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7_earth_like_planets Science & Tech 

New solar system with seven earth like planets found

For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth like planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. According to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery, these planets are nearly 40 light-years away. These planets revolve around a star called Trappist-1 which is barely the size of Jupiter. Though more research needs to be done on those planets atmosphere, which current data in hand, scientists believe that three of these planets could be habitable as they probably might have water. Scientists proclaim that these rocky planets could also support some kind of…

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indian_army_attacked_kashmir News & Politics 

3 soldiers martyred and 4 injured in J&K

Jammu & Kashmir: Militants ambushed an army patrol vehicle in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning and killed three Army soldiers, injured four, two of them are critically  injured. One female civilian was also killed in the firing. Search and combing operations are underway to root out the terrorists. Security forces have cordoned off the area. This is the fourth such encounter in three weeks.  

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Snapdeal to layoff 600 employees

Bengaluru: India’s third largest online market place – Snapdeal announced on wednesday that it is laying off around 600 of its employees. The lay-offs will affect employees across levels, and the process will be carry on for the next few days. The company’s co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal sent out an email to anxious staff, admitting they took several wrong decisions over the past two-three years amid a funding frenzy and that it was time to course-correct. The communication from the founders follows a cost-cutting drive by Snapdeal to conserve cash. The…

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BMC 2017 Poll Results: Siva Sena in the lead

Counting of votes in the elections for BMC and nine other municipal corporations is underway. Elections for the 227-member Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took place on Tuesday and counting of votes began on Thursday. Voter turnout hit a record 55 per cent, the strongest response to a civic poll in the city in 25 years. What makes this year polls more interesting is that long time allies – BJP and Shiv Sena have parted their ways and contested against each other furiously. This year poll marks a great significance for both Shiv…

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ISRO launches 104 satellites, sets a world record

SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created world record on Wednesday by successfully launching 104 satellites in a single mission. The earlier world record was of 37 satellites held by Russian Space Agency. The ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) took off on Wednesday morning at 9:28am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota as scheduled. The rocket started placing all 104 satellites into their designated orbits after seventeen minutes of its flight. Out of these 104 satellites, 101 satellites belonged to six foreign countries out of which 96 are from the USA and…

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