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Unlock 5.0 guidelines expected soon: From tourism to cinema halls, here are the possible relaxations
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Unlock 5.0 guidelines expected soon: From tourism to cinema halls, here are the possible relaxations

The Unlock 5.0 guidelines also assume significance because they are expected to be applicable throughout October — when the festival season begins

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

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

As India eases lockdown, rural districts report COVID-19 surge
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As India eases lockdown, rural districts report COVID-19 surge

In Maharashtra, the epidemic is spreading fast in Gondia, Yavatmal, Wardha and Nagpur while Karnataka's Kodagu and Kalaburagi have seen their doubling times increase over six weeks

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.

IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming, RCB vs MI Tomorrow Match: When and where to watch Dream11 IPL on Disney + Hotstar and broadcast timings in India and UAE
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IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming, RCB vs MI Tomorrow Match: When and where to watch Dream11 IPL on Disney + Hotstar and broadcast timings in India and UAE

All you need to know about match 10 of IPL 2020 between Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians

IPL 2020: Not surprised with Rahul Tewatia's five sixes, says childhood coach Vijay Yadav
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IPL 2020: Not surprised with Rahul Tewatia's five sixes, says childhood coach Vijay Yadav

Sunday was a 'day of Rahuls' in IPL when the lesser-known Tewatia from Haryana's Sihi village stole the thunder from the uber-cool India star KL Rahul, striking five sixes in an over from Sheldon Cottrell that changed the course of RR's match against Kings XI Punjab.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet global box office collection nears $300 mn mark
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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet global box office collection nears $300 mn mark

Tenet fell to $3.4M from 2,850 locations in its fourth weekend of play for a subdued North American total of $41.2 million.

At least 24 killed in ongoing Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes; France, Germany, Italy call for ‘immediate’ ceasefire
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At least 24 killed in ongoing Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes; France, Germany, Italy call for ‘immediate’ ceasefire

The worst skirmishes in four years have raised fresh clashes between the ex-Soviet rivals, locked in a stalemate over the region of Nagorny Karabakh since the early 1990s

IPL 2020: Fast-bowling concerns for RCB as Virat Kohli's men take on Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians
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IPL 2020: Fast-bowling concerns for RCB as Virat Kohli's men take on Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians

Royal Challengers Bangalore would be looking to address their pace-bowling concerns when they face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Monday.

SC gives Centre, RBI, banks more time to file reply in loan moratorium case; next hearing on 5 Oct
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SC gives Centre, RBI, banks more time to file reply in loan moratorium case; next hearing on 5 Oct

On 10 September, the apex court adjourned the hearing ordering that all decisions by RBI, Centre and banks be placed before it for consideration

Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora
art & culture

Translation of M Mukundan's Delhi: A Soliloquy, depicts the city's squalor as observed by its Malayali diaspora

It took two years for the writer to paint a picture of Delhi which was far from the glamorous and ‘cosmetic’ construct of the city in those minds that have never truly visited the capital

Asus ROG Phone 3 to Samsung Galaxy S10: Best phones under Rs 50,000 (Sept 2020)
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Asus ROG Phone 3 to Samsung Galaxy S10: Best phones under Rs 50,000 (Sept 2020)

Choosing a phone under Rs 50,000 isn’t as easy as one would think. After ample deliberation, here are your best options this month.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympics torch relay to begin on 25 March, 2021 in Fukushima
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympics torch relay to begin on 25 March, 2021 in Fukushima

The relay, which will see the flame travel to all 47 prefectures of Japan, is being organised under the slogan 'Hope Lights Our Way' and was intended to highlight reconstruction in areas devastated by the 2011 disaster.

IPL 2020: Caught Cricket, Bowled Life
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IPL 2020: Caught Cricket, Bowled Life

The sport has felt closer. The teams have looked inclusive. Every spring evening, we watch them rescue us from the clutches of mundanity. Every night, we sleep knowing that mortal humans live in our television sets. And we dream – of dropped catches, manic chases, two-paced fifties, and legends dying.

Farmers' protest: Demonstrators set tractor on fire at India Gate; legal action to be taken, say police
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Farmers' protest: Demonstrators set tractor on fire at India Gate; legal action to be taken, say police

According to fire officials, they received information regarding the incident at 7.42 am and two fire tenders were rushed to the spot

Redmi Smart Band review: Strikes the right balance between features, looks and price
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Redmi Smart Band review: Strikes the right balance between features, looks and price

Even though the Redmi Smart Band is priced 100 bucks over the Realme Band, it manages to outclass it in many departments, leaving the competitor grasping at straws.

Last whale rescued from pod of dead carcasses, as Australia wrapps up operations on largest-ever mass stranding
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Last whale rescued from pod of dead carcasses, as Australia wrapps up operations on largest-ever mass stranding

With more than 300 carcasses spread across a 10-kilometre area, boats have begun towing the dead whales into the open ocean, where they will be released over several days.

Back to Venus: Rocket Lab looks to beat NASA in search for life on Venus, other worlds
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Back to Venus: Rocket Lab looks to beat NASA in search for life on Venus, other worlds

Rocket Lab will need help from leading scientists, and has already recruited MIT astronomer and planetary scientist Sara Seager.

Carbon neutrality: China's addiction to coal will erode its long-term climate goals
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Carbon neutrality: China's addiction to coal will erode its long-term climate goals

Between 2000 and 2018, China's annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for nearly a third of the world's total greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

IPL 2020: 'Did a lot of soul searching after being frustrated by stuff not working out,' says Sanju Samson
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IPL 2020: 'Did a lot of soul searching after being frustrated by stuff not working out,' says Sanju Samson

Rajasthan Royals' Samson has hit quickfire 74 and 85 in the last two innings, scoring a total of 159 runs at an average of 79.50.