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Stills from Padman trailer.

Akshay Kumar's Padman trailer: This 'mad superhero' has a powerful social message to deliver

Directed by R Balki, 'Padman' is a movie based on Twinkle Khanna's book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad.

(LtoR) Abhi Khajuria, Jitesh Deo, Kangana Ranaut, Prathamesh Maulingkar and Pavan Rao

Jitesh Singh Deo wins Mr India 2017, to represent India at Mr World 2020

Prathamesh Maulingkar bags title of Mr India Supranational 2017. Abhi Khajuria and Pavan Rao declared runner-ups.

The cyber soldiers have been integrated for six months in infantry units, and will tailor operations according to commanders' needs, said Colonel William Hartman of the Army's Cyber Command. (Photo: File/Representational)

US army to send cyber warrior teams to battlefield

The Army has for the past three years conducted training for such operations at a huge centre in southern California.

Kangana Ranaut reacted to Zaira Wasim's viral video.

Backlash is upsetting: Kangana lends support to Zaira in molestation row

Always known for raising her voice against injustice from men in Bollywood, she has now supported the young actress.

World

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The NAB failed to convince the court why it took so long to challenge the high court verdict. The court after several days of hearing the case issued a short order and rejected the appeal to reopen the case. (Photo: File)

Pak SC refuses to reopen another corruption case against Nawaz Sharif

Sharif resigned as prime minister in July after the Supreme Court disqualified him over undeclared income.

CPEC is the crown jewel of China's ‘One Belt One Road’ endeavour, which has routinely impeded by frequent terrorist activities. (Photo: AFP)

Pakistan denies claims of China halting funding for CPEC road projects

The prestigious project was launched during President Xi Jinping’s Pakistan visit in 2015.

 US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley expressed confidence the transfers could be blamed on Tehran but, it was unclear whether the new evidence would be enough to win support for sanctions on Iran. (Photo: File)

US finally has evidence to prove Iran supplies weapons to Yemeni rebels

Iran has denied supplying the Houthis with such weaponry and on Thursday described the arms displayed as ‘fabricated.’

Business

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Ola claims to have about 9 lakh driver partners on its platform.

Ola brings insurance program for driver partners

Insurance programme will cover outstanding vehicle loan obligation of driver partners, irrespective of loan amount.

Sensex scaled a high of 33,621.96 before finishing at 33,462.97, up 216.27 points, or 0.65 per cent, over the previous closing.

Sensex jumps 216 points after exit polls give BJP an edge

50-share NSE Nifty, the close came in at 10,333.25, a gain of 81.15 points after hitting a high of 30,373.10.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

GST Council to meet tomorrow; discuss roll out of e-way bill

An e-way bill is required for movement of goods worth more than Rs 50,000.

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Dubai Open: PV Sindhu outplays Akane Yamaguchi to reach semis unbeaten

Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi 21-9, 21-13 in the last group stage fixture of the women's singles.

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Ajinkya Rahane's father granted bail post arrest as car runs over woman

The victim was then taken to a nearby Government hospital, but succumbed to injuries and was later declared dead.

Mike Powell

Don’t want my record to be broken: Mike Powell

Powell’s world record, which is standing tall since August 1991, makes him the fourth person since 1900 to hold the long jump mark for over 20 years.

Science

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US astronaut Randy Bresnik rests in a chair shortly after he and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy landed in their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Photo: AP

Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to Earth

The three were pulled out of the capsule within 20 minutes and appeared to be in good condition.

This will be the first launch in more than a year from this Florida pad, the scene of a rocket explosion in 2016. Late Tuesday, SpaceX pushed back the launch for the second day in a row, saying it needs to rid the second-stage fuel system of unwanted particles. Liftoff had been scheduled for Tuesday, then Wednesday.

SpaceX delivery delayed few days; 1st reused rocket for NASA

The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Friday. The unmanned Falcon rocket originally flew in June.

A herd of King Penguins on southern hemisphere. Representational Photo

Human-sized ancient Penguin found at New Zealand

The newly found bird is about 7 inches (18 centimeters) longer than any other ancient penguin ever found.

Life

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Although it is still unclear exactly how CBD works, it acts in a different way to antipsychotic medication (Photo: AFP)

Antipsychotic medicine may be developed from ingredient found in cannabis

The study indicated that CBD may be effective in psychosis: patients treated with CBD showed a significant reduction in symptoms.

The terror survivors were much more likely to have daily or weekly headaches than those with no exposure (Photo: AFP)

Terror attack survivors more likely to suffer frequent migraines

The teens who had been exposed to terror were four times more likely to have migraines.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Colouring books may help reduce stress: study

Here is what a new study has found.

Relationship

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From marinating to pegging, people took things to another level (Photo: Pixabay)

Year ender 2017: Weird sex trends that pushed people to experiment in bed

People have grown to experiment a lot with their sexuality as they are exposed to new fetishes and experiences.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Bullies have more sex: Study

Here what a new study has found.

She has been ever so encouraging and supportive of whatever I’ve wanted to do in life. Since my childhood, I’ve shared everything with her and the bond has grown stronger over the years.

People say I’ve imbibed my mom’s qualities: Priyamvada Kant

Since my childhood, I’ve shared everything with her and the bond has grown stronger over the years.

Metros

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The court directed the govt to file an affidavit explaining why it failed to comply with the earlier order, and adjourned the hearing to January.(Photo: File)

Bombay HC raps Maha govt for inadequate facilities in prisons

The HC had earlier directed the government to set up a model prison with necessary infrastructure and reduced overcrowding.

A Met report said the minimum temperature in Delhi was 8 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature was 18 degrees Celsius.

Delhi: Cold wave intensifies, 25 trains delayed, 12 cancelled

Delhi has been experiencing bitter cold for the past few days and fog was also seen in some parts.

  The Delhi govt also stated that the admission should be required for specialised treatment or planned surgeries. (Photo: ANI)

Delhi govt to reserve beds for Delhi residents at G B Pant hospital

50 per cent beds shall be reserved for patients who are residents of Delhi and have been referred by another govt hospital.

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