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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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Taliban members inspect near the site of a blast in Jalalabad. (Photo: AFP)

Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home

Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been permitted to report to work

Afghan residents and family members of the victims gather next to a damaged vehicle inside a house, day after a US drone airstrike in Kabul. (AFP)

'A tragic mistake': US admits strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians, not IS militants

The drone strike killed 10 people, including seven children, according to McKenzie, none of who ultimately were linked to IS

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar reached Dushanbe on Thursday and was received by Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. (Photo: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)

Afghan crisis main focus at Dushanbe SCO meeting today

The SCO summit itself is being held in a hybrid format, which means that some leaders will also attend in person

Business

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Food delivery, cab service to become costlier, petrol, diesel still not under GST

E-commerce operators are being made liable to pay tax on transport of passengers by any type of motor vehicles

VIL’s debt from banks and financial institutions stood at Rs 23,400 crore. (Photo: PTI)

Telecom relief eases default risk for banks

However, bankers said they are awaiting the plan of action from the telecom companies to assess the situation

There has been a clamour from economist as well as political bosses to bring essential fuels under the GST regime to drastically bring down their prices. (Photo: PTI/File)

Petrol under GST: Council unlikely to bite the bullet

The council will be debating the most sought-after proposal at a time when fuel prices are at their highest levels

Sports

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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'

 Devendra Jhajharia (Wikipedia)

Devendra Jhajharia, Venkatesh Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection panel

Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Mukundakum Sharma has been picked as the chairperson of the committee

Science

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People get inoculated with the dose of the Covaxin Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at a temporary vaccination camp inside a school in Mumbai. (Photo: AFP/File)

COVID-19 pandemic had psychosocial impact on healthcare workers, study says

The study findings point to the challenges at the organisational level which is reflected in major changes in the working culture of HCWs

The clinical trial, to be conducted in two phases, will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Mesocel for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, it added. (AP Photo)

LifeCell gets DCGI nod for clinical trial of cell therapy to treat COVID patients

The company has set up a manufacturing facility at its Chennai campus that will further bolster its biologics manufacturing capabilities

Space technology has come very handy in the area of disaster management, the minister said, adding that space medicine is also deeply connected in the endeavour to send three Indians to space. (Photo: PTI)

Gaganyaan mission likely to be launched by 2022 end or early 2023: Jitendra Singh

The mission, originally scheduled for a launch by 2022, was delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

Life

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Tourists take pictures at Ramakrishna beach on the Bay of Bengal coast in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. (Photo: AP)

AIIMS study observes long term effect of COVID-19 on lifestyle

The study made the observation that physicians should classify patients

Alexandria's message received mixed reactions from the social media users. (Photo: Twitter)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Met Gala 2021 look comes with a political message

The Democratic Congresswoman from New York opened up about her outfit, hoping her dress can be a conversation starter

The team worked with 10 patient volunteers, aged 19 to 59. (Photo: ANI)

Study finds why adults struggle to learn a new language

The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences'

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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Antibodies were found in 90.26 per cent of people who are fully or partially vaccinated, antibodies were present in 79.86 per cent of unvaccinated citizens. (AP file photo)

86.64 pc of Mumbaikars developed antibodies against COVID-19: Sero survey

This is the fifth survey which was conducted between August 12 and September 8 and collected samples from 8,674 candidates

Nearly 10,000 cases of crimes against women were registered in the national capital last year. (Representational image: PTI)

Delhi remains most unsafe for women irrespective of drop in crime rate

According to the NCRB data, the number of cases registered under the IPC in Delhi saw a sharp dip by 18 per cent between 2019 and 2020

Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will jointly inaugurate the corridor. (PTI file photo)

Delhi Metro's Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand corridor to open on Sep 18

The nearly one-kilometre-long (891 m) Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand section will take the metro further into interior areas of Najafgarh

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