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Ban on election rallies extended till 31 Jan; EC relaxes curbs for phase 1, 2
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Ban on election rallies extended till 31 Jan; EC relaxes curbs for phase 1, 2

Initially, election rallies and roadshows were banned until 15 January and were later extended till 22 January

U-19 World Cup 2022: Raj Bawa, Angkrish Raghuvanshi shine to hand India crushing win over Uganda
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U-19 World Cup 2022: Raj Bawa, Angkrish Raghuvanshi shine to hand India crushing win over Uganda

Chasing 405, Uganda kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and in the end, the side were bowled out for 79 inside 20 overs. For India, stand-in skipper Nishant Sindhu returned with four wickets.

Row erupts after Mahatma Gandhi's favourite hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from Beating the Retreat ceremony: All you need to know
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Row erupts after Mahatma Gandhi's favourite hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from Beating the Retreat ceremony: All you need to know

The traditional Christian hymn which has been played every year since 1950, was excluded in 2020. After much furore, it was reinstated last year

Akhilesh Yadav's Karhal candidature is an SP attempt to reclaim Yadav belt from Firozabad to Kannauj
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Akhilesh Yadav's Karhal candidature is an SP attempt to reclaim Yadav belt from Firozabad to Kannauj

The Samajwadi Party feels that with Akhilesh Yadav’s candidature from Karhal and the patch-up with Shivpal Singh Yadav, the party can reclaim its stronghold area. But the BJP is in no mood to let that happen

Afghanistan: Seven killed in minibus blast in Shia area of Herat city
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Afghanistan: Seven killed in minibus blast in Shia area of Herat city

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet but the Islamic State has been targeting the country's Shia Hazara minority community with deadly attacks

Premier League: Marcus Rashford sends Manchester United into top four; Gerrard's Villa rub salt into Everton wounds
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Premier League: Marcus Rashford sends Manchester United into top four; Gerrard's Villa rub salt into Everton wounds

Marcus Rashford struck with virtually the last kick of the game to take Manchester United into the Premier League top four at West Ham's expense with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

Taliban say humanitarian talks with West in Oslo will 'transform atmosphere of war'
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Taliban say humanitarian talks with West in Oslo will 'transform atmosphere of war'

The Taliban delegation is also expected to meet Afghans from civil society, including women leaders and journalists, at a time when the freedoms of those living in Afghanistan are being increasingly curtailed

Bundesliga: Dortmund bounce back against Hoffenheim, Union heap pressure on Gladbach
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Bundesliga: Dortmund bounce back against Hoffenheim, Union heap pressure on Gladbach

Erling Haaland put Borussia Dortmund on their way to a rollercoaster 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday to keep his side's Bundesliga title hopes alive.

Premier League: Brentford clash with Wolves delayed due to drone flying over stadium
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Premier League: Brentford clash with Wolves delayed due to drone flying over stadium

Brentford's Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday was delayed for 20 minutes during the first half after a drone flew above the stadium.

ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin FC leapfrog to third place with win over NorthEast United FC
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ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin FC leapfrog to third place with win over NorthEast United FC

Chennaiyin rode a second-half blitz to move to third position in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United with a 2-1 victory in the ISL in Margao on Saturday.

Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Mohit Goyat stars in Puneri Paltan's win against Bengaluru Bulls
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Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22: Mohit Goyat stars in Puneri Paltan's win against Bengaluru Bulls

The raider scored 13 points (including 3 tackle points) as Pune stopped Pawan Sehrawat and the Bulls from jumping on to the top of the points table.

Manipur Assembly election 2022: Congress releases list of 40 canditates, ex-CM Okram Ibobi Singh to contest from Thoubal
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Manipur Assembly election 2022: Congress releases list of 40 canditates, ex-CM Okram Ibobi Singh to contest from Thoubal

Former deputy chief minister and former president of Manipur Pradesh Congress Gaikhangam will be contesting from Nungba (ST) Assembly seat

Australian Open 2022: Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into last 16 as Halep fires warning
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into last 16 as Halep fires warning

World number two and title favourite Daniil Medvedev won over the Australian Open crowd on Saturday as the Russian "villain" eased into the last 16 along with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Delhi reports 45 new COVID-19 deaths, highest since 5 June; positivity rate declines to 16.36%
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Delhi reports 45 new COVID-19 deaths, highest since 5 June; positivity rate declines to 16.36%

With 11,486 fresh coronavirus cases, the total infection tally in the National Capital rose to 17,82,514. The toll increased to 25,586

Ukraine's Pervomaysk, once a symbol of peace, is now bracing for war
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Ukraine's Pervomaysk, once a symbol of peace, is now bracing for war

In 1996, the US Secretary of Defense, William J Perry, joined his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in ceremonies marking the completion of Ukraine’s nuclear disarmament near Pervomaysk

Australian Open 2022: Rohan Bopanna-Darija Jurak lose mixed doubles first-round match
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Australian Open 2022: Rohan Bopanna-Darija Jurak lose mixed doubles first-round match

The Bopanna-Schreiber duo lost 6-1 4-6 9-11 in one hour and three minutes.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed hospitalised, in stable condition
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed hospitalised, in stable condition

The 96-year-old was admitted to the cardiac care unit. In 2018, at the age of 92, Mahathir became the world's oldest prime minister

IPL 2022: Tournament will start in last week of March, owners want matches in India, says Jay Shah
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IPL 2022: Tournament will start in last week of March, owners want matches in India, says Jay Shah

All the 10 IPL owners, including the two new teams from Lucknow and Ahmedabad, want India as the host country for the 2022 IPL, with Mumbai and Pune being the two preferred cities.

Syria: 90 killed as fighting between Islamic State, Kurd forces rages for third day
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Syria: 90 killed as fighting between Islamic State, Kurd forces rages for third day

The assault in the northern city of Hasakeh is one of Islamic State's most significant since its "caliphate" was declared defeated in Syria nearly three years ago

Eighty two killed in airstrike on Yemen prison, UN condemns attack
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Eighty two killed in airstrike on Yemen prison, UN condemns attack

The strike came days after Yemen's Houthi rebels took the seven-year war into a new phase by claiming a drone attack on UAE's capital Abu Dhabi that killed three people