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Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein apologises for citing Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in legal defense

Harvey has apologised for using statements by Streep and Lawrence in his defense against a class-action sexual harassment lawsuit.

Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Vipul Amrutlal Shah at Golden Temple on Thursday. (Photos: Instagram)

Namastey England: Arjun, Parineeti seek blessings at Golden Temple as shoot begins

The lead pair is all set to play Punjabi characters in the film, and there could have been no better start.

Haldwani: Artist Prakash Chandra Upadhyay holds the record of creating the world's smallest pencil, the 5mm long and 0.5mm wide pencil is made of wood and H.B. lead. (Photo: ANI/ Twitter)

Uttarakhand man creates world's smallest pencil, sets record

Due to his extraordinary talent, he has been conferred with the Assist World Records.

The host, Cassiday Proctor, from Spencer’s Neighbourhood on 106.5 in St Louis went into labour two weeks early, while working on the show. (Photo: Pixabay)

Radio presenter goes into labour on air, has baby while working

Cassiday Proctor, from Spencer’s Neighbourhood on 106.5 in St Louis went into labour two weeks early, while working on the show.

World

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Heavily armed jihadists stormed the boarding school in the remote town, forcing terrified students to flee into the surrounding bush. (Representational Image)

More than 100 girls are missing, possibly abducted, after Boko Haram attacks school

Parents in Dapchi, in Yobe state, said had they set up a support group after Monday’s raid.

The Rohingya believe the government is intentionally eviscerating the remnants of their culture to make it nearly impossible for them to return. (Representational Image)

Nothing left: Govt bulldozes Rohingya villages, genocide evidence along with it

‘When you see the pictures, it’s clear that whatever was left -- the mosques, the cemeteries, the homes -- they’re gone.’

'If the sanctions don't work, we'll have to go phase two. And phase two may be a very rough thing. May be very, very unfortunate for the world,' said Trump. (Photo: File)

Plan B sanctions on N Korea very unfortunate for world, warns Trump

Trump announced imposing sanctions against 27 entities, 28 vessels, and one individual, the heaviest imposed on a country till date.

Business

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Nifty resumed week up at 10,488.90 and traded between 10,499.10 and 10,302.75 before ending the week at 10,491.05.

Market manage to end with gains, up 131 points for the week

Sensex started week higher at 34,053 and hovered between 34,167 and 33,554, it closed week at 34,142.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Jaitley slams regulators' failure to detect PNB fraud

Arun Jaitley slammed regulators for failing to detect the Rs 11,400-crore fraud at Punjab National Bank.

H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

New H-1B policy memorandum issued to protect workers: USCIS

USCIS is simply clarifying existing regulations and policy for third-party worksite H-1B petitions.

Sports

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India women’s team celebrate after winning the T20 series against South Africa. (Photo: BCCI)

India women beat South Africa women by 54 runs, clinch series 3-1

India women achieve the double of winning ODI, T20 series.

(Photo: AP)

England's Ben Stokes set for international return against Kiwis

Stokes has not played for England since his arrest in Bristol last September.

With a long T20 schedule ahead, Suresh Raina said that there was a chance for him to make further inroads and return to the ODI side as well. (Photo: AP)

Suresh Raina keen to use T20I opportunity for ODI return

Raina has returned to the side after one year and has looked to bat aggressively in both matches against South Africa.

Science

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Equipped with movement or temperature sensors, Luciola could fly to such objects to deliver a message or help to make moving displays with multiple lights that can detect the presence of humans, or participate in futuristic projection mapping events. (Photo: Kawahara  laboratory)

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

Luciola could find applications in the Internet of Things, in regular objects such as cars and domestic appliances.

 The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian environment in its geology, aridity, appearance and desolation, the ministry said.

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

A four-day Mars habitat experiment was held, where scientists simulated living conditions on the Red Planet.

The Falcon Heavy is believed to have enough grunt to deliver tons of mining equipments to an asteroid ripe with precious minerals.

SpaceX's Falcon can deliver heavy payloads to asteroids

The Falcon Heavy has enough power to help humans mine for precious minerals on asteroids.

Life

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A story writing workshop under process by Michael Burns. (below) A storyteller in action.

Listen to the real tale

Tall tales storytelling brings forth unheard stories from the everyday lives of the common man.

Taking into account other recent incidents, there is no doubt that the RSS was behind the act. (Photo: Pixabay)

Kerala law student 'bullied' for FB post on menstrual taboo

Taking into account other recent incidents, there is no doubt that the RSS was behind the act.

For Munawwar, the word ‘design’ has a simple yet elaborate meaning.

Healing with art

Hit by a personal loss, designer Munawwar Sgarif channeled his artistic energy into his design piece titled, ‘It’s OK to slow down’.

Relationship

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From sex causing heart attacks to headache being a reason to avoid sex, here are myths that need to be busted (Photo: AFP)

Here are misconceptions about sex you need to beware of

The internet has also led to a large number of misconceptions which at times end up being harmful when it comes to awareness about sex.

16,263 babies were conceived in the week of Valentine's Day, up on an average of 15,427 each week. (Photo: Pixabay)

Pregnancies soar during Valentine's week: UK study

Love is most definitely in the air at this time of year.

He told her it was because the time he spent chauffeuring her was keeping him from his friends, she said.

Wife divorces husband in Dubai for charging £100 everytime he gave her a lift

Interestingly, the woman is the household’s sole breadwinner and pays the bills because her husband is unemployed and cannot hold down job.

Metros

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Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil

Opposition united against BJP government for budget session

They have also demanded a “white paper” on investments made in the state and sought answers from chief minister.

 All India Council for Technical Education

C-MAT aspirants allege faulty results

In a new, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), who conducts C-MAT once a year in the 75 cities.

Parliament and Assembly. (Photo: ANI)

Shiv Sena likely to retain MP for Rajya Sabha

As per the current strength of political parties in the legislative assembly, one seat of Shiv Sena can easily get elected.

Horoscope

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