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Govt bends liquor rule for Men’s HWC

Bhubaneswar: In order to facilitate a pleasant stay for visiting players and tourists from abroad for the Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018, the state government has relaxed norms for sale and purchase of liquor in Bhubaneswar which hosts the international event. The state government has amended the Odisha Excise Rules by...

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High rate of stillbirths worries Health dept; CDMOs asked to take corrective action

Cuttack: The high rate of stillbirths in the state has become a matter of concern for the Health department. Directorate of Family Welfare managing director Lingaraj Mishra has recently asked all chief district medical officers (CDMOs) and the superintendents of three medical colleges and hospitals to take all possible steps to reduce the rate of stillbirths in state. A recent report by the Newborn Care Corner (NBCC) has claimed that the...

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Chhattisgarh records overall polling turnout of 76.35%: EC

Raipur: Chhattisgarh recorded an overall turnout of 76.35 per cent in the two-phased Assembly elections that concluded Tuesday, 1.05 per cent lower than the voting recorded in 2013, with Kurud in Dhamtari district recording the highest voter turnout at 88.99 per cent. The final figures, released by the Election Commission Wednesday, showed that the polling percentage in the two phases varied by 0.04 per cent. In the first phase, voter turnout...

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Number of missing in California fires continues to fluctuate amid chaos

San Francisco: Almost two weeks since the massive wildfire began and which has already claimed 81 lives in northern California, the number of missing persons continues to fluctuate wildly in the chaos, standing at 699 Tuesday. The figure is 300 less than that of Monday but six times greater than the one released a week ago, when authorities reported around 100 missing, reports Efe news. These fluctuations since the fire was...

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Government destroyed MSMEs, now wants RBI to revive it: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Picking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that demonetisation was a "bitter" medicine to get rid of black money, Congress leader P. Chidambaram Wednesday said it destroyed the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and now the government wanted RBI to revive the sector. The former Finance Minister also took strong exception to remarks reported in the media of an unnamed government functionary who had said that government had...

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Govt bends liquor rule for Men’s HWC

Bhubaneswar: In order to facilitate a pleasant stay for visiting players and tourists from abroad for the Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018, the state government has relaxed norms for sale and purchase of liquor in Bhubaneswar which hosts the international event. The state government has amended the Odisha Excise Rules by inserting a crucial clause to ensure sale...

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Saina, Kashyap enter next round

Lucknow: Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy wins to make a positive start while defending champions Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy crashed out in the mixed doubles opening round of the Syed Modi badminton World Tour Super 300 here Wednesday. Second seeded Saina, who had won the Lucknow tournament thrice in the past,...

Los Leones arrive in the city

Bhubaneswar: With just barely a week to go before the much awaited FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup, the Argentina men’s hockey team became the first to arrive in the city when they touched down at Biju Patnaik International Airport, Wednesday morning. The Los Leones will begin their campaign November 29 against Spain. The Kalinga Stadium is no...

KISS students rehearse with the props for the opening ceremony of men’s hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium, Wednesday 

Gala opening ceremony awaits fans

Bhubaneswar: The much awaited men’s hockey World Cup is barely seven days away and the city is already gearing up to host a galaxy of stars for its gala opening ceremony at the iconic Kalinga Stadium here November 27, a day before the tournament kicks off. According to Vishal Dev, secretary of department of sports and youth...

Shikhar Dhawan drives one through offside during his innings against Australia at Gabba, Wednesday 

Australia draw first blood

Brisbane: A sloppy India failed to get an ideal start to the Australia tour, losing the rain-hit opening T20 International by four runs at the Gabba here Wednesday. India first faltered in the field, letting Australia score 158 for four after rain shortened the contest to 17-over-a-side. Glenn Maxwell (46, 24b, 4x6) Chris Lynn (37, 20b, 1x4,...

LPG cylinder price crosses Rs 1000 mark

New Delhi: The price of non-subsidised domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder of 14.2 kg has breached the `1,000 mark in many places across the country. As consumers pay an average of `200 more for a cooking gas cylinder than what they had paid for in January, `1,000 appears to be the new normal, say analysts. In...

PMO no to info on ministers’ ‘graft’

New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to share details of alleged corruption complaints received against Union ministers, saying providing such information "may be subjective as well as a cumbersome exercise". The PMO's assertion comes at a time when a senior officer in the country's premier probe agency – Central Bureau of Investigation – has...

Bus mishap under joint panel lens

Cuttack: A day after a luxury bus fell off Mahanadi bridge killing a dozen passengers and injuring over 40 others, Jagatpur police Wednesday registered a case in this connection. The police registered the case under Sections 279, 337, 338 and 304 (A) of the IPC on the basis of statements of eyewitnesses and an FIR filed by...

FANS THRILLED ABOUT POKEMON-BASED- MOVIE TEASER

BHUBANESWAR: Fans of popular cartoon and animation franchise Pokemon are set to experience a first-ever live action drama based on popular characters of the series. The movie Detective Pikachu is scheduled to be released May 10, 2019. Eminent Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds has lent his voice and facial motion captures to the protagonist Pikachu, one of the...

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