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Bharadwaj is the founder of the Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), a citizens' group. (Image credit : Twitter/@AnjaliB_)

Anjali Bharadwaj among 12 winners of US anti-corruption award

She in a tweet said the honour is a 'recognition of the collective effort of people and groups across the country who hold power to account'

In the face of an 'unprecedented' crisis, Panjabi said he was humbled by the challenges the US the world faced to build back better. (Image credit: Twitter/@rajpanjabi)

Indian-origin doctor is global coordinator for US President's Malaria Initiative

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Panjabi on his appointment

Larry kinf file photo (Image source: AP)

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

If you sat down to talk with him, he could take you places with his words, and you would enjoy the journey

 The suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump. On Friday, the social media company permanently suspended Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence." (AP)

A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets

As Trump began seriously toying with a White House run, it became a tool to scorch opponents and give shape to his nationalist philosophy

World

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Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU) workers Gabrielle Carlos, center, and Joao Vericimo enter the COVID-19 area of a hospital as they prepare to move a patient in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (AP)

Brazil sees record-high ICU occupancydue to COVID-19 surge

The South American country has the world's second-largest COVID-19 outbreak after the US, with 340,776 deaths and 13,193,205 infections

While arrivals from India had triggered the risk assessment, Prime Minister Ardern said the Government would be looking at risks posed by other COVID-19 hotspot countries. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

New Zealand temporarily suspends entry of travellers from India amid COVID-19 surge

The travel restriction comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new COVID-19 cases in managed isolation on Thursday, of which 17 came from India

 The new guidelines state that only those pilgrims who have been duly inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine will be allowed to visit the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque) and Masjid al-Haram (The Great Mosque), said the Kingdom's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. (Representational Image/AP)

Saudi Arabia issues new COVID-19 guidelines for Umrah pilgrims

From the 1st of Ramadan, only those who have received coronavirus vaccines will be allowed to enter the holy mosques

Business

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Going forward, the food inflation trajectory will critically depend on the temporal and special progress of southwest monsoon in the 2021 season, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said. (PTI file photo)

RBI targets 5.2 per cent retail inflation for first half of FY22, repo rate unchanged

Earlier, the central bank had projected retail inflation at 5.2 per cent for the 2021 March quarter

Sources said that the government's surprise rollback decision on small savings schemes is an attempt by the BJP to contain the fallout of the decision hitting the common man in the ongoing elections in West Bengal, Assam and other states. (Photo: PTI)

Status quo on small savings interest rate

The decision to rollback was taken hours after the government announced the steepest cut in the rate on small savings schemes on Wednesday

The total revenues earned for the month are 27 per cent higher than the GST collected in the same month last year, according to finance ministry data released on Thursday. (Photo: PIB)

GST mop-up hits record Rs 1.23 lakh crore in March

Collection tops Rs 1L cr for 6th month in a row

Sports

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 Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo: AP)

Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for COVID-19, in home isolation

The former India captain confirmed the news on his social media handle

Tiger Woods smiles during a winner's ceremony after winning the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, in this October 28, 2019, file photo. (AP /Lee Jin-man, File)

Tiger Woods seriously injured in car crash on steep Los Angeles road

His agent said Woods underwent surgery on his leg, and the injuries were described as serious

 BCCI President Sourav Ganguly waves to his fans after he got discharged from a private hospital, in Kolkata, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. Ganguly underwent a fresh round of angioplasty on Thursday and two more stents were implanted to clear the 48- year-old cricket legend''s clogged coronary arteries. (PTI)

Ganguly discharged from hospital after fresh round of angioplasty

On Thursday, two more stents were implanted during the surgery conducted by a team of doctors

Science

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A staff member of the Rajawadi Hospital holds a vial of Covishield, AstraZeneca's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine made by India's Serum Institute, in Mumbai. (AFP)

DCGI extends shelf life of Covishield from 6 to 9 months

In a letter to the Serum Institute, DCGI said it is permitted to apply the shelf life of nine months to unlabelled vials available on hand

Peter Ben Embarek of the World Health Organization team holds up a chart showing pathways of transmission of the virus during a joint news conference at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely unlikely," according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. (AP)

Leaked WHO report says COVID likely passed from bats to humans through another animal

The researchers listed four scenarios in order of likelihood for the emergence of the virus named SARS-CoV-2

The analysis of samples from Maharashtra has revealed that compared to December 2020, there has been an increase in the fraction of samples with the E484Q and L452R mutations. — Representational image/PTI

COVID-19 double mutant variant detected in India

Officials said the new 'Indian strain' does not match any previously catalogued Variants of Concerns (VOC)

Life

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The worst-hit sections are those whose jobs cannot be done from home.(Representational Image/PTI)

Work from home stress forcing people to venture out

Experts attribute this to livelihood challenges

Much of the loss was in the Amazon, including new areas that were deliberately cleared. (AFP file photo)

Sharp increase in destruction of virgin forest in 2020

Tropical forests continue to disappear rapidly, threatening irreparable losses to Earth's crucial biodiversity

A health worker holds a vial of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 while Charles Chaplin's movies are projected at the Lumiere movie theater, used as vaccination center, in Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina, on March 26, 2021. (Marcelo Manera / AFP)

'Dr Reddy's expects Sputnik V vaccine to get approval from Indian regulator soon'

Dr Reddy's has partnered with the Russia Direct Investment Fund to bring the Sputnik V vaccine to India and other countries, official said

Relationship

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Representational image depicting a happy family

No love no more

While marriages aren’t always the happily-ever-afters, separations don’t have to be the nightmares they’re touted to be either

A smart way to deal with a bully is to gang up with family and friends and confront the bully.

How to deal with the bully in your life

While rectifying the bully in one’s life is not an option, there are multiple other tricks that one can adopt to tackle them better.

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.

Metros

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 Trains at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus were seen packed with migrant workers as they feared an impending lockdown. (ANI)

Migrant labourers leave Mumbai in packed trains fearing lockdown

Due to a sharp rise in COVID cases, Mumbai's BMC on Thursday imposed a weekend lockdown in the city until further orders

 Firefighters attempt to douse a blaze at Dreams Mall, affecting patients admitted in the nearby COVID-19 dedicated Sunrise Hospital, in Mumbai, early Friday, March 26, 2021. (PTI)

10 dead in fire at mall hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Mumbai's Bhandup

The cause of the 'level four' fire (serious emergency call in fire brigade parlance) has not been ascertained yet, BMC sources said

Claims that MNS was 'successful' in its campaign against Karachi Bakery, soon followed with its leader Haji Saif Shaikh, who led the stir, taking credit on Twitter for the closure of the bakery in Mumbai. (Twitter/@mnshajisaif)

Its good-bye for Mumbai's iconic Karachi Bakery

The bakery was in the eye of a nationalistic storm after MNS protested against its name, claiming that it has a Pakistani ring to it

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