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29-hour countdown begins for navigation satellite launch

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said on Wednesday that the 29-hour countdown for the launch of the latest navigation satellite the IRNSS-1H, which will join the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) constellation, started at 2pm.

The satellite, which will be launched from the second launch pad of the …

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Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit dons Army uniform

Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit, who was recently granted bail by the Supreme Court in the 2008 Malegaon blast case after spending nine years in prison, on Wednesday donned his Army uniform.

The Army had earlier said that Purohit will join a unit after his release from jail but will …

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Lifer to Mohammad Shahabuddin in double-murder

The Patna HC has upheld life imprisonment to former RJD MLA Mohammad Shahabuddin in a double murder case. The Bihar strongman, who is presently in Tihar Jail, was convicted in December 2015 and awarded life sentence by a lower court. He had challenged the verdict. Shahabuddin and three others had …

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Shame on RBI which ‘recommended’ demonetisation: Chidambaram

Former finance minister P Chidambaram censured the Reserve Bank for ‘recommending’ the demonetisation move that resulted in 98.6% of the withdrawn currency coming back into the system.

“Rs 16000 cr out of demonetised notes of Rs 1544,000 cr did not come back to RBI. That is 1%. Shame …

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Students lock school in Madhya Pradesh; stage dharna for new building

Students of a school in Chhattarpur run by the Madhya Pradesh government have locked the institute and are staging a sit-in to demand a bigger building and better infrastructure. The Naharpur Higher Secondary School at Gaurihar block in the district is running out of just four rooms over the last …

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✊Virbhadra Singh Revolt - ✋Congress' Latest Crisis🚨

Ahead of assembly elections, there is trouble for the Congress in Himachal Pradesh, one of the few states it still rules, with 27 of its 36 legislators backing 83-year-old Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in a feud with the party's state chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.

The six-time Chief Minister wrote to …

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Postman Who Survived Nagasaki☢ Nuclear 💣Bomb Passes Away💐 at 88

Prominent nuclear disarmament campaigner Sumiteru Taniguchi, who was delivering mail in Nagasaki when the United States dropped an atomic bomb in 1945, died on Wednesday at the age of 88. Taniguchi, once considered a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize, died of cancer at a hospital in the southwestern Japanese …

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🏛Centre Issues 🌊Flood ⚠Alert for 12 States

Six states are already reeling under floods. Now the government has warned that 12 others might witness floods due to "extreme to very heavy rainfall". Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are already heavily inundated. Hundreds have died and lakhs have been affected. But rains in the …

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Archaeologists uncover the lost Royal palace of Henry VIII

Archaeologists in London have uncovered the remains of Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The Palace, which once stood on the site now occupied by the Old Royal Naval College, has been revealing some of its secrets. Two rooms from the Tudor-era palace were found when …

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