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Twitter suspends more India accounts amid free speech debate

Technology
Twitter has suspended a portion of Indian accounts after it was served with several separate blocking orders by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the last 10 days related to massive farmer protestsBy KRUTIKA PATHI Associated PressFebruary 10, 2021, 9:20 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW DELHI -- Twitter said on Wednesday that it has suspended a portion of Indian accounts after it was served with several separate blocking orders by India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the last 10 days related to massive farmer protests.The social media company said in a statement that the accounts will continue to be accessible outside India. None of the suspended accounts belonged to journalists, news organizations, act...
Millions of defaults threaten microfinance’s future in India

Millions of defaults threaten microfinance’s future in India

Finance
In February 2020, unaware the coronavirus pandemic was about to wipe out her livelihood, Arpita Das borrowed Rs 1,60,000 to buy materials and equipment for her family fishing business in West Bengal. A few weeks later, demand for her prawns collapsed, leaving her unable to make the around Rs 12,800 monthly repayments to two microlenders. The 33-year-old mother of two, who’d never missed a payment since she started borrowing three years earlier, is now living off the vegetables and grains she grows on a plot of land outside the home she shares with her husband and his parents. With the whole family out of work, they’re unlikely to have any income unless she can borrow about Rs 1,00,000 for this year’s prawn harvest. During India’s initial three-month lockdown, one of Das’s lenders would cal...
Australia v India: Rishabh Pant & Shubman Gill lead tourists to stunning series win

Australia v India: Rishabh Pant & Shubman Gill lead tourists to stunning series win

Sports
Australia v India, the Gabba, Brisbane (day five)Australia 369 (Labuschagne 108, Paine 50) & 294 (Smith 55, Siraj 5-73)India 336 (Thakur 67, Sundar 62; Hazlewood 5-57) & 329-7 (Gill 91, Pant 89*)India won by three wicketsScorecardIndia pulled off an astonishing run-chase to inflict Australia's first defeat at the Gabba since 1988, win the fourth Test by three wickets and take one of the all-time great series.Needing 328, a Brisbane record run-chase, the injury-hit tourists got home with three overs to spare.Shubman Gill made 91 and Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 89.They win the series 2-1, keeping the Border-Gavaskar they won in Australia two years ago.It is perhaps one of the finest Test series wins by any away side, especially given the list of players unavailable to India by the t...
Australia v India: Rohit Sharma wicket leaves hosts on top

Australia v India: Rohit Sharma wicket leaves hosts on top

Sports
Australia v India, Brisbane (day two)Australia 369: Labuschagne 108, Paine 50; Natarajan 3-78, Sundar 3-89India 62-2: Rohit 44; Lyon 1-10India trail by 307 runsScorecardAustralia remain on top after a rain-shortened second day of the decisive fourth Test against India in Brisbane.After resuming on 274-5, the hosts added a further 95 runs before being bowled out, with captain Tim Paine making 50 and Cameron Green 47.India made a positive start in reply, reaching 60-1, but Rohit Sharma fell to Nathan Lyon for 44.The tourists were 62-2 at tea and heavy rain meant there was no further play after the interval.Australia remain favourites to win the Test and take the series 2-1, but any time lost favours India's hopes of a draw.They only need to avoid defeat in order to retain the Border-Gavaskar...
Australia v India: Hosts take control of third Test after fine bowling and fielding display

Australia v India: Hosts take control of third Test after fine bowling and fielding display

Sports
Third Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day three)Australia 338 & 103-2: Labuschagne 47*India 244: Gill 50, Pujara 50; Cummins 4-29Australia lead by 197 runsScorecardAustralia appear on course to win the third Test against India after a sublime bowling and fielding display on day three at the Sydney Cricket Ground.India were 195-4, trailing by 143 runs, but lost their last six wickets for just 49 runs to be dismissed for 244.World number one bowler Pat Cummins claimed four wickets and the home side pulled off three superb run outs to punish sloppy running by the tourists.Australia closed on 103-2, a lead of 197 runs.Marnus Labuschange remains unbeaten on 47, while Steve Smith is 29 not out.If Australia's two best batsmen continue to build on their fine partnership so far on day four, India ...