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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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Medical supplies from the United Kingdom reach Delhi Airport, in New Delhi on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (PTI file photo)

US to send COVID-19 supplies worth $100 million to India

The first shipment includes 960,000 rapid tests, which can detect Covid in 15 minutes, and 100,000 N95 masks for frontline health workers

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi(L) and US President Joe Biden(R). Biden promised emergency assistance to Covid-ravaged India in a telephone call on April 26, 2021 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two countries said. (AFP)

Biden promises supplies to help India beat COVID-19

Prime Minister Modi thanks Japan PM for providing assistance to India for combating the pandemic in 'summit phone talk'

This is the second time in three months that the British PM has cancelled his visit to India. (Photo: AFP)

Boris Johnson cancels his visit to India

India on UK's red list, 103 cases of Indian variant had been identified in the UK

Business

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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

The total revenues earned for the month are 27 per cent higher than the GST collected in the same month last year, according to finance ministry data released on Thursday. (Photo: PIB)

GST mop-up hits record Rs 1.23 lakh crore in March

Collection tops Rs 1L cr for 6th month in a row

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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 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

Peter Ben Embarek of the World Health Organization team holds up a chart showing pathways of transmission of the virus during a joint news conference at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely unlikely," according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. (AP)

Leaked WHO report says COVID likely passed from bats to humans through another animal

The researchers listed four scenarios in order of likelihood for the emergence of the virus named SARS-CoV-2

Life

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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

A health worker holds a vial of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 while Charles Chaplin's movies are projected at the Lumiere movie theater, used as vaccination center, in Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina, on March 26, 2021. (Marcelo Manera / AFP)

'Dr Reddy's expects Sputnik V vaccine to get approval from Indian regulator soon'

Dr Reddy's has partnered with the Russia Direct Investment Fund to bring the Sputnik V vaccine to India and other countries, official said

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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 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

Claims that MNS was 'successful' in its campaign against Karachi Bakery, soon followed with its leader Haji Saif Shaikh, who led the stir, taking credit on Twitter for the closure of the bakery in Mumbai. (Twitter/@mnshajisaif)

Its good-bye for Mumbai's iconic Karachi Bakery

The bakery was in the eye of a nationalistic storm after MNS protested against its name, claiming that it has a Pakistani ring to it

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