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Indian space agency bags orders to launch 68 foreign satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) looks like it is on a roll. The space agency has bagged new orders that will see it launch 68 foreign satellites, including 12 of them from the United States over the next few months. “We have received fresh orders to launch 68 satellites from various countries, including 12 from PlanetiQ, a US-based weather ... Read More »

13 Indians test positive for Zika Virus in Singapore

“According to our mission in Singapore 13 Indian nationals have tested positive for Zika in Singapore,” Vikas Swarup, spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, said in response to a Reuters inquiry. The city-state on Thursday confirmed its first case of a pregnant woman testing positive for the Zika virus infection. The Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency said ... Read More »

John Kerry To IIT-Delhi:Boats Needed To Get Here, Am I Right?

Delhi’s rain spares nobody, not even VVIPs from the world’s biggest super power. John Kerry today was delayed by an hour to address students at IIT-Delhi. “You guys all deserve an award for getting here today. I don’t know if you guys came in boats or amphibious vehicles of some kind but I salute you,” he said. The US Secretary ... Read More »

Singur verdict:SC says return land to farmers

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court set aside the land acquisition by West Bengal Government in 2006 to facilitate Tata Motors to set up its Nano plant. This announcement comes as a big set-back for Tata’s. The Apex court directed the West Bengal government to take possession of the land and distribute it to the land owners within 12 weeks. It ... Read More »

In US, Parrikar brings up Kashmir, blames Pakistan for fomenting trouble

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is in the US, alleged that forces across the border are fomenting trouble in violence-hit Kashmir and said that “a small percentage” of people in the Valley are holding the majority to ransom. He said the government is working “proactively” in handling the violence in the state. “As far as Kashmir is concerned, the Indian ... Read More »

Najeeb Jung transfers Delhi govt officials; Kejriwal hits out at Modi

New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has ordered transfer of several senior officials engaged in flagship projects of the AAP government, prompting Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal to accuse Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being “hell bent” to “destroy” Delhi. This is the first major reshuffle by the Lt Governor in Public Works Department (PWD) and Environment and Health Departments following the ... Read More »

President Elect of the UNGA, Mr. Peter Thomson calls on PM Modi

New Delhi: President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Peter Thomson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday. “Advancing India`s multilateral agenda. PM @narendramodi receives President Elect of the UNGA, Peter Thomson,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Thomson, who is from Fiji, was elected in June. He is visiting India a fortnight ... Read More »