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ISRO has not given up efforts to regain link with lander

Bengaluru: The ISRO has not given up efforts to spring Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram lying on the lunar surface back to life after a hard-landing more than three weeks ago, senior officials indicated on Tuesday. The Indian Space Research Organisation said on September 7 ground stations lost communication with Vikram (with rover Praygan tucked inside it), minutes before its planned soft-landing …

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SC to hear from Nov 14 pleas on abrogation of Article 370

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed November 14 to commence hearing on a batch of pleas challenging constitutional validity of the Centre’s decision to abrogate the provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The apex court ruled out the plea that there was a need for status quo as the state of Jammu …

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Calcutta HC grants anticipatory bail to IPS officer Kumar

Kolkata: In a relief to former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Calcutta High Court granted anticipatory bail to the senior IPS officer in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam on Tuesday, saying it was not an appropriate case for custodial interrogation. A bench comprising Justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta said if Kumar was arrested by the …

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Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka to lead padyatras today

New Delhi: Amid a tussle with the BJP over Mahatma  Gandhi’s legacy, the Congress leaders will hold ‘padyatras’ across the country on Wednesday on  the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary, with party’s interim Chief Sonia Gandhi set to lead  one such march in Delhi. Party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will lead the padyatra in Lucknow and Rahul Gandhi in …

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Chinmayanand shifted to Shahjahanpur jail

Lucknow: Hours after his bail petition was rejected by the district court in Shahjahanpur, former Union Minister Chinmayanand was discharged from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences late on Monday night and sent back to Shahjahanpur jail. Two days after his arrest on September 20, Chinmayanand was shifted to the hospital after he complained of high blood …

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Core sector output contracts to over three-and-half-yr low

New Delhi: The eight core industries in August contracted to over three-and-half year low of 0.5 per cent, due to decline in output of coal, crude oil, natural gas, cement, and electricity, according to a government data released on Monday. The eight core sector industries – coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity – had …

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83% Haryana MLAs are crorepatis: ADR NEW DELHI: Over 80 per cent of sitting MLAs in Haryana are crorepatis, according to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms.  The ADR report also said that 75 out of the 90 sitting MLAs in Haryana possess assets worth more than one crore rupees.  According to the ADR report, the average of …

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Govt bans export of onion, imposes stock limit on traders

New Delhi: Concerned over rising onion prices, the Centre on Sunday banned the export of the key kitchen staple and imposed a stock limit on traders to improve the domestic availability of the commodity and provide a relief to consumers. Retailers can stock onion only up to 100 quintals and wholesale traders are allowed to keep up to 500 quintals, …

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6 civilians injured in J&K as Pak violates ceasefire

Jammu: Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the second consecutive day by targeting forward posts and villages with mortar shelling and small-arms firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday, an official said. While four of the injured — three women and the boy — were rushed to a hospital, efforts …

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Monsoon officially ends today, but rainfall still active

New Delhi: The four-month monsoon season is officially ending on Monday, but it is unlikely that it will withdrawal in the coming week, IMD Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said on Sunday. The monsoon season officially begins on June 1 and ends on September 30. It reaches Ganganagar in west Rajasthan, the last post for the monsoon in the country, on …

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