MISSION

  • US military may extend anti-Ebola mission in West Africa Yesterday

    Washington: The US military may extend its mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa beyond six months, if there was a surge of new cases. "We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months," Pentagon official John Kirby said. He said that in spite of...
  • Rosetta comet mission shuts down after Philae runs out of power 6 days ago

    London: The European Space Agency's (ESA) ambitious Rosetta comet mission is in trouble again with its Philae lander running out of power on the surface of the comet, media reported on Saturday. This happened when a last-ditch attempt to nudge the lander to a more sunlit place on the comet apparently...
  • Watch: Actor Rahul Bose takes part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' 1 week ago

    Actor Rahul Bose took part in the Clean India Mission and encouraged children to take up the task too. ...
  • Hyderabad: Students celebrate Children's Day with 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' 1 week ago

    Students in various schools of Hyderabad are celebrating Children's Day by taking up the broom and cleaning up their surroundings as a part of PM's Clean India mission. ...
  • Second mission to Mars may be by 2020: ISRO chief November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The second mission to Mars could be between 2018-2020, but may not be similar to the Orbiter Mission launched last year, ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan said on Wednesday. "MOM is not an end, but a beginining of our next scientific mission. The next mission to Mars may happen between...
  • China publishes lunar orbiter photos of the Earth and Moon together November 11, 2014

    Beijing: China on Monday published photographs of the Earth and Moon together taken by the orbiting service module of the country's first unmanned lunar orbiter, which returned to Earth earlier this month. The photos were taken by the service module at a point 540,000 km from the Earth and 920,000 km...
  • Government to launch 'rental housing' scheme for migrants, poor November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to provide temporary shelter for migrants and homeless people, the government is firming up a new initiative to launch a rental housing project in the big cities to answer their accommodation needs. "We are launching a major initiative to promote rental housing on a large scale, for...
  • Identify locations for processing solid waste in 15 days: Venkaiah Naidu November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the identification of locations for processing solid waste should be done by all the municipal corporations in consultation with the DDA within next 15 days. Reviewing implementation of the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in the national capital here, he directed...
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav launches nutrition mission November 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday launched the State Nutrition Mission and said its progress would be regularly monitored. After releasing the logo and a vision document of the mission, Yadav hoped that the mission would achieve its targets and make the state malnutrition free. Present at the event...
  • India to spend around Rs 1.7 lakh crore on universal health plan October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India will be spending around Rs 1.7 lakh crore ($28 billion) on its ambitious universal healthcare scheme under which free drugs, diagnostic tests and insurance cover will be provided to all its citizens. The scheme under the National Health Assurance Mission, to be rolled out in a phased...
  • Richa Chadha starts Swachh Bharat Mission to ensure Banaras remains 'untouched and clean' October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Richa Chadha is on a mission to not litter the ghats of Varanasi, where she is currently filming Neeraj Ghaywan's "Masaan". Richa has instructed everyone not to use any kind of plastic -- bags, cups or plates -- on the sets, and has asked everyone to clean the whole...
  • India plans second Mars mission in 2018 October 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Riding on the recent success of its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India plans to revisit the planet in 2018, possibly with a lander and rover to conduct more experiments, a space official said on Wednesday. "We plan to launch a second mission to Mars in 2018, probably with a lander...
  • Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO October 29, 2014

    Bangalore: After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said on Wednesday. "One thing that was quite satisfying was the satellite survived...
  • Harsh Vardhan announces TB-Mission 2020 October 28, 2014

