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ISRO continues efforts to restore link with 'Vikram'

Bengaluru, Sept 9: Not losing hope, the Indian Space Research Organisation continued to make all-out efforts to establish a link with Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing.

Vikram, with rover 'Pragyan' housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above...

State Bank of India cuts MCLR by 10 bps effective September 10

Sept 9: State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday reduced the MCLR and interest rates on time deposits across all maturities.

The state-run lender, which is the country's largest bank, announced a reduction in the MCLR by 10 basis points (BPS), effective September 10.

SBI also cut retail term-deposit rates by 20-25 bps and cut...

Tribal woman becomes first female pilot from Malkangiri

Malkangiri/Bhubaneswar, Sept 9: Her dream to touch the sky has catapulted a tribal woman from Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri district to become the first female pilot from the backward region.

Twenty-three-year-old Anupriya Lakra's dream of becoming a pilot has become a reality seven years after she quit engineering studies midway and joined an aviation academy here in 2012.


In 10 yrs, India can set up factory on moon, get Helium-3: Ex-DRDO scientist

New Delhi, Sept 9: Former DRDO scientist A Sivathanu Pillai has claimed India will be able to set up a base on the surface of moon in ten years for extraction of the Helium-3.

Speaking to the "War and Peace" programme on DD News, Pillai said, "In space programme, we are one of the four countries that...

Tyranny, chaos and anarchy describe 100 days of Modi govt: Cong

New Delhi, Sept 8: The Congress on Sunday launched an all out attack on the Modi government alleging that there had been "no development" in the first 100 days of its second term, with Rahul Gandhi saying there was a "glaring lack" of leadership, direction and plans where it is needed the most -- to turnaround a "ravaged economy"....

No illegal migrant will be allowed in India, reiterates Amit Shah

Guwahati, Sept 8: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said no "illegal migrant" will be allowed to stay in the country and that the NRC exercise in Assam was completed in "time-bound manner".

Shah, also the chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC), was addressing chief ministers of eight northeastern states, in his inaugural address at the 68th...

Modi govt spending more on ads in Hindi newspapers

Kathmandu, Sept 8: In a clear message to make deeper inroads into the Hindi heartland, the Narendra Modi government has spent over Rs 890 crore in advertising in Hindi newspapers compared to the over Rs 719 crore in the English newspapers in the last five years, an RTI filed by IANS has revealed.

At a time when print media...

Around 5,000 challans per day in first week of new Motor Vehicles Act

New Delhi, Sept 7: The Delhi Police has issued around 5,000 challans per day for violating traffic rules in the national capital since the implementation of the new traffic fines, a senior police official said.

According to a senior police officer, a total of 254 drunken driving, 1,229 without seat belt, 4,097 without helmet, 1,527 dangerous driving and 2,698...

Chandrayaan-2 mission advisor opted not to apply for inclusion of his name in NRC list

Guwahati, Sept 7: Prominent scientist and an advisor of Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission Jitendra Nath Goswami and his family members name were not figured in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was published on August 31.

Jitendra Nath Goswami had opted not to apply for inclusion of their names in the NRC list.

Jitendra Nath Goswami's brother...

Shehla Rashid booked for sedition over tweets on Kashmir situation

New Delhi, Sept 6: Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid has been booked for sedition over her tweets alleging that the armed forces "tortured" civilians and "ransacked" houses in the Valley after Jammu and Kashmir's special status was revoked, police said on Friday.

She has also been charged with spreading "fake news" with the intention...