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Now Odisha Police uses Gully Boy memes to spread awareness about road safety

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police is making the best use of social media to spread awareness on issues like traffic rules, women’s safety and fake news. Interestingly, the police department is using movie dialogues and memes to spread message.   Earlier, the memes of Salman Khan-starrer Race 3, used by the state police department to convey road safety message to commuters had taken the internet by storm. The messages are also quite prominent as...

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PM Modi will auction his gifts to enliven ‘clean Ganga’ project

Narendra Modi (2nd from right) laughs with former Indian cricketers (L-R) V. V. S. Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev after they presented Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with a gift during a reception in Melbourne. (PTI)

New Delhi: The government will be auctioning about 1,900 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the funds raised will be used for the project to clean river Ganga, according to a statement. The items that would be auctioned include paintings, sculptures, shawls, pagris, jackets and traditional musical instruments from across the country. "The physical auction will be conducted January 27 and 28, 2019 at National Gallery of Modern Art,...

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Sitharaman, Gowda to participate in seer Shivakumara’s last rites

New Delhi: Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and BJP leader D V Sadananda Gowda will represent the government at the last rites of noted social reformer and prominent Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami Tuesday. The two ministers will offer floral tributes on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and represent the Centre, official sources said.   The seer passed away at 111 due to age related ailments at Siddaganga Mutt on the outskirts...

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SC to take ‘in-chamber’ decision on listing of plea challenging Article 35-A

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would take an "in-chamber" decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Advocate Bimal Roy had mentioned the matter before the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Sanjiv Khanna. He sought urgent hearing of the petition,...

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Hermits on stir: State’s neglect delaying water project

Dhenkanal: Protesting delay in launching water project for 13 villages including Jaronda, the hub of Mahima cult in Dhenkanal district, hermits, locals and BJP leaders have launched a sit-in at the Collectorate here, Monday.   Though the Centre had sanctioned Rs 23.73 crore for the water project, it has been reportedly unutilised for the past three years....

minor impregnated; kin report to cops

Nabarangpur: Relatives of a minor girl who was impregnated by a boy of the locality are moving from pillar to post seeking justice. The family members have approached the District Collector, District Child Protection Officer and the additional superintendent of police in this regard as the police did not arrest the accused for reasons better known to...

You Tuber makes crores by kissing beautiful girls

There are many ways to earn money and fame in the world. But, in this age of technology and social media, people are making good use of online platform to earn easy and quick money. Not only do social media give quick money but also provides name and fame. It is just that one has to know the...

Scientific consensus is hardening that in order for Earth to avoid the worst scourges of climate change, emissions must peak by 2020 and drastically reduce thereafter

World to miss 2020 climate ‘turning point’: analysis

The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday. Even as Earth is buffeted by superstorms, droughts and flooding made worse by rising seas, and as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise globally, an analysis by the World Resources...

BJP calls EVM hackathon Congress sponsored

New Delhi: The BJP Tuesday alleged that the EVM row sprouting from London where a US-based self-claimed cyber expert said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged and that EVMs can be hacked was a "conspiracy" sponsored by the Congress to defame the country's election process. Speaking to the media here, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned...

31 Rohingya Muslims arrested on Indo-Bangla border

New Delhi: The police arrested Tuesday 31 Rohingya Muslims stranded on the Indo-Bangla border after they were denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree on what to do with members of the community fleeing a crackdown in India. The BJP government regards the Rohingya as illegal aliens and a security risk, and has ordered...

Prime Minister Theresa May faces a bid by MPs to force a new approach on Brexit (AFP)

Is Britain going towards a second referendum: Brexit

British MPs frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy are seeking to force a new approach, which could include delaying Britain's exit from the EU and holding a second referendum. Why now? The House of Commons rejected May's withdrawal deal last week, leaving Britain on course to exit the EU on March 29 with no deal....

The plea is challenging the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019.

Plea in SC challenges 10 pc quota to poor in general category

New Delhi: A plea challenging the Centre's decision to grant 10 per cent quota to economically weaker people of general category in jobs and education was filed in the Supreme Court Monday. The plea, challenging the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 which paved the way for grant of reservation to poor general category candidates, has been filed...

US man charged with espionage in Russia possessed state secrets

Moscow: Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of espionage in Russia has been found with ‘evidence that constitutes state secrets’, his lawyer said Tuesday. Whelan, the global security director for the Michigan-based automotive components supplier BorgWarner, was arrested here December 28, 2018, on suspicion of carrying out an act of espionage, according to the Federal Security Service...

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