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  • Muslim body asks SC to take suo motu notice of hate speeches and intervene 22-04-2014 02:56 PM

    An umbrella body of Muslim organisations has urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the recent cases of alleged hate speeches by some Sangh Parivar leaders. "The SC should step in," All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat President Zafarul Islam Khan said alleging that "a dangerous polarisation of...
  • 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...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore...
  • Bombay High Court rejects bail plea of ailing Sadhvi in Malegaon blast case 04-04-2014 05:41 PM

    The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail on medical grounds on Friday, to 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who has been in custody for five and a half years in connection with her role as a conspirator in the crime. A division bench dismissed an...
  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama 20-03-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said. "This is a physical condition like any other and people should not look down upon others. All...
  • Negative image of US in Islamic world has been toned down: Rashad Hussain 12-03-2014 05:06 PM

    The 'negative' image of US in the Islamic world has been substantially 'toned down' during the tenure of President Barack Obama, US Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Rashad Hussain said on Wednesday. "President Obama had from the very beginning of his tenure tried to put in...
  • Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group 08-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, in a move that could increase pressure on Qatar whose backing for the group has sparked a row with fellow Gulf monarchies. The US-allied kingdom has also designated as terrorist the Nusra Front and the Islamic State in...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan 03-03-2014 07:01 PM

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen's rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8. The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army's South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and 'veer naris' (war widows). General Singh...
  • NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO 26-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Washington: US space agency NASA on Tuesday said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite related to water and draught,...
  • Hindu organisation demands apology from Rajasthan Minister for remarks against Brahmins 18-02-2014 10:42 PM

    A Hindu organisation on Tuesday demanded an apology from a Rajasthan government minister for his alleged remarks against Brahmins. Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha in Jaipurdemanded an apology within 24 hours from Tribal Area Development Minister Nand Lal Meena for his alleged remarks as the Brahmins were responsible for the backwardness of...
  • Will complete road restoration in Uttarakhand by April end: BRO 09-02-2014 02:47 PM

    The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free 'char dham' pilgrimage this season. An assurance to the effect was given by BRO DG, Lt Gen AT Parnaik, to...
  • PM outlines science R and D projects with an outlay of Rs 9K crore 03-02-2014 05:30 PM

    Jammu: In major boost to scientific research and development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday announced projects including a National Mission on High Performance Computing and a Neutrino-based Observatory in Tamil Nadu with an outlay of about Rs. 9,000 crore. Asserting that government has invested in several areas to ensure...
  • AIIMS launches unique study into vascular, cognitive disorders 30-01-2014 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: AIIMS on Thursday launched a research project called 'cohort study' in collaboration with a Dutch organisation to investigate the various factors which may accelerate vascular and cognitive disorders like stroke and Alzheimer's disease. "Stroke mortality in India is 25 times more than that from malaria. Research has shown...
  • Police arrest Jalpaiguri blast mastermind 29-01-2014 08:33 PM

    Siliguri: The police on Wednesday arrested three Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) ultras including the mastermind of the December 26 blast in Jalpaiguri that left six persons dead. Three KLO persons, two senior leaders and a courier were arrested from Adhikari near the Indo-Nepal border in Darjeeling district, IG (North Bengal)...
  • India-born scientist honoured in Australia 27-01-2014 06:52 PM

    An India-born scientist has been recognised by the Australian government for his distinguished service to science, particularly in the field of sustainable productivity and management of forests. Sadanandan Nambiar, a researcher at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia's capital Canberra was recognised with the Medal of...
  • I also faced molestation, says Olympic medal-winning boxer Mary Kom 16-01-2014 10:38 PM

    Olympic medal-winning boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday said she had also faced a sex attack when she was 18, but managed to overpower the assaulter. The boxer expressed concern over women's safety in India and urged them to go for physical training to fend off attackers. "I would urge...
  • Uproar in Andhra Pradesh Assembly for second continous day over bifurcation 04-01-2014 01:31 PM

