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Salman Khan.

Salman Khan leaves fans upset; read how

The revelation by Khan was made at the green carpet of the 20th edition of IIFA Awards held in Mumbai.

 A photo stand of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: pmmementos.gov.in)

PM Modi photo stand sells for Rs 1 crore at e-auction

The memento, which also carried a message from PM Modi in Gujarati, had a base price of only Rs 500.

Raveena Tandon and Shantanu Maheshwari. (Photo: Instagram)

Nach Baliye 9: Raveena Tandon confronts Shantanu Maheshwari; read why

Earlier, Raveena got angry at host Maniesh Paul for allegedly making faces in front of her.

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.

World

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A bill recently introduced in the US Congress would call for sanctions on any Chinese official who interferes with Tibetan Buddhist succession practices. (Photo: File | AP)

US draws red line for China to handpick future Dalai Lama

US is hoping to make clear that Beijing would face international opprobrium if it tries to take over the reincarnation process.

Antonio Guterres's statement came ahead of the UN General Assembly session where Pakistan has said that it would raise the issue of Kashmir. The country is rattled by the Indian government's move to abrogate Article 370 of the constitution that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: ANI)

Dialogue between India, Pak 'absolutely essential element' to resolve dispute: UN Chief Guterres

‘I go on with a clear opinion that human rights must be fully respected in the territory,’ United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres added.

On September 8, Trump administration called off the peace deal after the Taliban claimed responsibility of a bomb blast in Kabul that took the life of an American soldier. (Photo: ANI)

Former Afghan president Karzai urges United States to resume peace talks with Taliban

Karzai also urged the Taliban to seek the peace talks with the Afghan as much as with the US.

Business

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo: File)

No stressed MSME loan to be declared NPA till March 2020: FM

FM said banks have been asked to follow that circular and not declare any stressed MSME loan as NPA till March.

However, the survey showed that the number of factories increased to 2,37,684 in 2017-18 from 2,34,865 a year ago. (Representational image)

Factory investment at 3-year low of Rs 3.31 lakh cr in 2017-18: Survey

The number of employees also increased to 1.55 crore in 2017-18 from 1.48 crore in the previous year.

Since the morning, rupee has been tracking the move in crude. Overnight drop in oil led rupee to appreciate. However, the escalating tensions in Middle East limited the gains in rupee, said Rahul Gupta, Currency Research Head, Emkay Global Financial Services Limited.

Rupee slips 10 paise to 71.34 against USD

Forex traders said investors turned cautious after the US Federal Reserve dimmed hopes of further rate cuts.

Sports

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Bajrang Punia's frustrated coach Shako Banitidis kicked the coach's block in anger, protesting the partisan officiating during the 65kg bout, which ended 9-9 after a nerve-wracking six minutes. (Photo: PTI)

Bajrang Punia controversially loses WWC semi-finals after securing Olympic berth

In the controversial bout, the referee gave ample time to tiring Niyazbekov to catch his breath and he was not warned at least thrice.

India is playing alongside Oman, Qatar, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Group E of the qualifying tournament. (Photo: File)

FIFA rankings: India falls down from 103 to 104

The Blue Tigers have been playing regularly since the 2019 Intercontinental Cup in July.

Akila Dananjaya is entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his action after the expiry of the one-year period. (Photo: AP/PTI)

Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for 12 months

The 25-year-old was assessed after his bowling action came under scrutiny by the match officials in the first Test against New Zealand.

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.

(Photo: Representational)

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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From art to science, balloons have occupied spaces all over. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

4 surprising uses of balloons

Sneak peak: they are used in heart surgeries.

Mosquitoes have a unique immunity system. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Anaemic? You’re more likely to spread dengue

People with anaemia have higher chances of transmitting the deadly virus.

Your skin type- whether dry, sensitive or oily, determines the kind of products you should use. (Photo: Instagram)

Why everyone should use oil-based cleansers

Oil-based cleansers are better than surfactant based cleansers.

Relationship

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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?

Rohitash Gaud

My mommy is my true love

She never stopped me from doing anything regarding my education and career.

Metros

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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan praises metro project, greens see red

The protest, meanwhile, has been gathering momentum by the day and political parties.

Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon.

Bombay HC: No tree felling in Aarey till September 30

MMRCl claims delay in construction of car shed will cause loss of Rs 4cr per day.

NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik

Take 44 lakh bogus voters off list: Congress

NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the party demanded that the EC raise the expenditure limit from Rs 28-60 lakh.

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