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189th Day Of Lockdown

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Newsmakers

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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

J.K. Rowling poses for the media at the world premiere of the film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" in Paris. (AP File)

JK Rowling returns her Kennedy human rights award after ‘transphobic’ tweets

'The statement incorrectly implied that I was transphobic, and that I am responsible for harm to trans people,' Rowling said on her website

World

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QAnon centres on the baseless belief that President Donald Trump is waging a secret campaign against enemies in the “deep state” and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic paedophiles and cannibals. The corporate support for a QAnon-promoting politician is another example of how the conspiracy theory has penetrated mainstream politics, spreading beyond its origins on internet message boards popular with right-wing extremists. (Photo | AP)

Amazon, Walmart fund US lawmaker supporting QAnon conspiracy theorists

Walmart did not respond to repeated requests for comment made by email and through its website. An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment.

 A man and woman, estimated to be in their late teens or early 20s, were killed. (Image: Twitter/@hunter_jonathan)

Mass shooting in Rochester leaves 2 dead, 14 wounded

As many as 100 people were at the gathering when the shooting started just before 12:30 a.m.,police said

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP File)

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist icon, dies at 87

Ginsburg spent her final years on the bench as the unquestioned leader of the court’s liberal wing and became a rock star to her admirers

Business

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India's engineering exports dipped 8 per cent in August, 2020.

Engineering exports once gain down in August after growth in July

Subdued industrial activity is still pulling down shipment of value-added products

In this 2012 file photo, a visitor walks into a Vodafone store in Bangalore. British telecom giant Vodafone Group plc on Sept. 25, 2020 won an arbitration against the Indian government over a demand for Rs 22,100 crore in taxes using retrospective legislation. (PTI)

India loses case on Vodafone retro tax

Rs 22,100 crore demand dismissed in global court

 Workers gather onions at APMC market yard. — PTI photo

Onion export ban to cause Rs 5,000 crore losses to Maharashtra farmers

Growers in Maharashtra had stored up around 27 lakh tonnes of onion, of which 60 per cent stock remains

Sports

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For KKR, this was their second successive victory and they jumped to second spot behind Delhi Capitals. (Photo | PTI)

Knight Riders' pace duo Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti stop Royals' winning streak

The 2018 Under-19 World Cup-winning pace duo claimed two wickets apiece to help Kolkata register a 37-run win over the Rajasthan Royals.

Archer (2/18) hit the deck hard and clocked the fastest delivery of the tournament (152.1 kph) in a fiery spell, taking two key wickets of KKR — opener Shubman Gill (47 from 34 balls) and skipper Dinesh Karthik (1) — after the Royals opted to field. In this photo from the September 22, 2020, Archer appeals during the IPL 2020 cricket match against a Chennai Super Kings batsman, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Photo | PTI)

Rajasthan Royals post 174/6, pulled back by Jofra Archer's tight spell

Archer bowled the first over of the match and there was full pace in display in the range of 145-150kph mark.

“He’s (Samson) such a talented player. I have seen a lot of talented cricketers in my time but watching Samson bat in the nets, being around him, speaking to him over the years and now watching him evolve, I mean he is something else. “He is a very special talent and I hope he hits the international stage very soon,” Shane Warne said. (Photo | Modified PTI image)

Shane Warne confident that Sanju will make Team India if he keeps playing like he does this IPL

The clamour to have the enormously gifted Kerala batsman play regularly for the national team has grown over the years.

Science

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The results of Bharat Biotech are encouraging but there are queries raised about the effects on the central nervous system which have not been detailed in the animals.

Covaxin test on animals show sign of hope

The animal trials were conducted on 20 monkeys in India and three different vaccine candidates were tried on them

 A medic holds a bag of plasma donated by COVID-19 survivor, at the Plasma Bank in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. Use of convalescent plasma therapy in coronavirus-infected patients does not help in reducing mortality or progression to severe COVID-19. (PTI Photo)

Plasma therapy does not really help beat COVID-19, finds ICMR study

The National Task Force for COVID-19, a committee formed by ICMR to respond to the pandemic, has reviewed and approved this study, it said

 The presence of antibodies indicates previous exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus but may not always translate into protection against the disease, say scientists. (PTI Photo)

Antibodies may not guarantee protection against COVID-19, say scientists

The scientist noted that surveys are reporting people as just 'positive' or 'negative' and not analysing antibody levels present in blood

Life

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Sex & Sexuality | Smokin' ain't sexy

Maintaining good hygiene is important for good health. Since sexual health is an inseparable part of general health

First impressions are not always accurate. They seem to inveigle themselves to being known as ‘last impressions’ but I have learnt that such opinions don’t always measure up in the long run

Nisha Jamwal | Can’t judge a person on the first meet

Don’t let your first impression of someone be your last impression, or you could lose out on a beautiful relationship

After completing their formal education, the Sethi sisters conceptualised the boutique-like Artisan Lab

Noor and Neimat bring their expertise to create a sustainable world

Through their store, the sisters decided to bring their expertise in design, food and hospitality to create a posh hub for millennials.

Relationship

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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.

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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

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The cons of quarantine

With domestic violence on the rise amidst lockdown, one must consider being empathetic, understanding and sensitive towards others

Metros

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Restaurant are to be given an SOP to follow.

Restaurants, bars in Maharashtra likely to open next week

Dine-in service to be available with 50 per cent capacity

Heavy rains in Mumbai inundated low lying areas ike Wadala and lower parel in the city. — Rajesh Jadhav photo

Record rain in Mumbai hits rail and road traffic

As per IMD, the Santacruz observatory recorded a total rainfall of 286.4 mm, which is the fourth highest rainfall in the city since 1974

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

Hyderabad international airport now has contact-less elevators

The airport has developed the system which is based on Infrared (IR) technology.

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