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ISIS releases kidnapped Indian doctor after 18 months February 22, 2017 11:31

An Indian doctor who was abducted by ISIS in Libya has been freed after 18 months. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on late Tuesday night saying that “they have rescued Dr. Ramamurthy Kosanam in Libya. Doctor has suffered a bullet injury. She said that they are bringing Dr. Kosanam to India shortly. With this, all the six Indians have been rescued abducted in Libya. Swaraj appreciate the good work done by the mission there." Dr Ramamurthy from Eluru, Andhra Pradhes was working for for Lbn-E-Sina Hospital at Sirte, when he was abducted on 8th September 2015 along with some others. In November last year two Telugu professors were released who were kidnpaaed by ISIS in Libya. BSF Gunned down terrorist near LOC AMandeep

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Sudha Murthy new trust member of TTD February 20, 2017 11:08

Renowned Social worker Sudha Murthy took oath as a member of the trust board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthnams (TTD) on Sunday (Feb 19). The executive officer of TTD D Sambasiva Rao administered the oath at the Tirumala temple. After offering her prayers to Lord Venkateswara, Sudha Murthry was rendered Vedasirvachanam by Veda pundits in Ranganayakula Mandapam. Later Murthy was presented with prasadams along with a laminated photo of the Lord Venkateswara by the Chairman of TTD trust board Ch Krishna Murty. Murthy then thanked Lord Venkateswara for providing her the opportunity to serve the pilgrims. She said that almost six decades ago, she visited the sacred place to attend a family ritual. Now Murthy is excited to be a part in the service of the Almighty. Amul celebrates ISRO’s success in its own way AMandeep

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Delhi Boy bagged Rs 1.25Cr Placement February 17, 2017 13:08

These days landing in a decent job is becoming more and more difficult for engineering students in the country. But, there are some, who are setting high standers by standing out of the line and grabbing top spots in some the worlds more reputed companies. Just being a 21-years-old student of the Delhi Techical university (DTU) has bagged an offer which is a dream for many. Siddharth has been placed for Rs 1.25 crore per annum from the U.S. based cab hailing service, ‘Uber Technologies’. His is designated as a Software engineer at the company’s San Fransisco office. While his basic pay is Rupees 71 lakhs, the gross salary goes up to 1.25 crore by adding other benefits. “IT WAS A DELIGHT TO HAVE RECEIVED THE JOB OFFER AND I AM NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO MOVE TO SAN FRANCISCO.” After going through a long and rigorous recruitment process in which Siddharth had to solve problems on the spot, he has been asked to join the Uber’s San Fransisco office. The Uber’s offer is DTU’s second best in History. Two years back in 2015, Google hired an engineer for Rs 1.27 crore package, R.S. Walia the DTU’s head of Trainging and Placement said. WE ALREADY HAVE 1050 OFFERS FROM DIFFERENT COMPANIES. AROUND 200 COMPANIES HAVE ALREADY VISITED THE COLLEGE AND MORE IN THE LINE.” 7 year old girl’s letter to join Google AMandeep

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Lashkar Terrorist Convicted February 16, 2017 17:51

Terrorist Tariq Ahmed Dar of Lashkar-e-Taiba, who is the mastermind of the 2005 serial blasts in Delhi in which more than 60 innocent people were killed, has been convicted by a Delhi court today. The maximum sentence he can receive is just 10 years as he had already served 12 years in prison. Two other suspects with him have been acquitted. Among the many charges which were against him, Ahemed has been convicted only for terror funding. The serial blasts of October 29, 2005 at in Sarojini Nagar, Kalkaji, and Paharganj had claimed the lives of 67 people and more than 200 people were injured. Tariq Ahmed Dar, Mohammed Rafiq Shah and Mohammed Hussain Fazili were arrested related to this case. In 2008, the Delhi court framed charges against Dar, who is the alleged mastermind, and the other two along with him. They were accused of waging war against the state, conspiring, collecting arms, murder and attempt to murder. AMandeep

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First Day of voting in Goa and Punjab February 04, 2017 17:23

The first day of Assembly elections ended in Punjab and Goa today, which was held ahead of Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Uttarakhand.\ In Goa voting started at 7 a.m. for 40 seats and an hour later in Punjab for 117 seats. Defence Minister Mahohar Parrikar casts his vote in Panaji at 7 a.m. Till 3 pm, 67 per cent had cast their vote in Goa and 56.9 per cent in Punjab. At 04.15 pm a shooting in the air was reported near booth number 87 Derabassi, Punjab nobody was injured. Bike borne men open fire near a polling booth in Ferozepur district’s Guru Har Sahai area, no injuries AMandeep

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Veteran Actor Om Puri Passes Away January 06, 2017 10:23

Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack early on Friday morning. The actor was 66. Confirming the news to Indianexpress, filmmaker Ashok Pandit and a close friend of Puri said, ”Omji suffered from a massive heart attack today morning and we have just reached his residence.” Ashok Pandit also tweeted, “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri ji has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.” Karan Johar : Solid actor…..Solid filmography…immense talent….#RIPOmPuri..cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist Anupam Kher : Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our  greatest actors #OmPuri is no more.

