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The panel of judges, from left, Jacqueline Rose, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Val McDermid, Leo Robson and Leanne Shapton pose for a photo, during the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist announcement. (Photo: AP)

Man Booker reveals 2018 shortlist, Daisy Johnson youngest author ever on list

The other five authors on the list are Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson.

Swamy Nithyananda

Swami Nithyananda delivers a brain freeze

From cows speaking in Tamil and Sanskrit to debunking Einstein's theory of relativity, Swami Nithyananda has an answer for everything.

 Katrina Kaif in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ and with Aamir Khan in ‘Dhoom 3.’

Thugs of Hindostan: Katrina is too hot to handle and Aamir can't hold back anymore

The superstar couldn’t hold back his feelings for the actress, while sharing her look in the multi-starrer drama.

The release for the launch said that Michael is a star who is redefining Hollywood standards as a leading man and producer. (Photo: AP)

Michael B. Jordan is new face of fashion brand Coach

American fashion brand announced star as newest face of Coach Menswear, after debut of Selena Gomez's newest Coach Collection.

World

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The conservative kingdom requires women to seek permission from male "guardians" -- their fathers, husbands or other male relatives -- to travel, get married and do other tasks. (Photo: File)

Saudi court grants woman passport after father refuses to send her abroad

The woman in western Jeddah sought to disown her father as guardian after he refused to let her seek a passport to study abroad.

Speaking to reporters in the halls of the National Assembly, Le Pen said she felt 'persecuted' by the state and would defy the order. (Photo: AFP)

France: Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

Le Pen had shared pictures of atrocities committed by IS in December 2015, soon after IS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris.

The original version of the story was titled 'Nikki Haley's View of New York is Priceless. Her Curtains? USD52,701'.   The daily later said that the headline and the story gave an incorrect impression. (Photo: AP)

Nikki Haley slams New York Times for incorrect story on expensive curtains

I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked. The reporters knew the facts and released the story anyway, she said.

Business

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Fitch said that the economic outlook is subject to several headwinds including tightening of financial conditions, a rising oil bill and weak bank balance sheets.

Fitch ups growth forecast to 7.8 per cent

The agency said that the fiscal policy should remain quite supportive of growth in the run-up to 2019 elections.

Shares of Jet Airways slumped 6 per cent on Friday amid concerns over income tax officials conducting a survey of its premises.

Jet Airways shares continue to fall; tank 6 per cent

Jet Airways said income tax officials are conducting a survey of its premises since September 19.

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Friday instituted two high level committees to fast track investment proposals up to Rs 500 crore and another for over Rs 500 crore. (Photo: PTI)

Gujarat CM Rupani sets up two high level panels to fast-track investments

Rupani said the committees will meet every fortnight to review and find out if a project is stuck.

Sports

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Rohit Sharma slammed another 50 as India inched closer to victory. (Photo: AFP)

Asia Cup 2018, IND vs BAN: Rohit Sharma top-scores with 83 runs as India clinch win

Score, India 174-3 after 36.2 overs, Rohit Sharma 83*, Dinesh Karthik 1*; Shakib Al Hasan 1/44, Rubel Hossain 1/21, Mashrafe Mortaza 1/30.

The format, similar to the Davis Cup, involves a race-to-3 match with two players from a country playing two singles one after the other, then doubles and then two reverse singles. (Photo: PTI)

Asian Team Snooker Championship: India romp into semis, assured of medal

After qualifying from the group, the Indian team faced top seed Thailand in the quarterfinals and it emerged 3-0 victorious.

Hashmatullah Shahidi en route to his half-century. (Photo: AP)

Rashid stars in Afghanistan's 136-run win against Bangladesh

Afghanistan next take on Pakistan in the double-header Super Four game in Abu Dhabi on Friday while title holders India meet Bangladesh in Dubai.

Science

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Scientists say the soil and subsurface mapping data provided by the $600 million dollar project should help increase crop yields.

Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to advance agriculture sector

Argentina’s SAOCOM 1a satellite “is going to boost the high quality precision agriculture Argentina relies on.”

This computer image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows two drum-shaped and solar-powered Minerva-II-1 rovers on an asteroid. JAXA said confirmation of the rovers’ touchdown has to wait until it receives data from them. (JAXA via AP)

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

An unmanned spacecraft released two Minerva-II-1 rovers on the asteroid Ryugu in an effort to get clues to the origin of the solar system.

The international team is using technology including autonomous robots and human-piloted submarines to explore the sea’s dark depths where zinc, gold and copper are also found. (Representational Photo: Pixabay)

Deep sea robots uncover mineral riches in the abyss

The scientists, from the University of Bergen in Norway, are sending robots 2,500 metres (8,000 feet) down into the waters.

Life

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Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

High-intensity exercises have same benefits as longer workout sessions

High-intensity interval exercise consists of short bursts of high-intensity aerobic exercise physical activity that raises the heart rate.

Jose and his friends

Leh, the beautiful beast

A journey to Leh is a dream for many. Go prepared for a tough terrain and get mesmerised.

St. Bonaventure’s Church

Madh island staycation guide

Once you disembark, you can catch a rick, but be warned: they don't ply by the meter.

Relationship

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A still from Wonder

It’s time to live, love and laugh

Then there is this fetish for information! Unparalleled in the history of the past.

Deleting dating apps makes it clear that one is purely going to focus on each other from now on. (Photo: Pixabay)

Here's the best way to prove your commitment in a new relationship

Relationship experts argue in today’s disposable dating culture, there is no better way to prove commitment than by deleting dating apps.

According to a source, Meghan doesn’t even know how to communicate with her dad without knowing he won’t exploit her. (Photo: AFP)

Meghan Markle fears her father will 'leak' conversations if they speak

The 36-year-old Meghan Markle’s estranged father has developed a penchant for speaking to press about his daughter and the royal family.

Metros

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BSF soldiers carry the body of head constable Narendra Singh after it arrived in his native village in Sonipat, Haryana. (Photo:PTI)

Slain BSF jawan’s family will get `1cr, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal slammed the BJP government and PM Narendra Modi for their failure in acting against the unlawful activities of Pakistan.

 While she and her colleague tried to arrest the man, other passengers remained mute spectators and the accused managed to flee, the complainant had said. (Representational image)

Man held for molesting student in Mumbai local train

The accused, Ayaz Sattar Qureshi, a resident of Mankhurd suburb in Mumbai, was arrested from the Kurla railway station.

Drones, CCTV camera surveillance network and plain clothed officials to seal the security network.

Over 50,000 cops to be on immersion duty

Police stations have been asked to step up their surveillance on noise pollution in light of court order.

Horoscope

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