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 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.

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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There was no immediate comment from the government. (Photo: Representational image)

Doctors in Sri Lanka go on srike over salary 'injustice'

The strike caused hardships to the patients who arrived at state-run hospitals, where doctors were providing only emergency treatment.

Russia has already warned against jumping to conclusions over who was behind the attack. (Photo: File)

US seeks UN action on Saudi attacks despite likely Russian opposition

The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran.

'Netanyahu has lost, but Gantz hasn't won,' said Udi Segal, a prominent Israeli television news anchor. (Photo: File | AP)

Israel PM battles for survival as exit polls show race too close to call

Dubbed 'King Bibi' by his supporters, Netanyahu had already been stung by his failure to form a government after an election in April.

Business

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The hike on Wednesday followed a 14 paise a litre increase in price of petrol on Tuesday and 15 paise per litre rise in diesel rate. (Representional Image)

Petrol, diesel prices see steepest hike since July 5

Petrol price was increased by 25 paise per litre to Rs 72.42 and diesel by 24 paise to Rs 65.82 in the Delhi market.

Mukesh Ambani and his private firms held 47.29 per cent stake as on June 30, 2019 in RIL. (Photo: PTI | File)

Mukesh Ambani raises stake in Reliance Industries to 48.87 per cent

The acquisition was pursuant to a scheme of arrangement not directly involving Reliance, the filing said without giving details.

LG Electronics India said the government's decision will boost domestic manufacturing.

TV makers hail scrapping of duty on open cell panel, mfg cost to go down by 3 pc

The announcement has come just ahead of the festive season sales and would positively impact the sales of LED TV panels.

Sports

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Sarfaraz and Co. were also allegedly spotted eating junk food before the much-anticipated clash against their arch-rivals India. (Photo: AFP)

Netizens troll Misbah-ul-haq after he bans biryani for Pakistan players; see tweets

Many questions were raised over Pakistan's team fitness and performance in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019.

After the Ashes series got tied at 2-2, former South African player Jonty Rhodes compared Steve Smith with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli and Smith as a batsman who scores the 'ugliest hundreds', while Virat Kohli was termed as an idol, whom the new generation should follow according to the former fielding legend. (Photo:AFP)

Jonty Rhodes ranks Virat Kohli higher than world’s best Test batsman Steve Smith

Recently, Smith made the headlines after he helped his side retain the Ashes.

In an Instagram video, Andre Russell’s wife, Jassym Lora, is seen throwing an underarm ball to the batsman who proceeds to smash it in a pink smoke.(Photo: Instagram/Andre Russell)

Watch: Andre Russell reveals gender of his unborn baby in style

Russell last played for his country in the 2019 ICC World Cup, where he suffered a knee injury.

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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Stick to your diet and exercise regimen. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

How to reduce weight instantly

Follow these four simple guidelines to shed those extra kilos.

Hydrotehrapy is a good way to relax your mind. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Detoxifying your liver, kidneys and bladder is easy

These simple practices work wonders for keeping your organs healthy.

Children who have access to fixed play equipment like swings and slides and fewer electronic devices were more likely to meet national physical activity guidelines. (Photo: ANI)

Toys that stimulate the mind is beneficial for kids

Not many in number but right kind of toys important for kids: Study.

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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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.

Jairam at Aarey metro site. (Photo: MRUGESH BANDIWADEKAR)

PM should walk his talk by saving trees: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh said that it should be noted that no one is opposing metro.

Citizens can check their list of traffic violations through kiosks.

Errant drivers on e-way to pay fine at toll plaza

It will have an automatic number plate registration system.

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