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India Ropes in SAARC Nations in Future Satellite Program

With the successful launch of 11 satellites in the past one year and riding on glory from its Mangalyaan Mars mission, India is planning an ambitious satellite project with all the SAARC nations of South Asia, including arch rival Pakistan. The New Delhi Meeting scheduled on June 22 will be attended by all the SAARC countries, said Indian space agency ...

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International Yoga Day: Run up Begins in Delhi, Health Awareness Heightens

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to government officials to practice Yoga ahaead of the Sunday International Yoga Day, June 21, several central government officials are making a beeline to yoga calsses in the morning in Delhi. Elsewhere, in Haryana and BJP-ruled states too, the yoga fever is gripping the officials, especially those in their 50s finding it difficult and ...

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ISRO Successfully Tests Cryogenic Engine for Next Generation Heavyload Launch Vehicle GSLV Mark III

Indian space agency ISRO successfully tested indigenous cryogenic engine of 4-tonne capacity on Tuesday at Mahendragiri Propulsion Complex in Tamil Nadu, making it viable to send heavy load  satellites weighing up to 4 tonnes now. Congratulating the Indian Space Research Organisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Twitter message: “The engine tested today will enable us to put satellites ...

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India Dispatches Emergency Relief Supplies to Quake-hit Nepal

In the wake of a major earthquake that has devastated Nepal and affected many parts of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday directed immediate dispatch of emergency relief and rescue teams, including medical help to Nepal and the Indian border areas where the impact was felt severely today. Chairing a high-level meeting to review the situation following the massive ...

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Earthquake Live: Nepal Hit Badly, Buildings, Damage Update

Location 28.131°N 84.649°E depth=15.0 km (9.3 mi) The earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude on Richter scale that jolted Nepal and northern part of India caused major devastation in the old area Kathmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. According to information available, there was widespread devastation in Hanmandhoka area in the old area of Kathmandu. Several casualties were feared as buildings collapsed. ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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India reiterates stand on ‘differentiated responsibility’ at green talks

By Rajendra Shende   US President Barack Obama, in his 166-word eulogy in Time magazine that named Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 100 most influential people in the world, termed him “India’s reformer-in-chief” who had “laid out an ambitious vision to …unleash India’s true economic potential while confronting climate change”. Modi tweeted thanks to Obama. But his government, determined to ...

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Modi presents Merkel facsimile of C.V. Raman’s manuscripts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gifted German Chancellor Angela Merkel reproductions of some manuscripts and papers of Nobel laureate Sir C.V. Raman, who had a strong connection with Germany. The Prime Minister’s Office in a release said that a major inspiration for Sir C.V. Raman to pursue science as a career was famous 19th-century German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz. ...

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Forget Smart cities, India Needs Habitable Cities First!

By Sanjiv Kataria Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his government’s plans to create 100 smart cities, there is a rise in the clamour by chief ministers to get the tag. From Ajmer to Allahabad and from Salem to Srinagar, the list of contenders grows, even as India gives shape to a plan and an agreement on what constitutes ...

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Forget Google, Why Didn’t Roti-Maker Happen in India?

By N. Sridhar Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday woke up the IT fraternity with his clarion call for something like Google to happen out of India. He said innovations in areas like cyber security, innovation, connecting the nation, better use of social media, and cloud would bring down the digital divide but why not in a simple daily requirement ...

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Swine Flu: Rajasthan Reports 8 More Deaths, Toll Reaches 191

Swine flu is spreading across Rajasthan rapidly that the state reported 8 more deaths on Wednesday, taking the total deaths from the dreaded viral disease to 191 since  the beginning of this year. “Total deaths have touched 191 while positive cases in a day has risen by 346 to touch a figure of 3,648 across the state,” a health official ...

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PM Narendra Modi wishes Team India for success at Cricket World Cup 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took to social networking site Twitter to convey his best wishes to the Indian cricket team, the defending champions, for the World Cup. The team India will start their Cup defence against traditional rivals Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday. “As the 2015 Cricket World Cup begins, my best wishes to the Indian Cricket Team. Khelo ...

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AAP Faces Centre’s Ire? IT Notice Slapped

The directorate of income tax (investigation) has duly issued a notice to the Aam Aadmi Party to show receipts f funds from 4 fake companies and the party was asked to give a reply before February 16. The notice follows complaint from the AAP Volunteers Action Munch (AVAM), erstwhile members who turned hostile to the party. AAP maintained that other ...

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It is Modi’s debacle: Anna Hazare on Delhi polls

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Feb 10:Veteran social crusader Anna Hazare Tuesday termed the outcome of Delhi election results as “a defeat for Narendra Modi” and expressed happiness at Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party’s performance. “This was expected. The result is a defeat for (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi. What did the Bharatiya Janata Party do in the past nine months?” Hazare told mediapersons ...

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Modi picks up phone to congratulate Kejriwal

Putting an end to BJP arrogance impeccably embedded into a ruling party, PM Narendra Modi who refused to meet AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal first in Ahmedabad as CM and later, has finally set aside his advisers to pick up the phone and congratulate the winner in Delhi. “Spoke to Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him on the win. Assured him centre’s ...

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