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UP polls: SP announces candidates for 159 seats; Akhilesh fields Azam Khan from Rampur
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UP polls: SP announces candidates for 159 seats; Akhilesh fields Azam Khan from Rampur

Some turncoats who have been given tickets include Supriya Aron from Congress, Daddu Prasad from BSP, and Brijendra Prajapati from BJP

PM Modi interacts with 29 Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees, lauds children for scientific thinking
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PM Modi interacts with 29 Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees, lauds children for scientific thinking

Twenty-nine children, including 14 girls, were awarded in six fields -- innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service and bravery.

Strict COVID protocols, staggered timing for Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha in Budget Session of Parliament
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Strict COVID protocols, staggered timing for Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha in Budget Session of Parliament

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of two Houses on 31 January and the union budget will be presented on 1 February

Australian Open 2022: Allez Alize! Cornet leads surprise quarter-finalists in Melbourne
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Australian Open 2022: Allez Alize! Cornet leads surprise quarter-finalists in Melbourne

Having survived the trial by fire against Halep, the seasoned French player will lead a bunch of surprise quarter-finalists at this year’s Australian Open.

Saina Nehwal star attraction at Odisha Open as state gears up to host maiden BWF international event
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Saina Nehwal star attraction at Odisha Open as state gears up to host maiden BWF international event

Saina has been seeded first in the women's singles while Parupalli Kashyap is the top seed in men's singles of the tournament to be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.

Women's Asia Cup Hockey: Gurjit Kaur's hat-trick helps India thrash Singapore 9-1, qualify for semis
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Women's Asia Cup Hockey: Gurjit Kaur's hat-trick helps India thrash Singapore 9-1, qualify for semis

India put their 2-0 loss to Japan in their last match behind and dished out a well-coordinated display on Monday to steamroll Singapore.

'Important to fold and leave the table': After Brendan Taylor's stunning revelation, R Ashwin advises cricketers to exercise caution
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'Important to fold and leave the table': After Brendan Taylor's stunning revelation, R Ashwin advises cricketers to exercise caution

In an explosive revelation on Monday, Taylor said he is facing a multi-year ban from the ICC for failing to report a corrupt approach by an Indian businessman in 2019.

If I was in Virat's place, I would not have married to focus on my cricket: Shoaib Akhtar
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If I was in Virat's place, I would not have married to focus on my cricket: Shoaib Akhtar

Last year, Kohli had stepped down as the T20I captain and then he was removed as the ODI leader as the selectors wanted a skipper for the white-ball format

Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Skipper Maninder Singh stars in Bengal Warriors' 41-22 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers
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Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Skipper Maninder Singh stars in Bengal Warriors' 41-22 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers

Captain Maninder scored 13 points and was supported by his entire team in securing a win that will improve the defending champions' play-off chances.

Can't immediately respond to marital rape, can't be looked from microscopic angle: SC to Delhi HC
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Can't immediately respond to marital rape, can't be looked from microscopic angle: SC to Delhi HC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that he would be doing an 'injustice to citizens' if the government's case is put in a half-hearted way and urged the court to allow a reasonable time to place their position

UK: Boris Johnson lifts travel test requirements for fully vaccinated travellers
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UK: Boris Johnson lifts travel test requirements for fully vaccinated travellers

Britain is also easing rules for the unvaccinated, who will have to take coronavirus tests before and after travelling to Britain but will no longer face quarantine

ISL 2021-22: Ogbeche shows SC East Bengal no mercy as Hyderabad FC go top with 4-0 win
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ISL 2021-22: Ogbeche shows SC East Bengal no mercy as Hyderabad FC go top with 4-0 win

Bartholomew Ogbeche (21’, 44’, 74’) scored a sensational hat-trick to extend his lead in the goal-scoring charts. Aniket Jadhav (45+1’) also got on the scoresheet for the Nizams. The result takes them to the top of the table with 20 points, ahead of Kerala Blasters FC on goal difference.

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Australia thump Philippines 4-0 in second half blitz, advance to quarter-finals
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Australia thump Philippines 4-0 in second half blitz, advance to quarter-finals

With six points after two matches, Australia booked their place in the last eight round, while the Philippines are also well placed to advance despite their defeat, thanks to their earlier win against Thailand.

Bulli Bai case: App creator Niraj Bishnoi moves bail plea in Delhi session court
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Bulli Bai case: App creator Niraj Bishnoi moves bail plea in Delhi session court

Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana is scheduled to hear the bail plea of Bishnoi on Tuesday

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: 'Absolutely devastated', Twitterati react to India's COVID-forced withdrawal
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: 'Absolutely devastated', Twitterati react to India's COVID-forced withdrawal

COVID-19 wreaked havoc within the Indian camp after they failed to field 13 players for their match against Chinese Taipei on Sunday.

Australian Open 2022: Medvedev ousts Cressy to reach quarter-finals; Sabalenka crashes out
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev ousts Cressy to reach quarter-finals; Sabalenka crashes out

It took the tetchy Russian world number two 3hr 30min to subdue the unseeded American serve-volley specialist Cressy 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (4/7), 7-5 to set up a quarter-final against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Mumbai: Auto driver beaten to death by mob, kin claim culprits have political links
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Mumbai: Auto driver beaten to death by mob, kin claim culprits have political links

Shahrukh Sheikh had gone to check on his autorickshaw that he had parked in Damu Nagar and a mob started hitting him claiming he may be a thief and then dumped him in an isolated place nearby, a police official informed

IPL 2022: Lucknow franchise announces its name, to be called Lucknow Super Giants
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IPL 2022: Lucknow franchise announces its name, to be called Lucknow Super Giants

The franchise owners had launched a consumer engagement campaign on social media on 3 January to decide the name of the new IPL side.

Justice Ayesha Malik takes oath as first woman judge of Pakistan Supreme Court
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Justice Ayesha Malik takes oath as first woman judge of Pakistan Supreme Court

Talking to reporters after the ceremony, Chief Justice Ahmed said that Justice Malik was competent enough to become a Supreme Court judge and that no one deserves any credit for her elevation

BJP to finalize names of remaining candidates for UP, Manipur and Punjab polls in CEC meeting tomorrow
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BJP to finalize names of remaining candidates for UP, Manipur and Punjab polls in CEC meeting tomorrow

The CEC meeting will be held at around 11.30 am tomorrow at the party headquarters in the National Capital