Sunanda Pushkar Was Suffering From Mental Agony: Delhi Police To Court

New Delhi Aug 21: Sunanda Pushkar, who was allegedly driven to commit suicide, was suffering from mental agony due to strained relationship with her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, the Delhi Police on Tuesday told a court.
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UK Strips Citizenship From “Jihadi Jack” Dual National: Report

London Aug 19: Britain has revoked the citizenship of a dual national Muslim convert to the Islamic State group dubbed “Jihadi Jack” being held in northern Syria, according to reports on Sunday.
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Armoured Vehicles, Thousands Of Chinese Soldiers Reach Hong Kong Border

Shenzhen, China Aug 16: Thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed.
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Rahul Gandhi Requests PM For Early Warning Systems For Floods In Wayanad

Wayanad Aug 14: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to protect both the life and livelihood of the people in his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad, ravaged by floods and landslides.
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Article 370 Removal Will Result In End Of Terrorism In Kashmir: Amit Shah

Chennai Aug 12: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution will lead to end of terrorism and progress of the region.
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India-Pak dialogue ‘crucial’ to de-escalate tensions, says EU

London Aug 10: The European Union on Thursday called on India and Pakistan to re-open dialogue through diplomatic channels which is “crucial” to de-escalate tensions in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the Indian government’s decision to revoke the region’s special status.
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Indian Parliament passes Companies Act (Amendment) Bill

New Delhi Aug 1 2019: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the Companies Act that seeks to improve ease of doing business and reduce compliance burden on companies.
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Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Raises Orbit Around Earth For 2nd Time: ISRO

Bengaluru July 27: India’s ambitious second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 has successfully raised its orbit around the Earth for the second time early on Friday, taking the spacecraft one step closer to the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
The 15-minute Earth-bound manoeuvre was carried out at 1.08 am using the spacecraft’s on-board propulsion system, the space agency said in a statement.
According to ISRO officials, Earth bound orbit is a phase during which the spacecraft will remain in the Earth’s sphere of influence.
With the latest manoeuvre, Chandrayaan-2 has been pushed to an orbit with a perigee — nearest point to Earth — of 251 kilometres (km) and an apogee — farthest point to the Earth — of 54,829 km, it said.
On the day of launch on July 22, the spacecraft was injected into an elliptical Earth orbit with a perigee of 169.7 km and an apogee of 45,475 km and this was further raised in the first manoeuvre on Wednesday.
ISRO said all the parameters of the spacecraft were normal and the third orbit raising manoeuvre will be performed on July 29.
In a giant leap for the country’s ambitious low-cost space programme,
ISRO’s most powerful three-stage rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 had launched the spacecraft into the orbit of the Earth on July 22 from the spaceport of Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The agency has planned a total of 15 orbit raising manoeuvres before the 3,850 kilogramme (kg) three-module Chandrayaan-2 comprising an orbiter, lander and rover is brought around the Moon, which is at a distance of nearly four lakh kms from the Earth.
The Earth-bound manoeuvres will culminate into “Trans Lunar Insertion”, scheduled on August 14, and a week later “Lunar Orbit Insertion” will take place when the spacecraft will start revolving around the Moon.
According to ISRO, after 13 days of Moon-bound orbit phase, the lander ”Vikram” carrying rover ”Pragyan” will separate and after another few days of orbiting will soft land on September 7 in the South Pole region of the Moon, where no country has gone so far, according to the ISRO.
If successful, the mission will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to pull off a soft landing on the Moon.
The orbiter carries eight scientific payloads for mapping the lunar surface and study the exosphere (outer atmosphere) of the Moon while the lander carries three scientific payloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments.
The rover carries two payloads to enhance the understanding of the lunar surface. A passive experiment from NASA will also be carried onboard Chandrayaan-2, ISRO has said.

Cop Suspended After Video Of Her Dancing In Police Station Goes Viral

MEHSANA July 25: A young police woman from Gujarat has been suspended on Wednesday after a video of her dancing inside a police station to a song became viral on social media, officials said. Continue reading “Cop Suspended After Video Of Her Dancing In Police Station Goes Viral”

Imran Khan Says He Will Try To Persuade Taliban To Meet Afghan Government

WASHINGTON July 24: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try meet with the Taliban in an effort to persuade the group to meet with the Afghan government, as the United States seeks to end the nearly 18-year old war. Continue reading “Imran Khan Says He Will Try To Persuade Taliban To Meet Afghan Government”