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She has pioneered work on safe and effective rotavirus vaccines that are now being used to prevent disease in Indian children and which will soon be used in vaccination programmes around the world. (Photo: Dr Gagandeep Kang)

Dr Gagandeep Kang, first Indian woman Fellow of Royal Society in 360 years

She aims to get the best of vaccine to market and even push them into state immunisation programmes.

GRK Reddy, Chairman and Promoter Director of Karaikal Port. (Photo:ANI)

Karaikal Port Chairman GRK Reddy rides 283 KM cyclothon to mark 10th anniversary

Karaikal port has grown in multiple dimensions and has empowered its economic activities of import and export.

Senior citizens and first-time voters stole the show with their enthusiasm as they arrived at different polling stations to cast their valuable votes. (Photo: ANI)

Senior citizens as enthusiastic as first-time voters in Lok Sabha elections

Polling began in 95 parliamentary constituencies in 2nd phase of ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Senior citizen voters stole the show.

On August 5, 2018, Alam was arrested and detained for his interview to Al Jazeera and posts on social media that criticised the Bangladesh government. (Photo: AFP)

Under Bangladesh govt corruption will continue unabated: Shahidul Alam

Alam exclusively shares his experience, what he had gone through during detention and talks about the expectations from Bangladesh govt.

World

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PM Modi and US President Donald Trump  (Photo: File | AP)

With Iran and trade rifts, India feels brushed aside by US President Trump

Trump, who has rocky relations with the leaders of numerous Western allies, has publicly highlighted his bond with PM Modi.

The city of Durban was amongst the most affected areas, which faced flash floods and rainstorm. (Photo:ANI)

51 dead as rainstorm lashes South Africa

South African authorities on Wednesday said that at least 51 people were killed, including two Zambian minors aged six and nine.

Local police officers have detonated the bomb and removed the motorbike. (Photo:AP)

New bomb found in Colombo 3 days after Easter: Report

A new bomb was found in downtown area of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, after multiple blasts shook the country on Sunday.

Business

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A higher opening of the domestic equity markets capped the rupee's losses.

Rupee tumbles 22 paise against dollar on crude concerns

Rupee is trading at 70.08 against the US dollar in early trade on rising global crude prices.

The NSE Nifty rose 22.95 points or 0.20 per cent to 11,749.10.

Sensex, Nifty open on a positive note ahead of F&O expiry

The 30-share index was trading 42.83 points or 0.11 per cent higher at 39,097.51.

Microsoft’s stock has gained about 23 per cent gain so far this year, after hitting a record high of USD 125.85. (Photo:AP)

Microsoft tops USD 1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth

Microsoft’s earnings per share of USD 1.14 beat expectations of USD 1, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Sports

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Few families of Muttiah Muralitharan's close friends are also affected with the terrorist attacks. (Photo:

Australian teams struck in Sri Lanka intending to leave the island at the earliest

At present, three Australian teams from Canberra (Under 13) , Sydney (Under-15) and Perth (ladies team) are struck there.

Prasad has adopted this school since last four years and this year he will be spending two days with the children.

India's chief selector MSK Prasad spends his day with mentally retarded children

Initially the school started with 9 mentally challenged children in 2006, and now more than 100 children are taken care of.

Sachin Tendulkar is an icon the Mumbai Indians, whereas VVS Laxman is attached with the Sun Riser Hyderabad team. (Photo: BCCI)

Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman summoned

Both cricketers have been asked to file their reply on or before April 28 to the Ethics Officer.

Science

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Although the seismic event was too small to provide solid data on the planet's interior, the seismometer on the InSight will enable scientists to gather similar data. (Photo: ABC)

NASA's InSight Lander captures first 'marsquake'

The lander measured and recorded audio of faint seismic signal, the first- ever recorded trembling.

Scientists are still examining the data to conclusively determine the precise cause of the signal, but the trembling appeared to have originated from inside the planet. (NASA via AP, File)

NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake': an interplanetary first

The faint rumble characterized by JPL scientists as a likely marsquake, roughly equal to a 2.5 magnitude earthquake.

Altogether, 13 women passed the arduous physical testing and became known as the Mercury 13. But NASA already had its Mercury 7 astronauts, all test pilots and men.

NASA's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies at 88

In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing.

Life

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Males receiving unwanted sexts have poorer mental health outcomes. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Digital sex can be the cause of major depression

Unwanted sexting can lead to psychological distress.

The influenza virus is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, affecting nearly 10 per cent of the world population and contributing to one million deaths annually. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Counter influenza with edlerberries

Study claims that consumption of elderberries essential to counter influenza.

Plants with a strong aroma are something mosquitoes don’t like. So, grow rosemary, marigold, mint or lemongrass to keep mosquitoes away. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

World Malaria Day: Say no to malaria

Here are some simple hacks to prevent malaria.

Relationship

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Life satisfaction is known to be associated with behaviours that can affect health, including diet and exercise and people who have a happy, active spouse. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Happy partners live longer than others

Happy and active spouse can help you live longer.

In the contemporary times, sex toys have upgraded to provide better experience that is easy-to-use yet quite pleasurable. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Sex toys no longer a taboo

The demand and sale of sex toys by couples indicate that it has come a long way.

Pooja Banerjee

Unconditional love

I am extremely close to my husband as he has been my all through.

Metros

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Vinod Tawde

Opposition raising EVM issue reflects their defeat: Vinod Tawde

Vinod Tawde said when Election Commission of India called all parties to challenge its counting process no party came forward.

Election Commission of India  (Photo: PTI)

Poll duty not mandatory for workers: EC

The ECI told the court that it was impossible for the ECI to train new people in such a short time.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur

Court rejects plea to bar Sadhvi from contesting

The judge said that the applicant had chosen the wrong forum.

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