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Bharat Biotech has passed mandated protocols, animal testing and is now in clinical development of Covid vaccine, Dr Krishna Ella tells Firstpost
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Bharat Biotech has passed mandated protocols, animal testing and is now in clinical development of Covid vaccine, Dr Krishna Ella tells Firstpost

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, one of seven Indian companies involved in the indigenous production of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, received the green signal from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to begin human trials of 'Covaxin' last week.

Two days after Vikas Dubey's men kills 8 cops, Kanpur administration bulldozes gangster's mansion, destroys his cars
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Two days after Vikas Dubey's men kills 8 cops, Kanpur administration bulldozes gangster's mansion, destroys his cars

An official indicated that Vikash Dubey, who who is wanted in 60 criminal cases, may have fled to Nepal or taken shelter in a neighbouring state

COVID-19 Vaccine: ICMR says all its processes as per global norms as scientists express concern over COVAXIN timeline
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COVID-19 Vaccine: ICMR says all its processes as per global norms as scientists express concern over COVAXIN timeline

ICMR said that the letter by its director general Balram Bhargava to investigators of the clinical trial sites was meant to "cut unnecessary red tape, without bypassing any necessary process"

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.

Serie A: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon overtakes AC Milan's Paolo Maldini to set league appearance record
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Serie A: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon overtakes AC Milan's Paolo Maldini to set league appearance record

Buffon joined the Bianconeri in 2001 after starting his career with Parma and swiftly established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Frances Tiafoe withdraws from All-American Team Cup after testing positive for COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Frances Tiafoe withdraws from All-American Team Cup after testing positive for COVID-19

Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men's players at Life Time Fitness in Peachtree Corners

Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas upstages Lewis Hamilton to take pole position in Austrian GP
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Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas upstages Lewis Hamilton to take pole position in Austrian GP

Bottas edged out the world champion by .012 seconds at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen in third place and Lando Norris giving McLaren a boost by finishing fourth.

Forgot count of how many team meetings were held to discuss Sachin Tendulkar, says Nasser Hussain
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Forgot count of how many team meetings were held to discuss Sachin Tendulkar, says Nasser Hussain

While Nasser Hussain had to hold numerous meetings just to prepare strategies to get Tendulkar out, Bishop said that Tendulkar was the most difficult batsman he ever bowled to in his career.

Reliance Foundation Young Champs Academy, Bengaluru FC Youth club granted two-star Academy status by AFC
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Reliance Foundation Young Champs Academy, Bengaluru FC Youth club granted two-star Academy status by AFC

The two-star status is subject to re-evaluation after three years as per Article 6 of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme Regulations and Guidelines.

J-League resumes after four-month break, expected to allow fans from late July
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J-League resumes after four-month break, expected to allow fans from late July

The first division of the J-League suspended play in February after only one round of matches had been played.

Premier League: Leandro Trossard's strike helps Brighton sink Norwich City to move closer to safety
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Premier League: Leandro Trossard's strike helps Brighton sink Norwich City to move closer to safety

Leandro Trossard's goal in the 25th minute was enough to earn Brighton its second victory in four matches since the restart of the league and push the team nine points clear of the relegation zone.

Badminton's greatest rivalry meets its inevitable end as Lin Dan follows Lee Chong Wei into retirement
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Badminton's greatest rivalry meets its inevitable end as Lin Dan follows Lee Chong Wei into retirement

Lin Dan, known for his ability to suddenly up the ante in the middle of a match, won two Olympics gold medals, won the World Championships five times and the prestigious All-England crown on six occasions

Australia's Josh Hazlewood says sledging Virat Kohli a no-go-zone as it brings 'best in him'
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Australia's Josh Hazlewood says sledging Virat Kohli a no-go-zone as it brings 'best in him'

Hazlewood and his proven pace colleagues will be up against the Kohli-led Indian team if its upcoming tour of Australia goes on as scheduled.

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

Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image
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Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image

The cluster of stars itself is located in the Carina region of our galaxy, about 8000 light-years away.

Lin Dan retires: Here's a look at badminton legend's five epic matches
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Lin Dan retires: Here's a look at badminton legend's five epic matches

Lin Dan's retirement marks the end of his two-decade-long storied career. He is also known as "Super Dan" and is considered to be one of the greatest badminton players in history.