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India's first mission to the Sun to be launched in 2019
short by Anupama K / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Tuesday said that Aditya-L1, India's maiden mission to the Sun, will be launched in 2019 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Conceived in 2008, the mission is aimed at studying the "dynamical processes of the sun". The satellite, which will carry six payloads, will be launched on the PSLV-XL launch vehicle.
short by Anupama K / 08:32 am on 22 Nov
Lalu Prasad elected RJD Chief for 10th time in a row
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Lalu Prasad Yadav has been elected as National President of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for the tenth consecutive time. He was the only person to file a nomination for the post of the party President. Following Lalu's election, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar took a dig at RJD calling it a "private political party" and a "family political asset".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:27 pm on 21 Nov
RJD declares Tejashwi Yadav as CM candidate for next polls
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday declared former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial candidate for the state's next Assembly polls. Further, the party formally declared that Lalu Prasad Yadav was elected for the 10th consecutive term as its National President. The next Bihar Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled for 2020.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:38 am on 22 Nov
Will ensure action against hospital for ₹18L bill: Govt
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
After Haryana's Fortis hospital charged ₹18 lakh for the 15-day treatment of a dengue patient, State Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a probe has been ordered to ensure strict action against the hospital. No hospital will be allowed to play with health and emotions of patients, Vij added. The Centre had directed the state to initiate the probe.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:38 am on 22 Nov
J&K govt to drop 4,500 cases against 1st time stone-pelters
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
On the suggestion of government interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, over 4,500 cases against Kashmiri youth involved in stone pelting for the first time will be dropped. The cases are part of 11,500 cases registered since July 2016. "My attempt was to change the narrative in the state to peace and for that I need support of youths and students," Sharma said.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:21 am on 22 Nov
Congress youth online magazine shares meme mocking PM Modi
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Congress' youth wing's online magazine Yuva Desh on Tuesday shared a meme on Twitter mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's past as a tea seller. The Indian Youth Congress later apologised, claiming that the Twitter page was mostly run by volunteers. Reacting to the meme, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani called the Congress "classist" and "anti-poor".
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:28 am on 22 Nov
CCTV needs to be installed in courts in public interest: SC
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Favouring early installation of CCTVs in courts, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said there was no need for privacy in courtrooms as nothing private happens there. The court added that installation shouldn't be delayed as it was in the larger public interest, discipline, and security. However, it held that footage wouldn't be supplied under RTI and without the court's permission.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 11:09 pm on 21 Nov
IMA justifies Fortis charging ₹18L for 7-yr-old's treatment
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has defended Fortis Gurugram for charging ₹18 lakh for treatment of seven-year-old dengue patient. It was a severe case and doctors would be required to try every possible medical procedure, IMA National President KK Aggarwal said. He claimed the only way to know if Fortis overcharged was to find out the treatment's cost at AIIMS.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 10:33 pm on 21 Nov
Railways to use AI for preventing signal failure
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Railways has decided to use Artificial Intelligence to prevent the possibility of signals failing, moving from a find-and-fix to predict-and-prevent approach. Any flaws in the signalling system would be detected on a real-time basis and rectified to avoid possible delays and mishaps. A trial will be taken up in two sections of Western Railway and South Western Railway.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:26 am on 22 Nov
Kept SMS ready that Kasab has been executed: Ex-Prison chief
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Talking about the secrecy around 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab's hanging, former Maharashtra Inspector General (Prisons) Meeran Chadha Borwankar said she had been asked to keep a draft SMS on the success of the execution ready. Over fears of some other country's interference, the SMS had to be sent immediately after the execution so that time wouldn't be wasted, she added.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 10:44 pm on 21 Nov
Nepal to seal border with India for 3 days ahead of polls
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Nepal will close its borders with India for 3 days over security reasons ahead of the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled to be held on November 26, officials said. The crossing points with India in Nepal's Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari districts will be sealed. The second phase of the elections will be held on December 7.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:09 am on 22 Nov
2 Congress candidates file nomination for same seat in Surat
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Congress candidates Ashok Jirawala and Nilesh Kumbhani in Surat filed nominations for the same seat in Gujarat polls by showing mandates issued to them. The situation arose as Kumbhani was declared the candidate first, but the decision was reversed within 24 hours, party officials said. One will have to eliminated since there can be only one candidate from a party.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 08:43 am on 22 Nov
Govt announces reward for photos of illegally parked cars
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked citizens to click pictures of wrongly parked cars and send them to authorities. He also proposed a 10% reward for them from the ₹500 fine imposed on the vehicle owner. He added that he felt "ashamed" that absence of parking lots outside his own Ministry forced "ambassadors" and "big people" to park on road.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 11:41 pm on 21 Nov
Many in Bihar ready to slit PM's neck, chop his hands: Rabri
short by Anupama K / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Former Bihar CM and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife Rabri Devi has said that there are many people in Bihar who are ready to slit PM Narendra Modi's neck and chop his hands off. This comes a day after Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai said any finger or hand raised against the PM would be broken or chopped off.
