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China launched four satellites in two days

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Washington (ANI): While the world was occupied with NASA and Space X launching first manned orbital spaceflight from the US, China made space strides of its own with two successful rocket flights back to back.

According to, China blasted off two flights at the same time NASA launched its Demo-2 mission toward the International Space Station on May 30.

Beijing first launched two new technology-demonstrating satellites at 4:13 am (Beijing time).The satellites rose successfully into space aboard a Long March-11 rocket, according to Chinese state media outlet CCTV.

"Peng Kunya, a chief designer of the Long March-11, said that it was the first time that the Long March-11 was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, proving its adaptability to different launch sites," CCTV said in its report.

Withing 36 hours, China sent another satellite duo aloft from the country's northwest region. A Long March-2D rocket blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on May 31 at 4:53 p.m. Beijing time (4:53 a.m. EDT or 0853 GMT).

According to Xinhua, one of the satellites was Gaofen-9. The civilian remote sensing satellite can take photographs with a resolution of roughly 3.3 feet (1 meter). "It will be used in land surveys, urban planning, road network design and crop yield estimates, as well as disaster relief," Xinhua stated.

The other satellite is HEAD-4. It is designed to support the Internet of Things (IoT), which allows connected devices to send and receive information from orbit.

On May 30, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully took off from Kennedy Space Center for the International Space Station (ISS), with two NASA astronauts -- Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.

The Spacecraft is the first to take the American astronauts to orbit from American soil in nearly a decade and took off at 3:22 pm Eastern Time. (ET).

TTD complained to police against many people for spreading false information

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Tirumala (ANI): Trinumala Police has registered cases against  individials for allegedly spreading face news about Tirumala temple through social media plateforms, an official statement of the shrine said on Saturday.

The Tirumala- Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) lodged a complaint against a person who allegedly posted fake news on social media stating that TTD board member Sudha Narayana Murthy has resigned.

Another case was against an individual for posting that the Tirumala temple was a Buddhist monastery in past, Duddha's idol was changed into the idol of Lord Balaji. "Wrong information was posted on an FB page ( on May 7, 2020.

That post claims that the Tirumala temple was Buddhist monastery in past, Duddha's idol was changed into the idol of Lord Balaji, tonsuring was not Hindu custom; but a Buddhist tradition," TTD said. TTD complained on those FB page admins and Tirumala 2 town Police Station have filed a case in that regard, it said.

According to the statement, TTD also received a complaint against the Tamil actor Shivkumar citing that he has posted a video on social media urging devotees to not visit Tirumala.

According to complaint, a man named Tamil Maiyyan, had complained to Tirumala-Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) via email saying the actor had posted a video on social media urging devotees to not visit Tirumala as anti-social activities were allegedly taking place in Tirumala.

After that, the TTD lodged a complaint with the Tirumala 2 police against the actor, and a case was registered. (ANI)

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