[ad_1] CHENNAI: The 26-hour countdown for the launch of Indian Space Research Organisation's communication satellite GSAT-7A onboard GSLV-F11 began at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 2.10pm on Tuesday. The rocket will lift off from the second launch pad at Sriharikota at 4.10pm on Wednesday. Isro officials said the mission readiness review committee and launch authorisation board cleared the 26-hour countdown activity. GSAT-7A, weighing 2,250kg, will provide communication capabilities
[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that he will discuss the ' 70% jobs for locals' + promise with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, who announced a new incentive scheme on his first day in office. CM Kamal Nath on Monday announced that schemes providing incentives of investment will only be imposed after 70% people from MP get employment. When questioned about CM Nath's scheme
[ad_1] MUMBAI: Indicating that further simplification of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is on the anvil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government wants to ensure that '99 per cent things' attract sub-18 per cent GST slab. Before implementation of the GST, registered enterprises only numbered 65 lakh, which has now risen by 55 lakh, Modi said, addressing the Republic Summit here. "Today, the GST system has been established
[ad_1] PERTH: Skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday said the thought of having a spinner for the second Test against Australia never crossed his mind as he believed India's four-pronged pace attack would do the job. India lost the match by 146 runs. READ ALSO: Australia beat India to level series 1-1 The visitors were outdone by a second successive eight-wicket haul by off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was adjudged the man-of-the-match,
[ad_1] PERTH: Australia cleaned up India's lower order through a barrage of hostile bowling before lunch on the fifth day to secure a series-levelling 146-run victory in the second Test on Tuesday. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD Having set the tourists a daunting 287 runs to win on a menacing Perth Stadium pitch, Australia dismissed top-ranked India for 140 midway through the first session to win an engrossing, low-scoring contest.
[ad_1] LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD OVERS 48.6: FOUR! Pant edges a Starc delivery over the slips to the third man fence OVERS 46.6: OUT! Starc continues, Vihari (28) bat pads to mid-wicket for Harris to take the catch. India 119/6 Nathan Lyon starts proceedings for Australia on Day 5 Australia are within touching distance of victory going into the final day going into Day 5 as they require just
[ad_1] LUCKNOW: The four-member social justice committee set up by the BJP government in UP for categorizing various sub-castes within the OBC has suggested that of the total 27% quota meant for OBCs, only 7% reservation may be given to Yadavs and Kurmis. The panel is of the opinion that these two castes are not only culturally but also economically and politically influential. Yadavs form the core vote base of
[ad_1] MUMBAI: Six persons died and 145 were injured—28 critically—in a blaze that erupted in the state government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital, Marol MIDC, shortly after 4pm on Monday. Firefighting operations to extinguish the level 4 fire—the second level on the fire severity alarm scale—went on for over three hours. The deceased include a six-month-old girl. Another, a woman, fell on the ground, along with her firefighter rescuer, from a crane.
[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The government on Monday decided to move amendments to at least three laws to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for getting a mobile connection or opening bank accounts. At the same time, consumers will have the option to use any other identity or address proof for availing of these services. The Union cabinet has proposed amendments to The Telegraph Act, Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and
[ad_1] KOLKATA: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati gave the Congress show in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan a miss - days after announcing unconditional support to its government in MP - leading to more speculation over the fate of the proposed anti-BJP grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. BSP chief Mayawati's no-show is no surprise, political analysts say. They say that by