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  • India's Chandrayaan helps NASA detect water on Moon

    India's Chandrayaan helps NASA detect water on Moon

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    Washington: Using data collected by India's Chandrayaan mission, NASA has detected magmatic water locked under the surface of the Moon.The findings represent the first remote detection of this form of water that originates from deep within the Moon's interior, NASA researchers said.Earlier studies…

  • Congress gives itself some election security, LS passes Food Security Bill

    Congress gives itself some election security, LS passes Food Security Bill

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    After much delay and uncertainty, the landmark Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha today which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, ushering in the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger.Editorial: Food bill debate…

  • All five gangrape accused held, police say victim was made to clean crime scene

    All five gangrape accused held, police say victim was made to clean crime scene

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    Three days after the alleged gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist at Shakti Mills in Mahalaxmi, the Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested the two remaining accused on Sunday. With today's arrests, all five accused have been arrested.NCW says police should file chargesheet in 20 days…

  • 28 pilgrims mowed down by speeding train in Bihar

    28 pilgrims mowed down by speeding train in Bihar

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    At least 28 Hindu pilgrims were mowed down on Monday by a speeding train when they were crossing the track at a railway station in Bihar's Khagaria district, triggering anger among devotees and locals who lynched the train driver and set ablaze six coaches.Officials…

  • Hundreds of Air India passengers, several international flights cancelled

    Hundreds of Air India passengers, several international flights cancelled

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    Hundreds of passengers in several airports across the country bound for foreign trips faced woes as Air India cancelled its international flights after a section of pilots went on a flash strike since Monday.More than 150 pilots have not reported for duty since Monday,…

  • India inducts new nuclear submarine

    India inducts new nuclear submarine

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    India is to return to the elite group of countries with a nuclear-powered submarine on Wednesday when it inducts a new vessel leased from Russia. Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony is to formally commission the INS Chakra II at its base in Visakhapatnam, a navy…

  • Defence Ministry Dismisses Troop Build Up Report

    Defence Ministry Dismisses Troop Build Up Report

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    The Defence Ministry was today dismissive about a media report that the Army moved two units towards Delhi in January without informing the government, saying such exercises are conducted from time to time. “The points raised in the report have already been clarified by the…

  • All Party Meet Decides To Take Up Lokpal Bill In Second Part Of Budget Session

    All Party Meet Decides To Take Up Lokpal Bill In Second Part Of Budget Session

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    The government today stepped up efforts to iron out differences on contentious aspects of the Lokpal Bill, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting leaders of various parties during which it was decided that the legislation could be taken up during the second half of the…

  • US threatens sanctions against India over Iran oil

    US threatens sanctions against India over Iran oil

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    The Obama administration is threatening to impose sanctions on India over its continued economic ties with Iran amid disagreements between Washington and New Delhi over how much and how soon the latter is reducing oil imports from the (in US eyes) pariah nation. India has…

  • This Is A Coma Budget Of A Coma Govt, Says BJP's Anant Kumar

    This Is A Coma Budget Of A Coma Govt, Says BJP's Anant Kumar

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    The opposition including the Left today lashed out at Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for his Budget proposals seeking to hike Service Tax and Central Excise, saying it would add unbearable burden on the aam aadmi (common man)."This is a coma budget from a coma…

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