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NASA mission to rejuvenate classic Assam tea

New Delhi, Aug 10 – The internationally known Assam tea has got a saviour from space — NASA’s soil mission that will rejuvenate the tea industry that is currently facing many hurdles including climate change. NASA launched in January this year the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission that has already started beaming key science […]

Northeast airports lack night landing facilities: Minister

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New Delhi, Aug 10 – Four major airports in the northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram and Meghalaya do not have night landing facilities, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said on Monday. Presently, the airports at Shillong (Meghalaya), Lengpui (Mizoram), Jorhat and Tezpur (both in Assam) in the northeastern region are not equipped […]

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Nokia to re-enter mobile phone market. Will it be successful?

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Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business. Once the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, the Finnish firm was wrongfooted by the rise of smartphones and eclipsed by […]

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Lalit Modi reveals blueprint of breakaway cricket body to rival ICC; proposes to scrap ODI

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He is living in exile and facing arrest but that has not stopped sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi from preparing the blueprint for a breakaway governing body for cricket to rival the ICC — a plan which he claims is the future “world order”. Modi, who faces allegations of financial impropriety and is currently based […]

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Both houses of Parliament adjourned, Arun Jaitley says Congress using Sushma Swaraj as excuse to stop GST bill

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Stormy Monsoon Session continues Parliament Live Updates: ANI ✔@ANI_news Sushma Swaraj ji Congress ke liye sirk ek bahana hain, GST bill paarit na ho, ye Congress ka uddeshya hai: FM Arun Jaitley  Follow ANI ✔@ANI_news Sushma ji par is tarah ka aarop lage kisi ne aisa socha bhi nahin tha: FM Arun Jaitley pic.twitter.com/Z7WSmhLoDE 1:54 PM – […]

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British engineer found dead in Delhi

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New Delhi, Aug 10 – A 55-year-old British engineer was found dead in the Defence Colony area here, Delhi Police said on Monday. Paul Barker was working as a tunnel manager with Pratibha Industries. At around 2 p.m. on Sunday, we found Barker lying naked in his bedroom. There was no sign of any forceful […]

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Four killed in Kabul airport attack

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Kabul, Aug 10 – At least four people were killed and 17 others injured on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the entrance to Kabul’s international airport, the media reported. The suicide bomber detonated the explosive near the main entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport, state-run Khaama Press reported. According to […]

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1866 registered political parties in India, 239 new outfits enrolled in 2014-15, says Election Commission

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Out of these 1866 registered political parties, 56 are recognised registred national or state parties while the rest are unrecognised registered parties. India has 1866 political parties says Election Commission There has been a rush for registration of political parties, with as many as 239 new outfits enrolling themselves with the Election Commission between March, […]

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In a relief for pilgrims, Supreme Court on Monday decided to allow allows repairing of covers and providing other facilities at makeshift Ram Lalla Temple at the disputed sight in Ayodha. The court has ordered that the entire excercise needs to be undertaken by District Collector of Faizabad under the supervision of two independent observers. […]

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Preity Zinta: Lesser known facts

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01. ‘The best looking guy with money & style without manners is actually a big turn off’ Preity Zinta apparently loves interacting with her fans on social media and chooses a topic of discussion to debate on. This time, she chose ‘Manners and etiquette in life and on social media’ as a topic of discussion […]

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