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 Malala Yousafzai. (Photo: AP)

Malala Yousafzai slams Taliban for hijab decree, urges world leaders to take action

Malala urged world leaders to hold Taliban accountable for violating the human rights of Afghan women

 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

World

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(L-R) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labour party leader Anthony Albanese. (Photo: AFP and Twitter)

Quad meet puts Aussies in a fix

Aussie PM, Oppn leader in race to attend

A pedestrian walks on a bridge above vehicle traffic in New Delhi, as the city is enveloped under thick smog.   (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

India and China lead the world in pollution deaths with nearly 2.4 million and almost 2.2 million deaths a year

Sweden's Minister of Foreígn Affairs Ann Linde signs Sweden's application for NATO membership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 17, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

Sweden signs NATO request, Finland formally endorses move

Finland's Parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed a bid from the Nordic country's government to join NATO

Business

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The hike comes on the back of a Rs 50 per cylinder increase effected on May 7. (PTI)

LPG price hiked again

Non-subsidised LPG now costs Rs 1,003 per 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi

 On Friday, the rupee had slumped 55 paise to close at 76.90 against the US dollar. (AA Image)

Indian Rupee slumps to all-time low of 77.42 against US dollar

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 77.17 against the American dollar, then lost ground to quote at 77.42

LIC was formed by merging and nationalising 245 private life insurance companies on September 1, 1956, with an initial capital of Rs 5 crore. (PTI)

LIC mega IPO opens for subscription; to close on May 9

The government aims to generate about Rs 21,000 crore by diluting its 3.5 per cent stake in the insurance behemoth

Sports

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Nikhat defeated Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas to clinch the medal in the 52kg category. (By Arrangement)

Nikhat Zareen’s historic gold enthuses Indian boxing enthusiasts

Her persistence paid off, says the pugilist’s proud father

India's team members pose with their nation flag after winning Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP/PTI)

Historic title triumph: India stun Indonesia 3-0 to win Thomas Cup

Indian team stuns the 14-time champions to win the prestigious team championship for first time ever

In this file photo Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds returns to the pavillion after being dismissed against Bangladesh during a warm up match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, on June 1, 2009. (Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Flamboyant Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in car crash

The 46-year-old, who played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia from 1998 to 2009, was involved in a single-car accident

Science

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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

The new finding forced astronomers to add a new dimension to their models. (Photo: ANI)

Astronomers find black hole spins on its side

The black hole's rotation axis is tilted by more than 40 degrees with respect to the axis of the star's orbit

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 | Mind your sex position

Dr Narayana Reddy answers questions on sex and sexuality

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.

Karan Johar with his kids Yash and Roohi

Daddy diaries

Fathers around the country cherish the family time they’re getting with their kids, courtesy the lockdown

Metros

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 Family members show photos of their missing children in the Mundka fire, at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in New Delhi, Saturday, May 14, 2022. Twenty-seven people have died so far in the Mundka fire. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)

Mundka fire tragedy: Building had single entry-exit point, no fire NOC

Toll may go beyond 27 as 19 people are still missing and remains are being found

Delhi is witnessing an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases. The city logged 1,042 fresh Covid cases with a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent on Friday. (PTI file image)

Delhi's R-value 2.1 this week, every COVID infected person infecting two others

The preliminary analysis by computational modelling was done by IIT-Madras

The government is expected to issue an official order regarding the mandatory use of masks soon. (Representational image: PTI)

As COVID cases surge, Delhi makes masks mandatory; Rs 500 penalty for violation

Sources said authorities have been asked to keep a close watch on social gatherings and ramp up testing in the national capital

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