Mission

  • Raj Singh named Chef-de-Mission of India's CWG contingent 18-04-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India Secretary General Raj Singh was on Friday named Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July-August. International shooter Raja K Sidhu will be the deputy chef-de-mission, the IOA said in a release. Sidhu is also one...
  • Missing Malaysian Airlines: Robotic submarine completes third search mission 17-04-2014 01:36 PM

    A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane's wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said on Thursday. Two previous missions by autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21, a US Navy probe equipped with side-scan sonar, to...
  • Salman Khan to turn barber; Karan Johar a lensman for 'Mission Sapne' 16-04-2014 07:35 PM

    Mumbai: Several celebrities including Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor and Harbhajan Singh will be seen stepping into the shoes of the common man for a day, taking up their jobs and earning daily wages as part of an upcoming TV show 'Mission Sapne'. The brings together several celebs from...
  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet 09-04-2014 04:50 PM

    Chennai: Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars today crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to...
  • Mars mission: Spacecraft crosses half the distance 09-04-2014 03:55 PM

    Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars on Wednesday crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to...
  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops 31-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre will provide Rs 352 crore assistance to farmers for replanting horticultural crops that were hit by untimely rains and hailstorms early this month in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a government source said on Monday. That apart, the Centre has decided to release Rs 92...
  • Six people from UP go missing after a boat capsized in Bihar 29-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Six persons from Uttar Pradesh have gone missing after a boat capsized in Karmanasa River near Khajuri Ghat under Nuwaon block, official sources said on Saturday. The boat carrying over 60 pilgrims was coming from Akhani village, where a religious Urs fair is going on, when it sank late night...
  • ACB books 16 medical department officials for fraud in Bundi 29-03-2014 02:28 PM

    The ACB has booked 16 officials of Bundi district's Medical and Health department for embezzlement of over Rs 22 lakhs from National Rural Health Mission and Pulse Polio Control Programme funds. The 16 officials, including Chief Medical and Health Officer of the medical department, were booked on Friday following the...
  • Congress government has failed on all fronts, says Raje 27-03-2014 04:51 PM

    Vasundhara Raje launched a direct attack on the Congress at a rally in Chittorgarh. Raje said that BJP must win all 25 seats in Rajasthan and she sought support from the people to make Modi the next Prime Minister of India. ...
  • Ramakrishna Mission vice president Swami Gitananda dead 14-03-2014 06:50 PM

    Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission's vice president Swami Gitananda died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday following old age complications, a spokesman of the religious order said. He was 90. Gitananda breathed his last at 9.10 am on Friday at the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan. He was hospitalised...
  • Nokia takes up Sony's challenge on Twitter for a camera duel 25-02-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia has a fun presence on Twitter and they don't let go of an opportunity to make the best of a rival's device launch. This time, as Sony was flaunting its new Z2 waterproof smartphone, Nokia joined the conversation and stole the limelight on social media.Sony, on Twitter,...
  • MEA offers plum postings to 'friendly diplomats', E-Gram reveals 21-02-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed a confidential E-Gram by the Ministry of External Affairs sent in the end of 2013 asking its diplomatic missions abroad to indicate their "stations of choice" amongst a list of posts which were likely to fall vacant in 2014. The E-Gram, sent by then MEA...
  • Government to push Rs 46000 crore mission to increase forest cover 19-02-2014 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the UPA government has decided to push a Rs 46000 crore ambitious mission to increase forest cover in the country. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said the Union Cabinet will consider on Thursday the Green India Mission, one of the eight missions...
  • Mars mission successfully completes 100 days in space on Wednesday 11-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Bangalore: India's first inter-planetary probe Mars Orbiter Spacecraft will be completing 100 days in space on Wednesday in its voyage towards the red planet. The health of the spacecraft, launched by the country's workhorse rocket PSLV-C25 on November 5 last from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh,...
  • CBI court defers hearing in five NRHM cases till February 21 08-02-2014 08:23 AM

    Hearing in five cases related to the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission scam could not be taken up in CBI court on Friday. The court deferred hearing in all five cases as no judge was appointed to hear the cases. Hearing in four cases will be held on February 24,...
  • Tom Cruise sued for $1 billion over the originality of 'Mission Impossible 4' 06-02-2014 01:03 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has been sued for $1 billion by screenwriter Timothy Patrick McLanahan for the script of 2011 movie 'Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol'. McLanahan filed legal documents in December claiming the script of the movie came from his script 'Head On'. Paramount Pictures is also...
  • Snapshot: Mika Singh turns 'chaiwala' for reality show, sells 100 cups of tea 01-02-2014 01:27 PM

