Preparations underway for launch of Chandrayaan-2: ISRO chief

Preparations underway for launch of Chandrayaan-2: ISRO chief

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | PTI | Tirupati

ISRO is all set for the country’s prestigious lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, and all preparations are going on for its launch on July 15, the space agency’s chairman K Sivan said on Saturday. It is the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s first mission to land on any celestial body and a follow-up...

Sahitya Akademi announces awards for Maithili authors

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

A month after the announcement of winners for Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced the awards for authors in Maithili language. While Amit Pathak's poetry collection "Raag-Upraag" won him the Yuva Puraskar, Rishi Bashistha was announced the winner of Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his story book...

BJP MPs with broom at Parl sets twitterati on fire

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

A parody of  'Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan'  seem to have turned alive Saturday  when BJP MPs and Central Ministers picked up brooms to clean up the "cleanest of the places"- the  Parliament complex- with some of them hardly allowing their brooms to touch the ground inviting scalding comments from Twitterati. Film actress...

No intrusion by Chinese in Ladakh's Demchok sector: Gen Rawat

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Army chief General Bipin Rawat said there has been no intrusion by the Chinese in Ladakh's Demchok sector.   His statement on the sidelines of the seminar comes amidst reports of Chinese soldiers crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last week after some Tibetans hoisted Tibetan flags on the occasion...

Three Cong rebel leaders inducted into Goa Cabinet

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday reshuffled his Cabinet and inducted four new ministers, including three of the 10 Congress lawmakers who switched to the BJP earlier this week. Michael Lobo, the deputy Speaker of the Goa Assembly, was the fourth Minister. The shifting of Congress MLAs to the BJP...

Pak’s misadventure will face punitive response: Army chief

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Issuing a stern warning, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Saturday that any misadventure by the Pakistan Army will be repelled with punitive response and no act of terror will go unpunished.  He also said surgical strikes after Uri and Balakot terrorist incidents "amply demonstrated our political and...

India facing rain-drought contrast this year

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In a country of the size of India, the ongoing monsoon season has once again brought to the fore the sheer contrast in climatic conditions from one region to another. Sample this: For the first time, the district administration in Bihar has imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure...

5K Bihar villages to be digitally equipped: Min

Sunday, 14 July 2019 | PTI | Patna

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said 5,000 villages of Bihar will be digitally equipped in future. Prasad, speaking at an event to inaugurate a TCS centre here, said these villages will be digitally connected through Wi-Fi and other online services. He also said 297 IT and BPO centres are operating...

Sunday Edition

Constable on duty beaten to death by mob in Rajasthan

14 July 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Azam Khan faces arrest in land grab, torture case

14 July 2019 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer

Man's hand gets stuck between Kolkata Metro doors, dies

14 July 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

Devastating storm rips through Nainital

14 July 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP wins 85% rural poll seats uncontested in Tripura

14 July 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Farooq Khan new adviser to J&K Guv

14 July 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer