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No COVID-19 deaths in 15 states and UTs over past 24 hrs, South African variant not found in India till now, says Centre
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No COVID-19 deaths in 15 states and UTs over past 24 hrs, South African variant not found in India till now, says Centre

Meanwhile, the number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 reached 65.28 lakh on day 25 of the nationwide inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry said

'Will bring Rajanna Rajyam to Telangana': Jagan Mohan Reddy's sister YS Sharmila hints at entering politics in Telangana
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'Will bring Rajanna Rajyam to Telangana': Jagan Mohan Reddy's sister YS Sharmila hints at entering politics in Telangana

Sharmila met late Congress leader YS Rajasekhara Reddy's sympathisers from the united Nalgonda district of Telangana at the family's residence at Lotus Pond in Hyderabad on Tuesday

Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 31; huge boulders in debris hindering search for trapped, says ITPB
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Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 31; huge boulders in debris hindering search for trapped, says ITPB

The State Emergency Operation Centre said five bodies were found in the morning, and estimated that 175 people are still missing

Govt should educate public on linkages between health, economic growth, says Chandrakant Lahariya
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Govt should educate public on linkages between health, economic growth, says Chandrakant Lahariya

Funding for health research should have been boosted as recognition of the work of scientific bodies, says public health expert Chandrakant Lahariya

JP Nadda tells Mamata to 'atone for misrule' in West Bengal, says days of TMC ministry are numbered
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JP Nadda tells Mamata to 'atone for misrule' in West Bengal, says days of TMC ministry are numbered

Nadda, who flagged off the second and third phases of the 'Parivartan Yatra' in Birbhum and Jhargram districts, also slammed the TMC for dividing communities by branding people as "insiders and outsiders"

Europa League: Manchester United game against Real Sociedad moved to Turin from Spain
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Europa League: Manchester United game against Real Sociedad moved to Turin from Spain

Manchester United are the third English team to have their next European game switched to a neutral venue. Liverpool and Manchester City are both now going to Budapest for Champions League matches.

In Arab world's first interplanetary mission, spacecraft 'Amal' enters orbit around Mars
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In Arab world's first interplanetary mission, spacecraft 'Amal' enters orbit around Mars

The spacecraft puts the UAE in a league of just five space agencies in history that have pulled off a functioning Mars mission

Kobe Bryant death: Pilot of crashed chopper got disoriented flying in clouds, finds probe
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Kobe Bryant death: Pilot of crashed chopper got disoriented flying in clouds, finds probe

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, made a key error by flying through thick clouds that ended up disorienting him, US safety officials said.

IPL 2021: Vivo may transfer title rights to interested bidders; Dream11, Unacademy in fray
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IPL 2021: Vivo may transfer title rights to interested bidders; Dream11, Unacademy in fray

It is understood that in the prevailing situation when Sino-India geo-political relations are in a sensitive state, Vivo understands that it's not prudent to continue the association with two years still left.

Budget Session: Farm laws, outcry over Modi's 'andolan-jivi' remark dominate LS; RS bids farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad
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Budget Session: Farm laws, outcry over Modi's 'andolan-jivi' remark dominate LS; RS bids farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured both Houses that the Centre is taking every possible step to rescue people and bring back life to normalcy in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand following the destruction caused by the avalanche that occurred on Sunday

Not intimidated by BJP, will live like Royal Bengal Tiger, says defiant Mamata Banerjee ahead of Bengal polls
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Not intimidated by BJP, will live like Royal Bengal Tiger, says defiant Mamata Banerjee ahead of Bengal polls

Banerjee claimed the Centre did not give any assistance to West Bengal for dealing with the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan, nor did it support the state in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

Renault Kiger India launch on 15 February, to be among the most affordable compact SUVs
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Renault Kiger India launch on 15 February, to be among the most affordable compact SUVs

Production of the Renault Kiger compact SUV has begun ahead of its launch later this month; to get two petrol engine options.

Bangladesh vs West Indies: Hosts recall Soumya Sarkar as replacement for injured Shakib Al Hasan
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Bangladesh vs West Indies: Hosts recall Soumya Sarkar as replacement for injured Shakib Al Hasan

The second Test will start at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Thursday.

Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria to miss first leg of last-16 encounter against Barcelona
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Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria to miss first leg of last-16 encounter against Barcelona

Di Maria suffered a thigh injury during the 2-0 Ligue 1 win against Marseille on Sunday and "he will not be at the Camp Nou" for the game on 16 February, Pochettino said.

IOA writes to Health Ministry with request for fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccination of Tokyo Olympics bound athletes
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IOA writes to Health Ministry with request for fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccination of Tokyo Olympics bound athletes

As of now, 74 Indian athletes have qualified for the Olympics, which will be held in the Japanese capital from 23 July to 8 August after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PSLV-C51 launch on 28 Feb: ISRO to launch Amazonia-1, 20 commercial satellites via NSIL
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PSLV-C51 launch on 28 Feb: ISRO to launch Amazonia-1, 20 commercial satellites via NSIL

The Brazillian satellite Amazonia 1 is NewSpace India Limited's (NSIL) first commercial launch mission.

New Zealand suspends political ties and military ties with Myanmar, calls for restoration of civilian rule
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New Zealand suspends political ties and military ties with Myanmar, calls for restoration of civilian rule

Unveiling the punitive measures, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for the international community to "strongly condemn what we're seeing happen in Myanmar"

I-League 2021: Papa Babacar Diawara scores brace in Punjab FC win, Chennai City beat NEROCA
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I-League 2021: Papa Babacar Diawara scores brace in Punjab FC win, Chennai City beat NEROCA

A brace from Papa Babacar Diawara (35th and 56th) ensured Punjab FC all three points despite a late goal by Vellington Fernandes (87th).

Republic Day Violence: Delhi court sends actor-activist Deep Sidhu to seven-day police custody
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Republic Day Violence: Delhi court sends actor-activist Deep Sidhu to seven-day police custody

While the police alleged that Sidhu was one of the main instigators of the violent incidents at the Red Fort, his counsel, claimed the actor-activist had nothing to do with the incident and that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission, shows Oxford's preliminary study
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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission, shows Oxford's preliminary study

The study sought to examine whether someone inoculated could still acquire the virus without getting sick and spread it to others