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Sheetal crowned Miss India Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Sheetal Sahu of Odisha was crowned Femina Miss India Odisha 2019 in a glitzy ceremony in Kolkata. Winners of the East Zone who were announced April 23 participated in the event. She beats other two contestants from Odisha Tamannah Vyas and Arupa Rath to qualify for the title. Finalists of 13 states, namely Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and West Bengal, vied for...

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An Ode to Bhubaneswar

One of India’s leading contemporary artists Manav Gupta has beautified the Rasulgarh flyover under NHAI project ‘An Ode to Bhubaneswar’ BHUBANESWAR: Manav Gupta, one of India’s top ten contemporary artists, has bedecked the Rasulgarh flyover area with glimpses of Odia culture and tradition under the public art museum project titled ‘An Ode to Bhubaneswar’. Gupta, who is recognised as a true visionary and thinker, has taken art beyond its charted...

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Phase III records 71.61% voting

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recorded 71.61 per cent voter turnout during the third phase of polling held in six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies, a senior election official said Wednesday updating the polling percentage. While the highest polling of 78.16 per cent was recorded in Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency, Bhubaneswar recorded the lowest voter turnout of 59.60 per cent during the election held Tuesday. Closely following Keonjhar was Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat...

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CM invites Modi for ‘swearing-in’

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the election campaign in Balasore

Balasore: A day after Narendra Modi launched a personal attack on BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik and called for his ouster, Chief Minister Patnaik exuded confidence Wednesday of winning once more as he invited the Prime Minister to attend the swearing-in ceremony after declaration of the Assembly results in Odisha. Addressing a rally in this district, Naveen said in a cleverly-worded address, “BJD has already secured majority in the Odisha Assembly Elections...

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Muslims in Lanka fear backlash after blasts

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Kim in Russia for first talks with Putin

Vladivostok (Russia): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was looking forward to his first talks with President Vladimir Putin as he arrived in Russia on Wednesday seeking support in Pyongyang's nuclear deadlock with the United States. Kim's armoured train rolled in to the Tsarist-era station in Russia's Pacific port city of Vladivostok, where the summit...

Trump threatens to confront Mexico with more troops on border

Washington: President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the US-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted US personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with America. “Mexico’s soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, claiming, without evidence that it...

IPL 2019: KKR still have a healthy dressing room: Brathwaite

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders may look like a divided house with the team practising without skipper Dinesh Karthik on the eve of their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals but West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite Wednesday said they still have a healthy dressing room. KKR found themselves on the brink of elimination with five losses in a row,...

M Bhawani Prasad

A yen for acting

His parents had wanted him to take academics seriously and secure a good job. But M Bhawani Prasad had always dreamt of making it big as an actor. Today, he has to his credit quite a large number of Odia and Telugu films. In a career spanning 15 years, Bhawani has also been part of quite a...

3 Superhit romantic Pakistani movies you must watch

While, India is known for its movies and celebrities, people in Pakistan are equally fond of movies and their stars. Even Pakistani movies and dramas have gained a huge audience and following. What is also interesting about the movies is the language and the different cultures they represent. In these films, there have been actors from all...

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