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ISRO to launch record 83 satellites in one go! December 28, 2016 13:00

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) announced that, it is all set to launch a record 83 satellites in one go using its workhorse PSLV-C37 in January, next year. ISRO's chairman A S Kiran Kumar, said that, "We are working for a January launch. It will be toward the end of January. The date has to be fixed." 80 satellites out of 83 belongs to United States, Kazakhstan, Israel, Netherlands and Switzerland. The three Indian satellites are INS-IA and INS-1B, weighing 30 kg and Cartosat-2 series, weighing 730 kg as primary payload. Calling 2016 a "good" year, Kumar said ISRO would launch at least five communication satellites in 2017. "It (launches) will be more next year, we are actually looking at almost something like five communication satellites, then many more others. Some earth observation also," he said. "In the year we are primarily trying to do our GSLV Mark III, then Mark II one more launch we are trying to do," Kumar added. Agni-V successfully test-fired! Nandini

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SpiceJet, IndiGO flights come face-to-face at IGI airport! December 27, 2016 11:15

A major tragedy was averted when two planes, one IndiGO and another SpiceJet came face-to-face at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi, triggering scare among authorities and the passengers. Hindustan times reported, the sources said that, the IndiGO plane with 176 passengers on board was coming from Lucknow. While taxing, the pilot suddenly saw a SpiceJet aircraft within metres and applied the brakes. The IndiGO flight 6E 769 had switched off the lights. Details of the SpiceJet flight were not immediately available. A probe into the incident has been ordered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Jet Airways flight deflect from runway! Nandini

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Jet Airways flight deflect from runway! December 27, 2016 09:25

A Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 from Goa to Mumbai deflected from the runway while aligning for take off at Dabolim airport in Goa. There were 161 people including 7 crew members on board the flight, in which 15 passengers suffered minor injuries during evacuation. The incident happened at about 5 a.m. The plane had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai. The airlines said in a statement, that, “Few guests have sustained minor injuries during the evacuation process and medical assistance is being coordinated by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities.” The Hindu reported,  a passenger said at the Chicalim cottage hospital in Vasco, that, “When people were getting down the plane, it suddenly tilted forward triggering panic and chaos.” Sex Abuse on Flight from Mumbai to New Jersey! Nandini

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Actor-turned politician Rupa Ganguly hospitalised! December 23, 2016 18:39

BJP MP Roopa Ganguly has been admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata with “blood clots” in the brain tissues on December 23. Joyprakash Majumdar, State BJP vice president told The Hindu, “She had been admitted to the AMRI hospital in Salt Lake at around 4 pm on Friday, after complaining of severe headache and partial loss of vision” . He said that doctors attending to Ms. Ganguly have advised her to take rest and presently she has been kept under observation. PM Narendra Modi brought his own Tiffin for Lunch He stated that the date of release has not been decided yet and “Her condition is stable now”. Ms. Ganguly who joined BJP in January last year has been known for her role as Draupadi in B.R.Chopra’s Mahabharat in the 1980’s. She had nominated to the Rajya Sabha in October following the resignation of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu. She is also the president of BJP's women's wing in the State.

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Libyan plane hijacked, 82 men, 28 women, 1 infant onboard December 23, 2016 18:25

A Libyan plane has been reported hijacked by two people and has landed in the Mediterranean island of Malta. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has tweeted that he had already been alerted of a "potential hijack" of a Libyan plane which reported to be headed for Malta. The plane, had been carrying 118 people, including seven crew members. The had  landed in Malta at 11.32 AM local time, according to the Malta Times. Maltese media had reported that the hijacked plane, flight number 8U209, left Sabha in South West Libya and was scheduled to arrive in Tripoli at 11.20 AM. But it had been diverted to the tiny island of Malta. The flight has been operated by Afriqiyah Airways. Juno to make third Jupiter flyby! According to the local reports, the hijackers have threatened to blow up the plane. Malta Times added that all emergency teams have already been dispatched to the site. Libya has been in a unstable situation since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gadhafi left warring militias battling for control of different parts of the country. Forces loyal to a fledgling national unity government has recently taken control of the coastal city of Sirte, which had been a bastion for the Islamic State group since June 2015. By Prakriti Neogi

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Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung resigns! December 22, 2016 17:31

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung submit his resignation to the centre in a sudden and surprise move, citing he wants to return to his "first love, academics". He thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all the cooperation and help he received during his tenure as the Lt. Governor of Delhi. He also thanked the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his association in the last two years. Mr Jung thanked "the people of Delhi for all their support and affection, especially during the one year's President Rule in Delhi, when he got unstinted support from them and which in turn helped run the administration in Delhi smoothly and effortlessly." The last two years of Mr Jung's in office were dogged by his constant battle with the  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Ban Ki-moon asked India, Pakistan to resolve differences through dialogue Nandini

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