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Farmers to likely to call off agitation after Centre accepts most demands; final decision today
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Farmers to likely to call off agitation after Centre accepts most demands; final decision today

'Nearly all demands raised by us have been met. Letter from government with assurances on emands has been received. A consensus has been reached,' said farmer leader Kulwant Singh Sandhu after a meeting of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha

RBI to release monetary policy today, likely to maintain status quo on key rates; here's what to expect
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RBI to release monetary policy today, likely to maintain status quo on key rates; here's what to expect

In the last policy review in October, the RBI had kept the key lending rates unchanged for eight consecutive times

Half of Delhi pollution caused by vehicles! Here are three ways to clean the city’s mobility system
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Half of Delhi pollution caused by vehicles! Here are three ways to clean the city’s mobility system

As per a 2018 study by ARAI and TERI, motor vehicles are the primary source of pollutants within Delhi and contribute to about 40 percent of PM 2.5 emissions — one of the key reasons for the city’s toxic air

What is blue hydrogen? Does Japan's answer to coal weaken the climate balance?
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What is blue hydrogen? Does Japan's answer to coal weaken the climate balance?

Earlier this year, Japan and Australia opened a joint project in the state of Victoria to turn a type of coal called lignite, or brown coal, into hydrogen

Preity Zinta shares first pic with newborn baby, says I’m loving it
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Preity Zinta shares first pic with newborn baby, says I’m loving it

Preity Zinta and her husband Gene Goodenough welcomed twins Jai and Gia in November via surrogacy. The actor has now given an insight into what motherhood means for her.

Half of Delhi pollution caused by vehicles! Here are three ways to clean the city’s mobility system
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Half of Delhi pollution caused by vehicles! Here are three ways to clean the city’s mobility system

As per a 2018 study by ARAI and TERI, motor vehicles are the primary source of pollutants within Delhi and contribute to about 40 percent of PM 2.5 emissions — one of the key reasons for the city’s toxic air

Omicron not more severe than Delta variant, existing COVID-19 vaccines will work, says WHO
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Omicron not more severe than Delta variant, existing COVID-19 vaccines will work, says WHO

Speaking to AFP, the World Health Organization's second-in-command, said there was no sign that Omicron could fully sidestep protections provided by existing Covid vaccines.

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion for alleged role in violence
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Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion for alleged role in violence

Recently revealed internal Facebook documents show the company still has problems defining and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in Myanmar

Pearl Harbor: 101-year-old, other survivors commemorate 80th anniversary of attack
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Pearl Harbor: 101-year-old, other survivors commemorate 80th anniversary of attack

The 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and other locations in Hawaii killed 2,403 service members and civilians and was a defining moment that led to America's entry into World War II

Champions League: Atletico Madrid qualify as Liverpool complete perfect group stage
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Champions League: Atletico Madrid qualify as Liverpool complete perfect group stage

Diego Simeone's Atletico needed to beat Porto in Portugal to advance to the knockout phase and they duly triumphed 3-1 in a game which featured three red cards.

Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
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Australia joins US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Canberra’s decision comes amid ‘disagreement’ with Beijing over a slew of issues — from Australia's foreign interference laws to a recent move to acquire nuclear-powered submarines

Petrol, diesel prices today: Rates constant on 08 December, check here what you need to pay in your city
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Petrol, diesel prices today: Rates constant on 08 December, check here what you need to pay in your city

Petrol and diesel prices on 08 December 2021: Petrol price in Delhi stands at Rs 95.41 per litre while diesel is available for Rs 86.67. In Mumbai, petrol is retailing at Rs 109.98 while diesel costs Rs 94.14

Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, LIVE Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 1 in Brisbane
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Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, LIVE Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 1 in Brisbane

Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary on Day 1 of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on our live blog.

ISL 2021-22: FC Goa pip SC East Bengal in high-scoring thriller to register first win of season
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ISL 2021-22: FC Goa pip SC East Bengal in high-scoring thriller to register first win of season

The Kolkata-based Red and Gold Brigade continue to be the bottom dwellers with no win as yet after their 4-3 loss to the Gaurs.

PM Modi inaugurates development projects in Gorakhpur, lauds CM Yogi led UP govt
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PM Modi inaugurates development projects in Gorakhpur, lauds CM Yogi led UP govt

The prime minister dedicated multiple projects including an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) and a fertiliser plant, to the people of Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district

Ashes: Ben Stokes' inclusion a mastermind, feels former Australia speedster Brett Lee
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Ashes: Ben Stokes' inclusion a mastermind, feels former Australia speedster Brett Lee

In a chat with Firstpost, Lee talks about the impact talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes could have on England’s campaign in the upcoming Ashes as well as his own experience of playing in the iconic series.

India A vs South Africa A: Ishan Kishan and Hanuma Vihari's fifties help visitors overcome shaky start on Day 2
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India A vs South Africa A: Ishan Kishan and Hanuma Vihari's fifties help visitors overcome shaky start on Day 2

At the close of play on Day 2 of the second unofficial Test, Kishan was batting on 86 off 141 balls, while Vihari scored 63 off 170 balls before getting dismissed by Lutho Sipamla.

Indian navy’s ‘Killers’ squadron to be awarded President’s Standard 2021 on 8 Dec
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Indian navy’s ‘Killers’ squadron to be awarded President’s Standard 2021 on 8 Dec

The President's Standard is the highest honour bestowed by the Supreme Commander to a military unit in recognition of the service rendered to the nation

Bombay HC issues notice to Nawab Malik over statements against Sameer Wankhede's family
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Bombay HC issues notice to Nawab Malik over statements against Sameer Wankhede's family

The Maharashtra minister has been continuously attacking Sameer Wankhede since the arrest of Aryan Khan in the cruise drugs case

India vs South Africa: Ajinkya Rahane's vice captaincy, Ishant Sharma's place in doubt for SA tour
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India vs South Africa: Ajinkya Rahane's vice captaincy, Ishant Sharma's place in doubt for SA tour

It is learnt that announcement of ODI squad could be delayed as the first match is on 19 January and the sensitive issue of Virat Kohli's future as white ball leader is at stake