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News18 Afternoon Digest: WATCH - Smriti Mandhana Grabs a Stunner to Dismiss Nat Sciver in Third ODI; Teenagers in UK are Faking Covid-19 Positive by Using Soft Drinks, Here's How

Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: WATCH - Smriti Mandhana Grabs a Stunner to Dismiss Nat Sciver in Third ODI; Ambedkar University Student Fined for 'derogatory' Remarks Against Delhi CM During Convocation; African Man's Soulful Rendition of Rabindra Sangeet Leaves the Internet Amazed; Maharashtra Fire: 5 Injured After Explosion at Chemical Plant in Palghar; Teenagers in UK are Faking Covid-19 Positive by Using Soft Drinks, Here's How; Big Cats, Bears, Ferrets Get COVID-19 Vaccine At Oakland Zoo; 21 Years of KBC: Producer Reacts to Criticism, Says Show Does Not Sell 'Sob Stories'.

WATCH - Smriti Mandhana Grabs a Stunner to Dismiss Nat Sciver in Third ODI

Ever since her debut in 2014, Smriti Mandhana has become one of the most prominent members of the Indian team. She is a brilliant batter at the top of the order, and is a superb fielder too. On Saturday, in the third ODI against England, she grabbed a stunner that helped India gain the momentum to bowl England for 219. READ MORE

Ambedkar University Student Fined for ‘derogatory’ Remarks Against Delhi CM During Convocation

A final year student of Ambedkar University here has been fined Rs 5,000 for allegedly posting ”distasteful remarks” online against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the annual convocation held in December last year. The university’s convocation was held on December 23 last year with Kejriwal as the chief guest. READ MORE

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Maharashtra Fire: 5 Injured After Explosion at Chemical Plant in Palghar

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Teenagers in UK are Faking Covid-19 Positive by Using Soft Drinks, Here’s How

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Big Cats, Bears, Ferrets Get COVID-19 Vaccine At Oakland Zoo

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21 Years of KBC: Producer Reacts to Criticism, Says Show Does Not Sell ‘Sob Stories’

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