Sidharth MP

The author is Chennai-based reporter with Wion

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'Would you commit murder if superior officer instructs you?', Madras HC asks accused cop

The Judge went on to ask how the common public would have faith in the Police Department when senior officers face such allegations

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600 kgs of smuggled sea cucumber worth $4 million seized in India’s southern Tamil Nadu coast 

Sea cucumbers are an important constituent of the marine ecosystem as they play a key role in maintaining the health of the ecosystem

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Sri Lankan Navy says 2 Indian fishermen rescued, 1 missing; Fishermen allege Navy sank boat

Sri Lankan Navy officials maintain that, as they were chasing away Indian fishing vessels, a boat trying to evade them collided with one of their Navy crafts and sank

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'Must convert it to usable cash', visually challenged senior approaches collector with 65k in demonetised cash

The senior citizen has petitioned the collector to help him out in converting the demonetized currency (consisting of Rs1000 and 500 notes) into legal tender

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All six members of a family, spanning across three generations killed in Kerala floods

The family lived near a church in Kavali which was among the places in Koottickal, Kottayam that was badly affected by landslides. 

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ISRO to experiment vertical landing of rockets aims to make GSLV Mk3 reusable

ISRO is aiming to recover the first two rocket stages of the GSLV Mk3 as this would imply a huge cost-advantage and savings, owing to reusability. 

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Indian space industry must supply to global market, gain greater exposure, say experts

The need for India’s space industry to tap into the global market has been stressed. There is also a demand for creation of a common platform to exhibit the capabilities of Indian space…

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ISRO’s new series of heavy-lift rockets to carry between 5-16 tonnes to GTO

Speaking at a virtual event organised by ISRO and CII, N Sudheer Kumar, Director, Capacity Building Programme Office, ISRO, revealed that variants of this new fleet of heavy-lift rockets would be…

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Australia, Netherlands keen to collaborate with ISRO

ISRO would also be launching two satellites that are meant to provide communications, tracking support for its human-carrying spacecraft known as IDRSS(Indian Data Relay System Satellites).

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Indian private sector ready to support country in achieving space-goals: ISRO chief  Dr K Sivan

On the enthusiastic participation of private players after the 2020 Space reforms, Dr Sivan said that over 40 applications and proposals from private players were under various stages of…

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Global Space economy $447 billion, India’s share less than 2%, Pvt sector can drive growth, say Officials

India’s share of the $447bn space economy is only around 2 per cent. With India having brought in reforms in the space sector in 2020, the contribution and participation of the private sector are…

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Indian Coast Guard’s latest vessel Vigraha reaches base port Vishakapatnam

The 98-meter-long Vigraha, was commissioned on August 28 in Chennai, by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

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IIT Madras tops NIRF’s overall ranking three years in a row

In place since 2015, NIRF rates educational institutions based on parameters such as teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcome, outreach and…

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Pirates attack Indian merchant ship off African coast, 2 injured, 1 kidnapped

In the early hours of Sunday (around12.30 am), some pirates boarded the vessel and attacked the Indian crew members. During the confrontation, the ship’s chief officer and cook suffered multiple…

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Head-load workers and locals block ISRO’s cargo and demand money for unloading

VSSC is India’s lead centre for the development of rockets and related technologies. It is named after the Father of the Indian Space Programme

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