Youth killed for Rs 70

Chandipur (Balasore): Police claimed to have busted the murder mystery of Sapan Dalei (30) of Baghamunda village under Chandipur police limits in this district who was found dead in an isolated field Monday. Police probe revealed Dalei was beaten to...

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Chhattisgarh records overall polling turnout of 76.35%: EC

Raipur: Chhattisgarh recorded an overall turnout of 76.35 per cent in the two-phased Assembly elections that concluded Tuesday, 1.05 per cent lower than the voting recorded in 2013, with Kurud in Dhamtari district recording the highest voter turnout at 88.99 per cent. The final figures, released by the Election Commission Wednesday, showed that the polling percentage in the two phases varied by 0.04 per cent. In the first phase, voter turnout...

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Number of missing in California fires continues to fluctuate amid chaos

San Francisco: Almost two weeks since the massive wildfire began and which has already claimed 81 lives in northern California, the number of missing persons continues to fluctuate wildly in the chaos, standing at 699 Tuesday. The figure is 300 less than that of Monday but six times greater than the one released a week ago, when authorities reported around 100 missing, reports Efe news. These fluctuations since the fire was...

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Government destroyed MSMEs, now wants RBI to revive it: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Picking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that demonetisation was a "bitter" medicine to get rid of black money, Congress leader P. Chidambaram Wednesday said it destroyed the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and now the government wanted RBI to revive the sector. The former Finance Minister also took strong exception to remarks reported in the media of an unnamed government functionary who had said that government had...

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Jailed Bangladeshi photojournalist freed on bail

Shahidul Alam, photojournalist.

Dhaka: A prominent Bangladesh photojournalist accused of criticising his country's government during a television interview was freed from the Dhaka Central Jail Tuesday, four days after a court granted him bail, authorities told Efe. Shahidul Alam was arrested in August, shortly after an interview with Al Jazeera in which he criticized the Bangladeshi government's deadly clampdown on student-led road safety protests. "Shahidul Alam was released around 8.30 p.m," Iqbal Kabir Chowdhury,...

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India, China to discuss border, other major issues

Beijing: India and China will discuss their vexed boundary dispute and try to sort out major issues at the 21st round of two-day border talks beginning Friday in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Beijing said Wednesday. The two countries, which fought a war in 1962 and have had several skirmishes since then along their largely undefined 3,488-km...

Madhuri to perform at Men’s Hockey World Cup opening night

New Delhi: Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene will be performing at the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 November 27. The opening ceremony will highlight the message of the power of a united world. To showcase the same, the ceremony will feature a theatrical production and dance ballet titled "The Earth Song". The...

Chhattisgarh records overall polling turnout of 76.35%: EC

Raipur: Chhattisgarh recorded an overall turnout of 76.35 per cent in the two-phased Assembly elections that concluded Tuesday, 1.05 per cent lower than the voting recorded in 2013, with Kurud in Dhamtari district recording the highest voter turnout at 88.99 per cent. The final figures, released by the Election Commission Wednesday, showed that the polling percentage in...

A military band leader salutes U.S. President Donald Trump during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Breakingviews: Trump is surprisingly popular – in China

HONG KONG: Donald Trump is kindling a trade war with China. Yet in parts of the country’s private sector, there is surprising, if discreet, support for the U.S. president. For entrepreneurs and others who would like to see more open markets and competition in the People’s Republic, there’s an absence of domestic pressure on President Xi Jinping....

98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

New York: While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say researchers led by one of an Indian-origin, while asserting the need to improve access...

Polasara 8-year-old girl’s gangrape 3 robbers held

Polasara 8-year-old girl’s gangrape: 3 robbers held

Polasara: In a major breakthrough, the Kabisuryanagar police arrested three robbers for their involvement in the abduction and gangrape of an 8-year-old girl after committing robbery in her house in the intervening night of October 31 and November 1. The trio, who broke into the house with an intention to loot, abducted the minor girl in her sleep...

NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it would conduct a “cultural assessment study” of the companies, “including the adherence to a drug-free environment,” prior to crew test flights scheduled to take place in the coming months. “We fully expect our commercial partners to meet all workplace safety requirements in the execution of our missions,” said NASA...

Japan says ready to work for stability of Nissan-Renault alliance

TOKYO: Japan said Wednesday it is ready to work for the stability of the Nissan-Renault global alliance following the stunning arrest of common Chairman Carlos Ghosn, as the Asahi newspaper reported prosecutors are weighing bringing a case against the Japanese automaker. Nissan Motor Co has portrayed itself as a victim of Ghosn, one of the global car...

Woman kills beau, butchers body, prepares ‘Biryani’

Dubai: Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates are accusing a Moroccan woman of murdering her beau and then butchering and cooking his remains to Pakistani workers in a traditional rice and meat dish known as ‘Biryani’. According to reports, prosecutors in Al-Ain emirate say the woman was arrested on suspicion of killing her boyfriend of seven years...

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