    Barcelona: Underlining the plans of the Indian government to eliminate Tuberculosis from the country, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday announced 'TB-Mission 2020'. Vardhan was speaking at WHO's Global TB Symposium titled 'Moving out of the box to end global TB epidemic: with post-2015 strategy'. "While I am all...
  • TOP is a great initiative by sports ministry, says Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme". ...
  • Himachal Pradesh to be free of open defecation by 2019 October 26, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has prepared an action plan to achieve all targets under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state free of open defecation by 2019, an official said on Sunday. The aim of the government under the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' a demand-driven and community-led programme to achieve the...
  • India warns Malaysian employers not to ill-treat Indians October 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: India on Friday warned Malaysian employers that it will withdraw their privileges if there is evidence of abuse and ill-treatment of Indian employees. Following complaints of ill-treatment of Indian workers, the Indian Mission asked employers to cooperate in ensuring the safety, security and well-being of their labourers. "In...
  • Narendra Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. "Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal," Modi said in a tweet. Sharing news...
  • Google posts a doodle on Mangalyaan completing one month in Mars orbit October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Google letters are orbiting the red planet in a doodle to commemorate India's Mars Orbiter Mission completing one month in Mars orbit. Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) PSLV C25 launched the Mangalyaan from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013. On September 24, 2014 the Mars Orbiter Mission reached...
  • China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back October 24, 2014

    Beijing: China on Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back. The lunar orbiter was launched atop...
  • Security stepped up at Australia Parliament after Canada attack October 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Security has been stepped up at Parliaments and Canadian diplomatic missions around Australia, a day after a gunman opened fire at parliament in that country killing one soldier, according to a media report. Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, however assured that the nation's politicians were safe in the Parliament house and they...
  • Mission Twisha: Help worth Rs 94 lakhs pours in for four-year-old October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Help worth Rs 94 lakhs has poured in for Baby Twisha suffering from Oesophageal Atresia since CNN-IBN first highlighted the medical case of the four-year-old on Tuesday. Baby Twisha is only four years old but has already undergone 20 surgeries as she was born with an incomplete food...
  • Help worth Rs 46 lakh pours in for Baby Twisha October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN highlighted the medical case of Baby Twisha, help worth Rs 46 lakhs has poured in for the three-year-old suffering from Oesophageal Atresia. Baby Twisha is less than 4 years old but has already undergone 20 surgeries as she was born with an incomplete food...
  • News 360: Help pours in for baby Twisha, mother collects nearly Rs 2 crore for treatment October 21, 2014

    This Dhanteras, as you step out to buy yourself something, spare a thought for a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, who urgently needs your help. Baby Twisha, born with an incomplete food pipe needs Rs 7.5 crore to undergo a complicated procedure in Boston to survive. Twisha has already undergone 20 surgeries but...
  • Mission Twisha: Mother collects Rs 2 crore for treatment of daughter born with incomplete food pipe October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: This Dhanteras, as you step out to buy yourself something, spare a thought for a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, who urgently needs your help. Baby Twisha, born with an incomplete food pipe needs Rs 7.5 crore to undergo a complicated procedure in Boston to survive. Twisha has already undergone 20 surgeries...
  • Mission Twisha: Mother appeals for help for 4-year-old daughter born with an incomplete food pipe October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Baby Twisha is less than 4 years old but has already undergone 20 surgeries as she was born with an incomplete food pipe. The operation costs Rs 7.5 crore, so CNN-IBN Citizen Journalist is making an appeal to people to come forward and donate so that Baby Twisha...
  • Prime Minister appreciates Nita Ambani for taking up the 'Clean India' challenge October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday acknowledged the participation of Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by him earlier this month on Gandhi Jayanti. "Swachh Bharat Mission will be greatly strengthened by the participation of Mrs. Nita Ambani," tweeted Modi from his personal Twitter...
  • GSLV Mk III launch within 45 days: ISRO Chairman October 16, 2014

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The launch of GSLV Mark III -- one of Indian Space Research Organisation's biggest project this year -- was likely within 45 days, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan said. Addressing from the Mission Control Room after the successful launch of IRNSS 1C, he said the next launch was the...
  • India, China sign deal on clean water technologies October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday signed a deal with Canada on clean water technologies, with a focus on Prime Minister's Clean Rivers Mission. An MoU was signed in this regard between the two countries in the presence of Union Minister of State of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh, Canadian Minister...
  • Centre for multi-pronged strategy to popularise 'cleanliness' October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has called for a multi-pronged communication strategy to turn Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Clean India Mission into a mass movement, especially through media. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has sought the I&B Ministry's help in spreading the message of cleanliness among millions of people...