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Space Garbage In Orbit Makes Leaving Earth Much More Dangerous
It's very easy to get something into orbit, said Bill Ailor, a research fellow at Aerospace Corp. The accelerated accumulation of garbage up there raises the possibility of a collision cascading effect called the Kessler Syndrome. Most prefer to make the Earth's atmosphere part of the solution by nudging space garbage into a fiery demise. JAXA Kite The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency is researching the potential of a long, electrified space tether to propel objects from orbit.
Nemesis of a celebrated filmmaker
A Hanif Kureishi novel with an elderly, incapacitated and impotent protagonist - there's something I never thought I'd read but here he is. She's 22 years younger, and the only woman he's ever truly loved, the one whose body I enjoyed more than any other, . Cliches are heaped on with heavy-handedness and what little narrative and plot there is flimsy and unconvincing. She seems to be in love with him one minute, but the next she's attempting to smother him with a pillow.
Man Who Went Missing In Telangana Was Killed In Front Of Wife By Father-In-Law: Police
A 23-year-old man who had married an upper caste girl from Hyderabad against her parents' wishes, and then gone missing nearly a month ago, was killed by his father-in-law in front of his wife, the police said on Saturday. Police claim that the wife, 20-year-old Tummala Swati, was forced to call her husband Amboji Naresh to a field on May 2 by her father Srinvas Reddy.
Police complaint over 'ISIS slogans' in DU
Delhi Police Saturday said they have received a complaint from a Delhi University student who claimed to have seen ISIS slogans on a wall on campus. A complaint has been received, we are examining it, DCP (north) Jatin Narwal said. The complaint was filed by DUSU secretary Ankit Singh Sangwan, also an ABVP member. When I went there, I saw 'I am SYN ISIS', which implies support for ISIS.
Court of Inquiry indicts Brigadier for misusing office for personal gains
The court has recommended a thorough investigation by a competent agency dealing with financial irregularities to find out more about the dealings of the Brigadier and his wife. The 75 Independent Brigade is an important Army formation, responsible for the defence of the entire Kutch region as also for taking any major offensive action. The inquiry report has revealed that the admission of children of local influential civilians of Bhuj was used as leverage to get favours.
Uphaar cinema fire: Ansals told to appear before court in 'evidence tampering' case
In a case related to alleged tampering of evidence in the Uphaar cinema fire case, a city court Saturday asked all accused to appear before it on the next dates of hearing - August 16 and 18. In 2003, a trial court had ordered an inquiry after some case documents went missing from the court record room. On May 12 this year, the Delhi High Court cleared the way for a trial in the case when it refused to quash the charges.
India rushes aid to Lanka as floods claim 122 lives
India on Saturday rushed relief materials and deployed rescue personnel in Sri Lanka as the country faced its worst floods since 2003 that claimed the lives of 122 people and displaced half a million. Nearly half a million people have been displaced due to the flood and earth slips, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. The number of deaths in floods and landslides rose to 122, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said, adding that 97 people still remain missing.
KPS Gill to be cremated in Delhi today
KPS Gill, former DGP, Punjab, and Advisor to the Chhattisgarh government on Naxalism. The Punjab Police will present a guard of honour as a mark of homage to former DGP KPS Gill during his last rites on Sunday afternoon in Delhi. Gill will be cremated at Delhi's Lodhi Garden crematorium with full police honours by CRPF, Delhi Police and Punjab Police, a Punjab government spokesperson said here.
Parkash Singh Badal on KPS Gill's death: One who is born has to die
Former Punjab DGP was known for rooting out militancy in the state. Hamne bhi jaana hai, aapne bhi jaana hai (Everyone who is born has to die. This was the reaction of former Punjab chief minister and SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal on the death of state's former Director General of Police KPS Gill, who passed away on Friday. Asked about it, Badal said, These types of messages are issued by the public relations wing.
Govt open to strategic disinvestment in Air India: FM
Finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that the government is open to the idea of inducting a strategic partner in Air India and the civil aviation ministry was exploring all possible options for the ailing state-run airline. This is the first clear comment from the government about the future of Air India. When asked about the government's strategy to deal Air India, the finance minister said that if a good management comes forward, government will consider disinvestment.
