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Inside India's real-life Hogwarts in Assam: Black magic, witchcraft, human sacrifice

The dark arts have always been a subject of intrigue. From movies to books, may it be the famous Harry Potter series or Coven, dark arts have had a strange fascination over people. What if we told you that India has a Hogwarts of sorts, where dark magic is taught and practised?

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Science Wrap: NASA's anti-asteroid satellite, the first cloned Arctic wolf

Apart from NASA's desperate attempts to get the Artemis-1 mission back on schedule; a cute Arctic wolf pup from China, a Don't Look Up-esque situation regarding an asteroid, as well as a disturbing new study that links nightmares and dementia, make up this week's science updates that you might have missed.

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The Rs 22,000-crore ABG Shipyard Case: A timeline of India's biggest bank fraud

Rishi Agarwal, the chief of ABG Shipyard was arrested recently. After his arrest, assets worth Rs 2,700 crore of the company were frozen by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Here's how the drama of India's biggest banking fraud has unraveled over the years.

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Exquisite Cadavers by Meena Kandasamy: Of novelists who survived

Earlier this week, author and poet Meena Kandasamy won the Hermann Kesten Prize given by the PEN Centre in Germany's Darmstadt – awarded annually to those who stand up for the rights of persecuted authors and journalists. Her entire body of work is so critical for every modern thinking reader to engage with, that one must not lose any opportunity to talk about it.

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Sri Lanka's economic crisis is not over: What you need to know

Sri Lanka's economic crisis doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon. The little island nation with a population of 2.19 crore is experiencing an economic disaster not seen in the last seven decades.

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Why India doesn't have a permanent seat at United Nations Security Council

In his message to the world leaders at UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Zelenskyy questioned why India, Japan Brazil and Ukraine are not permanent members of the UNSC? The five permanent members are UK, China, US, Russia and France.

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Jupiter will be closest to Earth in 59 years on Sep 26: When and how you can spot it

In a rare astronomical event, Jupiter will come closest to the Earth in a few days. The largest planet in the solar system had come this close to Earth 59 years back.

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The Adam Levine Cheating Scandal, in a nutshell

Following a series of accusations, leaked messages and apologies, here is the entire scandal surrounding Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine summed (or should we say 'Sumnered') up.

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Your pilot dozes off while flying... a startling number does, says a survey

Approximately 66% of the 542 Indian pilots who participated in a recent study on "daytime sleepiness" acknowledged falling asleep in the cockpit without alerting the rest of the crew. They also admitted to having micro episodes of nodding off. 

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Why did RBI cancel Laxmi Co-operative Bank's licence?

The RBI has cancelled the licence of Maharashtra-based The Laxmi Co-operative Bank Ltd with effect from September 22, 2022, because the bank had inadequate capital to run its affairs, did not have enough earning prospects and continuing the bank's operations would have affected public interest adversely.

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Roger Federer's last game, at Laver Cup, is with Rafael Nadal by his side

Eight days after announcing his retirement, Swiss tennis great Roger Federer on Friday (September 23) will team up with long-time rival and friend Rafael Nadal for the final match of his career at Laver Cup. The Federer-Nadal pair will represent Team Europe against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at London's O2 Arena.

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War in Ukraine: Exodus from Russia as mobilisation of reserve forces starts; Zelensky asks Russians to protest

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to mobilise the reserve forces has led to an exodus over the country's borders. Even draft-age Russians (18-65) were rushing out of the country after Putin's order of calling up 3,00,000 military reservists to join the troops in Ukraine.

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When a CEO is fired, the Golden Parachute clause kicks in. What does it mean?

The Golden Parachute clause helps a CEO (or any top leader of a company) sail through the balance period of his tenure, in case he is terminated before his term ends. Though this practice is now called unethical by some, it came into place to protect to protect CEOs and investors from hostile takeovers.

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