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 Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari during the inspection of a bridge built across the Narmada river near Bharuch, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (Twitter)

Nitin Gadkari earns Rs 4 lakh royalty per month from YouTube

Gadkari's YouTube channel began in 2015 but has become more active during the pandemic

The other two women judges, except Justice Nagarathna  are Justice Hima Kohli, chief justice of the Telangana high court, and Justice Bela Trivedi of the Gujarat high court. (Twitter)

Nagarathna may become India’s first woman CJI

Justice Nagarathna has been elevated from the Karnataka high court

Hoshang Merchant (Image credit: Facebook)

Words of a gay poet, as old as India’s Independence, heal

Hoshang Merchant – a midnight’s child, as old as our independence – reflects on the coinciding evolution of the life of a poet and a nation

Marzia Babakarkhail.

‘Afghanistan has changed, women will fight back’

Marzia Babakarkhail has zero regrets for taking on the Taliban and is planning her return

World

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In this file photo taken on August 9, 2021 a vehicle approaches the USA-Canada border to enter the USA, which is still closed to Canadians for non-essential travel. (Jason Redmond / AFP)

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated travellers

The US had already announced that it would lift bans in November on all vaccinated air passengers who undergo testing and contact tracing

DC Comics made the announcement on National Coming Out Day. (Photo: Twitter/@DCSuperman)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the first bisexual Superman

The coming out of America's most famous superhero comes as more comic books embrace diversity

Union Minister Piyush Goyal held a meeting with South Korean Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo on the sidelines of the G20 Trade Ministers' Meeting in Italy. (PTI)

G20 leaders to discuss Afghanistan in virtual summit

Afghanistan's economy remains in a parlous state with international aid cut off, food prices rising and unemployment spiking

Business

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Sankar said there is an effort to liberalise FPI debt flows further with the introduction of the Fully Accessible Route (FAR) which places no limit on non-resident investment in specified benchmark securities.— DC file photo

RBI hints at moves to ease capital controls

RBI's Sankar said from a macroprudential perspective, it needs to be considered whether FAR should be linked to index inclusion

Mid-cap IT stocks rallied after Infosys, Wipro and Mindtree's second quarter performance boosted market sentiments, though TCS and HCL Tech saw some profit taking. —  PTI

Market stays In Bulls Grip, Sensex hits 61K

During the holiday shortened week the Sensex gained 2.6 per cent while the Nifty-50 gained 2.9 per cent

Maruti Suzuki, the car market leader, had slashed production by 60 per cent in September followed by cuts from Hyundai, Nissan, M&M and MG Motor. —   ANI file  photo

Vehicle sales drop 41% in September

The sales dropped as high commodity prices and semiconductor crunch aggravated problems for automakers

Sports

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Natarajan has isolated himself from the rest of the squad. (Photo: Twitter/@SunRisers)

Sunrisers Hyderabad player T Natarajan tests positive, match with Delhi Capitals on

Natarajan is currently asymptomatic and there are six close contacts of the player who have been isolated

Ravi Shastri (AP file photo)

No regrets on book launch, no-one got COVID from that party: Ravi Shastri

The book launch got even more attention after the fifth Test was cancelled with the outcome of the series yet to be decided

Taliban soldiers stand guard in Panjshir province, northeastern of Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (AP /Mohammad Asif Khan)

Report: Taliban has banned women's sports in Afghanistan

Australia's Sport Minister Richard Colbeck said earlier that the Taliban's decision on women's sport was 'deeply concerning'

Science

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The longest lasting tool-making tradition in prehistory is known as the Acheulean. (Photo: MET Museum)

India hosted youngest populations of 'Acheulean' human ancestors: Study

The study shows the presence of Acheulean populations until about 177,000 years ago

US-Japanese scientist Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models and the understanding of physical systems. (Photo:AP)

Nobel Physics Prize honours climate work

US-Japanese scientist Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models

The second half of the prize was awarded to Giorgio Parisi for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales. (AP File)

Nobel physics prize goes to 3 for climate discoveries

The winners were announced Tuesday by Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Life

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A beach vendor sets chairs as he waits for customers in Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.  (AP/Firdia Lisnawati)

Bali reopens to foreign travellers as COVID-19 surge subsides

Bali’s airport will welcome new foreign arrivals from 19 countries that meet WHO’s criteria such as having their COVID cases under control

A study published in the journal 'People and Nature' has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have lower levels of behavioural and emotional problems. (Representative Photo:ANI)

Children who spent more time in nature during lockdown fared best: Study

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health

This undated image courtesy of the Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW), shows a 2,600 year-old-human excrement from the Hallstatt salt mines in which beans, millet and barley are clearly visible. (Anwora / Museum of Natural History of Vienna / AFP)

Humans enjoyed blue cheese and beer 2,700 years ago: study

Scientists made the discovery by analyzing samples of human excrement found at the heart of the Hallstatt mine in the Austrian Alps

Relationship

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A recent study revealed that acquiring more knowledge about your partner and their actions influences how quickly and optimally they learn to collaborate. (Photo: ANI)

Knowing your colleagues better can avoid workplace conflict

Know your work partner more to avoid conflict.

Anushka Sharma

Plea for peace

Amidst the pandemic, the public figures of the country urge their fans and followers to put an end to domestic violence

Considering all the pros and cons in your relationship, the new year could be a great start to refresh. (Photo: ANI)

Will your relationship end this Christmas?

Christmas alert: Will your relationship end these holidays?

Metros

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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari during a march 'Chhath Yatra' to urge Delhi government to permit Chhath puja celebrations, at the Sonia Vihar ghat in New Delhi. (PTI)

Allow Chhath puja celebration in Delhi, Covid situation under control: Kejriwal to LG

He requested Baijal to call a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority to grant permission for Chhath celebrations

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Karnataka for the next three days. (ANI)

Bengaluru's Madiwala lake overflow due to heavy rainfall, several areas flooded

Several areas including BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Anugraha Layout and Madiwala areas flooded with water due to overflowing of Madiwala lake

A detailed draft plan will soon be made public for suggestions and objections and thereafter, it will be notified by the NCR Planning Board. (Representational image: PTI)

National Capital Region likely to shrink as 'Draft Regional Plan 2041' approved

With the approval of Regional Plan 2041, areas beyond 100 km are not likely to be the main part of the NCR

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