short by Anupama K / 08:31 am on 22 Nov
Ryan trustees get anticipatory bail in student's murder case
short by Anupama K / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted a conditional anticipatory bail to the three trustees of Ryan International chain of schools, in connection with the murder of a seven-year-old student at their Gurugram school. The lawyer representing the victim's family said they would file an appeal after receiving a copy of the court's order and assessing it.
short by Anupama K / 11:16 pm on 21 Nov
Guj polls battle of BJP's development, Cong's dynasty: Shah
short by Radhika Chugh / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls are a battle between casteism and dynastic rule supported by the Congress, and development politics endorsed by PM Narendra Modi. Alleging that the Congress had tried to create a caste divide in the state during 1985-1995, Shah said the party was resorting to casteism this year as well.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:18 pm on 21 Nov
JeM setting up squad to target Cabinet Ministers: Intel
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar is setting up a squad to target Indian politicians including Cabinet Ministers and a Chief Minister, according to inputs received by intelligence agencies. Initial inputs have also suggested that JeM and Lashkar-e-Taiba are working together to execute task and are using a Bangladesh-based cadre for logistics. The inputs, however, are yet to be fully verified.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:21 am on 22 Nov
Maha govt orders local bodies to notify 'silence zones'
short by Anupama K / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The Maharashtra government has asked local bodies across the state to notify 'silence zones' by November 25. This comes after noise pollution rules were amended, barring the designation of any area as a 'silence zone' unless notified by the state government. 'Silence zones' are areas within 100 metres of hospitals, courts, educational, and religious institutions.
short by Anupama K / 09:24 pm on 21 Nov
Andheri-Saki Naka road to be widened to prevent flooding
short by Anupama K / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said that the road from Andheri station to Saki Naka will be widened to 90 feet from the current 60 feet to prevent flooding outside the station and make more space. As many as thirty-four structures, including stalls and extensions, have been removed from the roadside, officials said.
short by Anupama K / 08:54 am on 22 Nov
Govt may discuss Triple Talaq ban during winter session
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The Centre is likely to introduce a bill to ban instant Triple Talaq during the Parliament's upcoming winter session after it was outlawed by the Supreme Court, reports quoting officials said. It added that a ministerial committee was constituted to formulate a law on 'Talaq-e-biddat', wherein Muslim men divorce their wives by repeating the word 'Talaq' thrice in one go.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:17 pm on 21 Nov
Hawkers assault officials evicting them from Mumbai stations
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Hawkers assaulted Railway Protection Force officials for evicting them from railway premises in three separate incidents at Ghatkopar, Kasara, and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. The hawkers were arrested and booked for assaulting a public servant. "Hawkers come drunk and threaten to attack or commit suicide if not allowed to operate at the station premises," a railway official said.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 10:20 pm on 21 Nov
20-yr-old girl dies after being run over by a bus in Mumbai
short by Shreya Mohta / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
A 20-year-old girl was killed after being run over by a bus in Mumbai's Andheri (East) on Thursday, the police said. The girl, who was riding triples on a bike with two of her friends, fell off after the two-wheeler hit a broken speed breaker. The bus driver reportedly fled the scene, and the bike rider was arrested.
short by Shreya Mohta / 11:20 pm on 21 Nov
Did not seek ticket from any party for Gujarat polls: Hardik
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said he did not seek a ticket from any political party to contest the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls. Stating that he is not a politician, Hardik said he does not need "notes or votes". Urging other Patidar leaders to not seek party tickets, he reminded them of the martyrdom of 14 Patidar youths.
short by Radhika Chugh / 10:05 am on 22 Nov
Rahul Gandhi sat in temple like he was offering namaz: Yogi
short by Radhika Chugh / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi sat in the Kashi Vishwanath temple like he was offering namaz. The priest had to remind Rahul that he wasn't at a mosque, Adityanath added. "I am equally amused and saddened when he visits temples," he further said.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:27 am on 22 Nov
CISF proposes bulletproof vehicles for Delhi airport
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
If a proposal by CISF is approved, the Delhi airport may become the first in India to get a fleet of bulletproof vehicles. CISF said bulletproof vehicles are needed for round-the-clock patrolling, and will help neutralise suspects in the case of a terror attack. Mumbai, Chennai and other sensitive airports may also get bulletproof vehicles in the coming days.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:52 am on 22 Nov
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