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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

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'

World

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This photo taken on July 15, 2021 shows rescuers working to clear a flooded tunnel after 14 construction workers were trapped in an underground section of a new highway construction site after it collapsed in Zhuhai in China's southern Guangdong province. (Photo: AFP)

Six detained over fatal tunnel flooding in south China

The construction site of the Shijingshan tunnel, part of Zhuhai's Xingye expressway, flooded on July 15

People stand in a guard tower on the perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. China's largest detention center is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo)

Room for 10,000: Inside China’s largest detention center

This site suggests that China still holds and plans to hold vast numbers of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in detention

In this image taken from KABC pool video, Harvey Weinstein, the 69-year-old convicted rapist and disgraced movie mogul, wears a face mask during an arraignment hearing, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Los Angeles. Weinstein pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts in California. ( AP)

Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California

The pandemic and procedural delays meant that Weinstein’s extradition took well over a year

Business

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RBI is currently working towards a phased implementation strategy and examining use cases which could be implemented with little or no disruption. (AA file Photo)

RBI working on digital currency, pilot projects likely in near future: Dy Governor

The RBI has also been exploring the pros and cons of introduction of CBDCs since quite some time

In the previous trade on Tuesday the precious metal had closed at Rs 46,716 per 10 gram. (AFP Photo)

Gold tumbles Rs 264 to Rs 46,452; silver gains marginally

In the international market, gold was trading lower at USD 1,797 per ounce and silver was flat at USD 25.17 per ounce

Concerned over the rising oil prices, India has been reaching out to key oil producers in the Middle East. (AFP Photo)

Puri conveys India's concerns over high oil prices to Saudi, UAE

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of crude oil and India's second-biggest source after Iraq

Sports

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Boxer Vikas Krishan will open India's boxing campaign in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

All eyes on Vikas as boxers open Olympic campaign aiming to negotiate difficult draws

Vikas will be the lone Indian boxer in action on the opening day of boxing competitions at the Ryogoku Kokugikan arena

PV Sindhu in a file picture. (Photo: Deccan Chronicle)

Indian badminton star Sindhu feeling the Tokyo pressure

The 26-year-old world champion, who won silver at the Rio 2016 Games, begins her tilt at gold on Sunday against Israel's Ksenia Polikarpova

Mixed doubles partners Sharath Kamal and Manika batra. (Photo: PTI)

Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra to skip opening ceremony

Instead of 20 athletes, 19 will be seen at the opening ceremony with tennis player Ankita Raina replacing the table tennis stars

Science

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A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at the Cecilia Rivadeneira Foundation in Quito. (Photo: AFP)

Old people more susceptible to Covid variants, even if vaccinated, says study

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

The largest uncertainty in climate sensitivity predictions is the influence of clouds. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

Clouds will amplify global warming by reflecting less heat, study warns

The research is the strongest evidence so far that clouds will amplify global heating over the long term

A health worker shows a vial of the Moderna vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo: AFP)

Here's why you should not skip the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

As per a study by Stanford University School of Medicine, the second dose induces a powerful boost to broad antiviral protection

Life

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The study was conducted to understand the disease burden of non-communicable diseases as these secondary infections are an increasing burden on the family and also the healthcare sector. Representational Image (AP)

Air pollution main cause for non-communicable diseases: Study

The study report was prepared by Thought Abrigate Research Institute for Assocham

From left, Czech track cyclist Tomas Babek, hammer thrower Katerina Safrankova, rider Miroslav Trunda, artistic gymnast Aneta Holasova and rider Miloslav Prihoda, pose wearing the new olympic uniforms for The Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020, in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Photo: AP)

Let the fashion policing begin on opening day of Tokyo Games

Olympic gear makes for lively social media fodder, starting with the hours-long Parade of Nations

A girl wearing a mask walks near India Gate in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI/File)

Pandemic can have severe effect on children's mental, physical health, says doctor

On the impact of second wave on Children, he further said it had affected equally compared to adults

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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Rescue workers search for victims at the site of a landslide at Taliye, about 22 km from Mahad city on July 24, 2021, as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 76, with nearly 90,000 others evacuated in the western state of Maharashtra. (Photo: AFP)

34 NDRF teams engaged in rescue ops in Maharashtra; BMC sends two teams to Raigad, Kolhapur

Brihanmumbai Mahanagarpalika is also working promptly outside its area in case of emergency

Many dabbawalas have been struggling to feed their own families since April last year. (Photo: PTI)

India's pandemic-hit lunchbox men battle food delivery start-ups

The 130-year-old 'dabbawala' network has tied up with a trendy restaurant chain to take on India's billion-dollar start-ups

People drench in high tide waves hitting a promenade on the Arabian Sea coast during monsoon rains in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

High tide hits Mumbai's Marine Drive amid rainfall

Several parts of Mumbai were waterlogged on Thursday morning as the heavy rainfall continued overnight in the city

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