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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

Twitter's outgoing CEO Dorsey announced on Monday that 37-year old Parag Agrawal, an IIT Mumbai and Stanford University alumnus, will be the company's new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed.

Twitter's Parag Agrawal joins other Indian-origin CEOs heading biggest tech firms

Parag Agrawal had joined Twitter 10 years ago when there were fewer than 1,000 employees

Nalini Jameela, a recipient of the prestigious Kerala State Film Awards. (Photo: PTI)

Sex worker-turned-author basks in glory of Kerala film award

Jameela adjudged the special jury mention for costume-design in the movie 'Bharathapuzha'

World

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The Care the Bear carbon emissions campaign is followed by many companies in Thailand. (Photo By Arrangement)

Phuket becomes an example of organic tourism

The Bio-Circular Green model is a unique amalgam of technology and innovation aimed at rendering the economy environmentally sustainable

The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended that two Indian cough syrups - Ambronol and DOK-1 Max - should not be used for children in Uzbekistan. (Representational image: PTI)

WHO recommends not using Indian cough syrups in Uzbekistan

Analysis by Uzbekistan's health ministry showed the syrups contained a toxic substance, ethylene glycol

Amazon announced Wednesday it will cut more than 18,000 jobs from its workforce, citing "the uncertain economy". —  AFP

Amazon announces cutting more than 18,000 jobs

Amazon's job-slashing plan is the largest among recent workforce reductions that have impacted the US tech sector

Business

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Maruti Suzuki’s concept electric SUV eVX launched at Auto Expo 2023. (Photo by arrangement)

Auto Expo 2023 kicks off, Maruti Suzuki unveils concept electric SUV 'eVX'

This Concept SUV eVX is slated to hit the Indian market by 2025

Elon Musk (AP file image)

Musk to resign as Twitter CEO once he finds 'someone foolish' enough as successor

Wall Street calls for Musk to step down had been growing for weeks and even Tesla bulls have questioned his focus on Twitter

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on Wednesday directed Google to pay 10 per cent of the Rs 1,337.76-crore penalty imposed on the tech giant by fair trade regulator CCI. (AP)

NCLAT directs Google to pay 10% of Rs 1,337.76 cr penalty; admits appeal for hearing

A two-member bench declined to grant any immediate stay the operations of Competition Commission of India (CCI) penalty

Sports

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 Argentina's captain and forward #10 Lionel Messi lifts the FIFA World Cup Trophy as he celebrate with teammates winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup final football match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, on December 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Messi and Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup

Argentina defeated France 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to win the World Cup for the third time

Argentina's captain and forward #10 Lionel Messi, his wife Antonela Roccuzzo pose with the FIFA World Cup Trophy after Argentina won the Qatar 2022 World Cup final football match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, on December 18, 2022. (Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Messi says will continue Argentina career after World Cup win

Messi has played 172 times for Argentina, scoring 98 goals since making his debut in 2005

India’s players celebrate the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan Miraz during the fifth day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on December 18, 2022. (Munir uz ZAMAN / AFP)

India beat Bangladesh by 188 runs in first Test match

The second and final Test starts on December 22 in Mirpur

Science

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ISRO's PSLV-C53/DS-EO and 2 other co-passenger satellites being launched from the second launch pad, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. This was the second dedicated commercial mission of the space agency's commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). (PTI Photo)

ISRO launches 3 Singapore satellites in dedicated commercial mission

With this successful mission on Thursday, the PSLV rocket has launched 345 foreign satellites belonging to 36 countries since 1999

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

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 | Sex isn't about quantity, so stop counting

Dr Narayana Reddy answers your queries on sex, sexuality and relationship

A couple can, in normal cases, resume sex about three weeks after child birth. But they should be extra careful if the woman has had episiotomy (cutting the perineum so as to avoid uncontrolled tearing during child birth and then stitching up the torn portion) or caesarian surgery

Is sex during pregnancy, safe?

Sex during pregnancy is safe and healthy provided there are no contraindications

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

Metros

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Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, at a polling station in Krishna Nagar area, in East Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)

Polling underway for civic polls in Delhi amid tight security

The AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that they will emerge victorious in the polls while the Congress is seeking to regain lost turf

Voters wait in a queue to cast their votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections 2022, at Chand Bagh area in East Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (PTI Photo)

MCD polls: CM Kejriwal urges to vote for making Delhi clean, beautiful city

Polling started at 8 am and will continue till 5:30 pm. The votes will be counted on December 7

 A man walks amid low visibility due to smog, at Kartavya Path in New Delhi, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. A layer of pungent haze lingered over Delhi on Saturday morning as the city's air quality neared the "severe" zone. (PTI Photo)

Delhi's air quality nears 'severe' zone; GRAP stage three likely to kick in

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi stood at 398 at 11 am, worsening from 357 at 4 pm on Friday

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