One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

Sunday, 21 July 2019 | AFP | Houston

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": it was with these words that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon 50 years ago, an occasion celebrated by space enthusiasts globally Saturday. The era-defining event was watched by more than half a billion...

50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | AFP | Washington

Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people. Their lunar module, named "Eagle," touched down at 2018 GMT (4:18pm ET) on July 20, 1969. A little...

Cesar Pelli, creator of Malaysia's Petronas Towers dies aged 92

Cesar Pelli, creator of Malaysia's Petronas Towers dies aged 92

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | AFP | Buenos Aires

Cesar Pelli, the Argentine architect and creator of Malaysia's Petronas Towers and New York's One World Financial Center, died Friday at the age of 92, his family said. "I want to send my condolences to the family and friends of the talented Cesar Pelli," President Mauricio Macri wrote on Twitter. "The works...

Trump says 'no doubt' Iran drone was destroyed

Trump says 'no doubt' Iran drone was destroyed

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | AP | Tehran

President Donald Trump says there is "no doubt about it" that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone, despite Iranian denials that it lost an unmanned aircraft. Trump is speaking from the Oval Office Friday about the incident Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz. His comments come a day after announcing that...

Previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed made no difference: US

Previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed made no difference: US

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | PTI | Washington

The Trump administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan's intentions in arresting Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying his previous arrest made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. "We've seen this happen in the past. And we have been looking for sustained...

Trump says Johnson would do 'great job' as British PM

Trump says Johnson would do 'great job' as British PM

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | AFP | Washington

US President Donald Trump said Friday that Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, would do a "great job" in the post after the pair had a telephone conversation. "I like him," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "I spoke to him yesterday." "He is going to...

Death toll in China's factory blast rises to 10

Death toll in China's factory blast rises to 10

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | PTI | Beijing

The death toll from a huge factory blast in China's Yima city on Saturday rose to 10 while19 others were seriously injured, according to a media report. The incident happened on Friday when a huge explosion rocked a gas plant in central China's Yima city. The incident has so far claimed the...

Earthquake jolts Arunachal again, tremors felt in Assam

Earthquake jolts Arunachal again, tremors felt in Assam

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | PTI | Itanagar/Guwahati

An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit Arunachal Pradesh Saturday, a day after three quakes shook the state within minutes of each other, the MeT Department said. The latest quake, tremors of which were felt in Assam, occurred at 4.24 am at a depth of 10 km with the epicentre in East...

State Editions

Youth's body found hanging from tree

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Gang busted, 2 criminals arrested

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Plantation drive with Miyawaki technique

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Inbrief

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

EndGame Dhoni?

21 July 2019 | Akshay Lokapally | Agenda

Decoding mystical maya

21 July 2019 | Radhanath Swami Maharaj | Agenda

Negativity can be curbed

21 July 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Guru helps one become self-empowered

21 July 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m not good at making retarded films’

21 July 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Story on a string

21 July 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer