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6-member NASA crew to exit qurantined Mars-like habitat on Sunday
NEW DEHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): In January this year, a NASA crew comprising four men and two women were sent into quarantine on a Mars-like habitat on a vast plain below the summit of the giant volcano Mauna Loa – one of Hawaii's five volcanoes and the world's largest. This was an 8-month-long simulation activity, which was done to gain a better understanding and to get a bit of a feel for how astronauts would respond mentally, physically, and most importantly, psychologically to a long-term on a manned space mission as well as in an inhospitable environment. The six scientists are all set to come out of isolation on Sunday. "Long term space travel is absolutely possible," Laura Lark, specialist at the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project, led by the Universit...
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Strengthening global ties, Modi grows even stronger at home
NEW DELHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): Narendra Modi knew that he would be the Prime Minister of the country one day, said Jagdish Chandra, CEO Zee Regionals and Zee Hindustan in an exclusive analysis on 40 months of Modi Government. He said Modi and Shah are made for each other. Looking at the weakening Congress and scattered opposition, Chandra said Modi could return to power in 2019. Jagdish Chandra also said that Modi is heading towards election reforms and very soon it is possible that Lok Sabha and Assembly elections would be held together. In its mission towards the south, Chandra expressed hope that BJP would do better in Kerala and Karnataka. He called an understanding of BJP with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu a strategic move by the party. Mr Chandra praised PM Modi for launching various people...
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Rahul does it again, terms Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh Air Marshal
NEW DEHI,Sep 17 (Agencies): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and gaffe go hand in hand. In the latest addition to his goof up list, the Congress scion termed Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh as Air Marshal. Expressing grief over the demise of Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who passed away on Saturday evening, Rahul made a faux pass on social media by referring him as Air Marshal. Taking to Twitter, Rahul wrote,"A soldier & diplomat power excellence. Air Marshal Arjan Singh demise is an irreparable loss. India has lost a true hero. Deppeset condolences (sic)." Notably, Marshal of Indian Air Force is five-star rank while Air Marshal is three-star rank. However, Rahul took down the tweet immediately later and posted the rectified one. "A soldier &diplomat par...
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Amit Shah urges nation to work towards 'Swachh Bharat' on Modi's birthday
NEW DELHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): On the 67th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has urged everybody to organise and join cleanliness initiatives, and devote the day to the ' Swachh Bharat Mission', adding that the mission is very special to the former. "I urge you all to organise or join any cleanliness initiative and share your photos on the Narendra Modi Mobile App," wrote Shah, in his blog. The BJP president also wished "a long as well as healthy life in service of the nation" to Prime Minister Modi, and praised him for working for the nation on his birthday too. With the BJP celebrating ' Sewa Diwas' on the occasion, Shah said that several organisations and NGOs, particularly the youth-driven groups are undertaking a wide range o...
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BJP MP from Alwar Mahant Chandnath passes away at 61
ALWAR, Sep 17 (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajasthan's Alwar, Mahant Chandnath, has passed away at the age of 61 on Sunday. As per the reports of ANI, Chandnath's last rites will be performed today at his 'math' located in Haryana's Rohtak district at 4 PM. The BJP MP took his last breath on Saturday at 11:45 p.m. at Delhi's Apollo Hospital. Talking to the news agency, The BJP District Head of Alwar said that all the events of the day in the district have been cancelled following Chandnath's death. Chandnath headed the Nath sect of Hinduism and was also the chancellor of the Mast Nath University. Chandnath first won the by-elections in 2014 from Rajasthan's Behror seat. In 2014, he defeated Jitendra Singh of the Congress to became a MP from Alwar. In Februa...
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Defamation case: SC stays NBW issued against Madhu Kishwar
NEW DELHI, Sep 15 (Agencies): The Supreme Court today stayed the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against activist Madhu Kishwar, against whom a criminal defamation case has been filed by a Kashmir-based scribe. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the plea filed by Kishwar against the Srinagar trial court order issuing an NBW last month for her non-appearance before it, would be heard on September 22 (rpt September 22). Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Kishwar, told the bench that an NBW was issued despite the apex courts order permitting her to participate in the court proceedings in Srinagar through video-conferencing from a Delhi court. "Despite the Supreme Court’s order, an NBW was issued against her," Sibal told the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanw...
