ISRO Releases First Image Captured By Cartosat-2 Series

ISRO Releases First Image Captured By Cartosat-2 Series

ISRO released an image of a part of Indore with Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre. The image was captured by the satellite on Monday. Cartosat-2 series is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40 on Jan 12

CHENNAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday released the first image captured by Cartosat-2 series satellite, four


This wallaby halted traffic by hopping across the Sydney Harbor Bridge

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A wallaby is seen amid vegetation on Sept. 7, 2011. SYDNEY) — A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit.

The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days.

Swamp wallabies, which are smaller marsupials than their kangaroo cousins, are common across eastern Australia, but are rarely seen in cities.

The startled wallaby hopped across the bridge’s eight lanes of traffic an hour before sunrise then turned onto an expressway on the harbor’s southern shore toward the Sydney Opera House. pursuing police car with flashing lights videoed the animal’s steady bounding before a police officer captured him near the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and wrangled him into a horse float, police said.

Veterinarian Larry Vogelnest said the wallaby was “quite distressed” but he gave it a tranquilizer before taking it to the wildlife hospital at nearby Taronga Zoo.

It had some minor grazes on its face and its hind legs,” Vogelnest told reporters. There don’t seem to be any major injuries.

Vogel said he did not know where the wallaby had come from or how it found its way to the bridge.

It’s unusual obviously to have a wallaby running around on the Harbor Bridge, but there are more and more of these wallabies turning up in bush land close to the city,” Vogelnest said.

A motorist who identified himself as Ray told Sydney Radio 2GB of his surprise at seeing police cars with flashing lights pursuing a wallaby.

I’m from the bush, I’m used to seeing them running all over the place, but I’ve never seen one so close in the city before,” Ray said.


Riots in Pak over rape of 8-year-old

Two people died and dozens more were injured at protests about the alleged rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Pakistan.

Angered at the lack of arrests the killing of Zainab Ansari, hundreds off people took to the streets of the city of Kasur in eastern Punjab.

Some attacked a police station and government buildings while local media captured others throwing rocks and smashing car windows with sticks.

Ansari went missing on her way to her religious studies tuition, earlier this week.

Confirming she was raped, police said he body was found dumped in some rubbish.

They said six girls have been sexually assaulted in the region in recent months, and they were investigating whether there was a connection between the cases.

Ansari's parents, who had been at a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia at the time of her disappearance, have returned to Pakistan.

We will not bury our daughter until her killers are arrested," her father Ameen Ansari said.

However, a funeral service attended by thousands of people, was held for the girl.

Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who took part in the service called for the local government to be replaced, and blamed the Punjab chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif, for failing to “protect lives and honour of innocent girls” in the province.

Violence erupted before the funeral and police fired shots in the air in an attempt to disperse protesters.

Local TV captured one officers asking to halt the direct fire, while a second officer continued.

Kasur's police chief Zulfiqar Hameed refused to say whether the two people killed in the clashes had died from police gunshots.

Ansari's murder also sparked widespread outcry on social media, with thousands calling for the culprit to be brought to justice, and the hastag #Justice4Zainab trending on Twitter.

Facing calls from his political rivals to step down or face further street protests, chief minister Sharif also took to the social media site.

He said he was “deeply pained" to hear about the case, adding: "Those societies that cannot protect its children are eternally condemned. Not going to rest till the perpetrators of this dastardly act are apprehended & given severest possible punishment under the law.

Additional reporting by agencies.

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India, Pakistan NSAs met: MEA

National security advisors of India and Pakistan have held bilateral talks that focused on cross-border terrorism, a foreign ministry spokesperson in New Delhi confirmed Thursday.

that NSAs Ajit Doval and retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua held a “secret” meeting in Thailand on December 27.

Talks and terror cannot go together but talks on terror can go ahead,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

I am agreeing that talks took place and our issue was eliminating terrorism from the region. We of course raised the issue of cross-border terrorism in those talks,” he said.

Bilateral talks between the nuclear-armed neighbours are on the back-burner, with tensions running high over territorial issues and terrorism.

India accuses Pakistan-based groups of orchestrating several terror attacks on its soil, especially in the conflict-ridden Kashmir valley. Repeated ceasefire violations and casualties on both sides have added to the tension.

a group of people in a city Ties hit another roadblock when New Delhi alleged that Pakistan disregarded cultural and religious sensibilities of family members of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was captured in March 2016 and has been sentenced to death by a military court.

While Pakistan termed its decision to allow Jadhav’s family to travel to Islamabad to meet him in December as a humanitarian gesture, India said the neighbour violating mutual understandings, asserting that the Indian national appeared coerced and under considerable stress during the tightly — controlled interaction.

New Delhi says Jadhav was kidnapped in Iran where he had legitimate business interests, and brought to Pakistan. To save Jadhav, India moved the International Court of Justice, which ordered Pakistan in May to stay his execution.

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