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British PM Theresa May described isolation as the sad reality of modern life (Photo: Pixabay)

First ever minister for loneliness appointed in UK

Millions of people in society are living in close proximity but aren’t able to form meaningful social bonds.

Vicki Cook decided to create Queer Prom so that she could give those in the LGBT community another chance to have the best prom of their lives. (Photo: AFP)

Woman organises Queer Prom in Brighton for LGBT community

For people, who do not identify themselves as heterosexual, prom can be a daunting and alienating experience.

Angelina Jolie had directed 'First They Killed My Father' last year. (Photo: AP)

Angelina Jolie to be honoured with ASC Board of Governors Award

Jolie will be felicitated with the award during the 32nd annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 17.

He surprisingly pipped Australian skipper Steve Smith for the ICC's Test team captaincy.(Photo: AFP)

Virat Kohli adjudged ICC Cricketer of the Year; captain of Test, ODI teams

Kohli, the Winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy and ODI Cricketer of the Year awards, was chosen to lead the ICC ODI and Test teams.

World

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The official said some of the existing programmes for immigrants ignored such requirements which are important for individuals to succeed in the US. (Photo: File)

US immigration policy: Admit English-speaking people with 'skills, talent'

If such a policy is developed and implemented, it could benefit countries like India, the majority of which meet the criterion.

 The Secretary of State also said that North Korea is not expected to be considerate of what comes in the way of one its missiles or a broken part thereof. (Photo: AP)

N Korean ICBM launch puts people of all nationalities at risk: Tillerson

Passengers on a commercial flight witnessed a N Korean missile launch while 9 other flights were in that range at the time.

The minister said the perception of India was one of the foundational divergences between Pakistan and the US. (Photo: Twitter/ @PakMnstrDefence)

US trying to convince us to change strategy towards India: Pak defence min

He also said that it is time for a courteous yet 'ruthlessly candid dialogue' with the US 'with everything on the table.'

Business

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Committee has made as many as 16 recommendations based on the suggestions of the advisory panel comprising trade and industry.

GST Council may simplify returns filing norms on Thursday

GSTN has launched an initial trial run for e-way bill mechanism in which 10 states have joined.

Government is also providing interest subsidy to buyers on the low cost homes under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. (Photo: PTI)

SBI to raise Rs 20,000 cr for affordable housing, infra

Bank did not specify whether the borrowing would be in rupee denomination or foreign currency.

The data generated every day by the Maharashtra government is about 1.25 lakh documents. (Photo: Pixabay)

Maharashtra to ditch data hubs for virtual cloud storage

Cloud technology is a virtual space that allows one to store data as well shares it with multiple users.

Sports

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Rafael Nadal, showing no signs of the troublesome knee that bothered him late last season and interrupted his Melbourne lead-up, next plays Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur.  (Photo: AP)

Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal dominant as Caroline Wozniacki pulls off great escape

Nadal only dropped serve once against Leonardo Mayer as he reeled off a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory.

Cheteshwar Pujara was out run-out as South Africa strcuk early on Day 5 of the second Test. (Photo: BCCI)

SA vs Ind, 2nd Test Day 5: South Africa beat India by 135 runs

Score: India 151/10, Ishant Sharma 4*, Jasprit Bumrah 2; Lungi Ngidi (6/39), Kagiso Rabada (3/47).

Virat Kohli (Photo: AP)

Virat Kohli fined for poor behaviour

The incident happened in the 25th over of South Africa’s second innings on Monday.

Science

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Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter’s Colorful Cloud Belts captured by Juno Spacecraft

At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 8,453 miles (13,604 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet.

The fly-through enables people to experience and learn about the universe in an exciting new way, researchers said.

NASA telescopes provide 3D journey through Orion Nebula

Using images and other data from NASA telescopes, researchers created a detailed multi-wavelength visualisation of the photogenic nebula.

River floods are already one of the most widespread and damaging forms of natural disasters worldwide (Photo: Pixabay).

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

The number of people affected by the worst 10 per cent of river flooding will double from 76 million to 156 million in Asia alone by 2040.

Life

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These cracks can cause huge and sometimes unseen problems for infrastructure. (Photo: Pixabay)

Self-healing fungi concrete could help repair buildings

The research is still in the fairly early stages, with the biggest issue being the survivability of the fungus within concrete.

Realbotix is also constantly working on AI that can make robots more lifelike (Photo: AFP)

Male sex droids may soon be followed by transgender sex robots

An activist warned that such exploitative fantasy creations may promote the notion of trans women as sexual objects.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

Some media outlets published cold-weather selfies and stories about stunts in the extreme cold

Relationship

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Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Calling partner 'This one' could sour your relationship

Find out where the issue comes into play.

Sumit Sandhu

My father’s blessings are with me, says Sumit sandhu

But I am sure his blessings will continue to help lead me a happier life. I feel my dad is still around watching me.

Dangerous environments seemed to cause both men and women to choose more long-term partners. (Photo: Pixabay)

Wealth makes people prefer short term relationships: study

The researchers also found that participants changed their relationship preferences after being shown a slideshow of dangerous animals.

Metros

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The corporation in its defence said it was not the only one to be blamed for the situation and it was a collective failure of all authorities concerned.  (Photo: File)

No eatery in Hauz Khas Village has a sanctioned building plan: Delhi HC

The petitioners in their pleas have also alleged that streets in the village were not wide enough to move easily in case of an emergency.

Police said an injection, the contents of which will have to be examined, was found in the room of the deceased. (Representational Image)

Delhi: 28-yr-old doctor from TN found dead in rented apartment

He was staying in the apartment with two others and the trio had dinner around 11:30 pm on Tuesday night, the police said.

13 trains had to be cancelled due to poor visibility while 21 trains are running late. (Representational Image)

Delhi: Dense fog shrouds city, 13 north-bound trains cancelled

The mercury also dropped to 5.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.

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