MISSION

  • My mission is 'Skill India, not Scam India', says Modi in Toronto as he pitches for transformative India April 16, 2015

    Toronto: In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for a transformative India with a promise to turn the country into a global workforce hub by 2030. Addressing the Indian diaspora in a packed stadium in Toronto, Canada on Thursday morning, Modi said,...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • ISRO releases fresh pictures of Mars as MOM completes 6 months March 24, 2015

    Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan, the country's first inter-planetary expedition, on Tuesday completed six months in the red planet's orbit. It is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the Indian Space Research Organisation said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased life-span. The...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission completes 6 months in red planet's orbit today March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan, the country's first inter-planetary expedition, on Tuesday completed six months in the red planet's orbit. It is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the Indian Space Research Organisation said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased...
  • 'Mission: Impossible 5' officially titled 'Rogue Nation' March 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: The fifth instalment in the Tom Cruise-starrer 'Mission: Impossible' franchise has officially been titled 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', Paramount Studios has announced. The moniker shares a key word with Lucasfilm and Disney's 'Star Wars' spinoff, 'Rogue One', reports hollywoodreporter.com. After his stint on Dubai's Burj Khalifa, Cruise, who plays...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission likely to live beyond its 6-month lifespan: Government March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the country's first inter-planetary expedition, is expected to live beyond its shelf life of six months, the government on Thursday said as it attributed a 37-kg reserved propellant to the increased life-span. The planned life-span of Mars Orbiter Mission, after its insertion into the Mars...
  • ISRO team wins Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation team won Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Mars Orbiter Mission. ISRO achieved which no space agency in world including the USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) managed to do in their first attempt. With this stupendous achievement, ISRO has...
  • 10 crore toilets to be constructed by 2019: Government March 15, 2015

    Vadodara: The Centre has set a target of construction of 10 crore toilets in the country by 2019 as a part of the government's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Mission', Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said on Sunday. "Nearly 40 lakh individual household toilets have been constructed so far as part of the...
  • China to launch moon mission with private investments before 2020 March 12, 2015

    Beijing: For the first time, China will launch its Chang'e-4 lunar probe with private investments before 2020, the government said on Thursday. The probe will conduct technical experiments and collect data. The lunar mission will pilot a program that uses private investment from individuals and enterprises for the first time, a...
  • United Kingdom team meets Uma Bharati over Clean Ganga Mission March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A team of experts from the United Kingdom called on Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati and discussed about the Clean Ganga Mission. The three member team was accompanied by British Deputy High Commissioner in India Julian Evans and second Secretary, Energy Security, Melissa Else, a press release...
  • Union Budget 2015: Rs 150 crore for research under Atal Innovation Mission February 28, 2015

    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...