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Hathras gangrape: Allahabad HC takes suo moto cognisance, summons top UP govt officials, media houses
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Hathras gangrape: Allahabad HC takes suo moto cognisance, summons top UP govt officials, media houses

According to Live Law, the court has also directed The Indian Express, Times of India, AajTak, NDTV, among others, to produce the material and content on the basis of which they have reported the cremation of the victim

By insisting on 1959 LAC, China seeks to justify recent intrusion, put pressure on India to accept redrawing of border
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By insisting on 1959 LAC, China seeks to justify recent intrusion, put pressure on India to accept redrawing of border

If this marked the first time in recent years that China has sought to unambiguously redefine the LAC in accord with its 1959 claim line, a demand that India has consistently rejected, Chinese foreign ministry upped the ante further on Tuesday when it called into question India’s sovereignty over Ladakh.

Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola ask US Congress to allocate funds for movie theatre revival
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Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola ask US Congress to allocate funds for movie theatre revival

James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Directors Guild of America, and other celebrities and organisations, in a letter to Congress, urges them to redirect unallocated funds from CARES Act to revive small and medium-scale theatres in the US.

Why even vital medicines, vaccines are rarely tested for safety in pregnant women
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Why even vital medicines, vaccines are rarely tested for safety in pregnant women

For decades, expecting mothers have been considered a vulnerable group, for the potential harm to their fetuses’ health.

Ladakh border standoff: Indian, Chinese armies working to schedule next round of military talks, says MEA
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Ladakh border standoff: Indian, Chinese armies working to schedule next round of military talks, says MEA

The comments by the MEA spokesperson came a day after the two countries held another round of diplomatic talks to resolve the five-month-long military standoff in eastern Ladakh

COVID-19 transmitted by 'superspreaders', says study; September accounts for over 41% of India's 63.1 lakh cases
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COVID-19 transmitted by 'superspreaders', says study; September accounts for over 41% of India's 63.1 lakh cases

The past month also saw 33,390 deaths due to COVID-19, which is around 33.84 percent of the total 98,678 deaths due to coronavirus recorded

Scientists discover small molecule that targets, destroys RNA sequence of virus that causes COVID-19
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Scientists discover small molecule that targets, destroys RNA sequence of virus that causes COVID-19

RNA is a molecule, which stands for ribonucleic acid and is similar to DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) found in human cells.

IPL 2020 Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table Today: MI jump to top after beating KXIP
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IPL 2020 Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table Today: MI jump to top after beating KXIP

Check out the latest IPL 2020 points table, Orange Cap standings and the Purple Cap standings.

'Will PM host another rally for Trump': Congress takes dig at Modi after US president questions India's COVID figures
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'Will PM host another rally for Trump': Congress takes dig at Modi after US president questions India's COVID figures

In the first US presidential debate on Tuesday, Trump claimed that India was among the countries that don't accurately disclose the number of COVID-19 deaths

First of two VVIP planes costing Rs 8,400 cr arrives in India; custom-made B777 will fly PM, president and VP
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First of two VVIP planes costing Rs 8,400 cr arrives in India; custom-made B777 will fly PM, president and VP

The B777 planes will have state-of-the-art missile defence systems called Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS) costing $190 million

UEFA to allow fans back in stadium at 30 percent of capacity for Champions League and other events
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UEFA to allow fans back in stadium at 30 percent of capacity for Champions League and other events

However, the loosening of restrictions is subject to national authorities giving the green light and UEFA acknowledged that certain games may still go ahead behind closed doors or with even more limited numbers of fans.

Hathras, Balrampur gangrape cases News: UP Police registers FIR against Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi for violating prohibitory orders
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Hathras, Balrampur gangrape cases News: UP Police registers FIR against Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi for violating prohibitory orders

Hathras, Balrampur gangrape cases News: Earlier in the day, the two Congress leaders, heading to meet the rape victim's family in Hathras, were stopped and were briefly detained before being sent back to Delhi

UEFA Awards: Robert Lewandowski, Pernille Harder win men's, women's player of the year awards
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UEFA Awards: Robert Lewandowski, Pernille Harder win men's, women's player of the year awards

Lewandowski was at the Champions League group draw in Geneva to receive the award, just weeks after Bayern won the 2019/20 edition of the competition.

Largest study yet on pregnant women with COVID-19 finds likely fetal outcomes and risk factors for unborn children
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Largest study yet on pregnant women with COVID-19 finds likely fetal outcomes and risk factors for unborn children

This study indicates that gestational age at the time of COVID-19 diagnosis, low birth weight of newborn and maternal requirement of ventilatory support are the factors associated with adverse fetal outcomes.

Champions League Draw: Cristiano Ronaldo to face Lionel Messi; PSG, Manchester United and RB Lepizig drawn together
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Champions League Draw: Cristiano Ronaldo to face Lionel Messi; PSG, Manchester United and RB Lepizig drawn together

Messi and Ronaldo will resume the rivalry they developed when the Portuguese superstar was at Real Madrid. Between them they have won 11 of the last 12 Ballons d'Or.

NBA chief Adam Silver hopes no bubble next season though league will be prepared for any situation
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NBA chief Adam Silver hopes no bubble next season though league will be prepared for any situation

Silver told reporters on Wednesday he hoped the bubble format would be a one-off, but said it remained a possibility for next season.

Pakistan appoint former Bermuda, Glamorgan cricketer David Hemp as head coach of women’s team
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Pakistan appoint former Bermuda, Glamorgan cricketer David Hemp as head coach of women’s team

The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday that Hemp was appointed after a robust and transparent recruitment process in which a number of foreign and local qualified candidates had taken part in.

In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire
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In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire

Congolese artist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and four others are under trial for attempting to steal a 19th-century African funeral pole from a museum, a charge they have denied saying that they were simply trying to draw attention to the artwork's origin

Athens Marathon called off over COVID-19 fears, organisers claim to have made 'every possible effort' to avoid cancellation
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Athens Marathon called off over COVID-19 fears, organisers claim to have made 'every possible effort' to avoid cancellation

The Athens marathon, which starts at Marathon — the town which gave its name to the distance — and ends at the 1896 Olympic stadium in Athens, has grown over the last decade and now attracts tens of thousands of runners.

EU to take legal action against UK over 'problematic provisions' in contentious Brexit bill
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EU to take legal action against UK over 'problematic provisions' in contentious Brexit bill

EU leaders fear that if the bill becomes law, it could lead to the re-imposition of a hard land border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, and erode stability in the region