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ISRO’s PSLV-C44 carrying military satellite Microsat-R and students payload 'Kalamsat' | R Senthil Kumar/PTI

In a first, ISRO to launch PSLV-C45 with three-tier orbit deployments

Set for a 21-March launch, PSLV C-45 will carry an Indian electronic intelligence satellite, and 29 guest satellites from other countries.
From extreme left clockwise: Mary Anning, Lise Meitner, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Caroline Herschel, Barbara McClintock (Wikipedia)

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, remembering the 5 early pioneers

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the world got five trailblazers in the field of science — including an astronomer, a palaeontologist and a geneticist.
The GSAT-31 was successfully launched from from French Guiana today

India successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-31

The GSAT-31 is a high power communication satellite which is going to replace another communication satellite that is due to expire soon.
GSAT-7A | isro.gov.in

ISRO sets up centre in Bengaluru for manned space mission Gaganyaan

The space agency planning a human spaceflight programme which is likely to include a woman astronaut.
Nambi Narayanan

SC-appointed panel to probe cops who framed ISRO’s Nambi Narayanan yet to start work

Nambi Narayanan, the ISRO scientist framed in a spying case, tells ThePrint he's  confident the probe panel will find enough material to implicate the wrongdoers.
Nambi Narayanan

Nambi Narayanan, who went from respected scientist to ‘spy’, glad for Padma Bhushan honour

Nambir Narayanan played a critical role in the development of satellite launch vehicles and the initial phase of making cryogenic engines.
ISRO’s PSLV-C44 carrying military satellite Microsat-R and students payload 'Kalamsat' | R Senthil Kumar/PTI

ISRO kicks off 2019 with launch of 2 satellites, including the Kalamsat built by students

ISRO launched the Microsat-R, an imaging satellite for the military, and the experimental Kalamsat for studying communication systems of nano satellites.
ISRO chief K Sivan

Pilots might stand a better chance at being chosen for Gaganyaan mission

ISRO chief K Sivan said they were looking for people with flying experience to send on India's first manned space flight being planned for 2022.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan

ISRO announces Chandrayaan-2 launch in April, Gaganyaan could be in space by 2021

Speaking at a press conference, ISRO chairman K. Sivan also said that he hoped women astronauts would be part of the human spaceflight programme. Bengaluru: India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 will lift off around mid-April this year, a little later than originally planned, ISRO chairman K. Sivan announced Friday. Addressing a press conference at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) headquarters in Bengaluru, Sivan said, “Due to some tests we couldn’t complete, the launch has been postponed to the next launch window and we are targeting for mid-April.” He added that the date is not related to the general elections. ISRO had earlier said Chandrayaan-2 will be launched in the window between January and February this year. The launch window will then open 25 March and stay open until the end of April. The subsequent launch window will open in June, but Sivan said they are confident of launching Chandrayaan–2 in mid-April. Costing nearly...
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ISRO sets target for 2019, plans 32 missions including Chandrayaan-2

The Indian space organisation also announced that India's maiden human spaceflight programme Gaganyaan will go full steam in 2019.

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?