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So far, Trump has appointed more than three dozen Indian-Americans in key positions (Photo: File)

Trump taps 3 Indian-American experts for key admin posts

US President Donald Trump has nominated three influential Indian-Americans including a woman.

It will be offered annually to the leader of a nation, a statement from the Prime Minister's office said. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

For 'outstanding leadership for nation', PM Modi receives Philip Kotler award

The award focuses on the triple bottom-line of 'people, profit and planet'.

The 37-year-old now joins the likes of Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 runs), Sourav Ganguly (11, 221 runs), Rahul Dravid (10,768 runs) and Virat Kohli (10,232 runs) in the elite list. (Photo: AP)

MS Dhoni scores 10000 ODI runs for India, becomes 5th Indian to do so

The Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman ended the year 2018 just one run away from the milestone.

Kevin Spacey.

Kevin Spacey denies indecent assault in groping case

Spacey pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting a teenager who alleged that the actor groped him in 2016.

World

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The body of Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was found near the campus of the Melbourne University where she was studying. (Photo: AAP)

Israeli student, killed in Australia while on phone with her sister

Her body was found on Wednesday morning by passers-by at 7 am about 50 meters from the stop where she exited the tram.

The prime minister won by 325 votes to 306  (Photo: File)

May wins confidence vote, calls on MPs to work together to deliver Brexit

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after the voting, May said the government has won the confidence of Parliament.

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons in London after losing a vote on her Brexit plan on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

UK Parliament rejects May’s Brexit plan in historic and humiliating vote

The motion was tabled by opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who wants to force a general election.

Business

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Though the growth rates of output, consumption and investments are comparable in the period running up to the financial market-induced crises as in the run-up to other types of downturns in emerging market crisis, a further analysis revealed that the contractions are much sharper following financial market induced crisis that other types of downturns.

Corporate debt ominous: Asian Development Bank

ADB website claimed that 12 out of 26 financial crisis in emerging market economies between 1970 and 2014 were corporate driven.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

RBI-industry meet: India Inc pitches for rate cut to prop up growth

CII lauded the RBI for steps taken to ease financing challenges faced by the real sector.

GDP growth would have been even better but for the global headwinds caused by an abrupt rise in crude oil prices and strengthening of the US dollar

GDP growth likely to be tad higher at 7.5 pc in FY20, says Ind-Ra

GDP growth in 2019-20 will be more dispersed and evenly balanced across sectors as well as demand-side growth drivers

Sports

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Sourav Ganguly

Have never given my biopic a thought, says Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly on sports biopics, Pandya-Rahul controversy, and Virat Kohli.

Kavita Devi (c) with The Singh Brothers, managers for WWE superstar Jinder Mahal

I have broken certain perceptions, says Kavita Devi

From a WWE history maker to a mother of one to being a role model for Indian women, Kavita Devi speaks about her journey and struggles.

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BCCI CEO Rahul Johri speaks to Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul

The two players had spoken about hooking up with multiple women and being casual about it even with their parents on 'Koffee with Karan'.

Science

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The proposal came out of the European strategy for particle physics. (Photo: CERN)

Mega tube under Geneva enters race to succeed CERN collider

The existing collider, which started up in 2008, smashes protons together in a 27-km circuit beneath the Swiss-French border.

The Southern California-based company announced Wednesday that test versions of its Starship and Super Heavy rocket will be assembled at its Texas launch facility in a move to streamline operations.

SpaceX to build Mars spaceship in Texas, not Los Angeles

Test versions of its Starship and Super Heavy rocket will be assembled at its Texas launch facility in a move to streamline operations.

Companies like Firefly, billionaire British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, and the US-New Zealand company Rocket Lab, are among the most promising companies designing miniaturized launch systems to link a broader swath of the economy to space at lower cost.

Florida rocket project: Firefly Aerospace is involved

Beginning around 2020, around 800 small satellites are expected to launch annually.

Life

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The goal of the Bavarian Healthy Living in Pregnancy Study (GeliS) was to make pregnant women aware of the problem and to improve their dietary behaviour and physical activity. (Photo: Pixabay)

Does counseling help obese pregnant women manage extra kilos?

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy is a cause of worry for both mother and child.

The 6.5-foot goliath statue, weighing at a whopping 1,500 pound was reported stolen on Friday. (Photo: ANI)

Thieves steal 'beautiful' giant bronze hippo in England

The Kent Police shared a post on Facebook appealing for information on the statue.

The compassionate tend to have deeper connections with others and more friends. (Photo: ANI)

Compassion: Recipe for happiness and success

Compassion is experiencing feelings of loving-kindness toward another person's affliction.

Relationship

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The easiest option any busy parent can have is to plop the little one in front of cartoon TV or handover mobile phones. (Photo: Pixabay)

4 platforms to keep toddlers engaged

Here are tips for parents to ensure their child’s overall development with these 4 platforms.

Following it is mental –health issues which affect 26 per cent of people’s libido and having children and work follow closely with 20 per cent and 18 per cent cases. (Photo: AFP)

Stress is number one libido killer, says study

According to major survey feeling stressed puts people off intimacy more than anything else.

We-talk helps in resolving conflicts.

We talk makes healthier relationship

Couples who do we-talk generates positivity in their relationship.

Metros

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Passengers onboard the Jammu-Delhi Duronto robbed off their valuables at knifepoint when the train was halted for further signal in Outer Delhi.

Delhi: Armed men rob passengers in 2 coaches of Duronto train

The complainant claimed that the incident took place within 10 to 15 minutes when the train stopped there.

Ajay Kashyap, Tihar director-general

New manual to look after security of jail, inmates: Tihar DG

Tieup with over 64 NGOs involved in activities like moral teaching, meditation, health awareness.

IIT-Bombay

IIT-B students join protest demanding fellowship hike

The students have demanded a revision of the current fellowship from the Ministry of human reso-urce development (MHRD) and funding agencies.

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