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Delhi reports 24,375 COVID-19 cases, 167 deaths in a single day; every fourth sample tests positive
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Delhi reports 24,375 COVID-19 cases, 167 deaths in a single day; every fourth sample tests positive

Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the pandemic situation in the city has become 'worrisome', with oxygen stock, and the Remdesivir and Tocilizumab drugs in short supply

Record spike in COVID cases, deaths in several states; Opposition corners BJP over 'mishandling' of pandemic
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Record spike in COVID cases, deaths in several states; Opposition corners BJP over 'mishandling' of pandemic

Meanwhile, seers announced the end of the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar amid fears of the religious congregation emerging into a super spreader event with nearly 2,000 reportedly testing positive for coronavirus in the Kumbh area

Bypolls to Assembly, Lok Sabha seats in 10 states conducted peacefully; result on 2 May
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Bypolls to Assembly, Lok Sabha seats in 10 states conducted peacefully; result on 2 May

Bypolls to Assembly and Lok Sabha seats were held in Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Andhra Pradesh

Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in Dumka Treasury case; release from jail likely on Monday
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Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in Dumka Treasury case; release from jail likely on Monday

Prasad had acquired bail in three other cases of the fodder scam and was waiting for judgement in the current case related to illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury in 90s

Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao to win 31st domestic Cup title
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Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao to win 31st domestic Cup title

The cup was won and lost in a whirlwind 12 minutes in Seville, which saw Barca score four times to clinch an emphatic 4-0 victory, with Messi at his devastating best.

FA Cup: Chelsea end Manchester City's quadruple quest with 1-0 win, reach final
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FA Cup: Chelsea end Manchester City's quadruple quest with 1-0 win, reach final

Chelsea were good value for another impressive win under Thomas Tuchel and will be favourites for the German's first silverware in English football when they face Leicester or Southampton on 15 May.

IPL 2021: Misfiring KKR look to solve middle order woes, return to winning ways against confident RCB
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IPL 2021: Misfiring KKR look to solve middle order woes, return to winning ways against confident RCB

In the battle between the world's two best white-ball captains, Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, the Bengaluru franchise will hold a slight edge over Kolkata after its two wins from as many outings.

Imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny 'could die at any moment', says his doctor
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Imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny 'could die at any moment', says his doctor

Navalny is in the third week of his hunger strike in protest against Russian authorities' refusal to let his personal physicians to visit him in prison

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants to leave at end of season, Germany job looms
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants to leave at end of season, Germany job looms

Flick, who has a contract with the club to 2023, said he told the team he had informed the club of his wish to leave.

Maharashtra's Nashik reports highest COVID-19 cases per million people in India
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Maharashtra's Nashik reports highest COVID-19 cases per million people in India

The Union health ministry data showed that Nashik has 46,050 COVID-19 cases per million residents, while it is 45,856 in Nagpur, 36,359 in Pune and 17,946 in Mumbai.

COVID continues to rage in poll-bound Bengal with 7,713 new cases, 34 deaths; Kolkata, North 24 Parganas worst-hit
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COVID continues to rage in poll-bound Bengal with 7,713 new cases, 34 deaths; Kolkata, North 24 Parganas worst-hit

Kolkata on Saturday also accounted for its highest one-day spike of 1,998 new cases along with 10 more casualties. Neighbouring North 24 Parganas registered 1.639 cases and eight deaths

IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult steer Mumbai Indians to 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad
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IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult steer Mumbai Indians to 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Defending 150, leg-spinner Chahar (3/19) stifled the middle-order before Boult (3/28) polished off the tail as SRH were bowled out for 137 in 19.4 overs.

AFC Champions League: FC Goa play out second consecutive draw, hold UAE's Al Wahda 0-0
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AFC Champions League: FC Goa play out second consecutive draw, hold UAE's Al Wahda 0-0

For FC Goa, this was the second such result in as many matches. The Goan side had also played out a goal-less draw against Qatar's Al Rayyan in their first Group E match on Wednesday.

Too much democracy and identity politics are ruining India’s fight against COVID-19
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Too much democracy and identity politics are ruining India’s fight against COVID-19

A little ‘authoritarian’ action on anybody flouting basic public hygiene norms, irrespective of his or her religion or political party of choice, will put our democracy back on a healthy path

Indian compound archers 'left stranded' on Friday; AAI says due to coach's COVID-19 case
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Indian compound archers 'left stranded' on Friday; AAI says due to coach's COVID-19 case

The archery federation said it might have happened in its bid to separate them from the recurve group after a coach tested positive for COVID-19.

Asian Weightlifting Championships: Mirabai Chanu sets 49kg world record in clean and jerk enroute to bronze medal
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Asian Weightlifting Championships: Mirabai Chanu sets 49kg world record in clean and jerk enroute to bronze medal

Chanu also confirmed her Tokyo Olympic spot as she has now competed in the six mandatory qualifying events.

Indianapolis mass shooting: Four Sikhs among eight killed after gunman opens fire at FedEx warehouse
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Indianapolis mass shooting: Four Sikhs among eight killed after gunman opens fire at FedEx warehouse

It wasn't clear if Sikh's were the target of the attack. The FBI said it had interviewed the shooter last year but they did not identify him as espousing a racially motivated ideology

Prince Philip's funeral: Queen Elizabeth II lays to rest her 'strength and stay' in sombre ceremony
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Prince Philip's funeral: Queen Elizabeth II lays to rest her 'strength and stay' in sombre ceremony

There was no sermon, at Philip’s request, and no family eulogies or readings, in keeping with royal tradition. But Dean of Windsor David Conner said the country had been enriched by Philip’s “unwavering loyalty"