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Mindy Kaling talks about ‘breastfeeding guilt’ experienced by many mothers: ‘I felt total panic’

Mindy Kaling has always been super relatable and interesting on social media, sharing snippets of her life — from fashion to cooking, and spending time with her two children Katherine and Spencer. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price The mother-of-two recently shared a video on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, in which she talked about something called ‘mom guilt’. Parents go through many kinds of guilt, but there is one that pertains exclusively to breastfeeding. While it is said to be beneficial to both the mother and her baby, sometimes, women are not able to produce enough milk to be able to breastfeed, or there may be other factors stopping them from doing it. Kaling wrote on Instagram that when she had her kids, she “always assumed [she] would bre...
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AAP does not discriminate based on caste, religion: Party MP at 2-day training camp in Gurgaon

Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Gupta Thursday said that unlike other political parties, AAP does not discriminate on the basis of caste or religion. Gupta was speaking at AAP Haryana’s two-day Prashikshan Shivir (training camp) in Gurgaon, organised to discuss party’s affairs and strategy in Haryana. “All other political parties discriminate on the basis of caste and religion. AAP jaati ke aadhar pe bhed bhav nhi karti. (AAP does not discriminate on the basis of caste). We have given ticket to candidates only on the merit of a particular candidate and not on considerations of caste, gender… Haryana mein sirf jaati aur dharm ke naam pe abi rajneeti ho rhi hai. Inke naam pe ladaya ja raha hai (At the moment, in Haryana, politics is being done only on the basis of caste and religi...
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Mamata Banerjee leaves for Delhi to attend Niti Aayog programme, meeting with PM Modi likely

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday afternoon left Kolkata for a four-day trip to New Delhi, where she was likely to meet senior opposition leaders, besides attending a Niti Aayog programme, scheduled to be held on August 7, official sources said. The TMC supremo will also be meeting party MPs at Rajya Sabha member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy’s residence in the national capital, shortly after reaching there in the evening, they said. Banerjee is primarily visiting New Delhi is to take part in the NITI Aayog session, but the sources stated that a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was likely on the cards. According to the official sources, the TMC boss might on Saturday hold discussions over certain political matters with non-Congress opposition leaders at the central h...
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During custody, ED kept me in room that has no window and ventilation: Sanjay Raut tells court

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case, on Thursday told a special court here that during the custody, the central agency kept him a room that had no window and ventilation. Raut told this to special court judge M G Deshpande, designated to hear matters related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), on Thursday. The court extended Raut’s ED custody till August 8. The ED had arrested the Sena MP on Sunday midnight in connection with the alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra ‘Chawl’ (old row tenement) in suburban Goregaon and related financial property transactions involving his wife and alleged associates. On Monday, the court had remanded him in ED custody till August 4. At the end of his ...
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We are not scared of Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi after ED seals Young Indian office

A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sealed the office of Young Indian Ltd at Herald House in Delhi in connection with its probe in money laundering case, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said, “the government is trying to intimidate us. We are not scared of Narendra Modi.” “My duty is to protect the nation, its democracy and maintain harmony. I will keep doing the same”, Gandhi added. The Congress hit out at the Modi government and linked the sealing of Young Indian’s office and the increased deployment of police outside the AICC headquarters to protests planned by the party on Friday on price rise, unemployment and hike in GST rates on essential commodities. The Delhi Police on Wednesday deployed personnel outside the Congress headquarters at 24, Akbar Road. The Congre...
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Monsoon healthcare: With leptospirosis cases on the rise, here’s everything to know about the disease

It was recently reported that amid the ongoing monsoon season, heavy rains and waterlogging situations in the city of Mumbai led to a surge in leptospirosis cases. The health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) even issued an advisory regarding safety measures to follow. Residents have been asked to keep a check on diseases like dengue and leptospirosis, with more water stagnation expected in the coming days. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price What is leptospirosis? For the unversed, leptospirosis is caused by a type of bacteria called ‘leptospira’; it is a zoonotic disease, which can infect both humans and animals like rats, mice, dogs, cows etc. According to Dr Sweta Shah, lead consultant — microbiology and infection prevention — at the...
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Maharashtra govt reinstates suspended DCP Parag Manere

