Heavy September rains ensure normal monsoon for third straight year

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India’s 2021 monsoon season officially came to an end on Thursday, marking a third consecutive year of normal summer rains and setting the stage for another year of record-high kharif crop production. Strong precipitation in September almost made up for the patchy performance in end July and most of August, the official forecaster said. The … Read more

Unapologetically unfiltered, Rick Owens is fashion’s ultimate antagonist

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Written by Nick Remsen, CNN CNN Style is one of the official media partners of Paris Fashion Week. See all coverage here. Paris-based designer Rick Owens has been called many things in his long career. An antihero, a goth, fashion’s “prince of darkness.” He’s been labeled as such because of his proclivity for a largely … Read more

No political objective, says Bhupesh Baghel on Chhattisgarh Congress MLAs Delhi visit

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A day after Chhattisgarh Congress MLAs landed in Delhi, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said that their visit does not have a political objective. “The MLAs can’t even go anywhere? If someone has gone there, it shouldn’t be seen from a political angle. If a politician is going somewhere, it’s obvious that he’ll meet … Read more

Low voter turnout recorded in high-voltage Bhabanipur by-poll seat

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Low voter turnout was recorded in high-voltage Bhabanipur by-poll seat from the morning, amid triangular fight being witnessed between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal and CPI-M candidate Srijib Biswas. Polling took place in Murshidabad’s Samserganj and Jangipur. The high-profile assembly constituency of Bhabanipur recorded a polling percentage of 53.32 % … Read more

Top Republicans rub shoulders with extremists in secretive rightwing group, leak reveals

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A leaked document has revealed the membership list of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP), showing how it provides opportunities for elite Republicans, wealthy entrepreneurs, media proprietors and pillars of the US conservative movement to rub shoulders with anti-abortion and anti-Islamic extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors rightwing hate groups, describes … Read more

Lowden breaks cycling’s hour record

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Lowden is a time trial specialist Britain’s Joss Lowden has broken cycling’s hour record for women. The 33-year-old rider posted a distance of 48.405km in one hour, beating the record by 398m in the Grenchen Velodrome, Switzerland. The Drops-Le Col-Tempur rider beat Italian Vittoria Bussi’s distance of 48.007km set in 2018. “I was bit dramatic … Read more

Eyes on the supply-side: Disruptions could lead to further price increases

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The Covid-induced global lockdowns in 2020 ignited supply chain disruptions, which, in turn, paved the way for a great loss of global demand. Consequently, oil prices plummeted significantly to levels last seen in 2002, and indices of Commodity Research Bureau (CRB), Baltic Dry, London Metal Exchange and S&P GSCI tumbled to multi-year lows. This plunge … Read more

A Pill to Treat COVID Could Be Just Months Away

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By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Friday, September 24, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blood pressure, Kelly, a certified nursing assistant, was having trouble breathing, symptoms serious enough to send her to … Read more