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 Malala Yousafzai. (Photo: AP)

Malala Yousafzai slams Taliban for hijab decree, urges world leaders to take action

Malala urged world leaders to hold Taliban accountable for violating the human rights of Afghan women

 Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu (Miss India) speaks to reporters after winning the 70th Miss Universe beauty pageant in Israel's southern Red Sea coastal city of Eilat on December 13, 2021. (AFP)

'Chak de phatte India', says Harnaaz Sandhu after becoming Miss Universe 2021

The 21-year-old model has previously bagged numerous pageant titles including LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021 and Femina Miss India Punjab 2019

Major (retd) Probal DasGupta with late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat. (Photo by arrangement)

The General I Knew

This piece is a personal tribute to an extraordinary general, gentleman and my battalion commanding officer

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo: AP)

Tendulkar among 50 most influential people on Twitter, according to brand research

American singer Taylor Swift is at number 1 spot and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is placed at number two in the list

World

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Fighter jets of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army conduct a joint combat training exercises around the Taiwan Island on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.  (Gong Yulong/Xinhua via AP)

China continues military drills around Taiwan even after end of four-day schedule

People's Liberation Army Eastern Theatre Command, which oversees Taiwan, said it would continue drills in waters near Taiwan island

Chinese military helicopters fly past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point from Taiwan, in Fujian province on August 4, 2022, ahead of massive military drills off Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island. (Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

China begins major Taiwan military drills after Pelosi visit

Pelosi left Taiwan Wednesday after a trip that defied a series of stark threats from Beijing, which views Taiwan as its territory

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, walks with Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, left, as she arrives in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Pelosi arrived in Taiwan despite threats from Beijing of serious consequences (AP)

Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan, defying China threats

Pelosi, second in line to the presidency, is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years

Business

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On Wednesday the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) awarded the work order to Tata Motors under the ‘Grand Challenge’ initiative of Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL).  (Representational image/DC)

Tata Motors to build 1180 e-buses for Bengal government

Mamata government has entrusted the automobile giant for building, operating and maintaining 1,180 electric buses in Kolkata

The move by the government aims at not only improving the quality of BSNL services and de-stressing the balance sheet, but also to expand the fibre reach of the company. (Representational image: PTI file)

Cabinet approves 1.64L-crore plan to revive BSNL

The government is also approving sovereign guarantee bond issuance for the cash-crunched BSNL to repay its bank loans

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 80 against the American dollar, then lost ground to quote at 80.05, registering a fall of 7 paise from the last close. (PTI)

Rupee falls to all-time low of 80.05 against US dollar

The rupee opened on a weaker note on Tuesday morning weighed down by outflows and high oil prices

Sports

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Indian women cricket team players celebrate after taking a wicket during the Women's Cricket T20 Semifinal match between India and England in the Commonwealth Games 2022, at Edgbaston Stadium, in Birmingham, UK, Saturday. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

PM Modi lauds CWG winners, says first medal in cricket will always be special

Praising the women cricket team, PM tweeted, 'Cricket and India are inseparable'

Silver medalist Neeraj Chopra, of India, poses during a medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP)

Neeraj Chopra wins silver in World Athletics Championships, scripts history again

The 24-year-old Chopra, who had come into the showpiece as a hot medal favourite, produced a best throw of 88.13m

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Neeraj Chopra. (Twitter/file photo)

We are proud of you: PM Modi congratulates Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13m in his fourth attempt in the men's javelin throw final and secured the second position

Science

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ISRO's PSLV-C53/DS-EO and 2 other co-passenger satellites being launched from the second launch pad, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. This was the second dedicated commercial mission of the space agency's commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). (PTI Photo)

ISRO launches 3 Singapore satellites in dedicated commercial mission

With this successful mission on Thursday, the PSLV rocket has launched 345 foreign satellites belonging to 36 countries since 1999

Chandrayaan-II was the first attempt to send a rover to the south pole of the moon. (Photo: PTI/File)

Chandrayaan-2 spectrometer makes first observations in Exosphere of Moon

These observations provide insight on the dynamics of the lunar exospheric species

Last year, the team found that up to 80 per cent of white-tailed deer sampled across Iowa in the US tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. (Photo: AP/File)

US scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study also found neutralising antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in one of the Omicron-infected deer

Life

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A rainbow on my plate

Chefs talk about the aesthetic and health aspects of this colourful trend

Reality TV star Kim Kardarshian’s recent Met Gala appearance is the latest trigger for the debate. (Twitter)

The waist of the matter

Doctors have often sounded a word of caution about blindly following the workout and slimming routines of celebrities

Even if bees are affected at sub-lethal levels, their fall in health eventually contributes to the collapse of their colonies. (Representational Image/ Pexels)

Experts for study on bee population

Pesticides and other agrochemicals such as herbicides and weedicides are killing bees and other pollinators in intensively farmed areas

Relationship

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Yin & Yang | Mind your sex position

Dr Narayana Reddy answers questions on sex and sexuality

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.

Karan Johar with his kids Yash and Roohi

Daddy diaries

Fathers around the country cherish the family time they’re getting with their kids, courtesy the lockdown

Metros

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In the wake of an increase in the number of Monkeypox cases in the country, isolation rooms have been made operational for the treatment of such infections in three central government hospitals. (DC)

Delhi reports 4th Monkeypox case, India tally goes up to 9

Earlier on Tuesday, another 35-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi, with no recent travel history, tested positive for monkeypox

The woman, who was found on platform 8-9 on Friday, narrated her ordeal to officials and they informed the Railway Protection Force (Representational image: DC)

Woman gang-raped inside New Delhi station, 4 railway employees arrested

All the four accused work in the electrical department, the Railways said

Commuters wade through a waterlogged road following Monsoon rains, in Mumbai, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The IMD, Tuesday issued a heavy rainfall alert for Maharashtra over the next four days. (PTI Photo)

Rains continue to lash Mumbai; citizens complain of flooded roads

Mumbai is likely to witness another wet day as the IMD has predicted moderate to heavy rain in the city and suburbs

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