NASA’s flying telescope to study Saturn’s moon, comets

NASA’s flying telescope to study Saturn’s moon, comets

🕔13:05, 30.Dec 2017

Washington, Dec 30  NASA has said its flying observatory Sofia is preparing for its 2018 campaign, which will include, among others, observations of celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets and Saturn’s giant moon Titan. This will be the fourth year

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Holidaymakers throng Himachal hills to soak in New Year’s spirit

Holidaymakers throng Himachal hills to soak in New Year’s spirit

🕔13:04, 30.Dec 2017

Shimla/Manali, Dec 30  Tens of thousands of holidaymakers started gathering across resorts in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday to bid goodbye to 2017. Mellow sunshine and no snowfall will greet them at most of the tourist destinations till next week though.

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India to launch 31 satellites on Jan 10

India to launch 31 satellites on Jan 10

🕔11:52, 30.Dec 2017

Bengaluru, Dec 30 India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a space official on Saturday. “We have tentatively scheduled the rocket launch at 9.30 a.m.

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Palestine envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed, India reacts

Palestine envoy shares stage with Hafiz Saeed, India reacts

🕔11:48, 30.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 30  Palestine’s envoy to Pakistan shared a stage with JuD chief and the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed, to which India has reacted strongly. “We have seen reports in this regard. We

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Triple talaq: Need to fine-tune a good law

Triple talaq: Need to fine-tune a good law

🕔11:30, 30.Dec 2017

Only the naive will believe that deep concern for the welfare of Muslim “sisters” and for the maintenance of the “dignity of women” and “gender equality” persuaded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to introduce the bill in parliament to ban

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Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi, 13 trains cancelled

Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi, 13 trains cancelled

🕔10:21, 30.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 30  It was a cold and foggy morning here on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, the weather office said. At least 13 trains were cancelled, 36 delayed and two

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British PM’s key adviser quits over Brexit

British PM’s key adviser quits over Brexit

🕔09:56, 30.Dec 2017

London, Dec 30  One of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s key advisers, Lord Andrew Adonis, has announced he is quitting his role, describing Brexit as a “populist and nationalist spasm”. Adonis, who was appointed as her infrastructure adviser in 2015,

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Infosys off-loads stake in ANSR Consulting Holdings

Infosys off-loads stake in ANSR Consulting Holdings

🕔09:53, 30.Dec 2017

Mumbai, Dec 30  IT major Infosys on Friday said that it has signed an agreement to divest its entire investment in ANSR Consulting Holdings. According to a BSE filing, Infosys had a minority investment in ANSR Consulting Holdings, Inc., a

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LG nod to Delhi government’s free treatment for accident victims scheme

LG nod to Delhi government’s free treatment for accident victims scheme

🕔09:53, 30.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 30  Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has approved the state government’s scheme under which victims of road accidents, fire and acid attacks will get medical treatment in all city hospitals at government expense, terming it as “a

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AAP yet to finalise names of Rajya Sabha candidates

AAP yet to finalise names of Rajya Sabha candidates

🕔09:51, 30.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 29  Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is yet to finalise the names of candidates for three Rajya Sabha seats from Delhi which are falling vacant next month, with party leaders Ashutosh and Sanjay Singh emerging as

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UP orders government offices to put up Ambedkar’s photo

UP orders government offices to put up Ambedkar’s photo

🕔09:50, 30.Dec 2017

Lucknow, Dec 30  The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday once again issued instructions to all government offices to put up a picture of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. The government offices told to put up Ambedkar’s picture include the Legislative Assembly,

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India secures release of commercial sailing crew from Nigeria

India secures release of commercial sailing crew from Nigeria

🕔09:48, 30.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 30  India on Friday secured the released of four members of a shipping crew who were detained by Nigerian authorities in August. “I am happy to inform that we have secured the return of Capt. Atul Sharma,

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Deadline to file GSTR-1 extended till January 10

Deadline to file GSTR-1 extended till January 10

🕔09:46, 30.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 30  The government on Friday extended the deadline to file GSTR-1 for all taxpayers by 10 days, till January 10. In a statement, the Finance Ministry said that all registered persons having aggregate turnover of up to

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Hardeep Puri BJP candidate for UP Rajya Sabha bypoll

Hardeep Puri BJP candidate for UP Rajya Sabha bypoll

🕔09:45, 30.Dec 2017

New Delhi, Dec 30  The BJP has decided to field Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri as its candidate in a Rajya Sabha bypoll in Uttar Pradesh, a party release said. Puri, a former Indian Foreign Service Officer,

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NTPC Group’s commercial capacity to cross 51,000 MW mark

NTPC Group’s commercial capacity to cross 51,000 MW mark

🕔09:44, 30.Dec 2017

Mumbai, Dec 30  Power major NTPC on Friday said that its commercial capacity at the group level will cross the 51,000 MW mark on December 31, 2017. According to a BSE filing, the commencment of commercial operations of the second

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Six killed in shooting near Egypt church

Six killed in shooting near Egypt church

🕔20:15, 29.Dec 2017

Cairo, Dec 29  At least six people were killed on Friday in a shootout outside a church here, according to Egyptian authorities. “The security forces thwarted an attack near the Mar Mina Church in Helwan district,” the Interior Ministry said.

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Aware of our national’s detention in India: China

Aware of our national’s detention in India: China

🕔20:12, 29.Dec 2017

Beijing, Dec 29  China on Friday said it was aware of the detention of its national in India near the Myanmar border and was closely following the development. A Chinese citizen, suspected to be a spy, has reportedly been detained

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DLF appoints Saurabh Chawla as group CFO

DLF appoints Saurabh Chawla as group CFO

🕔20:09, 29.Dec 2017

Mumbai, Dec 29  Real estate major DLF has appointed Saurabh Chawla as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). According to the company, the decision was taken at the meeting of its board of directors held on Friday. “Further, upon elevation of

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Microsoft’s replacement app for usual lockscreen now in India

Microsoft’s replacement app for usual lockscreen now in India

🕔20:08, 29.Dec 2017

San Francisco, Dec 29  Microsoft Garage — a programme that encourages the tech giant’s employees to work on special projects — has launched “Favorites Lock Screen” application for Android devices in India, the company has announced. “Favorites Lock Screen” is

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Indonesia to attract Indian wedding planners with offers

Indonesia to attract Indian wedding planners with offers

🕔20:05, 29.Dec 2017

Chennai, Dec 29  Indonesia is planning to attract Indian wedding planners to promote that country as the big fat Indian wedding destination with attractive offers, said a top official of Visit Indonesia Tourism Office (VITO)-India. He said Indonesia is also

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