• India launches advanced weather satellite in textbook style

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    SRIHARIKOTA: Scripting success on the maiden operational flight of its heavy-duty rocket fitted with the indigenous cryogenic upper stage, India today launched its advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR onboard GSLV-F05 from the spaceport here. The 49.13-metre tall rocket lifted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at 4.50 PM, majestically soared into the skies and injected the 2,211-kg INSAT-3DR into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit about 17 minutes later. Earlier, it was scheduled to lift off by 4.10 PM but due to "delay in cryostage filling operations" it was resche...Read More


  • Narendra Modi, Aung San Suu Kyi discuss bilateral security cooperation

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    VIENTIANE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar's democracy icon and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi today met here on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits and "positively assessed" bilateral security cooperation. "An icon of democracy, a partner for development. State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with photos of the two leaders shaking hands and holding talks. Looking elegant in a peace sarong, blouse with a green stole with her trademark orchid flower pinned in ...Read More


  • Pokemon Go in Indian court for 'hurting religious sentiments'

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    Delhi: Augmented reality game Pokemon Go has landed up in an Indian court over allegations it is hurting the religious sentiments of millions of vegetarians. The high court in Gujarat state was asked to ban the game because its images of eggs in places of worship were "blasphemous" to Hindus and Jains. The court has asked the makers of Pokemon Go to respond to the charges. It is unclear if the makers, Niantic Inc, will do so. The court move has been met with derision on social media. Pokemon Go has not been officially released in India, but many still play thanks to workarounds. The game c...Read More


  • 9 of 10 Indian Universities ranked 700th

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    MUMBAI: or above in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17 lose ground compared to last year MUMBAI: Nine of the 10 Indian Universities ranked 700th or above in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2016/17 have lost ground compared to last year in terms of both academic reputation and employer reputation. The only exception is IIT Madras which has broken into the global top 250 after a five-place rise. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore continues to retain top spot among the Indian institutes but had slipped out of the top 150 rankings to 152nd place this year. Las...Read More


  • Pakistan spreading terror, says Modi at G20 Summit

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    Hangzhou (China): Sep 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused Pakistan of spreading terror and using terrorism as an instrument of state policy. And as the G20 Summit ended, Modi met the leaders of Britain, Argentina and Turkey. Addressing G20 leaders, the Indian leader urged them to "isolate and sanction supporters of terrorism". At the two-day summit held in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, India raised the issue of terrorism at various sessions. Modi told Chinese President XI Jinping how the scourge of terrorism was affecting the region. "There are some nations that use it as an inst...Read More



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