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Newsmakers

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Maiti who is working as a senior research fellow in the field of cancer drug discovery from a reputed institute in Kolkata, stumbled upon a modeling career after his friends pushed him towards getting into shape.

Kolkata boy wins Mr Gay World India 2018, wants to help create world of equality

Samarpan Maity who won the recognition says the pageant is important towards creating awareness about the LGBTQ community.

Dinesh Karthik is set to join the Test squad ahead of the third match against the Faf du Plessis-led side. (Photo: PTI)

SA vs IND, 3rd Test: Karthik replaces injured Saha

Saha sustained an upper left hamstring tendon injury during a training session on January 11.

Emraan Hashmi with the team of his upcoming film.

Emraan Hashmi to deal with education system in his new film Cheat India

The film is expected to go on the floors in July, and will be released in February 2019.

The new species, discovered by scientists from Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo, all belong to the same Neotropical genus Ochyrocera. (Photo: Pixabay)

New spider species named after Harry Potter, GoT characters

The authors do not fail to pay tribute to much less violent spiders known from popular children books.

World

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Trump has pushed Xi to increase economic and political pressure on North Korea in the hopes of convincing it to stop the development of its nuclear weapons program. (Photo: AP)

‘Positive changes’ in Korean Peninsula, Xi Jinping tells Trump

Tensions have been high after North staged a flurry of nuclear and missile tests and traded threats of war and personal attacks with Trump.

The agreement follows a pact between the countries in November paving the way for repatriations from January 23, a deadline that is likely to slip given the logistical challenges of the cross-border operation. (Photo: AP)

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees 'within 2 years'

It does not cover Rohingya refugees who were living in Bangladesh prior to that date who the UN estimates number at 200,000.

The United States has long blamed militant safe-havens in Pakistan for prolonging the war in neighboring Afghanistan, giving insurgents, including from the Haqqani network, a place to plot attacks and rebuild their forces. (Photo: Representational | PTI)

‘I’m not giving up’ on ties with Pak, says top US general

Pakistan is a crucial gateway for US military supplies destined for US and other troops fighting a 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Business

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European geography has been strong and North America is likely to pick up in mid-2018 as banking clients start to spend. (Representational Image)

Global IT spend is imminent, says Morgan

Cos would continue to invest as they anticipate revenue growth though their spending pattern will shift.

E-way bill, which transporters will have to carry to move the goods from one place to another, is a system generated bill.  (Representational Image)

6 states adopt e-way bill

Four states — Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Kerala — had already started using e-way bill.

Bharadwaj has spent most of his life in Bengaluru but decided to set up his business in Hyderabad. (Photo: Representational/PTI)

Ambulance aggregator eyes world standards

Bharadwaj, 48, had been toying with the idea of a startup for sometime before taking the plunge in September 2016.

Sports

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Virat Kohli (Photo: AP)

Virat Kohli fined for poor behaviour

The incident happened in the 25th over of South Africa’s second innings on Monday.

SA pacer Lungi Ngidi celebrates the dismissal of India opener K.L. Rahul. (Photo: AP)

India giddy after Lungi dance

India wobble at 35/3 after losing Kohli early in chase of 287 in second Test.

Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri (left) and head coach Albert Roca at an event in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Sunil Chhetri stresses grassroots growth

The move paid off as his involvement in the game as a 15-year-old improved exponentially.

Science

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Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter’s Colorful Cloud Belts captured by Juno Spacecraft

At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 8,453 miles (13,604 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet.

The fly-through enables people to experience and learn about the universe in an exciting new way, researchers said.

NASA telescopes provide 3D journey through Orion Nebula

Using images and other data from NASA telescopes, researchers created a detailed multi-wavelength visualisation of the photogenic nebula.

River floods are already one of the most widespread and damaging forms of natural disasters worldwide (Photo: Pixabay).

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

The number of people affected by the worst 10 per cent of river flooding will double from 76 million to 156 million in Asia alone by 2040.

Life

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Virali Modi

I am a queen on this throne: Virali Modi

Disability activist Virali Modi was in Kochi recently as part of her #mytraintoo campaign.

Still from Hum Tum

Of men and evolution

First things first, let’s get the obvious out of the way: emotions.

He also crushed a Daewoo car parked nearby, images showed. (Photo: Pixabay)

Russian man rams armored personnel carrier into shop, steals wine

He was later arrested in possession of a stolen bottle of wine.

Relationship

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Gavie Chahal

‘My secrets are safe with my brother’

We have worked on two projects together now and have begun to understand each other quite well.

Bidisha Ghosh

‘My brother is full of compassion’

He is mentally challenged and evokes in me an emotion which is very hard to explain.

Metros

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Citizens held cycling event to spread awareness about protecting green cover at Aarey colony.

Petition for shifting carshed delayed again

It was also pleaded that the car shed should be shifted in Kanjurmarg, as pointed out by the state’s expert committee earlier.

According to police officials, the accused Omprakash, reportedly killed his wife, Sobha and his son in front of his other two children and then ran away from the spot. (Photo: File | Representational)

Delhi man stabs wife, 1-yr-old son to death, flees spot

Police have sent both the bodies for postmortem and are further investigating the matter.

The members of AFSU and Faculty of Engineering and Technology Students Union (FETSU) sat in front of the Aurobindo Bhavan of the university, as the executive council members including the vice-chancellor (VC), pro-VC and registrar were in a meeting inside. (Photo: Facebook)

Kolkata: JU students begin sit-in against union dissolution

The provision will enable the state government to prescribe rules and procedures for conducting students bodies or unions' elections.

Horoscope

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