Road mishap claims 3 lives

Bolangir: Three persons were killed when the motorcycle they were travelling on collided head-on collided with a bus on NH-26 near Lahurapali village under Saintala police limits in Bolangir district late Sunday night. The identities of the deceased persons were...

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Woman sets minor sons on fire, burns self

Angul: A woman Sunday set herself and her two minor sons on fire following a quarrel with her neighbour’s children. The three have been left battling for life. They were rescued in a critical condition and were rushed to the district headquarters hospital (DHH). After preliminary treatment, the trio has...

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Hospital holds newborn hostage as woman fails to pay medical bill after delivery

Hospital holds newborn hostage as woman fails to pay medical bill after delivery

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a Cuttack-based private hospital here held a newborn hostage after its mother failed to foot the bill against all medical expenses Sunday. The matter came to the fore after the hapless mother, hailing for Salia Sahi in Bhubaneswar, returned home without the baby and registered a written complaint with the Nayapalli police station with help of relatives. Even as the woman requested that her husband would...

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93 African children freed from human trafficking networks

Algiers: Algerian authorities on Sunday said that 93 children of different African nationalities were freed from human trafficking networks, media reported. Police Department and Social Assistance Bureau of Algiers announced in a statement that "Algerian security forces managed within a week to free 93 children of various African nationalities, including over 60 children from Niger, as they are exploited to raise money by begging in the capital Algiers." The source specified...

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Sensex, Nifty open in green

Mumbai: Ahead of key RBI board meeting the key Indian equity indices opened on Monday in the positive territory taking cues from its Asian peers. The BSE Sensex was trading 190 points higher after as healthy buying was witnessed in all the 19 sectors on BSE, except for telecom, oil and gas counters. It opened at 34,846.19 from its previous close at 34,812.99 on Friday. At 9.22 a.m., it traded at...

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Australia PM slammed for ‘smutty’ comment

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced criticism following his "smutty" remarks about actress Pamela Anderson, after she asked him to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Anderson had urged Scott Morrison to bring Assange to Australia. Rejecting her plea, Morrison said he had "plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort out the issue with Pamela". Several politicians backed the actress slamming the...

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Woman sets minor sons on fire, burns self

Woman sets minor sons on fire, burns self

Angul: A woman Sunday set herself and her two minor sons on fire following a quarrel with her neighbour’s children. The three have been left battling for life. They were rescued in a critical condition and were rushed to the district headquarters hospital (DHH). After preliminary treatment, the trio has been shifted to SCB Medical College and...

Odisha High Court gets two more judges

Odisha High Court gets two more judges

Cuttack: Odisha Judicial Service officer Dr Akshaya Kumar Mishra and Additional Judge Shatrughana Pujahari took oath as the justices of the Orissa High Court Monday. The oath of office and secrecy was administered by Chief Justice K.S. Jhaveri at a swearing in ceremony held in the high court premises. With these two new judges, the total number...

CM urges Centre to increase post-matric scholarship funds for SC students

CM urges Centre to increase post-matric scholarship funds for SC students

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik Saturday urged Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment to personally intervene in the matters of funding pattern for Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Caste (SC) students. In a letter to Gehlot, Naveen wrote, “My government has attached the highest priority on providing quality education to weaker sections of the...

Europe must prevent political chaos: Macron

Berlin: France's President Emmanuel Macron has called for closer ties between Paris and Germany, saying Europe "has the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos". France and Germany were expected to unveil plans for a limited joint eurozone budget Monday aiming at a more integrated zone, the BBC reported. Macron has also urged Germany's backing...

Minor girl found hanged in Jajpur; rape and murder suspected

Jajpur: The body of a minor girl was found hanging inside a dilapidated house at Jari village under Binjharpur police limits in Jajpur district Monday morning. According to reports, the girl was first raped and then murdered by her uncle, alleged locals. They have gheraoed the erring uncle. On being informed, police reached the spot, seized the...

Experimenting a lot with my looks for my next films: Sidharth Malhotra

Mumbai: Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who was last seen in "Aiyaary", says he is experimenting a lot with his looks for his forthcoming films. Sidharth was interacting with media at Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 Sunday. His upcoming films include romantic comedy "Jabariya Jodi", intense love story "Marjaavaan" and biopic of Kargil war martyr Captain Vikram Batra for...

Two men rape woman inside ATM counter in Cuttack

Cuttack: Sexual assault against women in the state continues unabated with another woman allegedly being raped by two men inside an ATM counter. The heinous incident has been reported from College Square in Malgodown area in Cuttack town. According to reports, the woman was first abducted by the men who later forcibly took her to a deserted...

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