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Indian rocket that US once ‘grounded’ will put Isro-Nasa satellite in space

Indian rocket that US once ‘grounded’ will put Isro-Nasa satellite in space

NEW DELHI: In 1992, the US under President George Bush had slapped sanctions on Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and prevented Russia from sharing cryogenic engine technology with the Indian space agency so as to check India from making missiles. Two decades later, US space agency Nasa has joined hands with Isro to co-develop the […]

Mother of two from Arunachal becomes world’s first woman to scale Everest twice in week

Mother of two from Arunachal becomes world’s first woman to scale Everest twice in week

GUWAHATI: Anshu Jamsenpa of Bomdilla in Arunachal Pradesh became on Sunday the first woman to claim “dual ascent” of Mount Everest twice within a span of five days. She broke the previous record of Nepal’s Chhurim Sherpa, who had climbed Mt Everest twice in a week in 2012. The 37-year-old is also the first Indian […]

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

Nepalese were voting on Sunday in the first local-level polls in two decades, an election crucial for cementing democracy amid political turmoil in the country. The first phase of local elections are peacefully taking place at 281 local units out of 283 in province 3, 4 and 6, said the office Election Commission. Out of 283 […]

Narendra Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam near China border

Narendra Modi to inaugurate India’s longest bridge in Assam near China border

Dibrugarh: India’s longest river bridge, capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank, will be inaugurated in Assam close to the border with China on 26 May by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the inauguration of the 9.15-km-long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river, the prime minister will kick start the celebrations of […]

Kapil Mishra: Kejriwal a corrupt man, AAP received crores from shell companies

Kapil Mishra: Kejriwal a corrupt man, AAP received crores from shell companies

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra fainted at a media conference on Sunday, but not before he accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of “massive” financial irregularities. Mishra demanded Kejriwal’s resignation and said if he didn’t step down, the former water minister would “drag” the chief minister by his […]

Pakistan airlines pilot invites unauthorised woman into cockpit; puts passengers’ lives at risk

Pakistan airlines pilot invites unauthorised woman into cockpit; puts passengers’ lives at risk

Pakistan International Airlines is fast earning notoriety for putting the lives of its passengers at risk as a pilot of the country’s flag carrier has been accused of allowing an unauthorised foreign national into the cockpit during landing. According to a report in Geo News, Captain Shahzad Aziz, the pilot of PIA flight PK-853 from […]

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav hanging

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav hanging

ACTING on an Indian petition, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has written to the Pakistan government to, effectively, put on hold the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the retired Indian Navy officer who was convicted of espionage charges by a Pakistan military court. India on Tuesday had approached ICJ and asked it […]

Narendra Modi wants to make Northeast ‘Gateway to Southeast Asia’

Narendra Modi wants to make Northeast ‘Gateway to Southeast Asia’

New Delhi/Shillong: The government aims to make Northeast India a gateway to Southeast Asia and was making huge investments for the overall development of the region, but lack of cleanliness could hamper this dream, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. “If such a beautiful gateway is unclean, diseased, illiterate or disbalanced, then it will […]

AAP crisis deepens as Arvind Kejriwal faces corruption allegations

AAP crisis deepens as Arvind Kejriwal faces corruption allegations

By Anuja & Gyan Varma New Delhi: Amid a growing internal rift and a string of electoral losses, the crisis within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) deepened on Sunday after sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of accepting a bribe of Rs2 crore in cash at his official residence from Delhi’s health minister […]

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to remain under house arrest for 90 days more

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to remain under house arrest for 90 days more

LAHORE: Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed will remain under house arrest+ here for 90 days more after the expiry of his three-month detention period tonight. Pakistan’s Punjab government on Sunday decided to extend the duration of the house arrest of Saeed and his four aides under the country’s anti-terrorism act and the […]

