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By welcoming Australia into Malabar exercise, India has shed inhibitions about Quad, going all out against China
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By welcoming Australia into Malabar exercise, India has shed inhibitions about Quad, going all out against China

Just like then Australian prime minister Kein Rudd didn't want to antagonise China, and hence pulled out of the quad in 2008, India too had been treading carefully in matters involving the Chinese

Maharashtra govt withdraws general consent to CBI; agency now needs approval to probe cases
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Maharashtra govt withdraws general consent to CBI; agency now needs approval to probe cases

The move implies that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will now have to take permission of the state government on a case by case basis to start investigation in the state

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film 'Francesco'
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Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film 'Francesco'

Francis had endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages while serving as an archbishop. However, he had never come out publicly in favour of it as pope

Eknath Khadse quits BJP; senior Maharashtra leader set to join NCP on Friday, says Jayant Patil
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Eknath Khadse quits BJP; senior Maharashtra leader set to join NCP on Friday, says Jayant Patil

Khadse has been disgruntled with the saffron party ever since he was made to resign as a minister in the then BJP-led government in 2016 on allegations of corruption

Vuelta a Espana 2020: Spaniard Marc Soler wins second stage; Primoz Roglic retains leader's red jersey
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Vuelta a Espana 2020: Spaniard Marc Soler wins second stage; Primoz Roglic retains leader's red jersey

Spaniard Soler finished ahead of Roglic and Dan Martin at the end of the 151.6km ride from Pamplona to Lekunberri to earn his first stage win on a grand tour.

India to host third edition of two-plus-two talks with US on 27 October, says MEA
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India to host third edition of two-plus-two talks with US on 27 October, says MEA

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and defence secretary Mark T Esper will represent the US while the Indian side will be represented by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh

Allahabad High Court grants bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia two months after arrest
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Allahabad High Court grants bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia two months after arrest

Kanojia was arrested on 18 August for allegedly sharing an objectionable post on Twitter related to Ram Temple and saying that he did it on the directive of Hindu Sena chief Sushil Tiwari, who denied the allegation

IPL 2020 Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table Today: RCB jump to second spot after thrashing KKR
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IPL 2020 Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table Today: RCB jump to second spot after thrashing KKR

Check out the latest IPL 2020 points table, Orange Cap standings and the Purple Cap standings.

US designating six Chinese media outlets as 'foreign missions', announces Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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US designating six Chinese media outlets as 'foreign missions', announces Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The move will further foment tensions in already deteriorating ties between the world’s two largest economies as President Donald Trump seeks to boost his anti-China credentials ahead of November’s election

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Julia Goerges announces retirement from tennis aged 31
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Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Julia Goerges announces retirement from tennis aged 31

Goerges reached her highest ranking of ninth in the world in 2018 and was ranked 45th at her retirement. Her most recent match was a second-round loss to fellow German Laura Siegemund at the French Open.

Bimal Gurung's GJM breaks ties with NDA; will support TMC in 2021 Bengal Assembly polls, says Gorkha leader
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Bimal Gurung's GJM breaks ties with NDA; will support TMC in 2021 Bengal Assembly polls, says Gorkha leader

Gurung, on the run since 2017 following an agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling, said he took the decision as the BJP-led dispensation "failed to find a permanent political solution" for the Hills

Assam Rifles jawan killed in NSCN (IM) ambush in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap
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Assam Rifles jawan killed in NSCN (IM) ambush in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap

Insurgents opened fire on the personnel of the 6th Assam Rifles as they were conducting routine patrolling near Sanliam village. A search operation has been launched to nab the militants who escaped into the dense forest.

New study chalks out COVID-19 precautions to take while visiting your primary health centres or clinics
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New study chalks out COVID-19 precautions to take while visiting your primary health centres or clinics

The researchers concluded that instead of delaying in-person care and appointments, especially for the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases, a number of safety considerations can be adopted by both patients and healthcare centres to bridge the gap the pandemic has create==d.

England confirm tour of South Africa in November to play three ODIs and T20Is
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England confirm tour of South Africa in November to play three ODIs and T20Is

The England and Wales Cricke Board said Wednesday that three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals will take place behind closed doors in Cape Town and Paarl starting in November.

Champions League: Achraf Hakimi to miss Inter Milan's opening game after testing positive for COVID-19
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Champions League: Achraf Hakimi to miss Inter Milan's opening game after testing positive for COVID-19

Inter host Bundesliga side 'Gladbach at the San Siro in Group B on Wednesday evening as Antonio Conte's team look to bounce back from a 2-1 derby defeat to AC Milan at the weekend.

India, Taiwan consider trade deal; Beijing asks New Delhi to respect 'One China policy'
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India, Taiwan consider trade deal; Beijing asks New Delhi to respect 'One China policy'

The recent Chinese transgressions along the Line of Actual Control have forced India to rethink its position on Taiwan, which China claims to part of its territory

Thailand PM 'preparing to lift' emergency decree in bid to de-escalate tension as protests continue
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Thailand PM 'preparing to lift' emergency decree in bid to de-escalate tension as protests continue

Thousands of angry democracy activists marched on to the Government House on Wednesday, defying the emergency decree imposed last week, and demanded prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation

Kamal Nath gets Election Commission notice for sexist jibe against BJP's Imarti Devi
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Kamal Nath gets Election Commission notice for sexist jibe against BJP's Imarti Devi

Addressing a poll meeting on Sunday in Gwalior's Dabra town, the former Madhya Pradesh CM had compared Devi with the Congress candidate from the seat, saying while the latter was a "simple person", Devi was an "item"

IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore aiming to finish atop points table, says batsman AB de Villiers
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IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore aiming to finish atop points table, says batsman AB de Villiers

De Villiers has played some fine knocks for RCB this seasons, a couple of them single-handedly helping the team to victory.

UEFA referee committee member Dagmar Damkova steps down amidst husband's involvement in match-fixing investigation
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UEFA referee committee member Dagmar Damkova steps down amidst husband's involvement in match-fixing investigation

Dagmar Damkova is a former top referee in women's football and married to Roman Berbr, who resigned Monday as vice president of the Czech Republic football federation while implicated in fixing games.