From an ‘Intermediate’ black hole, to tax rules for gamers: 5 stories you might have missed today

Maleesha Kharwal, a 15-year-old living in the slums of Mumbai, took the internet by storm recently when she became the face of a top Indian skincare brand. When The Indian Express spoke to her earlier this week, she offered a simple piece of advice: “Never give up on your dream because your dreams matter.”

Speaking of reaching for the stars (excuse the lame pun), astronomers from the European Space Agency discovered a rare ‘intermediate’ black hole in our cosmic neighbourhood.

With the news cycle dominated by the controversy surrounding the new Parliament building and AAP leader Satyendar Jain’s health taking a turn for the worse, you might have missed out on some of our special stories and ground reports today.

Here’s a rundown of five must-read stories for you to check out

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    The myth of breaking the glass ceiling

    In our opinion section today, IPS officer Shraddha Pandey writes on how despite more women having made it to the civil services this year, equality at home and at the workplace remains a challenge. “There is hardly any talk of an equal ecosystem at home,” she writes. 

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    Online gamers must know these new tax rules

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    From Bandra slums to a heroine with blue ticks

    “Never give up on your dreams…because your dreams matter”.

    These were the words of 15-year-old Maleesha Kharwa, who recently took the Internet by storm after she became the face of a campaign by Forest Essentials, a skincare brand. From a Bandra slum to a ‘heroine with blue ticks’, read her story here.

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    The Yogi Raj: One killed every fortnight in police encounters

    A crackdown on crime has always been central to Yogi Adityanath’s governance in Uttar Pradesh. But consider this: since he took charge as chief minister in 2017, the state has witnessed 186 encounters, an investigation of police records by The Indian Express revealed. This works out to more than one alleged criminal being killed by the police every 15 days.

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    ‘Intermediate’ black hole in our cosmic neighbourhood