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India to launch five satellites in September

Bengaluru: With two launches in a month for the first time, India will put at least five satellites in two different orbits in September, said a top official on Thursday. “We have two launches this month (September), the first is on Sep 8 with INSAT-3DR, a weather satellite for meteorological services. The second will be,

‘Freedom 251’ makers launch loyalty card programme

New Delhi:  Noida-based Ringing Bells that introduced the world’s cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 on Tuesday launched a loyalty card programme for its products on its first anniversary. With silver, gold and platinum loyalty cards, customers will get discounts on purchase of every Ringing Bells product, along with a Freedom 251 smartphone as free gift. “The

Modi to visit Gujarat to launch irrigation scheme

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will visit his home state Gujarat to launch an irrigation scheme– SAUNI Yojna, a project initiated by him in 2012 as Chief Minister. “Looking forward to being in Gujarat today for the launch of SAUNI Yojana. This scheme will truly benefit the people of Gujarat,” Modi tweeted

NASA to launch first asteroid sample return mission next month

Washington: NASA, the US space agency is set to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth on September 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that

JSTTA to launch drive for table tennis players

Jamshedpur:  Jharkhand State Table Tennis Association has taken the initiative to launch ‘one million players by 2020’ campaign, JSTTA said here today. “We have recently received the proposal to launch the project ”One million players by 2020”, to which we have agreed,” said Jai Kumar Sinha, General Secretary of JSTTA. Sinha, who was in the

Sun Pharma to launch diabetes tablet in US

Chennai: Indian drug major Sun Pharmacuetical Industries Ltd on Tuesday said it will launch the generic version of Glumetza, Metformin Hydrochloride tablets – a diabetes drug – soon in the US. The company said in a statement, that one of its subsidiaries got the final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for

Punjab polls: Congress to launch manifesto on Oct 1

Sri Chamkaur Sahib: Punjab unit of Congress today said its manifesto for the state Assembly polls, which are due next year, will be released on October 1 and will lay a road map for creation of a “new Punjab”. “Congress will present a vision for the youth, education, unemployment and health sector, improving the fiscal

Dissident AAP leaders of Bathinda to launch New Party

Bathinda: Dissident AAP leaders of Bathinda and Ferozepur addressed a press conference after forming new political party Apna Punjab in Bathinda, on Sunday. The former AAP leaders, who have resigned from their posts alleged that party principles are being compromised and party in Punjab is being run by Delhi leaders ignoring state leaders. Newly formed

Tata Steel and Hockey Australia launch hockey initiative

Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel in associationwith Hockey Australia has launched a grassroot development programme ‘Hooking2Hockey’ at Gomardih in Sundargarh, the district known as the cradle of the stick sport in Odisha. Series of workshops were conducted by a three member team led by Mr James Liggins, Participation Coordinator of Hockey Australia and two other members Tom

‘Freedom 251’ makers launch cheapest HD LED TV, six new phones

New Delhi: Announcing that the most-awaited “Freedom 251” smartphone priced at less than $4 will go out for delivery from Friday, Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd on Thursday also launched a 31.5-inch HD LED TV, four feature phones, two smartphones and three power banks at a packed event in the capital. While the HD LED

IIFA kicks off with trailer launch of ‘Mirzya’, Shilpa Shetty’s thumka

Madrid: The 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala here kicked off with much fanfare and aplomb. The opening day of the gala witnessed the official unveiling of movie “Mirzya”, which marks debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan, along with some thumkas of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on stage. With Bollywood biggies


President, PM, Union Ministers greet ISRO on historical launch

Sriharikota (AP): President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union Ministers on Wednesday congratulated ISRO for the successful launch of a record 20 satellites here. “Heartiest congratulations to ISRO Team on successful launch of PSLV-C34 carrying a record 20 satellites #PresidentMukherjee”, the President said in a tweet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,

2 Russian athletes launch appeals of Rio ban

Moscow: Two Russian athletes said Sunday they have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the IAAF’s ban on the Russian team competing in Olympic track and field. The IAAF, track and field’s world governing body, on Friday upheld a suspension of the Russian team imposed in November after a World

Kejriwal to launch ‘Goa Dialogues’ by month-end

Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch later this month the AAP’s ‘Goa Dialogues’, to kickstart the party’s election manifesto process, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. Goa Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Rupesh Shinkre replied in the affirmative when asked about Kejriwal’s visit to the coastal state to launch the ‘Goa Dialogues’ programme. “Yes, he

No audio launch for Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’

Chennai: If sources are anything to go by, the plan for the audio launch of superstar Rajinikanth’s “Kabali” has been scrapped and the music will now directly hit the stores on June 12. “Rajinikanth sir is holidaying in the US and he won’t be present in the country around the time of the launch. Hence,

Ferozepur becomes first dist to launch e-Employment App

Faridkot: In this digital era when every service is now being made available online, Ferozepur has become the first district of the State with the launch of e-Employment App by Sarvesh Kaushal, Chief Secretary Punjab from Faridkot, in the presence of V K Meena, Commissioner and Er DPS Kharbanda, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur with an aim

Yechury congratulates ISRO on launch of space shuttle

New Delhi: CPIM today congratulated IndianSpace Research Organisation (ISRO) over launch of space shuttle RLV-TD and said the agency’s success will provide an impetus to leveraging science and technology for public good. “Congratulations to ISRO’s team at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram on the successful outcome of their decade-long effort. “The latest success of a

PM congratulates ISRO scientists on launch of space shuttle

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated scientists on the successful launch of India’s first indigenously made space shuttle- the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). “Launch of India’s first indigenous space shuttle RLV-TD is the result of the industrious efforts of our scientists. Congrats to them,” he said in a tweet. “The dynamism & dedication


Chinese police launch app to find missing children

Beijing: Chinese police have launched a smartphone app to encourage witnesses to report the whereabouts of missing or trafficked children.More than 5,000 anti-trafficking police will provide updates to the app on receiving new reports of missing children, according to a statement from the criminal investigation bureau of the public security on Sunday. Users near where

PM Modi likely to launch work on Clean Ganga action plan mid May

New Delhi: In line with the ruling BJP’s pre-poll promise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch the work on ‘Clean Ganga’ action plan later this month, official sources said on Sunday. While entry-level activities relating to the ambitious ‘Namami Gange’ programme are already underway, execution of the comprehensive action plan aimed at freeing