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The Congress said it has not seen the Comptroller and Auditor General or CAG report on the Dassault Aviation Rafale jet deal A wide political storm is brewing over the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Rafale fighter jet deal. The Congress says the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has not seen the report by the government’s …

Boeing Co opened its first 737 accomplishment plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world’s top travel markets that have been overshadowed by the U.S-China trade war. The world’s biggest planemaker was also poised to deliver the first of its top-selling …

4 decades after it left Earth, NASA’s Voyager 2 probe has now become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space after its twin Voyager 1 did in 2012. Since November 5, the instrument on Voyager 2 that confirms plasma from the Sun, also called solar wind, has not observed solar wind, indicating that …

After two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA’s InSight lander has taken its first selfie using the spacecraft’s robotic arm, the US space agency has said. InSight landed safely at Elysium Planitia on Mars on November 26, kicking off a two-year mission to seeing the deep interior of the Red Planet. On December 6, …

At a closed-door security meeting of US companies in Singapore on Thursday, one topic was critical on the agenda: the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei and the potential backlash on American firms operating in China. Officials from major US companies who visited the event, a scheduled meeting of the local …

Humans can now hear the haunting, low rumble of wind on Mars for the first time after NASA’s InSight lander captured vibrations from the breeze on the Red Planet, the US space agency said Friday. The strong gusts of wind, blowing among 10 to 15 mph (five to seven meters a second), were captured as they …

The health ministry of India has launched medical devices such as nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the purview of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step the government says will ensure their quality and performance. Once the proposal gets approved, it would mean companies which are engaged in manufacture …

In the middle of the Make in India initiative, global medical device maker Meril Life Sciences on Saturday launched its first indigenously designed and manufactured artificial aortic valve for patients who are at a high risk or unwilling to undergo open heart valve replacement surgery. The Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement (TAVR), which will be …

A major Indian-origin Brexiteer MP has come under pressure over her suggestion that potential food shortages between borders could be utilized as leverage to secure a better deal from the EU, ahead of a crucial vote in the UK Parliament next week over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Priti Patel, one of the most …

IT company HCL Technologies Friday stated it will acquire select IBM software products for over Rs. 12,700 crores ($1.8 billion) in an all-cash deal. The transaction, subject to “completion of applicable regulatory reviews”, is slated to close by mid-2019, HCL Technologies proposed in a statement. The deal entails seven products in areas comprising security, marketing, …

Today is the day. Now is the moment. Vote for change.

The Chhattisgarh Congress Thursday moved the state High Court seeking directions to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to look into officials of the administration allegedly incomingstrongrooms in Dhamtari where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are stored. The petition also stated that CCTV cameras at a strongroom in Durg were switched off for a few hours. …

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18

Train 18, India’s first engine less-train, also became the fastest train in India when crossed the 180 kilometers per hour (kmph) mark during a trial run in the Kota-SawaiMadhopur section. It outran Gatimaan Express which held the record of being the fastest train in the country plying at 160 kmph.  “Train 18 breached the 180 …