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Alia Bhatt.

Alia Bhatt gifts driver and helper this much amount's cheques to buy house in Mumbai

Alia celebrated her 26th birthday with her beau Ranbir Kapoor, father Mahesh Bhatt, sister Pooja Bhatt and other close friends.

Notebook poster.

Notebook Chapter 5: Unravel the fun behind the endearing song 'Bumro'

Putting forth their individual takes on the song, the making video reveals 'Bumro' to be Salman Khan's ideation.

Hrithik Roshan.

Hrithik Roshan opens up about his speech issue, gets approached by TISA

The superstar has time and again advocated against the social stigma towards people with disabilities.

She left home at 15 years of age – alone but defiant to make a mark for a transgender like her. (Photo: Sanjana Singh)

My hard work paid off: Sanjana Singh, first transgender officer in MP govt

Sanjana Singh believes parents should not try to change their children but accept them as they are.

World

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The attack has upended New Zealand's image as one of the world's safest and most tolerant countries. (Photo:AP)

NZ city Christchurch harboured white supremacists before massacre

The city where a racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its English heritage.

She said the interests of Germany, Britain and the EU were at stake. (Photo:AP)

'Will fight till the last hour for an orderly Brexit': Angela Merkel

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would struggle until the last possible moment to achieve an orderly Brexit.

Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters outside the court in Rakhine state capital Sittwe. (Representational Photo)

Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years on charges of treason

A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger.

Business

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The tribunal has also asked the Ministry of Corporate Affairs about the progress made with respect to resolution of IL&FS issues.

RBI seeks modification of NCLAT order in IL&FS case

During the proceedings, RBI's counsel said that there was a overlap of power on the issue.

The new variant of the sporty sedan can be had with either the 1.4 TSI petrol engine or the 2.0 TDI diesel coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Skoda launches Octavia corporate edition at Rs 15.49 lakh

The Octavia Corporate Edition is based on the basic variant of the Octavia and is available only for existing Skoda customers.

With 'more time' wish lists, most Indian workers wished they had time to learn a new skill or hobby followed by watching TV, movies or listening to music, according to Kronos Incorporated survey 'Future of workplace' series. (Representational Image)

Indians would learn new skill if they get 5-day work week: Survey

Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated global survey examining 3,000 employees across eight nations.

Sports

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As usual, there will be a total 56 matches that will be played during the six-week tourney. (Photo: BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders to play at Eden Gardens despite WB going into polls

The BCCI on Tuesday released the full schedule of the round robin league matches starting March 23 till May 5.

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India & Pakistan bound by agreement: ICC

The ICC, however, said the Indian team took prior permission from it and there was no political motive involved.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar echoes Virat Kohli’s workload views

Tendulkar echoed what Kohli had said a couple of days earlier during a media interaction in Bengaluru.

Science

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An investigation showed then that the abortive launch was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket’s assembly at the cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Russian space rocket lifts off with October rocket failure astronauts

For Ovchinin and Hague, it is the first flight since an emergency landing two minutes after they blasted off in October.

Hague said the rocket failure in October and the successful emergency landing in which neither he nor Ovchinin were physically hurt had shown that the rocket was “able to do its job”.

Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure

Ovchinin said a small fault had been discovered in their Soyuz-FG launch vehicle on Tuesday, but had been fixed.

The scientists and ethicists want to halt genetic alterations of “germline cells” - egg or sperm cells - that can then be inherited by others and “could have permanent and possibly harmful effects on the species.”

Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in designer babies

Gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos would result in genetically-altered babies.

Life

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Containerized chive blossoms in a yard near Langley, Wash., which attract a variety of bee species. Gardeners are opting for more herbs in their yards for culinary use but also to attract pollinators. (Photo: AP)

Help bees by planting flowering herbs

Many gardeners are trying to help declining pollinator populations by providing them with the plants they need to thrive.

The crowds became so bad Sunday that Lake Elsinore officials closed access to poppy-blanketed Walker Canyon. By Monday the #poppyshutdown announced by the city on Twitter. (Photo: AP)

Poppy Apocalypse: California is covered with wild poppies in Walker Canyon.

The city this year again is stuffed with travellers visiting California to behold the sight of this picturesque flaming orange landscape.

The study reports significant improvements since 2014 in the biggest EU countries for breast cancer death rates. (Photo: AFP)

Deaths rates due to cancer falling since a decade: Study

A study shows that since 2014, the death rate of masses because of cancer have been falling at a visible rate.

Relationship

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The approach to physical conditions should be more accepting and sex-related topics should be critiqued keeping in mind the marginal crowd along with the normal. (Photo: Pixabay)

Disabilities and sex: Taboos around sex limitations for specially-challenged

Maybe the taboo can be broken if non-disabled humans accept imperfections of themselves and others and respect it.

The addition of green space and place making initiatives can help promote social connections for citizens, and help to mitigate social isolation. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Green and colourful spaces can boost social connections

Green spaces can help increase people trust strangers and well-being: Study.

Nowadays, people try to be as creative as they can possibly be with the invitation cards.

Here are the wedding trends of 2018

Here are some of the latest, fresh-from-the-oven trends that you might want to execute for a fabulous wedding experience.

Metros

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Ankita has alleged that she was being subjected to sexual harassment by Pandey while she worked for him for more than two years, police said. (Representational image)

Personal Assistant, boyfriend allegedly killed magazine editor

Pandey was missing since March 15, and his body was recovered from underneath a bridge in Khardi village.

After random checking and physical baggage check, the call was found to be hoax.

Bomb hoax, ‘UFO’ send airport staff into a tizzy

The unknown caller made an Internet call from Spain, which triggered the panic at the airport.

The Coast Guard immediately rushed Amartya by diverting it to undertake the search and rescue mission.

Mumbai: 6 saved from capsized tugboat; one missing

The missing sailor has been identified as 53-year-old Abdul Azeez Kolkata.

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