Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the launch, saying, “Launch of India’s first indigenous space shuttle RLV-TD is the result of the industrious efforts of our scientists. Congrats to them.” Taking a step in development of reusable rocket which will drastically cut down cost of access to space, India on Monday successfully flight-tested an indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle, dubbed “swadeshi” space shuttle, from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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'We are at home and we’re not approaching this game scared about a Tamudazo' IMAGE:Barcelona will have their fans behind them. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images. When Barcelona host local rivals Espanyol on Saturday hoping to edge closer to the La Liga title, many may be haunted by Raul Tamudo’s 89th minute equaliser which wrecked their title bid in 2006/07. Just as they will do on Saturday, Espanyol visited the Nou Camp in the penultimate weekend. Barcelona were on ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Two years in office, there is very little to show for the Modi government by way of ‘achievements’ on the foreign policy front, and his China, Pakistan policies are gasping for breath, says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. India’s policies toward China and Pakistan are in a logjam -- caught between the demands of Hindu nationalists who form the power base of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the rejectionist camp that opposes tooth and nail anything and everything ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'We are giving opposition a lot of chances whereas we are not getting those chances, which is probably the reason we are at the bottom at the moment.' IMAGE: Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell gives the thumbs up after completing 50 in the IPL match against Mumbai Indians, in Mohali, on Monday. Photograph: BCCI Disappointed after his side's fifth defeat in six matches this IPL season, Kings XI Punjab's Australian import Glenn Maxwell said ordinary bowling and fielding has let the team ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam chief and the chief ministerial candidate of the DMDK-led People’s Welfare Front Vijayakanth will contest from Ullundurpet, shifting from Rishivandiyam constituency where he successfully contested the 2011 assembly election as an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ally. This is the second time in a row that Vijayakanth is shifting his constituency. In 2006, in his debut election after founding the party in 2005, he won from Vridhachalam constituency ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law The billion-strong citizen identification system, Aadhaar, has given rise to businesses keen on illegal harnessing of this private data, say the authorities. Outfits are offering services to print the Aadhaar details on plastic cards, something the Union information technology ministry warned against on Monday. These entities charge anywhere between Rs 50 and Rs 600, and are listed on e-commerce websites, apart from ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The government on Monday declared that action will be taken against “unlawful” accounts held abroad by Indians and constituted a multi-agency group to continuously monitor information in the wake of Panama Papers that named 500 people including film actors and industrialists who have allegedly stashed money in offshore entities. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the issue with him on Monday morning and on his advise the group has been set ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With Monday’s swearing-in ceremony, the three-month long governor’s rule and the political uncertainty that dogged J&K following Sayeed's demise on January 7, has ended, reports Mukhtar Ahmad. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti takes oath as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Photographs: Umar ganie People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti was administered the oath of office as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, at a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A Bangladesh high court rejected a petition on Monday by secular activists that challenges the constitutional provision recognising Islam as the state religion of the Muslim-majority nation. The bench of Justice Naima Haider, Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque, and Justice Ashraful Kamal passed the order on Monday afternoon. In its order, the high court said the petitioners do not have the right to file the writ petition, the Dhaka Tribune reported. After the passage of the Eighth Amendment Bill on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The rupee has dropped by 21 paise or 0.32 per cent in the last two sessions. The rupee on Tuesday fell by another 18 paise to close at 66.71 per dollar on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas despite sustained foreign capital inflows in domestic equities. The rupee resumed lower at 66.58 per dollar as against the Monday’s closing level of 66.53 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market and dropped further to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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