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She enrolled in the London School of Medicine and qualified as a doctor in 1894 (Photo: Google)

Google celebrates India's first lady doctor Rukhmabai Raut with a doodle

Born to Jayantibai and Janardhan in present-day Mumbai, she was married off when she was 11 to Dadaji Bhikaji.

Laura Coryton said she opposed retaining the tax to safeguard the money raised for charity. (Photo: Facebook)

British women’s taxes on tampons pay for domestic abuse

Laura Coryton, 24, started the Stop Taxing Periods campaign in May 2014 while still a student.

Conyers is the latest public figure to be accused of sexual harassment in an ever-widening scandal following the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in October. (Photo: AP)

Fired employee accuses US law maker says he urged her to touch his penis

Conyers is the most senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee expected to head the party if it gains a majority in 2018 elections.

The advertisement also prompted the Indian High Commission in Canberra to lodge a complaint with the Australian government asking for its removal. (Photo: Youtube Screengrab)

Win for Australian Hindus as watchdog rules ad featuring Lord Ganesh inappropriate

Members of the Hindu community of Australia filed a complaint claiming it had hurt their religious sentiments.

World

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Savaan Mundae, aeronautics student from Buckinghamshire New University who was training to be a commercial pilot, died with his instructor Jaspal Bahra in the Cessna 152 on November 17. (Photo: File/Representational)

UK: Mid-air collision between aircraft, chopper kills 2 Indian-origin pilots

Air accident experts are still investigating the cause behind the collision.

On this historic Tuesday afternoon, the chamber was not big enough to accommodate all the lawmakers and senators who rushed to initiate impeachment against the former independence hero turned pariah. (Photo: AFP)

How Mugabe’s impeachment session became Zimbabwe’s reassertion of free speech

The session served as an outlet for elected officials, who took the opportunity to denounce the excesses of Mugabe’s authoritarian regime.

A new set of sexual harassment allegations were hurled against Bill Clinton recently by 4 women, according to highly placed Democratic Party sources. (Photo: File)

Bill Clinton may join Weinstein, Spacey on sexual predator list

Democratic Party and Clinton legal team sources have confirmed that 4 women might file lawsuits accusing Clinton of sexual misdemeanour.

Business

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Among the top four countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the report noted that India has the highest digital adoption, digital banking account sign-up and utilisation.

India 4th in online fraud, digital adoption still high

Out of the three sectors, Indian retail merchants experienced high fraud rates of as much as 5 per cent of total Gross Merchandise Value.

Tata Teleservices customers are being shifted to the Airtel mobile network under an intra circle roaming (ICR) arrangement between the two companies. (Photo: AFP)

Transition to Airtel to begin from Wednesday

These customers will be able to enjoy uninterrupted services on the Airtel network with their existing SIMs.

Arun Jaitley (Photo: AP)

Defaulters barred from auction

Cabinet okays ordinance to amend Insolvency and Bankruptcy code.

Sports

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Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu (Photo: PTI)

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu sail into Hong Kong 2nd round

Saina staved off a spirited challenge from world no. 44 Mette Poulsen of Denmark to win 21-19, 23-21 in 46 minutes.

Ankita also had her lost no. 1 position in India to Karman Kaur Thandi.

Ankita Raina advances in Mumbai Open

Ankita kept the Indian challenge on along with the pair of Karman Kaur Thandi and Pranjala Yadlapalli in the doubles going into Thursday.

Science

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This photo is made with a drone, a young resident killer whale chases a chinook salmon in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island, Wash. (Photo: AP)

Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

A study suggests that competition from other marine mammals might be bigger problem for a small group of killer whales.

 An artist’s impression of the first interstellar asteroid, `Oumuamua. European Southern Observatory

First-known interstellar asteroid is a unique and shaped like a cigar

It’s thought to be about a quarter-mile long, and about 10 times longer than it is wide.

If these lines are dry, "this suggests that recent Mars has not had considerable volumes of liquid water," the researchers write.

Life on Mars: Streaks may be sand, not water

Mars theory gets dusted; a new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand - not water.

Life

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Spirituality is all about the range of emotions you have, alongside having the right awareness to use them.

Emotions are teachers

Being in touch with one’s emotions is great as they are tools that can teach us invaluable life lessons and introduce us to spirituality.

Their handshake is warm, a hug when required, a pat on the back, all come easy to them. Usually they are passionate about their work. (Photo: Pixabay)

Ancient wisdom: Seven seconds secret!

Being liked is not about intelligence, beauty or success. It is more about sincerity, transparency and empathy for others.

Relationship

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Vikaas Gutgutia, Founder and MD, Ferns N Petals and owner of Udman- India's first wedding hotel, shares some expert tips that one can follow while booking their wedding locations. (Photo: AFP)

Here are tips to plan your perfect wedding

From choosing the right place to deciding the theme well in advance, here are a 5 tips to make sure your wedding stands out from others.

Children who have been spanked by their parents show an increase in behaviour problems relative to children who have never been spanked. (Photo: Pixabay)

Spanking worsens kids' behaviour

The study appears in journal Psychological Science.

Social attitudes have changed as the country has become increasingly globalised and as its vast young population -- more than 50 per cent of the country is under age 30 -- embrace western dating norms (Photo: AFP)

Heartache on sale at Old Flames market in Vietnam

Young people are more open-minded and they want to share deeply and widely to overcome pain, without suffering alone.

Metros

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Illegal parking in front of the BJP office in Nariman Point. (Photo: Debasish Dey)

Illegal parking the norm at vital spots

After minister Gadkari’s offer to pay for pics of illegal parking , The Asian Age visited important sites.

Iqbal Kaskar

2 politicians to be quizzed in Iqbal Kaskar case

The same has also been put in the chargesheet filed in Thane MCOCA court on Tuesday.

Under the policy, the city is divided into three categories — A, B and C — to categorise parking rates.

Residential parking policy starts on pilot basis in SoBo

The scheme is being implemented after a six-month delay.

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