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Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni were great teammates but even better friends. From playing together for India to representing Chennai Super Kings to announcing their retirements on the same day, Raina and Dhoni share a great bond. The camaraderie shared between Raina and Dhoni is one that is rarely seen between two top-level cricketers and theirs is a pair that is immortal when it comes to India cricket’s fabled duos.In his recently released autobiography, ‘Believe’, authored by veteran sports journalist Bharat Sundaresan, Raina revealed how Dhoni played a part in brining the best out of the left-handed batsman, but admitted…

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While Karnataka government on Wednesday announced stopping of tasdik grants to non-Hindu religious institutions from Muzrai Department, apparently following protests by Hindu leaders, statistics reveal that such grants constitute less than 3% of the overall allocation.Of ₹133.62 crore allocated in the budget towards the tasdik grants for the financial year 2020-2021 to 26,666 religious institutions under the government, non-Hindu institutions numbered only 764 or less than 3% of the total, receiving a grant of ₹3.67 crore.Similarly, of another annual financial assistance of ₹16.30 crore released to 3,808 religious institutions, 111 or 3% of the total assistance were for non-Hindu institutions,…

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As the world’s second-most populous country that is just coming out of the horrors of a punishing second wave of cases, India will be a natural destination for any extra shots that the world’s wealthiest nations commit to sharing “Build Back Better”, that is the theme the UK has chosen for the G7 summit getting underway at a seaside town on England’s southwest. In a world caught in a seemingly unending pandemic, it is a message that reflects both a desire to put behind the devastation caused by the novel coronavirus and the need to take urgent actions to quell any further waves of infection. India is an invitee…

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Majority of the prisoners who were undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection have recovered The Kozhikode district jail is back on track with the recovery of majority of its prisoners who were undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection. Of the 111 remand prisoners, 75 had contracted the virus, posing a tough challenge to the jail authorities and the Health Department.The situation is now appears to be under control as there are only 10 more prisoners currently undergoing treatment in First Line Treatment Centres. According to officials, the condition of 28 prisoners who were brought back to the district jail on Thursday after…

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Since the G-7 last met two years ago, COVID-19 has killed more than 3.7 million people and decimated economies with lockdowns and layoffs The Group of Seven (G7) countries will meet on Friday in UK’s Cornwall. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 3.7 million people and destroyed economies, is set to be the top priority on the meeting’s agenda. The grouping, which consists seven of the world’s richest nations, will also pledge to share coronavirus vaccines with the world’s poorest nations, as part of efforts to help a pandemic-scarred world recover. As British prime minister Boris Johnson hosts US…

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tech2 News StaffJun 11, 2021 12:47:49 ISTHealth Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday dismissed the reports about the Co-WIN platform being hacked, as “fake”. Vardhan said the data that was speculated to have been leaked — such as the geo-location of beneficiaries — is not even collected on Co-WIN. Vardhan added that “all data on Co-WIN is stored in a secure digital environment and is not shared with anyone outside of it.” He said that for “abundant precaution”, the matter is being investigated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) response team. All data on #CoWIN is stored in a secure digital environment…

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Hamza Mundummal (46) from Malappuram has created several albums with the tickets of all the films he watched from theatres Hamza Mundummal, a 46-year-old trader from Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district in Kerala, has a unique hobby. He has created several albums with the tickets of all the films he watched from theatres.From ₹2 to ₹130, the price range and the tickets Mr. Hamza has preserved will perhaps surprise the new generation cinema buffs. He has neatly kept over 1,100 of them in half a dozen albums, with the name of the movie and the date of watching written on each.But…

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At a time when there is a lot of talk about spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja playing together in the WTC final against New Zealand, former India off-spinner Sarandeep Singh did not rule out the possibility of India fielding four specialist seamers.Sarandeep said if the conditions at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton are overcast on June 18, then India might think of going with a four-pronged pace attack.”If conditions are overcast, then you can play an extra fast bowler after Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami,” Sarandeep told PTI.The former member of the selection committee that achieved outstanding…

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They prepare to ply their trade once restrictions ease, but say it will be months before they recover losses A few days ago, taxi driver Kumar R., a resident of Banashankari, received ₹3,000 as COVID-19 relief from the State government. He used that money to buy the rations for his family. Mr. Kumar is among the one lakh taxi and auto drivers who have received the second round of financial aid. Transport Commissioner N. Shivakumar told The Hindu that around 2.15 lakh drivers applied for aid. “One lakh applicants have received the money through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) so far,”…

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As the hospitality industry struggles to survive the pandemic, the past year has seen a spurt of cloud kitchens across India, serving everything from simple home cooking to luxury dinners Even as the pandemic forces restaurants to close down their dining areas, more and more kitchens are firing up for business. As you scroll through Swiggy and Zomato apps, you will notice new brands emerge every month, many of which are delivery-only. This is because the pandemic has triggered the rise of cloud kitchens, also known as dark kitchens or ghost restaurants. These are delivery-only outfits, which do not offer…

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