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Freedom fighter Mohan Ranade dies

Panaji: Veteran freedom fighter Mohan Ranade, who also participated in the Goa liberation movement, died at a Pune-based hospital in neighbouring Maharashtra Tuesday morning, a family source said. He was 90. Ranade had been ailing since some time and undergoing...

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Odisha reserves 10% seats for EWS students in 3 medical colleges

Bhubaneswar: The state government Tuesday decided to implement 10 per cent Economically Weaker Sections quota in three medical colleges in the state from this academic session after the Centre approved an increase of 100 MBBS seats. Earlier, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry in a communication to the state government informed it to increase 25 MBBS seats each in Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital in Baripada and Saheed...

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Pay My Bill campaign to remind govt of poll promises

Bhubaneswar: With the end of elections and BJD forming a new government, people are now demanding party leaders to fulfil their promises made in the manifesto. The BJD government has promised the people several things, particularly in terms of healthcare and education facilities. Keeping this in mind, several education and health rights groups launched a week-long Pay My Bill campaign in Bhubaneswar Tuesday. Its objective is to remind the state and Central governments...

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Modi criticises Congress for only praising Gandhi-Nehru family

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Lok Sabha members, Tuesday

New Delhi: Taking a potshot at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that the party never recognised efforts of anyone but only the members from the Gandhi-Nehru family. Replying to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister slammed the Congress and said it never spoke about the good work of former Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narasimha Rao. “There are some...

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4 members of IS-affiliated terror outfit JMB, arrested in Kolkata

Kolkata: Kolkata Police said Tuesday it has arrested four members of an Islamic State-affiliated terror outfit from two places in the city. Acting on a tip-off, officers of the Special Task Force (STF) arrested the four operatives of the ‘Neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh’ (JMB), an IS affiliate, police said. Among the four arrested three are from Bangladesh, while the other one hails from Nayagram village in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The four...

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HC seeks report from govt on ostracism

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has sought a report from the state government on an alleged rise in ostracism in several rural pockets of the state. The court has directed the state government to submit its report within four weeks while hearing a petition filed by Debendra Sutar of Odisha Hetubadi Sangathan, a rationalist forum. In his...

CPSE results delay irks aspirants

Bhubaneswar: More than 100 aspirants who had appeared for Combined Police Service Examination (CPSE)-2013 conducted by Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) protested at Lower PMG here Tuesday demanding publication of CPSE results. Badal Kumar Raul, one of the agitating aspirants, said the notification for the exam was published in 2013 and the exams were conducted in 2016....

Odisha reserves 10% seats for EWS students in 3 medical colleges

Bhubaneswar: The state government Tuesday decided to implement 10 per cent Economically Weaker Sections quota in three medical colleges in the state from this academic session after the Centre approved an increase of 100 MBBS seats. Earlier, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry in a communication to the state government informed it to increase 25 MBBS...

SpiceJet will launch 8 new international flights

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will launch eight new non-stop international flights from Mumbai and Delhi to destinations, including Dhaka and Riyadh. With this, SpiceJet will become the first Indian low-cost carrier to connect Mumbai with Riyadh and Dhaka, and Delhi with Dhaka and Jeddah. "Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, earmarks SpiceJet's 10th international...

Aaron Finch kisses his helmet after reaching the three-figure mark against England, Tuesday

England bowlers restrict Australia after Finch ton

London: Aaron Finch (100, 116b, 11x4, 2x6) rose to the occasion with his second century of the tournament before England rallied to restrict arch rivals Australia at 285 for seven in their blockbuster World Cup showdown here Tuesday. Comfortably placed at 185 for three in the 36th over, Australia were headed for a 300-plus total, but lost...

Markets gain 311 points as oil prices retreat

Mumbai: The Sensex logged 311-point gain Tuesday as the Brent crude prices retreated after a sharp rise during the past few sessions over US-Iran tension. Buying was seen in the beaten down steel companies such as JWS Steel and Tata Steel. Besides, index-heavyweight Reliance Industries finished among the top of the Nifty 50 companies. A total of...

Pay My Bill campaign to remind govt of poll promises

Bhubaneswar: With the end of elections and BJD forming a new government, people are now demanding party leaders to fulfil their promises made in the manifesto. The BJD government has promised the people several things, particularly in terms of healthcare and education facilities. Keeping this in mind, several education and health rights groups launched a week-long Pay My...

SRK’s daughter Suhana Khan rocks dungarees at a college party

London: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan chose a pair of old school dungarees to make a style statement at a college party here. New pictures of Suhana were splashed across social media, and the 19-year-old is seen enjoying the red, black and white themed party with her friends. Suhana has her hair done up...

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