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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87; TV show host was hospitalised with COVID-19
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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87; TV show host was hospitalised with COVID-19

A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he was a nightly fixture on CNN, where he won many honours, including two Peabody awards

Over 15 lakh people inoculated against COVID-19 in India; world leaders laud New Delhi's 'vaccine diplomacy'
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Over 15 lakh people inoculated against COVID-19 in India; world leaders laud New Delhi's 'vaccine diplomacy'

Meanwhile, the number of people who have tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19 in India climbed up to 150 while the country reported 1.85 lakh active cases

The White Tiger, a crime-tinged rags-to-riches parable, is director Ramin Bahrani’s response to Slumdog Millionaire
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The White Tiger, a crime-tinged rags-to-riches parable, is director Ramin Bahrani’s response to Slumdog Millionaire

The White Tiger is lively, is lively, but what renders it unconvincing is that the characters aren’t trapped by prescribed social roles so much as by the programmatic design of the narrative.

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti gets two years in jail for assaulting security staff at AIIMS; party calls it 'injustice'
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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti gets two years in jail for assaulting security staff at AIIMS; party calls it 'injustice'

Bharti, however, was granted bail to enable him to file an appeal before the high court against his conviction in the case and jail term

Major 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Chilean Antarctica base; officials issue tsunami warning
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Major 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes near Chilean Antarctica base; officials issue tsunami warning

The quake struck about 210 kilometres east of the base at a depth of 10 kilometres, Chile's National Emergency Office (Onemi) said, urging evacuation from 'the beach area of the Antarctic' ahead of a possible tsunami

Over 3,000 arrested in Russia as thousands rally in support of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny demanding his release
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Over 3,000 arrested in Russia as thousands rally in support of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny demanding his release

Navalny was arrested on 17 January when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin and which Russian authorities deny

BSF uncovers militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, recover ammunition
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BSF uncovers militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, recover ammunition

The hideout was unearthed on Saturday afternoon during a search operation in Doba Mohalla forest area in Poonch's Hadiguda

Narendra Modi visits Assam: AASU, Opposition slam PM for avoiding references to CAA, other key issues
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Narendra Modi visits Assam: AASU, Opposition slam PM for avoiding references to CAA, other key issues

The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) staged sit-in demonstrations across the state with black clothes tied to their face during the prime minister's visit to Sivasagar to distribute land 'pattas'

Strong India following Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's footsteps, from LoC to LAC, says Narendra Modi
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Strong India following Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's footsteps, from LoC to LAC, says Narendra Modi

Netaji would have been proud that the government he dreamt of is fighting a pandemic with vaccines developed by it, and gave a befitting reply whenever its sovereignty was challenged, Modi said

Mamata declines to speak after Jai Shri Ram slogan at Netaji event: No one can teach 'lumpens to be dignified', says Derek O'Brien
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Mamata declines to speak after Jai Shri Ram slogan at Netaji event: No one can teach 'lumpens to be dignified', says Derek O'Brien

The BJP claimed that Banerjee's reaction reflects her mindset of appeasement politics and said it saw nothing wrong with the "Jai Shri Ram" slogans

Pakistan vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis feels living in one bubble after another could get challenging for cricketers
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Pakistan vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis feels living in one bubble after another could get challenging for cricketers

Du Plessis is one of those South African cricketers, along with captain Quinton de Kock, to have experienced life in a bubble over the last few months.

FA Cup: 'I'm a fighter first and foremost' insists under-fire Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ahead of Luton clash
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FA Cup: 'I'm a fighter first and foremost' insists under-fire Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ahead of Luton clash

Lampard's emerging side are at home to Luton in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday and a further slip-up against the Hatters will only add to the pressure on the Chelsea manager.

Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM to contest Ahmedabad municipal election, ties up with BTP in Bharuch
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Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM to contest Ahmedabad municipal election, ties up with BTP in Bharuch

AIMIM announced its foray into Gujarat politics with an aim to provide an "effective alternative" to the ruling BJP and opposition Congress in the state

India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja reveals he was prepared to bat for '10-15 overs' with broken thumb at Sydney
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India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja reveals he was prepared to bat for '10-15 overs' with broken thumb at Sydney

Jadeja had sustained a thumb injury while batting in the first innings of the Sydney Test and was eventually ruled out for six weeks, leading to him getting ruled out of the England Test series.

ISL 2020-21: 10-men FC Goa hold on for a point against Kerala Blasters
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ISL 2020-21: 10-men FC Goa hold on for a point against Kerala Blasters

Goa were forced to defend in the final quarter of the game as Kerala tried to take advantage of the extra man.

Maharashtra govt says consulting legal experts for action against Arnab Goswami under Official Secrets Act
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Maharashtra govt says consulting legal experts for action against Arnab Goswami under Official Secrets Act

In a presser, state home minister Anil Deshmukh referred to the purported chats between Goswami and ex-BARC head Partho Dasgupta, which mentioned that Goswami was privy to the planning of the 2019 surgical strike

Kevin Pietersen shares email from Rahul Dravid on tackling spin, recommends it to England batsmen ahead of India Tests
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Kevin Pietersen shares email from Rahul Dravid on tackling spin, recommends it to England batsmen ahead of India Tests

Sharing the email sent to him by the Indian batting great in 2017, Pietersen urged the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to give it to struggling duo of Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley.

Rafa Benitez abruptly quits as coach of Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional citing personal reasons
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Rafa Benitez abruptly quits as coach of Chinese Super League club Dalian Professional citing personal reasons

Benitez had one more season left on his estimated 12-million-pound-a-year ($16 million) contract at Dalian, in China's northeast.

Neeraj Chopra says uncertainty over Tokyo Olympics creates 'anxiety' but hopes Games are held
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Neeraj Chopra says uncertainty over Tokyo Olympics creates 'anxiety' but hopes Games are held

Neeraj will be competing in his first Olympics and he has already qualified for the Tokyo Games early last year before the COVID-19 pandemic began. He said he will be disappointed if the Tokyo Olympics is cancelled.