Solar Probe ‘alive’ after being closest ever to Sun, says NASA

Parker Solar Probe, NASA's historic mission to solve the mysteries of the Sun, is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from its surface.

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CNN reporter loses White House access

The White House has withdrawn the permanent credential from CNN journalist Jim Acosta for confronting US President Donald Trump at a press conference following the mid-term results.

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Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seizes Russia probe

US President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after midterms, wrestling back control of the Russia probe by getting rid of the man who supported it, and choosing the one who has said all negative th

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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer said.

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No bilateral meeting with Putin in Paris, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he will have lunch with Russian President Vladimir Putin among other leaders during his planned trip to Paris but no meeting was expected.

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US dollar drops as midterm elections produce divided Congress

In late New York trading on Wednesday, the euro rose to $1.1454 from $1.1412 in the previous session, and the British pound increased to $1.3146 from $1.3093 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported. 

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Global Business leaders vow to address challenges in new economy

They also emphasized the importance of investment in education and training to address challenges triggered by the rise of new economy.

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Donald Trump offers bipartisanship, but not if Democrats ramp up probes

At the same time, Trump said that if the Democrats took a "warlike approach" to investigating him, he would respond in kind unleashing counter probes.

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US stocks trade higher after midterm elections

US stocks traded higher on Wednesday after the results of the country’s midterm elections came out as expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 274.27 points, or 1.07 per cent, to 25,909.28. The S&P 500 w

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Supreme Court ban on crackers on Diwali in Delhi-NCR not very effective

The Supreme Court had limited the time for bursting crackers between 8-10 p.m. on Diwali, but people started bursting crackers soon after sunset around 6 p.m. and continued well after 10 p.m.

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Indian Army, Chinese PLA celebrate Diwali in Arunachal

The Indian Army and the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held ceremonial border personnel meeting to commemorate joint celebrations of Diwali organised by the Indian Army at Bum-La, a military official said

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Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump will speak ‘briefly’ in Paris this weekend, says Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak "briefly" with his US counterpart Donald Trump when they meet in Paris this weekend for World War I centenary events, Putin's advisor Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday.

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Petrol, diesel prices stay unchanged on Diwali

Following five consecutive days of cuts, state-run oil marketing companies kept prices of key domestic transport fuels -- petrol and diesel -- unchanged on Wednesday, on the festival of Diwali.

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Government exploring ‘options within Constitution’ for Ram temple, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the union government was working on "various options within the ambit of the Constitution to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya".

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US elections 2018: Facebook, Twitter combat fake news, misinformation to maintain relevance

Social networking platforms Facebook and Twitter were busy battling misinformation and fake news as the US voted in the the midterm elections on Tuesday.

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‘Sarkar’ plagiarism row: Varun Rajendran to be credited with special message

Plagiarism charges against A.R. Murugadoss' forthcoming Tamil political thriller 'Sarkar' were dropped on Tuesday as the filmmakers agreed to honour writer and co-director Varun Rajendran via a special message in the credits.

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Microsoft’s Head of digital Assistant Cortana head quits, says report

Microsoft's Head of digital Assistant Cortana is leaving the company by the end of the year, as Cortana has moved from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) research division into the Experiences and Devices group.

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Retail markets in India: Opportunities in a dynamic world

As the retail industry story unfolds in India, new strategies come to the fore.

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Donald Trump breaks 15-year tradition of Diwali celebrations at White House amid midterms

US President Donald Trump broke a 15-year tradition of holding formal Diwali celebrations at the White House this year with the festival falling amid the crucial midterm polls.

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UN issues diya stamps to celebrate Diwali

The UN Postal System has issued two stamps with diyas in celebration of Diwali as "the quest for the triumph of good over evil".

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Tej Pratap Yadav missing since divorce talks, party says RJD leader went to Varanasi to ‘get peace’

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has not returned home after he visited his father in Ranchi regarding his decision to divorce his wife of six months, family sources said on Wednesday.

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Pakistan-US ties renewal under way, says Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the renewal of ties between Washington and Islamabad were under way and that the two countries would be increasing their engagement in the coming days.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, VP Venkaiah Naidu , PM Modi greet nation on Diwali

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights.

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China developing new-generation manned rocket, spacecraft

Speaking at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition on Tuesday in Zhuhai, Wang Xiaojun said the rocket will be used to fly around the moon in China's manned lunar missions, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Delhi weather: National capital witnesses clear morning, temperature at 12.5 degree Celsius

The national capital witnessed a clear morning on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average.

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US dollar rises amid concerns over split Congress after mid-term elections

In late New York trading on Tuesday, the euro fell to $1.1412 from $1.1417 in the previous session, and the British pound increased to $1.3093 from $1.3048 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported. 

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