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Nalini Jameela, a recipient of the prestigious Kerala State Film Awards. (Photo: PTI)

Sex worker-turned-author basks in glory of Kerala film award

Jameela adjudged the special jury mention for costume-design in the movie 'Bharathapuzha'

 Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari during the inspection of a bridge built across the Narmada river near Bharuch, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (Twitter)

Nitin Gadkari earns Rs 4 lakh royalty per month from YouTube

Gadkari's YouTube channel began in 2015 but has become more active during the pandemic

The other two women judges, except Justice Nagarathna  are Justice Hima Kohli, chief justice of the Telangana high court, and Justice Bela Trivedi of the Gujarat high court. (Twitter)

Nagarathna may become India’s first woman CJI

Justice Nagarathna has been elevated from the Karnataka high court

Hoshang Merchant (Image credit: Facebook)

Words of a gay poet, as old as India’s Independence, heal

Hoshang Merchant – a midnight’s child, as old as our independence – reflects on the coinciding evolution of the life of a poet and a nation

World

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Pakistan military said in a statement that the incident had occurred on October 16. (Representational Image)

Pakistan Navy claims it 'blocked' Indian submarine entering waters

The Pakistan Army also released a short footage of the purported incident to the media

Hundreds of Hindus protesting against attacks on temples and the killing of two Hindu devotees in another district shout slogans in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo: AP)

Bangladesh communal violence: 71 cases filed, 450 arrested

The number of arrests and cases could rise further as operations are underway, a senior police official said

In this May 20, 2021, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: AP)

Zalmay Khalilzad resigns as special Afghan envoy, replaced by Thomas West

Thomas West had previously served as the Deputy Special Representative

Business

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The coverage under private pension arrangement is just about 6 per cent in India. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Indian pension system ranks amongst worst

With little social security coverage, the workforce in India has to manage pension savings on its own for the most part

Prices are likely to inch up from that prevailing 12-18 months back. (Representational Image)

Home prices seen moving up in a year

Real estate prices have remained stagnant for six-seven years and have hit rock-bottom in recent times

However, in the long-term, increasing income levels is a positive for gold demand. (Representational Image)

Changing saving habits a challenge to gold demand

Decreasing household savings is a challenge for gold demand in the shor- term

Sports

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Natarajan has isolated himself from the rest of the squad. (Photo: Twitter/@SunRisers)

Sunrisers Hyderabad player T Natarajan tests positive, match with Delhi Capitals on

Natarajan is currently asymptomatic and there are six close contacts of the player who have been isolated

Ravi Shastri (AP file photo)

No regrets on book launch, no-one got COVID from that party: Ravi Shastri

The book launch got even more attention after the fifth Test was cancelled with the outcome of the series yet to be decided

Taliban soldiers stand guard in Panjshir province, northeastern of Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (AP /Mohammad Asif Khan)

Report: Taliban has banned women's sports in Afghanistan

Australia's Sport Minister Richard Colbeck said earlier that the Taliban's decision on women's sport was 'deeply concerning'

Science

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A health worker prepares a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a vaccination centre in Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai. (Photo: AFP/File)

Mix-and-match vaccines highly effective against COVID-19: Lancet study

Past studies have demonstrated that mix-and-match vaccine schedules generate a robust immune response

The longest lasting tool-making tradition in prehistory is known as the Acheulean. (Photo: MET Museum)

India hosted youngest populations of 'Acheulean' human ancestors: Study

The study shows the presence of Acheulean populations until about 177,000 years ago

US-Japanese scientist Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models and the understanding of physical systems. (Photo:AP)

Nobel Physics Prize honours climate work

US-Japanese scientist Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann of Germany and Giorgio Parisi of Italy won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models

Life

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The symptoms are usually mild to moderate, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty in concentrating, joint pains, hair loss, and others. (Representational image: Twitter)

Long COVID may not be as fatal as acute COVID-19 but can worsen existing ailments

About half of people with long-COVID reported an improvement in their symptoms after getting the vaccine

A study published in the journal 'People and Nature' has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have lower levels of behavioural and emotional problems. (Representative Photo:ANI)

Children who spent more time in nature during lockdown fared best: Study

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health

A beach vendor sets chairs as he waits for customers in Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.  (AP/Firdia Lisnawati)

Bali reopens to foreign travellers as COVID-19 surge subsides

Bali’s airport will welcome new foreign arrivals from 19 countries that meet WHO’s criteria such as having their COVID cases under control

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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Despite the off-season rain spell in Delhi, the Air Quality Index (AQI) of the national capital stands at 325 due to stubble burning. (Representational image: ANI)

Delhi: Air quality continues to remain 'very poor' despite rain

The India Meteorological Department on Monday predicted thunderstorms and moderate to heavy intensity rain for Delhi and adjoining areas

Pune airport (Twitter)

Pune Airport to stay closed for 14 days from October 16

It said that during the period of complete closure of the runway, IAF will ensure airlift of vaccines from Pune to Mumbai

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari during a march 'Chhath Yatra' to urge Delhi government to permit Chhath puja celebrations, at the Sonia Vihar ghat in New Delhi. (PTI)

Allow Chhath puja celebration in Delhi, Covid situation under control: Kejriwal to LG

He requested Baijal to call a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority to grant permission for Chhath celebrations

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