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NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country’s third highest civilian award — the Padma Bhushan — for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent …

MELBOURNE: Scientists have discovered Octlantis – an underwater site built entirely by octopuses, where they communicate with each other by posturing, chasing or colour changes. Researchers from University of Illinois in the US found the site in the waters off …

SRINAGAR: A soldier was killed as Pakistani troops opened fire at an Army patrol along the Line of Control in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir today. An Army official said that “necessary and adequate” response has been given to …

NEW ZEALAND: An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), was …

NEW DELHI: Known for playing lovable characters onscreen, Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor will be now seen essaying a grey character in Apoorva Lakhia’s ‘Haseena Parkar’. Shraddha, who has undergone a transformation from a girl next door, that she has played …

MUMBAI: Director Ali Abbas Zafar has announced that the shooting of his upcoming film, “Tiger Zinda Hai” will be complete in two days. The 37-year-old filmmaker took to Twitter where he revealed that the longest schedule of the Salman Khan-Katrina …

NEW DELHI: Goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya will lead an 18-member India ‘A’ men’s team at the the Australian Hockey League (AHL) 2017, starting September 28 in Perth. While Dahiya has been named captain, defender Amit Rohidas will shoulder the responsibility of …

WASHINGTON: There may be much more ice on Mercury’s scorching hot surface than thought, say scientists who have found evidence of frozen water hidden away on crater floors that are permanently shadowed from the Sun’s blistering rays. A study, published …

MEXICO CITY: At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another …

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