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How the twin debuts of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid at Lord’s in 1996 defined the future of Indian cricket
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How the twin debuts of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid at Lord’s in 1996 defined the future of Indian cricket

As India battles on English soil for the World Test Championship as one of the two best Test teams in the world, the nation needs to thank the two men who made their debuts on this day at the Mecca of Cricket in 1996, forever transforming the future of the sport in the country.

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, dismisses chances of talks with United States
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Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, dismisses chances of talks with United States

Her blunt statement indicates that the diplomatic impasse over North Korea's nuclear programme is likely to continue in the absence of greater economic and pandemic-related difficulties, experts said

Bengaluru court orders HD Deve Gowda to pay Rs 2 cr to NICE, but why?
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Bengaluru court orders HD Deve Gowda to pay Rs 2 cr to NICE, but why?

HD Deve Gowda penalised: The court observed that the project in question has been upheld by the High Court of Karnataka and the Supreme Court in their judgments

As The Hunchback of Notre Dame turns 25, makers recall their struggle and triumph against ratings board
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As The Hunchback of Notre Dame turns 25, makers recall their struggle and triumph against ratings board

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame makers discuss how the Disney movie feels like a “very contemporary” villain in the #MeToo era

SC stays Bombay HC verdict canceling caste certificate of MP Navneet Kaur Rana
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SC stays Bombay HC verdict canceling caste certificate of MP Navneet Kaur Rana

The Bombay High Court had on 9 June canceled the caste certificate of the Amravati MP, saying it was obtained fraudulently using fabricated documents

Delhi Police files fresh chargesheet against Sushil Ansal, convict in Uphaar cinema fire
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Delhi Police files fresh chargesheet against Sushil Ansal, convict in Uphaar cinema fire

Sushil Ansal played a fraud on authorities by concealing information about criminal cases pending against him while getting his passport renewed, Delhi Police said

Producers Guild of India, Times Now settle suit over 'defamatory remarks' against film industry
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Producers Guild of India, Times Now settle suit over 'defamatory remarks' against film industry

"With this matter settled, the Plaintiffs and the Times Group can look forward to building on their historically cordial relationship," the statement from Producers Guild of India read.

OnePlus and Oppo are integrating parts of their R&D to 'maximise resources': All you need to know
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OnePlus and Oppo are integrating parts of their R&D to 'maximise resources': All you need to know

Clearing the air about the rumour of Oppo and OnePlus merging their OS, Pete Lau confirmed that OxygenOS will continue to be the OS for global OnePlus devices outside the Chinese market.

Explained: #FreeBritney, the singer's conservatorship and why it was imposed
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Explained: #FreeBritney, the singer's conservatorship and why it was imposed

Spears has sought more say in who runs her conservatorship, has emphasised that she reserves the right to seek to end it at any time and has welcomed the scrutiny of #FreeBritney fans.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men's hockey team; Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh named vice-captains
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men's hockey team; Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh named vice-captains

Under Manpreet's captaincy, the Indian team has achieved important milestones, including winning the Asia Cup in 2017, claiming the Asian Champions Trophy in 2018 as well as winning the FIH Series Final in 2019 over the past four years.

'Preparing my future with people around me': Armani talks succession at first live show since pandemic
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'Preparing my future with people around me': Armani talks succession at first live show since pandemic

This was Armani’s first live show since Italy became the first country in the West to detect local transmission of the virus in February 2020.

The spotting of a female gharial's nest in Odisha underlines the state's efforts to revive the critically endangered species
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The spotting of a female gharial's nest in Odisha underlines the state's efforts to revive the critically endangered species

Gharial conservation efforts in Odisha formally began in 1975 with the intervention of FAO and UNDP in collaboration with the state forest department. Between 1977 and 2017, as many as 867 gharials were released into the Mahanadi freshwater system. But only 12 had survived till 2018.

Your phone's not listening to your conversations, you are likely giving it the information it needs
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Your phone's not listening to your conversations, you are likely giving it the information it needs

A tech worker recently explained in a viral Twitter thread why your phone isn't listening to you, even though it sometimes feels like it is.

Going There: Katie Couric book tour this fall to be in-person, in theaters
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Going There: Katie Couric book tour this fall to be in-person, in theaters

The tour will be produced by Live Nation, the concert promoter which previously worked on an author event scaled even higher — Michelle Obama’s tour for her 2018 memoir Becoming.

Kerala woman found hanging day after she complained of domestic harassment in Kollam district
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Kerala woman found hanging day after she complained of domestic harassment in Kollam district

Based on media reports, the Kerala Women's Commission registered a suo motu case and sought a report from the police

Explained: As photo appears to show Dubai's Princess Latifa in Spain, timeline of events surrounding her 'disappearance'
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Explained: As photo appears to show Dubai's Princess Latifa in Spain, timeline of events surrounding her 'disappearance'

Some users went one step further to highlight the seemingly staged pictures of Latifa making rounds on social media, showing her enjoying a greater degree of freedom.

Rahul Gandhi releases Congress' white paper on COVID-19 management, says Centre must prepare for 3rd wave
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Rahul Gandhi releases Congress' white paper on COVID-19 management, says Centre must prepare for 3rd wave

The Congress leader also took a jibe at Narendra Modi's response to the second wave and said, 'PM's tears did not save the lives of those who died, but oxygen could have'

Cardi B to reprise her Fast 9 character for tenth film of action franchise, confirms Vin Diesel
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Cardi B to reprise her Fast 9 character for tenth film of action franchise, confirms Vin Diesel

Fast 9 is the second film outing for Cardi B, since her role in the 2019 crime drama Hustlers.

Younis Khan quits as Pakistan batting coach days before team's tour to England
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Younis Khan quits as Pakistan batting coach days before team's tour to England

The Pakistan Cricket Board declined to comment on the reasons Khan quit just days before the national team is due to leave for England to play a limited-overs series.

Instagram rolls out 'Discovered on Reels' playlist, music stickers and Beat dance AR filter
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Instagram rolls out 'Discovered on Reels' playlist, music stickers and Beat dance AR filter

Instagram has also rolled out a new Beat Dance AR filter in collaboration with T-series.