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BJD releases list of candidates

Bhubaneswar: Putting speculations to rest, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly seats here, Monday. Naveen also revealed that he will contest from two Assembly seats-- Hinjli and Bijepur. The CM announced candidates for 9 LS and 54 Assembly constituencies...

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‘State and Ch’garh use Mahanadi water for industries’

Bhubaneswar: Action Aid in association with its partners launched the People’s Report on Mahanadi River and Jal Sathi Programme in Odisha at the state-level programme organised at CYSD office here Monday. On the occasion more than 60 women leaders and youth volunteers including the Jal Sathi-water volunteers joined this programme and contributed to the discussion sharing their views and ideas related to the Mahanadi issue. This report was the result of...

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Parrikar cremated with full military, state honours

Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (PTI)

Panaji: The last rites of Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died Sunday after suffering from pancreatic cancer for over a year, were held with full military and state honours at the Miramar beach here Monday evening. Thousands of supporters and BJP workers accompanied the funeral cortege from the Kala Academy Arts and Cultural Centre, where the remains had been kept throughout the day for the public...

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New Goa government delayed as allies yet to agree on CM

Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar (PTI)

Panaji: The swearing-in of a new BJP-led government in Goa has been delayed as potential allies appear to have, for now, baulked at its attempts to nominate Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant for the Chief Minister's post. After stating earlier Monday that the new Chief Minister would be sworn in soon after 3 p.m., state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar now claims that the swearing-in ceremony had been "slightly delayed". Sawant has been...

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‘Clear similarities’ between Boeing crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia

The FAA insists it followed standard procedures in certifying the Boeing 737 MAX (AFP)

Flight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia shows "clear similarities," Addis Ababa said Sunday as the US maker announced it was finalizing a software update for its under fire anti-stall system. Pressure was mounting meanwhile on the US Federal Aviation Administration, which insisted it had followed standard procedures in certifying the plane model, even as it was reported to have...

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US dollar falls ahead of Federal Reserve’s meeting

New York: The US dollar fell against most major currencies ahead of a two-day US Federal Reserve meeting. In late New York trading Monday, the euro increased to $1.1337 from $1.1320 in the previous session, and the British pound fell to $1.3251 from $1.3285 in the previous session, Xinhua reported. The Australian dollar rose to $0.7099 from...

TDP announces candidates for 25 LS seats in Andhra

Amaravati: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Tuesday announced its candidates for all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh for the coming general elections. Three former Union Ministers who had resigned from the Congress to join the TDP figured in the list announced by party president and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu shortly after Monday midnight....

Girl students trek 10-km to meet DM

Malkangiri: At least 50 girl students of a High School in Balimela in Malkangiri district marched several kilometres to convey their grievances to the District Collector, Monday. According to reports, the students of Balimela High School walked for nearly 10 kilometres to meet the Collector. The students have alleged that they have been facing a lot of inconvenience...

Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said Tuesday. "The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri's Sunderbani sector and Jammu's Akhnoor sector Monday night," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told the media. Firing exchanges in...

China, Pakistan to discuss Pulwama fallout

Beijing, March 18: The recent India-Pakistan tensions after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, will figure in the talks between the Chinese and Pakistani Foreign Ministers which will begin on Tuesday. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Beijing earlier on Monday on a three-day visit during which he will hold...

Ways to remove Holi colours without harming skin

We all take precautions before Holi, but we do not realise that even getting rid of colours needs to be done safely, to save our skin. So, after Holi, pay attention to some aspects to ensure that you do not have to grapple with the after-effects of the festival. Always keep in mind to use cold water...

Anil thanks Mukesh, Nita as RCOM’s dues to Ericsson cleared

Mumbai: Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Communications, has thanked Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani for their support regarding payment of dues to Ericsson as all the RCOM's outstanding to the Swedish company stand cleared. "The requisite payment of Rs 550 crore and interest thereon to Ericsson has been completed today in compliance of...

Putin signs laws on curbing fake, offensive news

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law two set of bills aimed to ban and punish the spread of fake news that pose security risks and news that contain offensive information. The laws were published Monday on Russia's official information portal, Xinhua news agency reported. One of the laws bans the dissemination of information "under...

Pak, China must pave way to ban Azhar: Pak daily

Lahore, March 18: Pakistan and China should not create hurdles in designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday, emphasising the need to crackdown hard on terror groups in the country as it will help Islamabad regain the respect of the international community. The Dawn newspaper in an editorial said...

Never a minister, Ayurveda doctor Pramod Sawant now Goa CM

Panaji: BJP youth leader and former Speaker of the state legislative assembly Pramod Sawant, who Tuesday was sworn-in as Goa's 11th Chief Minister, assumed the top political mantle despite never having served as a minister in the state cabinet.   Much like Sawant's mentor and immediate predecessor late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was sworn in as...

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