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VK Sasikala quits politics ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, says she will pray for Jayalalithaa’s ‘gold rule’
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VK Sasikala quits politics ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, says she will pray for Jayalalithaa’s ‘gold rule’

The expelled AIADMK leader appealed to Jayalalithaa's true supporters to work unitedly and prevent 'common enemy' DMK from coming to power

Bombay HC orders Amazon Prime Video to take down Nani's V till makers delete disputed scene
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Bombay HC orders Amazon Prime Video to take down Nani's V till makers delete disputed scene

Mumbai-based model and actor Sakshi Malik filed a complaint against the makers of V for allegedly using her photograph without permission

Meghan Markle accused of bullying by royal aide; Buckingham Palace to investigate allegations
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Meghan Markle accused of bullying by royal aide; Buckingham Palace to investigate allegations

Buckingham Palace said it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported Meghan Markle drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling “humiliated.”

COVID-19-induced closure of 15 lakh schools impacted 24.7 crore children in India, finds UNICEF study
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COVID-19-induced closure of 15 lakh schools impacted 24.7 crore children in India, finds UNICEF study

The report stated that online education is not an option for all in India as only one in four children has access to digital devices and internet connectivity

NBA: Seven players found positive for COVID-19 over past week among 456 tested
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NBA: Seven players found positive for COVID-19 over past week among 456 tested

The league does not identify players results, but any player who tests positive is isolated or quarantined until they are cleared under NBA health and safety guidelines.

SpaceX's Starship SN10 manages liftoff, mid-air flip, landing before it explodes
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SpaceX's Starship SN10 manages liftoff, mid-air flip, landing before it explodes

The two earlier prototypes reached a similar altitude in December and February, before slammed into the ground.

Google phases out ad-tracking tech from Chrome browser, says won't develop new ways to follow users
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Google phases out ad-tracking tech from Chrome browser, says won't develop new ways to follow users

Google has also announced that it won’t replace third-party cookies with another way of tracking individuals.

EC directs petrol pump dealers to remove hoardings with Narendra Modi’s photographs
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EC directs petrol pump dealers to remove hoardings with Narendra Modi’s photographs

The use of the prime minister's photograph on hoardings violates the Model Code of Conduct, which came into force on 26 February

Premier League: Manchester United lose ground on leaders City with fog-bound Crystal Palace draw, Burnley hold Leicester
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Premier League: Manchester United lose ground on leaders City with fog-bound Crystal Palace draw, Burnley hold Leicester

The stalemate at a foggy Selhurst Park was United's third successive goalless draw in all competitions ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby against City, who are on a record-breaking 21-game winning streak.

German Cup: RB Leipzig through to semis with victory over Wolfsburg; Holstein Kiel also reach last-four
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German Cup: RB Leipzig through to semis with victory over Wolfsburg; Holstein Kiel also reach last-four

After Poulsen opened the scoring, South Korea striker Hwang came off the bench to hit a late second goal and seal a semi-final berth alongside Borussia Dortmund and Kiel.

Serie A: Franck Kessie scores last-minute penalty to steal draw for AC Milan against Udinese; Atalanta beat Crotone
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Serie A: Franck Kessie scores last-minute penalty to steal draw for AC Milan against Udinese; Atalanta beat Crotone

Rodrigo Becao's second-half header at the San Siro completely deceived Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Stefano Pioli's faltering side looked destined for a third defeat in four games.

Copa del Rey: Martin Braithwaite scores winner as Barcelona beat Sevilla in extra-time, progress to final
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Copa del Rey: Martin Braithwaite scores winner as Barcelona beat Sevilla in extra-time, progress to final

Barcelona will face either Athletic Bilbao or Levante, who are 1-1 in their semi-final, in the final on 17 April in Seville.

Myanmar coup: At least 38 dead on 'bloodiest' day since military seized power, says UN
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Myanmar coup: At least 38 dead on 'bloodiest' day since military seized power, says UN

Security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters across Myanmar, day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help resolve the crisis

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Kieron Pollard smashes 6 sixes in an over to romp Windies to four-wicket victory in first T20I
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Kieron Pollard smashes 6 sixes in an over to romp Windies to four-wicket victory in first T20I

The feat came in the sixth over of a bizarre West Indies innings, bowled by off-spinner Akila Dananjaya who moments earlier in his previous over had been celebrating taking a hat-trick.

Man injures eight people with axe in Sweden’s Vetlanda before being shot, arrested
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Man injures eight people with axe in Sweden’s Vetlanda before being shot, arrested

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a terrorist motive was being investigated, while police added that none of the victims received life-threatening injuries

Flipkart Apple Days sale to end today: Best deals on iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone SE and more
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Flipkart Apple Days sale to end today: Best deals on iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone SE and more

On the purchase of iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or Apple TV, customers will get a free one year Apple TV+ subscription.

Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I at Osbourn, Full Cricket Score: Pollard stars in hosts' four-wicket win
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Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I at Osbourn, Full Cricket Score: Pollard stars in hosts' four-wicket win

Check out the scorecard from the 1st T201 between West Indies and Sri Lanka being played at Osbourn.

Bundesliga: New Schalke boss Dimitrios Grammozis committed to keeping club up
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Bundesliga: New Schalke boss Dimitrios Grammozis committed to keeping club up

Dimitrios Grammozis is Schalke's fifth head coach this season and takes charge with the Royal Blues having won just one league game all season.

Premier League: Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid to blame for Gareth Bale's slow start to life at Tottenham
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Premier League: Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid to blame for Gareth Bale's slow start to life at Tottenham

The Wales star's second spell at the north London club looked like it might become a disappointment after two years of largely being sidelined by Spanish giants Real.

Assam Assembly election 2021, Rangiya profile: BJP's Bhabesh Kalita easily won seat in 2016
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Assam Assembly election 2021, Rangiya profile: BJP's Bhabesh Kalita easily won seat in 2016

The Rangiya Assembly constituency will go to polls in the third phase of the Assam Assembly election along with 39 other Assembly seats on 6 April