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Front seat on a nostalgia trip

Front seat on a nostalgia trip

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The Hindu | March 11, 2017  17:26 IST|  By Jacob Koshy An old ISRO hand takes readers on an idyllic flashback into the space agency’s childhood and adolescent years Some weeks ago, the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a record 104 satellites; a feat so amazing that a top defence official in the Donald Trump administration was reportedly “shocked” on hearing of it. In the last few decades, ISRO has been able to launch hundreds of satellites and assorted payloads for government and international customers. This is due to the unswerving dependability of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) that has traversed as far as the moon and Mars. There is now a generation of adults who haven’t seen a plummeting PSLV, and Ramabhadran Aravamudan, who was among ISRO’s first
As deadline for NRIs nears, rackets rack up

As deadline for NRIs nears, rackets rack up

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With the March 31 deadline for Non-Resident Indians to exchange demonetised currency notes approaching, there has been a sudden spurt in illegal currency exchange rackets in the city. In the last week alone, Central Crime Branch officials cracked down on three scams, arrested seven people and seized ₹8 crore from people attempting to exchange their hoarded cache of old ₹1,000 and ₹500 notes. The arrested were either trying to rope in NRIs or use chartered accountants to get rid of their old currency, a senior police officer said. In the most recent case, CCB officials on Tuesday arrested a 46-year-old man on Bull Temple Road, Shankarapuram, who was carrying old notes worth ₹3 crore. The accused, Nanjunada Malegowda, 46, a resident of Shantinagar, was waiting for his contact to exchan
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