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Countdown begins for India’s 100th space mission


September 8th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) The 51-hour countdown for the 100th mission of the Indian space agency, slated for Sep 9, is progressing smoothly at the Sriharikota satellite launch centre ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for 100th Indian rocket mission


September 7th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) The 51-hour countdown for the 100th mission of the Indian space agency, slated for Sep 9, began Friday at 6.51 a.m. at the Sriharikota satellite ... Read more...

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India to launch three satellites next month


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) India will launch three satellites next month and two more by the end of this year, said a senior official here."We will be launching Spot-6, ... Read more...

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CAG slams Department of Space for Antrix-Devas deal


May 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government auditor has slammed the Department of Space for sealing the Antrix-Devas deal saying it was "a classic case of public investment for ... Read more...

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India to ferry heaviest foreign satellite in August


April 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) India will ferry two foreign satellites - French and Japanese - on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C21) rocket in August this year for ... Read more...

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ISRO to launch French satellite


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) India will launch an advanced French remote sensing satellite, SPOT 6, with its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket later this year, a statement said ... Read more...

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Devas Multimedia gets new chairman


March 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) The controversial Devas Multimedia Services Ltd appointed Lawrence T. Babbio as the new chairman of its board in place of M.G. Chandrasekhar who resigned from ... Read more...

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Ex-ISRO chief Nair moves CAT against blacklisting


March 5th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 5 (IANS) Indian space agency's former chairman G. Madhavan Nair Monday filed a petition before the Central Administrative Tribunal challenging the government's decision to bar him from ... Read more...

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I am ready for an inquiry, says Madhavan Nair


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair reiterated Friday that he had done no wrong in the controversial Antrix deal and was ready to face an ... Read more...

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Quitting space panel over Nair’s blacklisting: Top scientist to PM: (Night Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Eminent scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned, telling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh he was doing so to protest the ... Read more...

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Scientist resigns over blacklisting of ISRO stalwarts (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) Eminent scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

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Antrix case against Devas’ arbitration adjourned (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) A local court Thursday adjourned the case of the Indian space agency's commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, seeking injunction against Devas Multimedia Services Ltd. proceeding ... Read more...

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Antrix moves court to stall Devas’ arbitration bid


February 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Antrix Corp, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, has moved a court here to restrain Devas Multimedia Services Corp Ltd. from proceeding ahead with its ... Read more...

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Spectrum will be sold only through auction: Pilot


February 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) The Indian government has decided that spectrum (radio waves) would hereafter be sold only through auction and not on first-come-first-serve basis, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Devas deal: Former ISRO chief, three others blamed; deny charges (Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team probing the Antrix-Devas deal has indicted former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair and three other scientists for the controversial contract that resulted ... Read more...

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Ex-ISRO chief slams Antrix-Devas probe reports


February 5th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Former Indian space agency chief G. Madhavan Nair Sunday slammed the twin probe reports on the multi-billion dollar Antrix-Devas spectrum deal, saying they were "one-sided ... Read more...

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Murmurs of witch-hunt as parts of Devas reports released


February 5th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) With ISRO making public only parts of two reports into the controversial Antrix-Devas deal, murmurs of witch-hunt against the four retired scientists is gaining ground.The ... Read more...

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Panel shows Devas deal was not wrong: Ex-scientist


February 5th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A former space scientist blacklisted by the government from holding any government job over the Antrix-Devas deal said Sunday that the report by a two-member ... Read more...

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Devas deal: Probe team indicts ex-ISRO chief, three others (Second Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed the controversial Antrix-Devas deal has indicted former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair and three other scientists for the controversial contract ... Read more...

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No cheap selling of spectrum in Antrix-Devas deal: Review Committee


February 5th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The controversial deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia may not have resulted in huge revenue loss for ... Read more...

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Nair, three others found responsible for Antrix-Devas deal (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed a controversial deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia has concluded that former ... Read more...

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Nair, three others found responsible for controversial deal


February 5th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed a controversial deal between Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia has concluded that former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. ... Read more...

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BJP slams blacklisting of ISRO chief


January 30th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Jan 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday slammed the union defence ministry for the blacklisting of ISRO and accused the government of having lost its "grace ... Read more...

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PM should probe ISRO blacklisting order: Former chairman (Interview)


January 29th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 29 (IANS) Stung by a government order debarring him and three other reputed space scientists from occupying official posts, former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan Nair ... Read more...

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Nair slams government, ISRO chief for action against him (Intro Roundup)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In an unprecedented action in the annals of Indian space odyssey, the central government blacklisted top scientist G. Madhavan Nair from official jobs following ... Read more...

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Space scientists shocked over ex-ISRO chief’s outburst


January 26th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Even as the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) maintained discreet silence, space scientists in this tech hub Wednesday expressed shock and dismay at the ... Read more...

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I’ve been barred without probe, former ISRO chief tells PM (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) The nixed Devas spectrum deal came again to haunt the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), as its former chairman G. Madhavan Nair complained to ... Read more...

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ISRO: A great institution’s fall from grace (News Analysis)


January 25th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) From humble beginnings of ferrying rocket parts on a bicycle to launching satellites of other countries and landing a craft on the moon, the Indian Space ... Read more...

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ISRO mum on Nair’s outburst, scientists dismayed


January 25th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Wednesday declined to comment on the outburst of its former chairman G. Madhavan Nair on the space agency ... Read more...

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Madhavan Nair takes on government, says ISRO gone to dogs (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair Wednesday described as "improper" the move to blacklist four scientists, including him, from a government ... Read more...

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Move to ban from government jobs improper: Madhavan Nair


January 25th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair Wednesday described as "improper" the government's move to bar four space scientists, including him, from ... Read more...

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New full-time head for ISRO’s commercial arm (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Senior space scientist V.S. Hegde was Saturday named the first full-time head of Antrix Corporation, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, to aggressively tap growing ... Read more...

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Indian space agency’s commercial arm gets new head


July 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Antrix Corporation, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, Saturday got a new head, V.S. Hegde, an expert in remote sensing applications as part of the ... Read more...

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India to launch 12 foreign satellites in next two years


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) India has bagged multi-million dollar contracts to launch 12 foreign satellites in the lower orbit from its spaceport over the next two years, a top ... Read more...

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Controversies mark UPA’s second term (Timeline) (With Scams, price rise tarnish UPA-II image)


May 22nd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The second term of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has been marked by a few successes in assembly polls and a spate of ... Read more...

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