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GSLV propels India into exclusive club
ISRO�s heavy-duty rocket with indigenous cryogenic booster blasts off successfully, injects GSAT-14 into orbit
raj chengappa 
in shriharikota

January 5
India joined the big league of space powers at 4.35 pm today when its mega launcher, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle or GSLV-D5, powered by sophisticated rocket technology, including for the first time an indigenously built state-of-the-art cryogenic booster, successfully blasted off from the Shriharikota (SHAR) launch pad in coastal Andhra Pradesh.
"Team ISRO has done it. It is a major achievement and signals a coming of age and maturity of India�s space rocket technology. It�s the culmination of a 20-year effort that began in 1992. We have repaid our debt to the country." Dr K. Radhakrishnan, chairman, isro

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The �naughty boy� of space tamed
Shriharikota, January 5
ISRO Chairman Radhakrishnan at the press conference after India successfully launched rejuvenated indigenous cryogenic engine-fitted GSLV-D5 carrying communication satellite GSAT-14 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Sunday. Scientists fondly call the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) the �naughty boy� of India�s space programme. That�s because despite the success of today�s launch at Shriharikota, Dr K Radhakrishnan, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman points out, �We have had a mixed bag of success with GSLV flights.�

ISRO Chairman Radhakrishnan at the press conference after India successfully launched rejuvenated indigenous cryogenic engine-fitted GSLV-D5 carrying communication satellite GSAT-14 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Sunday. PTI

EC gears up for multi-phase LS polls starting mid-April
New Delhi, January 5
The Lok Sabha polls will be held between mid-April and early May in five or six phases and will involve about 800 million voters, highly-placed sources in the Election Commission said today. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim will also go polls for their state Assemblies along with the Lok Sabha elections.


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Will contest all LS seats in Delhi, Haryana: AAP
New Delhi, January 5
The Aam Aadmi Party will launch a national campaign to enrol new members from January 10, while it refused to contest all 545 seats in the Lok Sabha elections slated for mid-April. The party has planned to field candidates from maximum number +of seats, but abstained from giving an exact figure.

Modi promises to reform taxation system
New Delhi, January 5
Those waiting to see BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi give a "befitting reply" to PM Manmohan Singh's scathing observation that the Gujarat CM as the PM would be "disastrous for the nation" were not disappointed. Though he tactically refrained from naming either Singh or any other Congress leader in his speech, when he referred to the people who speak "annap shannap" (nonsense), it was clear to who he was referring to.

India, China moot trade corridor
New Delhi, January 5
The ambitious Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) trade corridor has finally begun to take shape. Top officials of the four countries held their first-ever dialogue on setting up the trade corridor recently in China.

Miffed seniors not to attend Punjab Cong meet
Chandigarh, January 5
The Congress high command�s warning to Punjab leaders against making their differences �public� may have the desired impact of silencing party office-bearers participating in the special meeting tomorrow, but fissures in the party will be clearly visible with general secretary Jagmohan Singh Kang and secretary Jagdarshan Kaur announcing that they will not attend the meeting.


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