Chandrayaan-2 Landing LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 am after ISRO loses contact with Moon lander 'Vikram'

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Chandrayaan-2 Landing LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 am after ISRO loses contact with Moon lander 'Vikram'
  • 14:36 (IST)

    Modi to visit Aurangabad after Mumbai

    After Mumbai, Modi will visit Aurangabad, to address a state-level Mahila Saksham Melava (Empowered Women's Meet) of Self Help Groups, being organised by Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (UMED).

    The prime minister will also inaugurate AURIC Business and Administrative Building and Dedicate DMIC AURIC City to the nation.

  • 14:33 (IST)

    Modi inaugurates Bandongri Metro Station in Kandivali East

    During his Mumbai's visit, Modi also inaugurated Bandongri Metro Station in Kandivali East. The prime minister also inaugurated a state-of-the-art metro coach, the first metro coach under the Make in India initiative.

  • 14:31 (IST)

    Three newly-launched metro corridor will add 42 km to Mumbai's metro network

    The three metro corridors launched by Narendra Modi on Saturday will together add more than 42 km to the metro network of Mumbai.

    They are – 9.2 km long Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor, 12.7 km long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.

  • 14:02 (IST)

    Strongly oppose felling of trees in Aarey forest: Lata Mangeshkar 

    While Narendra Modi to set to lay foundation for the 32-storey Metro Bhavan at the Aarey Colony, one of the two large green belts of Mumbai amid mounting criticism from environmentalists, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has critiqued MMRCL's move to cut over 2,500 trees for the Metro car shed.

    The Times of India quoted the singer as saying, "I strongly oppose this terrible decision. Mumbai wants to breathe fresh air and needs every single tree in the city. Wanton cutting of the Aarey forest would mean disrupting Nature's balance."

  • 13:38 (IST)

    This Ganesh Chaturthi, Modi calls plastic-free celebrations


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Mumbaikars to avoid plastic materials, that aggravate water pollution during immersion of Ganpati idols.

    "We must resolve to avoid materials like plastic that give way to water pollution during Ganpati visarjan," said Modi adding that post celebrations, people of Mumbai must adhere to make the Mithi river and other water bodies plastic-free.

  • 13:33 (IST)

    Metro project in Mumbai to become source of employment for many: Modi


    Inaugurating the metro network in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the project will not only benefit the commuters, but also provide job opportunities to many.

    "The Mumbai metro project will not only help to easing out commute for passengers but will also be a source of employment for a number of people as coaches of the new metro train will be made in India," Modi said. 

  • 13:24 (IST)

    Shiv Sena MP's name missing from list of invitees in Modi's programme in Mumbai; MMRDA  apologizes


    In an apparent glitch by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale's name did not appear in the invitation card for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme​ in Mumbai on Saturday, before the mistake was rectified.

    According to sources, the Mumbai South Central MP had complained to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and officials of the MMRDA about his name being missing from the list of invitees.

    Sources said after the MMRDA apologised and reprinted the invitation card with a correction late on Friday night, Shewale on Saturday attended the prime minister's function to lay foundation stone for three metro lines.

  • 12:54 (IST)

    Modi launches BEM-built coach for Mumbai's metro network


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi​ Saturday launched an indigenously-built metro coach to be used by the upcoming Mumbai metro network.

    The coach, the first in the list of 500 to be delivered to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, has been built by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) at its Bengaluru facility in flat 75 days.

    Accompanied by state Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Modi launched the coach.
    It can be noted that the financial capital is catching up with the national Capital after decades in modern public transport and is pumping in over Rs 1.2 lakh crore to build 14 metro corridors stretching 337-km over the next decade.

  • 12:48 (IST)

    Modi lauds ISRO scientists during infra projects launch in Mumbai

    Appreciating the resolve of ISRO scientists, Narendra Modi said he was inspired to see their courage. "How to work towards your aim irrespective of big challenges is what I learnt from them. They will not stop striving till they reach the target," Modi said. 

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Modi inaugurates state of the art metro coach in Mumbai


    After coming to Mumbai, Narendra Modi inaugurated state of the art metro coach, the first metro coach manufactured under 'Make in India'.

  • 09:26 (IST)

    Complete breakdown of governance under Modi govt 2.0, says Congress

    The Congress alleged on Wednesday that there was a "complete breakdown of governance" in the Modi government's second term, while claiming that there was an economic slowdown, an "undeclared emergency" in Kashmir and a tense situation in Assam, where over 19 lakh people were rendered "stateless". Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari alleged that in order to cover up this complete breakdown of governance, a continued "persecution" of opposition leaders was being carried out and the arrest of party leader D K Shivakumar was the latest in a series of "political vendetta"

  • 09:12 (IST)

    BJP to release report card on first 100 days in office

    Narendra Modi government marked its 100th day in office today after being sworn in on 30 May 2019. In honour of this occasion, BJP leadership will present a 100-day report card on the most notable decisions taken by the Central government. The focal points of the report are expected to matters such as the abrogation of Article 370, passing of the triple talaq bill, buying of Apache helicopters from the US to approving pensions for farmers and shopkeepers. 

  • 08:16 (IST)

    Modi 2.0 passes 28 bills in Parliament in first 100 days of NDA govt


    The tenure of the Modi 2.0 in its first 100 days has been quite eventful with the most productive Parliament session so far, which saw a total of 38 bills being introduced out of which, 28 passed with a majority.

    With the passing of triple talaq bill, Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019, dilution of Right to Information Act, amendments to the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act), etc. the government has been on its toes during the Parliament session this year.

  • 07:58 (IST)

    Modi to lay foundation stones for three metro corridors in Mumbai, perform 'bhoomipujan' for Aarey project

    Ahead of the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stones for three more metro corridors in the megapolis worth over Rs 19,000 crore on Saturday.

    During the visit, Modi will also perform bhoomipujan for the controversial Metro Bhavan at the Aarey Colony, a major green lung of the city.

  • 07:53 (IST)

    Narendra Modi to launch series of projects as NDA govt completes 100 days in office 

    A day ahead of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) marking its 100 days in office since it's landslide re-election in May, the Narendra Modi-led government is expected to launch a series of projects to mark this milestone on Saturday.

  • 07:23 (IST)

    Narendra Modi to address nation today after Moon lander 'Vikram' loses contact


    In the backdrop of Chandrayaan-2's lander 'Vikram' losing contact with ground stations in the wee hours of Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an early morning tweet announced he would interacting with the space scientists at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru.

    Prior to Modi's tweet, the ISRO had said that he will be addressing the nation from ISRO Control Centre at 8 am today (7 September). 

Chandrayaan-2 Landing LATEST Updates:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 am on Saturday, in the backdrop of Chandrayaan-2's lander 'Vikram' losing contact with ground stations.

"#ISRO Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi will address the nation from ISRO Control Centre today (7 September, 2019) at 08.00 hrs IST," ISRO tweeted.

ISRO's plan to soft-land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the Lunar surface did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent.

Vikram's descent was as planned and normal performance was observed up to an altitude of 2.1 km.

"Subsequently, communication from Lander to the ground stations was lost," ISRO said, adding that data was being analyzed.

Modi, who flew into Bengaluru on Friday night to watch the planned touch-down of Vikram, told ISRO scientists not to get dejected and disheartened and said the country is proud of them.

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Updated Date: Sep 07, 2019 14:36:53 IST