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'COVID-19 situation out of control': SC seeks status report from Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Assam
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'COVID-19 situation out of control': SC seeks status report from Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Assam

The apex court also questioned Gujarat over its policy of marriage celebration during the pandemic, saying cases are rising there and situation has worsened in the state after Delhi and Maharashtra

President-elect Joe Biden to name longtime aide Antony Blinken as secretary of state: Reports
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President-elect Joe Biden to name longtime aide Antony Blinken as secretary of state: Reports

A mild-mannered policy wonk who is fluent in French and plays guitar on the side, the 58-year-old is a longtime aide to Biden who served as deputy secretary of state during Barack Obama's presidency

Pat Quinn, co-founder of viral ALS ice bucket challenge, passes away from Lou Gehrig's disease at 37
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Pat Quinn, co-founder of viral ALS ice bucket challenge, passes away from Lou Gehrig's disease at 37

Pat Quinn was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in 2013, a month after his 30th birthday.

Cyclone Nivar likely to cross Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh on 25 Nov; heavy rain expected in Chennai, Puducherry
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Cyclone Nivar likely to cross Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh on 25 Nov; heavy rain expected in Chennai, Puducherry

IMD has also advised farmers to harvest their crops without delay in the south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema districts as winds are expected to cross speeds of 100 kmph during landfall

Former Newcastle, West Ham manager Alan Pardew appointed technical director at Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia
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Former Newcastle, West Ham manager Alan Pardew appointed technical director at Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia

The 59-year-old former Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace boss "signed his personal contract and starts work immediately," a statement on CSKA's official website said.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial in corruption case
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial in corruption case

Charged with bribery and influence peddling, Sarkozy risks a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of one million euros ($1.2 million)

Day after R Roshan Baig's arrest in IMA ponzi scam, CBI searches ex-minister's Bengaluru residence
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Day after R Roshan Baig's arrest in IMA ponzi scam, CBI searches ex-minister's Bengaluru residence

Baig, who was disqualified as a Congress MLA last year, was lodged in the central prison in Bengaluru after a court remanded him to 14-day judicial custody on Sunday

Premier League: Top clubs will struggle with injuries without changes to fixture list, says Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp
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Premier League: Top clubs will struggle with injuries without changes to fixture list, says Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp

Klopp's men saw off Leicester City 3-0 in Sunday's late Premier League kick-off and will welcome Atlanta to Anfield in the Champions League on Wednesday before travelling to Brighton for Saturday's early kick-off.

Risk of fractures may be higher if you follow vegan, vegetarian or pescetarian diet, says study
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Risk of fractures may be higher if you follow vegan, vegetarian or pescetarian diet, says study

Vegans and vegetarians need to focus on maintaining a healthy BMI and including proper calcium and protein supplements in their diets to prevent fracture risks

Social bubbles, physical distancing, masks: Which method is most effective in controlling COVID-19 spread at events
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Social bubbles, physical distancing, masks: Which method is most effective in controlling COVID-19 spread at events

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has conducted precisely this type of evaluation of various social settings which can lead to COVID-19 outbreaks to understand which preventive methods are best suited for which type of situation

India vs Australia: Haven't set any personal goals, but looking forward to the tour, says Shubman Gill
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India vs Australia: Haven't set any personal goals, but looking forward to the tour, says Shubman Gill

The 21-year-old batsman headed to Australia after an impressive outing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season with KKR.

ISL 2020-21: Indian defender Adil Khan named Hyderabad FC captain for ongoing season
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ISL 2020-21: Indian defender Adil Khan named Hyderabad FC captain for ongoing season

The 32-year-old Khan, who plays as a defender as well as a defensive midfielder, has earned over 10 caps for India since making his debut in 2012.

'First make PoK part of India then talk about Karachi', Sanjay Raut tells Devendra Fadnavis over shop row
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'First make PoK part of India then talk about Karachi', Sanjay Raut tells Devendra Fadnavis over shop row

After a Shiv Sena worker asked owners of Karachi Sweets outlet in Mumbai to rename the shop, Fadnavis had said that "Karachi will be a part of India one day"

South Africa vs England: Kagiso Rabada reveals 'bizarre' COVID-19 protocols, says ‘training is going smoothly’
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South Africa vs England: Kagiso Rabada reveals 'bizarre' COVID-19 protocols, says ‘training is going smoothly’

Two members of the South African squad have tested positive for COVID since the squad assembled last week and two other players had to go into isolation because of their close contact with one of the infected players.

Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for secret talks with MBS, Mike Pompeo: Reports
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Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for secret talks with MBS, Mike Pompeo: Reports

The reported meeting comes weeks after Israel agreed to historic US-brokered deals to normalise ties with two Saudi allies in the Gulf: the UAE and Bahrain

Shanghai airport conducts mass testing of staff after COVID-19 cases reported among cargo handlers
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Shanghai airport conducts mass testing of staff after COVID-19 cases reported among cargo handlers

More than 17,700 people had been swabbed by Monday morning with over 11,500 testing negative, Xinhua News Agency reported

India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj says Virat Kohli’s advice to ‘be strong’ has helped him ahead of Test series
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India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj says Virat Kohli’s advice to ‘be strong’ has helped him ahead of Test series

Away from family while grieving the recent loss of his father, Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj says skipper Virat Kohli's advice to "be strong" has helped him stay afloat as he gears up for a gruelling series against Australia.

Premier League: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta alarmed by growing injury list after Leeds draw
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Premier League: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta alarmed by growing injury list after Leeds draw

With Thomas Partey, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli all sidelined heading into Sunday's game, winger Willian and Bukayo Saka failed to finish the contest after respectively picking up a muscular problem and what appeared to be a knee injury.

Premier League: League-leaders Tottenham report annual losses of $85.4 million amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Premier League: League-leaders Tottenham report annual losses of $85.4 million amid COVID-19 pandemic

In 2018-19, Tottenham made a profit of 68.6 million pounds ($91.7 million) during their first partial season in their new 1.2 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) stadium. Fans haven't been allowed in to watch Jose Mourinho's side at the north London venue since March.

2G scam case: Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging Centre's decision-making process
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2G scam case: Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging Centre's decision-making process

The judge, who will demit the office on 30 Nov, added that subject to the orders of the CJI, the pleas will be listed before another bench on 1 Dec