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Chandrayaan-2 precisely inserted in defined lunar orbit: ISRO Chairman

Chandrayaan-2 precisely inserted in defined lunar orbit: ISRO Chairman

🕔21:21, 20.Aug 2019

ISRO aims for Chandrayaan-2 landing at 1.55 AM on September 07, says Dr K. Sivan The second moon mission of India, the Chandrayaan-2 has been precisely inserted in defined orbit. It reached in defined lunar orbit at 09.02 am today.

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All PMAY houses to be sanctioned by March 2020

All PMAY houses to be sanctioned by March 2020

🕔21:17, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  The government would sanction all the targeted 1.12 crore houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by March 2020, said Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at the 15th annual convention

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Kashmir India’s internal matter: US Defence Secretary

Kashmir India’s internal matter: US Defence Secretary

🕔21:13, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  Newly-appointed US Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper told Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday that Kashmir was an internal matter of India and that all India-Pakistan issues need to be settled bilaterally. Rajnath Singh held a

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Chidambaram faces arrest; CBI, ED teams come knocking at his door

Chidambaram faces arrest; CBI, ED teams come knocking at his door

🕔21:10, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday arrived at the residence of former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidamabaram here after his anticipatory bail plea was

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Yamuna floods homes, thousands shifted

Yamuna floods homes, thousands shifted

🕔21:00, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  With floodwaters of the Yamuna having swamped their homes, people living on the banks of the swollen river are in despair with many having gone back to their villages, and around 14,000 shifted to relief camps.

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PRESIDENT OF INDIA LAUNCHES TREE PLANTATION DRIVE AT RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

PRESIDENT OF INDIA LAUNCHES TREE PLANTATION DRIVE AT RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

🕔20:40, 20.Aug 2019

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind planted a sapling of Maulsari in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate today (August 20, 2019) and launched a plantation drive as part of ‘Van Mahotsav’ celebrations. On the occasion, the President met students and

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India’s Chandrayaan-2 on course to Moon

India’s Chandrayaan-2 on course to Moon

🕔14:39, 20.Aug 2019

Chennai, Aug 20  The Indian space agency on Tuesday completed successfully the crucial orbit manoeuvre and put the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the lunar orbit. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) was completed successfully at

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Developing ties with Bhutan (Comment)

Developing ties with Bhutan (Comment)

🕔14:29, 20.Aug 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modis two-day visit to Bhutan was aimed at re-engaging with the Himalayan neighbour during his second term in office as part of his ‘neighbourhood first policy. The visit had added significance since Bhutan has been changing under

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Let’s go for indigenous defence manufacturing: Rajnath

Let’s go for indigenous defence manufacturing: Rajnath

🕔14:27, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India needs to cut down dependency on foreign manufacturers in defence production and instead develop indigenous comprehensive capabilities. Singh was delivering the inaugural address at a seminar on

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Rajiv Gandhi remembered on his 75th birth anniversary

Rajiv Gandhi remembered on his 75th birth anniversary

🕔14:26, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister tweeted “Tributes to our former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.” Senior

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New Parliament building likely by 2022, says Modi

New Parliament building likely by 2022, says Modi

🕔07:05, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that a new Parliament building may be constructed by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence. He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of

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Modi calls up Trump, raises Pak’s anti-India rhetoric

Modi calls up Trump, raises Pak’s anti-India rhetoric

🕔07:02, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke with US President Donald Trump on phone and conveyed that “extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace”, in

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Task force on direct tax code submits report to Sitharaman

Task force on direct tax code submits report to Sitharaman

🕔07:00, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  The Task Force to rewrite the decades-old Income Tax Act, 1961 has submitted its report to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, sparking hopes of a simpler tax law with an easier compliance burden and friendly tax administration.

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Northeast: New digital system hits India-Bangladesh trade

Northeast: New digital system hits India-Bangladesh trade

🕔19:18, 19.Aug 2019

Agartala, Aug 19  Due to introduction of a new online trade management system — Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) – the India-Bangladesh trade through Tripura has been hugely affected for the past two weeks, traders and officials said on Monday. A

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Modi to visit France, attend G7 summit at Biarritz

Modi to visit France, attend G7 summit at Biarritz

🕔19:05, 19.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 19  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting France on an official visit on August 22-23 and then to attend the G-7 Summit at its seaside resort of Biarritz on August 25-26, the Ministry of External Affairs

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Sitharaman in Varanasi on Tuesday to allay slowdown fears

Sitharaman in Varanasi on Tuesday to allay slowdown fears

🕔19:00, 19.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 19  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be in Varanasi on Tuesday to understand the problems faced by the local industry as well as the taxpayers. She is currently on a multi-city tour to take stock of the

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NSA Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation

NSA Doval briefs Amit Shah on Kashmir situation

🕔18:56, 19.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 19  National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir which is under a security clampdown since the abrogation of Article 370 earlier this

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Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

🕔18:55, 19.Aug 2019

Jaipur, Aug 19  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday. Since the Bharatiya Janata Party did not put up any candidate due to lack of numbers in the assembly, Manmohan Singh

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J&K political parties under intelligence scanner

J&K political parties under intelligence scanner

🕔14:19, 19.Aug 2019

Jammu/Srinagar, Aug 19  In a major breakthrough to identify rumour mongers bent upon creating trouble, Jammu and Kashmir and central intelligence agencies claim to have identified activists and sympathizers of mainstream political parties with separatist tendencies. In a textbook case

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Yamuna crosses ‘warning mark’ in Delhi

Yamuna crosses ‘warning mark’ in Delhi

🕔14:17, 19.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 19  The Yamuna river on Monday crossed the “warning mark” of 204.50 meters and was set to breach the “danger mark” of 205.33m, forcing authorities to stop traffic on one of the bridges that connect Delhi with

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