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'Saddened, not surprised': JP Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, says Congress misleading people, creating false panic
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'Saddened, not surprised': JP Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, says Congress misleading people, creating false panic

The BJP chief's letter came a day after the Congress Working Committee hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the coronavirus crisis

With muted reception to event films on OTT platforms, release of Salman Khan's Radhe is a high-profile litmus test
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With muted reception to event films on OTT platforms, release of Salman Khan's Radhe is a high-profile litmus test

The argument can be made that event films like Laxmii and Coolie No. 1 were never meant to belong in homes and laptop screens. But the counterargument is that perhaps they were never meant to belong at all.

Unseen warriors of COVID: No rest for gravediggers in Bengaluru as crematoriums run out of space
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Unseen warriors of COVID: No rest for gravediggers in Bengaluru as crematoriums run out of space

At the city's Chamrajpet crematorium, authorities had to put up a 'housefull' sign and families were told to wait with bodies in ambulances to avoid overcrowding

20 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces; Hamas launches rare rocket strike on Jerusalem
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20 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces; Hamas launches rare rocket strike on Jerusalem

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the rocket attacks would continue until Israel stops 'all scenes of terrorism and aggression' in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque

Qualifying round draw of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India postponed
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Qualifying round draw of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India postponed

The Asian Football Confederation said the draw to be held here has been postponed until further notice.

Premier League: Scott Parker willing to lead relegated Fulham's promotion bid
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Premier League: Scott Parker willing to lead relegated Fulham's promotion bid

Fulham joined West Brom and Sheffield United in being relegated from the Premier League following a 2-0 loss to Burnley on Monday.

IPL 2021: MI fielding coach James Pamment says some Indian players didn't like restrictions but team felt safe in bubble
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IPL 2021: MI fielding coach James Pamment says some Indian players didn't like restrictions but team felt safe in bubble

Pamment said at no stage did he feel his health was going to be put in jeopardy within the bubble set up by MI at a Mumbai hotel.

Don't think West Indies cricket will ever see those glory days again, says Curtly Ambrose
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Don't think West Indies cricket will ever see those glory days again, says Curtly Ambrose

West Indies had lifted first two World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979 and it took 33 years for the team to claim another ICC title when Darren Sammy had guided them to the 2012 T20 World Cup crown and repeated the feat four years later.

At Dracula's castle in Romania, people queue up for COVID-19 vaccine shots and house tours
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At Dracula's castle in Romania, people queue up for COVID-19 vaccine shots and house tours

Those brave enough to get a Pfizer vaccine shot receive a “vaccination diploma,” which is aptly illustrated with a fanged medical worker brandishing a syringe.

Berlin Film Festival confirms all-outdoor edition in June, organisers say 'received positive signals' from govt
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Berlin Film Festival confirms all-outdoor edition in June, organisers say 'received positive signals' from govt

The event will comprise of movies shown online at the March edition, including the winners of its Golden and Silver Bear prizes, which will be awarded at a gala ceremony on 13 June.

Amit Rohidas feels video analysis played big role in India men's hockey team's recent succesful tours
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Amit Rohidas feels video analysis played big role in India men's hockey team's recent succesful tours

Rohidas also said that players' sole focus is on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and the recent successful tours have boosted their confidence.

Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
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Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Sharing their pictures while taking the shot, Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza, urged everybody to get vaccinated.

Supreme Court Bar Association thanks Raveena Tandon for arranging oxygen cylinders for members
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Supreme Court Bar Association thanks Raveena Tandon for arranging oxygen cylinders for members

The SCBA Chief, in a letter to Raveena Tandon, said that the oxygen cylinders will be utilized to save the lives of its members and their families who are unable to get admissions in hospitals.

China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries
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China defends rocket debris, says it's held to different standards than other countries

Hua Chunying said Beijing was being treated unfairly, the American media romanticises their launches and space debris free falls.

J-League: Andres Iniesta to stay with Japan's Vissel Kobe for two more years
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J-League: Andres Iniesta to stay with Japan's Vissel Kobe for two more years

The former Barcelona midfield maestro joined Kobe in 2018 in a deal worth a reported $30 million a year and recently recovered from a serious thigh injury.

Petrol, diesel prices hiked for sixth time this month; petrol rates cross Rs 100 a litre in parts of MP, Rajasthan
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Petrol, diesel prices hiked for sixth time this month; petrol rates cross Rs 100 a litre in parts of MP, Rajasthan

Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan currently has the costliest petrol and diesel in the country at Rs 102.70 per litre and Rs 95.06 a litre respectively

Venom 2, A Quiet Place Part II, Huma Qureshi's Maharani, Solos, First Cow: Trailers this week
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Venom 2, A Quiet Place Part II, Huma Qureshi's Maharani, Solos, First Cow: Trailers this week

The much-awaited horror film A Quiet Place Part II will see John Krasinski and Emily Blunt reprise their roles.

Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars
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Perseverance rover captures distinct hum of Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight on Mars

The $85 million tech demo was supposed to end a few days ago, but NASA extended the mission by at least a month to get more flying time.

Flipkart Flagship Fest sale: Best deals on Google Pixel 4a, iQOO 3, Realme X50 Pro and more
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Flipkart Flagship Fest sale: Best deals on Google Pixel 4a, iQOO 3, Realme X50 Pro and more

Flipkart is also hosting an Apple Days sale right now that will also end on 14 May.

Veteran Tamil actor 'Joker' Thulasi passes away after COVID-19 complications
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Veteran Tamil actor 'Joker' Thulasi passes away after COVID-19 complications

Actors Radikaa Sarathkumar and Mohan Raman mourned Thulasi's demise and posted condolence messages on social media