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20 teen students killed in Surat building inferno

Surat: A massive fire engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Surat Friday, killing 20 teenage students at a coaching centre, many of whom jumped and fell to their deaths while some were suffocated, officials said. Several injuries were also reported. TV channels showed horrific scenes at the Takshashila Complex in...

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Love over passion: Kalpana, a lawyer-turned-mountaineer

Kalpana Das (right) along with Kanchhi Maya Tamang at Everest base camp. Courtesy: Dreamers destination treks

American writer Robert Bennett once said, “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying”. A Lawyer-turned-mountaineer Kalpana Dash followed the line, failing twice, climbing Mount Everest in 2004 and 2006 before she finally scaled the highest peak in the world in 2008. “It is due to God’s mercy and the best wishes of my family that I was able to scale Everest and returned safely. I’m happy and I’m keen...

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Race for ministerial berths begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the results of the Odisha Legislative Assembly election were declared, elected MLAs of Biju Janata Dal were seen making beelines before Naveen Niwas with a view to get berths in the new Council of Ministers. Naveen Patnaik is likely to take oath along with his Cabinet ministers May 27 (Monday). Of the 146 Assembly seats that went for polls, BJD secured 112 seats, while the BJP and Congress...

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Final list of winners for Odisha Assembly elections 2019

Bhubaneswar: Elections are over. Here we bring you the final list of winners for Odisha Assembly elections 2019.   Const. No. Constituency Winning Candidate Winning Party Trailing Candidate Trailing Party Margin 1 Padampur BIJAYA RANJAN SINGH BARIHA Biju Janata Dal PRADIP PUROHIT Bharatiya Janata Party 5734 2 Bijepur NAVEEN PATNAIK Biju Janata Dal SANAT KUMAR GARTIA Bharatiya Janata Party 57122 3 Bargarh DEBESH ACHARYA Biju Janata Dal ASHWINI KUMAR SARANGI Bharatiya...

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General Election 2019: Final list of Lok Sabha seat winners from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Elections are over. Here we bring you the final list of winners from all 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of Odisha.   Const. No. Constituency Winning Candidate Winning Party Trailing Candidate Trailing Party Margin 1 Bargarh Suresh Pujari Bharatiya Janata Party Prasanna Acharya BJD 63939 2 Sundargarh Jual Oram Bharatiya Janata Party Sunita Biswal Biju Janata Dal 223065 3 Sambalpur NITESH GANGA DEB Bharatiya Janata Party NALINI KANTA PRADHAN Biju Janata...

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Underground cabling still a distant dream

Bhubaneswar: To give city thoroughfares a cleaner and better look, the state Energy department has planned to lay underground power cables replacing the existing overhead electric lines. But it seems that underground cabling is still a distant dream for residents of the smart city. Had the plan gone according to schedule in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar...

RBI proposes norms to help NBFCs deal with liquidity issues

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India Friday proposed a set of guidelines for large NBFCs to help them deal with severe liquidity problems and prevent re-occurrence of IL&FS type of debt crisis. As per the proposal, a Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) regime would be introduced in all deposit taking Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and non-deposit taking shadow...

Euphoria & despair

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‘Sound of Silence’regales audience

BHUBANESWAR: A Bengali movie ‘Kantho- the sound of silence’ was screened at Cinepolis here recently for the movie’s crew. Eminent actors Aleena Samantaray, Akash Das Nayak, Pappu Pom Pom, Manoj Patnaik and director Basanta Sahu attended the event. The story of the movie revolves around a Radio Jockey Arjun Mallick, a brilliant singer. His voice earns him...

Kalpana Das (right) along with Kanchhi Maya Tamang at Everest base camp. Courtesy: Dreamers destination treks

Love over passion: Kalpana, a lawyer-turned-mountaineer

American writer Robert Bennett once said, “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying”. A Lawyer-turned-mountaineer Kalpana Dash followed the line, failing twice, climbing Mount Everest in 2004 and 2006 before she finally scaled the highest peak in the world in 2008. “It is due to God’s mercy and the best wishes of my family that...

Race for ministerial berths begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the results of the Odisha Legislative Assembly election were declared, elected MLAs of Biju Janata Dal were seen making beelines before Naveen Niwas with a view to get berths in the new Council of Ministers. Naveen Patnaik is likely to take oath along with his Cabinet ministers May 27 (Monday). Of the 146 Assembly...

Budget to indicate govt’s intent on reforms: Fitch

New Delhi: The BJP’s landslide victory in general election reduces policy uncertainty and the final budget for 2019-20 will indicate whether the new government will step up economic reforms and return to fiscal consolidation path, Fitch Ratings said Friday. The BJP has won more than 300 seats in the latest polls, bettering its performance in 2014, and...

PSBs recover Rs1.2 lakh cr from bad loans in 2018-19

New Delhi: Public sector banks (PSBs) have recovered close to Rs 1.2 lakh crore from stressed assets during the financial ended March, primarily helped by resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), an official said. During the first half of the previous fiscal, banks recovered Rs 60,713 crore from bad loans. “Due to non-resolution of some...

Dinos come to life at Esplanade One

BHUBANESWAR: Esplanade One, the state’s largest mall, hosted three Dinosaur Robots named T Rex and Brachiosaurus to give visitors an opportunity to witness replicas of the biggest creatures that walked on earth. The mall also announced the schedule of ‘Summer of Happyness’, a 25-day long summer activity, which will feature tons of workshops to keep the kids...

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