Must Read News Articles – October 9





China defends stand on blocking UN ban on Azhar: China defended its technical hold to prevent a U.N. ban on Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar saying there were different views on India’s application and that Beijing’s move will allow more time for the relevant parties to have consultations.

ISRO bracing to deploy rover on lunar surface: India is getting ready to deploy an indigenously developed rover on the lunar surface for on-site analysis of various samples and relay them to the earth station. Chandrayaan-II Mission includes launching of lunar explorations by geosynchronous launch vehicles (GSLV) with clinical precision.


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Hasina vows to clamp down on militancy: Bangladesh’s law enforcers have killed at least 11 suspected militants in three separate raids in Gazipur,  in Dhaka’s outskirts  and in Tangail district on Saturday as part of their anti-terror campaign. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vowed to clamp down terrorism with an iron fist.



Kochi researchers target residual glioma cancer cells: The prolonged period of stability of the drug provides a longer window for therapy


Stalled hydro power projects to get policy push from Center: In a bid to boost the hydro power sector, the government is planning to formulate a policy to push stalled projects and extend the benefits for renewable sources like wind and solar to hydro projects beyond 25 MW capacity.

U.S. court reinstates Apple’s patent win over Samsung: A federal appeals court reinstated a $120 million jury award for Apple Inc. against Samsung, marking the latest twist in the fierce patent war between the world’s top smart-phone manufacturers.

Fighting OPEC only for the ‘brave’ : OPEC is back in the business of influencing oil prices as Saudi Arabia works with Russia and Iran to limit output, and only “a brave person” would bet against this. With the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries now looking to limit output for the first time since 2008, the cartel can no longer be ignored.

Amid tension, cotton exports to Pakistan fall: Rising hostilities between India and Pakistan have brought their trade in cotton to a juddering halt, as traders who are worried about uncertainty over supplies and driven by patriotism hold off signing new deals.

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