Sensex and Nifty close at over six-week high; Reliance Industries, HDFC climb

Mumbai: Indian shares posted their best close in more than six weeks on Friday, powered by gains in Reliance Industries Ltd, the country’s biggest company by market value. The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.62 percent higher at 10,682.2, while the benchmark BSE Sensex ended up 0.56 percent at 35,457.16 — their highest closing levels since Oct. 3. Both the indexes finished the week 0.9 percent higher. Shares of oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance...

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Bangladesh continues efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar

Dhaka: Bangladesh Friday continued its efforts to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after a failed attempt the day before because none were willing to return. Bangladesh officials Thursday travelled to several camps in the western part of the country but did not find any refugee willing to return to Myanmar. "The process was not suspended. If anyone comes to us and wants to be repatriated, we will take the person to...

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Ruckus in House over farmers’ issue

Bhubaneswar: The Winter Session of the state Assembly began on a stormy note Friday as opposition Congress members created a ruckus over farmers’ issue. Following repeated stalemates, Speaker Pradip Amat adjourned the House till Saturday. Soon after the House assembled at 11 am, leader of the House Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra and BJP legislature party leader KV Singh Deo paid condolences to former MLAs Prasanna Kumar Pal...

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California wildfires toll reaches 65, 631 remain missing

San Francisco: The death toll from the destructive wildfires in California has increased to 65, while 631 people remain unaccounted for, authorities said. Of the 65 victims, 63 were killed in Northern California's Camp Fire, deemed as the worst wildfire in the state's history, while two other people were killed in Southern California's Woolsey Fire, reports CNN. Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said Thursday evening that hundreds of rescue...

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Widows of 2012 ‘fake encounter’ victims demand SIT probe

Berhampur: Six years after the alleged encounter of five persons of Kandhamal district by security forces, their widows demanded a probe by special investigation team (SIT) and sought Rs 50 lakh compensation. With the help of activists, they submitted a memorandum to Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through revenue divisional commissioner, Southern divisions, here...

Man held for killing brother, chopping body into pieces

Aska: A man accused of killing his elder brother and disposing his body into a septic tank after chopping it into pieces at Jayapur village under Aska police limits in Ganjam distric, was nabbed after a gap of 10 months Friday. Reportedly, Babula Patra, whose mutilated body had been recovered inside a septic tank behind his house January...

3D art by global experts turns City into Mural Capital

Bhubaneswar: The Temple City which is slowly emerging as the sports capital of India is all set to make its mark as the ‘Mural Capital’ with some of the finest contemporary 3D street artists in the world adorning the city with some of the top class murals. Bakul Foundation has brought in Tracy Lee Stum, Anat Ronen,...

Govt asks discoms to cut supply during movement

Bhubaneswar: Following a string of elephant deaths due to electrocution, the state government has asked the power distribution companies (discoms) to disconnect supply during movement of elephants, an official said here Friday. “Death of elephants due to electrocution in recent times has been a matter of great concern. In this regard, it is requested to disconnect power...

SC dismisses Mahima’s bail review plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a review petition filed by Mahimananda Mishra seeking re-consideration of the apex court order dated September 18 cancelling his bail. A two-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Mohan M Shantanagoudar Thursday dismissed the review petition as they did not find any ground in it. The order copy was...

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Akash annexes maiden state ranking title

Cuttack: Akash Mohapatra emerged champion of the All Odisha Senior Snooker State Ranking Championship defeating Subrat Das 6-4 in a thrilling finale here, Friday. This was also Akash’s maiden state ranking title. Amrit, Debashish shine Amrit Khatua (68, 167b, 11x4) and Debasish Samantray (54, 130b, 5x4, 2x6) scored half centuries as Odisha stretched their second innings lead...

A creative city in the making

Bhubaneswar: Ekamra Plaza, the gateway to the Old Town from the heart of the state Capital, is set to emerge as a major attraction for the city dwellers and visitors to the historic city. The plaza, which would act as a link between the two parts of the Temple City, is part of the 5.8 km-long Smart...

Now lawyers, docs clash in Koraput over patient’s death

Koraput: Even as the spat between police and lawyers has come to an end, a new dispute between doctors and lawyers cropped up Friday in Jeypore over alleged medical negligence. According to sources, a lawyer identified as Satyabrata Padhi had taken his six-month old daughter to the newly opened district headquarters hospital in Jeypore November 14. After...

Over 34K AWCs don’t have own buildings

Bhubaneswar: Out of 72,587 anganwadi centres (AWCs), in the state, 34,651 do not have their own buildings, women & child development minister Prafulla Samal said Friday in reply to a question in the Assembly. Of the functional AWCs, only 34,651 centres run in their own buildings while construction work is in progress for 13,566 centres and funds...

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