalise in 2020. In 16 states, IMR remained higher for female babies than males, but the gap had reduced since 2011.

IAF scrambles jets after bomb alert on Iran flight

The Mahan Air flight W581, after hovering for around 40 minutes, was later allowed to continue on its pre-determined route to Guangzhou in China after Iranian authorities told their Indian counterparts to “disregard the bomb scare”, which was fake, officials said.

North Korea fires intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan

The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as the missile appeared to have flown over and past its territory before falling into the Pacific Ocean. It said it did not use any defence measures to destroy the missile, which was the first to fly over or past Japan from North Korea since 2017.