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Uttarakhand HC directs CBI to register FIR, probe corruption allegations against Trivendra Singh Rawat
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Uttarakhand HC directs CBI to register FIR, probe corruption allegations against Trivendra Singh Rawat

Issuing the order, Justice Ravindra Maithani also said all documents related to the case be submitted before the court.

Bihar Election Phase 1: Polling begins in 71 constituencies amid tight security; COVID-19 guidelines in place
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Bihar Election Phase 1: Polling begins in 71 constituencies amid tight security; COVID-19 guidelines in place

As many as 33 of the constituencies going to polls in the first phase have been declared as 'sensitive or hypersensitive' constituencies, the poll panel said

Bigly Yuge: Texas Republicans tricked into judging gaumutra competition say they feel benefits
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Bigly Yuge: Texas Republicans tricked into judging gaumutra competition say they feel benefits

As next week's US election approaches, Indian author Avirook Sen will send despatches from Texas as part of a multi-part satirical series that seeks to probe The Wall Street Journal's assertion that Donald Trump has killed satire

Junior Masterchef Australia on Disney+ Hotstar is wholesome and joyous viewing at its best
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Junior Masterchef Australia on Disney+ Hotstar is wholesome and joyous viewing at its best

In these fraught times, the show is an escape into a world where the biggest drama is overcooked meat and runny pannacottas.

Cyberpunk 2077's third delay keeps gamers on tenterhooks as expectations soar
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Cyberpunk 2077's third delay keeps gamers on tenterhooks as expectations soar

CD Projekt Red have already put their staff on a six-day workweek to try and complete the game by November, and now with another delay, the question that fans would be left asking is, will this 21-day extension be enough to get the game ready?

Uttarakhand HC directs CBI to register FIR, probe corruption allegations against Trivendra Singh Rawat
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Uttarakhand HC directs CBI to register FIR, probe corruption allegations against Trivendra Singh Rawat

Issuing the order, Justice Ravindra Maithani also said all documents related to the case be submitted before the court.

Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?
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Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?

To broach the topic about the veil meaning something more than a mere clothing choice seems somewhat an exhausting exercise now, one marred by debates that insist upon centralising the hijab as the server of patriarchal functions.

Champions League: Juventus set to be without Cristiano Ronaldo as they meet Barcelona; Manchester United face Leipzig test
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Champions League: Juventus set to be without Cristiano Ronaldo as they meet Barcelona; Manchester United face Leipzig test

Barcelona got off to a good start by beating Ferencvaros 5-1 but coach Ronald Koeman is under pressure again after the team lost at home to Real Madrid in the Spanish league Saturday.

IPL 2020: 'Thoroughly enjoyed watching', Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri praise Wriddhiman Saha's knock against DC
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IPL 2020: 'Thoroughly enjoyed watching', Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri praise Wriddhiman Saha's knock against DC

Saha smashed 12 fours and two sixes for SRH in their 88-run victory over Delhi Capitals, showing his hitting skills which have largely gone unnoticed over the years.

Apple App Store to increase in-app purchase fees in India and five other countries
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Apple App Store to increase in-app purchase fees in India and five other countries

According to Apple, the prices also reflect a new equalisation levy of 2 percent in India.

Breast Cancer Month: Men succumb to breast cancer too; everything you need to know
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Breast Cancer Month: Men succumb to breast cancer too; everything you need to know

While uncommon, men between 60-70 years are thought to be most at risk of suffering of breast cancer.

IPL 2020: Bowling with clear mind is my biggest strength, says SRH's Rashid Khan
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IPL 2020: Bowling with clear mind is my biggest strength, says SRH's Rashid Khan

Rashid returned the incredible figures of 4-0-7-3 to make a significant contribution in Sunrisers' win Delhi Capitals.

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting says chasing an area of concern, insists his team has to reset immediately
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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting says chasing an area of concern, insists his team has to reset immediately

Ponting said his team has failed to bounce back whenever they have conceded an advantage to the opponents.

IPL 2020: From cakewalk to possible catastrophe, Delhi Capitals' downturn continues
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IPL 2020: From cakewalk to possible catastrophe, Delhi Capitals' downturn continues

If DC do lose both their games, they will remain stranded on 14 points. Both MI and RCB will have at least 16 points. Both KXIP and KKR could finish with 16 points, too. And both SRH and RR could finish on 14 points as well, with SRH’s net run rate significantly clear of DC’s after Tuesday.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan, Celine Dion to star in Jim Strouse's romantic drama
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan, Celine Dion to star in Jim Strouse's romantic drama

Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to social media to share the news and wrote, "So excited to kick start this amazing movie with such incredible people!"

Mani Ratnam to present Tamil anthology Navarasa for Netflix; Bejoy Nambiar, Karthik Subbaraj among directors
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Mani Ratnam to present Tamil anthology Navarasa for Netflix; Bejoy Nambiar, Karthik Subbaraj among directors

The proceeds from the Navarasa anthology will go towards the well-being of film workers in Tamil cinema impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a press release said.

Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam in encounter with security forces
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Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam in encounter with security forces

The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained, an official said, adding that preliminary investigation suggests that one of them was a foreigner

IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma likely to sit out as Mumbai Indians and RCB aim to secure playoffs berth
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IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma likely to sit out as Mumbai Indians and RCB aim to secure playoffs berth

While Mumbai are sitting on top of the table despite their eight-wicket hammering by Rajasthan Royals with 14 points, Virat Kohli-led RCB too remain on 14 following their loss to Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

India vs Australia: MCG to host Boxing Day Test as CA announce fixtures for Virat Kohli and Co's tour Down Under
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India vs Australia: MCG to host Boxing Day Test as CA announce fixtures for Virat Kohli and Co's tour Down Under

The announcement came hours after Australia's second largest city exited a months-long coronavirus lockdown which enabled the MCG to confirm it would stage its traditional Boxing Day Test.

Assassin's Creed video game franchise to get live-action series adaptation at Netflix
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Assassin's Creed video game franchise to get live-action series adaptation at Netflix

Besides the live-action series, Assassin's Creed will also have animated and anime adaptations.