Monday, August 26, 2013

Inspired by the flying spy camera in the movie 3 Idiots, Kolkata's 21 year old Subhanjan Saha claims to have built a drone


The Uttar Pradesh administration arresting leaders of the Vishva Hindu Parishad on Sunday is covered extensively by the press.  The Hindu writes that key sadhus and temple seers in Ayodhya lashed out at the VHP for using the Ram Mandir issue for political gains. "Ayodhya Seers flay VHP for playing politics with Ram", reads the  headline the paper of the story in the paper.

With decks looking clear for smooth functioning of the rest of parliament's monsoon session, UPA floor managers have prioritized the government's legislative agenda, with the Food Bill at the top, says the Hindustan Times.

The Indian Express writes that with infrastructure growth on the decline, the Centre is fixing a month's deadline, for key departments to conclude government clearances that have stalled nine major infrastructure projects.

The Joint Admission Board for IIT's which met on Sunday in Delhi to review the IIT entrance test format, has decided that they should not be any change in the IIT exam next year, reports Hindustan Times.

Business Line of The Hindu writes that the Prime Minister's office is in favour of opening up the fast growing e-retail sector to foreign direct investment - a move that will allow global majors such as Amazon and e Bay to invest in the country.

The Navy should have a deep submergence rescue vessel for each coastal flank" writes the Hindu quoting a Naval official, who says the first 72 hours after a submarine accident are 'vital' as trapped sailors stand a good chance of survival. Ironically, the government had taken the first step towards purchase of a such vessel a week before the INS Sindurakshak went down, says the paper.

And finally, inspired by the flying spy camera in the movie 3 Idiots, Kolkata's 21 year old Subhanjan Saha claims to have built a drone, writes the Times of India. Built with scrap metal and pieces of plastic, the drone packs enough power to fly ten kilometers at a stretch - at a height between 5,000 to 10,000 feet and take clear ground photographs and instantly relay them to the operator, says the paper.

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