Big Asteroid To Pass Safely By Earth On September 1: NASA

A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of seven million kilometres, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances, according to NASA.Asteroid Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size. Measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer mission indicate it is about 4.4 kilometres in size.

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Clarify Whether Taj Mahal is Mausoleum or Temple: CIC to Govt

The Central Information Commission has asked the Union culture ministry to respond to an RTI plea on whether the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Shahjahan or a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughals by a Rajput king.The question – forwarded as an lternative narrative of history and the subject of various court cases – which reached the CIC through an RTI plea is now at the culture ministry’s door.

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Defence experts call for declaring Hafiz Saeed ‘international terrorist,’ Pak ‘terror state’

JuD chief and mastermind of Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed has reportedly deciding to launch his own political party in Pakistan, defence experts called on India to accelerate its initiative to declare the former as an international terrorist globally and Pakistan a terror state. Defence expert said that by Saeed getting approval to form a political party, Pakistan will declare itself a terror state.

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Terror funding: Separatists arrested from Valley to be produced before special NIA court

The Separatist leaders arrested from Jammu and Kashmir for funding terror in the Valley by the NIA will be produced before a special NIA court here today. On June 24, seven Separatists – Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Bitta Karate were arrested. A day after their arrest they were later sent to 10-day NIA custody.

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Kashmir Separatist Leader Shabir Shah Arrested by Enforcement Directorate For Money Laundering

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday arrested Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah in connection with a money laundering case against him for alleged terror financing. Officials said Shah was arrested in Srinagar and is expected to be brought to Delhi on Wednesday. He would be produced in a court here.

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