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Mamata expresses concern over plight of Rohingyas
KOLKATA, Sep 15 (Agencies): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims and supported the UN appeal to help them. The United Nations had appealed to the entire international community to keep the political differences aside and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya Muslim refugees. "We do support the UN appeal to help the Rohingya people. We believe that all commoners are not terrorists. We are really concerned," Banerjee said in a tweet. "We have made very clear our concern at the ongoing tragedy of the Rohingyas, people who have been forced to leave their homes. The reports we're getting, the pictures all of us are seeing are heart-breaking to say the least," Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson to the UN Secr...
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Ryan student murder case: Haryana govt hands probe to CBI, to take over school for 3 months
Gurugram, Sep 15 (Agencies) : The Haryana government on Friday handed over the sensational murder of Class II student Pradyuman Thakur at Gurugram's Ryan International School to Central Bureau of Investigation. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made the announcement after he met the victim's parents at their residence today. He further announced that Haryana government will take over the management of the school for next three months. Meanwhile, CBI, which will begin its probe into the case, will file a fresh chargesheet and has sought fresh custody of the accused. As per a report, the CBI sleuths will grill all stakeholder of the Ryan Group. Seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found with his throat slit in the washroom of the school last Friday. The school bus conducto...
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Rahul Gandhi may like to be Cong President through internal poll: Veerappa Moily
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (Agencies): Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Friday said Rahul Gandhi would like to emerge as the party president through an internal election process, and hinted that he may assume the charge as early as next month. The Gandhi scion had recently said that he was "absolutely ready" to take up an executive responsibility if the party asked him to do so. The former Union minister said that Rahul's taking over would be a game-changer for the party. "He (Rahul) should immediately take over as Congress president. That's good for the party, good for the country," Moily told PTI. "Everybody (in Congress) feels it is (his elevation) delayed. Now, he (Rahul) is waiting for organisation elections. He would like to emerge as the president of AICC only out of the electi...
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India first to import Japan's iconic bullet-train technology after Taiwan
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Sep 14 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday launched the country's first bullet-train project, making India the first country to buy Japan's iconic 'Shinkansen' bullet-train technology after Taiwan. Taipei was the first to buy Japan's bullet-train technology. Tokyo has also agreed to give a loan of Rs 88,000 crore, about 80 percent of the project cost, at a minimal interest of 0.1 per cent for 50 years. Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe ask Pakistan to bring perpetrators of 26/11, Pathankot terror attacks to justice Japan's entry into the Indian bullet-train market marks its hard-fought victory in the midsts of giants like Siemens AG, Bombardier Inc., and Alstom competing in a global market, NDTV reported citing BCC...
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Rajasthan police close probe against 6 Hindu right-wing men named by Pehlu Khan
JAIPUR, Sep 14 (Agencies): Rajasthan Police have closed investigations into six people named by dairy farmer Pehlu Khan before his death in a mob attack in April, a national daily has found, sparking allegations that the authorities are under pressure to protect cow vigilante suspects. The police have cleared the six men–three of whom are linked to Hindu right-wing organisations – based on the statements by the staff of a cow shelter as well as mobile phone records, according to the investigation report that Hindustan Times has read. The staff of the cow shelter, Rath Gaushala, has maintained that the six -- Om Yadav (45), Hukum Chand Yadav (44), Sudhir Yadav (45), Jagmal Yadav (73), Naveen Sharma (48) and Rahul Saini (24) – were present on their premises, which was about four-km from t...
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Rohingyas are threat to national security: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Sep 14 (Agencies): The Centre on Thursday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that Rohingyas were a threat to national security. The government is planning to deport them. They have come to India due to alleged persecution in Myanmar, as it considers them as illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju had on Wednesday slammed attempts to brand India as a 'villain' on the Rohingya refugee issue, saying it was a 'calibrated design' to tarnish the country's image. His comments had come two days after UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein had flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar. Rijiju had said criticism of India on the Rohingyas, who have entered India illegally, undermines the country's security. On August 09, the gove...
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'Revolutionary Zero': This ancient Indian manuscript has first known use of 'Sunya'
NEW DELHIK Sep 14 (Agencies): The origin of the concept of zero or sunya has been traced an ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript. Radiocarbon dating, conducted by the University of Oxford, reveals that the manuscript belongs to 3rd or 4th century – nearly 500 years before scholars previously believed was the birth of the concept of zero. This makes the Bakhshali manuscript world’s oldest recorded origin of the zero symbol. Indians were the first to give a numerical sign to nothingness – zero, or sunya, making it the one biggest breakthrough in the history of mathematics and science. In the fragile manuscript, zero is not been mentioned as a number, but acts as the placeholder in a number system, such as the “0” in “101” or “1100”. “The Bakhshali manuscript is an ancient Indian mathemat...
