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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

 The suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump. On Friday, the social media company permanently suspended Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence." (AP)

A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets

As Trump began seriously toying with a White House run, it became a tool to scorch opponents and give shape to his nationalist philosophy

World

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The agency said it reviewed USD 7.8 billion spent since 2008 on buildings and vehicles. Only USD 343.2 million worth of buildings and vehicles “were maintained in good condition,” said the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, which oversees American taxpayer money spent on the protracted conflict. (Representational Image/AFP)

US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: Report

The report said that just USD 1.2 billion of the USD 7.8 billion went to pay for buildings and vehicles that were used as intended

The bill that has been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labour among other things suspends the F-1 OPT program, which grants all foreign students extendable work permits and exacerbates job market competition among American graduates. (Representational image)

Legislation on H-1B visas introduced in US Congress

Given that the Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives, the bill has little chance to be passed

Anti-coup protesters with makeshift shields stand in Yangon, Myanmar on March 3, 2021. (AP)

UN: 38 died on deadliest day yet for Myanmar coup opposition

The increasingly deadly violence could galvanise the international community, which has responded fitfully so far

Business

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The positive growth — though not very strong yet — has taken the Indian economy out of the recession. (Photo: PTI)

Indian economy in +ve zone, grows 0.4%

The size of the economy had shrunken in the April-June and July-September quarters, pulling down the country into a technician recession

JGLS, a part of the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), has jumped from the 101-150 bracket in the previous year. (Image credit : Twitter/@MPNaveenJindal)

Jindal Global Law School enters global top 100 in the world

Of 976 law schools considered globally, only 320 made it to the QS World University Rankings by subject

Twitter is also considering allowing users to join communities devoted to topics via a feature seemingly similar to Facebook's "groups."  (AP/Matt Rourke, File)

Twitter considers charging users for special content, in revenue push

The globally popular social media platform announced the potential new Super Follows service at its annual investor meeting

Sports

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Tiger Woods smiles during a winner's ceremony after winning the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, in this October 28, 2019, file photo. (AP /Lee Jin-man, File)

Tiger Woods seriously injured in car crash on steep Los Angeles road

His agent said Woods underwent surgery on his leg, and the injuries were described as serious

 BCCI President Sourav Ganguly waves to his fans after he got discharged from a private hospital, in Kolkata, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. Ganguly underwent a fresh round of angioplasty on Thursday and two more stents were implanted to clear the 48- year-old cricket legend''s clogged coronary arteries. (PTI)

Ganguly discharged from hospital after fresh round of angioplasty

On Thursday, two more stents were implanted during the surgery conducted by a team of doctors

West Indies' players 'take a knee' in support of the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of play on the first day of the first Test cricket match against England. (Image used for representational purpose/AFP)

Survey shows racism rife in English cricket, players to attend anti-racism course

The courses will cover dressing room culture and raise awareness of how behaviour can be interpreted by different cultures

Science

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 Lift-off images of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission. (Image by arrangement)

ISRO launches 19 satellites under new business unit

Seventeen minutes after the launch, the rocket injected Amazonia-1 into its intended orbit

This combination of images from video made available by NASA shows steps in the descent of the Mars Perseverance rover as it approaches the surface of the planet on February 18, 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

NASA releases Mars landing video: 'Stuff of our dreams'

The Perseverance rover landed last Thursday near an ancient river delta in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient microscopic life

This illustration provided by NASA shows the Perseverance rover, bottom, landing on Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars, will search for signs of life

The touchdown of the rover marks an ambitious first step in the effort to collect Mars samples and return them to Earth, NASA said

Life

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In this picture taken on December 20, 2020 shows diners interacting with robots Lovot in a cafe in Kawasaki. (Philip FONG / AFP)

Hi, Robot: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation

Tech firms in Japan are reporting huge demand for more humanlike alternatives, as people seek solace during coronavirus isolation

Praveenar Singh was first runner-up at the Ms Universe contest in Bangkok

Thai-Sikh girl wins Bangkok award, dreams of Bollywood

India has produced so many beauty queens, they are confident, smart, successful adds Praveenar Singh

Jaipur Literary Festival (Image: Twitter@GauravS36197247)

The Diggi dialogues: Conversations from JLF 2021, largest literary show on earth

S. Hareesh’s controversial novel, Moustache (original Meesha) has won the 2020 JCB Prize for Literature

Relationship

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Insecurities and self-doubt plague most people, but to counter that all you need is self-love.

Self-love trumps all

Life is about much trial and error, failure and success, all of which is part of anything you venture to do.

The modern woman is pushing so hard at the regressive boundaries that shackle her, never mind all her equal capabilities and abilities to a man. Why so?

Nisha Jamwal | No respite for women

In spite of the unending conversation about equality in India, our patriarchal society still presents challenges

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No room for racism

It is an ugly truth that racism exists in the world, but you can certainly make your child aware of it

Metros

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 A woman walks past a mural depicting people travelling on a overcrowded public transport to raise awareness about maintaining social distancing and the use of masks, in Mumbai on March 2, 2021. (AFP)

Mumbai's 12 police zones to fine 1,000 maskless people per day

50 per cent of the fine collected from mask rule violators will be used for police welfare activities and the remaining will be given to BMC

Owaisi's proposed rally has evoked sharp reactions from the ruling TMC. (PTI file)

AIMIM to kick off Bengal campaign with Owaisi's rally on Feb 25

AIMIM has already come up with posters and the slogan Awaz uthaneke waqt aa chuka hain (time has come to raise your voice)

 Globally, approximate 160,000 deaths have been attributed to PM2.5 air pollution in the five most populous cities of Delhi (30 million), Mexico City (22 million), Sao Paulo (22 million), Shanghai (26 million) and Tokyo (37 million), report said. (AFP)

Air pollution claimed 54,000 lives in Delhi last year: Study

The study also noted that the damage is equally worrying in other Indian cities

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