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Explained: Why Centre has restructured over 240-yr-old Ordnance Factory Board, and what it means for India's defence production
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Explained: Why Centre has restructured over 240-yr-old Ordnance Factory Board, and what it means for India's defence production

Inefficiencies in production and delays in delivery of orders are the primary reasons behind the restructuring of the Kolkata-based Ordnance Factory Board

LaLiga: Sergio Ramos bids Real Madrid farewell after 16 seasons, 671 games and 101 goals
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LaLiga: Sergio Ramos bids Real Madrid farewell after 16 seasons, 671 games and 101 goals

Sergio Ramos leaves Real Madrid in the summer after spending 16 seasons with Los Blancos where he played 671 games and scored 101 goals.

Rose Byrne, creator Annie Weisman on aerobics, dark personal experiences that inspired Apple TV+ series Physical
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Rose Byrne, creator Annie Weisman on aerobics, dark personal experiences that inspired Apple TV+ series Physical

"The project is to really take it as seriously as a lot of cable shows take other addictions," says Annie Weisman, creator of Apple TV+ series Physical, a black comedy about keeping up appearances.

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin keep it all business, but agree to find common ground; all you need to know
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Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin keep it all business, but agree to find common ground; all you need to know

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin are no friends, and neither did they make themselves out to be. But the two presidents did agree to show mutual respect and work on issues of mutual interest

Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso quits as Fiorentina coach three weeks after appointment
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Serie A: Gennaro Gattuso quits as Fiorentina coach three weeks after appointment

Gattuso was appointed as Fiorentina boss on 25 May less than 48 hours after announcing his departure from Napoli and had not been expected to start work until 1 July.

Euro 2020: Substitute Kevin de Bruyne inspires Belgium in win over Denmark in game marked by Christian Eriksen tribute
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Euro 2020: Substitute Kevin de Bruyne inspires Belgium in win over Denmark in game marked by Christian Eriksen tribute

Players from both teams halted play after 10 minutes as the 25,000 fans rose for a minute of thunderous applause in tribute to Eriksen, who wears the No 10 shirt for Denmark's national team.

Halle Open: Alexander Zverev becomes latest seed to crash out following defeat against Ugo Humbert
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Halle Open: Alexander Zverev becomes latest seed to crash out following defeat against Ugo Humbert

After Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat on Wednesday, Zverev, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open last week, also exited in the second round when he lost 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 to France's Ugo Humbert.

Andy Murray's comeback bid ends abruptly after Round 2 defeat in Queen's to Matteo Berrettini
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Andy Murray's comeback bid ends abruptly after Round 2 defeat in Queen's to Matteo Berrettini

The World No 9 Berrettini broke Murray twice in the first set and took an early break in the second for a 3-0 lead. He never looked back, mixing powerful groundstrokes with some deft touches at the net.

Tour de France to hold women's cycling race in July 2022, just after men's race concludes
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Tour de France to hold women's cycling race in July 2022, just after men's race concludes

Women cyclists have spent years calling for a women's version of the race. They've put together petitions, and some even rode every stage of the men's race just to raise awareness.

Seroprevalence higher in girls, but third COVID wave unlikely to affect children more, finds AIIMS serosurvey
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Seroprevalence higher in girls, but third COVID wave unlikely to affect children more, finds AIIMS serosurvey

The study, which compared the COVID-19 sero-positivity rate between children and adults in four states found a seroprevalence of 55.7 percent in those aged less than 18 (two to 17 years) age group and 63.5 percent in the 18 years and above age group

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Superstar Neymar won't be part of Brazilian football team at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Superstar Neymar won't be part of Brazilian football team at Games

While veteran Daniel Alves did make the Brazil squad announced on Thursday, Neymar's PSG teammate Marquinhos, who also landed a gold medal in Rio five years ago, is another name excluded.

Euro 2020: Andriy Yarmolenko scores, assists as Ukraine beat North Macedonia
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Euro 2020: Andriy Yarmolenko scores, assists as Ukraine beat North Macedonia

The West Ham forward grabbed the opener on 29 minutes in Bucharest and then teed up Yaremchuk with a brilliant first-time pass to double the lead five minutes later.

West Indies vs South Africa: Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel recalled to hosts' squad after first Test defeat
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West Indies vs South Africa: Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel recalled to hosts' squad after first Test defeat

Neither featured in the opener in St Lucia which South Africa won by an innings and 63 runs just before lunch on the third day of the first Test.

Euro 2020: UEFA asks teams to stop players removing sponsor bottles after Cristiano Ronaldo incident
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Euro 2020: UEFA asks teams to stop players removing sponsor bottles after Cristiano Ronaldo incident

Ronaldo started the trend on Monday at a mandatory pre-game news conference by hiding two Coca-Cola bottles and replacing them with a water bottle, which was also one of the drink maker’s brands.

Coronavirus News Updates: 65-year-old woman tests positive for 'Delta Plus' variant in Madhya Pradesh, say officials
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Coronavirus News Updates: 65-year-old woman tests positive for 'Delta Plus' variant in Madhya Pradesh, say officials

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: The woman, who has taken two shots of anti-coronavirus vaccine, recovered in home isolation, sources added. When contacted, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang confirmed that a woman tested positive for a "different variant", but did not elaborate

Delhi riots: Activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Asif Iqbal Tanha released from Tihar jail on bail
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Delhi riots: Activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Asif Iqbal Tanha released from Tihar jail on bail

JNU students Narwal and Kalita thanked their friends and well-wishers, many of whom gathered outside the jail, for supporting them during their year-long stay behind bars

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Romanian weightlifters to miss Games after federation receives one-year doping ban
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Romanian weightlifters to miss Games after federation receives one-year doping ban

Four of the offences were committed by Florin Croitoru, Gabriel Sincraian, Razvan Martin and Roxana Cocos at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

World Test Championship Final: When and where to watch India vs New Zealand on TV, Online and Live Streaming
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World Test Championship Final: When and where to watch India vs New Zealand on TV, Online and Live Streaming

Broadcast and Live streaming details about the World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand

US Open to welcome back supporters at 100 percent capacity, says USTA
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US Open to welcome back supporters at 100 percent capacity, says USTA

After being forced to shut out fans last year due to Covid-19, the tournament will begin selling tickets for the 30 August - 12 September showdown at Flushing Meadows to the public on 15 July.

World Test Championship: Kane Williamson says place in final testament to team's growth over two years
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World Test Championship: Kane Williamson says place in final testament to team's growth over two years

New Zealand go into the game with a high of winning their first series in England in 22 years.