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Stanislav Petrov

Soviet who halted Armageddon dies

Stanislav Petrov, credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the US.

Pakistan's newest female superhero vows to protect battered women, as her creator tries to inspire the next generation to fight injustice (Photo: Twitter)

Pak's newest female superhero vows to battle venal officials, domestic abuse

The creator of the English-language comic said he hopes the superhero will give young girls across Pakistan a role model.

The video criticises Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and takes a dig at her for being chosen for Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo: AP)

Kashmiri band 'Emcee Ame' composes song in solidarity with Rohingyas

Suu Kyi on Monday while breaking her silence on the issue said that Myanmar 'does not fear international scrutiny.'

Chester Bennington's death has shocked music lovers worldwide. (Photo: AP)

Linkin Park announces tribute show for bandmate Chester Bennington

The one-night-only celebration will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Friday, October 27.

World

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The body of woman hangs crushed by a collapsed building in the neighborhood of Roma Norte, in Mexico City. (Photo: AP)

At least 49 dead as powerful earthquake rocks Mexico

Emergency officials warned people in the streets to avoid smoking because of the risk of igniting gas leaking from ruptured pipes.

Nawaz Sharif (Photo: AP)

Pakistan Supreme Court moved to restore Nawaz as Premier

The justice said the court had to run legal proceeding and that this act of non-seriousness would not be tolerated.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi condemns abuses, but quiet on Army role

UN chief urges Army pull back, Amnesty says Nobel winner burying head in sand.

Business

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The SBI report, however, warned that if the government slashes its spending, growth that is already weak will suffer further.

Shore up spending, says SBI

Without higher spend, bank says economy likely to slow down further.

With dominance of trade by large organised players, unorganised and small local or regional players are finding it difficult to cope with the current distribution infrastructure.

GST hits small businesses hard

FMCG companies have already started putting higher impetus on direct distribution with higher van operations. 

Ratan Tata with Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran. (Photo: FIle/PTI)

Tata Sons buys 4.31 cr shares of TGBL from Tata Chemicals

Tata Sons is on a drive to reduce cross-holdings within group under new Chairman N Chandrasekaran.

Sports

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Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann with team mate Angel Correa. (Photo: AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo boost for Real Madrid

At the time Deulofeu was seen as able deputy to back up a front three of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Thomas Bach

IOC President reveals joint award idea

“I wanted to test the waters, to see what waves it would make,” Bach said.

Hardik Pandya (Photo: PTI)

Hardik Pandya can be next Kapil Dev, says Lalchand Rajput

The 23-year-old Pandya played a crucial knock in the first ODI against Australia in Chennai, which eventually helped India to win the ODI by 26 runs.

Science

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A region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the most spectacular and densely packed river deposits seen on the planet, researchers said.

Ancient Mars supported liquid water: study

Mars had a surface environment that supported liquid water about 3.5 billion years ago.

NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch says even though records weren't broken, it's been warmer than 99 percent of the other months and a sign of long-term climate change.

Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest august, summer on record

The average temperature for June through August was 61.47 degrees (16.41 Celsius).

When NASA was looking for a new class of astronauts, only 12 were selected from a whopping 18,300 applicants.

Want a job at NASA? Read this first

The starting pay is pretty good, but the jobs are pretty hard to get, tough to keep.

Life

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A still from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.

It takes two to call it quits

Divorce cases are on the rise with people looking for happiness, ‘elsewhere’. But break-ups can be full of regrets.

Sudha Murthy

Drawing on her own life experience

The Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murthy, regaled the huge crowd with her wise words while talking about her latest Book

While condom advertisements definitely see a rise during this time, they usually avoid addressing the festival itself.

Putting a cap on humour

The fact remains, however, that around Navratri and dandiya nights, the sales of birth control actually shoot up.

Relationship

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The vagina is a muscular tube where intercourse takes place (Photo: Pixabay)

50 percent men are unable to identify a vagina correctly

Many men thought of the vulva with the labia and clitoris as the vagina.

Still from Stepmom

No child’s play

In a marriage, decisions shouldn’t be taken in an impulse, especially ones that can have long-term implications like becoming parents.

Previously, a couple would have to go through a 12-month separation period and then a further six-month cooling off period before a couple could go through with a divorce. (Photo: Pexels)

On the six-month cooling off rule for divorce

We get celebrities to give their take on a current issue each week and lend their perspective to a much-discussed topic. This week we talk about:

Metros

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BMC workers clear a clogged drain on a waterlogged street in Parel. (Photo: Shripad Naik)

Rains lash Mumbai, IMD says heavy spells till September 24

The weather bureau issued an alert at 8 pm predicting “intermittent heavy spells” in the next 48 hours in the city and suburbs.

Sudhir Mungantiwar

Centre asks Maharashtra for Rs 70,000 crore receipts

The state finance minister has convened a meeting of the finance department officials in this regards next week.

Rampal

Rampal’s aide held for deaths in sewage tank

The arrested man Shyam Rathi will be questioned by the police on his alleged role in failing to provide safety equipment to the victims.

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