Archive for May 17th, 2019

SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

Washington  May 17:  SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for last night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink…

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There was no pressure to do ‘Bharat’: Katrina Kaif

Mumbai  May 17 PTI:  Katrina Kaif joined “Bharat” at the last minute after Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ sudden exit, but the actor says there was no pressure from director Ali Abbas Zafar or superstar Salman Khan to be a part of the project.

Last year, Priyanka was cast as the female…

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Conscious effort to do socially relevant films: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Mumbai May 17 ,PTI:  Kareena Kapoor Khan says she has taken a conscious decision to do films that are socially relevant.

Some of her recent outings such as “Udta Punjab”, “Ki and Ka”, “Veere Di Wedding” and her next two releases “Good News” and “Angrezi Medium” deal with various social…

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BJP, RSS are not ‘God-Ke Lovers’ but ‘God-Se Lovers’: Rahul

New Delhi May 17 PTI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the BJP over its leaders making controversial remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, saying the BJP and the RSS are not “God-ke Lovers” but “God-se Lovers”.

The Pandora’s box opened…

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Cant forgive Pragya for Godse deshbhakt remark, says Modi

Khargone, May 17 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he will never forgive BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi by calling his assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot.

Modi told a TV channel during his last rally here ahead of the last phase of voting in…

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Space age diplomacy

NASA to send payload on Chandrayaan-2, signals extra-terrestrial cooperation

This, too, is happening. The US space agency NASA is literally hitching a ride on Chandrayaan-2, India’s second Moon mission satellite. Planned for a July launch, it will have 13 payloads and one passive experiment from NASA…

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India ‘sleeping giant’ of women’s cricket, says Australia coach

Melbourne  May 17:  India are the “sleeping giants” of women’s cricket with the resources they have at their disposal, feels Australia coach Matthew Mott.

The interest in women’s cricket in India has been on the rise ever since they finished runners-up in the 2017 World Cup in…

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NPF to review its alliance with BJP in Manipur

Imphal, May 17 (PTI) Contending that the BJP does not pay heed to its ideas and suggestions, the NPF, a partner in the saffron party-led alliance in the state, has convened a meeting of its leaders on Saturday to decide if it would continue to stay in the coalition…

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Teen pregnancy in India strongly linked to child stunting: Study

New Delhi May 17: Children born to teenage mothers in India are more likely to be stunted than those born to adult moms, according to the first comprehensive study to examine links between teen pregnancy and chid undernutrition in the country.

India is home to more stunted children than any…

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Taiwan’s parliament approves same-sex marriage

Taipei, May 17 (AFP) Taiwan’s parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass a watered-down version.

The island’s lawmakers comfortably passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive…

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