World  /  Published 15.04.20

Missiles fired after Trump’s Kim praise

North Korea fired two projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, hours after President Trump said he had received a “very beautiful letter” from the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un.The projectiles ...
By Choe Sang-Hun/New York Times News Service in Seoul

Science  /  Published 13.04.20

A suit for the moon

Nasa has recently introduced two prototype spacesuits to be used during upcoming moon missions.The new spacesuits will offer improvements over existing models, including greater comfort and movement. ...

Books  /  Published 14.03.20

One more win for Jack Reacher

Fans of Lee Child’s intimidating, rangy and wildly-popular protagonist, Jack Reacher, were waiting with bated breath for Blue Moon, the latest installment in the Reacher suspense series after 23 nea...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Photos  /  Published 12.03.20

Worm supermoon 2020

If you just missed the last full supermoon of the winter, look up to the skies again. This month's supermoon, which appeared on Monday evening, will be visible till Wednesday.Here are glimpses of the ...
By Our bureau and agencies in

Science  /  Published 08.03.20

No fanfare, just scientific study of the moon

China’s robotic Chang’e-4 spacecraft did something last year that had never been done before: it landed on the moon’s far side, and Yutu-2, a small rover it was carrying, began trundling through...
By Kenneth Chang/NYTNS in

World  /  Published 25.02.20

Minister infected as Iran virus toll hits 16

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures...
By Reuters in Beijing

World  /  Published 20.02.20

South Korea reports first coronavirus death

South Korea reported its first death from the new coronavirus on Thursday, while the mayor of Daegu urged his 2.5 million people to refrain from going outside as viral infections, linked to a church c...
By AP in Seoul

Entertainment  /  Published 13.02.20

Riya Sen is set to launch her app officially

Riya Sen’s Instagram has been buzzing with frenzied activity for the past few days. A torrent of BTSs and glamorous glimpses is only app-t since the pretty actress now has her own app, Riya Sen The ...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Science  /  Published 29.12.19

Science stories that shaped 2019

This was the year of quantum physics, which redefined the kilogram and the computer. It was also the year of teamwork. Hundreds of scientists across the globe worked together to do the seemingly impos...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Science  /  Published 24.11.19

Can we call mission Chandrayaan-2 successful when it failed to land?

The saga of Vikram, the lander of Chandrayaan-2, seems never-ending. Like a long-running TV soap we were told for the last 10 years that this remarkable mission to the moon would reveal many unknown s...
By Sandip Chakrabarti in Calcutta


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