Champions Trophy 2017: Yuvraj Singh to miss warm-up game against New Zealand due to fever
Senior batsman Yuvraj Singh will be missing India's opening warm-up game against New Zealand on Sunday at the Oval, ahead of the Champions Trophy, as he is down with viral fever. Yuvraj, laid low due to fever, missed the first two warm-up sessions. The BCCI Medical Team confirms that Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh who is presently down with viral fever is making steady progress. He is advised rest and will miss India's first warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval on 28 May, 2017.
Jobs on the rise in Bharat
A person day is the amount of work done by one person in a working day. At present, wages are linked to CPI-Agriculture Labour (AL), which gives higher weightage to food items. Due to this, the annual wage hike has been marginal in 2017-18 as food prices have remained stable or flat due to the Food Security Act. Linking MGNREGA wages to CPI-Rural will ensure that hikes are optimum as it has less weight of food items in them, a senior official said.
New 4 MTPA steel capacity at Angul to help JSPL turn around: Naveen Jindal
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) chairman, Naveen Jindal, said the commissioning of the four million tonne per annum (MTPA) steel capacity at the company's Angul facility in Odisha today would contribute a lot in the financial turnaround of the company. The company was already operating a two-MTPA unit at Angul since 2015, which produced steel through coal gasification-DRI route. The full six-MTPA plant of JSPL was dedicated to the nation by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.
L&T Realty banks on large projects
L&T Realty, the property development arm of construction and engineering giant L&T, is betting on bigger projects, lower pricing and faster execution to boost its growth. The company plans to launch three malls of 1.2 million sq ft in Hyderabad in the next six months. Last year, L&T Realty sold its 1 million sq ft mall in Seawoods station in Navi Mumbai to Blackstone for Rs 1,400 crore. We believe in doing fewer but bigger projects, said Shrikant Joshi, chief executive at L& T Realty.
Savli fuels Bombardier's Asia-Pacific plan
We supply components to overseas markets from Savli and that will continue. On top of it, we will have vehicle supply depending on the countries which we have focused upon. Bombardier Transportation's 65-70 per cent business comes from the European market while Asia Pacific contributes only five-six per cent. Set up in 2008 at an investment of Rs 230 crore, Savli has seen 80-85 per cent utilisation due to the two projects under execution.
IT forum petitions against Wipro
The Bengaluru chapter of the Forum of IT Employees (FITE) has filed a petition to the Karnataka labour department against IT services major Wipro over allegations of forceful resignation. FITE claimed senior employees of the company, including project managers, were called by the management and forced to apply for resignation and they were branded as non-performers. Employees who challenged such illegal terminations are repeatedly intimidated by the management until they resign.
G7 says Google, Facebook must step up efforts against terror
Group of Seven leaders meeting in Sicily on Friday called on Google, Facebook and other internet companies to do substantially more to take extremist material offline. They pledged to tackle the risk posed by fighters as they disperse from the battlefields of Syria, Libya and elsewhere. Against the backdrop of Monday's cowardly attack in Manchester, we have discussed what more we can do together to address the threat from terror, May said. Make no mistake, the fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet.
Apple is working on a dedicated chip to power AI on devices
Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. Engineers at Apple are racing to catch their peers at Amazon.com and Alphabet in the booming field of artificial intelligence. Two of the areas that Apple is betting its future on require AI, said Gene Munster, former Apple analyst and co-founder of venture capital firm Loup Ventures.
Claiming life insurance for a missing person
The court releases an order to the insurance company seven years after the insured person went missing. In the face of a tragedy, it is only human to skip informing the insurance company about the insured missing person from one's family. The sooner one informs the insurance company about the missing person, the lesser number of hurdles come in the way of making the life insurance claim later on.
A tale of two villages in Punjab: Dalits evicted from land, illegally & legally
Two incidents involving Dalits and panchayat land in separate villages in Patti Assembly constituency in Tarn Taran have raised suspicion that powerful local interests are at play in both. Soon after the allotment, the sarpanch, who was close to the Akali Dal, resigned as he got a government job. In the Assembly elections, most voters in this village voted for Congress candidate from Patti who won. They have no right to take possession of the land, said BDPO Mela Singh.

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