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Assam Assembly Election Dates Announced: Polling in three phases on 27 March, 1 April and 6 April; counting of votes on 2 May
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Assam Assembly Election Dates Announced: Polling in three phases on 27 March, 1 April and 6 April; counting of votes on 2 May

The date of making nominations for the first, second and third phase are 9 March, 12 March and 19 March, respectively, while the last date for withdrawal of candidatures are 12 March, 17 March and 22 March, respectively

WandaVision on Disney+ Hotstar Premium is TV’s latest diversion from the pandemic — and its best metaphor
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WandaVision on Disney+ Hotstar Premium is TV’s latest diversion from the pandemic — and its best metaphor

WandaVision excels as both bittersweet romance and horror, playing off our dual relationship with family sitcoms: we return to them as a place of familiarity and comfort, even though they’re uncanny and false.

1962: The War in the Hills review — Abhay Deol's war drama is a 'trainwreck of epic proportions'
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1962: The War in the Hills review — Abhay Deol's war drama is a 'trainwreck of epic proportions'

1962: The War In The Hills suffers from the "lack of inventiveness coupled with a sluggish pace"

Rahul Gandhi's north-south remark was controversy waiting to happen
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Rahul Gandhi's north-south remark was controversy waiting to happen

The north-south divide inadvertently flares up before every election, especially in southern Indian states. This time it has come before the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and the UT of Puducherry

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Dates Announcement: Single-phased poll to be held on 6 April, counting on 2 May
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Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Dates Announcement: Single-phased poll to be held on 6 April, counting on 2 May

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) has a total number of 188 seats, of which, 44 seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and two seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes

Author, editor Nadja Spiegelman to head new literary magazine Astra Quarterly
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Author, editor Nadja Spiegelman to head new literary magazine Astra Quarterly

Nadja Spiegelman has written the memoir I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, and such illustrated works as Lost in NYC and the upcoming Blancaflor.

Assembly Election 2021 Dates: West Bengal to vote on 27 March, 1-29 April; TN, Kerala, Puducherry on 6 April; Assam on 27 March, 1-6 April
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Assembly Election 2021 Dates: West Bengal to vote on 27 March, 1-29 April; TN, Kerala, Puducherry on 6 April; Assam on 27 March, 1-6 April

Counting of votes for the Assembly elections, which will see nearly 18.68 crore electors in four staets and one UT exercise their franchise, will take place on 2 May

I-League 2021: TRAU, Mohammedan and Aizawl to fight for remaining Group A spots as Phase 1 enters home stretch
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I-League 2021: TRAU, Mohammedan and Aizawl to fight for remaining Group A spots as Phase 1 enters home stretch

TRAU FC, Mohammedan SC and Aizawl FC are in the race for the remaining two Group A spots.

UAE Tour: Sam Bennett wins second consecutive stage; Tadej Pogacar retains leader's jersey
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UAE Tour: Sam Bennett wins second consecutive stage; Tadej Pogacar retains leader's jersey

After Thursday's possibly decisive 20km uphill finish the overall race leader Tadej Pogacar was able to take it easy on the run around Dubai leaving the glory to the sprint specialists while he maintained his advantage finishing with the main pack.

Premier League: Manchester City defender John Stones hails Ruben Dias' impact in his first season at club
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Premier League: Manchester City defender John Stones hails Ruben Dias' impact in his first season at club

Stones has started 15 times with Ruben Dias this season, with City conceding just two goals during these instances, and the England international feels it comes down to the work on the training ground, irrespective of whom he teams up with.

West Bengal Assembly Election Dates Announcement: Polls to be held in eight phases on 294 seats; result on 2 May
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West Bengal Assembly Election Dates Announcement: Polls to be held in eight phases on 294 seats; result on 2 May

Elections for the West Bengal assembly will be held in eight phases, up from seven last time, beginning with polling for 30 seats on 27 March

Europa League draw: Manchester United to face Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led AC Milan; Arsenal up against Olympiakos
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Europa League draw: Manchester United to face Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led AC Milan; Arsenal up against Olympiakos

United, who beat Real Sociedad 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round, will face the seven-time European champions in a two-legged encounter after they squeezed past Red Star Belgrade on away goals.

India vs England: Mohammad Azharuddin says ‘shoes with rubber soles’ could help in batting on rank turners
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India vs England: Mohammad Azharuddin says ‘shoes with rubber soles’ could help in batting on rank turners

The former India captain suggested that wearing shoes with rubber soles could be a better option than the ones having spikes.

Former gymnasts to launch legal action against British Gymnastics over alleged 'systemic abuse'
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Former gymnasts to launch legal action against British Gymnastics over alleged 'systemic abuse'

An independent review to look into complaints of mistreatment within the sport is currently under way.

One-dimensional counterpuncher to mean server, Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in a league of his own
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One-dimensional counterpuncher to mean server, Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic in a league of his own

Time and again, Djokovic has produced incredible tennis against some of his biggest opponents, especially against Nadal and Federer. Fans will obviously remember the 2019 Wimbledon final against crowd favorite Federer after being down two Championship points, but the transformation from good to great to legend started after his memorable Australian Open final against Nadal in 2012.

Puducherry Assembly Election Dates Announced: Polling to take place in single phase on 6 April; counting of votes on 2 May
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Puducherry Assembly Election Dates Announced: Polling to take place in single phase on 6 April; counting of votes on 2 May

The Puducherry Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) has a total number of 30 seats, of which, five are reserved for the Scheduled Castes

Big-hitting India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan puts 'full stop' to all forms of cricket
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Big-hitting India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan puts 'full stop' to all forms of cricket

Yusuf, elder brother of former India seamer Irfan, played 57 ODIs and scored 810 runs at a strike-rate of 113.60 with two hundreds and three fifties.

Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: A closer look at its variants, features and prices
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Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: A closer look at its variants, features and prices

The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift is available in four main trim levels, with prices ranging from Rs 5.73-8.41 lakh (ex-showroom).

Adelaide International: Belinda Bencic earns hard-fought win over Coco Gauff to set up final against Iga Swiatek
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Adelaide International: Belinda Bencic earns hard-fought win over Coco Gauff to set up final against Iga Swiatek

Bencic set up a final showdown against Poland's French Open champion Iga Swiatek with her 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 win.

Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney promise players $353,000 bonus for earning promotion
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Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney promise players $353,000 bonus for earning promotion

Deadpool star Reynolds and McElhenney, who is best known for his role in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", completed their takeover of the Welsh club earlier this month.