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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter failed to capture images of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander after it passed over its landing site, NASA official Joshua Handal has said. "The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera acquired images around the targeted landing site, but the exact location of the lander wasn't known so the lander may not be in the camera field of view," he stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:14 pm on 19 Sep
Schools shut in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan amid heavy rain warning
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
All schools and junior colleges in Maharashtra's Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region would remain closed on Thursday in view of the heavy rainfall warning by the India Meteorological Department, state's Minister of School Education Ashish Shelar announced. He added that the decision to keep schools open in other parts would be taken by their District Collectors based on local conditions.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:57 am on 19 Sep
Former Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar joins AAP
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Ex-Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar joined AAP on Thursday in the presence of senior party leader Manish Sisodia. An ex-IPS officer, Kumar called AAP "the only party which gives the common man a chance to serve through politics." He'd resigned as Jharkhand Congress chief in August after accusing party leaders of seeking to "collect money in the name of elections."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:28 pm on 19 Sep
Will not be swayed by media trial in Chinmayanand case: SIT
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Inspector General of Police Naveen Arora, who is heading the SIT investigating rape allegations against BJP's Swami Chinmayanand, has stated, "Any arrest will only be made on the ground of solid evidence." Urging the public to be patient, Arora added, "The SIT is only answerable to the court, not media...We can't be swayed by a particular person or media trial".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:26 pm on 19 Sep
Mamata meets Amit Shah in Delhi, hands over letter on NRC
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block in New Delhi on Thursday. Mamata stated, "I handed over a letter to him, told him that of the 19 lakh people left out of NRC, many are Hindi speaking, Bengali speaking and local Assamese. Many genuine voters have been left out."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:53 pm on 19 Sep
Couldn't give farm loan waiver in MP, Rahul should apologise: Cong MLA
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Lakshman Singh on Wednesday said, "We've not been able to fulfil the promise of farm loan waiver in the state." "Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the farmers and clarify to them how long it will take for loan waiver," he added. "It'll send a good message to the farmers who are angry," he further said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:10 pm on 19 Sep
Court closes case against ex-SC staffer who complained against CJI
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
A court has closed criminal proceedings in an alleged cheating case against a former Supreme Court employee who had accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment and consequent victimisation. Earlier, Delhi Police had filed a closure report and the complainant in the case had claimed he did not want to pursue any further legal action against her.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:51 am on 19 Sep
Punjab traffic policeman fills up potholes on Bathinda roads
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Punjab traffic police personnel Gurbkhs Singh has received a reward of ₹1,000 and been recommended for a promotion for filling up potholes on the roads of Bathinda. Gurbkhs stated, "I feel happy doing so. I will continue this work post-retirement also." DSP City Gurjit Singh Romana stated, "Best jawans are...posted in traffic... They have to concentrate more on social work."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:34 pm on 19 Sep
Rajnath Singh becomes 1st Defence Minister to fly in Tejas jet
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Rajnath Singh on Thursday became the first Defence Minister of India to fly in the indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas from the HAL airport in Bengaluru. Prior to this, he had tweeted, "All Set For The Day!" According to reports, the Indian Air Force is likely to purchase 83 LCA Tejas for about ₹45,000 crore.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:30 am on 19 Sep
Value of govt's 28% stake in ITC surged by ₹1,800 cr on vaping ban
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
The value of the government's stake in ITC surged as much as ₹1,800 crore on Wednesday following the announcement of the nationwide e-cigarette ban. The government and state-owned companies including LIC together held a 28.64% stake in India's largest cigarette maker as of June. Further, state-run New India Assurance Company holds around a 1.53% stake in cigarette maker VST Industries.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:30 pm on 19 Sep
12-year-old boy accused of murder was paid to kill teacher: Police
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
The 12-year-old Mumbai boy charged with murdering his tuition teacher has claimed he was paid ₹1,000 to kill her, a police officer stated. The officer added, "It appears he was threatened that if he did not murder her, he would be killed." The boy has also claimed that he spent the money at a mall and was promised ₹5,000 more.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:08 pm on 19 Sep
Announced e-cigarette ban as Health Minister is out of India: Sitharaman
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
After drug-maker Biocon's head Kiran Mazumdar Shaw tweeted why Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced e-cigarette ban instead of Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Sitharaman replied that Vardhan was out of India. On Shaw's remark that Sitharaman should announce fiscal measures, she stated, "As Finance Minister...I've been...regularly speaking about measures...[taken] on matters of economy."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:00 pm on 19 Sep
Super 30 Founder honoured with 'Education Excellence Award' in US
