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Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot and Mark Hamill. (Photos: AP)

Oscars 2018: Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer selected as presenters

The 'Wonder Woman' star, 'Star Wars' actor and 'Call Me By Your Name' actor are among the 10 more presenters for the 90th Oscars telecast.

From left to right: Illustrations by Dan Williams, author Khaled Hosseini (Photo: Elena Seibert)

Khaled Hosseini's Sea Prayer to be turned into illustrated edition by Bloomsbury

Sea Prayer's illusrated edition, to be etched by Dan Williams will be published in the UK and the Indian subcontinent on August 30.

 While undergraduates do participate in this conference, it is rare for an undergraduate student to top the presentation category while competing with senior researchers and faculty. (Photo: Facebook)

IIT Kharagpur student wins prestigious award at energy conference in Paris

The student was awarded the 'Best (Oral) Presentation Certificate' in the 'Clean and Green Energy' conference.

She also said she wanted to be with her creator if she were to be alone on an island. (Photo: AP)

Humanoid Sophia picks Shah Rukh as her favourite actor

The Saudi Arabian citizen robot also said she wants to work for women's rights.

World

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Ivanka Trump is scheduled to have dinner with Moon on Friday, and Yonhap news agency cited the presidential Blue House as saying he was also likely to meet Pyongyang's delegation during its trip. (Photo: File)

Ivanka Trump, N Korean general to attend Winter Olympics closing ceremony

The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports.

‘My condolences to the relatives of the victims of the transit accident in Arequipa,’ President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wrote on Twitter. (Photo: AP)

Peru: Bus plunges into ravine, kills 44 in country's 2nd major crash

The crash occurred on a curve on the Panamericana Sur highway in the Ocona district.

Nawaz Sharif

Pak Supreme Court evicts Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief

The approval of Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 paved the way for sacked PM Nawaz Sharif to become president of the PML-N.

Business

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Currently, Mahindra has three electric vehicles on sale in the country - the eVerito, the e2o Plus and the eSupro cargo van.

Mahindra to invest Rs 500 cr towards EV production expansion

Latest investment is in addition to Rs 6,500 crore Mahindra had previously allotted for its expansion plans

 FIR with CBI were filed in the evening of February 13, 2018, and BSE and NSE were informed on February 14 around 9 am.

Enough assets to meet any liability, says scam-hit PNB

The bank had disclosed about the scam on February 14 through a regulatory filing.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha.

No proposal to merge BSNL, MTNL: Manoj Sinha

DoT unveiled a strategic plan for bringing together state-owned companies and organisations in sector.

Sports

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Virat Kohli (Photo: PTI)

Virat Kohli is best all-round batsman ever

Kohli arriving on the big scene to challenge the world record breaker is not such a bad thing for Indian cricket.

Sakshi Malik

Feel proud mindset has changed, says Sakshi Malik

Wrestling is more of a contact sport but it’s very crucial to train your mind as well, says Sakshi.

Reham Khan alleged that her ex-husband, Imran Khan, knew Bushra Maneka for the last three years and continued to see her even during her short-lived marriage. (Photo: AFP / Screengrab)

Imran Khan had met Bushra Maneka when married to me: Reham Khan

In an earlier interview to a foreign media outlet, Reham Khan claimed that Imran Khan had remarried Bushra Maneka in January.

Science

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 The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian environment in its geology, aridity, appearance and desolation, the ministry said.

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

A four-day Mars habitat experiment was held, where scientists simulated living conditions on the Red Planet.

The Falcon Heavy is believed to have enough grunt to deliver tons of mining equipments to an asteroid ripe with precious minerals.

SpaceX's Falcon can deliver heavy payloads to asteroids

The Falcon Heavy has enough power to help humans mine for precious minerals on asteroids.

A spectacle occurred on December 22 when a Falcon 9 lifted off shortly after sunset in exceptionally clear weather and reached an altitude where its expanding plume was illuminated by sunlight. (Photo: AP)

Satellite launch from California is delayed

The launch has been postponed to early Wednesday due to the need for more inspections.

Life

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Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

E-cigarette vapours loaded with toxic metals

Vaping is now popular especially among teens, young adults and former smokers.

Doctors start by taking photos and measurements and sending them to the laboratory in Irbid (Photo: AFP)

Limbs printed at Jordan lab bring hope for disabled children and people wounded in war

A team of medics and technicians use the technique to help people born with genetic deformations as well as war wounded.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

New tech could provide better care for kidney disease patients

Accumulation in the lungs can lead to complications like heart failure and high blood pressure.

Relationship

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The majority of young people appear to be doing well in the digital age, and many are thriving with the new opportunities it provides. (Photo: Pixabay)

Social media use may affect teens' real life relationships: study

Those from low-income families said that social media experiences more frequently spilled over into real life.

It turns out that hearing your partner scream about some fruit while in the throes of passion is a means to achieve a peak of pleasure and/or pain. (Photo: Pixabay)

Banana most common safe word used by couples during sadomasochistic sex

Other popular options include pineapple, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson as well as US President Donald Trump.

Metros

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Anant Gite

Elephanta Island set to receive uninterrupted electricity

Gharapuri Island, a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site, is an important tourist destination of the country.

The headquarters of BMC.

Priyadarshani Park accused of charging huge amount to schools

Susieben Shah, general secretary of the Malabar Hill Citizens’ Forum, said that their association allows sports events only after receiving

Bombay high court

Bombay HC raps ACB for closing probe on FSI for parking

The court questioned the ACB’s procedure in forwarding complaints against departments to them.

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