ISRO-NASA Built Satellite Set To Be Launched In India In September
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Washington: An earth-observation satellite jointly developed by NASA and ISRO that will help study Earth’s land and ice surfaces in greater detail is all set to be shipped to India later this month for a possible launch in September, PTI reported quoting ISRO scientist. ISRO Chairman S Somanath visited NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the US state of California on Friday to oversee the final electrical testing of the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite before being shipped to India. “This mission will be a powerful demonstration of the capability of radar as a scienc ..read more
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Pakistani Film ‘Joyland’ To Hit Screens In India In March
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Mumbai: Critically-acclaimed Pakistani film “Joyland” will be releasing in Indian theatres on March 10. The movie, which was Pakistan’s official entry for the best international feature Oscars, follows a patriarchal family craving for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line, while their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for a trans woman. The worldwide release dates of the movie were shared on the film’s official Instagram page. “We’re so excited to share ‘Joyland’ with audiences all around the world! Catch Joyland in theatres in Spain, UK, Switzerland ..read more
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Bansidhar Pratihari To Get Dharmapada Award-2022
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Bhubaneswar: Eminent painter Bansidhar Pratihari has been selected to receive the prestigious Dharmapada Award for the year 2022, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi announced today. The Akademi also announced the names of five noted personalities for special felicitations. They are Brajabandhu Mishra (Scluptor), Laxmidhar Subudhi (Palm leave artist), Bhramarbar Nayak (Pattachitra painter), Ramesh Kumar Behera and Keshab Chandra Maharana. The Dharmapada Award is the highest honour given to an individual for lifetime achievement and contribution to visual art and sculpture, it said. Dharmapada Award car ..read more
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UAE to host Asia Cup initially allocated to Pakistan: Report
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The Asian Cricket Council will decide on an alternative venue for the Asia Cup ODI tournament in March after BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and PCB Chairman Najam Sethi held their first formal meeting in Bahrain on Saturday, according to a report by NDTV Sports. The Asia Cup was initially allotted to Pakistan and was due to take place in September this year. However last October, Shah, who is also the ACC chairman, announced that India would not travel to Pakistan. The United Arab Emirates are believed to be the favourites to host the tournament, with three venues – Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah – bu ..read more
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Several Soldiers Freed In Russia-Ukraine Prisoner Swap
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Kyiv: Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war have returned home following a prisoner swap, officials on both sides said Saturday. Top Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak said in a Telegram post that 116 Ukrainians were freed. He said the released POWs include troops who held out in Mariupol during Moscow’s months-long siege that reduced the southern port city to ruins, as well as guerrilla fighters from the Kherson region and snipers captured during the ongoing fierce battles for the eastern city of Bakhmut. Russian defence officials, meanwhile, announced that 63 Russian troop ..read more
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5T Secy Visits Narayanapatna; Jagannath Temple Renovation Master Plan Soon
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Bhubaneswar: Directed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM VK Pandian today toured Narayanpatna Block and first visited the Jagannath Mandir there. After darshan of the Lord, he spoke to priests of the temple and locals. He assured to take up development of the shrine for the benefit of devotees. He asked the Dist administration to submit a master plan for renovation of the temple and adjoining areas. He then visited the site of the Jhanjhavati Dam. And spoke to  Minor Irrigation officials and asked them to expedite the tender process. He advised the Land Acquisition Officer ..read more
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NSA Ajit Doval To Meet UK Counterpart For Annual Strategic Dialogue
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New Delhi: National security advisor Ajit Doval will today meet his UK counterpart Tim Barrow in London for the annual strategic dialogue. Ajit Doval will meet his UK counterpart Tim Barrow in London today for the annual strategic dialogue, with the British state broadcaster BBC attempting to rake up the 2002 Gujarat riots and target Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the UK becoming a hotbed of the so-called Khalistan movement and Pakistan-sponsored movement to keep the Kashmir issue alive, as per a report by the Hindustan Times. On his way back from a positive meeting with his US counterpart ..read more
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India’s Oil Refiners Using Dirhams For Payment In UAE
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Abu Dhabi: India’s oil refiners are making payments in United Arab Emirates Dirhams instead of Dollars, according to a report by the news agency Reuters. The report cites four sources with knowledge of the matter saying that the State Bank of India (SBI), is now clearing these dirham payments. Following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Western countries have put multiple sanctions on Russia, including a price cap on oil purchases. India has resisted the sanctions and has subsequently increased its Russian crude oil imports. However, Banks and financial institutions are cautious about clearing ..read more
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Ramayan’s Ram, Arun Govil Offers Worship At Puri Temple
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Puri: Arun Govil, the popular television actor and the most televised role of Ram in Ramayan serial on Doordarshan on Saturday visited Shree Jagannath temple in Puri and offered prayers to the holy trinity. He arrived in Bhubaneswar in the afternoon and drove straight to the pilgrim town for Jagannath darshan. The popular actor is here to join ‘Suna Sriram’ programme on Sunday. While talking to media after darshan, he said there is a need for the youth to be inspired by the virtues and ideals of Lord Sri Ram and respect their parents. On the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, he reacted t ..read more
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Double murder rocks Rourkela
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Rourkela: Two youths were found brutally murdered in the Construction Colony of Fertiliser Township in Rourkela on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Sanjay Das (28) and Indrajit Swain (30). Sources said the bodies of the deceased duo bear deep injuries If sources are to be believed the murder in the fall out of the illegal trade of liquor and iron in the area. However, the actual reason behind the brutal murder is yet to be ascertained Reportedly, Tangarpalli police are investigating the incident. The post Double murder rocks Rourkela appeared first on Pragativadi ..read more
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