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At 6am, when much of Chennai experiences its last few REM cycles, a handful of rowers at the Madras Boat Club (MBC) can be seen dragging their boats out of the dock and entering the Adyar river. In twos, fours, eights and sometimes the rare single scull, they splice through the ripples of the once-sedate waterbody with a gentle ease and unwavering focus. Everything is quiet except for the bird calls and the rippling water underneath. The only interruptions are the occasional instructions to steer the boat right; and the consistent thump of moving oars.“When the boat cuts through the…

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Athletic Bilbao broke a 40-year spell by clinching the Copa del Rey title in a thrilling penalty shootout victory against Real Mallorca, following a tense 1-1 draw in extra time.In a showdown at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, the Basque squad claimed their 24th trophy, trailing only behind Barcelona’s 31 titles, by narrowly overcoming the underdog challenge from Mallorca.The match saw Dani Rodriguez putting Mallorca in the lead in the first half, swiftly countered by Oihan Sancet’s equalizer after the break, leading to a deadlock until the decisive penalty shootout.Julen Agirrezabala, Athletic’s goalkeeper, emerged as a hero by thwarting Manu…

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World Health Day is observed on April 7 to raise awareness about pressing health issues, promote healthy lifestyles, and advocate for universal access to quality healthcare. The theme of World Health Day 2024 is “My health, my right”. “This year’s theme was chosen to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education, and information, as well as safe drinking water, clean air, good nutrition, quality housing, decent working and environmental conditions, and freedom from discrimination,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Health concerns in India encompass a broad spectrum of issues, reflecting the…

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi police have recovered the car belonging to Mallika Nadda, the wife of (BJP) National President JP Nadda, from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Sunday.The car, a Fortuner, was reported stolen from Govindpuri area in Delhi on March 19. Two individuals have been apprehended in connection with the theft. The incident occurred when the vehicle’s driver left it unattended in Govindpuri after a service.Subsequently, a report was lodged with the police, prompting an investigation. CCTV footage revealed the SUV heading towards Gurugram with a Himachal Pradesh license plate, officials said.The recovery marks a significant development in…

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Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s daughter, Isha Ambani, stepped out in Mumbai recently to attend a book launch event. Reportedly, Isha launched the book ‘Being “Breast Aware”: What Every Woman Must Know’ at India Breast Meeting 2024. Isha chose an ethnic ensemble for the occasion and styled it with minimal accessories and makeup picks. She wore an aqua blue embroidered anarkali at the affair, serving her fans with an outfit that will inspire your at-home looks for intimate functions and pre-wedding celebrations. Isha Ambani clicked at a book launch event. (HT Photo/Varinder Chawla) Isha Ambani attends an event dressed in…

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NEW DELHI: New Zealand government on Sunday implemented alterations to an employment visa program, citing concerns over “unsustainable” net migration and indicating the possibility of additional adjustments in the future.The modifications include the introduction of an English-language requirement and a reduction in the maximum continuous stay for various lower-skilled positions under the Accredited Employer Worker Visa, according to a statement released on Sunday.Most roles covered by the program will now require minimum skill and work experience criteria.“These changes are the start of a more comprehensive work programme to create a smarter immigration system that manages net migration, responds to our…

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Trading in MCX gold and silver contracts can be a rollercoaster ride, influenced not only by market dynamics but also by the psychological factors that govern traders’ decision- making processes. Delving into the psychology of trading reveals the complex interplay of emotions that can impact trading outcomes. In this article, we’ll explore the common emotions that affect traders and strategies to manage emotions effectively in MCX Gold and Silver trading.1. Fear and Greed:Understanding Fear and Greed: Fear and greed are two dominant emotions that drive market participants. Fear of losing money can lead to hesitation, missed opportunities, and impulsive decision-making,…

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Bihar Board compartment exam 2024: The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has released the Bihar Board Inter and Matric Special and Compartmental examination schedule 2024.According to a tweet from the BSEB, the Class 12th examinations are set to take place from April 29 to May 11, 2024. The Bihar Board’s 12th Inter Special and Compartment Examination, 2024, will be held in two sessions.The morning session runs from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM, and the afternoon session runs from 2:00 PM to 5:15 PM.Examinees will get an extra 15 minutes called “Cool off” time. This time is for them to read…

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NEW DELHI: Despite a valiant century from skipper Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bengaluru faced a setback as Jos Buttler’s scintillating hundred guided Rajasthan Royals to a commanding six-wicket win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Saturday.Reflecting on the match, RCB skipper Faf Du Plessis acknowledged the challenges posed by the tricky wicket in the first innings, which transformed into a batting paradise later due to dew.He also took note of RCB’s sloppy fielding. “I think we found the wicket tricky in the first innings. I thought 190 was a good score, think we could have added 10-15 runs…

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Virat Kohli scored a record-extending 8th IPL century on Saturday to answer those who are doubting his form in the shortest format and whether he should be picked in the T20 World Cup squad. But despite the hundred, his strike rate in T20s continues to be questioned, especially after Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) lost the game to Rajasthan Royals.Kohli’s 72-ball 113 not out, which included 12 fours and 4 sixes, wasn’t enough as Rajasthan rode on Jos Buttler’s 100 not out in 58 balls to overhaul RCB’s 183 for 3 in 19.1 overs for a six-wicket win in Jaipur.Kohli’s hundred…

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