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A forest range officer (FRO) of Pirakata Range under Midnapur division has created a beautiful garden using waste plastic bottles and rubber tyres. (Photo: ANI)

Forest officer creates garden using plastic bottles, rubber tyres in Bengal

The garden has become a go-to spot in the area and attracts a crowd who pay a visit to appreciate the greenery and Mohanta's work.

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi. (Photo: PTI)

Kiran Bedi loses iPhone while riding bullock cart to village, recovers it later

The phone had fallen off while Bedi was riding a bullock-cart on a bumpy, slushy road.

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Tripura: Man stole goat 41 years ago, arrested today

Police said that the accused along with his father had stolen a goat in 1978 from West Tripura district’s Ranir Bazar.

Bigg Boss Tamil 3. (Photo: YouTube)

Bigg Boss Tamil 3: Pradeep Antony slaps Kavin Raj; watch video

The video shared by Vijay TV shows Pradeep slapping Kavin hardly on the cheeks.

World

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Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. (Photo: AFP)

Solid gold toilet, once offered to Donald Trump, stolen from London palace

The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds (USD 1.25 million), was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.

With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday's vote may be the only thing to keep him out of the courtroom. (Photo: File)

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving prime minister, has dominated the political discourse during the campaign.

The sheriff’s office said authorities found 2,246 preserved fetal remains but there’s no evidence medical procedures were performed at the home. (Photo: AP)

2,000 Fetal remains found at abortion doctor's home days after he dies

Klopfer, who died September 3, was a longtime doctor at an abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana.

Business

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In June 2019, the total outstanding on discoms was Rs 69,905 crore, while the total overdue amount was Rs 51,748 crore. (Representational image)

Power gencos outstanding dues on discoms rises 57 pc to Rs 73,000 crore in July

According to PRAAPTI portal, distribution companies owed a total of Rs 46,779 crore to power generation companies in July 2018.

FIEO President Sharad Kumar Saraf said the new scheme of Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) with revenue burden of up to Rs 50,000 crore for the government, looks attractive as it will neutralise all duties and levies suffered by the export products.

Incentives for exports to boost shipments: Exporters

FIEO said the new measures in form of incentives and refund of taxes will go a long way in enhancing the growth prospects.

SBI owns 74 per cent in the cards venture, while its foreign partner can also choose to dilute its stake through the IPO (initial public offering), said SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar.

SBI shelves IPO plans for general insurance arm; card JV to hit market in Q4

Investor interest for cards business is very high, and SBI Card listing will happen in March quarter, said SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar.

Sports

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India will face South Africa on Wednesday at Mohali in the second match of the three-match T20I series. (Photo: AFP)

IND vs SA 1st T20: have won the toss and opted to first

The seemingly unconquerable Indians will be taking on a recently overhauled South African side in the second match.

David Alaba picked up the injury while warming up for Saturday's Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig, which ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo: AFP)

David Alaba sustains injury in left thigh while training

FC Bayern Munich's David Alaba injured his left thigh, the club confirmed on Sunday.

India captain Virat Kohli has made it amply clear that the youngsters will have to prove themselves in the "four or five" opportunities they get. (Photo: AFP)

Virat Kohli: 'I never expected to get more than 4-5 opportunities, same for youngsters'

Giving his own example, Kohli, who made his India debut in 2008, said he never expected to get a bagful of opportunities in his early days.

Science

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The phenomena -- recently named Dyakonov-Voigt waves -- could have a range of useful applications (Photo: Representational image/ ANI)

Old theories of 19th century scientist aid new light wave discovery

Equations by James Clerk Maxwell have helped to reveal how crystals can be manipulated to produce a distinctive form of lightwave.

The group hasn't studied more complicated surfaces like airplanes yet, but they think it's an obvious future step. (Photo: ANI)

Now you can defrost surfaces in seconds!

The researchers established a technique that melts the ice where the surface and the ice meet, so the ice can simply slide off.

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Smartphone radiation doesn't have negative health effects, says study

Researchers argue that many studies indicating the effect of radiofrequency radiation get published only because they are interesting.

Life

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Disover hidden gems by taking detours. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Travel tips: How to explore better

Ultimate guide for travel buffs that is sure to elevate your holiday experiences.

Meat and lentils are common protein sources. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

What eating too much protein does to your health

A protein-rich diet is often recommended for many reasons, but too much protein can be dangerous for your health.

Excessive alcohol consumption has been linked to several health conditions. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Weight loss: Control alcohol consumption to get better results

We know your version of Oktoberfest started long ago, but it’s time to rethink.

Relationship

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Falling out of love is a major cause of divorce. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Is your marriage going downhill? Read more to find out

It gets hard-going sometimes. A new study lists the four topmost reasons for parting ways.

Couples therapy tends to be the most successful with couples who are committed to staying together, but recognise that they can benefit from a third party helping them. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Signs that couples’ counselling may not work for you and your partner

Sometimes, not even the help of a licensed therapist can revive the lost spark in a relationship.

Commercialisation has almost destroyed our senses and environment, and we are not able to realise it. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Does materialism define modern day friendship?

Friendship Day: Is friendship being defined through materialism?

Metros

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar

NCP chief to kick off statewide tour Tuesday

The NCP chief will review the situation on the ground and interact with younger leaders to contest the Assembly elections.

Home minister Amit Shah gives a party membership slip to senior NCP leader Udayanraje Bhosale on Saturday. (Photo: PTI)

BJP gears up to woo Marathas

The Marathas are the single largest community in the state and their vote can prove decisive in at least 116 out of 288 constituencies.

Even as citizen's groups continue to protest against the proposed Metro car shed at Aarey colony, the politics over the issue is also heating up.

Shiv Sena, AAP spar over Metro car shed

The civic body has also mandated the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) to plant 13,110 trees as compensatory plantation.

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