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The Underground Railroad, Black Panther, Da 5 Bloods: How alt history is reshaping the Black narrative in pop culture
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The Underground Railroad, Black Panther, Da 5 Bloods: How alt history is reshaping the Black narrative in pop culture

The sub-genre of alt history is enjoying its moment with films like Black Panther and Da 5 Bloods, and shows like The Underground Railroad, Lovecraft Country, and Watchmen. That is not surprising when you consider how Black stories were systematically excluded from popular histories.

KK Shailaja's omission from Kerala cabinet sparks row; netizens compare her with late KR Gowri Amma
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KK Shailaja's omission from Kerala cabinet sparks row; netizens compare her with late KR Gowri Amma

Some said that Shailaja's exclusion from the new Pinarayi Vijayan government despite doing a commendable job during the first wave of COVID-19, was similar to how the late CPM leader KR Gowri Amma was denied chief ministership in the last minute in 1987

Unseen Warriors of COVID: Sanitation workers in rural Haryana unable to access ration, primary health care
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Unseen Warriors of COVID: Sanitation workers in rural Haryana unable to access ration, primary health care

Hit by lockdown the Primary Health Centres in rural areas of Haryana’s Hisar, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar and Ambala have no stock of necessary medications. Swabhiman Society, a collective of Dalit women in the state managed to help many during the lockdown.

Tim Miller's The Drowned Giant to Michael B Jordan's Life Hutch, ranking episodes of Love, Death & Robots Volume 2
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Tim Miller's The Drowned Giant to Michael B Jordan's Life Hutch, ranking episodes of Love, Death & Robots Volume 2

While Volume 2 of Love, Death & Robots does not hold up against the first one, here's a ranking of all eight episodes of the new instalment.

Charles Grodin, deadpan comic actor and star of The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, Beethoven, passes away aged 86
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Charles Grodin, deadpan comic actor and star of The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, Beethoven, passes away aged 86

The Emmy-winning actor was also a part of films like Rosemary's Baby, The Woman in Red, and Catch-22.

Euro 2020: Marco Reus makes himself unavailable for Germany to focus on recovery
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Euro 2020: Marco Reus makes himself unavailable for Germany to focus on recovery

Reus says he needs the summer to recover after a taxing season and will sit out the European Championship

Premier League: Chelsea jump to third place after beating Leicester; Brighton stun champions Manchester City
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Premier League: Chelsea jump to third place after beating Leicester; Brighton stun champions Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's side were beaten for the second time in their last three games after a second-half collapse at the Amex Stadium.

Serie A: Benevento relegated after Torino avoid drop with goalless draw against Lazio
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Serie A: Benevento relegated after Torino avoid drop with goalless draw against Lazio

Benevento drop back to Serie B after just one season along with already demoted Crotone and Parma.

Tamil Nadu to begin vaccination of people in 18-44 age group from 20 May, says state health minister
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Tamil Nadu to begin vaccination of people in 18-44 age group from 20 May, says state health minister

Health Minister M Subramanian said the government has allotted Rs 46 crore to procure vaccines and so far, nine lakh doses have arrived

'Govt officers living in ivory towers': Delhi HC slams Centre for opposing Panacea Biotec plea
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'Govt officers living in ivory towers': Delhi HC slams Centre for opposing Panacea Biotec plea

The high court made the remarks while hearing a plea by the vaccine manufacturer seeking an arbitral award running into crores of rupees, passed in its favour and against the Centre, to scale up production of the Sputnik V vaccine in India

Rocket from Gaza kills two, Israel topples six-storey building; 213 Palestinians killed so far
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Rocket from Gaza kills two, Israel topples six-storey building; 213 Palestinians killed so far

With the war showing no sign of abating, Palestinians in the region staged a general strike in a rare collective action against Israel’s policies

Toolkit case: Delhi HC pulls up Centre for not filing response to activist Disha Ravi’s plea
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Toolkit case: Delhi HC pulls up Centre for not filing response to activist Disha Ravi’s plea

On 17 March, the high court had granted a 'last opportunity' to the Centre to file its reply to a petition by Disha Ravi for restraining police from leaking probe material to the media

Congress files police complaint against JP Nadda, others over 'fake' COVID toolkit
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Congress files police complaint against JP Nadda, others over 'fake' COVID toolkit

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has alleged that a purported toolkit by Congress shows that the party's endeavours to help the needy during COVID-19 pandemic is "a PR exercise"

Coronavirus News Updates: Bihar's COVID-19 toll jumps past 4,000 mark with highest single-day count of 111 deaths
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Coronavirus News Updates: Bihar's COVID-19 toll jumps past 4,000 mark with highest single-day count of 111 deaths

Coronavirus News Updates: According to the health department, the state's toll has now reached 4039 and the districts reporting the highest number of fresh fatalities were Patna (14), West Champaran (10), Muzaffarpur (9) and Nalanda (7)

Mumbai sees 953 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in two-and-a-half months; number of tests drop too
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Mumbai sees 953 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in two-and-a-half months; number of tests drop too

The BMC's data showed that 17,920 tests were conducted since Monday evening, whereas more than 20,000 samples were being tested on a daily basis till last week

India's future needs Narendra Modi's 'system' to be shaken out of sleep, says Rahul Gandhi
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India's future needs Narendra Modi's 'system' to be shaken out of sleep, says Rahul Gandhi

The former Congress chief and his party have been criticising the government's vaccination policy, describing it as 'discriminatory'

Asian Boxing Championship: Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan in Indian men's squad; team to leave for Dubai on 21 May
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Asian Boxing Championship: Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan in Indian men's squad; team to leave for Dubai on 21 May

The event was to be held here but was shifted to Dubai because of the COVID-19 pandemic with India retaining the co-host status. The tournament-proper begins on 24 May with the draw ceremony scheduled on 23 May.