NASA’s Perseverance Rover sends back panoramic view of landing site.

[gallery ids="86671,86672,86673,86674,86675,86676,86677,86678"]NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover sent back its first high-definition view of its new home on Mars’ Jezero Crater on February 21, after rotating its mast, or "head," 360 degrees, allowing the rover's Mastcam-Z instrument to capture its first...

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Nepalese mountaineers seal first ever winter summit of K2.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="86461,86462,86463,86464,86465,86466,86467,86468,86469,86470,86471,86472"]A team of ten Nepalese climbers that made the first winter summit of K2, the world’s second tallest peak, arrived in the country to a heroes' welcome on January 26. The men, who climbed the 8,611 metre...

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Farmers’ “Rail Roko” agitation observed in several parts of the country.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="86289,86290,86291,86292,86293,86294,86295,86296,86297"]A nationwide “Rail Roko” protest called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha against the new farm laws was observed between 12 noon and 4 pm on February 18. The "rail roko" marks the 85th day since farmers from gathered at Delhi’s...

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Myanmar protests resume after violent crackdown and internet shutdown.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="86054,86055,86056,86057,86058,86059,86060,86061"]Anti-coup protests in Myanmar resumed on February 16 following violence against protesters by security forces and internet shutdown for a second straight night. Protesters also blocked train services between Yangon and Mawlamyine,...

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Rescue teams race to find survivors at Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="85840,85841,85842,85843,85844,85845,85846,85847"]Using drones and remote-sensing equipment, rescue teams intensified efforts on February 10 to reach an estimated 25-35 men trapped in the sludge-choked Tapovan tunnel since the Uttarakhand glacier disaster three days ago and the over...

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Myanmar police cracks down on crowds defying protest ban.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="85592,85593,85594,85595,85596,85597,85598,85599,85600"]The biggest protests in more than a decade have swept Myanmar to denounce the coup and demand the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. The deposed 75-year-old elected leader first came to prominence in 1988 during a very different...

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Snowfall in higher reaches of North India; Delhi air quality improves.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="85381,85382,85383,85384,85385,85386,85387,85388"]On February 4, many parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall, resulting in heavy traffic and road blockage because of the accumulation of snow. Flight operations in Srinagar were affected for the second...

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Budget 2021.

[gallery ids="85094,85095,85096,85097,85098,85099,85100,85101"]Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman released her third budget that under the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on February 1. The first budget of the new decade comes amidst a pandemic hit economy and farmers' protests. The finance minister...

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Violent protests in locked-down Lebanon.

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Republic Day parade amid Covid-19 and Tractor Rally against farm laws.

[gallery ids="84647,84648,84649,84650,84651,84652,84653,84654,84655,84656"]India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today. Hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, celebrations were considerably muted. Indian armed forces contingents marched in smaller formations compared to earlier years, motorcycle stunts and veterans...

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