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Narendra Modi to address nation, unfurl Tricolour for seventh time from Red Fort on 74th Independence Day

The prime minister will receive the Guard of Honour contingent, consisting of one officer and 24 men each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police on Saturday


'Despicable': BJP, NC, PDP condemn killing of 2 cops in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam

A day ahead of Independence Day, JeM terrorists shot dead two policemen and wounded another in indiscriminate firing


SC's judgment on Prashant Bhushan contempt case 'weakens' constitutional democracy, says Sitaram Yechury

Earlier on Friday, the SC held Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for two tweets against the judiciary, saying they cannot be said to be a fair criticism of the functioning of the judiciary


Shripad Naik, who was in home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive, shifted to hospital for treatment

The 67-year-old BJP MP from North Goa was shifted to the hospital on Thursday night after he complained of fever


Rajnath Singh launches online portal 'SRIJAN' to promote indigenisation in defence production

According to the Ministry of Defence, the portal will display those items that are being imported currently so that the Indian industry can design, develop and manufacture them domestically as per its capability


All I-League matches, 2nd division league qualifiers to take place in Kolkata under strict health supervision, says AIFF

The I-League is likely to kick off in November while the second divison qualifiers is tentatively scheduled for the third week of next month, both subject to government clearance.


President announces Shaurya Chakra, Sena medals for defence personnel on eve of Independence Day; here's the full list

President Ram Nath Kovind approved sena medals for 31 army personnel and Shaurya Chakra for four defence personnel, including an IAF wing commander

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IPL 2020: Unacademy, Dream11 submit formal expression of interest for title sponsorship rights

Friday was the last date of submission of 'EOI' to the BCCI. The IPL will be held from 19 September to 10 November in the UAE this year.

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PCB ropes in former Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq as High Performance Centre coaches

According to a PCB source, besides Yousuf and Razzaq, another former Test cricketer Basit Ali has also been offered a coaching position in the HPC, which is being revamped to improve its productivity and output.

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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni and other CSK players arrive in Chennai for camp ahead of tournament

Apart from Dhoni, others who have reached the city for the week-long camp beginning on Saturday at the MA Chidambaram stadium are Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Kedar Jadhav.

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Australia senior assistant coach Andrew McDonald allowed to skip England tour to fulfill IPL commitment

Australia are scheduled to travel to England to play three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs from 4-16 September, with senior assistant coach McDonald among those who will not be part of the touring party.

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IPL 2020: England and Australia players likely to miss first week of the league

A total of 29 players from England and Australia are part of the eight IPL squads including top draws like David Warner, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Steve Smith and this year's record buy Pat Cummins.

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Ankit Chavan's plea to lift ban, celebrating golden jubilee of Gavaskar's Test debut among topics for MCA's meet

The Apex Council will also be discussing the Association's proposed plan of a cricket museum to be set up at the Wankhede Stadium.


Bipartisan resolution introduced in US Senate condemning Chinese aggression against India to change status quo at LAC

It is more important than ever that we support our Indian partners as they defend against Chinese aggression, said Republican Senator John Cornyn


Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, who took the oath of the prime minister in May 2014, became the fourth longest-serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh


Russia's vaccine is not part of WHO's list of nine COVID-19 candidates in advanced stages of testing

A senior advisor said they are talking to Russia to get more information on the vaccine, trials, what are the next steps.


Editors Guild condemns recent attacks on journalists in Delhi and Bengaluru, urges authorities to act

The Bengaluru incident highlights law enforcement's failure to maintain an environment where the media can function without fear, the guild said.


Ensure 100% COVID-19 testing coverage in containment zones using rapid antigen method, says Amarinder Singh

The chief minister also said that people working as shop workers, mandi workers, and frontline government employees should get tested this week, declaring it a 'testing week'

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Graeme Smith says allegations of not supporting ex-South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile ‘extremely hurtful’

Tsolekile criticised Smith for not backing him enough during their time as international cricketers and alleged that CSA was trying to protect other wrongdoers.


Optional exams for improvement of Class 12 scores to be held in September, says CBSE

Compartment examination for class 10 and 12 are also being planned in September while dates for the exams will be announced soon, the board said.