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 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

Twitter's outgoing CEO Dorsey announced on Monday that 37-year old Parag Agrawal, an IIT Mumbai and Stanford University alumnus, will be the company's new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed.

Twitter's Parag Agrawal joins other Indian-origin CEOs heading biggest tech firms

Parag Agrawal had joined Twitter 10 years ago when there were fewer than 1,000 employees

World

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World Health Organisation (WHO) European director Hans Kluge, speaks during a joint press conference (AFP file photo)

Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame': WHO

The WHO regional office for Africa also said last week that cases of Covid had plummeted in that region and deaths were declining

People inspect the rubble of a prison facility hit by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that killed at least 87 people, in a stronghold of Houthi rebels on the border with Saudi Arabia, in the northern Saada province of Yemen, (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

UAE shoots down 2 ballistic missiles fired by Houthis over Abu Dhabi

The attack came a week after Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a fuel depot in Abu Dhabi and the city's main airport

An instructor trains members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces, in a city park in Kyiv, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Russia rejects UK claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader

Amid diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis, UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace is expected to meet Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

Business

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The model comes with a 4X4 drive and a water wading capacity of 700 mm. Toyota Hilux, estimated to be priced between Rs 27 to Rs 31 lakh, is a mix of adventure and luxury.  —  Facebook

Toyota unveils pick-up Hilux

While bookings have started for the new multi-utility vehicle with a down payment of Rs 1 lakh, the price would be announced in March

Large transactions included the acquisition of Jio Platforms by Facebook's subsidiary Jaadhu for $5.7 billion, the acquisition of Tower Infrastructure Trust by Brookfield and GIC Singapore for $3.7 billion and the sale of the electrical and automation division of L&T India for $2.1 billion. — Representational image/DC

FDI inflow dips 26% in 2021: Unctad

The decline in FDI in 2021 was mainly because large mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals recorded in 2020 were not repeated last year

While a large number of death claims continued to be reported during the first two quarters of 2021-22, the potential claims from the current omicron third wave has shown reduced severity of the disease. —  By arrangement

Insurers tighten rules, raise rates

Data from the IRDA of India shows the death claims from both individual and group policies combined rose by 41 per cent to Rs 41,451 crore

Sports

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Ashwin said Kohli's legacy as a captain will stand for the kind of benchmarks he has set. The veteran spinner also mentioned his biggest "takeaway" from Kohli's stint as captain. (Instagram Photo)

Kohli's legacy of creating benchmarks has left headache for his successor: Ashwin

Kohli's decision to leave Test captaincy comes a day after India lost the three-match Test series against South Africa on Friday

Novak Djokovic. (Photo: AP)

Novak Djokovic loses fight against Australia deportation

The 34-year-old defending champion and first seed had been scheduled to play in the evening of the first day

Kidambi Srikant in action against Siril Verma in the opening round of the India Open 2022 badminton tournament, at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall at Indira Gandhi Stadium, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

India Open: Kidambi Srikanth, six other players withdrawn after testing Covid positive

The federation, however, did not reveal the names of the players

Science

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A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital in Chicago. (Photo: AP)

Nano bubbles could treat, prevent current and future strains of SARS-CoV-2: Study

The study is the first to show evACE2 proteins are capable of fighting the new SARS-CoV-2 variants

A medical staff member speaks with a COVID-19 patient in the infectious disease ward of the Strasbourg University Hospital, eastern France. (Photo: AP)

Omicron a 'deviant' from Covid pandemic progression script: Virologist T Jacob John

Omicron, the highly infectious variant of coronavirus, is driving the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in India

 Volunteers in personal protective equipment (PPE) suits and relative perform the last rites during the cremation of a person who died due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a cremation ground in New Delhi. (Photo: AFP)

Omicron more infectious than Delta variant: Medanta Hospital senior surgeon

Omicron shows higher vaccine unresponsiveness and vaccine failure, the surgeon said

Life

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A child plays soccer amid low visibility due to fog on a cold winter morning, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Decrease in air pollution in India during lockdown not as high as thought: Study

Air pollution is a known health risk and India has some of the worst air pollution globally

 A man receives a nasal swab during a test for Covid-19 at a street-side testing booth in New York. (APF)

No evidence Omicron has lower severity than Delta variant: UK study

The study estimates that the risk of reinfection with the Omicron variant is 5.4 times greater than that of the Delta variant

The results indicate that the Omicron variant has the potential to drive a further wave of infections, including among those already vaccinated, the researchers said. (AP Photo)

2 doses of Covid vaccines induce lower antibody levels against Omicron: Oxford study

The researchers noted that these data are important but are only one part of the picture

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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NCC cadets practice for the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade 2022, at the Rajpath in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)

Republic Day parade: Full-dress rehearsal held at Rajpath

Facilitating smooth passage of the parade, the Police will restrict the movement of traffic on certain roads in the national capital

Massive fire breaks out in 20-storey Kamala building (ANI)

Seven dead, 16 injured in major fire in Mumbai high-rise

The blaze erupted around 7 am in Kamla building located opposite Gandhi Hospital at Gowalia Tank

A bird perches on a barbed wire in the backdrop of Akshardham Temple shrouded in fog, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Delhi's air quality deteriorates to 'very poor' category

Meanwhile, the air quality in Noida and Gurugram is in the 'poor' category

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