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Pranjal Patil, the country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer, as she assumed charge as the Sub Collector of Thiruvananthapuram here on Monday. (Photo: PTI)

‘Never give up’, says first visually challenged woman IAS officer Pranjal Patil

She cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination in 2016 and secured 773rd rank and improved her ranking to 124 next year.

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PM Modi recalls Mamallapuram visit, pens poem

PM Modi was in Mamallapuram for informal talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was on a two-day visit to India.

Kerala government has decided to bear the training cost of 20-year-old Adam Harry to help him become the country's first transgender airline pilot. (Photo: ANI)

Kerala govt to fund training of Adam Hary to help him become India's first transgender pilot

Hary believes that people belonging to his community should not struggle to fulfill their aspirations as he did.

A journalism student from Bengaluru got the rare opportunity of becoming British Deputy High Commissioner for a day and getting to learn about UK-India's diplomatic ties. (Photo: ANI)

Bengaluru-based journalism student becomes British Deputy High Commissioner for a day

According to Bedford the aim of this challenge is to highlight UK's support for women and women's issues in the UK and globally as well.

World

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The Indian nationals, who did not have a condition of regular stay in the country, were deported from the Toluca City International Airport on a Boeing 747 aircraft to New Delhi. (Photo: File | Representational)

In a first, Mexico deports 311 Indians

The move comes after US President Donald Trump in June threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports.

Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong's legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the city's pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of political rancour in the strife-torn city. (Photo: screengrab/ AFP video)

Hong Kong lawmakers dragged from chamber as leader heckled for second day, see video

But chaos erupted once more as her political opponents chanted slogans and were dragged one by one from the chamber.

The United States is prepared to ratchet up economic pressure on Turkey if it does not agree to cease its offensive in northern Syria, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. (Photo: File)

More US sanctions on Turkey if no ceasefire: US Treasury Secretary

The US withdrawal was seen as a green light from the White House for the Turkish offensive, creating a massive backlash for Trump.

Business

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The Indian rupee on Wednesday had closed at 71.43 against the US dollar.

Rupee opens 5 paise higher at 71.38 vs USD in early trade

Forex traders said rupee was trading in a narrow range as market participants remained cautious ahead of the Brexit summit.

The 30-share index was trading 60.48 points, or 0.16 per cent, higher at 38,659.47 in morning trade. (Photo: File)

Sensex gains 60 points in early trade

Amid sustained foreign fund inflows, easing global crude prices also helped buying sentiment, traders said.

It (India) is one of the fastest growing (economies) even today. It has the best skilled manpower and a government that is continuously doing what is required in the name of reforms, above all democracy and rule of law, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. (Photo: File)

No better place to invest than in India: Sitharaman

She assured international investors at an interaction session that the government was continuously working to bring reforms.

Sports

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South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada had previously said that their bowlers didn't get the ball to reverse. (Photo: File)

'Reverse swing and spin will play major role against India': Faf du Plessis

India had defeated South Africa to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

National Cricket Academy (NCA) Director Rahul Dravid is supervising a training programme of boys and girls from 16 Commonwealth countries. (Photo: AP)

Rahul Dravid supervises training of aspiring cricketers from 16 countries at NCA

At the Commonwealth Meeting in 2018 PM Narendra Modi had announced that India will organise training for boys and girls under the age of 16.

'El Clasico' is a name given to the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. (Photo: AP)

La Liga requests to move 'El Clasico' from Barcelona to Madrid

The game between both sides is scheduled to be played at Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium on October 26.

Science

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Antiheroes and morally ambiguous characters like Walter White were more complicated for people to rate on likability. (Photo: ANI)

People admire superheroes for these reasons

People best liked the heroes they rated as most moral, and least liked villains they rated as most immoral.

This study suggests that we are often ignoring our physical environment. (Photo: ANI)

Home designs speak about one's personality

Being in a certain location dramatically constrains or facilitates certain emotional experience.

By scanning the fragments where characters are visible, they hope to create a machine-learning algorithm that will decipher what is written on the scrolls. (Representational photo: Pixabay)

Light brighter than the sun to virtually decipher ancient scrolls

The items were examined at the Diamond Light Source facility in Oxfordshire, home to Britain’s synchrotron.

Life

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The ecosystem is threatened by rock-climbing activities. (Photo: Representational/ Pexels)

Popular Hawaiian cliff to remain closed for two years

Hawaii closes nature reserve cliff popular with climbers.

The drawing was made by Leonardo da Vinci around 1490. (Photo: AP)

Iconic painting by da Vinci can go to Louvre

Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" drawing can go on loan to Louvre.

It's important to identify that cancer patients need special attention when it comes to exercising. (Photo: Representational/ Pexels)

Cancer patients need effective exercise prescriptions

Exercise to be prescribed like medicine to cancer patients: Study.

Relationship

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There will always be those times when you’ll feel like you’re getting tired of the relationship because there’s nothing new anymore. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Ask yourself these questions before breaking up with your partner

Outgrowing each other is bittersweet but staying together when you are not meant to can be painful too.

When there's a time factor involved, people say things that make you happy. (Photo: Representational/ Pixabay)

People bound to lie when it comes to answering quickly

Under time pressure, people tell us what we want to hear: Study.

If your colleague puts you down frequently, change the way you react to it. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Is toxic workplace bothering you?

Any trouble at your office can be dealt with, if you work on it.

Metros

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Ramdas Athawale

Dalit votes not enough, alliance with BJP needed: RPI chief

Ramdas Athawale doesn’t believe in confrontation, says one has to be pragmatic in alliance.

The breakthrough in the case came on a day a BJP delegation met President Ramnath Kovind in New Delhi alleging deterioration in the law and order situation in the state.

Murshidabad triple murder case cracked; accused held

Utpal, originally from Debra in East Midnapore, has been remanded in police custody for two weeks by the court after his production on Tuesday.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with BJP working president J.P. Nadda, state BJP president Chandrakant Patil (R) and other leaders release BJP’s manifesto (Sankalp Patra) in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Photo: AA)

Maha BJP promises 1 crore jobs in 5 years

The Vidhan Sabha polls will be held in the state on October 21 and counting of votes will take place on October 24.

Horoscope

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