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In a bid to stop child marriages and create awareness on the perils of the same, Rachakonda Police' 'SHE' teams have come up with several awareness programmes to prevent the practice of child marriages in the rural areas. (Representational Image)

Telangana: Rachakonda Police' 'SHE' teams rescue 69 girls from child marriages

The 'SHE' teams have stopped 69 child marriages and rescued 69 minor girls from child marriages so far.

A 12-feet-long crocodile which had ventured into the fields in a village of Vadodara was rescued on Sunday. (Photo: screenshot/ ANI)

Watch: 12-foot crocodile rescued in Vadodara

A Forest Department official told PTI that the crocodile was released in a nearby lake which is home to many crocodiles.

She was inducted into Indian Navy as SSC (Pilot) as part of 27 NOC course in Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and got formally commissioned by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, in June last year. (Photo: File)

Meet Sub Lieutenant Shivangi: First woman pilot of Indian Navy

The first woman pilot, Lieutenant Shivangi, would join naval operations on completion of operational training in Kochi on December 2.

Katrina Kaif.

Give women-led films same mounting as that of with male superstars: Katrina Kaif

The actor, who is one of the leading female stars in Bollywood, weighed in her thoughts on the pay disparity in the industry.

World

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'Some of the missing may be in the list of dead which we are still to receive as identification is not possible because of the bodies being burnt,' the Indian Embassy said in a release on Wednesday. (Photo: Twitter | @ indemb)

'Most victims of Sudan fire tragedy belonged to Tamil Nadu, Bihar': Indian Embassy

The Indian Embassy has issued a detailed list of the Indians who were hospitalised, went missing or survived the incident.

According to a statement issued by the Sudanese government, the blast in a gas tanker triggered the fire in an industrial area because of which 23 people were killed and more than 130 injured.  (Photo: ANI)

18 Indians among 23 killed in gas tanker blast at factory in Sudan

The Indian Embassy on Wednesday issued a detailed list of Indians who were hospitalised, went missing or survived the tragedy.

The three friends had set out to explore the country's vast sun-baked interior near Alice Springs on November 19 when their car became bogged down in a river bed. (Photo: AFP)

Tourists lost in Australia rescued; lived on vodka, biscuits for 2 weeks

The third person, 46-year-old Claire Hockridge, has not been seen since splitting from Phu two days ago.

Business

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Of the five mines, two were allocated to Birla Corporation Ltd and one each to Vedanta Ltd, Prakash Industries Ltd and Powerplus Traders Pvt Ltd.

Govt approves allocation of 5 coal blocks, to generate Rs 17,136 cr revenue

The ministry of coal, after a long gap of four years, has approved the allocation of five coal mines, the ministry said in a statement.

The world over, central banks and the governments are against private digital currency because currency issuance is a sovereign function and it has to be done by the sovereign, said RBI governor Shaktikanta Das. (Photo: File | PTI)

No way privately-issued digital currencies can be allowed: RBI Gov Das

The comments come a year after government tagged Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies illegal and the RBI banned their trade.

Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das pointed towards a line in the monetary policy committee resolution, which makes it "explicitly" clear that there is a scope for further rate cuts. (Photo: File)

We can't keep on slashing policy rates every time: Shaktikanta Das

The sharp decline in growth had many analysts assuming the Reserve Bank will deliver a rate cut on Thursday.

Sports

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The 51-year old GS Lakshmi, who first officiated as a match referee in domestic women's cricket matches in 2008-09, has now overseen three women's ODI matches, 16 men's T20 Internationals and seven women's T20 Internationals. (Photo: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer GS Lakshmi to become first woman referee to oversee a men's ODI

Lakshmi will oversee the match between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

India secured its best medal haul on a single day so far in the South Asian Games to lead the medal tally with 58 gold, 41 silver and 19 bronze for a total of 118 medals to leave hosts Nepal far behind in the second spot. (Photo: YouTube)

India wins 50 medals and breaches 100-mark while at the top in South Asian Games

Nepal has 36 gold, 26 silver and 34 bronze for a total of 96 medals, followed by Sri Lanka (16 gold, 31 silver, 52 bronze) at third.

The Indian Women's Football Team thrashed Sri Lanka 6-0 in the ongoing South Asian Games 2019 here on Thursday. (Photo: Twitter)

South Asian Games: Indian Women's football team defeat Sri Lanka 6-0

India got off to an aggressive start and Dangmei Grace scored the opening goal of the match in the seventh minute.

Science

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Arctic sea-ice neared record lows in September and October, and Antarctica also saw record low ice several times this year.

Earth's temperature likely marks hottest decade on record: report

The report also said that the current CO2 concentration in the air is 407.8 parts per million- beyond previously considered tipping points.

An international team of scientists formed a consortium called 'Waves in the Lower Solar Atmosphere (WaLSA)' to carry out the research  (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Ground-breaking discovery cracks 60-year-old mystery of sun's magnetic waves

Observations of the Sun have shown that as the magnetic waves leave its interior, they grow in strength soon scientists may know why.

With his nose, fur and teeth totally intact, researchers in a baffling discovery have found a near-perfectly preserved puppy, which is 18,000 years old! (Photo: ANI)

In a startling discovery, researchers find 18,000-year-old creature with nose, fur intact!

The scientist, who discovered the creature, said on Twitter that they will be calling it 'Dogor', which means 'friend' in Yakutian.

Life

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Higher level education was associated with improved adherence to dietary guidelines in pregnant women. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Many pregnant women have low nutritional levels

Study highlights pregnant women often lacking adequate nutrition.

Nadeem Saifi

Music Maestro, Nadeem Saifi’s Hue Bechain hits the milestone of 300 Million views

Nadeem Saifi is known for his evergreen chartbusters and his humongous fanbase across the globe.

It’s the combination of certain bacteria that is capable of triggering in baby geese the natural composition, and completely biological growth, of fat in the liver. (Photo: Instagram)

France attempts to produce world’s first ethically friendly foie gras

Force-feeding off menu as France trials 'naturally fatty' foie gras.

Relationship

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The phrase is quite precise, but could hold multiple reasons. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

‘It’s not you, it’s me’: Decoded

Breaking up can be hurtful, but not knowing why can be more painful.

Kids pay more attention to soothing tones. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Shouting at teenagers hampers communication

Teenagers less responsive to mothers with controlling voice: Study.

It was specifically directed at a millennial audience, and while the language is suggestive, it was important for us to ensure the imagery used is not explicit. (Photo: ANI)

‘G-spot of Europe’ campaign boosts tourism in Vilnius

This innovative campaign increased tourism in small town in Europe.

Metros

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Yuva Sena leader Varun Sardesai

BJP slams presence of CM’s nephew in meeting

Commenting on the matter, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said that such instances should not be repeated henceforth.

Pankaja Munde

On backfoot, BJP now placating Pankaja Munde

Along with Mr Tawde, party leader Ram Shinde and MLA Babanrao Lonikar, too, met Pankaja at her residence.

Uddhav Thackeray

Government to review protest cases since 2014

The MVA government has already stalled the construction of the metro car shed in Aarey Colony.

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