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Andhra Pradesh: At least 10 killed, several  injured in limestone mine blast in Kadapa
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Andhra Pradesh: At least 10 killed, several injured in limestone mine blast in Kadapa

Kadapa Police said that the blast occurred when a consignment of gelatin sticks (explosive material) was being unloaded at the limestone quarry

Madrid Open: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov go down fighting in quarter-finals
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Madrid Open: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov go down fighting in quarter-finals

Bopanna and Shapovalov went down 6-4 3-6 10-5 against their German opponents to crash out of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament.

Disband Phase 3 vaccine policy, direct 100% procurement of doses by Centre: Bengal govt to SC
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Disband Phase 3 vaccine policy, direct 100% procurement of doses by Centre: Bengal govt to SC

The state government also sought setting aside the differential pricing mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines and capping the price for COVID-19 vaccines at a uniform price of Rs 150 per dose

'Not system, Modi govt failed people': Sonia Gandhi demands all-party meet on COVID-19
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'Not system, Modi govt failed people': Sonia Gandhi demands all-party meet on COVID-19

The Congress president also said that the Indian National Congress' performance in the just-concluded Assembly elections was 'very disappointing'

India sees record 4.14 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; Karnataka, Goa, Telangana impose fresh curbs
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India sees record 4.14 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; Karnataka, Goa, Telangana impose fresh curbs

The governments of West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu appealed to the Centre for an increased allocation of medical oxygen as cases rise

Welfare of India critically important to US, COVID-19 surge heartbreaking, says VP Kamala Harris
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Welfare of India critically important to US, COVID-19 surge heartbreaking, says VP Kamala Harris

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced $100 million assistance to India to deal with the pandemic. In about a week's time, as many as six planeloads of COVID-19 assistance have landed in India

'Another devastating lockdown inevitable due to Centre's failures,' Rahul Gandhi on second COVID wave
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'Another devastating lockdown inevitable due to Centre's failures,' Rahul Gandhi on second COVID wave

The Congress leader said that the Centre's lack of a clear strategy, and its hubris in declaring premature victory as the virus was spreading, has placed India in a highly dangerous position

Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari back; no Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav in India's squad for WTC final and England series
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Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari back; no Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav in India's squad for WTC final and England series

KL Rahul, who underwent a surgery after being diagnosed with appendicitis, and Wriddhiman Saha, infected with COVID-19 during the recently-suspended IPL, have been included subject to their fitness.

How India's small, homegrown fashion brands are stepping up to raise essential funds for COVID-19 relief efforts
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How India's small, homegrown fashion brands are stepping up to raise essential funds for COVID-19 relief efforts

From amplifying COVID-relief resources for oxygen, ICU beds, plasma, and medicine on Instagram to donating up to 100 percent of their sales to organisations working on the ground to provide aid to those affected, fashion is positioned to help.

'Medical infra in shambles, don't be like ostrich with head in sand': Delhi HC to Kejriwal govt
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'Medical infra in shambles, don't be like ostrich with head in sand': Delhi HC to Kejriwal govt

Another bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh sought response of the Centre and Delhi government on a plea alleging that the number of ICU and non-ICU beds in two dedicated COVID hospitals were slashed by more than half due to oxygen shortage

Rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw likely to be picked in India's expanded squad for England tour
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Rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw likely to be picked in India's expanded squad for England tour

The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from 18-22 June before taking on England in a five-Test series.

As COVID-19 cases rise, Indian diaspora boosts fight against virus on the ground and afar
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As COVID-19 cases rise, Indian diaspora boosts fight against virus on the ground and afar

While the overseas Indian community has helped raise over $25 million in recent days, some have also appended harsh words to their support efforts, accusing the Indian government of botching the fight against the novel coronavirus

India cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy's sister succumbs to COVID-19 two weeks after mother's demise
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India cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy's sister succumbs to COVID-19 two weeks after mother's demise

The all-rounder, who has been helping others through her social media by amplifying their requests for aid, had lost her mother Cheluvamba Devi in April.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic-bound Indian archers to miss Stage 2 World Cup in Switzerland due to visa issue
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic-bound Indian archers to miss Stage 2 World Cup in Switzerland due to visa issue

The Indian archers will now directly compete in the Stage 3 World Cup in Paris which will be the last Olympic qualification event for the Indian women's recurve team

Strict COVID-19 curbs in Kerala from Saturday: Nine-day lockdown announced as state sees record spike
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Strict COVID-19 curbs in Kerala from Saturday: Nine-day lockdown announced as state sees record spike

The lockdown would come into force on 8 May morning and extend up to 16 May, according to official sources.

IPL 2021: RCB players, support staff leave for their respective destinations after league's suspension
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IPL 2021: RCB players, support staff leave for their respective destinations after league's suspension

RCB skipper Virat Kohli reached Mumbai on Tuesday, the day IPL-14 was indefinitely suspended due to multiple COVID cases in its bio-bubble. By Thursday early morning, all the other playing and non-playing staff had also left for their onward destinations.

IPL 2021: Australian contingent leaves for Maldives with BCCI's assistance, Michael Hussey in CSK's care
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IPL 2021: Australian contingent leaves for Maldives with BCCI's assistance, Michael Hussey in CSK's care

They will stay in Maldives till 15 May as Australia currently has put a ban on people entering into its country from India.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may come to India, emergency approval on the cards
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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may come to India, emergency approval on the cards

In April, the US pharma company had offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the Indian government's immunisation programme.

India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress
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India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress

An unsavoury controversy erupted this week when foreign embassies reached out to India’s opposition party for critical medical equipment via social media

India needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won't peak for weeks: Experts
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India needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won't peak for weeks: Experts

India's courts have meanwhile become increasingly vocal critics of the Modi government's handling of the crisis.