Police DIG in CBI remand for fraud

Post News Network Bhubaneswar, Dec 20: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday sought a five-day remand for crime Branch DSP Pramod Panda, who was arrested by the agency Friday on charges of indulging in conspiracy and deriving undue financial gains from

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BK Sharma posted as steel secretary

Post News Network Bhubaneswar, Dec 20: In a minor reshuffle in bureaucracy, the state government Saturday appointed Raj Kumar Sharma as the principal secretary of Steel and Mines (S&M) department, officials said. Sharma, a 1987 batch IAS officer, was working as the

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India to export warships to Lanka

Indo-Asian News Service Kolkata, Dec 20: India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh said here Saturday. ‘‘From Sri Lanka, we have

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Final phase of Assembly polls sees a record voter turnout

Indo Asian News Service Ranchi, Dec 20: Over 25 lakh people – more than 70 percent of the electorate – Saturday exercised their franchise in the fifth and last round of the assembly election in Jharkhand, officials said. Sixteen constituencies voted Saturday

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Govt takes action against Khobragade

(PTI) New Delhi, Dec 20: A disciplinary as well as an administrative action of “compulsory wait” has been taken against diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who had hit the headlines last year after she was arrested in the US in a visa fraud case,

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AAP to raise funds with ‘Selfie with Mufflerman’

(PTI) Bengaluru, Dec 20: Karnataka unit of Aam Admi Party Saturday announced the launch of a new fund raising campaign called “Selfie with Mufflerman” to collect donations for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Out of participating donors in the campaign, 25 would

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BJP pitches for anti-conversion law

agencies Kochi, Dec 20: As the NDA Government continued to face opposition heat over the conversion issue; BJP President Amit Shah Saturday pitched for an anti-conversion law in the country and wanted the ‘so called secular’ political parties to support such a

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Crucial bills lined up in Rajya Sabha

(IANS) New Delhi, Dec 20: The Rajya Sabha is scheduled to consider some crucial bills including the coal mines bill in the remaining two sittings of parliament next week. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 seeks to facilitate auction of coal

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In US, drones take off as Christmas gifts

Agence France-Presse Los Angeles, Dec 20: Andrew Steele, 15, chose a drone as a Christmas present. And he’s not alone. Thousands of drone fans — young and old — turned out at a recent show in Los Angeles. While historically people have

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US issues world-wide travel alert for its citizens

Press Trust of India Washington, Dec 20: The US has issued a world-wide travel alert for its citizens ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays in the wake of lone-wolf attack in Sydney. “The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia, December

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