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How CM Hemant Soren’s ‘mining lease to himself’ has helped BJP demand his disqualification

Soren holds charge of both mining & environment departments, which 'cleared' mining lease to his company last year. BJP called for disqualification under Representation of the People Act.

Science, body or genes? How slight women like Harshada Sharad win medals in weightlifting

Weightlifting actually helps women build a toned physique as it is the most efficient way towards weight loss while retaining muscles.

La Niña, climate change — why Indian subcontinent got scorched so early & for so long this year

While heat waves are common this time of the year and peak in May, the ongoing heat wave was first declared uncharacteristically early on 11 March.

2nd Covid shot from Serum Institute, Rs 225/dose: All about Covovax, new jab approved for teens

Covovax, developed by US company Novavax & manufactured in India by Serum Institute, is a protein-based vaccine developed from SARS-CoV-2 strain.

Karachi University bombing latest attack by ‘restructured’, more aggressive Baloch insurgency

Three Chinese nationals were among 4 civilians killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing at Pakistan’s Karachi University.

Soaring mercury, long power outages & more — why ‘coal shortage’ has states & Modi govt squabbling  

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh are facing some of the longest power cuts in the country, as a heatwave sweeps over India.

Macron winning second term in France is politically & historically significant. Here’s why

One of only 4 presidents to be re-elected since 1958, Macron's win triggered angry protests in Paris & Lyon. Macron's majority over far-Right rival Marine Le Pen was halved.

What’s the BA.2.12.1 Omicron sub-lineage, reported to be behind the renewed Covid surge in Delhi

BA.2.12.1, along with its sister lineage BA.2.12 , was also reported to be behind the Covid surge in the US this month. Delhi reported 965 new cases of Covid Friday.

Do you share your Netflix password? You could be key to streaming giant’s recovery from ‘slump’

After pandemic high, Netflix suffered first drop in subscribers in 10 years. To turn fortunes around, it’s looking to ‘monetise’ password-sharing feature, among other measures.

BJP’s bulldozer began life as humble earth-mover in US. Indians just call it ‘JCB’

Images of bulldozers rolling down the streets of Jahangirpuri in Delhi have taken the internet by storm. These machines were initially developed as an alternative to tractors.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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