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April 27, 2018

Process is on to offer Ka-band services without auction: Is it a backdoor deal?

Lalit Shastri A few weeks ago an innocuous notice appeared on the ISRO/Department of Space Website. The notice referred to an application dated 1 July 2016 filed by one Jupiter Satellite India Limited for securing an Indian orbital slot at 104 degrees East longitude to provide Ka-band services for broadband beams covering the Indian mainland

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Asaram sentenced to life for raping young girl, 2 other convicts get 20 years each

Newsroom24x7 network Jodhpur: A trial court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, today (25 April 2018) held self-styled godman Asaram guilty and sentenced him to life in prison until death for raping a teenage girl in his ashram five years ago. The special trial court also convicted two other accused, Shilpi and Sharad for 20 years each while

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PM launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan; unveils roadmap for overall development of tribals

Newsroom24x7 Network Mandla (Madhya Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan today, at a public meeting, in Mandla in Madhya Pradesh. He unveiled a Road Map for overall development of tribals during the next five years. He laid the foundation stone of an LPG bottling plant of Indian Oil Corporation at

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Camel falls in deep gutter in Rajasthan, rescue operation is on

Newsroom24x7 Exclusive Latest update at 9.52 am Indian time: the camel has been rescued Damodar is a village near Jaisalmer, where a camel has fallen in a 15 feet deep pit (open gutter) about a week ago. The spot is near a college. The concerned authorities will have to augment rescue efforts without wasting time,

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Notice for impeachment of CJI rejected by Venkaiah Naidu

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the notice by opposition parties led by the Congress for impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Naidu, who held consultations with legal and constitutional experts to determine the maintainability of the motion, cited lack of substantial merit as the reason while

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Education revolution is unfolding in Rewa

Newsroom24x7 Staff Rewa (Madhya Pradesh): A revolution in the sphere of school education is unfolding in Rewa division in eastern Madhya Pradesh and it is being led by Pushpraj Singh, the scion of the erstwhile ruling family of Rewa. A Baghela ruler had founded the Princely State of Rewa in the 13th Century and the

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Reservation in promotion for SCs/STs: Constitution Bench will re-examine whether or not the M Nagaraj case judgement needs a relook despite a 2014 standing order

Lalit Shastri The Supreme Court on 15 November 2017 took the decision to consider whether it’s 2006 judgment in the M Nagraj case dealing with the issue of application of the “creamy layer” for reservation to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories in promotion in government jobs needs to be revisited. A Supreme

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Payment to tribals held up under MGNREGA in MP: Digvijay Singh

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi informing him that those belonging to the Scheduled tribes and poor forest dwellers in Madhya Pradesh have not received payments under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Singh has shot

SciTech

Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

Dr. Aditi Jain New Delhi: Persistent overuse of fertilizers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem has now come to full circle and the challenge ahead is to produce enough food for burgeoning population but in a sustainable manner. Scientists are now on look for alternatives to fertilizers which

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Science academies back neutrino lab project in Tamil Nadu

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), an ambitious mega science project, has been at the centre of a controversy in Tamil Nadu with some political groups raising questions about environment clearance granted for setting up the underground facility in Bodi West Hills in Theni district. Now three national science academies have assured that the

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Selva Kumari J. appointed as Executive Director HEPC

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The district magistrate of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, Selva Kumari Jayarajan, (IAS, UP:2006) has been cleared for appointment as Executive Director, Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) at Cheennai under the Ministry of Textiles for a period of fourt years. Tamil Nadu is Selva Kumari’s home state. She did her B.Arch. from

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