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Neeraj Chopra sets new national record with 89.94m throw at Diamond League
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Neeraj Chopra sets new national record with 89.94m throw at Diamond League

Neeraj’s previous personal best throw was only earlier this month at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, where he threw 89.30m. He eventually finished that tournament with a silver medal.

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court
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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

The 51-year-old's appointment by Democratic President Joe Biden means white men are not in the majority on the nation's highest court for the first time in 233 years

PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray congratulate Shinde and Fadnavis on becoming Maharashtra chief minister, deputy CM
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PM Modi, Uddhav Thackeray congratulate Shinde and Fadnavis on becoming Maharashtra chief minister, deputy CM

Calling Shinde a grassroots-level leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he 'brings with him rich political, legislative and administrative experience'

Bhopal pulled up for not following school bag policy? A look at what the government guidelines say
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Bhopal pulled up for not following school bag policy? A look at what the government guidelines say

After it was observed that textbooks, notebooks, guides, water bottles and lunch boxes contribute to the heavy weight of bags, the Centre, in 2018, issued guidelines that instructed schools to ensure students don't get overburdened by the heavy weight of bags. But how many states follow them?

Wimbledon 2022: Iga Swiatek records 37th straight win to reach third round
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Wimbledon 2022: Iga Swiatek records 37th straight win to reach third round

Swiatek, who has won her past six tournaments, including the French Open, broke three times in the first set as both players struggled to hold serve.

Wimbledon 2022: Former champion Simona Halep advances to third round
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Wimbledon 2022: Former champion Simona Halep advances to third round

Kirsten Flipkens ends her singles career with this defeat. She kissed the grass as she bid audie to the court.

India vs England: Rohit Sharma returns to lead Men in Blue as BCCI announces ODI, T20I squads
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India vs England: Rohit Sharma returns to lead Men in Blue as BCCI announces ODI, T20I squads

Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan will return to the ODI squad, while Ravichandran Ashwin misses out.

Manipur landslide: Army says five civilians, 13 soldiers rescued
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Manipur landslide: Army says five civilians, 13 soldiers rescued

At least eight people were killed and over 70 went missing after a massive landslide hit the railway construction site on Wednesday night

Delhi Police collect laptop, hard disks from Mohammed Zubair's Bengaluru residence
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Delhi Police collect laptop, hard disks from Mohammed Zubair's Bengaluru residence

The Alt-News co-founder was arrested on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus through an ‘objectionable’ tweet he posted in 2018

CWG 2022: IOA seeks entry for six more participants for Birmingham Games
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CWG 2022: IOA seeks entry for six more participants for Birmingham Games

Several athletes had taken the battle to High Court as they were not selected in the squad despite of clearing the required benchmark.

Russia summons UK envoy over Johnson's 'if Putin was a woman' remark
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Russia summons UK envoy over Johnson's 'if Putin was a woman' remark

Johnson said on Tuesday that Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman and said the military operation was 'a perfect example of toxic masculinity'

Devendra Fadnavis didn't seem happy accepting Deputy CM's post but followed orders, says Sharad Pawar
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Devendra Fadnavis didn't seem happy accepting Deputy CM's post but followed orders, says Sharad Pawar

"...He is from Nagpur and he has worked as a 'swayamsevak' (with the RSS) and there, when an order comes, it has to be followed," the NCP chief said.

Madhya Pradesh: IMD issues orange alert warning of heavy rainfall in 10 districts
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Madhya Pradesh: IMD issues orange alert warning of heavy rainfall in 10 districts

Apart from this, the IMD has also issued two yellow alerts for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms with cloud to ground lightning strikes in large parts of the state

Wrestler Deepak Punia to join Bajrang Punia in US training camp
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Wrestler Deepak Punia to join Bajrang Punia in US training camp

The Union Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) will be providing financial assistance for the two athletes to carry out their training at the Michigan University.

Presidential poll: Droupadi Murmu likely to start her campaign from Himachal, Haryana on Friday
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Presidential poll: Droupadi Murmu likely to start her campaign from Himachal, Haryana on Friday

Both states are ruled by BJP and Murmu, a tribal leader from Odisha, is expected to get the support of the majority of elected representatives from these states

Wimbledon 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up third round clash against Nick Kyrgios; Karolina Pliskova knocked out
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Wimbledon 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up third round clash against Nick Kyrgios; Karolina Pliskova knocked out

Karolina Pliskova, last year's beaten finalist, suffered a shock 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 defeat to British wildcard Katie Boulter while women's fourth seed Paula Badosa set up a clash against two-time champion Petra Kvitova.

Fadnavis becomes fourth former Maharashtra CM to accept junior post in another dispensation
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Fadnavis becomes fourth former Maharashtra CM to accept junior post in another dispensation

Congress leader Shankarrao Chavan became CM in 1975 and served for two years, before being replaced by Vasantdada Patil. In 1978, Sharad Pawar, a minister in the Patil cabinet, brought down the govt and became the CM. Chavan became finance minister in Pawar's Cabinet

Udaipur killing: Two accused sent to 14-day judicial custody
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Udaipur killing: Two accused sent to 14-day judicial custody

Public prosecutor Kapil Todawat said the police, while reserving their right to seek police remand, sought judicial custody for the accused for identification parade and the court ordered to send them to custody till 13 July.

Neeraj Chopra to spearhead 22-member Indian athletics team in World Championships
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Neeraj Chopra to spearhead 22-member Indian athletics team in World Championships

The contingent will leave for the USA in three batches with the first group scheduled to leave on Saturday, followed by the next on Monday, and the third and final by 5 July.

India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah drawing inspiration from MS Dhoni ahead of captaincy debut
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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah drawing inspiration from MS Dhoni ahead of captaincy debut

Bumrah only got to know that he will be captaining the Indian team on Thursday morning after Rohit Sharma returned another positive test for COVID-19, ruling him out of the game.