    Hyderabad: Stalemate continued for the second continous day today in Andhra Pradesh Assembly where legislators from Telangana joined their Seemandhra colleagues in stalling proceedings of the House over the state bifurcation issue. MLAs supporting united Andhra Pradesh created ruckus in the House which met to discuss the AP Re-organisation Bill....
  • One arrested in connection with Jalpaiguri blast: Police 29-12-2013 09:34 PM

    Jalpaiguri (WB): One person has been arrested in connection with the Jalpaiguri bicycle bomb blast in which six persons were killed, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Superintendent of Police Amit P Javalgi said one person Chandan Roy has been arrested in connection with the blast from Moynaguri area...
  • WB: KLO denies involvement in Jalpaiguri blast, warns police 27-12-2013 07:15 PM

    Denying its involvement in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district which claimed five lives, the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) on Friday warned police against defaming the outfit. Police suspect involvement of the KLO behind Thursday's explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bajrapara area of Jalpaiguri...
  • West Bengal: 7 killed in blast in Jalpaigudi, high alert sounded 27-12-2013 07:30 AM

    Jalpaiguri: Seven persons were killed when a bomb kept in a moving bi-cycle exploded on Thursday evening near St Pauls School in Jalpaiguri town. Following the incident, a high alert has been issued across north Bengal. The police are investigating as to whether it was a terror attack or if...
  • West Bengal: 7 killed in bomb blast near Jalpaiguri 26-12-2013 09:18 PM

    Jalpaiguri: Seven people were killed when a bomb exploded near Jalpaiguri town in West Bengal. The bomb exploded - reportedly from a bicycle - at 7 pm in the evening. Police are suspecting the role of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants. "We suspect KLO militants are behind the blast. Recently...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile 23-12-2013 05:49 PM

    Balasore: India on Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast, defence sources said. The operation of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces...
  • Thunderstorm in S Africa delayed Mars Orbiter tracking: ISRO 03-12-2013 01:46 PM

    Chennai: Two days after successfully injecting its Mars Orbiter into trans-Mars trajectory, ISRO revealed that a thunderstorm in South Africa, which struck above a ground station identified to track the "crucial moment" had resulted in a five minute delay in following the Indian mission. "Seconds before the firing of the...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission crosses Moon's orbit; travelling 10 lakh km a day 02-12-2013 08:29 PM

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter, which was placed in inter-Mars trajectory in the early hours on Sunday, has crossed Moon's orbit and is travelling beyond Earth's natural satellite. "The Mars Orbiter spacecraft has crossed the Moon orbit. So technically after crossing our Chandrayaan's orbit, it is now travelling...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes mother-of-all manoeuvre 01-12-2013 03:46 PM

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completed yet another milestone when it was slung out of the earth's orbit in a Saturday midnight manoeuvre. The MOM, set to reach the red planet in September 2014, is showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new...
  • MCOCA court rejects bail plea of Abu Jundal 18-11-2013 06:07 PM

    The bail plea of alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal was on Monday rejected by MCOCA court in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Designated Judge Sayed Kadri rejected Jundal's bail petition saying he could not be given liberty at...
  • ISRO performs first orbit raising operation on Mars mission 07-11-2013 11:57 AM

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday performed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft, which was launched on Tuesday. "We started it by 1.17 AM and have successfully completed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft. Right now, the computation is going on,"...
  • Celebrities who should go to Mars and never come back 06-11-2013 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: Even a day after the successful launch of Mangalyaan to Mars, many continue to take to Twitter to spark a wave of merriment. For those who came in late, the Mars Orbiter (also called Mangalyaan) was initiated on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan...
  • Mission to Mars: PSLV puts 'Mangalyaan' into an elliptical orbit 05-11-2013 09:44 PM

    India's journey to the Mars has begun with the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined an elite club of just four agencies in the world which dared to travel to Mars. The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was successfully launched from...
  • Indian sensor to sniff out methane in Mars orbit 04-11-2013 05:01 PM

    India's tryst with Mars could lead to finding methane on the Red Planet for the first time by a sensor onboard the spacecraft being launched on Tuesday from Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km northeast of Chennai. Of the five scientific instruments, the 1.3-tonne Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will carry to the...