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'Biased and inaccurate': India rejects US panel's report on religious freedom
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'Biased and inaccurate': India rejects US panel's report on religious freedom

Released in June, the report recommended the Biden administration to designate India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 11 other nations as "countries of particular concern" in the context of religious freedom

Teesta Setalvad, RB Sreekumar sent in judicial remand; cops do not seek further custody
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Teesta Setalvad, RB Sreekumar sent in judicial remand; cops do not seek further custody

The two were produced before metropolitan magistrate SP Patel after their police custody ended

Centre amends FCRA rules, allows Indians to receive up to Rs 10 lakh a year from kin staying abroad without disclosing
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Centre amends FCRA rules, allows Indians to receive up to Rs 10 lakh a year from kin staying abroad without disclosing

In a notification, the home ministry also said if the amount exceeds, the individuals will now have 90 days to inform the government instead of 30 days earlier

India vs England: Ravindra Jadeja asserts himself as backbone of Indian batting with Edgbaston ton
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India vs England: Ravindra Jadeja asserts himself as backbone of Indian batting with Edgbaston ton

It is about time Ravindra Jadeja the batsman should get the same recognition as Jadeja the bowler or the fielder.

Agnipath: BJP national executive body lauds military recruitment scheme
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Agnipath: BJP national executive body lauds military recruitment scheme

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan claimed that PM Modi's work in this regard has become a 'global model'

Forensic: Prachi Desai on getting out of her comfort zone to play a complex role, her journey in the industry & more
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Forensic: Prachi Desai on getting out of her comfort zone to play a complex role, her journey in the industry & more

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Prachi Desai opened up on how she got out of her comfort zone to play a complex character in Forensic and more.

India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah runs through English top order as hosts end Day 2 on 84/5
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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah runs through English top order as hosts end Day 2 on 84/5

Following up his world record-breaking carnage with the bat, the visitors' fast-bowling captain Jasprit Bumrah (3/35) led from the front in his primary job, taking three English wickets

Cristiano Ronaldo tells Manchester United to consider him for transfer: Reports
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Cristiano Ronaldo tells Manchester United to consider him for transfer: Reports

Premier League rivals Chelsea are speculated among the clubs considering the 37-year-old forward as Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendis reportedly met the club's new co-owner Todd Boehly to discuss a possible move

Bill Gates gets nostalgic, shares 48-year-old resume; internet thanks Microsoft co-founder
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Bill Gates gets nostalgic, shares 48-year-old resume; internet thanks Microsoft co-founder

Many users were left surprised to see that the Microsoft co-founder had included personal details like his weight and height in the document

Smriti Irani flays KCR, says he insulted not the individual but the institution
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Smriti Irani flays KCR, says he insulted not the individual but the institution

Earlier in the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Hyderabad, he was not welcomed by the Telangana chief minister but the state's animal husbandry and fisheries minister, Talasani Srinivas Yadav

Seeing some 'qualitative changes' in Maharashtra governor: Sharad Pawar's dig at Koshyari offering sweets to CM Shinde
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Seeing some 'qualitative changes' in Maharashtra governor: Sharad Pawar's dig at Koshyari offering sweets to CM Shinde

Sharad Pawar also reacted sharply over the role of the governor and the relations between his office and the state government.

'Tackle the menace of Islamic fanaticism': JNU Teachers' Forum condemns Udaipur killing
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'Tackle the menace of Islamic fanaticism': JNU Teachers' Forum condemns Udaipur killing

'We have to do something to cure this mentality as we go on to tackle the menace of Islamic fanaticism. There is no place for such acts in any civilized world and we have to nip any such mindset in the bud,' JNUTF said

Pro-Russia rebels claim to 'encircle' strategic Lysychansk city, Ukraine denies
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Pro-Russia rebels claim to 'encircle' strategic Lysychansk city, Ukraine denies

The city's capture would allow Russian forces to push deeper into the battleground Donbas region, which has become the focus of their offensive since failing to capture Kyiv after invading in late February

West Indies vs Bangladesh, LIVE Cricket Score and updates, 1st T20I
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West Indies vs Bangladesh, LIVE Cricket Score and updates, 1st T20I

West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I, LIVE Cricket score and Updates

Maharashtra: MLAs of Shinde faction return to Mumbai; election for Speaker tomorrow
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Maharashtra: MLAs of Shinde faction return to Mumbai; election for Speaker tomorrow

The MLAs were camping at a starred hotel in Dona Paula since 29 June after flying to Goa from Guwahati

COVID-19: Delhi reports 678 new cases, 2 deaths; positivity rate dips to 3.98% from 5.4% in last 24 hours
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COVID-19: Delhi reports 678 new cases, 2 deaths; positivity rate dips to 3.98% from 5.4% in last 24 hours

The city recorded 1,109 cases on Wednesday, with a positivity rate of 5.87 percent and one death. On Tuesday, the capital logged 874 fresh COVID-19 cases, with a positivity rate of 5.18 percent and four deaths

Wimbledon 2022: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek crashes out in third round to Alize Cornet; 37-match winning streak ends
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Wimbledon 2022: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek crashes out in third round to Alize Cornet; 37-match winning streak ends

The 2022 French Open champion lost in straight sets to France's unseeded Alize Cornet 4-6, 2-6.

Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri photojournalist stopped from flying abroad
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Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri photojournalist stopped from flying abroad

Sanna Irshad Mattoo was on her way to Paris to attend a book launch event and participate in a photography exhibition when she was stopped by immigration authorities at the Delhi airport

Centre’s new e-filing portal hit by technical snags; IT dept blames 'irregular traffic'
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Centre’s new e-filing portal hit by technical snags; IT dept blames 'irregular traffic'

The new tax e-filing portal was launched on 7 June, 2021, and Infosys was paid Rs 164.5 crore to develop it. The website had also faced snags on the first anniversary of its launch when many users complained that they were unable to log in into the portal

Presidential poll: AIADMK, allies extend support to NDA candidate Draopadi Murmu
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Presidential poll: AIADMK, allies extend support to NDA candidate Draopadi Murmu

Palaniswami, who is being projected as the next single leader of the AIADMK by apparently sidelining Panneerselvam, was the first leader from the State to greet Murmu with a shawl and a bouquet