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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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A port worker stands by a ship that carried emergency supplies granted as humanitarian aid by Tamil Nadu government to Sri Lankan people at a port in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices to record high

The price of diesel was raised from Rs. 289 to Rs. 400 a litre, while the cost of a litre of petrol was increased from 338 to 420 rupees

US President Joe Biden attends a press conference at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on May 23, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

China 'flirting with danger', US would defend Taiwan if Beijing invades: Biden

It will dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine, Biden said

Namal Rajapaksa (ANI)

'India big brother to Sri Lanka': Namal Rajapaksa thanks India for humanitarian aid

India handed over a large amount of humanitarian assistance consignment worth over Rs 2 billion to Sri Lanka which reached Colombo on Sunday

Business

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Customers buy vegetables at a market in Ahmedabad, India, September 29, 2015. (REUTERS)

Centre plans to spend additional Rs.2 L crore in one year to fight inflation

India’s retail inflation rose to an eight-year high in April, while wholesale inflation rose to at least a 17-year high

India and Vietnam, which are already sites of Apple production, are among the countries being seen as an alternative option to China, the report added. (AFP)

Looking beyond China, Apple plans ramping up production in India: Report

India made 3.1 per cent of the world's iPhones last year, and the proportion is expected to increase to 6 per cent to 7 per cent this year

People work on the main stage of the World Economic Forum at the eve of the event in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2022.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Davos set to host World Economic Forum, Ukraine crisis, climate change key focus

The World Economic Forum (WEF) said the Annual Meeting 2022 will focus on 'history at a turning point', the theme of the summit

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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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

The long-term health impacts of COVID-19 have remained largely unknown, as the longest follow-up studies to date have spanned around one year. (Representational image: AFP)

Half of Covid survivors show one symptom even two years after infection: Lancet study

While physical and mental health generally improved over time, the study suggests that COVID-19 patients still tend to have poorer health

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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