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Omicron threat: Mumbai's BMC issues SOPs for international travellers, to call home quarantined passengers 5 times a day
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Omicron threat: Mumbai's BMC issues SOPs for international travellers, to call home quarantined passengers 5 times a day

The updated rules come as 14 international flyers from ‘at risk countries’ have tested COVID-19 positive

LIVE Cricket Score, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Kiwis seven down, lose Blundell after tea break
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LIVE Cricket Score, India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Kiwis seven down, lose Blundell after tea break

India vs New Zealand, Live Cricket Score, 2nd Test Live Streaming and Latest Updates: A century of overs completed in the match so far, but a double century is not meant to be for Mayank Agarwal this time. He gets an edge off the bat in Ajaz's ball and nicks it to Blundell, who takes the catch. Wicket number seven for Ajaz, and the Kiwis as well. Jayant Yadav joins Axar Patel in the middle.

Delhi-Dehradun Economic corridor launched today; all you need to know about project
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Delhi-Dehradun Economic corridor launched today; all you need to know about project

The prime minister's office further informed that the greenfield alignment project will have 7 major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut

Andhra's Konijeti Rosaiah passes away at 88: A look into the stalwart's long political life
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Andhra's Konijeti Rosaiah passes away at 88: A look into the stalwart's long political life

The political journey of the former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh began in 1968 as an MLC. He also served as Governor of Tamil Nadu from 31 August 2011 to 30 August 2016

India curtails tour of South Africa, T20Is to be played later; departure delayed by one week
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India curtails tour of South Africa, T20Is to be played later; departure delayed by one week

"BCCI has confirmed (to the) CSA that (the) Indian team will travel for three Tests and three ODIs. The remaining four T20Is will be played at a later date," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement

Omg, Omicron! Why it's too soon to panic about new vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 variant
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Omg, Omicron! Why it's too soon to panic about new vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 variant

Vaccines may end up protecting us against Omicron after all, as they have done with earlier variants. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it will take us another two to four weeks to figure out what's going on

India vs New Zealand: 'Patel Indian ho ya New Zealand ka, kamal hi karta hai' Twitter reacts to Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket haul
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India vs New Zealand: 'Patel Indian ho ya New Zealand ka, kamal hi karta hai' Twitter reacts to Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket haul

Patel became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings as India folded for 325 during the second session on day two of the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai on Friday

Relief for Odisha, Andhra as Cyclone Jawad likely to weaken into deep depression
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Relief for Odisha, Andhra as Cyclone Jawad likely to weaken into deep depression

Cyclone Jawad is likely to weaken gradually and move northwards during the next 12 hours and then north-northwards along the Odisha coast, nearing Puri as a deep depression, the India Meteorological Department said

Nearly two years after COVID-19 outbreak, Cook Islands reports its first coronavirus case
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Nearly two years after COVID-19 outbreak, Cook Islands reports its first coronavirus case

The nation of around 17,000 people has one of the highest vaccination rates globally, with 96 percent of the eligible population double-dosed

Centre gives approval for plan to manufacture over 5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in Amethi
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Centre gives approval for plan to manufacture over 5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in Amethi

With this move, the firearm will replace the in-service INSAS rifle inducted over three decades ago

Omicron: Parliamentary panel recommends evaluation of vaccines, more research for booster dose
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Omicron: Parliamentary panel recommends evaluation of vaccines, more research for booster dose

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, which presented its report on Friday, also said that concerns with regard to the new strain developing immune escape mechanism should be critically addressed.

Ashes: Justin Langer still has 'nightmares' over Ben Stokes' Headingley exploits in 2019
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Ashes: Justin Langer still has 'nightmares' over Ben Stokes' Headingley exploits in 2019

While Australia retained the Ashes urn, the highlight of the series was the England all-rounder's heroics in their one-wicket win in the third Test at Leeds.

Tamil Nadu: Madurai to ban unvaccinated residents from entering public places
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Tamil Nadu: Madurai to ban unvaccinated residents from entering public places

The district's administration has given one week's time to people to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

India vs New Zealand: Shubman Gill has the technique to bat at any position, says Sachin Tendulkar
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India vs New Zealand: Shubman Gill has the technique to bat at any position, says Sachin Tendulkar

The legendary Tendulkar, however, added that Gill needs to convert those great starts into big knocks

Navy Day 2021: President Kovind, Narendra Modi salute forces for 'outstanding courage and professionalism'
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Navy Day 2021: President Kovind, Narendra Modi salute forces for 'outstanding courage and professionalism'

Navy Day is celebrated every December 4, as on this day in 1971 during the Indo-Pak war Indian Navy undertook Operation Trident in which its missile boats carried out an audacious attack to sink enemy ships

Tim Paine could make cricketing return despite being 'shattered' by sexting scandal, says Justin Langer
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Tim Paine could make cricketing return despite being 'shattered' by sexting scandal, says Justin Langer

Paine's playing future is unclear after he took an indefinite break, but Langer suggested he could be back, while lamenting the 'heavy price' paid by the Tasmanian

Jim Morrison's music is eternal reminder of a man possessed by talent, questions, and urge to look for answers
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Jim Morrison's music is eternal reminder of a man possessed by talent, questions, and urge to look for answers

Jim Morrison was the original rebel with a cause, one that believed in boundless self-expression even at the cost of irking authorities and society itself.

Solar eclipse today: From duration to live stream timings, all you need to know
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Solar eclipse today: From duration to live stream timings, all you need to know

NASA will live stream the event from the Union Glacier, Antarctica on NASA’s YouTube channel and on their official website - https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

Pakistan teen mountaineer Shehroze Kashif confronts mortality and history on K2 summit
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Pakistan teen mountaineer Shehroze Kashif confronts mortality and history on K2 summit

Kashif was 19 years and 138 days old when in July he became the youngest person to summit both Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, and K2, the second-highest.

COVID-19 pandemic not over in India, country fighting virus together, says Amit Shah
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COVID-19 pandemic not over in India, country fighting virus together, says Amit Shah

The home minister speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit said that the country saw a welcome change as the BJP government came to power and provided stability