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SpaceX rocket set for launch this morning

SpaceX rocket set for launch this morning

NASA officials said they will review the possibility of flying future space station cargo missions on reused rockets on a case-by-case basis. The mission, codenamed CRS-13, is its 13th resupply mission for the ISS. The cargo load includes two NASA-sponsored experiments to monitor the sun's energy output, a key driver of Earth's climate, and measure the density and distribution of space junk in the space station's orbit.


Sensex crashes to 600.51 points as results indicate Congress leading

Sensex crashes to 600.51 points as results indicate Congress leading

Around 11 am, shortly after the Prime Minister's arrival in parliament for the winter session, leads for all of Gujarat's 182 assembly seats showed a BJP victory, but with a lower margin than in 2012. The hill state witnessed a record 75.28 per cent turnout. All exit polls had predicted a BJP win in Gujarat, with some giving the party a sweeping majority.


Court extends deadline for Aadhaar linking till March 31, 2018

Court extends deadline for Aadhaar linking till March 31, 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday will pass an interim order on a series of pleas seeking a stay on the Union Government's decision of mandatory linking of Aadhaar on Friday. The crux will, however, have to await the final verdict of the Constitution Bench, which will begin hearings from January 17 on whether Aadhaar is an infringement of privacy.


Disruptions defects Rajya Sabha proceedings on first day

Disruptions defects Rajya Sabha proceedings on first day

The BJP president has, however, maintained that though he is joining the Rajya Sabha he will not take up any official position in the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. The 53-year-old expressed his gratitude with folded hands and cheery smile. Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, HRD Minister Prakash Javedkar and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani also thumped and clapped to greet Shah.


Is China closely tracking Gujarat election results?

Is China closely tracking Gujarat election results?

Exuding confidence that Congress would return to power for the sixth time in the state, Singh said after interacting with the people in different parts of the state, he was confident that they favoured his party. The main contestants from the BJP are Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani (Rajkot West), Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel (Mehsana) and state BJP unit president Jitu Vaghani (Bhavnagar West).


May Praises EU Move Delivering 'Smooth' Brexit

May Praises EU Move Delivering 'Smooth' Brexit

The leaders have also adopted a set of guidelines spelling out their terms for a transition period, and a rough timetable for the next few months. To kick off those transition talks, the European Union commission is expected to propose a negotiating mandate next Wednesday to be adopted by member states in January.