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UN faces 'crisis of confidence' without comprehensive reforms, says Narendra Modi in address to world body
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UN faces 'crisis of confidence' without comprehensive reforms, says Narendra Modi in address to world body

Modi asserted that the world needs a reformed multilateralism that reflects today's realities and gives voice to all stakeholders

IPL 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal turns game on head, Devdutt Padikkal shines on debut as RCB defeat SRH
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IPL 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal turns game on head, Devdutt Padikkal shines on debut as RCB defeat SRH

Check out the best photos as RCB opened their IPL campaign with a 10-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Ahead of 2021 Bengal polls, NIA arrest of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in state puts TMC in fix; BJP likely to cash in
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Ahead of 2021 Bengal polls, NIA arrest of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in state puts TMC in fix; BJP likely to cash in

According to Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay, a former principal of Presidency College in Kolkata, the BJP will sharpen its campaign against the state government and the state’s ruling party will find itself in a defensive position.

TIFF 2020 highlights and films that stood out, from One Night in Miami to Pieces of a Woman
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TIFF 2020 highlights and films that stood out, from One Night in Miami to Pieces of a Woman

TIFF going virtual this year offered an opportunity for novice film writers to cover a festival they might not have been able to otherwise. It democratised access to films, which may or may not release globally.

IPL 2020: Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, David Warner laud youngsters Devdutt Padikkal, Priyam Garg
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IPL 2020: Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, David Warner laud youngsters Devdutt Padikkal, Priyam Garg

Royal Challengers Bangalore trumped Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by David Warner, and Devdutt Padikkal's confidence and flair did not go unnoticed

Over 1 lakh patients cured in past 24 hrs, India's COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 80.86%; total cases at 55.62 lakh
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Over 1 lakh patients cured in past 24 hrs, India's COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 80.86%; total cases at 55.62 lakh

With 75,809 new COVID-19 cases being reported, the overall figure reached 55,62,663. The case fatality rate stands at 1.6 percent

India rejects Pakistan's reference to Kashmir issue at UN, says Islamabad globally recognised as 'epicentre of terrorism'
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India rejects Pakistan's reference to Kashmir issue at UN, says Islamabad globally recognised as 'epicentre of terrorism'

First Secretary Vidisha Maitra alluded to Imran Khan calling former Osama bin Laden a 'martyr' on the floor of the Pakistani Parliament

IPL 2020: Kept asking Virat Kohli questions and learnt a lot from him, says Devdutt Padikkal
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IPL 2020: Kept asking Virat Kohli questions and learnt a lot from him, says Devdutt Padikkal

Displaying a range of shots and confidence in striking the ball hard and clean, Devdutt Padikkal scored a 42-ball 56 to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post 163 for 5 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rajan, Acharya may be off mark: PSU banks need strategy and focus to survive, not privatisation as remedy
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Rajan, Acharya may be off mark: PSU banks need strategy and focus to survive, not privatisation as remedy

The PSU banks' problem is often linked to India's burgeoning fiscal deficit that needs control because pumping taxpayer money into state-run banks is fraught with risks.

Kevin Pietersen's second innings: Former England player is now committed to saving rhinos from extinction
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Kevin Pietersen's second innings: Former England player is now committed to saving rhinos from extinction

As a cricketer, Kevin Pietersen made a name for himself by never backing down from a fight. After his England career ended, he discovered a new calling and now finds himself in the middle of a bigger fight ― saving rhinos from extinction.

Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Ramu Kariat’s Chemmeen remains misunderstood and misrepresented – even by its admirers
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Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Ramu Kariat’s Chemmeen remains misunderstood and misrepresented – even by its admirers

Apart from the immense critical acclaim and box-office success Chemmeen reportedly earned on its release, it also became the first south Indian film to win the National Award for Best Feature Film.

Marvel's Avengers review: An engaging story hobbled by shallow mechanics and strongbox obsession
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Marvel's Avengers review: An engaging story hobbled by shallow mechanics and strongbox obsession

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics' Marvel's Avengers was released on PC, PlayStation 4, XBox One and Google Stadia on 4 September while the Deluxe Edition launched on 1 September

Breast milk science finally gets attention from scientists as COVID-19 raises key questions
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Breast milk science finally gets attention from scientists as COVID-19 raises key questions

With 250+ papers on COVID-19 and infant feeding since February, researchers are beginning to contribute to the understudied science of breast milk.

Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar passes away aged 79, a week after contracting coronavirus
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Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar passes away aged 79, a week after contracting coronavirus

Ashalata Wabgaonkar was undergoing treatment at the private hospital in Maharashtra since 17 September.

Khaali Peeli, R Madhavan's Nishabdham, Emma Stone's The Croods 2: Trailers This Week
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Khaali Peeli, R Madhavan's Nishabdham, Emma Stone's The Croods 2: Trailers This Week

Directed by Maqbool Khan, Khaali Peeli, starring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday, will release on 2 October on ZeePlex.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to convince sponsors Games will really happen next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC, organisers to convince sponsors Games will really happen next year

Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies and the pubic don't think the Olympics will happen next year — or should happen.

IPL 2020: 'He showed he can get purchase on any wicket', says RCB skipper Virat Kohli after Yuzvendra Chahal heroics
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IPL 2020: 'He showed he can get purchase on any wicket', says RCB skipper Virat Kohli after Yuzvendra Chahal heroics

Chahal (3/18) removed in-form Englishman Jonny Bairstow (61) and Vijay Shankar in successive balls in the 16th over to tilt the game decisively in RCB's favour. He had earlier gotten rid of Manish Pandey (34) in the 12th over.

IPL 2020: KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia calls for better umpiring standards, optimal use of technology
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IPL 2020: KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia calls for better umpiring standards, optimal use of technology

Wadia expressed his views after KXIP appealed against on-field umpire Nitin Menon's controversial 'short run' call at a crunch time of the game held on Sunday night in Dubai.

Rajya Sabha dy chairman offers tea to protesting MPs; Narendra Modi says gesture shows his 'big heart'
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Rajya Sabha dy chairman offers tea to protesting MPs; Narendra Modi says gesture shows his 'big heart'

The suspended parliamentarians spent the night in the lawns near Mahatma Gandhi's statue, a first such overnight protest in the Parliament complex, old-timers said

With his brute power and long hits, Bryson DeChambeau may have changed the way people look at golf
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With his brute power and long hits, Bryson DeChambeau may have changed the way people look at golf

DeChambeau broke everyone's beliefs and concepts with his bulked-up physique and power hitting, and on Sunday after the first few holes, didn’t even give a semblance of a chance to anyone to win his maiden major.