Former ISRO Chairman and celebrated scientist, Professor U R Rao (85) passed away at his Bengaluru residence on Monday.
The Public Relations Director of Indian Space Research Organisation, Deviprasad Karnik confirmed his death saying, “Rao passed away at his residence in the city's eastern suburb at around 3 a.m., after prolonged illness and age-related health issues.”
Earlier this year Rao was admitted in a hospital with heart ailments.
The Prime Minister also expressed his grief on the micro-blogging...
The Indian Air Force today safely evacuated a woman and her new-born twins along with another pregnant woman from Nana Matra village in Vinchia tehsil of Rajkot district of Gujarat which was flooded due to heavy rains.
The village had been cut off from rest of the district due to the floods.
As soon as a message about the need to evacuate two women who were in critical condition and 'about to deliver' was received at 4.30 pm, a Chetak helicopter was sent from Jamnagar, said Defence spokesperson...
Easing the process of obtaining a passport, the government has informed the Parliament that the process doesn’t require birth certificate anymore as Aadhaar and PAN card can be used to establish proof of birth.
Earlier, all Passport applicants born on or after 20/1/989 had to submit their birth certificate as a mandatory provision. However, the ministry of External Affairs, in an effort to ease the process, have broadened the scope of birth proof to school leaving/Matriculation Certificate issued,...
An explosion has been reported in the PD6 area of Kabul in Afghanistan.
The blast was reported by the Afghanistani media on Monday morning.
An Afghan official has confirmed that 2 people have been killed while another 2 injured in the suicide car bomb attack near Kabul.
Talking to the Associate Press, Health Ministry spokesperson Waheed Majrooh said that two people died in the explosion along with the suicide bomber. Another two people were hurt, although the spokesperson didn’t tell the extent...
It was a case of 'so near and yet so far' for India as they suffered a spectacular middle and lower order batting collapse to lose by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Sunday.
Mithali Raj rued that the inexperience of her teammates and their inability to hold their nerves during the crucial moments proved to be the difference between the two teams in the final.
This was the fourth World Cup title for the English girls. They had earlier emerged champions...
Shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy have both made it to an all-Indian men's singles final, while the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost in the semi-finals of the US Open Grand Prix.
Second seeded Prannoy on Friday got the better of Vietnamese 15th seed Tien Minh Nguyen 21-14, 21-19 in 40 minutes in the second semi-final.
In the other semi-final, World No.59 Kashyap overcame South Korea's Kwang Hee Heo 15-21, 21-15, 21-16 in an hour and six minutes.
In the international...
In Pictures: Season's First Snowfall In Kashmir Valley
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December 11 , 2015 , 18:44 IST
Plains in Kashmir Valley received season's first snowfall on friday, with the ski resort of Gulmarg recording 22 inches of fresh snowfall.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at 0.3 degrees Celsius. It was 0.4 in Pahalgam, minus 7.0 in Gulmarg, minus 1.3 in Leh, and 2.4 in Kargil town on Friday.
The minimum temperature in Jammu city was recorded at 11.6 degrees Celsius, in Katra it was 9.0, in Batote 3.6, in Banihal the temperature was 1.5, and in Bhaderwah 3.6 degrees Celsius. (Photographs By Shah Hilal)