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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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Rajnath pitches for Cong-free India

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday urged people to make the country Congress free for a poverty-free India. Singh also appealed to the voters to dislodge Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha and give chance to BJP for a new Odisha. Addressing the Vijay Sanklap Samabesh at Bari in Jajpur district, before the fourth and final phase of elections in Odisha, Singh said the Congress has been making poverty an issue...

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IPL 2019: Parag, Archer pull off Rajasthan Royals victory

Kolkata: Young Riyan Parag (47, 31b, 5x4, 2x6) and seamer Jofra Archer (27 n o, 12b, 2x4, 2x6 ) played some brilliant cricket in the last five overs as Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off a memorable three-wicket victory against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an IPL encounter here at Eden Gardens Thursday. Needing, 18 runs from the...

Game to sway opinion is on

Manas Pattnaik Game of Thrones (GoT) season 8 started recently. But, we in India have been in the thick of the Game of Elections (GoE) for the past few months now. Indian political season might give even GoT a run for its money in terms of TRPs. Our politicians say one thing, do something else. Statements and...

19 Telangana students commit suicide in one week

Hyderabad, April 25: Nineteen students have committed suicide in Telangana during last one week over the failure in the Intermediate examinations, according to media reports. While there were no official figures available, newspapers and channels have reported that 19 students of Intermediate first and second year (Classes XI and XII ended their lives since last Thursday. This...

EasyJet bans peanuts on flights

London, Apr 25: British airline easyJet has stopped selling peanuts and will remove all nuts from inflight foods, it said Thursday, to protect passengers with allergies. The no-frills carrier said passengers will also be asked not to eat nuts on board if fellow customers are allergic. "The safety and welfare of all of our customers and crew...

Defence Secretary quits, Sri Lanka bans drones

Colombo: Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando Thursday resigned accepting responsibility for the Easter Sunday bloodbath in Sri Lanka even as security forces continued a search for accomplices of the suicide bombers who killed and injured hundreds. The government also banned the use of all drones and unmanned aircraft within the Sri Lankan airspace with effect from Thursday and...

Sudan converge on army HQ for ‘million-strong’ protest

Khartoum, Apr 25: Sudanese marchers converged from all directions on army headquarters for a "million-strong" demonstration Thursday to turn up the heat on the ruling military council after three of its members resigned following talks on handing over power. The rally comes after Sudan's new military rulers and protest leaders agreed to set up a joint committee,...

US manufacturer 3M says to cut 2,000 jobs on slowing demand

New York, Apr 25: US industrial products manufacturer 3M announced Thursday it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide, citing weakness in key markets that led to a drop in first-quarter sales. 3M, which makes a wide variety of industrial goods and tools as well as everyday items such as the ubiquitous stick-and-remove Post-It notes, also slashed its full-year...

Here is what makes Sunny Deol a perfect fit for BJP

Joining the BJP camp, Sunny Deol has finally included himself in the ‘actor-turned-politician’ club. He might have a chance at contesting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on a BJP ticket as well. As Sunny Paaji gets set to treat his opponents with his 2.5 kg wala hathoda, let’s find out what makes him a perfect fit for...

Sister of Sri Lanka mastermind deplores bloodbath

Colombo, April 25: The sister of a man believed to the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday carnage in Sri Lanka is furious with her brother for causing so much pain and suffering to others. Mohammad Hashim Madaniya has found out that her brother, Zahran Hashim, is the alleged ringleader of a group of suicide bombers who attacked...

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