Beyond brothels: How real estate and online sites are changing red light areas

Beyond brothels: How real estate and online sites are changing red light areas

Thirty-four-year-old Sangeeta is mildly irritated at having been woken up and summoned to 50 GB Road to talk to a journalist. A client had kept her up late the previous night, she complains. “And it is too hot to sleep during the day. Bauji doesn’t get coolers installed in the rooms. Just those old fans,” […]

MCD results 2017: BJP sweeps all 3 corporations, setback for AAP and Kejriwal

MCD results 2017: BJP sweeps all 3 corporations, setback for AAP and Kejriwal

The BJP retained power in Delhi’s three municipal corporations for a third consecutive term on Wednesday, in what is seen as an overwhelming rejection of the Aam Aadmi Party just two years after it won a brute majority in the Delhi assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity as well as a decision to drop […]

Talks Tough During Stone-Pelting, Firing, Says Mehbooba Mufti, Meets PM

Talks Tough During Stone-Pelting, Firing, Says Mehbooba Mufti, Meets PM

The approach of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is what’s urgently needed as salve for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told today by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a meeting in Delhi. “At a time when stone pelting and firing are on, talks are difficult, but the Prime Minister has invoked Vajpayee many […]

Go Ahead: Supreme Court Clears Yogi Adityanath’s Hiring Plan For Police

Go Ahead: Supreme Court Clears Yogi Adityanath’s Hiring Plan For Police

The Supreme Court has cleared the plan submitted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to fill lakhs of vacancies in the police force of India’s most populous state.  Yogi Adityanath, who took over as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh a little over a month ago, has said that he plans to recruit about 33,000 […]

India abducted retired army officer to secure Jadhav’s release: Pak officials

India abducted retired army officer to secure Jadhav’s release: Pak officials

A Pakistani retired army officer was lured to Nepal with a job prospect before being seized by Indian intelligence, which hopes to use him to secure the release of an Indian agent sentenced to death by Pakistan, security officials said on Tuesday. According to two senior security officials, Indian agents abducted Lt Col Mohammad Habib, […]

Trouble-hit AIADMK eyes merger of warring factions, sidelines Sasikala and her kin

Trouble-hit AIADMK eyes merger of warring factions, sidelines Sasikala and her kin

Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK party on Tuesday distanced itself from jailed general secretary VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, brightening prospects of a truce with the O Panneerselvam faction that had rebelled against her leadership. The decision was “unanimous” and based on the views of all ministers, including chief minister E Palaniswami, legislators, MPs […]

Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard in London, gets bail after appearing in court

Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard in London, gets bail after appearing in court

Scotland Yard arrested fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday morning and a London court granted him bail within hours, beginning the legal process to send him to India that may be drawn over months, if not years. The 61-year-old flamboyant businessman, who called himself “The King of Good Times”, was the subject of an […]

IIT board approves quota for women students’ admissions from 2018

IIT board approves quota for women students’ admissions from 2018

NEW DELHI: More girl students would get admission in the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) from the 2018 academic session as the admission board on Saturday approved a 20% quota of supernumerary seats for women. Concerned over the fall in the number of girl students getting admission to the IITs, the Joint Admission Board […]

Sri Lankan rescuers race against time as garbage collapse toll hits 23

Sri Lankan rescuers race against time as garbage collapse toll hits 23

COLOMBO: At least 23 people, including four children, were killed when a mountain of garbage came crashing down on homes following a fire near Sri Lanka’s capital, with rescuers racing against time to find any survivors. Police have launched a probe to ascertain whether the collapse of the 91-metre open garbage pile on Friday was […]

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to work for poor Muslims, slams Oppn over EVM row

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to work for poor Muslims, slams Oppn over EVM row

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked fellow BJP members and supporters on Sunday to reach out to poor Muslims and marginalised sections of society, and accused the Opposition of finding fault with the electronic voting machine (EVM) ahead of municipal polls in New Delhi.  The Prime Minister was speaking at the BJP national executive meeting in […]

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