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India launches 31 satellites, puts Cartosat-2 into orbit

India on Friday deployed a remote sensing Cartosat and 30 other satellites, including 28 from six nations into the earth's orbit after a copybook launch from its spaceport here.

India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites on Friday

India began countdown early Thursday for launching 31 satellites in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from its spaceport here, said the space agency.

'Rocket man' K. Sivan appointed new ISRO chief

NEW DELHI: Prominent scientist K. Sivan, known as the "Rocket Man" for his significant contribution in the development of cryogenic engines for India's space programme,was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Mohali Mayor given show cause notice for his removal for misuse of power and funds

CHANDIGARH: "The corrupt practices would not be tolerated at any cost and as part of this commitment the Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Mohali Kulwant Singh has been given show  cause notice for his removal from his councillorship and 2 other officers have been suspended after taking strong note of the misdemeanors of these people regarding causing loss to the state exchequer. The case recommending suspension of the then Commissioner has been sent to the Government. Apart from this 2 other officials have been chargesheeted too."

ED attaches Rs 117 cr assets of Indu Projects promoter

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 117.74 crore of three companies belonging to Indu Projects Ltd Managing Director Indukuri Syam Prasad Reddy for his alleged investments in a firm floated by YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Gurugram Fortis' blood bank, pharmacy licences suspended

Blood bank and pharmacy licences of Gurugram's Fortis hospital have been suspended over the death of seven-year-old Adya Singh due to dengue in September and for charging Rs 16 lakh for the child's treatment, an official said on Saturday.

India to launch 31 satellites on Jan 10

India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10, from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a space official on Saturday.

 
GST Council caused 'notional' loss of Rs 20,000 cr, CBI should probe: Goa Congress


PANAJI: Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the initial fixation of "exorbitant" tax rates by the GST Council, which he claimed had caused a "notional" loss of Rs 20,000 crore to the central and states' exchequer.

Akalis-BJP real culprits responsible for power tariff hike in Punjab, says Jakhar

Ridiculing SAD for indulging in political gimmickry over the recent power tariff hike, effected by PSERC in the state, Punjab Congress President and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar said the Akalis should stage protests in Delhi instead of planning dharnas in Punjab as the Prime Minister and other senior BJP leaders, along with the Badals, were the real culprits responsible for putting this burden on the people.

US astronauts conduct seven-hour spacewalk outside ISS

WASHINGTON: Two US astronauts conducted a nearly seven-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), repairing the orbiting laboratory's robotic arm, replacing a blown fuse and installing a new high definition camera.

Truckers to go on strike from Monday, demand diesel inclusion in GST

Calling for a 36 hour nationwide strike starting from 8 a.m. of October 9, truck owners and operators on Saturday protested against the disruptive policies under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demanded the inclusion of diesel in the new indirect tax's ambit.

5-day childhood cancer awareness rally concludes

ROPAR:  The 5-day long 6th CanKids childhood cancer awareness rally concluded at Rail Majra near Ropar today. The rally, aimed to spread awareness on childhood cancer, was organized in association of Max India Foundation (MIF).

Punjab to launch free HPV Vaccination programme against cervical cancer

Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab is all set to initiate an ambitious campaign to tackle ‘Cervical Cancer’ among women in the state of Punjab. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer of women in India. It is second most prevalent cancer (after breast cancer) in Punjab.

192 Indian space objects currently in orbit

A total of 192 Indian objects are orbiting in space as of April 1, 2017, catalogued by US Space Surveillance Network, said a retired Indian scientist.

TRAPPIST-1 planets may still have water, finds Hubble

 The outer Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 might still harbour substantial amounts of water, suggest results of a new study.

Indian rocket fails to launch navigation satellite

It was a black Thursday for Indian space programme as it suffered a serious setback after its workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) failed to deliver India's eighth navigation satellite in its intended orbit.

Upset Hindus seek apology from Wrigley for non-disclosure of beef in various candies

Upset Hindus are seeking official apology from President of Wrigley, said to be the largest manufacturer and marketer of chewing gum in the world, for non-disclosure of beef in some of its products; and immediate recall of all such items.

BEST strike creates chaos in Mumbai on Rakhi Day

Millions of Mumbaikars were severely hit on Rakshabandhan Day as around 37,000 employees of the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) launched a strike to press for their salary demands here on Monday.

Capt Amarinder meets Jaitley,seeks settlement of Rs.6000 cr bank loans of Farmers

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought from the central government one-time settlement of the Rs. 6000 crore loans taken by the state’s farmers from the national and private banks.

Moga molestation case : All 4 accused walk free due to lack of evidence

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : A local court on Monday acquitted four persons, arrested in the infamous 2015 Moga molestation case in which a 13-year-old girl died after being molested and pushed off a moving, following lack of evidence.

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