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Stateless Boys, Coach get Thai Citizenship

Three boys from a football team, who were rescued from Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand last month, were granted Thai citizenship along with their 25-year-old coach on Wednesday.

Oscars add ‘Popular Film’ Category

Change is coming to the Oscars as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a new award- Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film, which is the first new category since 2001 when the Animated feature was added.

Google Chrome now Supports Native Notifications on Windows 10

Google has updated its Chrome browser to support the native notifications using Windows 10 Action Center. Googler Peter Beverloo announced this through a tweet, saying the support is rolling out to those using Chrome 68.

ECP to Hear Case Against Imran Khan for Controversial Vote Casting

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday will hear the case against Pakistan Prime Minister to be, Imran Khan for voting in full public view at his NA-53 Islamabad constituency during the general elections last month.

NDA’s Harivansh Narayan Singh Elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh on Thursday was announced as the new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman after he received 125 votes, while Congress' BK Hariprasad got 105 votes out of the total 332. Two members of the Aam Aadmi Party abstained from voting.

South Korea Approves Athletes’ Trip to North Korea for Football Event

South Korea on Thursday allowed a group of sportspersons to take part in an international youth soccer tournament in North Korea next week.

Senior UN Adviser Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 8 men

At least eight men have accused Ravi Karkara, a senior adviser for United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, of sexual misconduct.

Death Toll Jumps to 347 in Indonesia Earthquake

The death toll in the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island on Sunday swelled to 347, according to the state-run Antara news agency.

New Authentication Method Will use Hand Gestures as Password

Researchers have invented a new method of authentication which will identify a person's hand gestures or fingers making a motion in the air to authenticate their identity.

5 Terrorists Killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla Encounter

At least five terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces in an ongoing encounter in Rafiabad in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

China, North Korea Show Signs of Boosting Tourism Cooperation

Both China and North Korea are appearing to further intensify cooperation in the field of tourism sector between the two countries, despite the United Nations sanctions' being slapped on Pyongyang, sources said here on Thursday.

18-year-old Girl, cop Shot Dead in Rohtak

An 18-year-old girl and a policeman escorting her were shot dead by three unidentified bike-borne assailants in a suspected case of honour killing in Haryana's Rohtak on Wednesday.

Gujarat Woman to Become India’s First to Deliver Baby After Uterus Transplant

A woman from Gujarat will soon become India's first lady to give birth to a baby after undergoing a uterus transplant. Interestingly, it was her mother's uterus which has been transplanted in the lady.

CBI Demands Brajesh Thakur’s Medical Report

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has demanded detailed medical report of Brajesh Thakur, the key accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, from Muzaffarpur jail's doctor.

Assam NRC Draft Contains Errors, Says Tarun Gogoi

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi criticised state's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft and said the list "contains lots of errors".

BJD to Back NDA’s Candidate in Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Polls

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has extended his support to National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.

Michelle Bachelet to be Next UN Human Rights Chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the next human rights chief of the world body.

Now Visitors Will Have to pay More to Visit Taj Mahal

Visitors to Taj Mahal and other monuments will now have to pay extra, as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) raised the entry fee to visit such historical monuments.

Pashto Actress Reshma Shot Dead

In yet another incident of violence against female artists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, actress and singer Reshma was recently shot dead allegedly by her husband in Nowshera Kalan area.

Security Upped as Maharashtra Braces for Maratha Bandh Today

Security has been beefed up in Maharashtra as Sakal Maratha Samaj, an umbrella body of Maratha groups has called for a state-wide bandh on Thursday over reservation issue.