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The environment activist was also actively involved in the Anti-Tehri Dam movement. (Photo: Twitter)

Environmentalist, Chipko movement leader Sundarlal Bahuguna dies of COVID-19

The 94-year-old, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awardee was admitted to the hospital after his oxygen levels started fluctuating

Bharadwaj is the founder of the Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), a citizens' group. (Image credit : Twitter/@AnjaliB_)

Anjali Bharadwaj among 12 winners of US anti-corruption award

She in a tweet said the honour is a 'recognition of the collective effort of people and groups across the country who hold power to account'

In the face of an 'unprecedented' crisis, Panjabi said he was humbled by the challenges the US the world faced to build back better. (Image credit: Twitter/@rajpanjabi)

Indian-origin doctor is global coordinator for US President's Malaria Initiative

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Panjabi on his appointment

Larry kinf file photo (Image source: AP)

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

If you sat down to talk with him, he could take you places with his words, and you would enjoy the journey

World

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 A Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location. China sent a record 28 fighter jets, 14 of them J-16s, towards the self-ruled island of Taiwan on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the island's defense ministry said, the largest such display of force since China started flying planes towards the island last year. (via AP)

Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone for sixth time this month

Taiwan had recently signed two contracts with US for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and Harpoon Coastal Defence Systems

Sri Lankan health officials collect swab samples from people to test for the coronavirus in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 10, 2021. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lanka detects first community case of Delta variant of coronavirus

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 vaccination began in late January with India's gift of 500,000 Covishield AstraZeneca vaccines

UNHCR said now 1 per cent of all humanity is displaced, and there are twice as many forcibly displaced people than a decade ago. (Photo: AFP | Representational)

UN: Millions driven from homes in 2020 despite COVID-19 crisis

99 of the more than 160 countries that closed their borders due to COVID didn't make exceptions for people seeking protection as refugees

Business

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Sources in the government confirmed that Twitter has lost the safe harbour immunity. (Photo: PTI/File)

Twitter loses 'safe harbour' shield in India over non-compliance to IT rules

Earlier this month, the government had given one last chance to Twitter to comply with the new IT rules

While the Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation rose from 4.23 per cent in April to a six-month high of 6.3 per cent, food inflation soared from 1.96 per cent to 5.01 per cent in May. (Representational Photo:AP)

Retail inflation hits 6-month high of 6.3 pc in May on costlier food, fuel

Wholesale price-based inflation too accelerated to a record 12.94 per cent in May

Globally, gold traded 1.09 per cent lower at USD 1,859.20 an ounce in New York. (Representative Image: Reuters)

Gold, silver prices fall as demand decreases

Gold contracts for the August delivery traded lower by Rs 476, whereas silver contracts for the July delivery tumbled by Rs 713

Sports

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  former Indian track and field sprinter Milkha Singh arrives for the gala screening of his life story, the Bollywood Film 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', in central London. - Milkha Singh, one of India's most successful track athletes who overcame childhood tragedy to seek Olympic glory, has died aged 91 after a long battle with Covid-19, Indian media said on June 18, 2021. (AFP File)

Milkha Singh to be cremated on Saturday evening

The 91-year-old sporting icon died on Friday night after a month-long battle with COVID-19

At the end of the four-hour and 11-minute final, Djokovic handed his racquet to the youngster who was then pictured on TV jumping for joy and in shock at the gesture. (Photo:Twitter)

Djokovic gives match-winning racquet to boy 'with right tactics'

Novak Djokovic said he gave away his French Open winning racquet to a young boy watching courtside for 'giving me the right tactics'

In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, the Olympic rings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 pass by on a barge by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo. (Photo: AP)

Yes. Tokyo Olympics are 'a go' despite opposition, pandemic

IOC Vice President John Coates has said the games will open on July 23 - state of emergency, or no state of emergency

Science

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The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is already approved for use in adults and adolescents aged 16 years and above. (Photo: AP/File)

Pfizer, Moderna covid vaccines don't lower sperm count, study says

The participants were pre-screened to ensure they had no underlying fertility issues

So far, none of these hypotheses have shown the origins of the virus. (Photo: Representational)

Origins of SARS-CoV-2: Why the lab-leak idea is being considered again

Although there may be benefits to gain-of-function experiments, there are also risks

The conclusion of the study said that both the vaccines have shown elicited good immune response. (Photo: PTI)

Covishield produced more antibodies than Covaxin, says preliminary study

The study is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed

Life

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Vaccines, treatments and tests that detect the virus may also be less effective against a variant of concern. (Photo: AP/File)

US CDC classifies Delta variant as 'variant of concern'

Previously, the CDC had considered the Delta variant to be a variant of interest

No calf serum is used in the formulation of the final vaccine, according to the statement. (Photo: PTI/File)

Twisted facts on social media, no newborn calf serum in product: Centre on Covaxin

Newborn calf serum is used only for the preparation and growth of vero cells

The ongoing study is to be conducted on 190 participants who were already vaccinated with COVAXIN (as part of the phase 2 trial) six months ago. (Representational image: AFP)

Covid vaccine booster can increase immunity, help combat variants: AIIMS doctor

IIMS Delhi started the clinical trials of the third dose of the COVAXIN, as a booster dose, six months after administering the second dose

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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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference. (PTI Photo)

Delhi unlock: Restaurants to reopen with 50% capacity; malls, markets to open daily

Religious places in the city will also reopen but no visitors will be allowed

The rescue operations are continuing in Malad. (Photo: ANI)

Eleven, including eight children, killed, seven injured in Mumbai house collapse

The incident took place around 11.15 pm on Wednesday at the New Collector Compound on Abdul Hamid Road in the Malwani area

The IMD has issued a ‘red alert’ for Mumbai, and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, warning of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places. — Representational image/AP

Mumbai marooned by first heavy rain of monsoon

Since the early morning, Mumbai and the surrounding districts witnessed a heavy downpour, causing flooding in several low-lying areas

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