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  • NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019

    Washington: NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency's next rover to the Red Planet -- the Mars 2020 mission -- in the 2019 academic year. The Mars 2020 rover mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars, including key questions about...

  • Makeover gambits by RSS, Congress: Are they for real?

    Two intriguing exercises in U-turns are on at the moment. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying to rid the Congress of its pro-Muslim image, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat, is claiming that a Hindu 'rashtra' (nation) will include Muslims as well. Although...

  • 80 Manipur University students arrested

    Imphal: Eighty students and six professors of the Manipur University were arrested after police stormed the boys hostel early on Friday following a complaint by the Vice Chancellor's office, officials said. According to Inspectors General of Police S. Kailun and Clay Khongsai, the police entered...

  • Three policemen announce resignation on social media

    Srinagar: Three Jammu and Kashmir policemen in Shopian district on Friday announced their resignation on social media after the abduction and killing of three of their colleagues by militants. The three policemen who quit were a constable and two special police officers (SPOs). Militants have...

  • 271 mn people moved out of poverty in India: UNDP

    New Delhi: India has made momentous progress in reducing multidimensional poverty with its incidence almost halving between 2005-6 and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5 per cent from 54.7 per cent, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). 'In India, the first...

  • At least 45 killed as bus falls into gorge in Telangana

    Hyderabad: At least 45 people were killed when a bus carrying pilgrims plunged into a valley in Telangana's Jagtiyal district on Tuesday The bus belonging to TSRTC was loaded with 80 people and returning from the temple of Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy when it skidded off the road, resulting in one of...

  • US award for Indian-born woman research scholar

    Bengaluru: An Indian-born woman research scholar from the University of Washington won the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for 2018 for using smartphones to detect life-threatening symptoms, the California-based Marconi Society, which has instituted the award, said on Tuesday.'Nandakumar...

  • Petrol touches Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani

    Parbhani (Maharashtra): Petrol prices on Tuesday breached the psychological barrier of Rs 90 and touched a scorching Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani - a new record in India, an official said.Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) President Sanjay Deshmukh told IANS that...

  • HC rejects Sonia, Rahul's plea against Income Tax notice

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi's plea challenging the Income Tax notice seeking tax reassessment for the financial year 2011-2012.The order of a bench came while hearing the plea of Rahul, Sonia Gandhi and her party...

  • Double standards in BJP-RSS respect for Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

    New Delhi: Historian Ramachandra Guha, who has penned a monumental 1,100-page biography of Mahatma Gandhi, says that he finds double standards in the respect that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), accord to the Father of the Nation...

  • Prashant Kishore not to campaign for anyone in 2019

    Hyderabad: Election strategist Prashant Kishore on Sunday said he would not campaign for anyone in the 2019 elections as he wants to go back to the grassroots. He said he had worked enough with the leaders and would now like to go to grassroots and work with people. He also denied media reports...

  • Rahul leads Opposition's 'Bharat Bandh' protest against fuel price hike

    New Delhi: A united Opposition, led by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Monday staged a foot march here in support of a nationwide shutdown protest or 'Bharat Bandh' called by his party against rising fuel prices. The 1.8-km march was held between Rajghat and Zakir Husain College. Janata...