Both Manere and Singh were suspended after a proposal by then director general of police Sanjay Pandey in December last year. The first FIR registered against Singh and 16 other police officers in 2021 was registered by Akola police based on a complaint by Inspector Bhimrao Ghadge. The list of accused includes DCPs Manere and Sanjay Shinde. On July 24, 2021, another FIR was registered in Kopri police where Singh along with DCP Manere and three civilians had been named in the FIR as co-accused. Pandey wanted to suspend Singh, four deputy commissioners and 25 more officers but this proposal was sent back by the then additional chief secretary (home) Manukumar Srivastava. Subsequently, he sent a proposal to suspend officers with more than two FIRs against them. As a result, only Parambir ...
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Cracks appear on Ultadanga flyover

Motorists and local residents on Wednesday spotted cracks that have developed on a section of the VIP Road-bound arm of the Ultadanga flyover, raising concern over safety. Engineers from the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) visited the spot and did an initial inspection of the two cracks that were spotted. According to one of the engineers, the cracks do not affect the safety of the flyover. However, a detailed inspection will be carried out by experts in the next few days, sources said. The flyover, which was commissioned 11 years ago, has been plagued with issues. In 2013, a portion of the EM Bypass bound arm of the flyover collapsed because of faulty bearings. In November last year, health inspection of the flyover was done. The EM Bypass-bound arm was closed for veh...
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Noida prepares for twin tower demolition; more than 60 experts to be involved

As the deadline for demolition of the Supertech twin towers nears, police in Noida Tuesday granted a no-objection certificate (NOC) to Edifice Engineering, the firm responsible for carrying out the demolition. DCP (headquarters) Rambadan Singh said, “Edifice Engineering, which has been given the responsibility for the demolition of Supertech twin towers, had filed a letter before the Noida Police for granting an NOC. It has been issued under the Explosives Rules along with requisite terms and conditions.” The twin towers — Apex and Ceyane — are scheduled to be demolished on August 21 with a cushion period of one week till August 28, as per the directions of the Supreme Court on May 17,  for violating regulations on the distance between buildings. Sources said the Central Building Resear...
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Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS dropped ‘swim gloves’ which sold out quickly; confused netizens ask ‘why’

There are some clothing pieces that make no sense whatsoever, and people cannot understand their need and necessity. Kim Kardashian‘s shapewear and clothing brand SKIMS has come up with one such accessory that has been confusing people; Twitter is having a field day. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price The accessory in question is a pair of gloves. They aren’t your ordinary wear-it-in-the-cold gloves, and neither are they a part of fashionable attire. They are being sold as something you would wear to a… pool! Called ‘swim gloves’, reports suggest that the $48 (INR 3,768) elbow-length gloves sold out soon after they were released recently, making many bewildered netizens scratch their heads. The question they have been asking is, who is buying them and why a...
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Taiwan scrambles jets as 22 Chinese fighters cross Taiwan Strait median line

Taiwan scrambled jets on Wednesday to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft in its air defence zone, the island’s defence ministry said, adding that 22 of them crossed the median line separating the self-ruled island from China amid rising tensions. China demonstrated its outrage over the highest-level U.S. visit to the island in 25 years by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a burst of military drills around Taiwan, summoning the American ambassador in Beijing and halting several agricultural imports from the island. In the latest uptick in tensions across the sensitive Taiwan Strait, Taiwan said it dispatched aircraft and deployed missile systems to “monitor” the Chinese activities into its air defence identification zone, or ADIZ. Taiwan, which China claims as its own t...
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Thailand organises series of events to mark 75 years of diplomatic ties with India

India and Thailand Monday celebrated the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and in tune with the same a series of events and activities have been planned throughout this year to reflect the multi-faceted cooperation between both sides. To celebrate the 75th year of relations between both sides, the Royal Thai Embassy has organized a series of celebratory events all throughout the year. These include the textile seminar and exhibition in Varanasi, Kolkata and Delhi last month, and the painting exhibition at the Lalit Kala Academy in August, which have been supported by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The Embassy also plans to bring young entrepreneurs from the North Eastern Region of India to visit Thailand in September. The Thai Consulate-Gen...
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Day after raids, National Herald office sealed by ED

The Enforcement Directorate has sealed the office of National Herald, instructing that the premises not be opened without prior permission from the agency, ANI reported. The ED had on Tuesday conducted search operations at Herald House in Delhi, among 12 locations, in connection with its money laundering probe in the National Herald case. Herald House is the registered office address of Associate Journals Limited (AJL), the National Herald newspaper’s publisher, which is under probe over its acquisition by Young Indian, a firm linked to the Gandhi family. A day later on Wednesday, Congress alleged that the ED has become a “tool” in the hands of the Centre to “destroy” Opposition parties. Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also said that the party was not being allowed t...
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Centre withdraws Data Protection Bill

