Mission

  • Mars Mission: Mangalyaan on course, says ISRO chief Radhakrishnan August 12, 2014

    Chennai: India's first inter-planetary mission to Mars "Mangalyaan" was on its course and the orbiter would reach the Martian orbit on September 24, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Tuesday. "The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is on course and as per plan it would reach the orbit...
  • Bihar working on nutrition policy to fight malnourishment August 10, 2014

    With estimated 50 per cent of children in Bihar found underweight due to malnourishment, the state government is in the process of drafting a nutritional policy to cut down malnourishment rate to 20 per cent in another four years. "The state social welfare department is working on nutritional policy, 2014 to...
  • Explosion near residence of Mizoram Parliament Secretary August 1, 2014

    Aizawl: A powerful explosion took place near the residence of the Mizoram Parliamentary Secretary for Home in Mission Veng locality early on Friday morning but there was no report of any casualty, police said. The explosion, suspected to be caused by gelatin, damaged the main gate and brick fencing of...
  • NASA seeks private help to connect Mars data with Earth July 28, 2014

    Washington: In a bid to broaden participation in the exploration of the Red planet, NASA has called for a new, privately-owned communications network to be set up on Mars. The US space agency has released a Request for Information (RFI) - a formal paperwork seeking public development of a new system. "The new...
  • Mars orbiter completes about 80 per cent of journey July 22, 2014

    Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India's ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for September 24. The spacecraft has covered a distance of more than 540 million kilometres on its helio...
  • India's Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Exactly 75 days from July 12, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target. Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 525 million km on its heliocentric arc. Radio signals from earth now take 15 minutes to reach MOM and...
  • Government allocates Rs 500 crore for Internet connectivity in villages July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will allocate Rs 500 crore for its 'Digital India' initiative to set up broadband network in villages and promote local manufacturing of hardware and Indian software products. Under the Digital India initiative, National Rural Internet and Technology Mission, the government will focus on...
  • National meet on Ganga cleaning to be held on Monday July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the aim of cleaning and rejuvenating the Ganga river, the Centre is organising a national level meet on July 7 where spiritual leaders, policy makers, NGOs and environmentalists will mull over the matter. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the implementation arm of National Ganga River Basin Authority...
  • Sidharth Malhotra turns vegetable seller for 'Mission Sapne' June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Sidharth Malhotra recently turned into a vegetable vendor for a TV show and although he convincingly did his job, it was later found that he needs to brush up his knowledge about vegetables. He chose to be a part of 'Mission Sapne', currently being aired on Colors, and...
  • Vasundhara Raje pays surprise visit to Lumbasar village June 23, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje paid a surprise visit to a village in the Kolayat tehsil of Rajasthan and interacted with the people. During her visit on Sunday night to Lumbasar village, Raje held interaction with the people of the 'Nath' community living in the 21-house hamlet, which has been electrified under...
  • Mysterious 'magic island' detected on Saturn moon June 23, 2014

    New York: Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object - that appeared and then vanished again - from Ligeia Mare, the second largest sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The object was captured by NASA's Cassini mission radar last year as it swung around Titan. However, pictures of the same spot captured...
  • OMG! Tom Cruise to shoot inside Britain's Houses of Parliament for 'Mission: Impossible 5'? June 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise will reportedly shoot scenes for the next installment of 'Mission: Impossible' inside Britain's Houses of Parliament. The actor has reportedly been granted permission to shoot the fifth installment of the action franchise inside the home of British politics, the House of Commons, reports contactmusic.com. A source tells...
  • 100 days for India's Mars spacecraft's tryst with red planet June 16, 2014

    Bangalore: Exactly 100 days from Monday, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target covering almost 70 per cent of its journey. On September 24, a very significant technological milestone of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) called Mars Orbit...
  • Trajectory correction of Mars mission likely by June 11 June 2, 2014

