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Meghna Gulzar and Deepika Padukone.

Meghna Gulzar says her film with Deepika Padukone will explore acid violence in India

Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar is set to direct a film on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal with Deepika Padukone in the lead.

The coach was expectedly happy with the hard-fought victory, also India's first in the opening Test of a series in Australia. (Photo: AP)

Ravi Shastri sets social media abuzz with 'on air' comment

Shastri came up with a rather interesting way to describe the tense moments of the game with Australia almost pulling-off a record chase.

‘It only took one video of animals suffering and dying in the meat industry to convince me to go vegetarian,’ says Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan, Anushka Sharma PETA India's hottest vegetarians

Sharma, who was also named PETA India's Person of the Year in 2017, recently starred in an ad campaign.

Priyanka and Nick exchanged wedding vows at Jodhpur's majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace. (Courtesy: Instagram)

'This is us': Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas share new photos from their wedding

The couple thanked Ralph Lauren and Sabyasachi Mukherjee for designing their outfits.

World

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‘I think he grew tired of me being the guy everyday that told him, 'You can't do that, and let's talk about what we can do,'’ Tillerson said. (Photo: File | AP)

Tillerson ‘dumb as a rock, lazy as hell’: Trump after ex-State Secy criticism

Trump on the same day praised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for doing a great job.

The roughly 90 minute drama recalled a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN's New York headquarters. (Photo: File | AP)

Another bomb scare at CNN’s New York offices, no explosive found

CNN's New York offices were evacuated shortly after 10:30 pm after fire alarm bells rang inside newsroom.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo: AP)

Imran Khan’s sister assets’ info in Pak court

Properties and tax details of Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan were given to court.

Business

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Experts added that a rally in global stocks after the US and China resumed their trade dialogue also helped attract fresh buying at lower levels. (Photo: File)

Sensex shrugs off Patel’s exit

The Nifty closed the session at 10,549.15, up 60.70 points or 0.58 per cent.

Dollar selling by some state-owned banks helped in the recovery of the domestic currency. (Photo: PTI).

Rupee tumbles 53 paise; RBI Guv's exit, poll results take a toll

The rupee clawed back to 71.67 during the day and finally settled at 71.85.

New RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

Shaktikanta Das appointed as new RBI Governor

Earlier he was member of the Fifteenth Finance Commission of India.

Sports

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Delhi Dynamos players at a training session in Jamshedpur on Tuesday.

ISL: Delhi look to end winless streak in Jamshedpur

Lack of goals has been a concern for the side from the capital who have had to rely on young Lallianzuala Chhangte upfront.

(Photo: BCCI)

Virat Kohli maintains top spot in ICC Test rankings

As a result, Kohli has conceded 15 points to slip to 920 points, just seven points ahead of Williamson.

(Photo: Twitter / BCCI)

Australia lose four wickets, face defeat in record India run chase

At stumps Australia were 104 for 4, needing another 219 for an unlikely victory with their fate resting on the shoulders of Shaun Marsh.

Science

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It's trailing twin Voyager 1, which reached interstellar space in 2012 and is now 13 billion miles (21 billion kilometers) from Earth. (Photo: NASA)

NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

The spacecraft is now beyond the outer boundary of the heliosphere, some 11 billion miles from earth.

The spacecraft will later fly back to Earth, jettisoning a capsule bearing the asteroid specimen for a parachute descent in the Utah desert in September 2023.

NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx, which flew last week within a scant 12 miles (19 km) of the asteroid Bennu.

There's no liquid water on the asteroid, but there's plenty of it in the form of wet clay. (Image: AFP)

NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders

Osiris-Rex hooked up last week with the asteroid Bennu, which is only about three blocks wide and weighs about 80 million tons.

Life

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It has also been associated with impaired intellectual and motor function in children (Photo: AFP)

Research finds high arsenic levels in 25 per cent wells of Punjab

The high Arsenic levels are interestingly found to be confined to flood plains of River Ravi.

Gautam Dayal

Armed against toxicity

Bengaluru’s largest lake, located in Bellandur, has been victim of unplanned urbanisation and dumping of waste.

The parents were told that their baby would have severe damage to the brain as he was deprived of oxygen in the womb (Photo: AFP)

Baby continues breathing without life support despite being declared brain dead

Three in a thousand babies die or become brain damaged in Britain because of lack of oxygen.

Relationship

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68 per cent of women are okay with their husband not dropping them at their office every day and 54 per cent are fine if they don't join them for shopping.

Equality in relationship most important for girls, says survey

When asked what's more important while choosing a partner, 44 per cent of women said equality.

It is still unknown how large Silindile alleges her ex's penis is. (Photo: AFP)

Woman sues ex-boyfriend after his long penis 'stretched her vagina'

Mangena, of Harare, said that her private parts were

A still from Mean Girls.

A vicarious satisfaction

Running someone down behind their back is not just about lack of manners as such an act often has dire consequences.

Metros

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(Photo: Shripad Naik)

Mumbai sees lowest temperature of season

Minimum temperature was 16 degrees; weatherman predicts chilly days ahead.

Mohd. Hamid Ansari

PIPFPD appeals Pak PM to release Ansari

Ansari, an IT engineer from Mumbai was detained and charged with espionage when he sneaked into Pakistan from Afghanistan in the year 2012.

Rahul Gandhi and Ashok Chavan at an event.

NCP pushes Congress to finalise alliance talks

They have reportedly also decided a seat-sharing formula.

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