Pakistan committed to send first astronaut to space by 2022: Minister
Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:28 PM
Pakistan Federal-Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the country was committed to send its first-astronaut to space by 2022. China would collaborate with Pakistan in its space mission, he said during an interview adding the selection process for the astronaut would start in 2020, reports The-News-International. The Minister added that out of them only one would be sent to space.
Must build better planet for future generations: Mamata Banerjee
Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:26 PM
West-Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has stressed the need to preserve the environment for making the planet a better place to live for future-generations. On the International-Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on Monday, Banerjee said everyone should work together towards the cause. The United Nations General Assembly had in 1994 proclaimed September-16 as the International-Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
Bees delay Kolkata-Agartala flight
Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:25 PM
A Kolkata-Agartala Air India flight was delayed for around two hours on Sunday after a swarm of bees was noticed in front of the aircraft while it was taxiing towards the main runway here, an airlines official said. The plane with 136 passengers and crew members on board the AI 743 flight was scheduled to depart at 9.40 am.