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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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Afghan boys sit near their damaged house that was destroyed in an earthquake in the Spera District of the southwestern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan.  (AP Photo)

At least 1,000 killed in Afghanistan quake, with fear toll will rise

The 5.9-magnitude quake struck hardest in the rugged east, where people already lead hardscrabble lives in the grip of a humanitarian crisis

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Shawn Thew/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci tests COVID positive, has mild symptoms

Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci tests COVID positive, has mild symptoms

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks during a plenary session at the 19th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-la Dialogue, Asia's annual defense and security forum, in Singapore, Saturday, June 11, 2022. (AP /Danial Hakim)

China is hardening its position along LAC; US Secretary of Defense

This is the second time this week that a senior US official has commented on the India-China stand-off

Business

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A minimum 10-15 per cent increase in air fares is required to ensure that cost of operations are better sustained, Singh said in a statement. (Representational image: PTI)

Minimum 10-15% increase in airfares must: SpiceJet CMD

In his statement on Thursday, Ajay Singh said that the ATF prices have increased by more than 120 per cent since June 2021

The RBI also allowed cooperative banks to give out loans for residential projects—a move widely expected to take off some of the pressure of rising cost of funds for developers—in addition to increasing the limit of individual housing loans provided by them. (Representational Image/ AA)

RBI hikes key rate by 0.5 per cent as it tries to tame inflation

This latest increase in the key rate follows a surprise 40-bps repo rate hike on May 4

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das (PTI Photo)

RBI hikes policy repo rate by 50 bps, raises inflation forecast to 6.7 per cent

This is the second hike in the policy repo rate since the being of the current financial year

Sports

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During his interaction with the champions, an elated PM relived the memory of the historic Thomas Cup campaign where India clinched gold medal  (ANI_

This is not a small feat, keep it up: PM Modi to Thomas Cup winners

Modi said that India were able to hoist their flag in the competition after decades and it was not a small achievement

Nikhat defeated Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas to clinch the medal in the 52kg category. (By Arrangement)

Nikhat Zareen’s historic gold enthuses Indian boxing enthusiasts

Her persistence paid off, says the pugilist’s proud father

India's team members pose with their nation flag after winning Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP/PTI)

Historic title triumph: India stun Indonesia 3-0 to win Thomas Cup

Indian team stuns the 14-time champions to win the prestigious team championship for first time ever

Science

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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

The new finding forced astronomers to add a new dimension to their models. (Photo: ANI)

Astronomers find black hole spins on its side

The black hole's rotation axis is tilted by more than 40 degrees with respect to the axis of the star's orbit

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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IMD said that impact on vulnerable structures, kutcha houses, traffic and visibility is expected and suggested people to stay indoors and avoid travel if possible. (ANI)

Heavy rain, thunderstorm hit Delhi, flight operations affected

Strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees in parts of Delhi which resulted in roads getting blocked

 Family members show photos of their missing children in the Mundka fire, at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in New Delhi, Saturday, May 14, 2022. Twenty-seven people have died so far in the Mundka fire. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)

Mundka fire tragedy: Building had single entry-exit point, no fire NOC

Toll may go beyond 27 as 19 people are still missing and remains are being found

Delhi is witnessing an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases. The city logged 1,042 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent on Friday. (PTI file image)

Delhi's R-value 2.1 this week, every COVID infected person infecting two others

The preliminary analysis by computational modelling was done by IIT-Madras

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