Newspaper Headlines: Chandrayaan-2 Lander Hits Snag During Historic Moon Landing Attempt

Updated: September 07, 2019 07:44 IST

ISRO this morning lost contact with Chandryaan-2 lander as India tried to become the fourth nation to make a soft landing on the lunar surface.

Newspaper Headlines: Chandrayaan-2 Lander Hits Snag During Historic Moon Landing Attempt
On the TOI front page is the big story from India that has made global headlines. ISRO lost contact with Chadrayaan-2, India's second lunar exploration mission, this morning as it was trying to make a historic attempt to soft land a rover on the lunar surface. The decade-old dream came to end just minutes before lander Vikram was expected to land on the moon. "This is not a small achievement," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who who was watching the landing from the mission control room, adding that ISRO will succeed in another attempt.
Newspaper Headlines: Chandrayaan-2 Lander Hits Snag During Historic Moon Landing Attempt
"India's dream of landing a spacecraft on moon lay shattered," reports the daily with a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with ISRO chief K Sivan after Vikram lander was unable to control its speed while landing on the lunar surface. "Be courageous," PM Modi told the space scientists. The United States on Friday again expressed concern over situation in Jammu and Kashmir, nearly a month after the central government scrapped its special status. The remark comes more than a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US President Donald Trump that Kashmir is an internal issue.
Newspaper Headlines: Chandrayaan-2 Lander Hits Snag During Historic Moon Landing Attempt
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar reiterated India's stand on Friday that decision on Article 370 of the constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is an "internal issue". "Article 370 was the only temporary provision of the Indian constitution. The word temporary means something comes to an end," he said at an event hosted by Hindustan Times, the daily reports. Another important story on the first page of the daily is the top court's decision to review the amended anti-terror law cleared by parliament last month.
Newspaper Headlines: Chandrayaan-2 Lander Hits Snag During Historic Moon Landing Attempt
Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to centre on amended anti-terror law, which was cleared by parliament last month. Petitions have said that the amended law is violative of Article 14, Article 19 and Article 21 of the constitution, the daily reports. In Kashmir, restrictions were back in some areas and Friday prayers were not allowed in major mosques. Along with this story is the report on sedition case Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid over her tweets alleging torture by armed forces.
Newspaper Headlines: Chandrayaan-2 Lander Hits Snag During Historic Moon Landing Attempt
Restrictions and protests in Kashmir have also been covered on the frot page of Telegraph. Another important story on the first page is Kartanaka IAS officer S Sasikanth Senthil stepping down, days after Kerala IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigned. "Blocks of democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner," Mr Senthil said.

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