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US Democratic vice presidential nominee and Senator from California, Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris set to be new US Vice President: What would it mean for India?

Kamala has not been shy of embracing her connection with her roots

Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledges applause as she arrives to speak at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died September 18, 2020 at her home in Washington, the court says. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. (AFP)

The Notorious RBG: A legacy marked by triumphs for equality for women

In 2018, Ginsburg was the subject of a documentary and a feature film ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ in which the actor Felicity Jones portrayed her

  Kangana Ranaut (Pic courtesy: Instagram)

Kangana slams Raut's abusive language, says 'you are not Maharashtra'

You know how many girls are raped every day in the country, how many of them are tortured and killed — sometimes by their own husbands?

Legendary percussionist Sivamani with the lead star of Atkan Chatkan, Lydian Nadhaswaram. (Photo: Twitter/@drumssivamani)

Sivamani: From little drummer boy to maestro of Atkan Chatkan

The storied percussionist has scored music for a Bollywood film that's ruling the OTT platforms

World

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 An employee of the vaccine production company IDT Biologika shows an Ampoule during the visit by German health minister Spahn in Dessau, eastern Germany on November 23, 2020 as the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine continues. (AFP)

Germany may start COVID-19 vaccine programme in December: Health minister

Germany has secured more than 300 million vaccine doses via the European Commission, bilateral contracts and options

 Workers at the Judiciary Square Covid-19 testing site get information from people waiting in a line in Washington. (AFP)

US hits 12 million virus cases as many Americans defy Thanksgiving travel guidance

The COVID-19 epidemic has claimed more than 255,000 lives in the United States - more than in any other nation

 Scientists work with a bioreactor at a company facility in New York state, for efforts on an experimental coronavirus antibody drug. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 authorized the use of the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. drug to try to prevent patients with mild-to-moderate disease from worsening and needing hospitalization. It's given as a one-time treatment through an IV and is still going through more testing to establish its safety and effectiveness. (Regeneron via AP)

FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

The FDA allowed its use in adults and children 12 and over who weigh at least 40 kilograms and who are at high risk of severe illness

Business

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Outside view of Lakshmi Vilas Bank, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020. Shares of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) plunged as much as 20 per cent -- lower circuit -- on Wednesday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a 30-day moratorium on the cash-strapped lender, restricting cash withdrawals at Rs 25,000 per month. (PTI Photo)

Lakshmi Vilas Bank shareholders to get nothing after merger with DBS India

However, depositors need not worry as their deposits will be transferred to DBS and would be fully secured

Reserve Bank of India

Lakshmi Vilas Bank placed under moratorium, RBI proposes merger with DBS Bank

As part of the moratorium, the regulator has capped deposit withdrawals by customers to Rs 25,000

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WPI inflation rises to eight-month high in October

As per the data, this is the highest level of Wholesale price index-based or WPI inflation since February

Sports

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 Argentine legend Diego Maradona gestures during his first training session as coach of Mexican football club Dorados, at the Banorte stadium in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico. - Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020. (AFP)

Football legend Diego Maradona dies of heart attack

The Argentine World Cup winning captain had undergone brain surgery earlier this month

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Aged just 19, Afghanistan's spin sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman ties the knot

Mujeeb, however, is not the world's youngest cricketer to marry

Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya briefly detained at Mumbai airport for carrying undisclosed gold

Krunal had returned shortly after 5 pm by a flight from UAE when he was stopped at the airport by DRI personnel

Science

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 AstraZeneca offices and the corporate logo in Cambridge, England. AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were "highly effective'' in preventing disease. A vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford prevented 70% of people from developing the coronavirus in late-stage trials, the team reported Monday Nov. 23, 2020.(AP)

No severe safety event on Covid vaccine: AstraZeneca

There were 23,000 participants being assessed, who among them would be following two regimes of half dose and full dose

An illustration picture shows vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes, with the logo of the University of Oxford and its partner British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. (AFP)

Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine 'encouraging' for older age groups

Older individuals are at disproportionate risk of severe COVID-19 and so any vaccine adopted for use must be effective in older adults

This picture taken on November 18, 2020 shows a syringe and a bottle reading "Vaccine Covid-19" next to the Moderna biotech company logo. - The CEO of Moderna warned European countries on November 17 that dragging out negotiations to purchase its promising new Covid-19 vaccine will slow down deliveries, as other nations that have signed deals will get priority. The biotech company Pfizer said the day after that a completed study of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine showed it is 95 percent effective, after Moderna said its own vaccine was 94.5 percent effective, according to a preliminary analysis. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

Explained |Here's how coronavirus vaccine trials work

To find out whether experimental Covid-19 vaccines are effective, researchers design clinical trials involving thousands of volunteers

Life

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Princess Diana’s iconic style moments portrayed by actress Emma Corrin, who plays the young Diana in the Netflix show The Crown.

Lady Diana’s iconic style returns

The obsession over Britain’s favourite royal, the Princess of Wales, is back, thanks to the fourth season of Netflix’s show The Crown

Men in makeup

A Makeover for masculinity

Makeup is no longer the exclusive domain of women. More men preferring cosmetics to enhance their looks, beauty industry is beaming

German Shepherd giving a hug to senior IPS officer C V Anand

Top cop gets bundles of love

That dogs have an amazing capacity for love and loyalty was proved recently at a touching scene at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Relationship

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A still from the advertisement featuring gifts bought from local stores

Ad-‘ing’ to a cause

Cadbury’s ad campaign that promotes local vendors by capturing over 1,800 local businesses in India, has won many hearts

The restricted movement and stringent quarantine norms have put parents and teenagers in a tight spot.

Amid lockdown, siblings get on each other's nerves

The pandemic has brought families together, compelling them to discover the bitter joys of bonding overtime

A certain conclave organised by a prominent magazine that concluded this weekend, had a most topical panel on anxiety and stress.

The great malaise of our times

Stress is like reverse-oxygen — it slowly, silently, kills. Therefore, it must be taken seriously, and to reach out is to self-preserve.

Metros

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 Mangled remains of a mini-truck after it rammed into another truck, on the outskirts of Vadodara, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured in the mishap. (PTI Photo)

11 killed, 16 injured in truck crash near Vadodara; PM Modi condoles deaths

The accident took place at Waghodia circle near the city around 2.45 am when the victims were heading towards Pavagadh

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

As COVID-19 cases rise in Delhi, Kejriwal seeks to impose localised 'lockdown'

The Delhi government has also decided to withdraw its previous order allowing 200 guests to attend wedding functions

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COVID-19 in India: BMC puts curbs on mass Chhath Puja celebration in Mumbai

The festival dedicated to the Sun god will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday

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