• SP supports Udit Raj's beef statement, says he is under pressure from BJP

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    Delhi: The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday extended its support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj, who said Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won nine Olympics gold medals because of consuming beef as a source of protein. Speaking to ANI, SP leader Abu Azmi said Raj's statement reflected his original stance and is now under pressure from the BJP. "I agree with Udit Raj. On one hand, he is in the BJP and on the other hand, he is being disturbed by atrocities committed against Dalits. When I met him, I asked his opinion on beef slaughter to which he couldn't answer because he was scared of BJP," ...Read More


  • ISRO successfully tests launches scramjet rocket engine

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    Chennai: India on Sunday morning successfully tested its own scramjet or the air breathing engine with the launch of a big sounding rocket, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). "The mission was successful. Two scramjet engines were tested during the flight. The finer details about the test will be known later," the official not wanting to be quoted told Media. He said that as scheduled the two stage/engine RH-560 sounding rocket took off from the rocket port located at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. He said the two air breath...Read More


  • Secret information on Indian Navyís Scorpene-class submarines leaked: Report

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    SYDNEY: French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a colossal leak of secret information on its submarines seemingly to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, the Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-class submarine DCNS designed for the Indian navy, and variants of that ar utilized by Malaysia and Chile. Brazil is also due to deploy the vessels from 2018. Australia awarded DCNS an Aus$50 billion (US$38 billion) contract last April to design and build its next generation of submarines. ...Read More


  • Panel: Gold worth Rs 186 crore missing from Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala

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    1: NEW DELHI: In a startling revelation, the Vinod Rai committee special audit report on Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, stated that a lot of financial irregularities and corruption is going on in the temple administration and gold worth Rs 186 crore have gone missing. According to sources, the report by former Comptroller and Auditor general Vinod Rai are in two volumes and five parts running into 1,000 pages. The Supreme Court had asked Rai in October 2015 to complete the audit and submit its report. This directive came on the recommendations of amicus curi...Read More


  • India 'far away' from having smart cities: Narayana Murthy

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    1: MUMBAI: Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has said engineers prefer bigger cities+ for work, even as he rued that India is "far, far away" from having smart cities, one of the flagship programmes of the government+ . "In my own company, we have built development centres+ in Mysore, Bhubaneshwar, Thiruvanantapuram... These are not rural centres, second-tier cities+ . They are not occupied more than 50 per cent," he said at an event here last week. "Nobody wants to go there. Everybody wants to be in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Noida. That is the reality," he said, while replyin...Read More



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