Beer plant bottled up

Bhubaneswar: After receiving severe flak from various quarters including from the Opposition, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday ordered cancellation of a beer bottling plant at Balarampur village in Dhenkanal district. The authorities had cut down over a 1000 trees Saturday with support of police despite stiff resistance from the locals....

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Amritsar attack: Punjab Police detain hardliners for questioning

Amritsar: The Punjab Police have detained a few people having links to separatist organisations in connection with Sunday's grenade attack on a prayer meeting of the Nirankari sect in Amritsar, police sources said Tuesday. The Sikh hardliner elements were detained in raids conducted by various teams of the state police at different places, including in Amritsar and Bathinda districts. The police have not, however, officially confirmed or denied the detentions. Punjab...

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Sensex drops over 100 points on global selloff, profit-booking

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 100 points in early session Tuesday, breaking its three-day winning run as metal, IT, realty and banking stocks retreated, tracking sell-off in the global market. The 30-share index dropped 104.41 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 35,670.47 points in opening trade. The gauge had rallied about 633 points in the previous three sessions. The NSE Nifty too fell 36.80 points, or 0.33 per cent,...

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Polling begins for last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections

Raipur: Amid tight security, polling began at 8 a.m for the second and concluding phase Tuesday for 72 seats spread across 19 districts to elect a new Chhattisgarh Assembly, officials said. A total of 1,079 candidates are in the fray, and both Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are contesting all the 72 seats. The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is in the fray for 25 seats and its ally and former...

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US Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

Laredo (US): They started work in the cool of the morning and moved quickly, uncoiling reel after reel of vicious-looking fencing and tying it with barbed wire to green poles hammered into the ground. Over the course of three days, a gleaming, shoulders-high barrier of concertina-wire emerged like a silver snake along a lush riverbank, stretching as far as the eye could see. This was the work of 100 or so...

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Pilgrims sore over lack of basic facilities at Baladevjew temple

Pilgrims sore over lack of facilities at Baladevjew temple

Kendrapara: The absence of basic facilities here at Tulashikhetra, the abode of Lord Jagannath's elder brother Baladevjew and an important pilgrim centre near the Jagannath Temple, is forcing pilgrims to return in disappointment. The Baladevjew Temple fails to attract tourists nowadays as they face lots of problems, particularly the absence of toilets. Locals said as winter has...

Anushka unveils her interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds

Singapore: Actress-producer Anushka Sharma has unveiled her interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds here and says she is glad that her figurine is the first ever talking and interactive wax statue. "I am glad that my wax figure is the first ever talking and interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore. I had a special fan take...

Filmmaker casts actress as Jesus Christ

New Delhi: Filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri, whose "White" -- a silent film on rape survivors -- has been to various film festivals, is now looking to "shake up beliefs" with his next film "Cactus" in which he has cast an actress as Jesus Christ. "Cactus" is a feature length film and is in its production stage. Amrita Chattopadhyay,...

Three killed in explosion near ordnance depot in Maharashtra

Wardha (Maha): Three people were killed in an explosion near an ordnance depot in Maharashtra's Wardha district Tuesday morning, a Defence official said. The explosion took place around 7 am while ammunition was being unloaded, he said. The deceased included an ammunition factory employee and two labourers, the official said. The demolition ground at the Central Ammunition...

4 killed in Chicago shooting

Chicago: Four people have died in a shooting at a Chicago hospital, including two female members of staff, a police officer and the gunman himself, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. The incident comes just days after some US medical professionals became involved in an online campaign protesting against gun violence. Two women killed were a doctor and a...

Amritsar attack: Punjab Police detain hardliners for questioning

Amritsar: The Punjab Police have detained a few people having links to separatist organisations in connection with Sunday's grenade attack on a prayer meeting of the Nirankari sect in Amritsar, police sources said Tuesday. The Sikh hardliner elements were detained in raids conducted by various teams of the state police at different places, including in Amritsar and...

Facebook Messenger crashes globally

San Francisco: Several users in the US and Europe Tuesday reported that Facebook Messenger was not working for them. According to DownDetector.com, a portal that tracks when outages happen in the digital world, thousands of Messenger users were unable to receive messages, log in and connect to server. The outage began after midnight and continued for a...

Indian-American elected president of Harvard student body

Washington: An Indian-American woman has been elected as the president of the powerful student's body of the prestigious Harvard University. Sruthi Palaniappan, 20, whose parents migrated to the US from Chennai in 1992, was elected as president of the Harvard University Undergraduate Council. Her running mate Julia Huesa, 20, was elected as vice president, according to an...

Sensex drops over 100 points on global selloff, profit-booking

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 100 points in early session Tuesday, breaking its three-day winning run as metal, IT, realty and banking stocks retreated, tracking sell-off in the global market. The 30-share index dropped 104.41 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 35,670.47 points in opening trade. The gauge had rallied about 633 points in the...

Over 3,500 file nominations for Telangana polls

Hyderabad: Over 3,500 candidates have filed their nominations for the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections, officials said. With the deadline for filing of nominations coming to an end Monday, a total of 3,584 candidates filed their papers in all 119 constituencies. According to a statement released from the office of Chief Electoral Officer late Monday, 2,087 nominations...

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