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Tigress spotted with snare on neck in Nagpur's Pench reserve

A tigress has been spotted wandering with a snare around her neck at Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra's Nagpur district, an official said on Thursday. A photograph from a camera trap in Maikepar beat of Nagalwadi range on Wednesday showed that the big cat identified as T41 has a snare around her neck, deputy director of the reserve stated in a release.

Sports

Shakib Al Hasan joins Pushpa trend, mimics Allu Arjun’s famous step after dismissing Faf du Plessis

The Allu Arjun-starrer Pushpa: The Rise has not only become an overnight sensation but also a trendsetter with many cricketers. The third player in the BPL to mimic Allu Arjun is none other than veteran Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib performed the step after claiming the wicket of former South African skipper Faf du Plessis during a league match between Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal.

Politics

After two years of strict lockdown, North Korea slowly reopens border

After spending two years in a strict lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea may finally be opening up slowly. The reason could reflect a growing sense of recognition by the leadership that the nation badly needs to win outside economic relief. The North's tentative reopening is seen in the apparent resumption of North Korean freight train traffic into neighbouring China.

Technology

Google Maps introduces India-first ‘Plus Codes’ feature

Google on Thursday announced the launch of an India-first feature on Google Maps where users can access their current location to find the 'plus codes' address for their home. Plus codes are free, open-sourced, digital addresses that provide accurate addresses for locations, including for places that don't have accurate formal addresses.

Entertainment

Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files poster features at New York’s Times Square

Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri's upcoming film The Kashmir Files saw its poster featuring at the Times Square tower in the Big Apple on the occasion of India's 73rd Republic Day. Vivek took to his social media on Thursday to share the news with his followers. He tweeted a video capturing the film's digital poster at the 'Times Square' tower. He wrote, "HISTORIC. #TheKashmirFiles at Times Square, Manhattan.

Business

Cloud kitchen brands aggregator Curefoods merges with Swiggy-backed Maverix

Cloud kitchen brand aggregator Curefoods has announced its merger with Iron Pillar-backed cloud kitchen player Maverix. As part of the deal, Maverix will be merging its business with Curefoods and thus accelerating the latter’s manufacturing capabilities and market presence. Maverix, which had earlier raised investment from Swiggy, Accel Partners and Zephyr Peacock, opeartes 50 cloud kitchens across Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

Miscellaneous

ICRAR shares pictures of strange object spotted in Milky Way galaxy

Australian researchers have discovered something which astronomers had so far never seen, a strange spinning object caught their eye from the Milky Way galaxy. The object was first spotted by a university student working on his undergraduate thesis. Later, it was astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker, who led the investigation using a telescope in the Western Australian outback known as the Murchison Widefield Array.