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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.

The number 23 jersey belonged to 18-year-old Obama while he was a senior at Punahou high school in Hawaii, where he lived at the time, according to Heritage Auctions. (Photo: File)

Barack Obama's high school basketball jersey sold for USD 120,000

Obama is a known basketball fan and was often seen playing during his tenure at the White House.

Hrithik Roshan.

Hrithik Roshan receives invitation to speak at the prestigious Oxford Union

Riding high on the success of his latest release ‘Super 30’, the Bollywood superstar is unstoppable.

AIIMS faced the biggest fire in its history, the department of lab medicine worked on full strength at a makeshift arrangement in the blood bank and to ensure that the patient services didn’t suffer. (Photo: File | Representative)

'It's our duty': Doctors help 30-yr-old deliver baby girl amid massive fire in AIIMS

The woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl at around 9:30 pm while the rescue operations were still on to douse the flames.

World

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 The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be a robotic moon lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters on Monday. (Photo: File)

Plans detailed for first US mission to land on moon since Apollo

Astrobotic said Peregrine would be the first American spacecraft to touch down on the moon since Apollo astronauts touched down in 1972.

It would be the first time a G7 summit ends without a communique since meetings began in 1975, underscoring the rift US President Donald Trump's 'America First' trade policies has created among the G7 advanced economies. (Photo: File)

G7 summit may end without joint communique due to trade tensions

The G7 comprises the United States, France, Britain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada and the European Union.​

Trump on Sunday pushed back against talk of a looming recession after a raft of US data reports last week gave a mixed outlook for the economy. (Photo: File)

White House considering cutting tax to avoid recession: report

Also under consideration is reversing new tariffs the Trump administration imposed on Chinese goods.

Business

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"Globally, spot gold held steady near USD 1,500 an ounce weighed down by a strong US dollar and higher level profit-booking.

Gold touches fresh all-time high of Rs 38,770 on jewellers' buying

Silver ready plunged Rs 1,100 to 43,900 per kg, while weekly-based delivery fell Rs 113 to Rs 43,422 per kg.

GAIL is looking to put up 400 CNG stations and give out a record 10 lakh piped natural gas connections to household kitchens in the next 3-5 years.

GAIL to invest Rs 45,000 cr in expansion of gas pipelines

GAIL currently operates 11,000-km of pipeline network and markets two-thirds of all natural gas sold in the country.

Shell sold its stake in the open market after GAIL waived off its first right of refusal.

Shell exits city gas business in India, sells MGL stake in open market

Shell exercised its option to exit MGL as the lock-in period for minimum promoter holding expired last month.

Sports

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Lara, who shared his vast repertoire of knowledge, was happy with the intensity of the players in the camp. (Photo: File)

'West Indies players can work on mental aspect', feels Brian Lara

Lara and Sarwan have been invited by Cricket Windies to conduct a session with the Test squad before the start of the two-match series.

Prannoy moves into the third round having bested China's Lin Dan and Finland's Eetu Heino. (Photo: BAI Media)

BWF World Championships: HS Prannoy pulls a shocker by beating Lin Dan

Earlier this year, Lin Dan had gotten the better of Prannoy in the Australian Open when he defeated in straight sets 21-18, 21-19.

Smith received a standing ovation for a fighting 92 at Lord’s despite being struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer. (Photo: AFP)

UK sports minister tells England fans to stop booing Steve Smith

Smith and David Warner served 12-month bans for their roles in the scandal during the test series in South Africa last year.

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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Studies are finding new ways to treat anxiety. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

This brain molecule can help in treating anxiety

Study reveals that a particular brain molecule heavily influences anxiety.

Abdulla Yousuf, Acting Director, Proximity Market, International Operations. (Photo: File)

Dubai Tourism foresees expansion in India

India is one of the leading source markets for Dubai and has witnessed exponential growth in the last few years.

To avoid this disastrous infestation, make sure you don’t bring them inside your home. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Comprehensive guide to identifying and eliminating bed bugs

How to know if you have bed bugs in your house and the best way to get rid of them.

Relationship

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Low libido is a common phenomenon today. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Low on libido? Here are five ways to boost your sex drive

Is your lust tending to rust? Try these simple, effective remedies.

While it is not easy to wave goodbye to your insecurities, knowing what they are can help you be better equipped to deal with them. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Your zodiac sign dictates your relationship insecurities

Understand your insecurities better through this astro-guide.

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.

Metros

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday grilled former chief minister Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh in connection with the multi-crore Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) scam for around eight hours on Monday.

ED grills former CM’s son in IL&FS scam case

The agency has summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for questioning in the same case later this week.

High alert was issued after the Yamuna River breached the danger mark in the national capital on Monday evening, prompting authorities to evacuate people from the low-lying areas. (Photo: PTI)

Water level in Yamuna crosses warning mark

Traffic movement on the Old Yamuna Bridge (popularly known as Lohe-ka-Pul) was closed by the administration in view of the rising river.

Maharashtra has seven hotspots of sulphur dioxide gas (SO2) emissions, the highest in the country, according to a latest study. (Photo: AFP)

Maharashtra has most hotspots of SO2: Greenpeace

Mumbai is the second highest emitter of SO2 among mega-cites in India, next only to Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

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