    Bollywood singer Mika Singh has joined the bandwagon of other celebrities to star in the reality TV show 'Mission Sapne'. The singer turned tea vendor for a day and his celebrity status attracted many buyers. He wrote on Twitter, "I had so much fun yesterday.I sold 100 hundred cups of...
  • Cricketer Harbhajan Singh turns vendor for TV show 'Mission Sapne' 26-01-2014 11:41 AM

    Mumbai: Cricketer Harbhajan Singh will sell sweets and namkeen for upcoming television show 'Mission Sapne'. The off-spinner will be selling biscuits and namkeen in the first-of-its-kind television show wherein celebrities spanning Bollywood, television, sports and music worlds will step into the shoes of common man for a day, and face...
  • 'Mission Sapne' will be a brilliant TV show: Varun Dhawan 24-01-2014 03:06 PM

    Mumbai: One-film old actor Varun Dhawan, who will be seen as a vegetable vendor in his debut TV show 'Mission Sapne', says the show will be "brilliant". In the show, celebrities from different walks of life will leverage their fame for the benefit of the common man. The celebrities will...
  • NASA to launch 5 Earth science missions in 2014 23-01-2014 10:24 PM

    For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet. The five launches, including two to the International Space Station (ISS), are part of an active...
  • Mystery white rock inexplicably appears near NASA Mars rover 22-01-2014 09:27 PM

    Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity. The rover, which landed in an area known as Meridiani Planum a decade ago, is exploring the rim of a crater for signs of past water. Another rover, Curiosity,...
  • FIR lodged against contractors for non-maintenance of roads 04-01-2014 07:31 PM

    An FIR was lodged on Saturday against contractors of UP Jal Nigam, L~~amp;amp;T and Megha Engineering and Infrastructure for the alleged ignoring of maintenance of developmental projects here. BJP MLA Ravindra Jaiswal and others lodged the FIR under sections 406, 419 and 420 of IPC for fraud and laxity in...
  • Countdown for India's GSLV rocket to begin Jan 4 02-01-2014 06:48 PM

    The countdown for the launch of India's heavy-duty rocket - the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) - that would carry communication satellite GSAT-14 is set to begin Jan 4 morning, said a space agency official on Thursday. "The 29-hour countdown for the GSLV launch is expected to commence around 11.20...
  • 62 Indians shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars 02-01-2014 05:42 PM

    Over 1,000 aspirants, including 62 from India, have been shortlisted for an ambitious private mission to send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024 to establish a permanent colony on the red planet. The Netherlands-based non-profit organisation Mars One announced the selection of 1,058 candidates...
  • 'Prizzi's Honor' actor Joseph Ruskin dies at 89 01-01-2014 11:19 AM

    Los Angeles: Film, television and stage actor Joseph Ruskin has died of natural causes at the age of 89. Ruskin garnered 124 television credits, including 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Star Trek,' and appeared in 25 films, namely 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'Prizzi's Honor' and 'Smokin' Aces'. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of...
  • MoD tasked to recruit crew for ISRO's 'Man to Moon' mission 27-12-2013 10:34 PM

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been tasked to recruit crew for ISRO's "ambitious" Man to Moon Mission, Air Marshal AK Behl, Director General, Medical Services (Air) said on Friday. MoD and ISRO have signed an MoU for the project. "We have collaborated with the ISRO a couple of years...
  • Devyani Khobragade's paperwork on UN accreditation under review: US 24-12-2013 09:17 AM

    Washington: The US is reviewing the paperwork it received from the United Nations about the diplomatic accreditation of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrested early this month on visa fraud charges, an American official has said. "We received the paperwork from the United Nations late on Friday. It is under...
  • UN posting gives Devyani Khobragade temporary immunity, says US 21-12-2013 07:41 AM

    Washington: The transfer of diplomat Devyani Khobragade to India's Permanent Mission at the United Nations would grant her full-diplomatic immunity temporarily and protect her from any arrest in the US, but the visa fraud case against her would go uninterrupted, US official said. "For anyone, it would apply for the...
  • Devyani arrest: Plot thickens, several unanswered questions 18-12-2013 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: The things are becoming more complicated. The plot thickens. India has now accused the American government of helping Devyani Khobragade's maid Sangeeta Richards and family members to immigrate to the US. According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) sources, Sangeeta Richard's family reached America by an Air...
  • Narendra Modi beats Sachin Tendulkar, Mars Mission on Facebook 09-12-2013 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is the most talked about person on Facebook in India beating likes of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Apple iconic device iPhone 5s, the US-based social networking site said on Monday. According to the social networking giant's top...