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation is likely to perform its next trajectory correction manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter mission on June 11. As its Mars mission is "on intended track" and was proceeding towards the red planet with "good health," ISRO had earlier announced that the trajectory correction manoeuvre scheduled for...
  • Barmer to get purified drinking water for 10 paise per litre June 1, 2014

    Rajsthan government will provide purified drinking water in 160 villages of Barmer district for 10 paise per litre from next year. Under the National Rural Drinking Water Mission, about 160 RO (reverse osmosis) plants would start providing purified water in 160 villages by March 2015, additional Executive Engineer BL Jatol...
  • Afghanistan assures India on safety of embassy, missions May 31, 2014

    Afganistan : Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday met Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the two presidential candidates here during which she was assured that Afghanistan was committed to ensuring full safety for the Indian Embassy in Kabul, four consulates and interests irrespective of the orientation of the new...
  • Haryana: Rs 52.11 crore approved under food security mission May 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana government has approved Rs 52.11 crore for state food security mission for 2014-15 to encourage cultivation of food grains and cereals in the state. This initiative would help encourage production and subsidisation of wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops like sugarcane and cotton, an official spokesman said. Training...
  • NASA unveils Earth Day 'global selfie' mosaic of 36,000 pictures May 23, 2014

    New York: NASA unveiled its "global selfie" on Thursday, a mosaic of more than 36,000 pictures uploaded to social media showing people and places around the world in commemoration of Earth Day, the US space agency said. NASA asked people on April 22, Earth Day, to upload pictures tagged with #GlobalSelfie...
  • India needs to invest $834 bn for lower emissions by 2030 May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India will have to invest $834 billion in the two decades ending 2030 to reduce its emission intensity to gross domestic product by 42 per cent over 2007 levels, according to a Planning Commission expert group. According to the final report of the expert group on low carbon strategies...
  • Verdict 2014: Raje's Mission-25 accomplished, BJP raises its vote share by 19% May 17, 2014

    Achieving its Mission-25,  BJP not only swept 25 Lok  Sabha seats in the state but also raised its poll percentage by 19.04 percent over the 2009 general elections, according to Election Commission statistics. BJP this time secured 55.614 per cent of the votes as against 36.57 percent in 2009. The voter turnout...
  • Raje accomplishes 'Mission 25' with whitewash for Congress May 16, 2014

    Amid a saffron surge, Congress on Friday suffered a complete rout in Rajasthan failing to open its account for the first time in the last two-and-a-half decades, while the ruling BJP in the desert state bagged all 25 seats. The BJP, which had decimated the Congress in the last December's Assembly...
  • Over 400 rallies, personal appeal, hope: How a tireless Narendra Modi got it right May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: It was in September last year that the Bharatiya Janata Party declared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate despite internal differences and objections from senior party leaders LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj. Seven months later, the Modi-led BJP has got majority on its own...
  • Mangalyaan doing well, will reach Martian orbit on September 24 May 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: India's maiden inter-planetary mission to Mars "Mangalyaan" was on course and the orbiter would reach the Martian orbit on September 24, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Monday. Dismissing the sceptical views expressed by certain quarters over the misssion, he said, "Mars mission is going well...
  • NASA crashed moon mission at 5,700 km per hour April 21, 2014

    Washington: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), the moon exploring robot of NASA was annihilated when it impacted the surface of the moon, as planned last weekend, the US space agency announced. "At the time of impact, LADEE was travelling at a speed of 3,600 miles (5,700 km) per hour...
  • Raj Singh named Chef-de-Mission of India's CWG contingent April 18, 2014

    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 of...
  • Missing Malaysian Airlines: Robotic submarine completes third search mission April 17, 2014

    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 map...
  • Salman Khan to turn barber; Karan Johar a lensman for 'Mission Sapne' April 16, 2014

    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...
  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet April 9, 2014

    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,...
  • Mars mission: Spacecraft crosses half the distance April 9, 2014

    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 Mars,...
  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops March 31, 2014

    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 crore...