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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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 Israeli forces' flares light up the sky in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 16, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

UN Security Council to meet after Gaza destruction, rocket fire into Israel

Israeli forces pummeled the densely populated Gaza Strip on Saturday

 In Nepal, several climbers have reported testing positive for COVID-19 after they were brought down from the Everest base camp. (AP Image)

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

While China has mostly curbed domestic transmission of COVID, Nepal is experiencing a surge with record numbers of new infections and deaths

Palestinians inspect their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli airstrikes in town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

EXPLAINER: Why is Gaza almost always mired in conflict?

Gaza, sandwiched between Israel and Egypt, is just 25 miles (40 kilometers) long and six miles (10 kilometers) wide

Business

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 Vials containing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19. (AP File)

Dr Reddy's announces launch of Sputnik vaccine in Indian market

The vaccine is presently priced at Rs 948 plus 5% GST per dose with the possibility of a lower price point when local supply begins

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

Sports

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 KKR last played on April 29 against Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad and the development is bound to trigger anxiety in the league, which had been going along smoothly so far in a bio-secure bubble in front of empty stands across six venues.(AFP File Image)

Tonight's KKR-RCB match postponed after Chakravarthy, Warrier test positive

The match will be rescheduled some time later during the tournament, which will conclude on May 30

The ICC suspension comes in the wake of two of the three members in the tribunal Michael Belhoff QC (Chairman) and the Honourable Mr Justice Winston Anderson finding that the ICC has established jurisdiction over Lokuhettige.  — By arrangement

Dilhara Lokuhettige set to challenge eight-year ban

The 40-yr-old former all-rounder was banned after being charged with three breaches of the ICC's anti-corruption code

 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

Science

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Many people are starting to take unnecessary typhoid tests and mistaking Covid for typhoid, they are not getting themselves treated until it is too late. —   Representational image/PTI

Gap of six weeks ideal for vax after recovery

At least 4 weeks wait recommended for even infected to get jab

 View of a vial of India's COVAXIN vaccine against COVID-19. (AFP)

COVAXIN effective against multiple variants of SARS-COV-2, double mutant strain: ICMR

This development comes amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic being witnessed across the country

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

Life

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The experts opined that currently most people are struggling from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and OCD. (Representational Image)

Covid fears leading to anxiety, mental stress

Six psychologists offer free counseling to victims, kin

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

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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The deputy CM urged the Centre to stop all vaccine-related exports and allow more companies to produce doses. —  DC file photo

Delhi blames Bharat Bio for vaccine shortage

Sisodia says pharma firm refused to supply required doses after reserve stock of vaccines exhausted

 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

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