MISSION

  • Union Budget 2015: Rs 150 crore for research under Atal Innovation Mission 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), an innovation promotion platform in the NITI Aayog, with an initial fund of Rs 150 crore for research and development. Named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, AIM will be an innovation promotion platform involving academics,...
  • Telangana government not addressing drought conditions: BJP February 11, 2015

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is not addressing drought conditions, state BJP president and MLA G Kishan Reddy said on Wednesday. "Some ministers are holding meetings on 'Mission Kakatiya' (restoration of tanks) programme, others on the water grid. But no one is talking about drought," he said. No reports have been...
  • Delhi win will be replicated in 2017 Goa Assembly polls: AAP February 10, 2015

    Panaji: The Goa unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is marching towards a landslide victory in the polls to the 70-member Delhi Assembly, today said that they are confident of repeating this feat in 2017 Goa elections. "Definitely, the success of Delhi would be replicated in Goa during...
  • Mission Delhi: What exit polls say? February 7, 2015

    Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is likely to get a clear majority and form the next government in Delhi according to the exit polls conducted by major news organisation. All exit polls are predicting that AAP will easily cross the halfway mark of 35 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, voting...
  • Samajwadi Party launches 'Mission 2017' for 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections February 7, 2015

    Lucknow: Ruling Samajwadi Party on Saturday kick-started its action plan for the 2017 Assembly elections by launching block-level campaigns to make voters aware of the government's schemes to counter the growing influence of the BJP in the state. "The party's state-wide campaign was launched today and it will continue till...
  • Mission Delhi: National capital gears up for polls on Saturday February 6, 2015

    As Delhi gears up to cast its vote on Saturday, BJP and AAP looked hopeful to form a majority government while Congress remained silent fearing another rout. ...
  • Mission Delhi: Amit Shah pulls up BJP leaders to shape up for Assembly elections January 29, 2015

    Shape up for the Delhi Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told his colleagues during a meeting at the party headquarters in the national capital on Thursday. Talking tough to party leaders in Delhi, Shah directed them to go all out and ensure BJP's win the elections. ...
  • 'Fireman' trailer: Mammootty and Unni Mukundan play the two conscientious men in red hats January 29, 2015

    Directed by Deepu Karunakaran and featuring Mammootty, Unni Mukundan and Nyla Usha in key roles, the story of 'Fireman' revolves around the life of the "unsung heroes" who work in the fire department in India. ...
  • Mission Delhi: Shanti Bhushan calls Kiran Bedi an honest candidate for Delhi CM post January 22, 2015

    Shanti Bhushan said that it was a masterstroke by the BJP to field Kiran Bedi and that the former IPS officer would prove to be a good chief minister. "We must be happy to get an honest chief minister," said Bhushan. ...
  • Mission Delhi: RSS kept India one, says Kiran Bedi January 21, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Kiran Bedi on Wednesday lavished praise on the party's parent organisation the RSS calling it a "very nationalist" organisation. ...
  • Delhi Demands: How to deal with waste? January 13, 2015

    In the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections, a CNN-IBN initiative, 'Delhi Demand' focuses on the national capital and the promises by the political parties to the residents of Delhi. In this episode, Chintan India Organisation, Founder and Director Bharti Chaturvedi and Sulabh International Social Service Organisation Search form Search,...
  • India's Mars Orbiter team wins 2015 Space Pioneer Award January 13, 2015

    Chennai: India's Mars Orbiter programme team has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS), the society said. In a statement issued in Washington Monday, the NSS said its 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category...
  • Mission Delhi: Can Kejriwal stop Modi juggernaut? January 12, 2015

    It is now 'muffler man' Arvind Kejriwal versus 'magic man' Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital Delhi. Both have already sounded the poll bugle. The 49-day chief minister of Delhi, Kejriwal has been relentlessly campaigning for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for over two months. PM Modi sounded...
  • Mission Delhi: Who will win the battle? January 12, 2015

    Delhi will vote for a new Assembly in a single phase on February 7 while counting will take place on February 10. President's Rule in Delhi ends on February 15 and the Election Commission said the new Assembly will be constituted before that date. ...
  • BJP eyes three-fourths majority in Bihar, sets 'Mission 185' January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the Bihar Assembly elections due in 2015, the BJP on Sunday set an ambitious target of winning 185 seats in the high-priority state, where it had won 31 out of 40 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls. At a meeting of top leaders chaired by...
  • Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as head of a UN department for peacekeeping missions January 8, 2015

