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Anger Management: Is screaming therapeutic for women?

From Australia to the US, Sweden and India, scream therapy seems to be gaining ground with women. But the concept first advanced in 1970 by American psychologist Arthur Janov has left experts unimpressed

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What is Neuralink? Will it allow Elon Musk to tap into the human mind?

Elon Musk's brain-computer interface company Neuralink wants to put coin-sized implants into human beings. It aims at allowing the mind to control complex electronic devices, letting people with paralysis regain motor function, restoring vision, and treating brain diseases

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Cover Story: The long and interesting history of condoms on World AIDS Day

While there are a number of ways to prevent the spread of AIDS, condoms are undoubtedly the best way to prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Let’s take a look at the world’s first condom and its evolution

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Explained: Why actor Vijay Deverakonda was grilled for hours by Enforcement Directorate

Vijay Deverakonda was questioned with regard to alleged Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) violations in connection with the funding of the film ‘Liger’. The ED began investigating after a complaint from Congress Telangana leader Bakka Judson

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Dharavi Redevelopment goes to Adani: What is this mega project?

The much-awaited Dharavi Redevelopment Project has finally moved forward with the Adani Group emerging the victor with its Rs 5,069 crore bid. The project, whose development has been stalled for the past two decades, aims to rehabilitate 6.5 lakh slum dwellers in seven years

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Explained: Why banning porn doesn’t guarantee a drop in sexual assault cases

News of a 10-year-old being raped and murdered, allegedly by a porn-addicted teenager, has raised the old demand of banning X-rated content online. But studies show countries which loosened porn restrictions witnessed a decrease in sex crimes and experts say porn may act a ‘safety valve' for men

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What is the collegium system and why Centre and Supreme Court are at loggerheads over it?

The collegium system is a way to appoint judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts. Recently, the Supreme Court also pressed the Centre to clear recommendations made by the collegium. The central government has sent back 19 names recommended by the group for appointment as HC judges

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Explained: Why RBI is launching e-rupee in India

Four banks including SBI and ICICI will participate in the launch of the Central Bank Digital Rupee (CBDC) which will initially cover four cities — Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Bhubaneswar. While some experts remain cautious about the concept, others are downright enthusiastic

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Explained: There is more to the US-Iran FIFA World Cup match than football

While one could argue acrimonious relations are the norm between the two countries who severed diplomatic ties in the wake of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, much has changed since they last met in 1998 amid hopes of a thaw

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Counter-Strike: How the Indian Army is training kites to fight Pakistani drones

Taking a cue from the Netherlands and France, India is now training birds of prey to take on enemy drones. The move comes in the backdrop of incidents of unmanned aerial vehicles bringing drugs, arms, and ammunition across the border more than doubling from 2021

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Another Shraddha Walkar-like murder: How mother, son plotted to kill Delhi man, then stored body parts in fridge

Anjan Das was murdered in May allegedly by his wife Poonam and his stepson Deepak. Poonam said she was enraged to discover Das had sold her jewellery and sent the money to his first wife, while Deepak said he went along with the plot as the victim had harassed his wife

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Why approval for Bharat Biotech’s iNCOVACC, world’s first intranasal COVID vaccine, is a big deal

Bharat Biotech says iNCOVACC has several advantages including being non-invasive and needle-free. Trained healthcare workers are not required to administer it, and it can eliminate needle-associated risks such as injuries and infections

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Explained: Why Iran wants US thrown out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The call comes as the US prepares to face Iran in a decisive World Cup match already freighted by the decades of enmity between the countries and the nationwide protests challenging Tehran’s theocratic government

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Revealed: How Navjot Singh Sidhu dropped 34 kg in jail

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s aide and former MLA Navtej Singh Cheema said the Congress leader is ‘feeling really good’. After spending six months in jail, Sidhu has lost weight because of meditating, practising yoga and doing exercise every day

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Explained: Why India-Australia defence exercise is another warning shot across China’s bows

Austra Hind 22 comes amid India’s lingering border stand-off with China in Ladakh and tensions between Canberra and its fifth largest trading partner Beijing on the rise. As Australia and India continue to deepen economic bonds, experts call it a ‘watershed moment’ for the two countries

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Once nearly dead, ancient Manx language is now talk of this town

For centuries, Manx — part of the Celtic language family like Irish and Scottish Gaelic — was how people on the Isle of Man communicated in their everyday lives. But by the 19th Century, the English language had overtaken it

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Madhya Pradesh teen suffers from ‘werewolf syndrome’: What is it? Is there a cure?

Lalit Patidar, 17, from Nandleta village, said he was diagnosed with the condition at the age of six. Less than 50 cases of hypertrichosis have been recorded since it was first documented in 1648

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Amruta Fadnavis jumps into Shivaji row: All the times Devendra Fadnavis' wife hit headlines

From claiming traffic congestion causes divorce to jumping to the defence of Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari amid the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj row, Amruta Fadnavis has shown a penchant for making news

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Explained: Why Hungary PM's football scarf has led to a diplomatic outrage

Viktor Orban donned a scarf depicting ‘Greater Hungary’ – the historical Hungarian kingdom that contained almost all of what is today Slovakia and large parts of other neighbouring countries including Ukraine, Austria, Croatia, Serbia – to a soccer match on 20 November. Now they are seething

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Who is Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, India's Republic Day chief guest?

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has been the president of Egypt since 2014. The former general took power after overthrowing Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected and first civilian president

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