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Isro successfully test-fires Mangalyaan engine, all set for Mars now

On the day US spacecraft MAVEN entered the Mars orbit, India's Mangalyaan woke up after 300 days of sleep at 2:30pm, clearing a key test and taking the country closer to its inclusion in a select group that has successfully sent probes to the Red Planet.

PM Modi wants 2 lakh MW more from sun, wind with US help

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek US technology and investments for setting up 100,000 MW each of solar and wind energy generation capacity in India over the next 10 years, according to official documents in HT’s possession.

Seat sharing row: BJP, Sena soften stand, alliance hopes still alive

The BJP sent a fresh proposal to the Shiv Sena, offering to contest 130 seats, five down from its initial demand of 135, in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly but also hinted it was ready to go it alone.

PLA ordered to follow Xi's orders, respect chain of command

The People’s Liberation Army should be combat ready for a regional war, President Xi Jinping has said, adding that the armed forces’ chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership’s instructions.

UP Muslims see hope in Modi’s ‘patriotism’ remark

Modi’s conciliatory statement on Indian Muslims has stirred a debate among UP's 40 million Muslims, with community leaders agreeing that their lingering distrust of the BJP could be removed if the prime minister walked the talk.

10 dead in flash floods, landslides in Assam

Incessant rains in Assam and Meghalaya since Sunday morning have triggered flash floods in Assam, leaving 10 people dead. Over eight lakh people have been affected by the rains.

IIT allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay

In a significant decision which is set to benefit students aspiring to enter the IITs, the Council meet of the prestigious institutions on Monday decided to consider students with 75% and above in Class XII board examinations, provided they have cleared JEE(advanced).

China-India standoff continues along LAC

Chumar sector in eastern Ladakh remained active with Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army troops involved in tactical manoeuvre with the Indian Army to exercise dominance by transgressing the Line of Actual Control.

TMC MP’s Facebook post adds fire to JU stir

A Facebook comment by TMC MP and CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhijit Banerjee on Monday criticising protests over the alleged molestation of a Jadavpur University student provoked former students to take their protests global.

India, China ignore UN climate change summit

Five years after over 150 heads of state cobbled up a rickety climate deal that fell through, the one-day UN Climate Summit is another attempt of rich nations to push India and China to accept some strong measures to check global warming.

Cleaning Ganga will take 18 yrs: Centre tells SC

The Centre has identified 118 towns located in five Ganga river basin states to achieve total sanitation targets including waste water treatment and solid waste management as a part of its 18-year-old plan to rejuvenate the holy river.

MHA orders probe if Gujarat hotel barred NE staff

The home ministry ordered on Monday a probe into the allegation that employees of northeast origin at an Ahmedabad hotel were asked to stay away during Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to the Gujarat city.

Pak appoints ally of army chief to head ISI

The appointment of Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, part of a major reshuffle in the military, is aimed at cementing the army’s dominance after weeks of anti-government protests in Pakistan. Akhtar will assume his responsibilities on November 8.

Chit fund scam: Ex-Odisha advocate general held

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested Odisha’s former advocate general Ashok Mohanty from his residence in Cuttack for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam by state based Artha Tatva (AT) group.

Congress slams Gujarat govt over faulty map

The Congress on Monday put the Gujarat government in a spot over the latter’s faulty map, projecting Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as disputed regions. The alleged map was circulated on Sep 17 at the signing of a memorandum with China during President Xi Jinping’s visit.
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