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India squad for Australia tour 2020: Varun Chakravarthy earns maiden call-up for T20Is, injured Rohit Sharma left out
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India squad for Australia tour 2020: Varun Chakravarthy earns maiden call-up for T20Is, injured Rohit Sharma left out

Leg-spinner Chakravarthy has been quite the revelation for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing season, collecting 12 wickets at an average of 23.50 and an economy of 7.05

China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon and other US firms over Taiwan arms sales
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China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon and other US firms over Taiwan arms sales

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the sanctions were "to safeguard national interests" and would apply to those who have "behaved badly in the process of arms sales to Taiwan"

India-US 2+2 talks tomorrow: Dialogue to involve defence, external affairs ministries, key security deal on agenda
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India-US 2+2 talks tomorrow: Dialogue to involve defence, external affairs ministries, key security deal on agenda

The upcoming US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue will be the third such edition between India and the United States

From key bridges to strategically crucial tunnels, a look at BRO's infra push in North East
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From key bridges to strategically crucial tunnels, a look at BRO's infra push in North East

Rajnath Singh recently complimented the BRO for its "unwavering commitment" towards delivering outstanding quality infrastructure

Premier League: Jurgen Klopp proud of Liverpool form amid Virgil van Dijk's absence
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Premier League: Jurgen Klopp proud of Liverpool form amid Virgil van Dijk's absence

Liverpool managed to beat both Dutch giants Ajax and Sheffield United last week despite missing star central defender van Dijk.

Formula 1 2020: Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto rejects Sebastian Vettel favouritism speculation
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Formula 1 2020: Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto rejects Sebastian Vettel favouritism speculation

Leclerc came home fourth and four-time champion Vettel 10th, a result that extended the German’s season-long run of defeats by his teammate

India, US to sign landmark defence pact to share high-end military technology, logistics tomorrow
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India, US to sign landmark defence pact to share high-end military technology, logistics tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met with his US counterpart Mark T Esper on Monday as part of the 2+2 dialogue, and they briefly discussed the issue of India's border row with China

IPL 2020: Sachin Tendulkar heaps praise on 'balanced and confident' KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy
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IPL 2020: Sachin Tendulkar heaps praise on 'balanced and confident' KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy

Chakravarthy, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), has picked up 13 wickets so far this season to be the leading wicket-taker for his side

Narendra Modi didn't accept even tea in 9-hr questioning by Gujarat riots SIT, says RK Raghavan in book
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Narendra Modi didn't accept even tea in 9-hr questioning by Gujarat riots SIT, says RK Raghavan in book

In his autobiography, "A Road Well Travelled', the then head of the SIT said that the Modi did not parry any questions and kept his cool throughout

Madhya Pradesh bypolls: EC says Kamal Nath's 'item' remark against BJP's Imarti Devi violated poll advisory
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Madhya Pradesh bypolls: EC says Kamal Nath's 'item' remark against BJP's Imarti Devi violated poll advisory

The EC advised the Congress leader and former chief minister not to use such terms in public during the period of the Model Code of Conduct

LAHDC-Leh poll: BJP bags 15 out of 26 seats, Congress gets nine
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LAHDC-Leh poll: BJP bags 15 out of 26 seats, Congress gets nine

The Aam Aadmi Party, which had contested for the first time, failed to open its account. The National Conference and the PDP had stayed away.

Allahabad HC raises concern over misuse of anti-cow slaughter law in Uttar Pradesh
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Allahabad HC raises concern over misuse of anti-cow slaughter law in Uttar Pradesh

Granting bail to one Rahmuddin who was allegedly involved in cow slaughter, Justice Sidharth said the misuse of the Act has been leading to "innocent persons languishing in jail"

All citizens to get free COVID-19 vaccine, says Union minister Pratap Sarangi
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All citizens to get free COVID-19 vaccine, says Union minister Pratap Sarangi

The BJP's poll promise of free COVID-19 vaccine in Bihar had kicked up a controversy, with the Opposition parties criticising the NDA government for "using the pandemic for political reasons"

Champions League: Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller says club happy to be playing in ‘their competition’ again
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Champions League: Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller says club happy to be playing in ‘their competition’ again

Bayern, who have won their last six matches in all competitions, have reached the Champions League knockout stage in each of the last 12 seasons.

Bihar Assembly polls: Campaigning ends for first phase, 71 constituencies set to vote on 28 Oct
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Bihar Assembly polls: Campaigning ends for first phase, 71 constituencies set to vote on 28 Oct

The first phase of the election on Wednesday will decide fates of 6 ministers in the Nitish Kumar govt: Krishnandan Varma, Prem Kumar, Jay Kumar Singh, Santosh Kumar Nirala, Vijay Sinha and Ram Narayan Mandal

PNB case: UK court rejects fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's bail plea for seventh time
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PNB case: UK court rejects fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's bail plea for seventh time

The application was reportedly made on the basis of "new evidence", but Westminster Magistrates' Court District Judge Samuel Goozee was not convinced

Showered flowers on party workers, not individual who supported Ballia firing accused, says UP BJP chief
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Showered flowers on party workers, not individual who supported Ballia firing accused, says UP BJP chief

Swatantra Dev Singh's statement came two days after he was caught on camera showering flowers on Bairia MLA Surendra Singh, who was issued notice for backing the main accused in the Durjanpur village firing

Delhi Police sub-inspector arrested for molesting four women in Dwarka over three days
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Delhi Police sub-inspector arrested for molesting four women in Dwarka over three days

Police said that the cop was posted at Special Cell unit of Delhi Police and is currently in judicial custody

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly says Australia-bound Indian players should be able to travel with family members
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BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly says Australia-bound Indian players should be able to travel with family members

Team India travel to Australia for three T20Is, as many ODIs and four Tests, with the tour taking place between 27 November and 19 January.