NASA astronaut shares ordeal, experience of emergency landing after aborted launch

NASA astronaut shares ordeal, experience of emergency landing after aborted launch

The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col Nick Hague on Tuesday described the closest call of his career: His space capsule violently ripped from his damaged rocket shortly after liftoff, then with lights flashing and alarms sounding, plunged steeply back to Earth with punishing force.  Hague said he and his commander, Russian Alexei Ovchinin, were flung from side to side and shoved back hard into their seats, as the drama unfolded 50 kilometers above Kazakhstan last…

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Sabarimala Temple Row

Sabarimala Temple Row

Security is heightened in Kerala as Sabarimala Temple   opens for the first time since the historic Supreme Court verdict that allows women of all ages inside the premises. Amid threats of “mass suicides” and disruption, the famous Sabarimala Temple in Kerala will open its doors on Wednesday evening at 5 pm —  including for women devotees of all ages. Tensions are running high in Kerala as the gates to the hill shrine will be opened for the first time since the Supreme Court lifted the age-old entry ban on women in the…

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Malaika Arora on Sajid Khan accused of sexual harassment

Malaika Arora on Sajid Khan accused of sexual harassment

At the launch of India’s Got Talent 8, Malaika Arora sat down for a group interaction with journalists. Apart from hailing the talent that has come on the show, the model-actor also shed light on the #MeToo movement. Malaika said, “I am really glad that women are getting the courage to speak up. Also, I want to request all journalists to support these women. They should have the confidence that their voices will not be ridiculed and trolled. We need to listen to them and believe them.” Malaika Arora has previously…

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‘All allegations fabricated, spiced up, will take legal action’ MJ Akbar

'All allegations fabricated, spiced up, will take legal action'

Union minister MJ Akbar has said the allegations of sexual harassment against him are “fabricated” and “spiced up”. He said he will take legal actions against the women journalists who have made these allegations against him. “The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice. I could not reply earlier as I was on an official tour abroad,” he said. Akbar in a statement to news agency ANI said, “Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever be…

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Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe

A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and U.S. astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.The rocket was carrying U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin. Footage from inside the Soyuz showed the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing.The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around 1 km…

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