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January 1, 1970 12:00 am gmt |
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The late-night dark skies at Sriharikota lit up in bright orange hues as the PSLV-C42 lifted off and vanished into the thick black clouds, carrying two satellites from the United Kingdom – NovaSAR and S1-4 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR here. The lightest version of...
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The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Left parties indulged in a blame game on Saturday as they accused each other of roughing up their members in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) with the Left alleging that attempt was made to kidnap one of their woman members out...
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The government announced a set of five measures late on Friday aimed at supporting the rupee, which has been under pressure in the last few weeks, and ensuring that the current account deficit stays in control. The government will also take necessary steps to cut down non-essential imports and increa...
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The President has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi will assume office from October 3. He is the first Chief Justice of India from Assam. The warrant of appointment comes in less than 10 days after incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra recommended Justice ...
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The Centre has announced a ₹15,053 crore scheme to ensure that farmers growing oilseeds, pulses and copra actually get the minimum support prices (MSP) they are promised for their crops every year. The umbrella policy — Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) — was approved by the C...
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India is facing an embarrassing situation at the first ever military exercise of the regional grouping BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) with Nepal and Thailand backing out from sending full contingents. Yesterday (Tuesday), Nepal also conveyed t...
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The Tamil Nadu government yesterday (Monday) announced a revised Information Communication Technology Policy 2018, catering to information technology (IT), information technology-enabled services (ITeS), MSME and the start-up sectors. The State last saw an IT policy rolled out during the DMK’s rule i...
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January 1, 1970 12:00 am gmt |
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A Nataraja idol, smuggled 36 years ago from the Kulasekaramudayar Aramvalartha Nayaki Amman temple at Kallidaikurichi in Tirunelveli district, was traced to Australia. A museum in Australia had bought the statue for ₹30 crore and a team headed by Inspector General of Police(IG) A.G. Ponn Manickavel, ...
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January 1, 1970 12:00 am gmt |
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The Brahmaputra was till 1962 the only river in India that had not been bridged along its entire length either for road or railway, according to a 1988 book co-authored by former railwayman and IIT Madras teacher S. Ponnuswamy. The river, more than 10 km wide in several stretches, now awaits the comp...
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January 1, 1970 12:00 am gmt |
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Former Commissioner of Police S. George, arraigned in the gutkha case, conceded on Friday that a scam did take place, though he sought to blame his subordinate. Addressing reporters at his residence in Nolambur, Mr. George, a retired DGP-rank officer, claimed that the then Deputy Commissioner of Poli...
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January 1, 1970 12:00 am gmt |
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DMK president M.K. Stalin and other Opposition leaders on Wednesday demanded the dismissal of Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, DGP T.K. Rajendran and other senior officials whose residences and offices were searched by the CBI in connection with the gutkha scam yesterday (Wednesday). “Mr. Vijaya Bas...
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January 1, 1970 12:00 am gmt |
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At the 2+2 dialogue between India and the U.S. here on coming Thursday (September 6), an announcement could be made about an in-principle agreement between the two sides on the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), but its signing is doubtful, say officials on both sides. “Wo...
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January 1, 1970 12:00 am gmt |
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The Centre will not advance the 2019 general election, and it will be held as per schedule, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told yesterday (Saturday). “The 2019 Lok Sabha election will be held on time. There is no question of advancing the poll dates. The entire process will be over before May 15, ...
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A year into her marriage, Savita, 24, wishes she had never left her father’s home, which is in another part of Kanpur. She and her husband live in a house that overlooks a 20-ft wide drain. Beginning at Shitla Bazaar, on the outskirts of Jajmau — a major industrial cluster of tanneries in north-easte...
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The rupee hit a historic intraday low for the second straight session, falling to 70.86 against the dollar. Month-end dollar demand from importers and the recent rise in oil prices have spurred the trend. Opening at 70.69, from Wednesday’s record closing low of 70.59, the rupee fell 0.21% to an all-t...