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Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan
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Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan are just part of a larger — fraught — landscape. Every nation-state to acquire nuclear weapons after the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is in Asia

Sushant Singh Rajput death case: CBI registers FIR, takes over probe from Bihar Police
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Sushant Singh Rajput death case: CBI registers FIR, takes over probe from Bihar Police

The Bihar government had referred the matter to the CBI even as the Mumbai Police is probing the main case related to alleged suicide by the actor

690 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate stored near Chennai sparks fear of Beirut-like blast; no threat, say Customs
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690 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate stored near Chennai sparks fear of Beirut-like blast; no threat, say Customs

The storage of the chemical in Chennai became a cause for serious concern in the backdrop of the explosion of the chemical in Beirut on Tuesday, which killed 135 people and injured around 4,000

Sri Lanka parliamentary election: Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win, show early results
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Sri Lanka parliamentary election: Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win, show early results

Mahinda Rajapaksa's SLPP is expected to win control of the 225-member Assembly by a comfortable margin, according to analysts.

England vs Pakistan: Shan Masood's career-best knock puts visitors in driving seat on day two
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England vs Pakistan: Shan Masood's career-best knock puts visitors in driving seat on day two

Masood reached 156 after almost eight hours at the crease to lift the tourists to 326, and the bowlers then tore through England's top order.

Coronavirus Updates: 11,514 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra today; tally rises to 4,79,779
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Coronavirus Updates: 11,514 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra today; tally rises to 4,79,779

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 11,514 COVID-19 cases and 316 deaths were reported in the state on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,79,779, including 1,46,305 active cases, 3,16,375 recovered and 16,792 deaths.

Nearly 9.5 lakh Indians brought back under Vande Bharat Mission, says MEA
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Nearly 9.5 lakh Indians brought back under Vande Bharat Mission, says MEA

The MEA added that the Vande Bharat Mission is "the largest sustained operation for the repatriation of Indians stranded overseas"

Karnataka SSLC Results 2020: KSEEB to declare Class 10 results today; steps to check score via SMS
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Karnataka SSLC Results 2020: KSEEB to declare Class 10 results today; steps to check score via SMS

Karnataka SSLC Results 2020 | The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) will declare Class 10 examination results for over eight lakh students today

MEA says 'positive developmental changes' in J&K reflect 'complete normalcy' in UT
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MEA says 'positive developmental changes' in J&K reflect 'complete normalcy' in UT

The MEA's statement came after a US lawmaker wrote to EAM S Jaishankar expressing concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir one year after Article 370 was abrogated

GC Murmu appointed new CAG in place of Rajiv Mehrishi, will take oath on Saturday
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GC Murmu appointed new CAG in place of Rajiv Mehrishi, will take oath on Saturday

Murmu served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir after it was made a Union tTerritory last year

Countdown for Congress govt in Rajasthan has begun, says Union minister Kailash Chaudhary
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Countdown for Congress govt in Rajasthan has begun, says Union minister Kailash Chaudhary

The BJP leader who is on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Barmer, also said the state government has lost the confidence of the people

Formula 1 2020: Sergio Perez could make return at Silverstone, Nico Hulkenberg still on standby
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Formula 1 2020: Sergio Perez could make return at Silverstone, Nico Hulkenberg still on standby

Perez has been in quarantine for seven days but he has been cleared to drive again for Racing Point this weekend providing he returns a negative COVID-19 test

MotoGP 2020: Marc Marquez ruled out of Czech Grand Prix after undergoing surgery on right arm
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MotoGP 2020: Marc Marquez ruled out of Czech Grand Prix after undergoing surgery on right arm

Márquez needed a second surgery on Monday after re-injuring his arm at home. Honda team manager Alberto Puig said on Thursday that Márquez damaged a titanium plate in his right humerus while trying to open a window in his house.

US Open 2020: Former champions Andy Murray, Kim Clijsters receive wild card entry for upcoming Grand Slam
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US Open 2020: Former champions Andy Murray, Kim Clijsters receive wild card entry for upcoming Grand Slam

Former world number one Murray, currently ranked 129 after a lengthy period battling a hip injury, narrowly missed direct entry.

Bihar cricket secretary Aditya Verma writes to Jay Shah as state's players seek pay for previous season
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Bihar cricket secretary Aditya Verma writes to Jay Shah as state's players seek pay for previous season

Aditya Verma has written a letter to BCCI secretary Jay Shah alleging financial bungling of the Indian cricket board's funds to the tune of Rs 11 crore. The state association's general secretary, Sanjay Kumar, said that Verma's allegations are true.

Palghar lynching: SC asks Maharashtra govt to submit chargesheets, status report on inquiry against cops
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Palghar lynching: SC asks Maharashtra govt to submit chargesheets, status report on inquiry against cops

SG Tushar Mehta, appearing for Centre, said court must consider 'whether there were any policemen involved in the offence or if there was any dereliction of duty'

Eric Garcia turned down offer for contract extension with Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola
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Eric Garcia turned down offer for contract extension with Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola

Eric Garcia has been linked with a return to boyhood club Barcelona which he left three years ago.

Qatar Football Association fines former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez $2,700 for breaching COVID-19 protocol
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Qatar Football Association fines former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez $2,700 for breaching COVID-19 protocol

Xavi, head coach of Qatari side Al-Sadd, revealed at the end of July that he had contracted the virus but just days later he said he had returned home and to work.

PGA Championship quietly kicks off as COVID-19 regulations limit media, fans
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PGA Championship quietly kicks off as COVID-19 regulations limit media, fans

The COVID-19 pandemic that forced the PGA Championship to move from May to August also led to this being the first major championship without spectators.

Centre scraps handicrafts and handloom boards, stating move towards 'minimum govt, maximum governance'
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Centre scraps handicrafts and handloom boards, stating move towards 'minimum govt, maximum governance'

As per the resolutions passed by the Ministry of Textiles, this move was taken "in consonance with the Government of India's vision of 'Minimum Government and Maximum Governance', a leaner Government Machinery and the need for systematic rationalisation of Government bodies"