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Republic Day 2022: India has shown unmatched resolve during pandemic, says President Ram Nath Kovind
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Republic Day 2022: India has shown unmatched resolve during pandemic, says President Ram Nath Kovind

In his address to the nation on the eve of 73rd Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind asked all Indians, living in India or abroad to celebrate the Indian-ness in them

Padma Awards 2022 winners List: Bipin Rawat, Kalyan Singh get Padma Vibhushan; check awardees here
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Padma Awards 2022 winners List: Bipin Rawat, Kalyan Singh get Padma Vibhushan; check awardees here

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla will be conferred with Padma Bhushan

India vs South Africa: Five things we learnt from Proteas' 3-0 humbling of visitors in ODIs
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India vs South Africa: Five things we learnt from Proteas' 3-0 humbling of visitors in ODIs

As we bring our coverage of India’s tour of South Africa to a close, we conclude by taking a look at five lessons learned from the one-day series:

PM Modi's picture on COVID vaccination certificates cannot be considered as advertisement, says Kerala HC
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PM Modi's picture on COVID vaccination certificates cannot be considered as advertisement, says Kerala HC

The petitioner had contended that the certificate was a private space with personal details on record and therefore, it was inappropriate to intrude into the privacy of an individual

Why political mad rush to join BJP may not guarantee the saffron party a victory in Manipur polls
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Why political mad rush to join BJP may not guarantee the saffron party a victory in Manipur polls

The ruling party starts the 2022 Manipur elections from a position of great apparent strength. But the appearance can hide some hard realities

Budget 2022: Fintech sector expects easy funds, tax SOPs and enhanced regulatory framework
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Budget 2022: Fintech sector expects easy funds, tax SOPs and enhanced regulatory framework

Union Budget 2022-23: The Fintech revolution has taken off in a big way in India and to continue the steady growth chart, the government needs to create additional revenue generation streams with sustainable business models.

Budget 2022: Crypto players seek regulatory framework, clarity on taxation
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Budget 2022: Crypto players seek regulatory framework, clarity on taxation

Union Budget 2022-23: Crypto-based businesses including exchanges have been self-compliant and adhering to all the relevant laws in the country

Ex-West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee rejects Padma Bhushan award
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Ex-West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee rejects Padma Bhushan award

I know nothing about this award. No one has told me anything about it. If they have decided to offer Padma Bhushan to me, I refuse to accept it, said Bhattacharjee in a statement

UP elections: I'm very much a BJP worker, says Sanghamitra Maurya, daughter of UP minister who joined SP
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UP elections: I'm very much a BJP worker, says Sanghamitra Maurya, daughter of UP minister who joined SP

Expressing her loyalty to Prime Minister Modi, the BJP MP said that she is confident that her party will win all six Assembly seats of the Budaun district of UP

ISL 2021-22: Mumbai's winless run continues with 1-1 draw against NorthEast United
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ISL 2021-22: Mumbai's winless run continues with 1-1 draw against NorthEast United

The result means Mumbai remained winless in their last six games, moving back to the top-four but only just with 18 points from 12 games, level on points with Chennaiyin FC who take on Bengaluru FC on Wednesday

Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Haryana Steelers, Telugu Titans play out 39-39 draw
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Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Haryana Steelers, Telugu Titans play out 39-39 draw

It was an evenly-contested battle between the two teams that saw skipper Vikash Kandola leading from the front and earning his fifth Super 10 of the season

Para athlete Devendra Jhajharia honoured with Padma Bhushan, Neeraj Chopra gets Padma Shri
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Para athlete Devendra Jhajharia honoured with Padma Bhushan, Neeraj Chopra gets Padma Shri

The other Padma Shri awardees include 20-year-old para shooter Avani Lekhara, para badminton player Pramod Bhagat and para javelin thrower Sumit Antil

'Made the announcement too soon': Sania Mirza on her retirement
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'Made the announcement too soon': Sania Mirza on her retirement

Mirza on 19 January had announced that she will hang up her racquet at the end of 2022 season as her body was "wearing down" and the motivation and energy for everyday grind was not the same anymore

As home isolation cases increase, Mansukh Mandaviya tells states and UTs to bolster teleconsultations
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As home isolation cases increase, Mansukh Mandaviya tells states and UTs to bolster teleconsultations

The health minister said Centre's eSanjeevani telemedicine system has provided services to more than 2.6 crore beneficiaries where people can seek medical advice from their homes

Uttar Pradesh elections: Election Commission issues notification for third-phase polling
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Uttar Pradesh elections: Election Commission issues notification for third-phase polling

In the third of the seven-phase elections, polling will be held in 59 Assembly seats spread over 16 districts on 20 February

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra wins Param Vishisht Seva Medal
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Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra wins Param Vishisht Seva Medal

Chopra, a Subedar with the 4 Rajputana Rifles in the Indian Army, had produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the javelin throw finals at Tokyo Olympics in August 2021 to win the gold medal

'Partygate': The scandal that has Boris Johnson on the backfoot and London police making inquiries
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'Partygate': The scandal that has Boris Johnson on the backfoot and London police making inquiries

Troubles mounted for Britain’s embattled prime minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday as the London police formally began investigating allegations that he and his staff organised parties at the PM’s office and residence during Covid lockdowns in 2020.

Punjab polls: BSP declares remaining six candidates, accuses other parties of pushing UP into jungle raj
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Punjab polls: BSP declares remaining six candidates, accuses other parties of pushing UP into jungle raj

The Mayawati-led party has tied up with the Shiromani Akali Dal for the elections and contesting on 20 of 117 Assembly seats

Snow White reboot makes no sense: Peter Dinklage
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Snow White reboot makes no sense: Peter Dinklage

Dinklage, who was born with a common form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, particularly criticised the studio for trying to present a "backward" story of "seven dwarfs living in a cave together".

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Vladimir Putin backs China over 'politicisation' of event
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Vladimir Putin backs China over 'politicisation' of event

The US is among several countries which have said they will not send politicians or other representatives to next month's Games in a so-called diplomatic boycott, citing concerns over human rights in China