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Kumbh Mela and election rallies: How two super spreader events have contributed to India’s massive second wave of COVID-19 cases
As India battles a second COVID-19 wave and states go for lockdown, election rallies and the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar appear to have compromised efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19
RCB vs RR Live Score, IPL 2021, Match 16: Padikkal, Kohli pyrotechnics help Bangalore humble Rajasthan
IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): Follow live score and over-by-over commentary
The world number three triumphed 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 over 2014 and 2015 champion Nishikori and next faces Britain's Cameron Norrie, a fellow left-hander, for a place in the semi-finals.
Stuttgart Open: Karolina Pliskova beats Jelena Ostapenko to set up quarter-final against Ashleigh Barty
Pliskova, the sixth seed, recovered from losing the first set in a tie break by firing down 21 aces, 10 of which came in the last set alone, for a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-3 second-round win.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: PM lines up several meetings on COVID situation tomorrow; Israel issues travel warning for India
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi is set to will review the COVID-19-related situation in an internal meeting at 9 am followed by the meeting with chief ministers an hour later via video-conference
West Bengal Election 2021: Stray incidents of violence mark Phase 6 of polling; 79.09% turnout till 5 pm
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he will skip his visit to poll-bound West Bengal on Friday as he would be chairing a high-level meeting on the prevailing COVID-19 situation
European Super League: 'Absolutely necessary', Barcelona president Joan Laporta maintains support for tournament
The Super League was announced by a dozen top clubs in Europe but quickly collapsed and is now officially backed only by Barcelona and Real Madrid.
West Bengal polls 2021: EC bans roadshows, rallies ahead of phase 7 and 8; only 500 allowed in public meetings
The EC order came on a day West Bengal reported its highest single-day spike of 11,948 COVID-19 cases and 56 fresh deaths
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletes making political, social justice demonstrations to get global union’s backing
The pledges came one day after the IOC confirmed its long-standing ban on “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda” on the field of play, medal podiums or official ceremonies.
Team Bahrain's Bilbao edged Russian Aleksandr Vlasov of Astana with Yates, riding for Bike Exchange, third in the 'queen stage' of this year's race from Naturno to Pieve di Bono in northern Italy.