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Deepika Padukone.

After Beyonce, Angelina Jolie recreates Deepika Padukone's iconic look from the Cannes

Deepika is, in all senses a true fashion icon and is her sartorial choices are adored and loved by many across the globe.

Ranveer Singh. (Photo: Twitter)

Ranveer Singh asks 'what is mobile number', Nagpur Police answers

The question is fresh even today and Ranveer Singh has found the answer to it!

Abhishek Bachchan.

Abhishek Bachchan is called 'unemployed' by a troll, actor gives powerful response

The ‘Manmarziyan’ actor gave a befitting reply on Monday when one of his online haters took a dig at him by calling him ‘unemployed’.

Rabi Pirzada. (Photo: Twitter)

Pak singer Rabi Pirzada quits showbiz after her nude pics leaked online

The singer's nude pictures and videos went viral on social media and widely circulated through WhatsApp.

World

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An air traffic controller from Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority saved a plane flying from Jaipur to Muscat, the capital city of Oman, after its pilot sounded alert due to bad weather. (Representational Image)

Jaipur-Muscat flight pilot sounds 'Mayday' alarm, Pakistani air traffic controller responds in time

Sources in the aviation authority said that the plane encountered abnormal weather conditions near the Chor area of southern Sindh province.

Britain's Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, who says she was forced to have sex with the royal. (Photo: AFP)

Britain's Prince Andrew has ‘no recollection’ of sex accuser in Jeffrey Epstein case

Andrew admits in interview with the BBC that his decision to remain friends with Epstein after he was convicted of soliciting prostitution.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he holds no grudge against Nawaz Sharif and that the ailing former premier's health is more important than politics. (Photo: File)

Imran says 'no grudge' against former PM Nawaz Sharif

Khan, however, regretted that the Sharif family was 'playing politics' on the 69-year-old politician's health.

Business

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The Centre decided to procure apples in the region in the wake of terrorists threatening some apple growers not to sell their produce in the market.

Nafed apple procurement in Kashmir failed miserably, says farmers body

Only 0.01 per cent (1.36 lakh boxes) of 11 crore boxes has been purchased directly from growers so far.

Union MSME and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Govt working on policy to push MSME exports: Gadkari

MSME sector has 29 per cent contribution in country's growth and 48 per cent of export is done through MSMEs.

RCom, which is going through insolvency process, had made a profit of Rs 1,141 crore in the second quarter of the previous financial year (Q2 FY19).

RCom posts Q2 loss of Rs 30,142 crore on provisioning of liabilities

RCom revenue from operations dropped to Rs 302 crore in Q2 FY20 from Rs 977 crore in Q2 FY19.

Sports

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Mayank Agarwal

Class and consistency come together in Mayank Agarwal batting

The pitch played true, the weather was excellent, and above all, we are now in the throes of the inaugural Test World Championship.

Many players who have played the Duleep Trophy, including Cheteshwar Pujara, has said that sighting the pink ball at twilight is a challenge as the crimson colour of the sky and the pink colour of the ball makes it look more like orange. (Photo: AP)

Indian team will stay in Indore and practice under lights in preparation for the day-night Test

It has been learnt that for the next two days, the Indian team's focus will be on what is being called as 'twilight zone'.

Shankar Sajjan

Gritty Shankar Sajjan is a special net bowler

Sajjan’s first big break came through former India coach Anil Kumble who had organised a ‘Spin Hunt’ in 2015.

Science

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The mystery of sliding on ice can therefore be found in the "viscous" nature of this film of water

Researchers find reason behind slippery nature of ice!

Researcher's have for the first time been able to demonstrate why ice becomes slippery enough for people to skate on.

The analysis found that for one specific sector - industrial boilers - technology is cheaper at cleaning the air than ecosystem upgrades.

Trees - a feasible option for cutting down air pollution around factories

It is the plants and not technologies for cleaning the air near a number of industrial sites, roadways, and oil and gas drilling sites.

The discovery suggests that bipedalism originated in a common ancestor of humans and the great apes. (Representational Image)

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago

Life

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Rohit Shetty

Bollywood expands its universe

With four sequels set to release in the next few months, the film industry is betting big on its franchise model.

With frequent hikes in the pollution levels of the capital, both government and private schools have been shut down for a couple of days — twice. An effective deterrent or an unnecessary hindrance? Parents around the city weigh in.

Recess in excess

Both private and government schools have been shut twice since the readings of the capital’s Air Quality Index soared post-Diwali.

Ameya Nagarajan and Pallavi Nath (Pic credit: Suraaj Ajithakumar)

Sharing the big fat truth

When everyone is joining the YouTube bandwagon to get their voices heard, the duo has taken a more nuanced approach.

Relationship

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Nowadays, mothering is not seen as exclusive to the female gender, and some surveys have found that male parents can be just as nurturing and good to their children — playing both roles adroitly and better than two not-so-great parents.

The kids are all right

Dad and dad, mom and mom, or a single parent — it is all the same, as long as the parenting is wholesome and holistic.

Having an open ongoing communication about sex, preferences and limitations is the key to a hot, healthy relationship. (Representative Image)

Drop the inhibitions

“Sex is a deep profound form of meditation”, says Arthi, a psychotherapist who educates people for a healthy sexual diet.

Keep the playfulness intact and feel free to experiment with your sex life. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Tips for good sex as you grow old

Why let age douse your fiery affair?

Metros

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JNU students raise slogans during a protest against the University Grants Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo: Bipab Banerjee)

JNU administration files complaint against vandalism

Dialogue can’t be dictated through coercion: JNU vice-chancellor

Captain M. Sheokhand and Lieutenant Commander Deepak Yadav after they managed to eject safely from their MiG-29K fighter jet. (Photo: PTI)

MIG-29K fighter jet crashes at Dabolim, both pilots safe

As per the pilot, the left engine had flamed out when the right one also caught fire and at that point, they decided to evict themselves.

Ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis meeting govenor B.S Koshyari.

Devendra Fadnavis demands release of CM relief fund

Fadnavis met the governor as the state is currently under President’s rule and the governor, on behalf of the President, can release the funds.

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