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Palaniappan (L) said she and Huesa (R) planned to work on improving the Council's communication with the student body in their initial days in office. (Photo: Facebook | Sruthi Palaniappan)

Indian-American student elected president of Harvard student's body

Sruthi Palaniappan was elected as president of Harvard University Undergraduate Council.

Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan in Piku.

Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone most influential Indians

The YouGov Influencer Index 2018 is based on data collected online among close to 1,948 respondents in India.

It noted that Olympic winner and ace shuttler PV Sindhu forayed into the top 15 influencers of India, suggesting the increasing popularity of sports personalities, other than cricketers. (Facebook Screengrab)

Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone most influential Indians

Other celebrities in top 10 included Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra among others.

Being a champion for several causes, Manushi says that the Miss World pageantry has far evolved from the bikini contest it was first envisioned to be in the 1950s. (Facebook Screengrab/ @manushichhillarofficial)

I have an ocean of opportunities awaiting me: Manushi Chillar

Chillar has mixed emotions about life-changing journey she has been on, says year has seen her growing and evolving as person.

World

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo: AP)

Pakistan govt to file four cases on Nawaz Sharif

The government decided to refer four new cases of to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for investigation.

The members of Arab-Turkish Media Association and friends hold posters as they attend funeral prayers in absentia for Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi who was killed last month in the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul. (Photo: AP)

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi’s killing: report

According to CIA, 15 Saudi agents flew on govt aircraft to Istanbul and killed Khashoggi in Saudi consulate, report said.

Khmer Rouge former head of state Khieu Samphan, 87 -- seen here in 2017 -- and his co-defendant are the two most senior living members of the group. (Photo: AFP)

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

This ruling was the first to acknowledge Pol Pot's reign of terror that saw some two million Cambodians die as a genocide.

Business

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Jaiprakash Associates had submitted Rs 750 crore in the registry of the Supreme Court for refund to buyers.

kotak, l&t, nbcc, jaypee infratech, expression of interest, nclt

JIL has an outstanding debt of nearly Rs 9,800 crore, of which Rs 4,334 crore pertains to IDBI.

Forex traders said the uptrend in the local unit was largely driven by foreign funds inflows to capital markets. (Photo: AP)

Rupee gains for 6th straight session, rises 21 paise

Rupee is trading at 71.46 against dollar on increased selling of the greenback by exporters.

The 30-share Sensex, after starting off lower at 35,730.77, continued to slide as selling pressure picked up momentum and hit a low of 35,416.18.

Sensex, Nifty snap three-day rally on global selloff

NSE Nifty dropped by 107.20 points, or 1 per cent, to 10,656.20. Intra-day, it traded between 10,640.85 and 10,740.85.

Sports

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M. C. Mary Kom reacts after defeating China’s Wu Yu in the quarterfinals of womens light flyweight (45-48 kg) category on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Mary Kom, three others in medal rounds

Mary demolished her much younger Chinese opponent with elan.

India’s Sonia Chahal (blue) punches Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria during their light flyweight 57 kg category bout at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

Sonia Chahal punches into quarterfinals

Petrova, a gold medal winner in the 2014 edition in the 54kg, expressed her displeasure with the decision.

Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli. (Photo: AP)

India’s Cup combination still incomplete

Chief coach Ravi Shastri made a significant announcement in the press conference on the eve of the team’s departure to Australia.

Science

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The telescope helped scientists learn about more Earth-size planets in the space.

NASA bids final adieu to Kepler Space Telescope

The final set of commands was to disconnect communications with Earth.

(Photo credit: NASA)

NASA probe beams back image of Jupiter's moon Io

Slightly larger than Earth's moon, Io is the most volcanically active world in the solar system.

Members of the BIPM, which groups some 60 nations, agreed on Friday after a week-long meeting at the nearby Palace of Versailles to redefine a kilogram in terms of a tiny but unchanging value called the “Planck constant”. (Photo: Pixabay)

How much does a kilogram weigh?

Since 1889, a kilogram has been defined by a shiny lump of platinum-iridium kept in a special glass case.

Life

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Those with healthy lifestyles viewed their set for 2.2 hours a day while 2.9 hours was moderately healthy.

Watching more than 2 hrs and 12 mins of TV daily can lead to early death, says study

It linked long spells in front of the TV to habits like smoking, drinking and bad diet as well a higher threat of heart disease.

Couples also said that stress; mental health and having children had a negative impact on their sex life (Photo: AFP)

Survey shows 50 per cent men don't feel kissing counts as cheating

The same was found to be the case for cyber sex as three quarters of women saw it as off limits.

While several dozen new parrots have been born in captivity and in the wild since Maria, the species is still in danger, according to scientists. (Photo: AP)

Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Hurricane Maria

Only two of 56 wild birds that once lived survived Category 4 storm that pummeled US territory in September 2017.

Relationship

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While checking things off their bucket lists, people often end up spending too much, even during highly competitive wedding sales. (Photo: Portfolio Studio)

Here are 5 platforms that help you save this wedding season

From gifts for loved ones to new products for their own homes, wedding shopping lists are never ending.

Researchers also said that the longevity of sexual intercourse also applied to men who walked briskly for 90 minutes daily. (Photo: AFP)

Men who exercise regularly have more stamina in bedroom

Study finds men who workout on regular basis not only have better stamina during sex but last twice as long as couch potatoes.

Experts at the University of Minnesota found 1 in 10 men and 1 in 14 women suffer distress because they cannot control their sexual feelings. (Photo: AFP)

Here are 10 signs you could be a sex addict

Experts believe that dating apps are causing the number of female sufferers to surge.

Metros

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Family members of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots celebrate outside the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi on Tuesday after the pronouncement of the first death sentence in the case. (Photo: Asian Age)

Court awards death to convict in 1984 riots case

1st death penalty based on SIT investigation.

Mr Ambedkar claimed that the state does not have the right to provide reservation beyond 50 per cent.

Increase quota limit to 70 per cent, says Ambedkar

Mr Ambedkar suggested that the Centre should pass a bill allowing the state to extend the reservation quota up to 70 per cent.

Digvijay Singh (Photo: PTI)

Digvijay’s ‘Naxal link’ allegations rile Congress

Calls it malicious attempt to defame senior leader.

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