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15 August, 2018 5:35 PM Ajit Wadekar, Former India Cricket Team Captain, Dies At 77

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar died on Wednesday night. Former India captain Ajit Wadekar died on Wednesday after battling a prolonged illness at Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital. The 77-year-old, who made his debut in 1966 against West Indies, played 37 Tests and scored 2,113 runs in his career at an average of 31.07. Other than this, he appeared in two ODIs too. His biggest 19

15 August, 2018 4:50 PM Rahul Gandhi Reconstitutes Odisha Congress, Appoints 14 Vice-Presidents

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha and state assembly polls, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has reconstituted the party's Odisha unit and appointed 14 vice-presidents and 24 general secretaries, besides other functionaries, the party said on Wednesday. There are 13 special invitees to the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) comprising six former state 20

15 August, 2018 2:58 PM Every Indian can be proud of manned space mission: ISRO chief

Technologies that will help in sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address today, have already been completed, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said. "We have already done development of crew module, crew escape, environment control, life-support system and space suite, as also GSLV-Mark 26

15 August, 2018 1:37 PM Rakesh Sharma, First Indian Man In Space, Gives 'Gaganyaan' A Thumbs-Up

The first Indian to venture into space, former Indian Air Force pilot Rakesh Sharma, today gave his thumbs up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to have a national space mission by 2022. Rakesh Sharma said the ambitious mission, which plans to send an Indian into space, is "a coming of age" and a "natural corollary" of every space programme. India 66

15 August, 2018 11:47 AM India vs England: Virat Kohli Aims To Better His Dismal Record At Trent Bridge

During the 2014 series, Virat scored only 1 and 8 runs respectively in both the innings of the Nottingham Test. Even the likes of Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma had better records than Virat at the venue. While Shami scored an unbeaten half-century in 2014, Ishant too managed to get 25 runs in the same Test. Virat announced his arrival in the 2018 England 33

15 August, 2018 9:37 AM Independence Day: India-Pak Security Forces Exchange Sweets At Border

Indian and Pakistani border guards had skipped exchanging sweets in recent times due to border tensions. Border Security Forces and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets at Wagah-Attari border to mark India's 72nd Independence Day. A wave of happiness and patriotism has run across the country as people can be seen hoisting the Indian flag and playing the National 40

15 August, 2018 9:25 AM 13-Year-Old Indian Mountaineer Aims To Scale Antartica's Highest Peak

Thirteen-year-old Aaryan Balaji -- one of the youngest mountaineers to hold many records including crossing three passes and scaling three peaks in Nepal last year -- is all set to scale Antarctica''s tallest Mt. Vinson and Mt Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, in December this year. Aaryan Balaji''s upcoming expedition in Antarctica and South 34

15 August, 2018 9:09 AM Technology to send astronauts to space already developed: ISRO on Gaganyaan

Technologies that will help in sending an Indian astronaut to space like human crew module and environment control and life support system have already been developed, ISRO chairman K Sivan said today. Prior to the actual launch by 2022, the Indian Space Research Organisation will have two unmanned missions and spacecraft will be fired using Geosynchronous 33

15 August, 2018 8:33 AM Project underway, need to prioritise and achieve target: ISRO chairman on 'Gaganyaan' 2022 space mission

ISRO Chairman K Sivan on Wednesday said that the project is underway and as PM Modi has given the target it is "our duty to meet it". New Delhi: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Wednesday announcing an Indian space mission by 2022, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said that the project has been underway and as PM Modi has given 49

15 August, 2018 4:54 AM On Independence Day, PM Salutes 6 Navy Officers For Sailing Across Globe

Independence day 2018: PM Modi salutes the INSV Tarini crew, who in their maiden attempt, spent 194 days and nearly eight months away from home port. Addressing the nation on 72nd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised a group of six women officers of the Indian Navy for circumnavigating the globe. He said that the nation's daughters 38