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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Friday, July 16, 2021. (PTI)

Yediyurappa: BJP's seasoned oarsman relents, but too early for political obituary

Yediyurappa has navigated the choppy waters of politics with the consummate ease of a seasoned oarsman

Sirisha Bandla, Virgin Galactic's Vice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations, and one of the passengers accompanying Richard Branson, waves to the crowd before heading to board the rocket plane that will fly them to space from Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. (Photo: AP)

Sirisha Bandla — the Indian-origin woman who flew with Richard Branson into space

Born in Guntur and brought up in Texas, Bandla is the third Indian-origin woman to head to space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams

Police personnel salute during the guard of honour to Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar on his funeral, in Mumbai, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (PTI /Kunal Patil)

Dilip Kumar, legend and Nehru’s hero, is no more

The passing of Dilip Kumar, who was born in 1922 in Peshawar, leaves yet another solemn milestone in the history of India

The environment activist was also actively involved in the Anti-Tehri Dam movement. (Photo: Twitter)

Environmentalist, Chipko movement leader Sundarlal Bahuguna dies of COVID-19

The 94-year-old, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awardee was admitted to the hospital after his oxygen levels started fluctuating

World

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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, July 2, 2021, people riding bicycles and scooters wait to cross an intersection during rush hour in Beijing. (Photo: AP)

China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

The world’s two most populous countries are among dozens that failed to provide an update on their targets

 A woman receives the AstraZeneca Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine at Trung Vuong Secondary School in Hanoi. (Photo: AFP)

Chinese mission opposes EU push for COVID-19 origins study

Chinese spokesperson said politicising the study of the origin has created difficulties for countries to fight the pandemic

A health worker administers covid vaccine. (Photo: AFP)

Delta variant identified in Nanjing's COVID-19 clusters in China

The recent spike in infections in the city can be attributed to the special location of the outbreak

Business

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference on Cabinet decisions, in New Delhi, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (PTI Photo

Union Cabinet approves Bill to protect bank deposits of up to Rs 5 lakh

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill to protect bank deposits of up to Rs 5 lakh

2-DG manufactured by Dr. Reddy's has a purity of 99.5 per cent. (Photo: Twitter/@drreddys)

BDR Pharma inks license agreement with DRDO to produce Covid drug 2-DG

Last month, the DCGI had approved the oral medication for emergency usage

So far ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Federal Bank and CSB that have announced their Q1 earnings have seen a spike in retail slippages, particularly from gold loans. (Representational Photo:PTI)

Slippages from gold loans rise for private banks in Q1

There has been a sharp spike in retail slippages, especially from gold loans and the farm segment, as the Covid second wave hit repayments

Sports

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Japan might have scored three goals but the Indian boys made sure the Men in Blue were in the lead throughout the game and dominated proceedings. (Photo: Hockey India)

Tokyo Olympics: India men's hockey team defeat Japan 5-3

This was India's fourth win of the ongoing quadrennial event. The Men In Blue will next be in action in the quarter-finals of the mega event

PV Sindhu entered the Tokyo Olympics semis after beating Japan's Akane Yamaguchi on Friday. (Photo: Twitter/@WeAreTeamIndia)

Tokyo Olympics 2020: PV Sindhu enters semifinals, beats Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sindhu's victory has moved India to an inch closer to its second medal in the Olympics

The other members of the team will be leaving for home today. (Image credit: BCCI)

India VS Sri Lanka: Two more Indian players tested COVID positive

Chahal and Gowtham were isolated after having come in close contact with Krunal Pandya, who tested positive earlier

Science

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A pregnant woman is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at a vaccination center in Medellin, Colombia on July 24, 2021. (JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP)

Study suggests early COVID-19 symptoms differ among age groups

These differences are most notable between younger age groups compared to older age groups

A young woman gets her shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine during a vaccination drive. (Photo: AP)

AstraZeneca, Sputnik V 'mix & match' vaccine joint trials show no adverse events

Interim analysis of the data demonstrates a high safety profile for the combined use of the vaccines

In this file photo a man receives a dose of the Moderna Covid vaccine. (Photo: AFP/File)

Delta variant may spread as easily as chickenpox, cause severe infection: Reports

The immediate next step for the agency is to acknowledge the war has changed

Life

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Gamestacy has, till now, launched three female-friendly games. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

How gaming can help you beat the pandemic blues

Movies and books also affect you positively, but gaming does more since a person has to engage in it more actively

The UN health agency said work was under way to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of Delta and why it is more transmissible. (Representational image: PTI)

Delta not specifically targeting children: WHO

Delta has now been detected in 132 countries and is more transmissible than earlier versions of the virus

Medical workers takes nasal samples from residents for coronavirus tests at a makeshift testing site in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 if I’m vaccinated?

People who are fully vaccinated should get tested three to five days after a potential exposure

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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In 2019, the flow rate had peaked at 8.28 lakh cusecs on August 18 and 19, and the water level in the Yamuna had touched 206.60 metres. (PTI file image)

Delhi: Water levels in Yamuna rise after heavy rains in catchment areas

The administration had sounded an alert in the low-lying areas close to the river floodplains and the situation is being monitored

Asthana was serving as the director general of the Border Security Force. (Photo: PTI/File)

Former CBI Director Rakesh Asthana takes charges as Delhi Police Commissioner

Asthana's appointment came just days before his superannuation on July 31

Fire fighter at the site of the collapse. (Photo: ANI)

Several injured as under-construction building collapses in Mumbai's Andheri

The fire brigade pulled out the five persons from the debris and had them admitted to a hospital

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