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Delhi University students Union Election; Cong backed NSUI wins presidential, VP post
NEW DELHI, Sep 13 (Agencies): Congress-backed NSUI has alleged that the HRD Ministry and the RSS pressurised the DU administration to manipulate the number of votes in the name of recounting and that the party has won 3 and not 2 seats in the Delhi University Students Union Polls. In a huge jolt to the BJP and ABVP, NSUI made a comeback and won two crucial posts of President and Vice President out of four posts while ABVP could claim the seats of Secretary and Joint Secretary, reported agencies. NSUI has said they will go to the High Court against the alleged manipulation of votes, adding that 'they will fight for transparency in DUSU result and not let RSS take over the students' mandate.' NSUI's Rocky Tusheed won the president's post by a margin of 1,590 votes, while the party's K...
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NSUI accuses HRD Ministry, RSS of manipulating DUSU results; to move court
NEW DELHI, Sep 13 (Agencies): Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections results 2017 is out. Congres-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) bagged president and vice president posts, while BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) secured the secretary and joint secretary posts. NSUI candidates Rocky Tuseed won the post of president, while Kunal Sehrawat won Vice President post. ABVP's Mahamedhaa Nagar bagged the secretary post. The counting of votes started at 8:30 am. The polls were held on September 12. Nearly 43% students, out of the total voter base of 1.3 lakh students, cast their votes....
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NSUI accuses HRD Ministry, RSS of manipulating DUSU results; to move court
NEW DELHI, Sep 13 (Agencies): Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections results 2017 is out. Congres-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) bagged president and vice president posts, while BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) secured the secretary and joint secretary posts. NSUI candidates Rocky Tuseed won the post of president, while Kunal Sehrawat won Vice President post. ABVP's Mahamedhaa Nagar bagged the secretary post. The counting of votes started at 8:30 am. The polls were held on September 12. Nearly 43% students, out of the total voter base of 1.3 lakh students, cast their votes....
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NSUI accuses HRD Ministry, RSS of manipulating DUSU results; to move court
NEW DELHI, Sep 13 (Agencies): Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections results 2017 is out. Congres-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) bagged president and vice president posts, while BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) secured the secretary and joint secretary posts. NSUI candidates Rocky Tuseed won the post of president, while Kunal Sehrawat won Vice President post. ABVP's Mahamedhaa Nagar bagged the secretary post. The counting of votes started at 8:30 am. The polls were held on September 12. Nearly 43% students, out of the total voter base of 1.3 lakh students, cast their votes....
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Gauri was killed for working against Modi govt: Nizami
BANGALORE Sep 9: Hundreds of social activists, journalists, people’s forums and various political party workers from across the country on took out a protest rally here condemning the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh a week ago. The protesters gathered at the city’s railway station before taking to the streets. Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Karnataka Janashakthi, Aam Aadmi Party, Congress party and several student groups were also part of the rally. The 55-year-old editor of Kannada weekly tabloid by her name “Gauri Lankesh” was gunned down by unidentified men outside her home in the city suburb on September 5. Those marching were seen singing protest songs, raising slogans like “Gauri Lankesh Amar Rahe” (Long live Gauri Lankesh) and demandi...
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RSS doesn't support trolling, it amounts to 'hitting below the belt': Bhagwat
NEW DELHI, Sep 13 (Agencies): RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said his organisation does not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the net as it amounts to "hitting below the belt". He was speaking at an interactive session in New Delhi on Tuesday with foreign diplomats from more than 50 missions. "Trolling amounts to hitting below the belt. We do not support those who display such aggressive nature. We do not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the net," Bhagwat was quoted in a series of tweets posted by Prasar Bharti chairman A Surya Prakash who was present at the event. Prasar Bharti is a broadcasting agency which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio. Besides addressing the diplomats, Bhagwat answered questions at the event organised by the India Foundation, a right-lea...
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Japanese PM Abe, Modi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram
NEW DELHI, Sep 13 (Agencies): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe signed the visitor's book at Sabarmati Ashram, one of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi, after their roadshow from Ahmedabad Airport and shared a light moment with Prime MInister Narendra Modi by the riverside. Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took part in an eight-kilometre-long road show with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a first -of its kind by a foreign leader from Ahmedabad Airport to Sabarmati Aashram located on the banks of the River Sabarmati. Prime Minister Abe was dressed in a blue Indian-style Nehru jacket and his wife Akie Abe was attired in a beautiful pink salwar-kameez for the grand roadshow. Various cultural performances were held en-route to Sabarmati Aashram. Earlier, Prim...
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