MADHAVAN NAIR

  • PSLVC25 will leave earth's orbit within 2030 days: Madhavan November 5, 2013

    After the launch of India's Mars Mission from Sriharikota, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said the scientists will carry a check out of the spacecraft and then the rocket engine will be fired. He added PSLVC25 would leave the earth's orbit within 2030 days. ...
  • Documentary to be made on veteran actor Madhavan Nair November 8, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A documentary film on veteran actor Madhu a.k.a. Madhavan Nair is on the anvil, which will chronicle his rise to fame in the Malayalam film industry. The actor has portrayed variety of roles in his career spanning 50 years. While cinematorapher Pushpan is helming the documentary, it will be produced...
  • Manned mission a priority, not Mars: ExISRO Chief August 4, 2012

    Bangalore: The Mars mission should not have been a priority at this stage for India which, instead, ought to have devoted time and energy on getting its rocket operational again and give momentum to the human space flight programme, former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair said. "My personal opinion is: this...
  • AntrixDevas deal: CAG flays Department of Space May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General report on the controversial AntrixDevas deal tabled in Parliament has called it "a classic case of public investment for private profit". The report comes down heavily on the Department of Space saying that in its eagerness, it concealed facts from the Cabinet and...
  • Centre finds lapses on Nair's part in Antrix deal April 7, 2012

    Kochi: Seeking dismissal of G Madhavan Nair's plea, the Centre on Saturday told the Central Administrative Tribunal in Kochi that there were "lapses" and "irregularities" on the part of the former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair in the AntrixDevas deal and government had to take action on the basis of...
  • AntrixDevas deal: ED begins probe March 13, 2012

    New Delhi/Bangalore: The Enforcement Directorate has begun a "preliminary inquiry" into the financial transactions that took place in connection with the AntrixDevas deal. The Directorate's zonal office in Bangalore has begun the probe to ascertain if any contraventions with regard to foreign exchange or antimoney laundering laws in the deal...
  • ISRO refuses to share details on Nair's complaint March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: ISRO has refused to share details of the progress of former space agency chief G Madhavan Nair's complaint on the action taken against him in the controversial AntrixDevas deal, saying a probe was still on in the matter. "As further investigations on the subject matter is in progress,...
  • I will fight to the finish, says Madhavan Nair March 5, 2012

    Bangalore: Former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair on Monday said he would file an appeal under RTI by Tuesday seeking reasons for blacklisting him from government jobs even as he reposed faith in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to revoke his ban order. "I will file the appeal today or tomorrow (before...
  • ExISRO chief challenges govt order to debar him March 5, 2012

    Kochi: Upping the ante, former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair on Monday moved the Central Administrative Tribunal in Kochi, challenging the government's decision to bar him from holding government posts for his alleged role in the controversial AntrixDevas deal and seeking its quashing. In a petition, Nair sought quashing of chapter...
  • News 360: Don't drink and drive message grows louder March 1, 2012

    The Cabinet approves tougher punishment for traffic offences that includes a jail term of two years for rash and drunk driving. ...
  • 'Action against former ISRO scientists was denial of justice' March 1, 2012

    The Law Ministry report says that a formal chargesheet should have been served to the 4 scientists. ...
  • Give exISRO scientists a chance: Law Ministry March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Putting moral pressure on the government, a Law Ministry report has suggested that former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair should have been heard before an order blacklisting him along with three of his colleagues for their alleged involvement in the AntrixDevas deal was issued. The report accessed by CNNIBN...
  • ExISRO chief seeks fresh probe into Devas deal March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair has rejected the Law Ministry's claims that it gave reasons for blacklisting him and three others. Speaking to CNNIBN, he has demanded a fresh inquiry into the AntrixDevas deal. This came after the Law Ministry report said that the reasons for blacklisting were...
  • ExISRO chief should be heard: Law Ministry March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: There is a new twist in the standoff between the government and space scientists over the AntrixDevas deal. Sources have told CNNIBN the Law Ministry's report says that a formal chargesheet should have been served to the four former ISRO scientists blacklisted by the government. Law Ministry sources have...
  • Disgusted with Dept of Space: Madhavan Nair March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair has hit out at the government for failing to list out reasons for blacklisting him and three others in connection with the scrapped DevasAntrix Sband deal. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Nair said he was disgusted with the Department of Space as he...
  • AntrixDevas deal: Nair wants a probe into ban of scientists February 26, 2012

