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In his address, Athawale took a jibe at the Congress party and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the party’s electoral loss. (Photo: PTI)

From Rome to Om: Why Athawale chose BJP over Congress?

Athawale was making the customary speech on the behalf of his party to welcome the new Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.

Robucci is No 17 on the list of people in the world who have lived the longest lives. (Photo: AP)

Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person has died at 116

She ran a coffee bar with her husband for years, and had been named 'honorary mayor' in 2012.

The Cuban learnt to then soak the canvasses for at least an hour and rinse them to get rid of the salt and any organic matter, before hanging them out to dry. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Meet Sandor Gonzalez: Artist who sketches under the sea

Cuban artist sketches under the sea among fish and coral reefs.

The cop also buys helmets from his own pocket and gifts it to others. Till date, he has circulated around 700 helmets to people. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Watch: Delhi traffic cop spreads road safety awareness with rap songs

Shahi has also other ways to persuade motorists to abide by traffic rules. He uses a mirror to make them feel guilty.

World

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Pensions are a particularly sensitive topic for Abe. (Photo: File)

Shinzo Abe criticised over pension report, calls it 'misunderstanding'

Abe has made reform of the social security system a top priority to cope with Japan's fast-ageing, shrinking population.

Iran said in May it would start enriching uranium at a higher level, unless world powers protected its economy from USsanctions within 60 days. (Photo: Representational)

Iran will not give Europe more time to shield it against US sanctions

Tehran said in May it would reduce compliance with the nuclear pact it agreed with world powers in 2015.

Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned "in the strongest terms" the call by the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, for an independent investigation into Morsi's death during a court hearing on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

Egypt accuses UN of seeking to 'politicise' Morsi death

This comes two days after the death of former president of Egypt, Mohammad Morsi who suddenly died in court.

Business

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At the upper end of the price band, IndiaMart InterMesh's IPO is expected to raise about Rs 475 crore.

IndiaMart's Rs 475-cr IPO to open on June 24; price band fixed at 970–973 per share

Promoters Dinesh Chandra Agarwal and Brijesh Kumar Agrawal will sell 14,30,109 shares through the issue.

Unlike other tax returns, there is no option to revise monthly or quarterly returns under GST which is the main cause of the entire prevailing situation.

Tax body seeks extension of GST return filing by four months

Govt has made the entire GST procedure and filing of returns very 'confusing with hundreds of changes in the rules and taxes'.

Amazon has three fulfilment centres in Hyderabad with more than 3.2 million of storage space and two sort centres with one lakh square feet of processing capacity. (Photo: File | ANI)

Amazon opens Telangana's largest delivery centre in Hyderabad

We also have 2,500 stores which help us deliver to our customers same experience that Amazon offers, said Prakash Rochlani.

Sports

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India will next take on Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on June 22. (Photo: AFP)

'Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness status will be known shortly': Shankar Basu

During the India-Pakistan clash in a World Cup match, Bhuveneshwar suffered tightness in his left hamstring and walked off the field.

Imad Wasim and Virat Kohli (Photo: screengrab Top 3/YouTube)

ICC CWC'19: Imad Wasim 'begs' Virat Kohli to get out; watch video

Pakistan bowler Imad Wasim can be seen joining his hands and speaking to Virat Kohli.

On the eve of the England match, some members of the Afghanistan team were involved in an altercation at a restaurant in Manchester. (Photo: AFP)

Afghanistan coach Simmons to expose chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai after World Cup

Gulbadin Naib’s men suffered their fifth defeat in as many matches after losing to hosts England on Tuesday.

Science

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The report also added that an estimated 20-70 per cent of the plastic waste going for recycling facilities worldwide is not fit for use hence discarded as trash.

How is unrecycled plastic affecting environment?

The US in 2018 shipped about 68,000 containers with plastic waste to some developing countries.

The authors combined historical data on crop yields, temperature, and rainfall. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Climate change affects crops in India says a study

The research published in the 'Environmental Research Letters' studied the effects of climate on five major crops.

Many skulls bore evidence of healed fractures to the top or back of the cranium, some with multiple injuries. (Photo: Pixabay)

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

The residents experienced a high rate of infections, as seen in their teeth and bones.

Life

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Menopause also marks the end of a woman’s fertility. They come accompanied by common symptoms like hot flashes, chills, sleep disruption and well as emotional upheaval. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Fact or fiction: All you need to know about menopause

Menopause starts in a woman’s 40s and can cause a lot of emotional and physical changes.

Alcohol increases the risk by three per 100 so its a low absolute risk, but it's something that's modifiable.(Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Reduce alcohol intake to lower risk of breast cancer

Cutting down on regular alcohol consumption by women can reduce risk of breast cancer.

The bacteria V. vulnificus thrives in oceans where the temperature is above 13 degrees Celsius. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

‘Flesh-eating’ bacteria make an appearance as oceans become warmer

“Flesh-Eating” bacteria is spreading to other water bodies as ocean temperatures rise.

Relationship

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Solitude serves the same positive function in introverts and extroverts. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Solitude can be restorative and have positive benefit

Study finds teens seeking solitude may know what's best for them.

Whether it's couple CEOs living in different cities due to their work or a couple where one partner tastes greater success first, the power couples need to maintain a delicate balance between their work and family life. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Downsides of office romance that you should know

Office romance: Experts warn against conflict of interest.

Our life and times in this age is all about conducting yourself with grace and maturity.

Coping with the un-imaginable

After a break up, the world seems bleak, but to present yourself to the outside world as a person who is not a drone is important.

Metros

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The incident has instigated a communal angle and turned into a political battle which held hostage the entire area for last 48 hours. (Photo: PTI)

Mukherjee Nagar auto driver under scanner for violent past

Police chief submits report on incident to home ministry.

Maharashra CM Devendra Fadnavis

CM invited to address Shiv Sena workers

Fadnavis first ‘outsider’ to attend Sena’s Foundation Day event.

Moreover, 10 of the state's major dams have water stock at just 0 or 1 per cent of its capacity.

Reservoirs left with less than 15 per cent water

Officials have attributed the water scarcity in the reservoirs to inadequate rainfall in 2018.

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