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 Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu (Miss India) speaks to reporters after winning the 70th Miss Universe beauty pageant in Israel's southern Red Sea coastal city of Eilat on December 13, 2021. (AFP)

'Chak de phatte India', says Harnaaz Sandhu after becoming Miss Universe 2021

The 21-year-old model has previously bagged numerous pageant titles including LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021 and Femina Miss India Punjab 2019

Major (retd) Probal DasGupta with late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat. (Photo by arrangement)

The General I Knew

This piece is a personal tribute to an extraordinary general, gentleman and my battalion commanding officer

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo: AP)

Tendulkar among 50 most influential people on Twitter, according to brand research

American singer Taylor Swift is at number 1 spot and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is placed at number two in the list

Twitter's outgoing CEO Dorsey announced on Monday that 37-year old Parag Agrawal, an IIT Mumbai and Stanford University alumnus, will be the company's new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed.

Twitter's Parag Agrawal joins other Indian-origin CEOs heading biggest tech firms

Parag Agrawal had joined Twitter 10 years ago when there were fewer than 1,000 employees

World

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 In this file photo taken on April 22, 2007, Iranian police officers stop a car during a crackdown to enforce the Islamic dress code in the north of the capital Tehran. - Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country's strict female dress code, local media said Sunday.  (Photo: AFP)

Protest-hit Iran abolishes morality police

The morality police were established under hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to "spread the culture of hijab"

An oil tanker is moored at the Sheskharis complex, part of Chernomortransneft JSC, a subsidiary of Transneft PJSC, in Novorossiysk, Russia, one of the largest facilities for oil and petroleum products in southern Russia.  (AP file photo)

G-7 joins EU on $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the pact will help restrict Putin's primary source of revenue for his illegal war in Ukraine

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky (AFP)

'Come to Ukraine', Zelensky slams Elon Musk's peace proposal

Musk sparked controversy by proposing peace deal involving re-running under UN supervision referendums in Moscow-occupied Ukrainian regions

Business

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Elon Musk plans to eliminate about 3,700 jobs at Twitter Inc., or half of the social media company’s workforce, in a bid to drive down costs. (AFP)

Elon Musk plans to cut half of Twitter jobs to cut costs

Musk and a team of advisers have been weighing a range of scenarios for job cuts and other policy changes

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs her first pre-budget 2023 consultation with the first group of captains from industry and experts of infrastructure and climate change, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Union MoS for Finance Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad and Pankaj Chaudhary are also seen. (PT)

India Inc. wants I-T cuts, focus on job creation, tax slabs

CII asks the government to lower income tax rates to help revive consumption demand

 The Twitter logo is seen on the exterior of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. (Constanza HEVIA / AFP)

Elon Musk said to begin laying off employees at Twitter: Report

Citing people with knowledge of the situation, the report said that some managers were being asked to "draw up lists of employees to cut

Sports

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India's Rohit Sharma walks onto the field ahead of the T20 World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. (AP/PTI)

India win toss, elect to bowl against Pakistan in blockbuster T20WC match

Both Pakistan and India have fielded three seamers and two spinners in their respective playing XIs

Sports minister Anurag Thakur (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)

Home ministry will decide if Indian team will travel to Pakistan: Anurag Thakur

Thakur is expecting that Pakistan team will come to India to compete in the 50-over World Cup next year, saying 'all are welcome'

Soccer fans enter the pitch during a clash between supporters at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Panic following police actions left over 100 dead, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday. (AP Photo/Yudha Prabowo)

174 dead after fans stampede to exit Indonesian soccer match

Television reports showed police and rescuers evacuating the injured and carrying the dead to ambulances

Science

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industan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

President to inaugurate Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing facility of HAL

The facility will boost self-reliance in manufacturing of high-thrust rocket engines

ISRO's heaviest rocket LVM3-M2 lifts-off from a launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. The rocket successfully placed 36 broadband communication satellites of OneWeb, on ISRO's maiden commercial mission. (PTI /R Senthil Kumar)

ISRO scripts history with successful commercial mission LVM3-M2

With Sunday's success, ISRO put behind the anomaly experienced in its August 7 Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) mission

ISRO's PSLV-C53/DS-EO and 2 other co-passenger satellites being launched from the second launch pad, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. This was the second dedicated commercial mission of the space agency's commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). (PTI Photo)

ISRO launches 3 Singapore satellites in dedicated commercial mission

With this successful mission on Thursday, the PSLV rocket has launched 345 foreign satellites belonging to 36 countries since 1999

Life

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The likelihood of most neurological and psychiatric diagnoses after COVID-19 was lower in children than in adults. (Twitter)

Covid patients at increased risk of psychiatric conditions after two years: Lancet

Increased risk of depression and anxiety in adults lasts less than two months, says study

Reality TV star Kim Kardarshian’s recent Met Gala appearance is the latest trigger for the debate. (Twitter)

The waist of the matter

Doctors have often sounded a word of caution about blindly following the workout and slimming routines of celebrities

Even if bees are affected at sub-lethal levels, their fall in health eventually contributes to the collapse of their colonies. (Representational Image/ Pexels)

Experts for study on bee population

Pesticides and other agrochemicals such as herbicides and weedicides are killing bees and other pollinators in intensively farmed areas

Relationship

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Yin & Yang | Sex isn't about quantity, so stop counting

Dr Narayana Reddy answers your queries on sex, sexuality and relationship

A couple can, in normal cases, resume sex about three weeks after child birth. But they should be extra careful if the woman has had episiotomy (cutting the perineum so as to avoid uncontrolled tearing during child birth and then stitching up the torn portion) or caesarian surgery

Is sex during pregnancy, safe?

Sex during pregnancy is safe and healthy provided there are no contraindications

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

Metros

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 A man walks amid low visibility due to smog, at Kartavya Path in New Delhi, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. A layer of pungent haze lingered over Delhi on Saturday morning as the city's air quality neared the "severe" zone. (PTI Photo)

Delhi's air quality nears 'severe' zone; GRAP stage three likely to kick in

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi stood at 398 at 11 am, worsening from 357 at 4 pm on Friday

A man rides a bicycle down the Kartavya Path in the backdrop of India Gate, engulfed in smog, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Delhi's air quality turned "very poor" on Monday morning. (PTI /Manvender Vashist)

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' on morning after Diwali

The situation was relatively better than previous years due to favourable meteorological conditions

Defence PSU, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), is going to launch ‘Taragiri', the third of the four Project 17A warships it is building for the Indian Navy, on September 11. (Photo by arrangement)

MDL to launch P17A stealth frigate 'Taragiri' of the Navy this weekend

The warship, designed by the Bureau of Naval Design of the Navy, would be launched with a launch weight of approximately 3510 tons

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