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140th Day Of Lockdown

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Newsmakers

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During our recent interaction, Deepika tells us that she always knew that Cocktail was special

Every character influences you, says Deepika, celebrating 8 years of Cocktail

There has been no looking back for Deepika since, and she has kept delivering powerful performances, one after another

Resul has tentatively titled the film Piharwa, meaning beloved

Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty dons the director's hat

The script is based on Captain ‘Baba’ Harbhajan Singh, an Indian army soldier who served between June 30, 1965 and December 1, 2006

  Spain's former monarch King Juan Carlos I. (AP)

Once a hero, once a king: Juan Carlos' reputation reduced to tatters

In recent years, suspicions about Juan's opaque fortune and his links with the Gulf monarchies have tarnished the legacy of the sovereign

 This combination photo shows the cover art for "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man", left, and a portrait of author Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. The book, written by the niece of President Donald J. Trump, was originally set for release on July 28, but will now arrive on July 14. (via AP)

Mary Trump's book offers scathing portrayal of her uncle, the US president

The book is the second insider account in two months to paint a deeply unflattering portrait of US president Donald Trump

World

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 Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House. (PTI Photo)

Shooting near White House, Trump escorted amid briefing

The incident happened soon after Trump started speaking inside the James Brady press briefing room of the White House

 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (centre) visits the National Health Command Center with Taiwanese Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (left) at the Central Epidemic Command Center in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP)

China sends fighter jets to Taiwan amid US health chief's visit

China, which considers Taiwan to be a part of its terriroty, had promised unspecified retaliation to the US' plan to visit Taiwan

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder of the local newspaper Apple Daily, arrives a district court in Hong Kong.(AP)

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

Lai owns the Apple Daily newspaper and Next Magazine, two outlets unapologetically pro-democracy and critical of Beijing

Business

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 Rockefeller Foundation has chosen Naandi Foundation as one of 10 “visionaries” in the world for the Food Vision 2050 prize. (PTI Photo)

Naandi Foundation chosen for Food Vision 2050 prize

The award recognised the application of Naandi’s “Arakunomics” model in Araku, Wardha and New Delhi

 India seeks to impose provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of black toner in powder form orginating in or exported from China, Malaysia. (AP Photo)

India levies anti-dumping duty on black toner from China, others

The duty on a tonne of black toner would range from $196 for imports from Chinese Taipie, $1,686 from Malaysia and $834 from China

 Saudi Aramco chief executive Amin Nasser. (AFP Photo)

RIL-Aramco deal: Still working on deal to invest in Reliance, says Aramco CEO

We at Reliance value our over two-decade-long relationship with Saudi Aramco and are committed to a long-term partnership, Ambani said

Sports

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 India hockey captain among five to test COVID-19 positive in camp. (PTI Photo)

Hockey captain Manpreet Singh, four others test COVID-19 positive

The players might have contracted the virus while travelling from their hometowns to Bengaluru, the SAI said in a statement

England's Stuart Broad celebrates after taking the wicket of West Indies' Roston Chase on the second day of the third Test cricket match between England and the West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester on July 25, 2020. (AFP)

Stuart Broad moves to third in ICC bowler rankings

India's Jasprit Bumrah, out of action due to COVID, has slipped to eight

GK Menon. (Twitter)

GK Menon, veteran sports scribe and mentor to several Mumbai cricketers, dies at 93

Menon played cricket at the club level and also was an active member of the Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Dadar, central Mumbai.

Science

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illagers wade through a flooded area following incessant rain, in Saharsa district, Bihar. (PTI)

India Meteorological Department to use artificial intelligence in weather forecasting

Officials say this can help improve 3-6 hours prediction of extreme weather events, especially for issuing nowcasts

Visitors watch while maintaining social distancing during a re-enactment ceremony of the changing of the Royal Guard at the Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

Does physical distancing help? Study says it prevented 1.5 million infections in two weeks

Countries with nation-wide social distancing policies had significantly reduced community mobility than those without policies

 Researchers say the behavioural habits of young children, and the close quarters they occupy in school and daycare settings raise concern for amplified transmission of the virus as public health restrictions are eased. (Representational Image: AFP)

Study finds young children could spread COVID-19 as much as older children, adults

Children younger than five years have much higher levels of the novel coronavirus genetic material in their nose

Life

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Tabby cat Poppet sits on a rug at home of cat consultant Briganne Carter in the outlying island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong.  (AFP)

Your scratchy, aggressive cat might be suffering from past trauma

For owners who believe their pets are mean, sometimes the problem is probably you

 She sustained "chest injuries" and was said to be in a "serious but stable condition," after suffering a "crush from being hit by a whale's tail," a spokesperson said. (Representational Image: AFP)

Woman crushed by whale's tail at Australia's tourist spot

The 29-year-old was exploring near the World Heritage-listed site in the Indian Ocean when she was struck

Over the years, customers have either forgotten or failed to collect reams of clothing that the couple, Hsu Sho-er, 84 and her husband Chang Wan-ji, 83, never felt able to throw away. Grandson Reef Chang, 31, hit upon the idea of using the clothes to alleviate the couple’s boredom, and featured them on the Instagram account @wantshowasyoung modelling the clothes. (Photo | Instagram - @wantshowasyoung)

The cutest and most fashionable couple on Instagram are in their eighties!

The duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service in Taiwan have even been featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue and Marie Claire.

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.

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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

Relationship satisfaction can be taken as a measure of how much positive relative to negative experiences people have with their partner. (Photo: ANI)

How to know if your relationship will last

Christmas alert: Will your relationship end these holidays?

Metros

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Wife Sushma Sathe and son Dhananjay Sathe of Air India Express pilot Captain Deepak Sathe, grieve as his body was laid out for final respects in Mumbai.(PTI)

Pilot Deepak Sathe cremated with state honours

The Maharashtra government said Capt Sathe was an inspiration to younger pilots

 Forest department personnel and police began a search for a leopard spotted in Andheri in Mumbai in the early hours of Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Mumbai: Leopard spotted at Andheri's MIDC area, rescue operation underway

Security guard said he first thought it was a large dog but realised it was a leopard

The 56-year-old man tried to jump off the third floor of the Super Speciality Block of the hospital.

Kolkata: COVID-19 positive man tries to jump off hospital building, saved by alert worker

The incident happened around 9 am at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital

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