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Capital embraces natural colours

The city is witnessing a positive trend before Holi as most revellers seem to opt for expensive natural colours to ensure safe celebrations of the festivity BHUBANESWAR: The festival of colours is inching closer. Revellers are already making a beeline...

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Miners flourish, electorate live in misery

Keonjhar: A recent study by the New Delhi-based think tank, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), claims that Keonjhar has bagged the lion’s share – 43 per cent – of Odisha’s total District Mineral Foundation (DMF) funds, collected from miners but the constituency evinces no sign of development commensurate with...

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Naveen’s choice: All hunky-dory for Subal Sahu’s family

Sambalpur: The family members of late Subal Sahu former Congress MLA from Bijepur and his wife Rita Sahu, sitting BJD MLA from the constituency, have thanked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for deciding to contest from Bijepur Assembly seat. Ainthu Sahu, elder brother of Subal Sahu, had appreciated the decision of the BJD supremo and said, “Naveen Patnaik has made the best choice to contest from Bijepur constituency. My entire family welcomes...

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BJD dubs intelligence report fake, BJP seeks CBI probe

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Tuesday termed the intelligence  report produced by the BJP leaders at a news conference here Monday suggesting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to chose a safe seat from Western Odisha to contest the election as ‘fake and fabricated’. The state unit of BJP Monday produced an intelligence report reportedly from the state Intelligence Bureau wherein the Chief Minister was advised to contest any one of...

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CBI, ED doing all it can to extradite Nirav Modi: Sources

New Delhi: All expeditious efforts are being made to get jeweller Nirav Modi extradited from the UK, CBI sources said Tuesday. They said the central probe agency is monitoring the developments taking place in London and all legal assistance is being extended to take the extradition request forward in that country. The legal procedure of extradition of an accused takes its own time and Indian investigators, both from the CBI and...

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Demonetisation slowed down economy claims new book

New Delhi: Demonetisation was a terrible idea and the government’s own economic surveys have indicated that this move contributed to a slowdown in the economy, claims a new book. ‘The Great Disappointment: How Narendra Modi Squandered a Unique Opportunity to Transform the Indian Economy’ attempts to answer the overarching question of whether or not the Modi government transformed India’s economy and what the next government’s agenda should look like. Written by...

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UN received 259 sexual exploitation allegations in 2018

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Maasai tribes drink blood with milk for this shocking reason

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When the German FA banned eves’ football…

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Capital embraces natural colours

The city is witnessing a positive trend before Holi as most revellers seem to opt for expensive natural colours to ensure safe celebrations of the festivity BHUBANESWAR: The festival of colours is inching closer. Revellers are already making a beeline to various colour shops across the city. However, this time most of them seem to opt for...

Mahadev in every corner: A temple with crores of shivlings

Mahadev in every corner: A temple with crores of shivlings

There are many temples in India and abroad dedicated to Lord Shiva. But today we are going to tell you about a temple where there are around 9 million shivlings. In every corner of this temple you will feel the presence of Mahadev. It is Kotilingeshwara Temple in Kolar district of Karnataka It is believed that the...

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