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Trevor Mallard, the Speaker of New Zealand's parliament, cradled a lawmaker's baby while he presided over a debate in the House of Representatives. (Photo: Twitter/ Trevor Mallard)

New Zealand Speaker feeds lawmaker's baby in Parliament

In September last year, New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern made history by bringing her baby along to her debut speech at the UN in New York.

Ladakh lawmaker Jamyang Tsering Namgyal. (Photo: ANI)

Ladakh MP discusses with Union ministers for development push

The lawmaker says he has received a positive response from at least four Union ministers for various projects crucial for the region.

‘I received a call and the caller was a woman who was crying and she said that her husband is not opening the door and has hanged himself,’ the constable said. (Photo: ANI)

Hardoi: UP cops prompt action saves life of a man attempting suicide

The man, who attempted suicide by hanging himself and later saved by the constable, was rushed to the hospital and is now out of danger.

The refugees then share their stories directly with the public through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (Photo: File)

Rohingya youth share stories on social media, says 'I'm here 24x7'

Rafiq is among some 30 Rohingya youths selected by the World Food Programme for its 'Storytellers' project.

World

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The Tokyo-bound Hayabusa No 46 train screeched to an emergency stop in a tunnel shortly after leaving Sendai station in northeastern Japan when the conductor saw a warning light that the door of the ninth carriage was open, East Japan Railway said. (Representational Image)

Mind the doors: Japan bullet train runs with door open at 280 km/hr

'The conductor checked the carriage and found that the door was completely open,' a company spokesman told news agency AFP.

The duo was produced in court amid strict security where Judge Naeem Arshad heard NAB's request for a 15-day extension in their physical remand, Express Tribune reported. (Photo: ANI)

Maryam Nawaz's remand extended by 14 in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

Maryam had appeared before NAB on July 31 to record her statement in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills reference.

'The current situation in Kashmir and the disputes between India and Pakistan regarding it are a result of the vicious British government’s measures while leaving the Indian subcontinent,' the leader tweeted. (Photo: Twitter | @Khamenei_ir)

Supreme leader of Iran expresses concern over Kashmir issue

He blamed the British saying that what they did with the region was intentional in order to sustain conflicts in Kashmir.

Business

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The Indian rupee on Wednesday had closed at 71.55 against the US dollar.

Rupee slips 17 paise against dollar in early trade

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened weak at 71.65 then fell to 71.72 against the US dollar.

The broader Nifty too fell 44.80 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 10,873.90.

Sensex drops over 100 points to slip below 37,000 mark

The 30-share index was trading 127.32 points, or 0.34 per cent, lower at 36,933.05.

Sports

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Kohli has always been a big advocate of playing five bowlers as he feels the key to winning Test matches is taking 20 wickets. (Photo: AFP)

Virat Kohli hints at 4-bowler strategy for first Test against West Indies

A lively pitch was dished out in the last Test played here between the West Indies and England.

He had a memorable second match in Saint Lucia as he had recorded the figures of 9-102 in the match, including career-best 6-48 in the second innings. (Photo: West Indies Cricket)

IND vs WI: Miguel Cummins replaces Keemo Paul for first Test against India

The 28-year-old Cummins had made his debut three years ago against India.

Both Smith and Archer were engaged in an intense battle in the second Test match, and the former was hit on the neck by a bouncer bowled by the latter. (Photo: AFP)

Jofra Archer imitates Steven Smith's style of leaving the ball

Smith will be missing the third Test match as he has not recovered in time after suffering a delayed concussion.

Science

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 Earlier, the spacecraft's orbit was progressively increased five times between July 23 and August 6.  (Photo: ISRO twitter)

Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth's orbit, moving towards moon

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20 and land on lunar surface on September 7.

The revelations have pointed towards the pattern galaxies form while developing into old age and also shed light on the huge black holes at their center. (Representative Image)

39 massive new galaxies discovered by researchers

The astronomers discovered these galaxies by combining results obtained from various telescopes around the world.

Two options available at the moment – watch them in person or watch them online. (Photo: Pixabay)

How to watch this year’s biggest meteor shower from India?

During this time, between 60 and 80 meteors will dash across the night sky in India.

Life

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This study shows an association between a family history of diabetes and increased bone density in postmenopausal women. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Insulin resistance increases in people with family history of diabetes

Family history of diabetes associated with increased bone mineral density: Study.

WHO called for further analysis of microplastics in the environment and their potential health significance. (Photo: AP)

WHO says microplastics in water not harmful to health

UN: Don’t worry about drinking microplastics in water.

A brain implant that stimulates the visual cortex directly is another strategy even though risky. (Photo: ANI)

New optic nerve therapy to offer aid to blind

Optic nerve stimulation to offer visual aid to blind: study.

Relationship

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Retailers should encourage existing customers to recommend the brand to their peers for upcoming gift giving occasions. (Photo: ANI)

Effective means to improve customer engagement with brands

Here's how you can improve customer-brand relationships.

 It will help you put things in the perspective of how things were and how things are now. (Photo: Pixabay)

No more break-up woes

Record the answers in a tape and listen to it from time to time.

Parents who have trouble accepting the news may worry that their child might face a more difficult life, one that includes bullying or harassment. (Photo: Representational/AP)

Parents find it hard to deal with their child’s sexual orientation

Parents struggle for years adjusting to their child's sexual orientation.

Metros

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray springs surprise, backs cousin in ED case

The MNS, however, played down the statement claiming that everyone knows nothing will come out of the ‘political move’.

Bhim Army activists block a road during the protest in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo: Biplab Banerjee)

Protest against temple demolition turns violent

Police use mild lathicharge to disperse agitators, Bhim Army chief detained.

Pravin Chougule

MNS worker commits suicide in Thane

The police said that they are still looking ascertaining whether the incident was political in nature.

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