If we didn’t start off today’s news with this, we would have to kick ourselves. On the National front, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). Made us all so proud today.
104 Satellites, One ISRO
History was created at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9:28 a.m. on February 15, 2017. The PSLV C37 Rocket launched at 9:30 a.m. and a world record was created. ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites into the orbit making Russian Agency’s earlier record of 37 satellite launch look like child’s play. These 104 satellites are from six countries (one of which is India). The three satellites from India are the Carosat 2 series – the primary satellite and INS-1A and INS-1B are the other two.
There’s a lot of digging going on in Mumbai. From Andheri to Prabhadevi and beyond, all in the name of the Mumbai Metro. Here’s a City casualty.
Two Crores Spent on BKC Bus Lane, MMRDA To Now Take Them Off
In a classic case of wasting taxpayer’s money, the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) has decided to remove the dedicated bus lanes it had installed at BKC to make way for Metro’s construction. These barricades were put up in October 2015 and the initiative was supposed to replicated across Mumbai.
Man Killed Because He Refused to Dance
A 21-year-old man was killed by his 24-year-old friend for refusing to dance at a birthday party. The victim was hit on the head by a wooden plank during an argument and succumbed to his injuries.
Prisoner Bribes Navi Mumbai Cops with 40K for Booty Call with Wife
Ten policemen have been suspended after facilitating an undertrial’s conjugal meeting with his wife at a South Mumbai hotel. Hanumant Sadashiv Patil allegedly escaped from police custody at JJ Hospital but was actually at the hotel with his wife. He had bribed three cops who even stood guard outside Patil’s room and hotel!
Today’s World news comes from two extremes of the globe. One is the Sikh community in California, the second involves murder, Malaysians and North Koreans.
Californian Gurudwaras Take In Lake Oroville Evacuees
Heavy rains last week caused California’s Lake Oroville to overflow which meant 188,000 residents of nearby areas were affected and many had nowhere to go. Members of the Sikh Community in Northern California opened up their hearts and their gurudwaras to those who were in need of a place to stay. They offered food, shelter, medical aid and beds for those in need.
Malaysia Arrests Woman Suspected of Killing Kim Jong Nam
Malaysian police have arrested a woman carrying Vietnamese documents under suspicion that she might be involved in the murder/assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Today in History, we had an option to celebrate the birthday of a man who’s making us laugh since the 1980s or celebrate the life of one of India’s greatest poets who died today.
We have grown up laughing with them, our parents grew up laughing with them and chances are, our children will also do the same. Feb 15, 1954 is the birthday of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Happy birthday Matt!
Remembering Mirza Ghalib
It’s the 148th anniversary of Mirza Ghalib’s death. His poetry made us look at life in a very different way. Here are some of his best poems and their translations. Now, you can pretend to be a great shayar.
It’s time for some Bieber fever. Check out our Entertainment updates.
Justin Bieber to Perform in India in May
Bielibers rejoice! Canadian pop sensation has confirmed that he will be performing in India on May 10. And this is going to be a full-fledged concert at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Time to brush up on all those lyrics.
Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt To Star in Ayan Mukerji’s Dragon
Whoa! Just whoa! This is a cast to die for. Ayan Mukerji has pulled off a coup with getting three of the hottest names in Bollywood to star in his upcoming film Dragon. Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will all come together under Mukerji for this superhero flick.
The world’s fastest man makes it to our Sports update along with Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Usain Bolt, Simone Biles Win Laureus Sportsperson of the Year Award
Usain Bolt equaled another record as he won the Laureus Sportsperson of the Year Award for the fourth time while gymnast Simone Biles won the top honour in the women’s category. Bolt stands at 1.95 metres while Biles is just 1.45, but they are both giants today.
Two Valentines, Two Loves
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni both were trending on social media today because of pictures they uploaded on V-Day. While Virat’s pic proclaimed his love for Anushka Sharma, Dhoni was seen crawling on the ground with Ziva, his daughter.
We’ve got feedback from you asking us to include some gadget and app news in our Tech section. Here’s the first shot from us. Let us know what you think of it.
Facebook Launching App For Watching Videos on TV
Facebook is soon launching an app that will enable its users to watch Facebook videos on smart TVs, the company said in a blogpost. A huge plus is that users can now scroll through their news feed on their phones and watch the video on TVs. Yay! Way to get more addicted.