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ISRO to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite today

Chennai, Nov 14: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the GSLV Mark III rocket carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite at 5

Marking ISRO's fifth launch for the current year, the communication satellite carries high throughput communication transponders in the Ka and Ku bands which can expand high-speed data transfer in the remote areas of India....

Demonetisation, GST held back growth: Raghuram Rajan

Washington, Nov 11:Demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the two major headwinds that held back India’s economic growth last year, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said, asserting that the current 7% growth rate is not enough to meet the country’s needs.

Addressing an audience at the University of California in Berkeley on Friday, Rajan said...

Scientists design fabrics that can store charge

Washington, Nov 11: Scientists have developed a method that can allow fabrics to store charge, paving the way for self-powered smart garments that can monitor health in real time.

A major factor holding back the development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply.

Scientists at the University...

Materials used for KMB to build homes for flood affected

Kochi, Nov 10: The materials used for the upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale Pavilion would be subsequently utilised to construct houses for the flood-affected in Kerala, organisers of contemporary art festival said.

At least a dozen homes of 600 square feet each would be built next summer from the structure that is currently being constructed at Cabral Yard, Fort Kochi in...

After Karnataka bypolls, Chandrababu Naidu to meet Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru today

Bengaluru, Nov 8: TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is trying to unite opposition parties to take on BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year, will meet former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Thursday.

Naidu will meet Gowda at his residence at Padmanabha Nagar...

Loan Waiver: DC hold talks with Axis Bank on issue of arrest warrant to Farmers

Belagavi, Nov 7: District Deputy Commissioner S B Bommanahalli held discussion with Axis Bank officials here on Wednesday following farmers recent protest against arrest warrants issued by the Bank for loan recovery despite the Karnataka Government announcing waiver of loan taken by farmers from Commercial Banks and Cooperative institutions.

After farmers protest the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had...

Counting begins for Lok Sabha, Assembly bypolls in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 6: Counting of votes for the bypolls to three Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies in Karnataka began on Tuesday.

Bypolls for the three Lok Sabha constituencies - Shivamogga, Ballari and Mandya; and two Assembly constituencies - Ramanagara and Jamkhandi, which were held on Saturday, are seen as a prestigious popularity test for the ruling Congress-JDS coalition....

Leopard enters Gujarat secretariat; search operation on

Ahmedabad, Nov 5: A leopard sneaked inside the premises of the high-security Gujarat government secretariat in Gandhinagar in the early hours of Monday, prompting Forest Department to launch a search operation for the feline.

The secretariat, or Sachivalaya, in the state capital, houses the offices of Gujarat chief minister and chief secretary, besides those of other ministers, senior bureaucrats...

'Man-eating' tigress Avni, believed to be behind 13 deaths, killed finally

Mumbai, Nov 3: Tigress Avni, believed to have been responsible for the deaths of 13 people in Maharashtra in the past two years, was shot dead in Yavatmal district of the state as part of an operation, police said Saturday.

The tigress, T1, as she was known officially, was killed Friday night, they said.

"Avni...

'Dead' man returns home alive after family wrongly identifies body

Wayanad, Nov 2: A 49-year-old man presumed dead by his family showed up near here much to the shock and delight of his kin, a fortnight after they performed his 'funeral' mistakenly identifying a decomposed body as that of his.

Saji, who used to be away from home for days in search of odd jobs, was not...