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Mangalyaan to reach Mars in 33 days: ISRO

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission
India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Saturday.

Chargesheet filed in Modi's Patna rally blasts case

Hyder Ali
The NIA on Friday filed a chargesheet against 10 people, including alleged activist of banned SIMI group Hyder Ali, in a court in Patna in the case relating to the serial blasts at the then BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last year.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire, shells BSF posts; India retaliates

A BSF soldier petrolling at Jammu Katra National highway
Two people were killed and seven others injured early on Saturday in heavy firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the BSF posts near the international border in RS Pura sector in Jammu district, police said.

Jagan calls TDP members buffoons, creates ruckus in the House

Jaganmohan Reddy

Leader of opposition in the Andhra Pradesh assembly YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s reference to the TDP members as buffoons created a ruckus in the House on Friday.

US not against India's stand on WTO: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman
India on Friday said the US was not totally averse to its stand on giving food subsidies but was willing to convince the WTO members on the issue.

Calling off talks is a message to Pakistan, says Amit Shah

Amit Shah
By calling off the scheduled foreign secretary talks, the Modi government has sent out a message to Pakistan that bilateral dialogue cannot be held if it continues to engage separatists in Kashmir vis-a-vis India, BJP president Amit Shah said on Friday.

Rane calls BJP govt ‘two-faced’, Cong campaign in Maharashtra to start on Sept 1

Industries minister Narayan Rane, while announcing the Congress’ assembly poll campaign plans on Friday, took on the BJP government and called it two-faced for having failed to deliver on its pre-poll promises.

Plan panel veterans to deliberate on its replacement on Aug 26

Montek Singh
The Planning Commission has called a meeting of its former deputy chief and members on Tuesday to deliberate on the structure of the new body which will replace the 64-year-old institution.

HC grants time to Gadkari, Kejriwal to resolve issue

Aam Aadmi Party
Union minister Nitin Gadkari and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal were on Friday granted more time by the Delhi high court to resolve the issue between them in a defamation case filed by the BJP leader against the AAP chief after the two sides said they have not been able to sit together till date.

HT Analysis
LoP needed for other key appointments too

Parliament House
The Supreme Court may have emphasised on the importance of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha for the appointment of Lokpal, but the role of LoP is equally crucial in appointments to several other statutory bodies.

Maharashtra polls could be an expensive affair

BJP, Congress flags
According to political leaders and experts, more than Rs. 2,000 crore could be spent in the contest for 288 seats. This raises the question: Where is all the money coming from? The answer is not clear.

Uddhav trying hard to bring satraps on board

Uddhav Thackeray
To gain an upper hand over ally BJP in the upcoming assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is on a spree of inducting Congress and NCP defectors and leaders with considerable clout in areas where the Sena is not as prominent.
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