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Four Congress leaders from Wayanad district quit party ahead of Kerala Assembly election
politics

Four Congress leaders from Wayanad district quit party ahead of Kerala Assembly election

Among the leaders who quit is MS Vishwanathan, a prominent face of the Kuruma community

Luiz Bolognesi’s The Last Forest, playing at Berlinale 2021, takes us to the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon basin
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Luiz Bolognesi’s The Last Forest, playing at Berlinale 2021, takes us to the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon basin

The Last Forest brings up the often-debated question about whether indigenous people should be allowed to be who they are or brought into the fold of a modern world.

China proposes to 'improve' Hong Kong's electoral system, to ensure 'patriots' in charge
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China proposes to 'improve' Hong Kong's electoral system, to ensure 'patriots' in charge

Chinese officials have also increasingly insisted that only those who prove themselves sufficiently loyal to Beijing and the ruling Communist Party may hold office

Amy Poehler's Moxie, burdened by oversimplification, needs fewer stereotypes and infinitely more nuance
entertainment

Amy Poehler's Moxie, burdened by oversimplification, needs fewer stereotypes and infinitely more nuance

Moxie, the high school comedy on Netflix, feels like a battle between two competing visions: go-girl crowd-pleaser and serious high-school harassment drama. Neither wins.

NBA: In guards’ league, big-man Princepal Singh getting restricted minutes on floor for G League Ignite
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NBA: In guards’ league, big-man Princepal Singh getting restricted minutes on floor for G League Ignite

While India's Princepal Singh has made appearances in just three of G League Ignite's 14 games so far this season, he has made an impression on his coaches and teammates with his work ethic on the bench and in training.

WHO inquiry into COVID-19 origins 'compromised by politics', say scientists awaiting overdue report
world

WHO inquiry into COVID-19 origins 'compromised by politics', say scientists awaiting overdue report

The joint team didn't have the mandate, independence, or accesses required to perform a full and unrestricted investigation, they wrote.

Police call for Premier League, EFL clubs to boost cooperation to tackle racist abuse
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Police call for Premier League, EFL clubs to boost cooperation to tackle racist abuse

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts wrote to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and English Football League chairman Rick Parry in January but only received replies this week

CMAT 2021: Application correction window extended till 7 March; visit cmat.nta.nic.in to make changes
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CMAT 2021: Application correction window extended till 7 March; visit cmat.nta.nic.in to make changes

The National Testing Agency has allowed applicants to amend details regarding academic history, photograph and signature in the CMAT 2021 application form

Epos launches new Adapt 100 series wired headset in India for office professionals
tech

Epos launches new Adapt 100 series wired headset in India for office professionals

The new Epos headset comes with Epos ActiveGard technology which will help protect users from acoustic shock, as per the firm.

The Friday List: From talks marking women's day to a workshop on building a terrace garden, your weekly calendar of virtual events
art & culture

The Friday List: From talks marking women's day to a workshop on building a terrace garden, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

ICICI Bank cuts home loan rate to 6.70% at par with SBI; new rate available till 1 March
business

ICICI Bank cuts home loan rate to 6.70% at par with SBI; new rate available till 1 March

Borrowers of up to Rs 75 lakh will get credit at 6.70 percent while those above that threshold will need to pay 6.75 percent, the bank said

Production-linked incentive scheme to boost India's manufacturing output by $520 billion in 5 years, says Narendra Modi
india

Production-linked incentive scheme to boost India's manufacturing output by $520 billion in 5 years, says Narendra Modi

Addressing a webinar on PLI scheme, Modi added that Rs 2 lakh crore was earmarked for it in this year's Budget

Madhur Mittal denies sexual assault allegations, calls them ‘extremely disturbing’
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Madhur Mittal denies sexual assault allegations, calls them ‘extremely disturbing’

Madhur Mittal asked people to “not jump to conclusions” about him through the many “one-sided reports”

New Zealand vs Australia: Aaron Finch, bowlers shine as Aussies crush Kiwis by 50 runs to level T20I series 2-2
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New Zealand vs Australia: Aaron Finch, bowlers shine as Aussies crush Kiwis by 50 runs to level T20I series 2-2

The result sets up a winner-takes-all blockbuster in the final match at the same venue on Sunday, with Australia in red-hot form after struggling early in the series.

Space Jam: A New Legacy first look — LeBron James features alongside Looney Tunes characters
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Space Jam: A New Legacy first look — LeBron James features alongside Looney Tunes characters

Space Jam: A New Legacy follow-up sequel to 1996 hit Space Jam with NBA icon Michael Jordan in the lead

China boosts defence spending to $209 billion, over three times that of India
world

China boosts defence spending to $209 billion, over three times that of India

China is the second biggest spender of defence after the US, and plans to build a fully modern military on par with the United States by 2027

SC grants protection to Amazon Prime Video India head Aparna Purohit in FIRs lodged over Tandav row
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SC grants protection to Amazon Prime Video India head Aparna Purohit in FIRs lodged over Tandav row

The Supreme Court Friday said the Centre's guidelines on regulating social media do not have any provision for taking appropriate action against digital platforms showing inappropriate content

Raya and the Last Dragon is Disney's latest attempt at finding a princess in a non-Western culture
entertainment

Raya and the Last Dragon is Disney's latest attempt at finding a princess in a non-Western culture

The Disney treatment seems to neutralise whatever it touches, no matter how hard it works to preserve the distinctive elements of the non-Western cultures it has brought under its label, especially recently.