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Narendra Modi reaches Hyderabad to review COVID-19 vaccine development at Bharat Biotech
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Narendra Modi reaches Hyderabad to review COVID-19 vaccine development at Bharat Biotech

The prime minister is visiting the top vaccine hubs to 'get a first-hand perspective of the roadmap in India's endeavour to vaccinate its citizens', said the PMO

Farmers' protest: Slogans, songs and drumbeats fill the air at Delhi's Burari ground
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Farmers' protest: Slogans, songs and drumbeats fill the air at Delhi's Burari ground

The farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana and also from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, arrived at the ground in trucks and tractors to protest against Centre's new farm laws

Coolie No 1 trailer: Varun Dhawan juggles multiple identities to woo Sara Ali Khan, dupe Paresh Rawal
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Coolie No 1 trailer: Varun Dhawan juggles multiple identities to woo Sara Ali Khan, dupe Paresh Rawal

Coolie No 1, a remake of Govinda and Karisma Kapoor's 1995 comedy, is also helmed by David Dhawan, like the original.

Black Beauty, streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, loses the novel’s sincerity by diluting Anna Sewell’s animal welfare plea
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Black Beauty, streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, loses the novel’s sincerity by diluting Anna Sewell’s animal welfare plea

In Disney+ Hotstar's Black Beauty, the novel’s mustang spirit diminishes into a ho-hum horse movie.

NBA releases shorter 49-game preseason schedule; games start 11 December
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NBA releases shorter 49-game preseason schedule; games start 11 December

Orlando, Atlanta, New York, Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Sacramento, Portland, Charlotte, Phoenix, Memphis, Cleveland and the Lakers are all scheduled to play four preseason contests.

Pro Kabaddi 2020 postponed indefinitely, to resume 'once safe', says organisers
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Pro Kabaddi 2020 postponed indefinitely, to resume 'once safe', says organisers

Pro Kabaddi 8 has been postponed indefinitely and will take place next year when it is safe to do so, said the organisers in a tweet.

US announces sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms supporting Iran's nuclear deal
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US announces sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms supporting Iran's nuclear deal

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the the four firms, accused of transferring sensitive technology and items to Iran's missile programme, will be subject to restrictions on US government aid for two years

Australia's Kaylee McKeown breaks 200m short-course backstroke world record at nationals
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Australia's Kaylee McKeown breaks 200m short-course backstroke world record at nationals

The Australian short-course championships are being held in virtual format this year due to Covid-19, with swimmers competing at the same time in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hobart.

Two-member CWI team arrives in Dhaka to inspect BCB’s bio-security plans ahead of tour in 2021
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Two-member CWI team arrives in Dhaka to inspect BCB’s bio-security plans ahead of tour in 2021

A two-member Cricket West Indies (CWI) team arrived on Saturday to take stock of the COVID-19 management plans put in place by the Bangladesh Cricket Board ahead of their series in January.

LaLiga: Barcelona players set for 122 million euros salary cut to offset financial blow caused by COVID-19
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LaLiga: Barcelona players set for 122 million euros salary cut to offset financial blow caused by COVID-19

The reduction in their wage bill represents a welcome financial lifeline for Barca, hit hard by the loss of gate receipts at the Camp Nou and other effects of Covid-19 prevention measures.

Karolina Pliskova hires Naomi Osaka's ex-coach Sascha Bajin for 2021 season
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Karolina Pliskova hires Naomi Osaka's ex-coach Sascha Bajin for 2021 season

Pliskova published a photo on Facebook and Twitter featuring Bajin, fitness coach Azuz Simchich and a caption saying "Team Pliskova 2021".

All Blacks pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona ahead of Pumas game
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All Blacks pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona ahead of Pumas game

New Zealand captain Sam Cane symbolically place the shirt on the ground as a mark of respect ahead of their traditional haka.

Realme Black Friday sale: Deals on Realme C3, Realme 7 Pro, Narzo 20 Pro and more
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Realme Black Friday sale: Deals on Realme C3, Realme 7 Pro, Narzo 20 Pro and more

Xiaomi is also hosting a Black Friday sale currently that will go on till 29 November.

Xiaomi Black Friday sale: Best deals on Redmi 9 Prime, Mi Watch Revolve, Redmi Note 9 Pro and more
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Xiaomi Black Friday sale: Best deals on Redmi 9 Prime, Mi Watch Revolve, Redmi Note 9 Pro and more

Xiaomi's Black Friday sale is now live on Mi.com, Amazon India, Flipkart and retail stores.

Indian government issues fresh guidelines for cab aggregators like Uber, Ola putting a cap on surge pricing
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Indian government issues fresh guidelines for cab aggregators like Uber, Ola putting a cap on surge pricing

Prices of cab availing services likely to get lower as the government issues new guidelines to cab aggregators.

Volcanic eruptions may help better predict Indian monsoons, claims Indo-German research team
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Volcanic eruptions may help better predict Indian monsoons, claims Indo-German research team

There is evidence to suggest that massive volcanic eruptions could lead to improved monsoon prediction in subsequent years.

Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr ‘exhibition’ clash has the potential to be a disaster of historic proportions
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Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr ‘exhibition’ clash has the potential to be a disaster of historic proportions

The ‘exhibition bout’ taking place between Mike Tyson (54) and Roy Jones Jr (51) on Sunday deserves a category all of its own: a blatant cash grab by two legends of the Sweet Science that has the potential to be a disaster of historic proportions.

India vs Australia: Gautam Gambhir says visitors will struggle to find proper balance until Hardik Pandya is fully fit
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India vs Australia: Gautam Gambhir says visitors will struggle to find proper balance until Hardik Pandya is fully fit

Hardik is playing currently as a specialist batsman and is not sure when he would be fully fit to bowl in ODI cricket.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Co fined 20 percent match fee for maintaining slow over-rate in first ODI
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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Co fined 20 percent match fee for maintaining slow over-rate in first ODI

India captain Virat Kohli has accepted the fine imposed on the team for the offence and the visitors won't be challenging the decision by the referee.

Immunonutrition, cannabis extracts could prevent COVID-19 and aid recovery, says study
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Immunonutrition, cannabis extracts could prevent COVID-19 and aid recovery, says study

Researchers behind the study on immunonutrition said that a strong immune system is one that has a steady supply of nutrients to the T cells, B cells, the complement system and phagocytes