Jharkhand urges Centre to be flexible on development projects

Jharkhand on Monday urged the Centre to be flexible in its conditions to put the state`s development on the fast track, considering it topography.

Centre exempts 3,000 sq km fragile land in Kerala from ESA

Environment Ministry has decided to exempt over 3,000 sq km environmentally fragile land in Kerala`s Western Ghats region from the category of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) demarcated by a high-level central government panel.

Mars mission to boost India`s credentials for global missions

Terming India`s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) as well thought-out and a key milestone, former ISRO Chairman K Kasturirangan Monday said it would boost New Delhi`s credentials to join future collaborative international deep-space missions.

Anil Pande handed over charge of ARIES director

The Governing Council of Aryabhatta Research Institute, headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, has handed over charge of the institute`s director to its senior most scientist Anil Pande.

Western Ghats report has imperialist mindset: Ecologist

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil has picked holes in former ISRO head K Kasturirangan`s HLWG report on the environmentally sensitive Western Ghats.

`Mars mission to boost India`s global credentials`

India`s proposed Mars mission in November would boost New Delhi`s credentials to become a partner in international ventures of such kind in the future, veteran space scientist K Kasturirangan said.

NASA`s Curiosity landing mind boggling, extraordinary: Space experts

A top Indian space scientist today hailed NASA`s feat of robotic `Curiosity` spacecraft successfully landing on Mars, terming the accomplishment mind-boggling and extraordinary mission.