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CoWIN app quirks show just how Phase 4 of India's vaccination programme excludes entire class of Indians
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CoWIN app quirks show just how Phase 4 of India's vaccination programme excludes entire class of Indians

The vaccination process for people aged 18 to 45 years shows how the use of technology, backed by the wrong policy and implementation design can lead to large-scale exclusion

Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new Assam CM; credited as man behind BJP's surge in North East
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Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new Assam CM; credited as man behind BJP's surge in North East

In the recently-concluded election, Sarma had secured the Jalukbari seat for the fifth consecutive term

COVID-19 deaths in Prayagraj: In city where nearly 1,200 died in April, authorities cite protocol for not registering their deaths
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COVID-19 deaths in Prayagraj: In city where nearly 1,200 died in April, authorities cite protocol for not registering their deaths

If people had symptoms of COVID-19 on the basis of X-rays and CT scans, they were kept in the COVID ward. Then they died. They were never investigated as COVID patients, and so they were not registered as such on our portal. That is why they aren't counted on the COVID-19 record, said a district official.

'Need to put our house in order': Sonia Gandhi says Congress needs to introspect on Assembly poll losses
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'Need to put our house in order': Sonia Gandhi says Congress needs to introspect on Assembly poll losses

Gandhi said that she intends to set up a small group to look at every aspect that caused the setbacks for the Congress party

New COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra fall under 40,000 for first time since 31 March; 37,236 recorded today
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New COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra fall under 40,000 for first time since 31 March; 37,236 recorded today

Maharashtra had reported 39,544 cases on 31 March, 54,022 cases on 7 May, 53,605 on 8 May and 48,401 on 9 May

'Outright lies', says China on reports that it investigated weaponising coronaviruses in 2015
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'Outright lies', says China on reports that it investigated weaponising coronaviruses in 2015

The US government reportedly obtained the documents, which were written by Chinese military scientists in 2015 as part of their own probe into the origins of COVID-19

Coronavirus India News Updates: CRPF lost 108 personnel to COVID-19, highest among central forces, shows data
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Coronavirus India News Updates: CRPF lost 108 personnel to COVID-19, highest among central forces, shows data

Coronavirus India News Updates: A total of 271 personnel of the seven forces of CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG and NDRF have succumbed to the pandemic so far

What a century-old sex trafficking case in New Zealand reveals about modern exploitation and justice
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What a century-old sex trafficking case in New Zealand reveals about modern exploitation and justice

We’ve all read stories of women who were coerced and abused in the sex industry. They pepper our newspapers, televisions and films – and Lydia Harvey’s story is no different. She was abused, confined against her will and never saw a penny of the money she earned selling sex.

Serie A: Juventus will be thrown out if they don’t officially withdraw from Super League, warns FIGC
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Serie A: Juventus will be thrown out if they don’t officially withdraw from Super League, warns FIGC

Juve, alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid, defended the aborted competition and said they had received "unacceptable" threats from UEFA and FIFA.

Outgoing Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has agreed German national team deal, claims report
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Outgoing Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has agreed German national team deal, claims report

Flick is expected to sign for three years, according to the Abendzeitung, a Munich newspaper, allowing him to lead the national team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and Euro 2024, which is scheduled to take place in Germany.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Returning Serena Williams hints she could miss Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Returning Serena Williams hints she could miss Games

Serena Williams remains uncommitted about whether she will join up with Team USA in Japan this summer, especially if it means time away from her three-year-old daughter Olympia.

‘Did everything right, but virus still found its way’: Veda Krishnamurthy after losing mother, sister to COVID-19
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‘Did everything right, but virus still found its way’: Veda Krishnamurthy after losing mother, sister to COVID-19

The 28-year-old Bengaluru-based cricketer paid an emotional tribute to her sister and mother, who succumbed to the deadly virus in a span of two weeks.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kei Nishikori joins Japanese compatriot Naomi Osaka in urging organisers to discuss safety of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kei Nishikori joins Japanese compatriot Naomi Osaka in urging organisers to discuss safety of Games

Nishikori said it could be difficult to host the Olympics even behind closed doors, due to the high number of athletes expected to take part.

In Jake Tapper’s The Devil May Dance, the hero is embedded with the Rat Pack, hoping to catch a rat
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In Jake Tapper’s The Devil May Dance, the hero is embedded with the Rat Pack, hoping to catch a rat

The seriousness of this book never gets in the way of the breathless fun. Tapper obviously enjoyed sourcing it, writing it and using can-you-top-this gamesmanship from start to finish. Just when you think he’s pulled the biggest rabbit out of his hat, he turns out to have been hiding something bigger.

NCP, Congress call for 'one nation, one policy' to combat COVID-19 wave, demand all-party meeting
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NCP, Congress call for 'one nation, one policy' to combat COVID-19 wave, demand all-party meeting

NCP leader Nawab Malik, referring to recent SC orders on oxygen allocation, said the Centre had failed to discharge its duty

Accusations against star grappler Sushil Kumar have hurt Indian wrestling's image badly, says WFI
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Accusations against star grappler Sushil Kumar have hurt Indian wrestling's image badly, says WFI

The WFI is concerned that the good reputation built over the years with stupendous international performances, many of them given by Sushil himself, has been ruined.

Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA from Raigaon Jugal Kishore Bagri dies of heart attack
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Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA from Raigaon Jugal Kishore Bagri dies of heart attack

Bagri, who had recovered from COVID-19 earlier, was elected as MLA from Raigaon for five terms since 1993. He faced defeat twice

PCB’s hopes of hosting remaining matches of PSL 2021 diminish after UAE’s travel ban
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PCB’s hopes of hosting remaining matches of PSL 2021 diminish after UAE’s travel ban

The PCB was in talks with the Emirates Cricket Board to seek permission from the UAE government to hold the remaining 20 matches of the PSL in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from 1 June.

Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli faces fresh setback, loses vote of confidence in Parliament
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Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli faces fresh setback, loses vote of confidence in Parliament

After losing the vote of confidence, Oli is automatically removed from his post. Now the new coalition government will be formed as per the constitutional process, said a senior Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh

COVID-19 crisis: Centre's repeated chest-thumping at receiving foreign aid 'pathetic', says Rahul Gandhi
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COVID-19 crisis: Centre's repeated chest-thumping at receiving foreign aid 'pathetic', says Rahul Gandhi

The Congress had last week demanded transparency and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make public the details of all the relief material received from different countries