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Father-son duo ruined Congress in Odisha: Kanhu

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress party leader in the state, Kanhu Charan Lenka, Sunday fired salvos against the state party leadership and also blamed them for the election debacles which lead to the humiliating defeat of the party in the state. In a statement to the media Sunday, Lenka blamed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik and his son Navajyoti Patnaik for ruining the party prospects in the state in the...

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KALIA benefits to be given on Naveen’s swearing-in day

Bhubaneswar: Around 25 lakh farmers of Odisha will get the first instalment of financial benefit under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme after Naveen Patnaik’s swearing-in for the fifth consecutive term. On the same day of the swearing-in ceremony, scheduled to be held at the IDCO Exhibition Ground here on May 29, Naveen will distribute the amount to beneficiaries at a special programme at the State Secretariat....

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Rahul slams 3 top Congress leaders for placing sons’ interests before party

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New Delhi: Amid rumblings within the party after a disastrous performance in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is said to have accused three senior leaders of placing their respective sons above the party. His sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has alleged the entire top-brass left him (Rahul) alone to fight it out against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party sources said. Narrating inside details of the crucial Congress Working Committee...

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Imran calls Modi, expresses desire to work together

Islamabad: Breaking the ice in bilateral ties, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke Sunday to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his desire to work together for the betterment of the people in the region, the Foreign Office said here. Khan’s telephone call to Modi came days after the cricketer-turned-politician congratulated on Twitter the Indian Prime Minister on his massive electoral victory in the general elections. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad...

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Nagarkar launches thriller book

The secrets we keep’ is Nagarkar’s maiden attempt in writing a thriller BHUBANESWAR: Sudeep Nagarkar launched his new book ‘The Secrets we Keep’ on the prestigious platform of KLF corner in association with Oxford Bookstore and Penguin here Saturday. The platform of Kalinga Literary Festival hosted the second book launch, at the fifth Kalinga Literary Festival Corner....

Temple cries out for maintenance

Biranchi Narayan Temple, one of only two wooden temples in the state, is crying out for repair work and maintenance BHUBANESWAR: Housing a magnificent collection of exquisitely carved wooden sculptures, Biranchi Narayan Temple at Buguda in Ganjam district, is one-of-a-kind in the state. However, with several structural damages, it needs urgent attention of the state government. The...

Father-son duo ruined Congress in Odisha: Kanhu

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress party leader in the state, Kanhu Charan Lenka, Sunday fired salvos against the state party leadership and also blamed them for the election debacles which lead to the humiliating defeat of the party in the state. In a statement to the media Sunday, Lenka blamed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik and...

Kids flock to draw dinosaur sketches

BHUBANESWAR: Around 300 kids participated in a drawing and fancy dress competition organised by Esplanade One as part of its ‘Summer of Happyness’ programme here Sunday. The drawing competition was based on dinosaurs which excited the young talents greatly. The children explored their imagination and drew multiple vivid art pieces depicting the imaginary world of the mighty...

Cooling off:Lack of trees makes denizens go for window decals

BHUBANESWAR: As the summer reaches its peak, the scorching sun is making people look for shades of all kind. Like each year, window decoration is in vogue this time too. However, the decor this year is marked by decals a design prepared on special paper for durable transfer on to another surface such as glass or porcelain....

Unknown disease claims 12 livestock

Sonepur: Panic gripped the goat rears of Dunguripali area of Sonepur district after more than 12 goats perished following the spread of a mysterious disease. According to sources, the dairy farmers found the animals dead in the shed Sunday night. While the origin of the disease and the cause behind the incident remained unclear, locals stated that...

Official promises woman labourer job, ‘rapes’ her

Chhatrapur (Ganjam): A woman labourer was allegedly raped by an official of an industrial firm on the pretext of providing her with a job under this police limits, police said Saturday. The matter came to light when the woman’s family members lodged a complaint at the Ganjam police station Saturday. Police recorded the statement of the woman...

4 injured in LPG cylinder explosion

Nayagarh: Four people suffered severe burn injuries following an LPG cylinder explosion at Bahadajhola village under Odagaon police limits of Nayagarh district Saturday evening. The mishap occurred inside the house of Bijay Ghatua. According to reports, Ghatua detected leakage in his cylinder while cooking in the house. He soon called for a mechanic to repair the cylinder....

Minor girl killed, 5 hurt as tree falls on them

Golamunda (Kalahandi): In a heart-rending incident, a minor girl was killed while five others, including her friends, were left with serious injuries, after a tree uprooted and fell on them at Ghatia village under Golamunda block in Kalahandi district Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Kamalini Rana, 13, daughter of Sonu Rana, of the same village. According...

Farmer dies of sunstroke

Jhumpura: A farmer died of sunstroke at Nahabeda under Jhumpura police limits in Keonjhar district. Kalyan Kumar Pradhan died May 23 but the matter came to the fore Sunday. Pradhan was at his farmland to graze his oxen amid sweltering heat. After returning from the field, he was taking rest on his verandah when he fainted and...

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