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Imagery, messaging for Durga Puja undergoes shift as Kolkata's creative industries contend with COVID impact
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Imagery, messaging for Durga Puja undergoes shift as Kolkata's creative industries contend with COVID impact

Kolkata’s art and culture community is responding in creative ways to an unprecedented Pujo, navigating their way around the question of what it means to observe Durga Puja during a pandemic.

Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past
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Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past

The timing of the attacks so close to the election and the potential for disruption set off concern inside private security firms, law enforcement and intelligence agencies

Borat 2 movie review: Sacha Baron Cohen holds up a mirror to America’s far right, and invites the world to shame them
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Borat 2 movie review: Sacha Baron Cohen holds up a mirror to America’s far right, and invites the world to shame them

Sacha Baron Cohen weaponises bigotry against itself in a blistering plea to Americans to vote Trump out.

Isamu Hirabayashi’s Shell and Joint, playing at Dharamsala, is a fascinating look at life and death
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Isamu Hirabayashi’s Shell and Joint, playing at Dharamsala, is a fascinating look at life and death

Isamu Hirabayashi’s Japanese-Finnish feature debut Shell and Joint is playing at the Dharamshala International Film Festival.

Ligue 1: Unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for COVID-19, to miss league match against Dijon
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Ligue 1: Unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for COVID-19, to miss league match against Dijon

PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current season, when Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes all had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team's Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich.

MotoGP 2020: Takaaki Nakagami grabs maiden pole in Teruel GP qualifying, championship leader Joan Mir in 12th
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MotoGP 2020: Takaaki Nakagami grabs maiden pole in Teruel GP qualifying, championship leader Joan Mir in 12th

The 28-year-old Nakagami, who signed a new deal with Honda's satellite team earlier this week, posted a fastest lap of one minute and 46.882 seconds.

At least 10, including children, killed in suicide bombing outside Kabul education centre; 20 wounded
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At least 10, including children, killed in suicide bombing outside Kabul education centre; 20 wounded

The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said that the attacker was trying to enter the centre when he was stopped by security guards

Premier League: Phil Foden scores off the bench to rescue point for Manchester City against West Ham
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Premier League: Phil Foden scores off the bench to rescue point for Manchester City against West Ham

Foden came on at half-time and produced an instant equaliser, but City couldn't deliver the knockout blow and have now won just one of their last four Premier League games.

Formula 1 2020: Alex Albon given two-race ultimatum to save Red Bull seat
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Formula 1 2020: Alex Albon given two-race ultimatum to save Red Bull seat

Albon has struggled for consistency in his second year in Formula One with Red Bull after a mid-season switch from Toro Rosso last year, his rookie season.

IPL 2020: Nitish Rana's fifty, Varun Chakravarthy's five-for guide KKR to dominant win over DC
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IPL 2020: Nitish Rana's fifty, Varun Chakravarthy's five-for guide KKR to dominant win over DC

Chasing a stiff target, Chakravarthy (5/20) and Pat Cummins (3/17) gave the Delhi Capitals batsmen a torrid time to restrict them to 135 for 9 in 20 overs.

Serie A: Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi ready to make return after testing negative for COVID-19 twice
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Serie A: Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi ready to make return after testing negative for COVID-19 twice

Hakimi missed Inter Milan's Champions League 2-2 draw against Borussia Moenchengladbach in midweek after testing positive hours before kick-off.

ISL 2020-21: We will play exciting brand of football with ball possession and short passes, says East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler
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ISL 2020-21: We will play exciting brand of football with ball possession and short passes, says East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler

East Bengal, who will compete in the ISL from this season, appointed Fowler for a two-year tenure earlier this month. The ISL will be played in three venues in Goa in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Azerbaijan, Armenia continue heavy shelling in residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh despite US mediation
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Azerbaijan, Armenia continue heavy shelling in residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh despite US mediation

Nagorno-Karabakh authorities said other towns in the region were also targeted by Azerbaijani artillery fire, while officials in Azerbaijan claimed that the town of Terter and areas in the Gubadli region came under Armenian shelling early Saturday, killing a teenager

EC faces uphill task in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, say former CECs
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EC faces uphill task in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, say former CECs

Ex-CECs VS Sampath, OP Rawat, SY Quraishi said though it is challenging, but EC could take "demonstrative action" as postponing polls in a few constituencies and banning rallies "to show that it means business"

ISL 2020: Mumbai City FC Indian defender Mehtab Singh on three-year contract
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ISL 2020: Mumbai City FC Indian defender Mehtab Singh on three-year contract

Mehtab Singh joins the Islanders on a three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2023.

IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming, RR vs MI Tomorrow Match: When and where to watch Dream11 IPL on Disney + Hotstar and broadcast timings in India and UAE
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IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming, RR vs MI Tomorrow Match: When and where to watch Dream11 IPL on Disney + Hotstar and broadcast timings in India and UAE

Here's all you need to know about the Indian Premier League match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.

Coronavirus cases in US reach record high with over 83,000 cases in a day; deaths near 224,000
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Coronavirus cases in US reach record high with over 83,000 cases in a day; deaths near 224,000

The US surge mirrors a similarly widespread spike in Europe, where Rome, Paris, and other major cities are reining in nightlife as part of the increasingly drastic measures undertaken to slow the spread of the pandemic

Farooq Abdullah named chair of Gupkar declaration alliance; Mehbooba Mufti to be deputy
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Farooq Abdullah named chair of Gupkar declaration alliance; Mehbooba Mufti to be deputy

The amalgam leaders, who met at the residence of Mehbooba Mufti for the first time after its formation, adopted the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir as its symbol

U-19 World Cup winner Tanmay Srivastava announces retirement from all forms of cricket aged 30
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U-19 World Cup winner Tanmay Srivastava announces retirement from all forms of cricket aged 30

30-year-old left-hander Srivastava took to social media to make the announcement but did not specify his new plans.