Union Information and Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Wednesday withdrew a data protection bill that has been under consideration for several years, a government official said. The legislation had alarmed big tech companies. Civil society groups had also criticised the open-ended exceptions given to the government in the Bill, allowing for surveillance. A notice calling for the withdrawal earlier said that reasons for the withdrawal had been circulated to Parliament members, without elaborating, Reuters reported. TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq...
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Delhi transport department invites tender from fleet owners to train women as taxi drivers

The Delhi transport department has begun the process of providing free training to women who want to work as taxi drivers and invited expression of interest from fleet owners/aggregators operating in the national capital for the training of those interested. The expenditure incurred on the training will be shared between the transport department and the aggregators in a 50:50 ratio, according to the notice. The department asked aggregators to submit their acceptance by August 15. It has also shared a form on its website where the eligible and interested women seeking employment can apply online till the same date. The training will be conducted at the in-house driving training centres set up by the government at Burari, Loni and Sarai Kale Khan, said officials. Officials said after succ...
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In several states, digital tools gap in government schools

In at least 10 states in India, less than 10% of schools are equipped with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools, according to data tabled by the government in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The data was sourced from the Unified District Information System for Education Plus 2020-21, which significantly showed that as the country entered the Covid pandemic and classrooms turned virtual, few children had prior exposure to ICT. TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);...
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West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee set to carry out reshuffle of state Cabinet

The cabinet reshuffle, the first since the TMC returned to power for the third consecutive term last year, is likely to be one of the biggest since the party came to power in the state in 2011, according to news agency PTI.  Banerjee had announced the cabinet reshuffle on Monday after carrying out a major overhaul in her party. She had said that four-five new faces would be inducted into the new cabinet, while a similar number of members of the present cabinet would be utilised for party work. Some portfolios might also be reshuffled among the existing cabinet ministers. The likely rejig is being seen as an attempt at an image makeover by the party hit by the jobs scam probe. Chatterjee, who was the virtual number two both in the TMC and the government, was stripped of all ministerial...
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Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Who is a lactation consultant and when to see one?

Many nursing mothers go to a lactation consultant, who is a health professional specialising in breastfeeding. They offer advice, support and guidance to women who choose to breastfeed. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price “A lactation expert is usually needed in the first few weeks after delivery, when your baby is still learning how to feed themselves from your breast. You can visit or consult a lactation specialist during pregnancy, after birth, several weeks into breastfeeding or even after several months into breastfeeding,” says Dr Varija Pai, consultant-lactation, Motherhood Hospital, Banashankari, Bangalore. According to the doctor, breastfeeding is a personal choice. “But, it is advised to breastfeed for at least the first 6 months. Some mothers choose ...
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US Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, raising China tensions

Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tensions between China and the United States. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, to be annexed by force if necessary, and views visits by foreign government officials as recognition of the island’s sovereignty. #WATCH | US aircraft carrying House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taipei, Taiwan. (Source: Reuters) pic.twitter.com/pOpl9NHaio — ANI (@ANI) August 2, 2022   China had warned of “resolute and strong measures” if Pelosi went ahead with the trip. The Biden administration did not explicitly urge her to call it off, while seeking to assure Beijing it would not signal any change in U.S. policy on Taiwan. Pelosi is on an Asian tour this week that is being closely watched to see if she will defy China’s warnings again...
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Heart transplant survivors form human chain in Mumbai to raise awareness

Ahead of the National Heart Transplant Day on August 3, heart transplant survivors from across Maharashtra formed a human heart chain in Mumbai Tuesday to raise awareness about heart transplant. August 3 is observed as the National Heart Transplant Day every year and coincidentally, Maharashtra recorded its first heart transplant on August 3, 2015. A 42-year-old brain dead woman from Pune was flown in by a team of doctors in Mumbai for her heart to be transplanted to 22-year-old Anwar Khan. Till date, more than 175 heart transplants have been carried out in Maharashtra, with the majority of them being done in Mumbai and Pune. In Mumbai the Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital will be lit in red throughout the week. Tuesday, several heart transplant survivors were felicitated at a functi...