    United Nations: Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body. Khare, 55 will succeed Bangladesh's Ameerah...
  • India's Mars mission hits a century, completes 100 days in Martian orbit January 1, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's Mars Orbiter completed 100 days of its Martian orbit on the New Year's Day 2015 on Thursday, space agency officials said. The Mars Orbiter was inserted in Martian orbit Sep 24, 2014 is in good health, said officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Mars Orbiter has sent different...
  • Open defecation-free country became national slogan in 2014 January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government undertook a significant step in 2014 to make the country free from open defecation under an ambitious plan of around Rs 2 lakh crore. The year also saw the government deciding to implement the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States (RWSSP-LIS)...
  • K Radhakrishnan retires leaving ISRO at its 'most glorified pedestal ever' December 31, 2014

    Bengaluru: Spearheading Indian Space Research Organisation triumphantly through several milestones, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired on Wednesday carrying the crowning glory of the much-hailed India's mission to Mars. Indian space scientists bid a 'sombre' farewell describing Radhakrishnan an "iconic leader" as his exit left the space agency at...
  • 2014: The year of Narendra Modi, Mars Mission and Kashmir floods December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's journey to New Delhi is the biggest story of the year 2014. Like an ambitious general, he came, he saw and he conquered the throne of Delhi in May 2014. He not only won the race to the post of Prime Minister, he also...
  • New Mars route may make manned mission cheaper and easier December 28, 2014

    Washington: A new route to Mars could make manned missions much cheaper, easier and more frequent, researchers say. Getting spacecraft to Mars is quite a hassle and transportation costs can soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Now new research lays out a smoother, safer way to achieve Martian orbit. Called ballistic...
  • Watch: ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III December 19, 2014

    India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. ...
  • ISRO tests its heaviest space launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III, eyes global market December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's space agency successfully tested on Thursday its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the $300 billion global space industry. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also checked the working of an unmanned crew...
  • Pranab Mukherjee hails ISRO for 'landmark' GSLV-Mark III launch December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday congratulated ISRO for its push in the direction of manned space missions with the successful launch of the GSLV-Mark III rocket as he hailed the feat as an "important landmark" in India's space programme. In his message to ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan, the...
  • India's manned space programme gets a boost, ISRO to test advanced version of GSLV today December 18, 2014

    Bengaluru: It is a big day for the Indian space Research Organisation as it takes its next step towards putting a man in space. India's heaviest rocket, the GSLV-3, is expected to blast off at 9:30 am from Sriharikota on Thursday. The launch is also significant as it takes with...
  • ISRO's big launch of GSLV Mark3 on Thursday decides India's man mission to space December 17, 2014

    Bengaluru: After its successful Mars mission popularly known as Mangalyaan, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is taking its next steps to put a man in space. The countdown for India's heaviest rocket yet has begun at ISRO's Sriharikota launch pad, from where the GSLV Mark3 rocket will blast off...
  • 'Clean India, Green India' theme of new government calendar December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Clean India, Green India' is the theme of the new Government of India calendar 2015 which focuses on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet initiative, the Swacch Bharat Mission. Modi himself features on the first page of the calendar for the month of January wielding a broom to clean a...
  • You can soon bury your DNA on Moon December 1, 2014

    London: A British space consultant will charge people 50 pounds or so to place a sample of their DNA in an archive to be buried on the Moon. Called Lunar Mission One, the archive is the brainchild of David Iron, who has worked on Skynet, the UK spy satellite network, and...
  • Sajjad Lone senses desire for change in J&K, ready to support BJP in its 'Mission 44+' December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir will vote in the second phase on Tuesday, the terror-hit areas of Kupwara and Handwara are in the fray this time and the desire for change is apparent in these constituencies. It is an apple belt but the money is limited to a handful few. ...
  • BJP's poster girl Heena Shafi kicks up a row, says nobody can dare to snatch Article 370 from J&K November 27, 2014

    Srinagar: At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to make a mark in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, it has found a strong face in 34-year-old candidate Heena Shafi Bhat. But the poster girl of the BJP in Kashmir has kicked up a row by taking a...