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Akshay Kumar will next be seen in 'Padman.'

Won't stop fight against open defecation after Toilet-Ek Prem Katha success: Akshay

The actor got emotional thanking fans, film fraternity and others in a video post success of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.'

The event was organised to celebrate the paraplegic heroes of our country where the entire concept was to make them experience freedom underwater.

Paraplegic army veterans celebrate Independence day with scuba dive

Initiative sees heroes experience first-ever underwater scuba dive, breaking free from their bodily limitations.

Vince's Instagram handle has more than 35,000 followers (Photo: Facebook)

Meet Vince Brasco aka Mini Hulk, body builder at 4’1”

Instagram sensation who goes by the name Mini Hulk suffers from acondroplasia but can bench press three times his body weight.

 In this Wednesday, June 20, 1990 file photo, Britain's Princess Diana takes shelter under an umbrella while attending the second day of the Royal Ascot horse race meet near London. (Photo: AP)

Diana: the fashionista who shook up the royal dress code

Diana has become a fashion icon -- timeless, elegant, and still so relevant.

World

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The unpredictable and isolated North Korean leader on Tuesday had been briefed by his missile forces on a 'plan for an enveloping fire at Guam', according to the North's official KCNA news agency. (Photo: File)

Kim Jong-Un made very wise decision to back down

The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

The former president tweeted a quote from late South African president Nelson Mandela's 1994 autobiography 'Long Walk to Freedom'. (Photo: File)

Obama's post-Charlottesville message most-liked tweet ever

Obama posted the tweet alongside a picture of himself smiling at a group of children of different races.

Abbasi will be occupying the office till the remaining tenure of PML-N, until mid 2018. (Photo: File)

Pak PM Abbasi expands cabinet, appoints 5 special assistants

With the new induction, Abbasi's cabinet has grown to 57 members, including ministers, ministers of state, advisors and special assistants.

Business

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The Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee warned that prices could start accelerating.

MPC warns inflation rise; says there is space for banks to cut lending rates

The RBI cut the main policy rate by 25 basis points to a more than 6-1/2 year low of 6.00 percent on August 2.

Centre had launched UDAY scheme for taking power distribution companies (discoms) out of financial mess. (Representational Image)

Discoms save Rs 15,000 crore under UDAY scheme

Average Cost of Supply and Average Revenue Realised gaps have come down by almost 14 paise per unit.

Malaysian state-owned oil and natural gas producer Petronas is keen to buy a stake in Indian Oil Corporation's LNG Terminal in Ennore.

Malaysia-owned Petronas expresses interest in IOC's LNG terminal

Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas has expressed interest in taking a stake in the Ennore plant.

Sports

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In a scathing report submitted in the apex court, the two-member COA – comprising Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji – has asked that 'governance, management and administration' of the board be handed over to them. (Photo: AFP)

COA seeks SC directive on removal of top BCCI office-bearers

In its fifth Status Report submitted to the Supreme Court, the COA has also sought the removal of treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry.

“Roop is a better player than me,” Major Dhyan Chand had said about his younger brother Captain Roop Singh. (Photo: Gyanendra singh Chauhan/ Wikimedia Commons))

Captain Roop Singh: The man who outscored Major Dhyan Chand

Captain Roop Singh had outscored his more illustrious brother, Major Dhyan Chand, in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul were involved in a 188-run partnership during the third Test against Sri Lanka. (Photo: AP)

Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul achieve career-best rankings in Tests

All-rounder Hardik Pandya's 96-ball knock of 108 has seen him gain 45 positions to reach a career-best 68th rank among batsmen.

Science

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 The new analysis is based on French military satellite images gathered on March 23, 2014 . (Photo: AFP)

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

The expanse adjoins original search zone far southwest Australia identified via satellite analysis of the final hours of the flight

 A replica of a Chilesaurus diegosuarezi skeleton, a vegetarian dinosaur, exhibited at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo: AFP)

'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

Dinosaurs were the monarchs of Earth for 160 million years until a space rock collided with the planet 65.5 million years ago.

Researchers used a system known as a brain-machine interface (BMI) to better understand how the brain picks up new skills during sleep. (Photo: AFP)

Deep sleep may reinforce new motor skills: Study

Researchers connected neurons in rat brains to implanted electrodes, which controlled a mechanical waterspout.

Life

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Little truth was found in the idea that lesbian or gay parents might encourage or allow more gender nonconformity (Photo: AFP)

Foster child's gender identity isn't influenced by same-sex parents

The types of play and behaviour that most children displayed were found to be typical of their gender.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Twitter can help track public health: study

Researchers studied 171 million tweets.

The electricity alters brain chemistry, which helps some patients feel better within days (Photo: AFP)

Insomnia in old people isn't cured by shock therapy for depression

Therapy includes a short, controlled burst of electricity to the brain via electrodes placed on the scalp.

Relationship

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Loving your body matters (Photo: Pixabay)

Here are things that can deprive women of a healthy sex drive

Traumatic experiences in the past and sexual violence can have a huge impact over willingness to have sex in future.

If you're the low-power person in the relationship, who continually loses out on brands and is stuck with your partner's preferences, you are going to be less happy (Photo: AFP)

Relationships may be in trouble if partners like different brands

Most couples won't break up over brand incompatibility, but it leads to the low power partner becoming less and less happy.

They also claimed to orgasm from lightning bolts (Photo: Pixabay)

Couple claims they can get orgasms simply by hugging

The couple also said that they can climax even without touching each other if one of them gets an orgasm.

Metros

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The waste from a factory may be dyeing animals fur a bright shade of blue. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Mumbai: Stray dogs are turning blue in colour

Industries are pumping the waste of their wastes into the Kasadi River and dogs often wade into water for food.

During the proceedings, the accused had denied the allegations against them claiming they were falsely implicated by the police, which was rejected by the court. (Representational image)

Delhi: 10 yr jail term, 1L fine for 2 men caught with 2 kg heroin

The Delhi Police crime branch acted on a tip off and conducted a raid to apprehend the duo from the spot.

 The hack included the theft of proprietary information, such as programming.

Mumbai police arrest 4 after Game of Thrones leak

The four have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer-related offences.

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