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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 …

US Gives Russia A 60-Day Ultimatum To Comply With Nuclear Treaty

The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington stated is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe. NATO allies led by Germany pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting in Brussels to give diplomacy one last chance before …

PM Modi, KCR, Owaisi Are One

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi were “one” and urged the people of Telangana to not be “fooled by them”. He also said that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi was the BJP’s “B team” and its chief  K Chandrasekhar Rao …

India, China militaries should work hand in hand, says Chinese defense ministry

The militaries of China and India should “work hand in hand” for the advantage of people of the two countries, the Chinese defense ministry said Thursday, as the armies of the two countries are all established to resume joint military exercises next month after a gap of a year following the Doklam standoff. The 7th …

Brazil backs out of hosting 2019 climate change meeting

Brazil this week set out of hosting next year’s United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America’s widest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. The decision leaves the UN scrambling to find a new place for …

PM takes dig at AkbaruddinOwaisi over ‘CM has to bow before us’ comment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday sought to appeal to Telangana pride when he said about AIMIM leader AkbaruddinOwaisi’scurrent remark that whoever became the chief minister of Telangana or undivided Andhra Pradesh had to bow before his party. Labeling a poll rally at Mahbubnagar, Modi asked the people whether they would vote for someone who bows …