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Noor hopes Muslim girls are encouraged to chase their dreams, no matter how scary, uncertain and hostility their environments might be. (Photo: AP)

Hijab-wearing college golfer a trail blazer for Muslim girls

Noor Ahmed, member of the Nebraska NCAA college golf team, is the only golfer at college level or higher, known to wear a hijab while competing.

He became the first sightless person on record to navigate a vessel across the vast ocean. (Representational Image)

Blind Japanese sailor completes Pacific voyage without interruption

A blind Japanese sailor completed his non-stop Pacific voyage on Saturday, local media reported.

American Jess Roskelley, 36, and Austrians Hansjorg Auer, 35, and David Lama, 28, went missing. (Photo:Twitter)

3 World famous mountaineers presumed dead in Canada avalance

They were part of a team of experienced athletes sponsored by American outdoor equipment firm The North Face, the company confirmed.

Anupam Kher and Shah Rukh Khan.

Anupam Kher, Shah Rukh Khan's cute Twitter banter will remind you of 'DDLJ' days!

Anupam revived 'DDLJ' memories and reminded SRK of old times with a Twitter post.

World

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Reddy now works for the University of Pennsylvania as a professor of pharmacology. (Photo:Representational)

Indian-origin professor faces inquiry over drawing double salaries in UK

An Indian-origin medical professor is facing inquiry over his failure to inform UK university that he was still working at another varsity.

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot in the head late Thursday in Derry. (Photo:AP)

Two teens arrested after killing Northern Irish journalist

Two teenage men have been arrested after the shooting dead of a journalist in Northern Ireland, police said Saturday.

Khan also urged the respective Chief Ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to put their teams under the scanner. (Photo:AP)

Have changed batting order in my team for nation's uplift: Imran Khan

Justifying his reshuffling of the federal Cabinet a day before, Imran Khan said that a good captain constantly keeps an eye on his team.

Business

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During the holiday-shortened last week, the Sensex rose 373.17 points, or 0.96 per cent to close at 39,140.28 on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

Six of top-10 firms add Rs 98,502 cr in m-cap; TCS shines

The market capitalisation (m-cap) of TCS zoomed Rs 49,437.67 crore to Rs 8,05,074.14 crore.

The new alterations appeared on the Amazon Flex app to drivers, notifying them that they require clicking a selfie before continuing work. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Why will Amazon delivery drivers take a selfie with you?

Amazon is now asking its delivery drivers to take selfies, in a bid to reduce fraud.

Cash-starved Jet Airways, which has around 23,000 employees, has delayed payment of salaries to the employees, including pilots. (Photo: Twitter | @jetairways)

Jet Airways employees seek President's intervention for salary dues, emergency funds

Domestic lenders have invited bids for selling stake in Jet Airways.

Sports

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Smith’s ban ended last month and the 29-year old has already found a spot in the 15-member squad announced by Cricket Australia. (Photo: BCCI)

'I was bit surprised by it,' says Smith on getting the captaincy charge back

The management called me yesterday and said that they wanted me to captain the rest of the season: Smith

Kings XI Punjab lost their fifth match of the season as they suffered a five-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals. (Photo: BCCI)

IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab skipper Ashwin fined for slow over rate

Ashwin has been fined Rs 12 lakh as it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's code of conduct.

Bayern finally broke the deadlock when defender Suele shot from the edge of the box, the ball taking a slight deflection to beat Pavlenka. (Photo: AP)

Bayern register 1-0 win against Bremen, move four points clear of Dortmund

Niklas Suele drilled in a 75th-minute winner to lift the Bavarians to 70 points,

Science

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Under the draft laws sent to China’s legislature for review on Saturday, medical and human trials would face closer scrutiny and stricter requirements.

China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials

Chinese authorities launched an investigation into He’s work and said they had halted the kind of research he was undertaking.

NASA has awarded SpaceX and Boeing Co a total of USD 6.8 billion to build competing rocket and capsule systems to launch astronauts into orbit from American soil. (Representative photo: AP)

SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand.

When put under pressure, plastic crystals of 'neopentylglycol' yield huge cooling effects- enough that they are competitive with conventional coolants.

Discovery of eco-friendly material for refrigerators and ACs

Researchers described the enormous thermal changes under pressure achieved with plastic crystals.

Life

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Women were more vulnerable than anyone during the Taliban regime. (Photo: AFP)

Cyclist Kobra Salim takes part in #MyRedLine campaign

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace.

Giant tortoises are important ecosystem engineers in the Galapagos responsible for long-distance seed dispersal, and their migration is essential for many tree and plant species' survival. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Environmental conditions affecting tortoise’s ability to migrate

Climate change may affect giant tortoise's ability to migrate.

The study centred on a psychological effect called 'mental construal'. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Experience the arousal effect of coffee without consumption

You can feel caffeine buzz without actually drinking coffee: Study.

Relationship

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Hugs are not just a physical gesture, they can also be cues and signs to bigger issues regarding interpersonal relationships. (Photo: PixaBay)

Hugs that are not really intimate: the anti-Valentine's series

Not all hugs are romantic and we'll tell you how to differentiate between them.

Pooja Banerjee

Unconditional love

I am extremely close to my husband as he has been my all through.

The compassionate tend to have deeper connections with others and more friends. (Photo: ANI)

Compassion: Recipe for happiness and success

Compassion is experiencing feelings of loving-kindness toward another person's affliction.

Metros

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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur

BJP would have fielded Nathuram Godse, claims Congress

Mr Sawant pointed out that Ms Thakur had earlier called Mr Karkare a ‘traitor’.

The police had arrested Neeraj Kumar Desai, a structural engineer, and BMC engineers Anil Patil and S.F. Kakulte in connection with the Himalaya bridge collapse.

FOB collapse: No bail to accused

The FOB, which was constructed around 40 years ago, collapsed on March 14, 2019.

The tender costs Rs 90 crore and includes 23 contractors for tree trimming/cutting across Mumbai for the next two years. (Representational image)

BMC to appoint tree trimmers for Rs 90 crore

The 24 contractors for the 24 civic wards had been appointed for three years for Rs 140 crore.

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