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Selfie turns fatal for Rajasthan tourist
Jaipur : The craze for a selfie turned fatal for a 23-year-old tourist to the Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city on Tuesday, police said.
 
The man named Nikhil was trying to click a selfie on Tuesday evening when he fell down from the ramparts of the fort in Jodhpur, over 350 km from here.
 
"Nikhil had gone to the fort with his friends in the afternoon. While he was trying to click a selfie, he lost his balance and fell down near a temple from where he was rushed to the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital where he was declared dead," a police official told IANS over phone.
 
The deceased man's family has been informed, while police have launched an investigation.
 
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Jaitley supports limited practice by foreign lawyers in India
London : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has expressed support for enabling foreign lawyers to establish a presence in India.
 
Britain's Justice Minister Shailesh Vara welcomed the announcement.
 
Jaitley made the statement in course of the 8th UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue which he held with his counterpart George Osborne.
 
Britain has been seeking access to the Indian market to offer legal services for several years.
 
Jaitley's support was for foreign lawyers to "provide legal advice on non-Indian law".
 
Such advice is to be rendered as per regulations to be framed, which are likely to include employing or entering into partnerships with Indian lawyers.
 
The implementation in the matter is subject to a memorandum of understanding being signed between the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Bar Council of India.
 
Justice Minister Vara commended the positive discussions on liberalisation of the Indian legal services sector at the Economic and Financial Dialogue.
 
Welcoming Jaitley's support for the process, Vara said: "I am delighted with the progress made in seeking to liberalise the Indian legal sector and I commend Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's commitment.
 
"This is a cause that I have been championing personally for many years, ever since I saw the value liberalisation would bring when working as a solicitor.
 
"The UK's experience of an open legal services sector has been a hugely positive one, giving business the access it needs to international legal advice and helping make London the global legal hub it has become.
 
"I am confident that India's decision to move down this path will benefit everyone, and be a real catalyst for bilateral trade and investment. My department stands ready to help the Indian government progress this important reform in any way that would be helpful."
 
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India launches fifth navigation satellite in textbook style
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) : India on Wednesday successfully put into orbit in textbook style its fifth navigation satellite called IRNSS-1E powered by its own PSLV rocket.
 
India's successful launch - its first this year - has now moved it closer to joining a select group of nations possessing their own satellite navigation systems.
 
The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) consists of a constellation of seven satellites of which five - IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C, IRNSS-1D and IRNSS-1E-have been put into orbit till date. 
 
Exactly at 9.31 a.m., the 44.4-metre high Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket weighing 320 tonnes blasted off into the morning sky with an orange flame tailing it.
 
Gathering speed every second, the rocked zoomed ahead amid cheers of ISRO officials and a media team assembled at the rocket port here.
 
At the rocket mission control room, Indian space scientists with bated breath remained glued to their computer screens to watch the rocket escape the earth's gravitational pull.
 
Just over 19 minutes into the flight, the PSLV rocket detatched from IRNSS-1E.
 
Soon after the ejection into the orbit, the satellite's solar panels were deployed.
 
The satellite's control was taken over by the Mission Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Karnataka.
 
The MCF will manage the satellite's orbit and fire the on-board motors till it is placed in its slotted orbit. 
 
The Indian space agency's officials earlier told IANS that the concept of IRNSS has been proved a success by the signals received from the first four orbiting navigation satellites.
 
According to officials, two more navigation satellites will be launched soon to complete the launch of seven satellites required for a fully functional system. The IRNSS system also includes two satellites on the ground as stand-by.
 
Each satellite costs around Rs.150 crore while the PSLV-XL version rocket costs around Rs.130 crore. The seven rockets would involve an outlay of around Rs.910 crore. 
 
The space agency's officials said IRNSS system was unique in the sense that it comprises of only seven satellites while other similar systems in the world have more than 20 satellites.
 
However, while other systems are global, the Indian system is regional in nature.
 
Once fully operational, the IRNSS will provide accurate position information service to users across the country and the region, extending up to an area of 1,500 km. While ISRO is silent on the system's strategic application, it is clear that the IRNSS will be used for defence purposes as well.
 
The IRNSS is similar to the global positioning system (GPS) of the US (24 satellites), Glonass of Russia, and Galileo of Europe, China's Beidou.
 
While GPS and Glonass are fully functional global systems, the Chinese and the Japanese systems are offering regional coverage whereas Europe's Galileo is yet to be operational.
 
The IRNSS will provide two types of services - standard positioning service and restricted service. 
 
The former is provided to all users whereas the later is an encrypted service for authorised users.
 
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