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ISRO now set for South Asian Satellite launch by March end
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Soon after the historic launch of 104 satellites at one go on Wednesday setting a world record, scientists and directors from ISRO centres here announced that the focus now will be on the launch of South Asian Satellite by the end of March.
"Definitely, ISRO's launch of maximum number of 104 satellites at one go including three domestic led by the advanced remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2 series and 101 foreign satellites on board PSLV-C37 has special significance, It will reduce the cost incurred for satellite launches," Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) director K Sivan told TOI, while on his way here from Sriharikota.
Three arrested for violence in city hospital
KOLKATA: Three persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the violence at a private hospital in southern part of the city following the death of a patient there.
Rakesh Dhanuk (25), Jiauddin and Sk Sony (22) were arrested from their respective residences in Khidirpore area of the city late last night during raids, a senior official of Kolkata Police said Thursday morning.
Missing man found murdered, five held
MUZAFFARNAGAR: Five persons including a woman were arrested for allegedly murdering a 20-year-old youth who went missing on February 12 at Budhana town in the district, police said Thursday.
Salman's body was found last evening by the police after they interrogated Monika who along with four others committed the crime, SP Vinit Bhatnagar said.
Palanisamy to be Tamil Nadu CM
CHENNAI: Edapadi Palanisamy, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala's choice, will be sworn in Thursday evening as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, announced Raj Bhavan. He has been asked to prove his majority in 15 days.
Mallya issue: Manmohan, Chidambaram rubbish BJP's allegations
NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today dismissed BJP's charges that they had helped Vijay Mallya get bank loans during UPA's tenure, even as Congress hit back raising a series of questions asking who let the beleaguered businessmen flee.
Rs 104 cr deposited in accounts of BSP
NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) detected cash deposits totalling over Rs 104 crore in an account belonging to the BSP and Rs 1.43 crore in an account belonging to party Supremo Mayawati’s brother Anand in a branch of United Bank of India in New Delhi, sources in the Enforcement Directorate said.
AIADMK backs Sasikala to succeed Jayalalithaa
CHENNAI: The ruling AIADMK Thursday strongly backed late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's close aide V K Sasikala to succeed her as party General Secretary, saying she qualifies to be elected "automatically" and "unanimously" to the post by virtue of being the departed leader's "conscience" for long.
Ratan Tata likely to step down as chairman of Tata Trusts
MUMBAI: Ratan Tata is "most likely" to step down as chairman of the Tata Trusts, which control a 66 per cent stake in the $100 billion Tata conglomerate's holding company Tata Sons, said a Times of India report citing Tata's long-time confidant R K Krishna Kumar.
Justice J S Khehar to be the 44th CJI
NEW DELHI: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, who led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges, was today recommended as the 44th Chief Justice of India.
Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today wrote a letter recommending the name of Justice Khehar, who is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court to be his successor.
Veteran journalist Cho Ramaswamy passes away
CHENNAI: Veteran journalist, former Rajya Sabha member and political commentator Cho Ramaswamy (82) died here today following illness.
Fondly addressed as Cho, he was suffering from illness and breathed his last at a private hospital this morning, sources close to his family said.