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P Chidambaram says COVID-19 vaccination drive a crusade, not a festival, slams Centre's 'rhetoric and hyperbole'
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P Chidambaram says COVID-19 vaccination drive a crusade, not a festival, slams Centre's 'rhetoric and hyperbole'

Taking to Twitter, the former Union finance minister urged the government to allow walk-in vaccination and asked them to get rid of the need for pre-registration for taking the vaccine in India

Crowdfunding efforts for minorities targetted for faith show public's resistance to politics of hate
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Crowdfunding efforts for minorities targetted for faith show public's resistance to politics of hate

Immediately after the news of both incidents became public, people from many faiths contributed to the victims. Many perhaps felt shame and anger in the way these innocents had been targetted because of their religion

'Tika Utsav' is beginning of second war against COVID-19, says Narendra Modi on day 1 of initiative
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'Tika Utsav' is beginning of second war against COVID-19, says Narendra Modi on day 1 of initiative

In a statement, Modi also pitched for 'zero vaccine waste' during the vaccination drive from 11 to 14 April, and urged people to ensure that not a single jab is wasted

The New Mutants movie review: X-Men spinoff starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy attempts troubled teen horror with mixed results
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The New Mutants movie review: X-Men spinoff starring Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy attempts troubled teen horror with mixed results

The New Mutants could have delved deeper into the psyche of these rather special, rebellious kids but wastes its setup by following a predictable route

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund planning to keep Erling Haaland for next season
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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund planning to keep Erling Haaland for next season

Haaland is under contract with Dortmund until 2024. His transfer fee and wage costs would be out of reach for all but Europe's very richest clubs.

Premier League: Manchester United hit back to sink Tottenham Hotspur; Jesse Lingard lifts West Ham into 4th
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Premier League: Manchester United hit back to sink Tottenham Hotspur; Jesse Lingard lifts West Ham into 4th

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United trailed to Son Heung-min's first half strike, but United scored three times after the break through Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.

Turkish Super Lig: Galatasaray's Radamel Falcao to undergo surgery after breaking bone in face
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Turkish Super Lig: Galatasaray's Radamel Falcao to undergo surgery after breaking bone in face

Falcao collided with Kerem Akturkoglu, who seemingly sustained no injury but has been put under surveillance as a precaution.

IPL 2021: Nitish Rana’s 56-ball 80 helps KKR hand SRH 10-run defeat, collect first points of season
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IPL 2021: Nitish Rana’s 56-ball 80 helps KKR hand SRH 10-run defeat, collect first points of season

Rana struck a whirlwind 80 while Rahul Tripathi chipped in with a valuable 53 as KKR posted 187/6 after being asked to bat which ultimately proved too much for the SRH batsmen to chase.

Premier League: Jesse Lingard's double leads West Ham United to 3-2 win over Leicester City
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Premier League: Jesse Lingard's double leads West Ham United to 3-2 win over Leicester City

The win allowed West Ham to dislodge Chelsea and move back into fourth place in the Premier League in pursuit of Champions League qualification for the first time.

Decision on COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra to be taken after 14 April, says Rajesh Tope
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Decision on COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra to be taken after 14 April, says Rajesh Tope

The state health minister was speaking to reporters after a virtual meeting of the COVID-19 task force chaired by Uddhav Thackeray to discuss measures, including the imposition of a lockdown in the state, to break the virus chain

Lack of testing, COVID-19 appropriate behaviour not being followed in three states, says Centre
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Lack of testing, COVID-19 appropriate behaviour not being followed in three states, says Centre

Of the 50 districts most affected by COVID-19, 30 are in Maharashtra, 11 in Chhattisgarh and nine in Punjab, said the Union health ministry

Will bang thalis against Centre outside closed COVID-19 vaccine centres, says Congress' Nana Patole
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Will bang thalis against Centre outside closed COVID-19 vaccine centres, says Congress' Nana Patole

State Congress chief Nana Patole said that the party will stage protests by beating plates and ringing bells outside vaccination centres that are facing a shortage of doses

Football Association of Serbia under UEFA scanner over suspected cases of match-fixing
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Football Association of Serbia under UEFA scanner over suspected cases of match-fixing

Sportklub sports channel said that, according to their sources, UEFA has tracked "enormous" bets, that were placed on two matches played in March.

Champions League: Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez to miss trip to Liverpool due to knee injury picked up in El Clasico
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Champions League: Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez to miss trip to Liverpool due to knee injury picked up in El Clasico

Real announced the player was suffering from a left knee ligament sprain with the Spanish media suggesting he could be out for the rest of the season.

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 Updates: BJP tried to 'intimidate voters' with Cooch Behar firing, claims Mamata Banerjee
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West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 Updates: BJP tried to 'intimidate voters' with Cooch Behar firing, claims Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates: Amid polling for the fourth phase of elections on Saturday, four people died in the district's Sitalkuchi when CISF personnel opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals

South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas fined 20 percent of match fees for maintaining slow over-rate in 1st T20I
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas fined 20 percent of match fees for maintaining slow over-rate in 1st T20I

According to an ICC media release, match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the sanction after Heinrich Klaasen's side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

County Championship: Leicester complain to ECB about bizarre stumping in match against Hampshire
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County Championship: Leicester complain to ECB about bizarre stumping in match against Hampshire

Leicestershire were furious with the dismissal and released a post-match statement revealing they have been in contact with the ECB to complain.

As COVID-19 cases surge, Centre bans export of antiviral drug Remdesivir till 'situation improves'
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As COVID-19 cases surge, Centre bans export of antiviral drug Remdesivir till 'situation improves'

Drugs inspectors and other officers have been directed to verify stocks, check malpractices and also take other effective actions to curb hoarding and black marketing, the Union Health Ministry said

China tells India to 'cherish current positive trend on de-escalation' as breakthrough on LAC talks remain elusive
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China tells India to 'cherish current positive trend on de-escalation' as breakthrough on LAC talks remain elusive

This comes a day after the two sides held detailed deliberations on disengagement in the remaining areas of eastern Ladakh and agreed to jointly maintain stability on the ground

COVID-19 surge: Foreign investors pull out Rs 929 cr from Indian markets in April
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COVID-19 surge: Foreign investors pull out Rs 929 cr from Indian markets in April

The reversal of buying trend came after FPIs invested Rs 17,304 crore in March, Rs 23,663 crore in February and Rs 14,649 crore in January