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Super 30 Founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has been felicitated with Education Excellence Award 2019 by non-profit organisation Foundation For Excellence in US's California. At the event, Kumar said, "Indians have been doing wonders in different fields across the globe, including the USA, and it would be immensely satisfying for them to give something back to their society."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:43 am on 19 Sep
NDRF to induct women personnel in new battalions within 1 year
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
The NDRF will induct women personnel in its new battalions within the next one year, its Director General SN Pradhan stated. "Earlier, we didn't have the barracks and other amenities for women personnel...But, we are now in a position to accommodate them," Pradhan added. In 2018, the Union government had made a proposal to attach women contingents to NDRF battalions.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:29 pm on 19 Sep
People forced out of cabs, autos amid transport strike in Delhi-NCR
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Several incidents of commuters being forced out of their cabs and autorickshaws by drivers protesting against the new Motor Vehicles Act in Delhi-NCR were reported on Thursday. At the Akshardham area, protesters vandalised a cab for ferrying passengers. The United Front of Transport Association on Wednesday claimed that over 50 transport associations and unions were participating in the strike.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:30 pm on 19 Sep
Thrilled, it was a special experience: Rajnath on flying Tejas
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
After he flew the indigenously built Tejas fighter jet for some time during a sortie on Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated, "I was very thrilled and it was a special experience... I was enjoying." Singh added, "The flight was very smooth and comfortable... I want to praise the bravery of our air force fighters and all the armed forces."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:10 pm on 19 Sep
Pakistanis going to India to fight are enemies of Kashmiris: Pak PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that anyone from his country who goes to fight in Kashmir "is as an enemy of the Kashmiris". He claimed that India needed just "an excuse to launch crackdown on the people of Kashmir". Khan further promised to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly next week.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:32 pm on 19 Sep
US Army plays 'Jana Gana Mana' for Indian Army during joint exercise
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
A US Army band played the Indian National Anthem, 'Jana Gana Mana', during a joint exercise between the Indian and US Army at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. A video shows the US soldiers playing the anthem using trumpets and drums. Earlier, the Indian and American soldiers were seen singing and dancing to Indian marching song 'Badluram ka badan'.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:36 pm on 19 Sep
Rajnath Singh controlled, flew Tejas jet for some time: DRDO Chief
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Rajnath Singh, who on Thursday became the first Defence Minister to fly in the indigenously built Tejas fighter jet, also "controlled and flew" the aircraft for some time, DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy said. "There was no problem. I kept following instructions given by (Air Vice Marshal) N Tiwari," Singh said. He also called it "an amazing and exhilarating experience".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:00 pm on 19 Sep
Hyderabad BJP MLA announces vigilante army to fight anti-nationals
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Hyderabad BJP MLA Raja Singh has announced the creation of a vigilante army in Bengaluru to fight "terrorists, traitors, anti-nationals, and enemies of the country within". In a video message, Singh said, "Six months ago, we had initiated a camp. We had invited Hindus from all over the country. I want to inform that this camp is going very well."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:37 pm on 18 Sep
Development in J&K should prompt PoK people to join India: Guv
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that instead of taking over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by force, the development in J&K should prompt people there to join India. "If we can...secure the future of [J&K] children...I can guarantee...you will get [PoK] without a confrontation," he added. People of Kashmir should be treated with respect, Malik further said.
short by Jigyasu / 11:51 pm on 18 Sep
Patna airport runway shut down for 3 hrs, 2,000 fliers affected
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Operations at the Patna airport runway were suspended for three hours on Wednesday after a fire tender got stuck near the runway. The shutdown resulted in the diversion of nine flights, delay of three others on the ground and affected around 2,000 passengers. It was later removed with the help of cranes and other equipment, Airports Authority of India said.
short by Jigyasu / 11:41 pm on 18 Sep
Prisoners in Kerala will soon run fuel stations
short by Jigyasu / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Under the state government's initiative, the prisoners in Kerala will soon manage fuel stations that will be opened in the outer campuses of three central jails in the state. At least 15 convicted prisoners would be identified and trained to run fuel stations on a shift basis. The fuel stations will be set up by the Indian Oil Corporation.
short by Jigyasu / 08:42 am on 19 Sep
Gautam Budh Nagar will overtake Gurugram in development: UP Min
short by Jigyasu / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Jai Pratap Singh on Wednesday said Gautam Budh Nagar would move ahead of Gurugram in development and economic activity once the Noida International Greenfield Airport project at Jewar becomes operational. "We have acquired 745 hectares of...land...for the development of the airport," he added. Singh claimed that the airport project would encourage industrial growth.
short by Jigyasu / 03:07 pm on 19 Sep
EAM Jaishankar to visit Finland, meet its President and PM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Finland between September 19 to 21. Jaishankar will call on Finland's President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Antti Rinne during the visit. They will hold discussions on a "broad spectrum of bilateral relations," the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:28 pm on 19 Sep
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