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Sidharth Malhotra and Janhvi Kapoor at a party.

Dostana 2 rumours about Sidharth, Janhvi being cast untrue; Karan Johar clarifies

The film 'Dostana' featured Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in the lead roles.

They will send their evidence to the Guinness World Records headquarters for verification. (Facebook Screengrab/ Vako Marchilashvili)

Boy from Georgia solves six Rubik's cubes under water in one breath

After observing Marchelashvili’s attempt, the Georgian Records Federation issued a diploma confirming his result.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are engaged!

Protect her, Parineeti writes to Nick; Anushka welcomes Priyanka on beautiful journey

A string of Bollywood celebrities congratulated Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas after they made it official.

Dwayne Johnson and Aretha Franklin.

Dwayne Johnson pays tribute to 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Paying tribute to the singer in a heartfelt message, Johnson said that she was the only one of her kind in the world.

World

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo: AP)

16-member Pak Cabinet sworn in, first meet held

In first phase, names of 15 ministers were announced. Later, PM Khan also added Khusro Bakhtiar as minister of water resources.

Francis wrote: 'We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.' (Photo: File)

Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

Pope begged forgiveness for pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to root out abuse and cover-up.

Sharif appeared before the Islamabad-based court for hearing in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and the Hill Metal Establishment cases. (Photo: File)

Paid day-to-day expenses of PM House from my own pocket: Sharif

Sharif's comments came a day after PM Khan, in his first address broke down the expenses of the Prime Minister House.

Business

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Globally, gold rose 0.33 per cent to USD 1,194 an ounce in Singapore.

Gold futures rise 0.17 per cent on positive global cues

Gold is trading at Rs 29,547 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators built up fresh positions.

This feature helps tax filer know upfront about the potential possibility of getting an IT notice through it's rule base.

EZTax unveils advanced Income Tax Filing features

EZTax ITR Android App is designed to have a button that lets tax filers to capture Form16 picture.

On Monday, the rupee made strong comeback from its life-time low and ended with a gain of 33 paise.

Rupee rises 24 paise against US dollar in early trade

Rupee is trading at 69.58 in early trade amid weakness in the greenback against other currencies overseas.

Sports

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India's Lakshay Sheoran poses after winning the silver in men's trap shooting event on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Silver show

The 33-year-old Deepak did not mind the long wait for a major medal, 14 years after he picked up the sport.

The Asian Games 2018 gold also enabled Vinesh Phogat to achieve another feat as she became the only woman wrestler to win two medals in back-to-back Asian Games. (Photo: PTI)

Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat first Indian woman wrestler to win gold

Vinesh asserted that she always felt she is a stronger athlete than Sun and today was the day to prove it.

Indian women kabaddi players try to trap a Japanese raider during their match on Sunday. India won 43-12. (Photo: AFP)

Asian Games: After wins, kabaddi coach eyes gold

India has always dominated men’s kabaddi at the Asian Games since its introduction in 1990 at the Beijing edition.

Science

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The technique, known as 'platform preparation, involves designing a striking area on a tool to remove specific stone flakes and shape the tool into a pre-conceived design.

Study shows link between modern-man hands and stone tools

A recent study suggests that the technique used to produce these stone tools would have needed a modern human-like hand.

TiO2 is one of the main ingredients of sunscreen and acts as a protective agent against harmful UV rays. (Photo: ANI)

Research shows sunscreen pollutes beaches, harms aquatic life

Concentrated TiO2 or long-term exposure could be toxic to a variety of fish and other aquatic organisms.

Contacts tend to be denser than water, which means they sink, and this could ultimately pose a threat to aquatic life.

Study show contact lenses not environment-friendly

According to a recent study, lenses could be contributing to microplastic pollution in waterways.

Life

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The results showed children with experience of parental cancer had a much lower final grade average than children who did not. (Photo: Pixabay)

Kids whose parents fought cancer have lower grades, earn less as adults, says study

According to the post study analysis, one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.

Scientists have developed method where they take blood sample and are able to retrieve the individual cancer cells from the blood. (Photo: Pixabay)

Novel blood test detects 95 per cent of cancers at any stage of aggressiveness

Scientists hope that the new diagnosis method will allow patients to receive tailored treatments.

In the immediate aftermath of vaping, levels of three chemicals surged in the participants' mouths, including formaldehyde, acrolein and methylglyoxal. (Photo: Pixabay)

E-cigarettes raise risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

Vaping may raise levels of DNA-damaging chemicals like formaldehyde in saliva, which can put users at greater risk of oral, throat cancer.

Relationship

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Only four percent were found to have sex every day (Photo: AFP)

Almost 30 percent women cheat and 10 percent haven't had sex in a year: survey

Meanwhile 32 percent felt their sex lives were ok but can be better but as many as 18 percent were bored and unsatisfied with theirs.

Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor

Is Love Worth It?

A happy relationship and a happy marriage are not flukes. You work towards it and meet each other halfway.

Meanwhile women tend to look for long-term partners (Photo: Pixabay)

Sudy shows men are more likely to cheat because their brains are hardwired that way

Researchers say that men have evolved this way as part of a reproductive strategy and are programmed to be less satisfied with one person.

Metros

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Usha Ananthasubramanian

Ex-CEO of Allahabad bank granted bail in PNB scam

The government on August 13 dismissed Ananthasubramanian from service.

The goat is proving to be a major attraction at Deonar.

Goat adorned with word ‘Allah’ priced Rs 70 lakh at Deonar

The goat is white, having light and dark brown shades on its head, neck and backside.

Airoli and Mulund toll plazas have witnessed serpentine queues.

Toll recovery at Mulund, Airoli stayed till September 23

The government issued directions to the IRB in this regard.

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