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Commonwealth Games: Lakshya Sen wins men’s singles gold with hard-fought win over Ng Tze Yong
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Commonwealth Games: Lakshya Sen wins men’s singles gold with hard-fought win over Ng Tze Yong

The gold is also Lakshya's second major singles medal on the global stage after his bronze at the World Championships in December last year.

Can Nitish Kumar hold on to power in Bihar if the JD(U)’s alliance with the BJP comes to an end?
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Can Nitish Kumar hold on to power in Bihar if the JD(U)’s alliance with the BJP comes to an end?

In the 243-member Bihar Assembly, the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal(United) has only 43 MLAs while the BJP has 74. To stake claim to form the government, a majority mark of 122 is required

‘ISIS terrorist’ Mohsin Ahmed: 10 things we know so far about the Jamia student NIA has arrested
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‘ISIS terrorist’ Mohsin Ahmed: 10 things we know so far about the Jamia student NIA has arrested

The NIA arrested Ahmed during a search operation conducted at his house at Japani Gali, Jogabai Extention, Batla House, New Delhi

Who is Shrikant Tyagi, self-proclaimed BJP politico on the run after assaulting a woman?
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Who is Shrikant Tyagi, self-proclaimed BJP politico on the run after assaulting a woman?

Shrikant Tyagi was booked by the police for assaulting and abusing a woman resident of Grand Omaxe housing society in Noida’s Sector 93 who objected to him planting trees in the common area of the society. On Monday, government officials demolished illegal structures outside Tyagi’s Noida residence

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India squad for Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul return; Jasprit Bumrah misses with injury
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India squad for Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli, KL Rahul return; Jasprit Bumrah misses with injury

The Board of Control for Cricket in India named a 15-member squad for the 2022 Asia Cup that gets underway on 27 August.

COVID-19: Experts warn about high risk of  transmission during festivals
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COVID-19: Experts warn about high risk of  transmission during festivals

Amid a rise in coronavirus infections in some parts of the country, the central government has asked Delhi and six states to ensure adequate testing, promote Covid-appropriate behaviour and increase the pace of vaccination to contain the surge

Jasprit Bumrah set to be ruled out of Asia Cup with back injury: BCCI source
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Jasprit Bumrah set to be ruled out of Asia Cup with back injury: BCCI source

Bumrah last played in the ODI away series against England before being rested from the rubber against West Indies and the upcoming one against Zimbabwe.

Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora asks officials not to put up his picture on walls of police stations
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Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora asks officials not to put up his picture on walls of police stations

Generally, it has been a tradition to display pictures of the Commissioner of Police at various police stations and units besides the photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, President of India among others

Commonwealth Games: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pair clinch gold in badminton men's doubles
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Commonwealth Games: Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pair clinch gold in badminton men's doubles

The Satwik-Chirag pair followed double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu and All England runners-up Lakshya Sen, who also won yellow metals on the day.

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia edging closer to Russia referendum
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Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia edging closer to Russia referendum

Russia is now trying to annex the southern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia, house to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, largely under Russia's control since the first week of Moscow's military campaign, into the Russian Federation

Central teams to tour flood-hit districts of Andhra Pradesh to assess damage
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Central teams to tour flood-hit districts of Andhra Pradesh to assess damage

Over two lakh people had to be lodged in rehabilitation centres as their habitations were inundated

National Anthem singing competition gets good response from south Kashmir, says J&K administration
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National Anthem singing competition gets good response from south Kashmir, says J&K administration

Districts of South Kashmir have given a thumping response to the Nation Anthem singing competition, which has seen over 50,000 participants, being organised under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign

UGC-NET phase 2 postponed, to be conducted between 20 and 30 September
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UGC-NET phase 2 postponed, to be conducted between 20 and 30 September

'The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the first phase of UGC-NET December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles) examination on July 9, 11 and 12, 2022 for 33 subjects in 310 examination centres located in 225 cities across the country,' UGC said

‘Never stop learning’: Jiri Prochazka’s journey from a football hooligan to UFC champion, via Japan
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‘Never stop learning’: Jiri Prochazka’s journey from a football hooligan to UFC champion, via Japan

The Book of Five Rings was written in 1645 by the master Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, and when Prochazka was handed a copy about eight years ago he finally found the focus to "become a warrior" after a wildly misspent youth.

COVID-19: New saliva-based home testing as effective as RT-PCR
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COVID-19: New saliva-based home testing as effective as RT-PCR

The researchers have developed a palm-sized testing kit, where an individual spits into a cartridge and inserts it into the processing platform. Within 45 minutes, test results are sent to a custom android app developed by the researchers

Germany: Former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to remain in ruling party despite ties with Putin
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Germany: Former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to remain in ruling party despite ties with Putin

The SPD's Hanover branch said Schroeder, whose party membership falls under its umbrella, was "not guilty of a violation of the party rules, as no violation can be proven against him"

Power resumes in Gaza as sole power plant restarts after Israel-Palestinian truce
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Power resumes in Gaza as sole power plant restarts after Israel-Palestinian truce

The only power plant in Gaza went offline on Saturday after Israel closed the border crossing into Gaza stopping the fuel trucks bound for the power plant from entering Gaza

Air India reported 184 tech snags in last one year, IndiGo 98, SpiceJet 77: Centre
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Air India reported 184 tech snags in last one year, IndiGo 98, SpiceJet 77: Centre

Go First, Vistara and AirAsia India reported 50, 40 and 14 incidents due to technical snag, Minister of State for Civil Aviation VK Singh told Rajya Sabha

Sebi proposes blue-bond concept to ensure sustainable oceanic resource management
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Sebi proposes blue-bond concept to ensure sustainable oceanic resource management

It would arrange sustainable financing for 'blue economy' related activities like mining of oceanic resources and sustainable fishing. India has 7,500 kilometre-long coastline and 14,500 kilometres of navigable inland waterways, as such these bonds can be growth catalyst

PM Modi to dedicate to nation Rs 900 crore 2G ethanol plant in Haryana's Panipat on Wednesday
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PM Modi to dedicate to nation Rs 900 crore 2G ethanol plant in Haryana's Panipat on Wednesday

'Based on indigenous technology, the project will turn a new chapter in India's waste-to-wealth endeavours by utilising about two lakh tonnes of rice straw (parali) annually to generate around three crore litres of ethanol annually,' a statement by the government said