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People above 50 likely to get COVID vaccines in March; 18-19 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in pipeline, says Harsh Vardhan
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People above 50 likely to get COVID vaccines in March; 18-19 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in pipeline, says Harsh Vardhan

The Union Health Minister added that no new cases have been reported in 188 districts in the last seven days, while 21 districts haven't reported new cases for over two weeks

SC issues notice to WhatsApp, Facebook, says 'people value their privacy more than money'
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SC issues notice to WhatsApp, Facebook, says 'people value their privacy more than money'

People have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy and it is our duty to protect them, the top court said.

Myanmar Coup: Sleepless residents patrol neighbourhoods across country as junta detains hundreds, frees 'troublemakers'
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Myanmar Coup: Sleepless residents patrol neighbourhoods across country as junta detains hundreds, frees 'troublemakers'

Many are on edge over social media rumours that recently freed prisoners are being sent into communities to sow havoc. Myanmar's junta last week released more than 23,000 inmates

Disha Ravi arrest: From Rahul Gandhi to Kejriwal, Opposition leaders slam Centre over action against climate activist
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Disha Ravi arrest: From Rahul Gandhi to Kejriwal, Opposition leaders slam Centre over action against climate activist

Leaders across several political parties denounced the arrest of 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi by the Delhi Police on Sunday

Champions League: Jurgen Klopp 'full of energy' to meet challenge of Liverpool slump
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Champions League: Jurgen Klopp 'full of energy' to meet challenge of Liverpool slump

Klopp's men turn their attention to the Champions League on Tuesday when they face RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

Farmers' protest: SC-appointed committee holds consultations on farm laws with 12 unions from eight states
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Farmers' protest: SC-appointed committee holds consultations on farm laws with 12 unions from eight states

Farmer unions from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal participated in the meeting

WPI-based inflation rises to 2.03% in January on non-food manufactured items, food prices ease
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WPI-based inflation rises to 2.03% in January on non-food manufactured items, food prices ease

ICRA principal economist Aditi Nayar said a deeper disinflation in primary food articles helped to cushion the impact of the sharp rise in core inflation, which reached a 27-month high of 5.1 percent in January

Fire breaks out in forest near Mumbai's Aarey Colony; three fire tenders at spot, no one injured
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Fire breaks out in forest near Mumbai's Aarey Colony; three fire tenders at spot, no one injured

A fire brigade official said the blaze started around 2:40 pm and that efforts are on to douse it. He added that the cause of the fire is yet to be determined

India vs England: Visitors' spin consultant Jeetan Patel says his players know it's going to spin in sub-continent
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India vs England: Visitors' spin consultant Jeetan Patel says his players know it's going to spin in sub-continent

England were struggling at 53 for 3 in pursuit of an improbable 482 to win at the end of the third day which saw Ravichandran Ashwin score his fifth Test ton

India vs England: We never complain when given green tops overseas, mindset needs a change, says Axar Patel
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India vs England: We never complain when given green tops overseas, mindset needs a change, says Axar Patel

The likes of former England captain Michael Vaughan termed the Chepauk pitch, used for the second Test, as "under-prepared"

Night curfew extended in four cities of Gujarat till 28 February, move to curb spread of COVID-19
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Night curfew extended in four cities of Gujarat till 28 February, move to curb spread of COVID-19

This is the fourth extension of the night curfew which was first enforced at the end of November last year following a spurt in COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot post-Diwali

Nikita Jacob, Shantanu attended Zoom meet by 'pro-Khalistani group', Disha Ravi sent toolkit to Greta, claims Delhi Police
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Nikita Jacob, Shantanu attended Zoom meet by 'pro-Khalistani group', Disha Ravi sent toolkit to Greta, claims Delhi Police

The department has come under heavy criticism for arresting the climate change activist. Speaking on the arrest, Joint Commissioner of Police (Cyber) Prem Nath said that Disha deleted a WhatsApp group she created to spread the 'toolkit' and added that due procedure was followed during her arrest

India vs England: Virat Kohli, R Ashwin show batting at Chepauk wasn't impossible after all
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India vs England: Virat Kohli, R Ashwin show batting at Chepauk wasn't impossible after all

Kohli and Ashwin laid the pitch-talk to rest through their brilliant batting on Day 3 of the 2nd India vs England Test in Chennai.

Donald Trump impeachment: Days after ex-US president's acquittal, Republicans ponder 'battle for soul of party'
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Donald Trump impeachment: Days after ex-US president's acquittal, Republicans ponder 'battle for soul of party'

Republicans remain in a bind. Those who have openly opposed the ex-president have faced fierce blowback from the party's base. Many remain fearful of his tendency to exact payback

ISL 2020-21: More trouble for suspended SC East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler, show-caused again by AIFF
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ISL 2020-21: More trouble for suspended SC East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler, show-caused again by AIFF

Fowler was suspended for four matches and fined Rs 5 lakh by the All India Football Federation on 3 February after being found guilty of making "insulting" remarks against Indian referees

App-ology: 10 apps masquerading as genuine alternatives to crowd-favourite apps
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App-ology: 10 apps masquerading as genuine alternatives to crowd-favourite apps

The idea of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ has caused a spike in the number of made-in-India apps that are nothing but a copy of the originals, which have either been developed or are based overseas.

India vs Engalnd: Would love to credit batting coach Vikram Rathour, says R Ashwin after fifth Test ton
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India vs Engalnd: Would love to credit batting coach Vikram Rathour, says R Ashwin after fifth Test ton

Amid the chatter around the challenging Chepauk pitch, Ashwin came in at number eight and showed everyone how to bat on a deteriorating surface with an excellent century, putting India on the brink of a series-levelling victory in the second Test against England.

Uttarakhand floods: Toll in Tapovan rises to 54; with 115 still missing, grim situation prevails in village
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Uttarakhand floods: Toll in Tapovan rises to 54; with 115 still missing, grim situation prevails in village

So far, nine bodies have been pulled out of the tunnel at the Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project site. Eight days have passed since the calamity occurred in the Chamoli district

Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka account for 76.5% of India's active COVID-19 cases, says health ministry
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Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka account for 76.5% of India's active COVID-19 cases, says health ministry

The health ministry said 33 states and Union Territories have reported less than 5,000 active cases in a span of 24 hours while 18 have not recorded any deaths in the same period

Champions League: RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann wary of Liverpool despite results
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Champions League: RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann wary of Liverpool despite results

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have won just three of their last 12 games and fly to Budapest for the last 16, first-leg tie against Leipzig on the back of three straight Premier League defeats.