Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Balasore: India successfully test fired home grown, subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ off Odisha coast Monday. The 1,000-km range missile was fired for a shorter range from a launch pad from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district, said informed sources.
San Francisco: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has released 15 years of her tax returns, showing that she and her husband earned almost $1.9 million in 2018, the media reported.
Washington: A team led by an Indian American student has been chosen by NASA to have their CubeSat — a mini research satellite to detect cosmic rays — flown into space on future missions of the US space agency.
The researchers from the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (YUAA), led by 21-year-old Keshav Raghavan, are among the 16 teams across the country whose CubeSats will be flown into space on missions planned to launch in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead.
Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us as the severe weather left a trail of destruction.
Aska: The Aska Lok Sabha seat in south Odisha, considered a pocket borough of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), is witnessing a keen contest between the Naveen Patnaik-led party and the BJP this time.
The BJD has nominated Pramila Bisoi, a 68-year-old woman self-help group (SHG) member, while the BJP has fielded Anita Subhadarshini, daughter of former Odisha minister and political stalwart Rama Krushna Patnaik.
New Delhi: In the continuing IL&FS noxious bonds saga, the creme de la creme of some of top educational institutions of India have now come under the bus. Some of the toniest names have their staff provident funds enveloped by the disturbing scandal.
New Delhi:Citing ‘relentless persecution’, whistleblower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to disclose the details of the 2014 conversation he had with then Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that sex on the pretext of marriage is rape and a blow to the honour of a woman. A bench of Justices L. Nageshwara Rao and M.R. Shah in their recent judgement observed that rape offends a woman’s dignity and esteem, and if for the fact the victim and her rapist have already settled in their lives and taking care of their families, could not be considered a ground to have the crime be null and void.
New Delhi:The Election Commission on Monday ‘strongly condemned’ Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP supremo Mayawati for their communal remarks and barred them from campaigning for different periods.While Adityanath was barred for 72 hours, Mayawati has been barred for 48 hours, separate EC orders said.
New Delhi:Dinesh Karthik has beaten Rishabh Pant in the race to become the second wicket-keeper in the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. Vijay Shankar goes to the showpiece event as the number four batsman and Ravindra Jadeja has been picked as the third spinner ahead of a fourth pacer. KL Rahul joins in as the back-up opener.
Bhubaneswar:Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology maintenance supervisor was arrested from the official quarter no. 1 R-1/7 at Siripur on the charges of making pistols illegally at his residence for many days.
New Delhi:The Supreme Court Monday told the Election Commission to respond immediately to hate speeches after the poll panel said it was ‘toothless’ and ‘powerless’ when the model code of conduct was violated.