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Foreign Secretary Dr S. Jaishankar addressing at the Valedictory Session of the International Seminar on Indian Space Programme | PIB image

Weaponisation of outer space must be prevented, says Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar

India has taken a conscious decision not to have a space weapons programme, despite provocations by Chinese tests in the past.
Shekhar Gupta, Manu Pubby, and ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar

India can eye global space projects if it can deliver on its potential: ISRO chief

Kiran Kumar says the era of just the government doing space business is over and that industry partnerships are necessary to handle competition.
Japan plans to take humans to the moon by 2020s, with a little help from ISRO

With help from ISRO, Japan plans to take humans to the moon by 2020s

Space agency chief Naoki Okumura says Japan & India may be in competition, but cooperation on moon mission will help fend off other countries.

On Camera

Passport of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded by his captors in 2002, on display at the now-closed Newseum in Washington DC | Flickr

What Omar Saeed Sheikh’s acquittal in the Daniel Pearl beheading case mean for India

In episode 435 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the 47-year-old terrorist's life & his role in WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl's murder.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.