Sayeed’s remarks cause uproar; Congress attacks, BJP dissociates

New Delhi/Jammu, March 2: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s controversial remarks giving credit to militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of elections caused a political uproar on Monday. The Congress demanded a parliamentary resolution while the government and

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Yogendra, Bhushan may face action in AAP’s national executive

New Delhi, March 2: Peeved at its senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan’s criticism of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal’s approach, the party here on Monday hinted at acting tough against the duo in the national executive meet on Wednesday. The party’s

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Rs.7 lakh crore to be collected as income tax this fiscal

Kolkata, March 2: India will meet its projected target of collecting Rs.7 lakh crore in income tax in the ongoing 2014-15 fiscal, an income tax official said here on Monday. “I am sure we will meet this target of collecting Rs.7 lakh

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Two power units for Orissa under ‘wraps’

Post News Network New Delhi, March 2: The Centre has chosen two sites for launch of ‘‘plug-and-play’’ model power units in Orissa under ‘‘Ultra Mega Power Plant’’ (UMPP) schemes which figure in the Union Budget 2015-16 proposals presented by finance minister Arun

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Food packet for Rs 5 on platter for urban poor

Post News Network Bhubaneswar, March 2: A meal for just Rs 5? Incredible in cities and towns. But such a pro-poor scheme has been conceived by the Orissa government which would soon provide food to the needy in five major cities across the

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IIM likely in Sambalpur

Post News Network Bhubaneswar, March 2: The state government Monday recommended to the Union ministry of human resources development (MHRD) to set up a permanent campus for the proposed Indian institute of management (IIM) at Sambalpur, ‘if the Centre relaxes the norms’.

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Man killed in bid to stop dacoits

Post News Network Bargarh/Atabira/Saranda, March 2: A dacoity rocked Atabira police station area with armed miscreants killing a villager and injuring his son before fleeing with Rs 64,000 and 150 gm gold ornaments from a house at Patrapalli in Bargarh district late Sunday

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Peacocks stray into villages to quench thirst

Post News Network Kankadahad, March 2: With water bodies fast drying up in jungles ahead of summer, wild animals have started straying into nearby villages in search of drinking water under this block of Dhenkanal. Several peacocks from Anantapur reserve forest under

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Collector forms team to probe harassment case

Post News Network Rayagada, March 2: Collector Jagannath Mohanty Monday constituted a two-member committee to conduct an inquiry into allegations made against the school principal by students of Ekalavya Model School at Siriguda on the outskirts of Rayagada town. Jagannath directed the

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Inter-state fake currency racket bustedInter-state fake currency racket busted

Post News Network Rayagada, March 2: Police in Rayagada Monday claimed to have busted an inter-state fake currency racket and arrested four persons in this connection. Police unearthed the racket after getting inputs from some residents of the area, superintendent of police

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Gold monetisation guidelines likely by May

Press Trust of India   New Delhi, Mar 2: The government is likely to issue the guidelines on gold monetisation scheme by May, which will replace the present gold deposit and gold metal loan schemes, a top finance ministry official said Monday.

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