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Chandrayaan 2 launch: ISRO successfully launches India's second moon mission aboard the GSLV MK-III

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission had a successful lift-off today, at 2.43 pm IST from a launchpad in Sriharikota. It carries a lander and orbiter and the rover is tucked into the lander. The lander Vikram will attempt a soft landing on the moon by 7 September.

50 days of Narendra Modi govt: Centre makes its holistic intent visible, but challenges remain to be tackled

As the Modi government 2.0 completes 50 days of return to power, it is worth assessing the effect of the activism that drives the prime minister and his approach towards work. The goal-setting framework is clearly visible.

RBI warning on Mudra loans: NPAs aren’t at alarming levels yet, but banks shouldn’t miss the red flag

If the banks don’t take adequate care, Mudra loan NPAs can become a major source of pain for the banking sector. Already, the banking system is grappling with a range of problematic loans such as Kisan Credit Card loans and large industrial loans apart from the ongoing liquidity shortage.

The 'witches' of Jharkhand: From ignorance to land grabs, what fuels witchcraft in the mineral-rich state

Four elderly people, including two women were allegedly lynched by a group of men in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Saturday night, on the suspicion of practicing witchcraft. According to the police, a group of 10 masked men dragged the victims from their homes to the akhara of Nagar Siskari village and beat them to death with sticks.

Big Little Lies season 2 review: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep save this finale too eager for a happy ending

Now that we're at the end of season 2 of Big Little Lies, it is important to question if we needed a second season in the first place. Season one offered no happy ending, and while many would feel it ended on a cliffhanger, that is the kind of resolution I was expecting from a show of this nature.

 

 

Updated Date: Jul 22, 2019 20:29:51 IST