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Death toll in Easter Sunday explosions in Sri Lanka revised to 253

Colombo: The dramatic revision of the death toll in Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, which has been cut by more than 100, is a grim indicator of the power of the deadly blasts. The force of the explosions so badly mutilated bodies that parts of victims were wrongly collated and identified in the initial confusion, officials said here Friday “Many of the victims were badly mutilated... There was double counting,” the health...

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Panda wanted to head LS panel to help Imfa: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Thursday targeted the BJP candidate for Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat, Baijayant Panda, alleging that he wanted to be the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to help his family business. BJD spokespersons Sulata Deo, Lenin Mohanty and Sasmit Patra addressed a joint press conference here and said that former MP Panda desperately wanted to become the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on...

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CAT stays suspension of IAS officer who checked PM’s copter

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Bengaluru: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) here Thursday stayed the order of the Election Commission (EC) suspending IAS officer Mohammed Mohsin for checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha. The officer from Karnataka cadre, deployed in Odisha as a general observer, was suspended April 17 for checking Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur in violation of norms for dealing with SPG protectees and sent back to the state. The CAT maintained...

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NHRC did not deal with 2007 Kandhamal riots: State

New Delhi: The state government Thursday submitted in the Supreme Court that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has not placed any report or fact in respect to the communal riots occurred in Kandhamal district of the state in 2007. A two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justice UU Lalit and Justice Indu Malhotra heard the petition filed by Archbishop John Baruwa seeking additional compensation to the victims of the...

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Police likely to declare BJP Satyabadi Assly candidate ‘absconder’

Puri: Puri Superintendent of Police Uma Shankar Dash Thursday urged BJP’s candidate for Satyabadi Assembly constituency Om Prakash Mishra to surrender failing which he would be declared an ‘absconder’ and necessary legal proceeding will be initiated against him. The cops have already issued a lookout circular against him and have been raiding several places to trace him...

Sana chose Louis' birthday Thursday to announce their relationship status via Instagram, where she put up their photographs. (Image: Sana Khan/IG)

Sana Khan confesses love for Melvin Louis in cute Instagram post

Mumbai: Actress Sana Khan has announced that she is in a relationship with her dancer Melvin Louis. Sana chose Louis' birthday Thursday to announce their relationship status via Instagram, where she put up their photographs. "I never knew I could love someone this much until I met you. Some people search their whole lives to find what...

Kriti Sanon to act in movie on surrogacy

Mumbai: Actress Kriti Sanon is likely to team up with her ‘Luka Chuppi’ director Laxman Utekar and producer Dinesh Vijan for a film on surrogacy. Sources close to the development said the film, titled ‘Mamma Mia’, is currently in the writing stage. “The film is in the process of writing. There is a Marathi film called ‘Mala...

The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for food and economic activity.

Ocean-dwelling species hit hardest by global warming

Washington: Ocean-dwelling species are two times more likely to be wiped out due to global warming than life on land, a study has found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for food and economic activity, according to researchers from Rutgers University in the US. The research,...

Mother, son duo take matching outfits to a whole new level; see pics

Typically when someone says 'mommy and me' fashion, it evokes images of mothers and their little daughters in matching outfits. But Pattharapol and Lee Puengboonpra put a very different spin on the concept: Pattharapol, who goes by Peepy, and his 60-something mother Lee have earned online fame for their perfectly-coordinated — and perfectly stylish — outfits, which...

Posse of leaders accompany Modi as he files nomination

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed Friday his nomination papers from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, accompanied by a galaxy of top BJP and NDA leaders. Besides BJP chief Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, top NDA leaders such as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, SAD leader Prakash Singh...

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