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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

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'

World

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New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins talks to reporters outside parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Hipkins is set to become New Zealand's next prime minister to replace Jacinda Ardern. (AP/Nick Perry)

Chris Hipkins to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM

The 44-year-old senior politician must be formally backed by Labour members of parliament on Sunday to take over as the country's 41st PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ( Ludovic MARIN / AFP)

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern to step down as PM, sets October election

Ardern announced that New Zealand's next general elections would be held on October 14, and that she would remain a lawmaker until then

The Care the Bear carbon emissions campaign is followed by many companies in Thailand. (Photo By Arrangement)

Phuket becomes an example of organic tourism

The Bio-Circular Green model is a unique amalgam of technology and innovation aimed at rendering the economy environmentally sustainable

Business

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Maruti Suzuki’s concept electric SUV eVX launched at Auto Expo 2023. (Photo by arrangement)

Auto Expo 2023 kicks off, Maruti Suzuki unveils concept electric SUV 'eVX'

This Concept SUV eVX is slated to hit the Indian market by 2025

Elon Musk (AP file image)

Musk to resign as Twitter CEO once he finds 'someone foolish' enough as successor

Wall Street calls for Musk to step down had been growing for weeks and even Tesla bulls have questioned his focus on Twitter

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on Wednesday directed Google to pay 10 per cent of the Rs 1,337.76-crore penalty imposed on the tech giant by fair trade regulator CCI. (AP)

NCLAT directs Google to pay 10% of Rs 1,337.76 cr penalty; admits appeal for hearing

A two-member bench declined to grant any immediate stay the operations of Competition Commission of India (CCI) penalty

Sports

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 Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh speaks with the media regarding recent allegations of sexual harassment against him, in Gonda district (PTI Photo)

Wrestlers call off protest after Sharan asked to step aside as WFI president

Govt decided to form an oversight committee which will probe the allegations of sexual harassment of women wrestlers by the WFI president.

 Argentina's captain and forward #10 Lionel Messi lifts the FIFA World Cup Trophy as he celebrate with teammates winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup final football match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, on December 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Messi and Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup

Argentina defeated France 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to win the World Cup for the third time

Argentina's captain and forward #10 Lionel Messi, his wife Antonela Roccuzzo pose with the FIFA World Cup Trophy after Argentina won the Qatar 2022 World Cup final football match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, on December 18, 2022. (Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Messi says will continue Argentina career after World Cup win

Messi has played 172 times for Argentina, scoring 98 goals since making his debut in 2005

Science

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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

Chandrayaan-II was the first attempt to send a rover to the south pole of the moon. (Photo: PTI/File)

Chandrayaan-2 spectrometer makes first observations in Exosphere of Moon

These observations provide insight on the dynamics of the lunar exospheric species

Last year, the team found that up to 80 per cent of white-tailed deer sampled across Iowa in the US tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. (Photo: AP/File)

US scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study also found neutralising antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in one of the Omicron-infected deer

Life

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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

The long-term health impacts of COVID-19 have remained largely unknown, as the longest follow-up studies to date have spanned around one year. (Representational image: AFP)

Half of Covid survivors show one symptom even two years after infection: Lancet study

While physical and mental health generally improved over time, the study suggests that COVID-19 patients still tend to have poorer health

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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 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  (PTI)

Kejriwal asks Delhi LG to pay attention to improving city's law and order

Kejriwal was referring to the hit-and-run case in which a 20-year-old woman was dragged to death while trapped under a car in Delhi

Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, at a polling station in Krishna Nagar area, in East Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)

Polling underway for civic polls in Delhi amid tight security

The AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that they will emerge victorious in the polls while the Congress is seeking to regain lost turf

Voters wait in a queue to cast their votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections 2022, at Chand Bagh area in East Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (PTI Photo)

MCD polls: CM Kejriwal urges to vote for making Delhi clean, beautiful city

Polling started at 8 am and will continue till 5:30 pm. The votes will be counted on December 7

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