India vs SA: Indian bowlers must deliver in 2nd T20I

With the new-look bowling department coming a cropper against an in-form South Africa batting line-up, especially the duo of David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen, in the first T20I, India’s stand-in skipper Rishabh Pant will hope to leave the ground with a smile on his face on Sunday night.

Mamata calls Presidential poll meet, raises eyebrows

In a move parallel to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s initiative to rally opposition parties for putting up a joint candidate in the presidential polls, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote to 22 politicians of non-BJP outfits for unity in the contest for Rashtrapati Bhavan, laying bare once again the fissures and the tendency for one-upmanship within the anti-Modi camp.

Ahead of WTO meet, India upset over agriculture text

Ahead of the meeting, India is also unhappy with the text on agriculture, which has flagged the issue of export restrictions, and questioning the need to raise an issue when it is already provided for in WTO agreements. Further, India is seeking a window for using the stocks lying with the FCI for government-to-government sales to countries that are facing a food shortage, something that has not been taken on board.

Live: US, Germany ease Covid rules for int’l travellers

International travellers arriving in the US starting Sunday will no longer need to take Covid-19 test 24 hours before their flight departure time as is currently required, easing one of the last remaining Biden government mandates meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus.Stay with TOI for latest updates:

IIP growth at eight-month high but worries still linger

Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday showed the index of industrial production (IIP) rose an annual 7.1% in April, compared with an upwardly revised 2.2% in March. The sector had grown by 133.5% in April 2021 on the back of a very low base of 2020 when the Covid-19 induced lockdown had smothered economic activity and growth.