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City audience bewitched

Both the folk dances (Kandhei Naata and Pashumukha Naata) are losing their audience. So in an attempt to revive these dance forms, I with my team is performing Kandhei Naata based on Kanchi Abhiyan Alok Sahu| Natya Sansad Bhubaneswar: A...

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Rahul promises minimum Rs 72,000 income to poor

  It’s an extremely powerful, extremely dynamic, extremely well-thought-through idea, it is the final assault on poverty Rahul Gandhi New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said Monday that nearly 25 crore poor people in the country will get financial assistance of Rs 72,000 per annum if the party is voted...

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Parents’ body alleges irregularities in CBSE Class X exam papers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Abibhabaka Mahasangha has brought allegations against the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for irregularities in the Class X question-papers in Hindi, Math and Science in the final examnination. Odisha Abhibabka Mahasangha Chairman Basudev Bhatt told the media that the Class X question-paper for three subjects were either out of syllabus or not clear which led to loss of precious marks for the students. In the Hindi exam paper...

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Greenhorn Pitambar vs Naveen in Hinjili

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Monday named party's state vice-president Pitamber Acharya as its candidate against ruling BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is seeking a re-election from Hinjili assembly seat in Ganjam district, party sources said. This will be the first time that Acharya will fight the assembly polls though he has been in politics since his student days and was the president of the students’ union in BJB College...

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CBI gets SC notification in disproportionate assets case against former UP CMs Mulayam, Akhilesh

Supreme Court of India. Tilak Marg, New Delhi, Delhi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to CBI on a plea seeking direction to the probe agency that it places the investigation report in the disproportionate assets case against SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons Akhilesh and Prateek. A bench comprising chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the CBI to file its response in two weeks on status of the investigation against the Samajwadi...

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After rly tickets, Air India boarding passes have PM pics; airline says looking into it

File photo of PM Narendra Modi in Israel (Reuters)

New Delhi: A boarding pass issued by Air India with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has come under criticism, days after the PM's photo on railway tickets created a furore. The airline said the passes featuring the photographs, which were third-party advertisements, would be withdrawn if they are found to be in violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Former Punjab DGP Shashi Kant...

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Ronaldo suffers injury, France hammer Iceland

Lisbon: Captain Cristiano Ronaldo left the field with a thigh injury as Portugal drew 1-1 against Serbia in their Euro 2020 Qualifier game here Monday night. However, there were no such problems for World Champion France as Kylian Mbappe scored one and set up two more as they routed Iceland 4-0 at the Stade de France in...

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kaumar [Representational Image] (PTI)

JNU VC won’t file police complaint for forced students’ entry

New Delhi: A day after alleging that some students forcibly entered his house and confined his wife, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kaumar said Tuesday that he had "forgiven" them and would not file a complaint with the police. "While last night's violent behaviour by students in front my JNU residence is condemnable, neither...

Artificial pancreas to boost diabetes treatment

Sydney: Australian researchers have created the world's first machine intelligent artificial pancreas that could improve insulin dosing for diabetics. According to Nigel Greenwood, founder at Australia-based firm Evolving Machine Intelligence, along with researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ), the artificial intelligence-based (AI) technique can also transform the way aeroplane engine's wear & tear is monitored. "Our...

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BJP for Joshi not contesting Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: Former BJP president and Lok Sabha MP Murli Manohar Joshi has been asked by his party to not contest the coming general election, a development in line with its decision to not field many of its veterans, including its founding member and longest serving chief L K Advani, in the polls. Joshi's office confirmed the...

Google letting Android users create events on Maps

Google letting Android users create events on Maps

San Francisco: Google is letting Android users create public events on Maps through the app's existing Contribute section, allowing them to set name, location, date and time of the event along with tags and images. "You can add public events to Google Maps from your Android phone or tablet," the search-engine giant wrote on the Maps support...

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A 2.3 percent jump in global energy demand last year outstripped the expansion of renewables and helped drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday. Fossil fuels satisfied nearly 70 percent of that growth for the second year running, with natural gas accounting for 45 percent of the rise in energy consumption, according...

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Racist chants overshadow England’s emphatic triumph in Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Podgorica (Montenegro): Raheem Sterling has said that UEFA should punish alleged racist chants aimed at England players in Monday’s 5-1 win over Montenegro in Podgorica with a stadium closure. Manchester City’s Sterling celebrated the visitors’ fifth goal by cupping his ears towards the home fans on a night when another impressive performance to start Euro 2020 Qualifiers...

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‘Mankading’ speaks of the man that Ashwin is: Paddy Upton

Jaipur: A livid Rajasthan Royals coach Paddy Upton said Ravichandran Ashwin's 'Mankading' of Jos Buttler in an IPL clash here is a "representation" of the kind of person that the senior India spinner is. In a first in 12 editions of the IPL, Kings XI Punjab captain Ashwin ran out a rampaging Buttler, who was at the...

ED arrests defence agent in AgustaWestland case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested a defence agent here in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP choppers deal case, officials said Tuesday. They said Sushen Mohan Gupta was arrested late Monday by agency sleuths under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Gupta, they said, has allegedly dealt in defence deals, including the AgustaWestland helicopters project. ...

Actor Tara Sutaria bags her third project

Mumbai: Even before her debut film ‘Student of the Year 2’ releases, actor Tara Sutaria has bagged her third project, Milan Luthria’s remake of Telugu hit ‘RX100’ opposite Ahan Shetty. The film, backed by Sajid Nadiadwala through his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors in June. “We...

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