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Mishaps on rail tracks take place primarily due to trespassing, boarding or alighting from running trains and falling off overcrowded trains, among others. (Photo: DEBASISH DEY)

16 killed in separate mishaps on Mumbai local rail, highest in single day ever

The suburban railway network, which ferries 80 lakh commuters every day, reports 8 to 9 passenger deaths daily in various mishaps.

Rakul Preet Singh smoking scene in 'Manmadhudu 2'. (Photo: YouTube)

Rakul Preet Singh reacts after being trolled for smoking in 'Manmadhudu 2'

The actor is playing a female version of Casanova, was mercilessly trolled by Twitterati for smoking in the film.

Turing’s electro-mechanical machine, a forerunner of modern computers, unravelled the Enigma code used by Nazi Germany and helped give the Allies an advantage in the naval struggle for control of the Atlantic. (Photo: AP)

Alan Turing, World War II code breaker, to appear on Bank of England note

Turing killed himself in 1954, aged 41, with cyanide.

Chachea, who is a florist by profession, makes exquisite dolls and has drawn quite a lot of customers since the beginning. (Photo: ANI)

This Manipur florist makes exquisite dolls out of waste

People often throw away maize husks as it is of no use to anyone, but for this artist, the waste is valuable to make beautiful dolls.

World

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Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering putting sanctions on Tehran. (Photo: File)

‘Looking at options’ to respond: UK to Iran after tanker seized

'Our first and most important responsibility is to make sure we get a solution to the issue to do with current ship,' said Tobias Ellwood.

July 20, 1969 Photo when astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). - On July 21, 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong is the first man to step onto the Moon, his teammate Edwin Aldrin joining him around 20 minutes later. (Photo: AFP | File)

Houston celebrates exact moment Neil Armstrong set foot on Moon 50 years ago

Thousands celebrated the ‘Moonversary’ with fireworks and music as a giant screen showed footage of the era-defining moment.

But Twitter cited what it said was the coordinated and targeted harassment of people linked to the Baha'i faith, a religious minority that has long faced persecution in Iran. (Photo: AFP)

Twitter suspends accounts of Iranian state media outlets

Amid tensions post Iran's seizure of British-flagged tanker, outlets speculated that suspensions were related to their coverage of seizure.

Business

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As a testimony to ByteDance's recognition of India's efforts to frame a new data protection legislation, we are pleased to announce that we are taking a significant step towards establishing a data centre in India, said ByteDance.

Examining options to set up data centre in India: TikTok, Helo parent ByteDance

The development assumes significance given that Indian government recently issued notices to Tiktok and Helo.

The government was of the blocks on day one and set the ball rolling on manifesto promises such as pension schemes for farmers, small traders and unorganised workers, the extension of PM-KISAN to all farmers, and setting up of a Jal Shakti Ministry. (Representational image)

Modi govt 2.0 sets sights on making India USD 5 trillion economy

Government spelt out its key priorities in the budget which was focused for making India a USD 5 trillion economy.

High-end phones that are getting sold in the grey market are estimated to cause a loss of Rs 2,500 crore annually on account of non-payment of basic customs duty (BCD) and also goods and services tax, said ICEA Chairman Pankaj Mohindroo.

Grey market sales of high-end phones causing revenue loss of Rs 2,500 cr: ICEA

The industry body has suggested imposing a maximum customs duty of Rs 4,000 on handsets priced above Rs 20,000.

Sports

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Speculations over Captain Virat Kohli being rested for the tour were put to rest as the batting mainstay will lead India across formats. (Photo: AP/PTI)

Fit-again Shikhar Dhawan, Saha back, rookie Rahul Chahar gets maiden T20 call-up

The selection panel also went for left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed for the limited overs leg.

A well-placed source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that when the Cricket Committee meets later this month, a proposal to split the captaincy and coaching for the different formats would be up for discussion. (Photo:AFP)

Pakistan Cricket Board mulling split captaincy and coaching

Pakistan could have separate captains and head coaches for Test and limited overs cricket following its failure to qualify for the WC semis.

Ambati Rayudu Rayudu, who was till January being touted as India's No 4 for the World Cup, lost the spot to Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who was termed as a 'three dimensional player' by MSK Prasad. (Photo:AFP)

'We had no bias against Rayudu': Prasad clears air on Ambati Rayudu's exclusion

Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal's inclusion as replacements led to Rayudu announcing retirement from all forms of cricket.

Science

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The crew of the Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong (L), commander; Michael Collins (C), module pilot; Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin (R), lunar module pilot. (Photo: AP | NASA)

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

“If Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins are not heroes, then there are no heroes,” Pence told a crowd of dozens.

The FDA lab has analysed and confirmed that Big Penis contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Fend off ‘Big Penis’ supplement, warns FDA

The FDA lab has analysed and confirmed that Big Penis contains sildenafil.

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Red wine compound may help astronauts stay strong: Study

A study published in the journal 'Frontiers in Physiology' shows that resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength.

Life

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Pahalgam can be considered a global destination with guests visiting from across the globe. (Photo: File)

Pahalgam: An upbeat destination for experiential tourism

Satiate your wanderlust with the soulful experiences that Pahalgam has to offer.

The researchers found the optimal timing of bathing for cooling down of core body temperature in order to improve sleep quality is about 90 minutes before going to bed. (Photo: ANI)

Warm bath before going to bed can induce and enhance quality sleep

Warm bath 1-2 hours before going to bed can help you sleep better.

Ananya Pandey, Tiger Shroff, Karan Johar, Tara Sutaria

First time unlucky

Despite being backed by big banners in Bollywood, most newcomers launched this year have failed to woo the audience to the theatres.

Relationship

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During this study, the researchers discovered that men who are uncomfortable hugging other men tend to hug each other from the left because of the strong negative emotions. (Photo: ANI)

Why do people have tendency to carry babies on their left arm?

Here's why people carry babies on left arm.

people for whom parasympathetic synchrony and parasympathetic reactivity was high generally reported more friendship interest when the social context permitted conversation than when it did not. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Understanding how sexual behaviour brings people together

Here's how arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships.

A book may boast of a million positions, but technically not all of them maybe practical.  One has to exercise wisdom to gauge that. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Life is a not a rule book

Inspired by the book 365 positions for 365 days, Aamir decided to take advantage of the sumptuous springs in his bed.

Metros

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Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)

Creator of world-class Delhi falls silent

Warm and affable Dikshit involved people in governance, brought green reforms in transport sector.

The film is based on the 2016 Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan as a retaliation for the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 17 army personnel. (Photo: PTI)

Maharashtra government to screen Uri on Kargil Vijay Diwas

The state government has planned to screen Uri-The Surgical Strike free of cost across the state on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee visits the venue of Martyrs’ Day celebration in Kolkata on Saturday. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

Prashant Kishor to attend Martyrs’ Day rally today

A formal invitation for the rally had been sent to Mr Kishor, a senior Trinamul Congress (TMC) leader told PTI.

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