Meet the Mechanical Engineer from Chennai Who Helped NASA Locate ISRO’s Vikram Lander

“It was quite hard, but (I) spent some effort,” said the self-professed space nerd, finally announcing his discovery on Twitter on October 3.   India’s Vikram lunar lander, which crashed on its final approach to the Moon’s surface in September, has been found thanks in part to the sleuthing efforts of an amateur space enthusiast.…

NASA Finds Debris of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander Strewn on Moon’s Surface, Tweets Images

NASA released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft’s impact and associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometers.   Almost three months after India lost contact with Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander while attempting a soft landing on the Moon’s South…

‘Hang Him, Kill Him, Shoot Him Dead’: Gripped in Shock, Kin of Accused in Telangana Rape & Murder Case React

Caught in sudden public glare and aware of the sentiments against their wards, their parents, hailing from a poor financial background, said appropriate punishment should be given to their sons.   Hyderabad: Fear and shock have gripped the families of the accused in the brutal rape and murder of a woman veterinarian as they struggle to…

Economy in Slump, India Faces Bigger Test as Climate Summit Begins With ‘Point of No Return’ Warning

Although, India has been arguing that its per capita carbon emissions are far less than any of these countries, it is still the fourth largest emitter of carbon in the world after China, US and EU.   As more than 190 countries converge at the Spanish capital of Madrid for the two week-long annual climate…

Tamil Nadu Rains LIVE: 15 Killed as Houses Collapse in Coimbatore Due to Downpour; Schools & Colleges Shut

Tamil Nadu Rains LIVE: Schools and colleges are shut in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as the Met department issued a flood alert after heavy rainfall in the state.   Tamil Nadu Rains LIVE: Schools and colleges are shut in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as the Met department issued a flood alert after heavy rainfall in…

Congress’s Nana Patole is Maharashtra Assembly Speaker After BJP Withdraws Candidate from Race

Patole, who comes from the OBC Kunabi community in Vidarbha region, was the first BJP MP to rebel against his party during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term between 2014 and 2019.   Nana Patole, the candidate of the Sena-NCP-Congress combine for the post of the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker, was elected unopposed on Sunday after…

‘BJP Ungraceful Loser, Ran Away from Floor Test’: Cong and NCP on Walkout During Thackeray Govt’s Trust Vote

The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance cleared the floor test with 169 votes in its favour. The BJP’s 105 MLAs walked out before head count began in the 288-member House.   Mumbai: The NCP and Congress on Saturday accused the BJP of being “ungraceful losers” and running away from the Assembly after the opposition party staged a walkout…

Telangana Rape-Murder: 3 Cops Suspended over Delay in Filing FIR; Protesters Seek Death for Accused

The National Commission for Women (NCW), whose members met the victim’s family on Saturday, in its report said prima facie it observed that police officials delayed taking action in the case.   New Delhi: Three police personnel were suspended on Saturday in connection with the gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Telangana earlier this week. Cyberabad…

India, Japan Hold First ‘Two-Plus-Two’ Dialogue to Give Momentum to Special Strategic Partnership

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar led the Indian delegation while the Japanese side was headed by Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Minister of Defence Taro Kono, officials said.   New Delhi: India and Japan on Saturday held their inaugural foreign and defence ministerial dialogue with an aim to give further momentum…