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Maharashtra Assembly session from today; four-day-old Shiv Sena-BJP government to face floor test on 4 July
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Maharashtra Assembly session from today; four-day-old Shiv Sena-BJP government to face floor test on 4 July

The election to the post of the Speaker of the House will be held Sunday after the House proceedings begin at 11 am

'Biased and inaccurate': India rejects US panel's report on religious freedom
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'Biased and inaccurate': India rejects US panel's report on religious freedom

Released in June, the report recommended the Biden administration to designate India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 11 other nations as "countries of particular concern" in the context of religious freedom

India vs England: Hosts' baffling bowling tactics and Bumrah's audacity put visitors in driving seat
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India vs England: Hosts' baffling bowling tactics and Bumrah's audacity put visitors in driving seat

England allowed India’s last three wickets to add 93 runs, particularly galling given their first five only managed 98, a lot might have changed for Ben Stokes’ side but some things just stay the same.

Forensic: Prachi Desai on getting out of her comfort zone to play a complex role, her journey in the industry & more
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Forensic: Prachi Desai on getting out of her comfort zone to play a complex role, her journey in the industry & more

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Prachi Desai opened up on how she got out of her comfort zone to play a complex character in Forensic and more.

BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore, a TV anchor and others booked in Jaipur over 'misleading' Rahul Gandhi video
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BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore, a TV anchor and others booked in Jaipur over 'misleading' Rahul Gandhi video

The complainant alleged that Zee News anchor Rohit Ranjan in his show aired a statement of Gandhi on the SFI violence on his Wayanad office and mischievously doctored it to make it seem like it was a comment on the heinous murder of Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur

India logged 16,103 COVID-19 infections, active cases rise to 1,11,711
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India logged 16,103 COVID-19 infections, active cases rise to 1,11,711

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.27 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 3.81 per cent, according to the health ministry

Women's Hockey World Cup 2022: India eye revenge against England in campaign opener
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Women's Hockey World Cup 2022: India eye revenge against England in campaign opener

After England, India will face China on June 5, followed by their last pool match against New Zealand on July 7.

West Indies vs Bangladesh: Rain forces no-result in first T20I
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West Indies vs Bangladesh: Rain forces no-result in first T20I

Persistent showers spoiled the return of international cricket to Dominica as the scheduled first T20 of the three-match series between the West Indies and Bangladesh at Windsor Park was declared a no-result on Saturday.

'Would not like to comment', Kiren Rijiju on Supreme Court's observations on Nupur Sharma
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'Would not like to comment', Kiren Rijiju on Supreme Court's observations on Nupur Sharma

The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma stating that her outburst is responsible for an unfortunate incident in Udaipur, where a tailor was murdered

Branden Grace heats up late to win Portland LIV Golf Invitational
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Branden Grace heats up late to win Portland LIV Golf Invitational

Branden Grace grabbed five of his eight birdies on the back nine on Saturday to pull away for a two-shot win in the Portland LIV Golf Invitational and capture the $4 million first prize.

Profound impact of a conservative US Supreme Court
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Profound impact of a conservative US Supreme Court

Analysts say the just-closed annual court season has revealed a set of judges more hard-line than anyone anticipated. They have brashly tossed out the decisions of their predecessors, including, as with abortion, rights that previous courts said were guaranteed by the constitution

NBA: Zion Williamson agrees to five-year extension with New Orleans Pelicans, says report
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NBA: Zion Williamson agrees to five-year extension with New Orleans Pelicans, says report

Zion Williamson, who missed the past NBA season due to a broken right foot, has agreed to a five-year maximum rookie contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Watch: Nick Kyrgios brands Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘soft’ in reply to bullying accusation after fiery clash
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Watch: Nick Kyrgios brands Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘soft’ in reply to bullying accusation after fiery clash

Nick Kyrgios prevailed 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7) in the match against Stefanos Tsitsipas, during which both players were handed code violations by the umpire.

Wimbledon 2022: Kyrgios beats Tsitsipas in stormy clash; Swiatek's winning streak ended by Cornet
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Wimbledon 2022: Kyrgios beats Tsitsipas in stormy clash; Swiatek's winning streak ended by Cornet

The bad-tempered match overshadowed the rest of the action on day six, which included the end of Iga Swiatek's 37-match winning streak and a routine victory for Rafael Nadal.

Wimbledon 2022: After 37 wins on a trot, 'confused' Iga Swiatek humbled on grass
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Wimbledon 2022: After 37 wins on a trot, 'confused' Iga Swiatek humbled on grass

As all good things do, the Iga Swiatek streak had come to an end. But the Pole walked back with the head held high. At 20, she has a few more outings on grass, and at Wimbledon, ahead of her.

Texas clinics shut down abortion services after state high court ruling
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Texas clinics shut down abortion services after state high court ruling

The ruling stopped a three-day-old order by a Houston judge who said clinics could resume abortions up to six weeks into pregnancy

LaLiga: Adama Traore, Luuk de Jong to leave Barcelona as loan deals end
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LaLiga: Adama Traore, Luuk de Jong to leave Barcelona as loan deals end

Traore returns to Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Premier League club that had loaned him out to Barca, while de Jong, who had been loaned to the Catalan giants by Sevilla, is headed to PSV Eindhoven.

Formula 1: Hamilton 'little bit gutted' to qualify fifth for British GP, chides crowd for booing Verstappen
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Formula 1: Hamilton 'little bit gutted' to qualify fifth for British GP, chides crowd for booing Verstappen

The seven-time champion Mercedes driver said he had hoped to fight for a front row start in Sunday's race, but was unable to find the pace required in the final minutes of a sodden rain-lashed session.

PM Modi's address and party resolution will dominate day two of BJP's national executive meeting
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PM Modi's address and party resolution will dominate day two of BJP's national executive meeting

After the conclusion of the BJP national executive meet, Prime Minister Modi will also address a public meeting at the Parade Ground where more than 35,000 people are expected to be present

India vs England: Ravindra Jadeja asserts himself as backbone of Indian batting with Edgbaston ton
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India vs England: Ravindra Jadeja asserts himself as backbone of Indian batting with Edgbaston ton

It is about time Ravindra Jadeja the batsman should get the same recognition as Jadeja the bowler or the fielder.