    Former ISRO Chief G Madhavan Nair has written a second letter to the Prime Minister's Office seeking a fresh probe into the controversial deal. ...
  • Probe AntrixDevas deal again: ExISRO chief to PM February 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G Madhavan Nair on Sunday wrote another letter to Prime Minister Manmophan Singh and sought a fresh probe in the controversial AntrixDevas deal. Nair and three other scientists who were primarily behind the deal were indicted this month by Prathyush Sinhaled committee. Nair...
  • PM yet to accept resignation: Roddam Narasimha February 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Top aerospace scientist, Roddam Narasimha, who quit as member of the Space Commission on Friday said that he had requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding his membership of the body. "I have requested to PM regarding my membership." However, the PM is yet to accept it, he said. He added,...
  • ISRO row: 'Narasimha's resignation disturbing' February 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair on Friday termed as "very disturbing" the Top aerospace scientist Roddam Narasimha quitting as member of the Space Commission where he was serving for more than two decades, and slammed the Department for being "insensitive". "It's a very disturbing news and it's very unfortunate",...
  • ISRO row: Top Space Commission member quits February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Top aerospace scientist Professor Roddam Narasimha has quit as member of the Space Commission, protesting government's decision to blacklist former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair and three other scientists over the controversial AntrixDevas deal. "We submitted the report after identifying the lapses and suggested measures to make sure that...
  • ISRO row not affected space programmes: Radhakrishnan February 12, 2012

    Bangalore: ISRO Chief K Radhakrishnan on Sunday rejected suggestions that the row with his predecessor G Madhavan Nair and his indictment over the AntrixDevas deal has dented its image and cast a shadow on the country's space programme. Seeking to put the twoweekold controversy and its...
  • Devas inquiry not conducted, it's a lie: Nair February 7, 2012

    Bangalore: The ISRO row showed no signs of abating as former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair on Tuesday hit back at his successor K Radhakrishnan dubbing as "another lie" the latter's claim that an inquiry was conducted into charges and lapses relating to the AntrixDevas deal. Radhakrishnan, Secretary in the Department...
  • PMO can't distance itself from Devas deal: experts February 6, 2012

    Bangalore: The AntrixDevas controversy has been showing no signs of blowing over. Portions from a report by a former chief vigilance commissioner have been made public. It says there are discrepancies in the way ISRO attempted to sell the precious radio wave spectrum to a private company. The offensive from the...
  • Is the ISRO row an example of PMO's poor decision making? February 6, 2012

    The Centre has banned four ISRO scientists, including former chief Madhavan Nair, from government jobs over their alleged involved in Devas deal. ...
  • Devas deal junked for national security: Govt February 6, 2012

    Chennai: The Central Government cancelled the Antrix CorporationDevas Multimedia deal for reasons of national security and not for purported loss of revenue in sale of spectrum, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy has said. He also said the government was not discriminating between space scientists and Indian...
  • No vendetta behind banning Nair: ISRO chief February 6, 2012

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Radhakrishnan says there is no vendetta politics in the blacklisting of former chief G Madhavan Nair following his indictment in the AntrixDevas deal. Radhakrishnan on Monday spoke out for the first time on the AntrixDevas deal investigation report, which indicted Nair and...
  • Nair should not cry foul, says Narayanswamy February 6, 2012

    Union Minister Narayanswamy says Nair should not cry foul as he had met Prityush Sinha before the report was prepared. ...
  • ExISRO chief misled nation: Narayanasamy February 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy on Sunday accused former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair of misleading the nation by saying he was not given a chance to explain his case before the high level panel which indicted him and three other space scientists in the...
  • Probe Devas operations since inception: Panel February 5, 2012

    Bangalore: The Pratyush Sinhachaired High Level Team (HLT) has not just indicted former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair and three other space scientists, but has recommended investigation into the functioning and operations of Devas since its inception. According to conclusions and recommendations of the five member HLT, Devas was established by...
  • ISRO report on AntrixDevas is onesided: Nair February 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian Space Research Organisation chief Madhavan Nair on Sunday said that the ISRO report on the AntrixDevas deal is onesided and claimed that the report does not bring out the facts. "They have looked only at the papers and the answers to the questions. If they had seen...