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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tamil filmmaker opens grocery store; Tokyo performance group puts up drive-in horror shows
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tamil filmmaker opens grocery store; Tokyo performance group puts up drive-in horror shows

Meanwhile, Disney has cancelled Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 4K version re-release in the UK in light of increasing coronavirus cases.

Family Romance, LLC movie review: Werner Herzog explores the complex popularity of Japan's Rent-a-Family industry
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Family Romance, LLC movie review: Werner Herzog explores the complex popularity of Japan's Rent-a-Family industry

Family Romance, LLC, now streaming on MUBI India, benefits from director Werner Herzog’s masterful execution.

IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri for next 24 hours, says 'heavy to very heavy rain likely'
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IMD issues red alert for Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri for next 24 hours, says 'heavy to very heavy rain likely'

According to India Meteorological Department's Mumbai centre, the Colaba weather bureau reported 161.4 mm rainfall between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm on Friday.

Ajay Devgn to bankroll film on India-China Galwan Valley clash; actor's Maidaan pushed to 13 August, 2021
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Ajay Devgn to bankroll film on India-China Galwan Valley clash; actor's Maidaan pushed to 13 August, 2021

Ajay Devgn FFilms will produce a yet-untitled film on the Galwan Valley clash, in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed.

COVAXIN controversy: Bharat Biotech-ICMR readying a COVID-19 vaccine in 45 days baffles reason, ignores safety concerns, says bioethicist
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COVAXIN controversy: Bharat Biotech-ICMR readying a COVID-19 vaccine in 45 days baffles reason, ignores safety concerns, says bioethicist

Dr Anant Bhan, a researcher in global health, bioethics and health policy and former president of International Association of Bioethics, spoke to Firstpost about the "extreme urgency" shown by ICMR in developing India's COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, by 15 August

Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice ahead of Austrian Grand Prix qualifying
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Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton fastest in final practice ahead of Austrian Grand Prix qualifying

Hamilton was also quickest in both practice sessions on Friday, finishing ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in all three.

ISL: Pritam Kotal says he has overcome 'lack of natural talent' with hard work, dedication
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ISL: Pritam Kotal says he has overcome 'lack of natural talent' with hard work, dedication

Kotal has so far represented India in 36 International matches and 10 age-group Internationals

Formula 1 2020: Red Bull lose appeal against Mercedes' Dual Assistant Steering system
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Formula 1 2020: Red Bull lose appeal against Mercedes' Dual Assistant Steering system

Other teams were caught cold by the innovation, with Red Bull claiming in their protest that Mercedes' DAS is both an aerodynamic and a suspension device.

Scientists caution govt over plans to fast-track 'Made in India' vaccine, COVAXIN
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Scientists caution govt over plans to fast-track 'Made in India' vaccine, COVAXIN

A virologist said that a vaccine normally takes at least 12-18 months to pass all necessary clinical trial phases while the company developing it has just over a month to wrap up everything

Two killed, several injured in bomb explosion in Bengal's Murshidabad; investigation underway
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Two killed, several injured in bomb explosion in Bengal's Murshidabad; investigation underway

Two people were killed and around four injured when the bombs they were allegedly manufacturing went off inside a house in Murshidabad district, a senior police officer said on Saturday

The Lord of the Rings, Cowboy Bebop series granted permission to resume production in New Zealand
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The Lord of the Rings, Cowboy Bebop series granted permission to resume production in New Zealand

Although shooting has not yet resumed on The Lord of the Rings, the New Zealand Film Commission said that they have begun pre-production.

Ram Janmabhoomi trust members to meet in Ayodhya on 18 July, will discuss temple construction
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Ram Janmabhoomi trust members to meet in Ayodhya on 18 July, will discuss temple construction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been requested to inaugurate construction activities at the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, chief of Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, said

Oxford's vaccine offers ‘good duration of immunity’ to COVID-19 compared to no vaccine: lead researcher
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Oxford's vaccine offers ‘good duration of immunity’ to COVID-19 compared to no vaccine: lead researcher

The vaccine has been licensed to AstraZeneca and is in its Phase III of its human trials in the UK.

How Robert Wise's 1949 boxing film The Set-Up underscores the impossibility of the Great American Dream
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How Robert Wise's 1949 boxing film The Set-Up underscores the impossibility of the Great American Dream

The Set-Up (1949) centres on Stoker, a 35-year-old boxer riding on a string of failures, getting ready for what may be his last shot at success.

Asian Hockey Federation to conduct online education workshops for Hockey India officials
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Asian Hockey Federation to conduct online education workshops for Hockey India officials

A total of ten AHF online education workshops will be held from Saturday to 19 July for the Hockey India coaches, technical officials, umpires and umpire managers.

MP Board 10th Result 2020 Topper: 15 students top HSC exam with 100% marks; check scores at mpresults.nic.in
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MP Board 10th Result 2020 Topper: 15 students top HSC exam with 100% marks; check scores at mpresults.nic.in

MP Board 10th Result 2020 Topper: Sonam Patel and Sandhya Thakur, with 99.75 percent each, secured second place. Twenty-two students bagged the third spot by scoring 99.67 percent.

MPBSE 10th Result 2020 Updates: Girls outdo boys with pass percent of 65.87 compared to 60.09; check mpbse.nic.in, mpresults.nic.in
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MPBSE 10th Result 2020 Updates: Girls outdo boys with pass percent of 65.87 compared to 60.09; check mpbse.nic.in, mpresults.nic.in

MPBSE 10th Result 2020 DECLARED Updates: 15 first rank holders emerged as the MPBSE declared Class 10 results. Moreover, 360 students held the first 10 ranks, with Hoshangabad's Sonam Patel and Seoni's Sandhya Thakur holding the second rank.

Sports Ministry to remove Rs 2 lakh salary cap for Indian coaches training elite athletes
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Sports Ministry to remove Rs 2 lakh salary cap for Indian coaches training elite athletes

The announcement came after the ministry's decision on Thursday to extend the contracts of all foreign coaches till 30 September next year and to make all future hiring — both Indian and foreign — for a four-year cycle in sync with the Olympics to ensure continuity.

MP Board 10th Result 2020 Pass Percentage: 62.84% students clear HSC exam; girls outshine boys with 65.87% to 60.09%
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MP Board 10th Result 2020 Pass Percentage: 62.84% students clear HSC exam; girls outshine boys with 65.87% to 60.09%

MP Board 10th Result 2020 Pass Percentage: The pass percentage among girls was 65.87 while just 60.09 percent boys cleared the exam.

MP Board 10th Result 2020 DECLARED: Alternative ways to check Class 10 results if official websites mpbse.nic.in, mpresults.nic.in are down
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MP Board 10th Result 2020 DECLARED: Alternative ways to check Class 10 results if official websites mpbse.nic.in, mpresults.nic.in are down

Since a large number of students will be trying to login to the official websites to check MPBSE 10th results, it is possible that some students may face difficulty in accessing them