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The Game of Thrones author has not yet finished the novel which will follow 2011's A Dance With Dragons in the series. (Photo: AP)

George RR Martin to release 'Game of Thrones' prequel

Author George R.R. Martin will release Game of Thrones prequel Fire & Blood later this year.

Udita Goswami with her husband Mohit Suri.

Actor Udita Goswami appears before Thane police in CDR case

The Crime Branch of Thane police today recorded the statement of the Bollywood actor in the CDR case.

In January, Kamal Haasan had batted for unity among Southern states under the 'Dravidian' tag to leverage ties with the Centre. (Photo: PTI)

Haasan lashes out at casting couch culture, says none should favour it

Saroj Khan defended the culture, but he said said no woman should diminish the rights of women including his daugther.

This is the first and only time that a vitamin company has received the award for innovation on two occasions. (Facebook Screengrab/ Vitabiotics)

Vitabiotics receives Queen's Award for innovation

Awarded by Queen, on advice of PM Theresa May, The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are UK's most prestigious awards for business performance.

World

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East Aceh is dotted with numerous small-scale oil drilling operations, which are often run illegally by local villagers. (Photo: AP)

Indonesia oil well explosion death toll climbs to 21

An oil spill sparked a huge fire that shot up some 70 metres in the air, above homes and palm trees in a residential area.

The 41st president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday morning, the day after the memorial service for Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years.  (Photo: AP)

Former US President George HW Bush removed from ICU

Bush, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and is wheelchair-bound, has been hospitalized on several occasions in recent years.

Migrants said they fled their homes in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras because of death threats from local gangs, the murder of family members or political persecution. (Photo: AP)

Migrant caravan at US-Mexico border prepares for mass crossing

The timing of the migrants arrival could compromise a flurry of talks this week to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Business

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Total bilateral trade in services in 2017 was USD 51.8 billion, an increase of 11 per cent from the previous year.

Need for serious negotiations on US-India FTA: experts

US-India economic engagement is underperforming in spite of the progress that has been made over the past 30 years.

The government is likely to release the draft of new National Telecom Policy on May 1 to seek public comments, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Thursday.

Draft National Telecom Policy to be released on May 1

It (NTP) will hopefully trigger innovation, will focus on Make in India and provide opportunities for partnering with lit of companies.

Government of Kazakhstan introduces a 72-hour-long transit visa free regime for Indian citizens.

Kazakhstan introduces 72-hour free transit visa for Indian citizens

The 72-hour transit visa free regime is generally applicable to both individual passengers and tour groups.

Sports

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IPL 2018, RCB vs CSK: Dhoni, Rayudu guide visitors to 5-wicket win

Score after 19.4 overs, CSK 207-5, Dwayne Bravo 14*, MS Dhoni 70*; Negi 1/36, Chahal 2/26, beat RCB by 5 wickets.

 VIrat Kohli-led India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on June 16 at Old Trafford in one of the much-awaited clashes of the ICC Cricket World Cup in England next year. (Photo: AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: India to lock horns with Pakistan on June 16

The upcoming tournament will consist of 10 teams, with each team playing the other once.

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IPL 2018, MI vs SRH: Hosts suffer shock loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad

Score after 18.5 overs, MI 87 all out ( Bumrah 6*; Sandeep Sharma 1/9, Siddarth Kaul 3-23), lose to SRH by 31 runs.

Science

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An impression of 14 galaxies detected by ALMA (Atacama large Millimter/submillimeter Array) (Photo: ALMA)

Colossal cosmic collision alters understanding of early universe

The collision detected a pile-up of 14 galaxies, which are 90 per cent away across the observable universe.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket transporting the Tess satellite lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.(Photo: AP)

NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

The satellite — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess — will scan almost the entire sky for at least two years.

The new discovery includes planets that are not optimum to know about the lives on the other planets.

NASA may soon identify 2,400 alien planets

NASA has identified 2,400 alien planets orbiting faraway stars in different solar systems.

Life

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Catching some sleep in school can help teens' performance

Many researchers consider a mid-day snooze as needed compensation for nighttime sleep deprivation.

Patients should be aware that any supplement that is sold as ‘natural,’ ‘organic,’ ‘herbal,’ ‘plant-based,’ may not be safe. (Photo: Pixabay)

Study finds adrenal support supplements may contain unsafe ingredients

Lab tests of the supplements found they all contained thyroid hormone and most had at least one steroid hormone.

Relationship

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While people may moan about hordes of cliché photos of people posing with tigers, it doesn’t hurt to have at least one photo which is a bit different. (Photo: Pixabay)

10 mistakes you are making on dating apps

From boring photos to no information, here are mistakes people make in dating apps.

Sandeep Anand

I can discuss anything with my best friend, says Sandeep Anand

The friendship that we share is more than 20 years old. We know each other more than our families know us.

It turns out that hearing your partner scream about some fruit while in the throes of passion is a means to achieve a peak of pleasure and/or pain. (Photo: Pixabay)

Banana most common safe word used by couples during sadomasochistic sex

Other popular options include pineapple, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson as well as US President Donald Trump.

Metros

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State is likely to record a production of 104 lakh tonnes

Sugar industry on verge of unprecedented crisis

The sugar price that hovered around Rs 3,600 per quintal at the beginning of the season in October 2017, has fallen in the last three months.

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Bombay High Court: Will you act against MMRCL officers?

A division bench of Justices A.S.Oka and Riyaz Chagala was hearing a bunch of petitions filed for strict implementation of the noise pollution rules.

Ajay Maken

Congress to pay Rs 55 Lakh dues to builder

Payment was pending for construction of party headquarters.

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