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Uttarakhand floods: Five out of six missing trekkers found dead; cumulative toll in disaster climbs to 77
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Uttarakhand floods: Five out of six missing trekkers found dead; cumulative toll in disaster climbs to 77

Bodies of five out of six trekkers feared dead on Suderdhunga trek in Bageshwar district were found on Sunday as the cumulative death toll in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand rose to 77

Anxiety and excitement grip students, teachers as schools reopen for offline classes across India
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Anxiety and excitement grip students, teachers as schools reopen for offline classes across India

The fears that the students and parents are grappling with can be easily addressed if the schools are able to follow the guidelines set by the Ministry of Education

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to participate in G-20 meet and Climate Summit from 29 October to 2 November
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to participate in G-20 meet and Climate Summit from 29 October to 2 November

Modi will attend the 16th G-20 Summit in Rome at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the climate summit at the invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson

James Michael Tyler, best known as Gunther from Friends, dies of prostate cancer at 59
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James Michael Tyler, best known as Gunther from Friends, dies of prostate cancer at 59

James Michael Tyler was battling stage 4 prostate cancer, which was diagnosed in 2018

T20 World Cup 2021: Decision to take the knee was communicated to us by management, says Virat Kohli
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T20 World Cup 2021: Decision to take the knee was communicated to us by management, says Virat Kohli

Kohli's men took the knee in support of the movement that began with the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in the USA.

Africa trying to replicate Moderna's COVID vaccine in an attempt to lessen the gap of vaccine inequity
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Africa trying to replicate Moderna's COVID vaccine in an attempt to lessen the gap of vaccine inequity

Some experts see reverse engineering — recreating vaccines from fragments of publicly available information — as one of the few remaining ways to redress the power imbalances of the pandemic.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress promises free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh if voted to power
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress promises free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh if voted to power

This is part of the seven promises, which were announced by Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday while she flagged off her party's 'Pratigya Yatras' from UP's Barabanki district

Three of a group of 13 tourists die in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur due to bad weather
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Three of a group of 13 tourists die in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur due to bad weather

The tourists — 12 from Mumbai and one from Delhi — were going to Sangla in Kinnaur from Janglik in Shimla via Barua Kanda

India logs 14,306 new COVID-19 cases, 443 fresh fatalities; number of vaccines administered crosses 102 crore
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India logs 14,306 new COVID-19 cases, 443 fresh fatalities; number of vaccines administered crosses 102 crore

The active cases comprise 0.49 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate is at 98.18 percent, highest since March 2020

Advising committee member resigns after NASA refuses to change telescope named after homophobic former administrator
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Advising committee member resigns after NASA refuses to change telescope named after homophobic former administrator

The telescope was originally named just ‘Next Generation Space Telescope,’ but in 2002, then NASA boss Sean O’Keefe renamed it to honour Webb, who had served the US space agency during the Apollo era.

Elon Musk trolls Apple CEO Tim Cook on his new product Apple Cloth on Twitter
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Elon Musk trolls Apple CEO Tim Cook on his new product Apple Cloth on Twitter

Apple recently launched a ‘polishing cloth’ priced at Rs 1,900 in India which is made of nonabrasive materials and although the microfibre cloth has an Apple stamp on it.

T20 World Cup 2021: After chaotic build-up, Afghanistan open their campaign against spirited Scotland
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T20 World Cup 2021: After chaotic build-up, Afghanistan open their campaign against spirited Scotland

Notwithstanding their controversial build-up, Afghanistan have shown what they are capable of in the two-warm ups that they played in the lead up to the tournament.

T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan withstand turbulence, shut naysayers in jinx-breaking India win
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T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan withstand turbulence, shut naysayers in jinx-breaking India win

Pakistan cricket is the anti-matter to matter, it exists in a parallel universe where different laws of physics and universe apply.

Ola Electric opens first Hypercharger station ahead of S1, S1 Pro deliveries commencing in November
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Ola Electric opens first Hypercharger station ahead of S1, S1 Pro deliveries commencing in November

Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal shared the first Hypercharger setup is live at the Ola Campus in Bengaluru; over 5,000 charging points to come up across 100 cities initially.

Bunty Aur Babli 2 trailer: OG con-couple Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan battle it out with Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari
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Bunty Aur Babli 2 trailer: OG con-couple Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan battle it out with Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari

Releasing 16 years after the first part, Bunty Aur Babli has amped up its disguise game with the aid of prosthetic and innovative make-up techniques.

T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli hugs Mohammad Rizwan, social media calls it 'true spirit of cricket'
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T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli hugs Mohammad Rizwan, social media calls it 'true spirit of cricket'

After Babar Azam’s side ended the Men in Blue’s winning streak against Pakistan in World Cup matches, Virat Kohli congratulated the Pakistan openers Azam and Mohammad Rizwan on their impressive knocks.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Review: High on features, low on battery
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Review: High on features, low on battery

Is this the best smartwatch for Android phones currently available in India?

Totem Pole and the will to survive: How Paul Pritchard recovered from a deadly accident to get back in the mountains
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Totem Pole and the will to survive: How Paul Pritchard recovered from a deadly accident to get back in the mountains

“I do realise there is a paradox here — why keep going back to somewhere that has hurt you so much? But the injuries and hardships that one endures on the mountain can teach you so much": Paul Pritchard details the account of his life-threatening fall and subsequent rise in the book The Mountain Path.