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Market complex project in limbo

Khurda : The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) is yet to begin construction of a three-storey market complex at Haveli ground here to rehabilitate 624 street vendors. The BDA, in a meeting April 4, 2018 in Bhubaneswar, had decided to spend...

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Med colleges told to audit prescriptions

Cuttack: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has written to all medical colleges and hospitals to audit the prescriptions of patients who were referred from the peripheral hospitals. The authorities of Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) have recently received a letter in this regard from the Health Ministry. According to sources, many peripheral hospitals across the country often refer people suffering from common diseases like fever to...

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Three held for stabbing youth in City

Bhubaneswar:  Three persons held on charges of attacking a person of their village with sharp weapons Saturday night near the village school at Bankuala on the outskirts of the city here. Earlier, the victim identified as Subrat Dash, 26, was brutally attacked by the accused persons at Bankuala under Sahid Nagar Police station limits here. The accused persons left him bleeding at the spot after the incident.  The passersby rushed Dash...

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Builders encroach upon forests

Bhubaneswar: Some influential persons and builders have encroached upon three acres of forest land near a village at Gopinathpur mouza near Dhauli area here. The Forest department officials have done nothing to evict the encroachers despite repeated complaints by the villagers, sources said. According to sources, the builders had started acquiring the forest land illegally at least seven years ago. Some builders have laid roads on the forest land while a...

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26 lakh bottles of indelible ink needed for upcoming polls

New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) has ordered 26 lakh indelible ink bottles worth Rs 33 crore. The seven-phase elections will begin April 11 and conclude May 19. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the body had bought 21.5 lakh phials, 4.5 lakh less than this year. Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd, a government of Karnataka undertaking, is the only authorised manufacturer of indelible ink...

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Rishabh Pant plays a shot during his innings against Mumbai Indians, Sunday

Pant knock decimates MI

Mumbai: Rishabh Pant (78 n o, 27b, 7x4, 7x6) blazed away to an unbeaten 27-ball 78 and powered Delhi Capitals to an emphatic 37-run win against Mumbai Indians in the IPL encounter here, Sunday. Pant was at his demolishing best as he led Delhi to a mammoth 213/6 at the Wankhede Stadium. In reply, the hosts couldn’t...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Derivative expiry, macro-data to drive equity indices

Mumbai: Derivative expiry coupled with key macroeconomic data points and direction of foreign fund flow will affect the Indian equity market’s trajectory during the upcoming week. According to analysts, hopes of corporate India’s earnings revival and formation of a stable Central government post general election 2019 will also have a bearing on the market. “Going ahead, we...

Social responsibility

As election fever rises, the dissemination of fake and biased news is becoming a major factor that could affect electoral outcomes around the country. The government has tried to put its foot down and curb such activities. Prominent platforms like Facebook and Twitter, have assured that they will work towards ensuring free and fair elections. However, it...

Rishabh Pant hits one out of the park during his blistering knock against Mumbai Indians, Sunday

Pant powers Delhi Capitals to 213/6

Mumbai: Rishabh Pant (78 n o, 27b, 7x4, 7x6) blazed away to an unbeaten 27-ball 78 and powered Delhi Capitals to a mammoth 213/6 against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League opener here Sunday. Pant raced to his half century in 18 balls at the Wankhede Stadium, which looked too small for the Delhi dazzler. Just...

Bikers spread message about drug-free life

Bhubaneswar: To encourage youngsters of the state to join the defense services and make their life worthwhile and make the state drug free, the Biking Community of Bhubaneswar, Odisha in association with ‘We the Road Queens’ and Individual Social Responsibility, organised a bike rally and named the event ‘Rang De Basanti’ (RDB). It is a nationwide ride...

Abhishek refutes charges against wife as baseless

Kolkata, March 24: Describing the allegations that his wife Rujira Narula was caught at the Kolkata airport for carrying gold in her check-in baggage as "baseless", Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee said Sunday that the complaint filed by the Customs authorities alleging interference and obstruction by the local police was drafted in Delhi and was "highly politically...

Fire in AIIMS Trauma Centre, no casualty

New Delhi, March 24: A fire broke out on the ground floor of the AIIMS Trauma Centre near the operation theatre area here Sunday, triggering panic among people, including patients. No casualty has been reported in the incident, AIIMS authorities said. A call was received at 6.13 pm about the incident and 24 fire tenders were immediately...

Modi to visit Odisha for campaign

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Odisha twice in March and April to campaign for the BJP. The first-phase of Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Odisha is scheduled on April 11. Talking to mediapersons, state BJP spokesperson Golak Mahapatra said the Prime Minister will visit Jeypore in Koraput district on March 29 and...

Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra joins BJP

Bhubaneswar: Retired IPS officer Prakash Mishra whose removal as Odisha police chief in 2014 had triggered a major controversy joined the BJP Sunday ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state. Mishra, who served as Odisha DGP from 2012 to 2014, joined the saffron party in the presence of senior leaders, including Union Petroleum...

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