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India hits big one billion COVID-19 vaccination milestone
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India hits big one billion COVID-19 vaccination milestone

As per data, 75% of the population has got at least one dose and 31% percent have been jabbed twice

'True success story of Atmanirbharta': Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech hail 100-crore COVID-19 vaccination milestone
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'True success story of Atmanirbharta': Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech hail 100-crore COVID-19 vaccination milestone

Covishield and Covaxin have been the main vaccines used by the country in its massive coronavirus innoculation drive, which began on 16 January

Drugs case: NCB summons Ananya Panday; bureau officials visit Shah Rukh's house
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Drugs case: NCB summons Ananya Panday; bureau officials visit Shah Rukh's house

The actor has been called in after her name reportedly featured in one of the Whatsapp chats of one of the accused in the case in which Aryan Khan has been arrested

Movie theatres to reopen in Maharashtra from 22 October; a guide to upcoming releases
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Movie theatres to reopen in Maharashtra from 22 October; a guide to upcoming releases

While Pratik Gandhi's Bollywood debut Bhavai will release on 22 October, Timothée Chalamet's period drama Dune will premiere in Maharashtra cinemas on 29 October

BCCI expects massive windfall of upto $5 billion from sale of IPL media rights for next cycle
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BCCI expects massive windfall of upto $5 billion from sale of IPL media rights for next cycle

The current five-year rights are with Star India but, according to people who are in decision-making capacity, the valuation could more than double and reach $5 billion.

Pakistan foreign Minister Qureshi, ISI chief Hameed in Kabul for talks with Taliban
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Pakistan foreign Minister Qureshi, ISI chief Hameed in Kabul for talks with Taliban

The Pakistani delegation will hold talks with Afghanistan's acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and call on leadership of the interim government in Kabul and other Afghan leaders, according to the Foreign Office

T20 World Cup 2021: David Warner treated harshly in IPL, but he thrives on the big stage, says Brett Lee
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T20 World Cup 2021: David Warner treated harshly in IPL, but he thrives on the big stage, says Brett Lee

Sunrisers Hyderabad removed Warner from the captaincy in the first leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year and when the league resumed in the UAE he was left out of playing XI after ordinary outings in the first two matches.

T20 World Cup 2021: Leadership will be key in India-Pakistan clash, says Matthew Hayden
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T20 World Cup 2021: Leadership will be key in India-Pakistan clash, says Matthew Hayden

Terming the match a real dogfight, Hayden said the margin for error will be very little in the big match so leadership will be the key to the outcome of the match.

World T20 2014 recap: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara bid farewell with title for Sri Lanka
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World T20 2014 recap: Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara bid farewell with title for Sri Lanka

The title win was a fitting goodbye to Jayawardene and Sangakkara who announced their retirement from the format after the edition. Even more fitting considering the two legends had lost four finals previously.

Ranjit Rae, former Indian ambassador to Nepal, discusses bilateral ties between the two countries with a shared culture
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Ranjit Rae, former Indian ambassador to Nepal, discusses bilateral ties between the two countries with a shared culture

In his recently published book Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India-Nepal Ties, Ranjit Rae draws from his own experiences to examine decades of India-Nepal ties — the high and low points, as well as what India can do better moving forward.

Bundesliga: Vaccinated Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann tests positive for COVID-19
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Bundesliga: Vaccinated Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann tests positive for COVID-19

Nagelsmann missed Wednesday's 4-0 thrashing of Benfica in Lisbon after being taken ill and his assistant coaches Dino Toppmoeller and Xaver Zembrod took over duties on the bench.

FATF to decide Pakistan’s fate on grey list as October plenary concludes today
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FATF to decide Pakistan’s fate on grey list as October plenary concludes today

Analysts and reports suggest that Pakistan will remain greylisted till the next session of FATF in 2022 as it has failed to curb terror financing of UN proscribed terrorists living in Pakistan

Income tax refunds of Rs 92,961 crore issued during this fiscal, says CBDT
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Income tax refunds of Rs 92,961 crore issued during this fiscal, says CBDT

This figure includes income tax refunds of Rs 23,026 crore in 61,53,231 cases and corporate tax refunds of Rs 69,934 crore in 1,69,355 cases, an official Twitter post said

From delay in diagnosis to initial treatment, how COVID-19 pandemic impacted breast cancer patients
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From delay in diagnosis to initial treatment, how COVID-19 pandemic impacted breast cancer patients

Due to the lack of coherent screening program in India, we still diagnose a significant proportion of cases in the later stages of the disease.

TB-free India by 2025 an aspirational goal, but paying attention to nutrition key to beating disease
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TB-free India by 2025 an aspirational goal, but paying attention to nutrition key to beating disease

India accounts for the highest TB burden globally; 27 percent of the cases are detected in India. If we have learnt anything from COVID-19, it is that prevention and caution are better than the cure

Moscow Format talks: International recognition of Taliban hinges on inclusiveness of government and human rights record
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Moscow Format talks: International recognition of Taliban hinges on inclusiveness of government and human rights record

However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commended the Taliban for their efforts to stabilise the military-political situation in the country and ensure the operation of state structures

Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea, T20 World Cup 2021, LIVE Cricket Score
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Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea, T20 World Cup 2021, LIVE Cricket Score

Check out LIVE cricket score of the T20 World Cup 2021 match between Bangladesh and PNG.

PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries, healthcare workers as India hits 100 crore vaccine milestone
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PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries, healthcare workers as India hits 100 crore vaccine milestone

Narendra Modi visited the vaccination centre at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital after the milestone was achieved

T10, The Hundred can co-exist with other formats, says Jason Roy
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T10, The Hundred can co-exist with other formats, says Jason Roy

There has been a push for the T10 format's entry into the 2028 Olympics while the ECB has its own version — the 100-ball cricket.

Amazon confirms Prime subscription price in India will soon be hiked: Here's how much more you'll have to pay
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Amazon confirms Prime subscription price in India will soon be hiked: Here's how much more you'll have to pay

Prices of all Amazon Prime subscription plans - including the monthly, quarterly, and yearly plans - will soon be increased in India by up to 50 percent.