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Rajasthan gram panchayat elections: First phase of polling begins in 947 panchayats across state
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Rajasthan gram panchayat elections: First phase of polling begins in 947 panchayats across state

An election official said wearing a mask is mandatory during the election, while arrangements for ensuring compliance of social distancing has also been made at polling booths

Former Dharmatic Entertainment producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad claims NCB forced him to implicate Karan Johar
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Former Dharmatic Entertainment producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad claims NCB forced him to implicate Karan Johar

Kshitij Ravi Prasad's lawyer Satish Maneshinde said the NCB had "harassed and blackmailed" his client into making a statement.

India's COVID-19 tally nears 60 lakh with 88,600 new cases; populace far from achieving herd immunity, says Harsh Vardhan
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India's COVID-19 tally nears 60 lakh with 88,600 new cases; populace far from achieving herd immunity, says Harsh Vardhan

The ICMR's second sero-survey shows that Indian population is still far from achieving herd immunity against the coronavirus infection, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, while underlining the need for following COVID appropriate behaviour

Teachers' exam protests in Rajasthan: Two dead in firing, says police; protesters clear highway after meeting govt officials
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Teachers' exam protests in Rajasthan: Two dead in firing, says police; protesters clear highway after meeting govt officials

DGP Bhupendra Singh said in a statement on Sunday night that police had to use force and opened fire on Saturday evening, in which two persons were killed and as many injured. The injured are out of danger, he added.

Chang'e-4 lander finds radiation levels on the moon 2.6 times higher than at space station
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Chang'e-4 lander finds radiation levels on the moon 2.6 times higher than at space station

Exposure to space radiation can cause lasting health effects – from cataracts to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Farmers’ outfits, Opposition support Karnataka Bandh; won’t let functioning of offices, transport be affected, says govt
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Farmers’ outfits, Opposition support Karnataka Bandh; won’t let functioning of offices, transport be affected, says govt

Yediyurappa said his government was pro-farmers, adding there was no 'scope' for the agitation against the amendments to APMC and land reform acts

Pakistan government to buy ancestral houses of Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar
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Pakistan government to buy ancestral houses of Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar

The owners of the two buildings made many attempts in the past to demolish them for constructing commercial plazas in view of their prime location.

World Rabies Day 2020: India accounts for 36% of all rabies deaths; poor awareness, insufficient dog vaccination complicate fight
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World Rabies Day 2020: India accounts for 36% of all rabies deaths; poor awareness, insufficient dog vaccination complicate fight

On World Rabies Day, observed every year on 28 September, international organisations and governments join hands to spread awareness globally about this deadly but preventable disease.

IPL 2020: 'I knew it was just a matter of one six,' says Rajasthan Royals' hero Rahul Tewatia
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IPL 2020: 'I knew it was just a matter of one six,' says Rajasthan Royals' hero Rahul Tewatia

Tewatia struck five sixes in the 18th over off Sheldon Cottrell, four of them on the trot, to turn the match on its head after the Royals needed 51 runs from the last three overs.

Manoj Bajpayee says it's unfortunate how migrant issues have been sidelined by news channels
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Manoj Bajpayee says it's unfortunate how migrant issues have been sidelined by news channels

The images of migrants' long walk home in the face of tragedy and death shook the nation and hit the headlines in the national and international media but their issues have now disappeared from the news, something that Manoj Bajpayee finds unfortunate.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardees for 2020 announced; contributions of scientists, engineers to COVID-19 mitigation noted
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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardees for 2020 announced; contributions of scientists, engineers to COVID-19 mitigation noted

Apart from the health ministry, India's science community has been serving the cause of COVID-19 mitigation in the best possible manner: Vardhan.

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal begins 'most difficult' campaign; Serena Williams eyes elusive 24th Major
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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal begins 'most difficult' campaign; Serena Williams eyes elusive 24th Major

Nadal, the undisputed king of clay, needs one more Major to equal Roger Federer's record of 20, but the Spaniard comes to Paris short of preparation and unhappy with the French Open's choice of new balls.

IPL 2020: Tewatia's turnaround, insipid leg-spinners, relentless six-hitting culminate in Sharjah classic
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IPL 2020: Tewatia's turnaround, insipid leg-spinners, relentless six-hitting culminate in Sharjah classic

Tewatia hit five sixes off Cottrell and one more in the next over, off Shami, to bring up his fifty. He got out, but not before he had lifted the Royals from the quagmire he had himself got them into.

Premier League: From Thiago vs Xhaka to Salah vs Tierney, player battles where Liverpool-Arsenal will be won and lost
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Premier League: From Thiago vs Xhaka to Salah vs Tierney, player battles where Liverpool-Arsenal will be won and lost

The toughest test of what Arsenal can aim for this season comes on Tuesday with a trip to Anfield, where Liverpool have not lost in 60 league games.

Realme Narzo 20 to go on sale for the first time today at 12 pm: All you need to know
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Realme Narzo 20 to go on sale for the first time today at 12 pm: All you need to know

Realme Narzo 20 comes with 4 GB RAM and up to 128 GB storage and is priced starting Rs 10,499 in India.

Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo double rescues a point for Juventus at Roma; Napoli hammer Genoa
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Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo double rescues a point for Juventus at Roma; Napoli hammer Genoa

Champions Juventus were trailing 2-1 and a man down after an hour. But a towering Ronaldo header grabbed the equaliser in the 69th minute to avoid handing new coach Andrea Pirlo a first defeat.

LJD denies reports of Sharad Yadav joining hands with JD(U), vows leader will bring Opposition alliance to power
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LJD denies reports of Sharad Yadav joining hands with JD(U), vows leader will bring Opposition alliance to power

Voting for Bihar Assembly elections will be held on 28 October, 3 and 7 November and counting of votes will be conducted on 10 November

LaLiga: Lionel Messi scores in first game since Barcelona transfer dispute; Luis Suarez nets brace for Atletico Madrid
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LaLiga: Lionel Messi scores in first game since Barcelona transfer dispute; Luis Suarez nets brace for Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez, whose departure was confirmed on Thursday, marked his Atletico Madrid debut by scoring twice in a 6-1 win over Granada.

Realme 7 Pro will go on sale today at 12 pm on Flipkart: Pricing, specification and features
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Realme 7 Pro will go on sale today at 12 pm on Flipkart: Pricing, specification and features

Realme 7 Pro houses a 4,500 battery that supports 65W Super Dart fast charging tech.

NBA: Miami Heat topple Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals to earn finals spot against LA Lakers
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NBA: Miami Heat topple Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals to earn finals spot against LA Lakers

The Heat are the only NBA franchise with six Finals appearances in the last 15 years. They’re seeking their fourth title, and this chance didn’t come easily.