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Ex-Cong leader Naba Das joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Congress working president and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das Thursday joined the BJD at a function at Jharsuguda in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Jharsuguda Zilla Parishad chairman and chairpersons of five blocks also joined...

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Rehab woes: Announcements prompt, help delayed

Titli victims without roof; some take relatives’ aid Gajapati: More than three months have passed since the cyclone Titli wreaked havoc in different pockets of Gajapati district. Several kuccha houses were either totally destroyed or partially broken up due to the cyclonic storm. However, despite the devastation, several victims of...

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Negative experiences on social media may make you feel lonely

Negative experiences on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter may make young adults feel lonely, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh in the US build on their earlier study which indicated that more use of social media was associated with increased feelings of loneliness. “Social media is, seemingly, about connecting people. So it is surprising and interesting that our investigations reveal social media being linked...

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Jolt to Odisha as SC rejects ULB quota review plea

New Delhi: In a setback to Odisha government, the Supreme Court has dismissed a review petition filed by the state seeking re-consideration of apex court order dated September 28 upholding Orissa High Court’s order on reservation of seats in Urban Local Bodies’ (ULB). A two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Sanjay Kishan Kaul dismissed the review petition after taking it up. According to sources, the...

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BCCI revokes Pandya, Rahul’s suspensions

New Delhi: The suspensions on Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were Thursday lifted by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), two weeks after they were sent home from the tour of Australia due to their sexist comments on a TV show. The CoA, after consulting new amicus curiae PS Narsimha, decided to lift the suspension pending an inquiry, for which an ombudsman is to be appointed by the Supreme Court....

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Student traffic volunteers to work in RTOs

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Cuttack: The student traffic volunteers would soon work in regional transport offices (RTOs) to make motor vehicle owners aware of traffic rules and help them to get driving licences. “We have initiated the process to engage student traffic volunteers in RTOs. The volunteers will get an allowance of Rs 100 each per day,” said Transport Commissioner Sanjeev Panda. According to Panda, the traffic volunteers would manage special helpdesks at RTOs. “Their...

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Not going back to ballot paper era: CEC

New Delhi: Rejecting the demand of major Opposition parties, the Election Commission Thursday ruled out going back to the era of ballot papers and asserted it cannot be “bullied or coerced” into discarding the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and VVPATs. “We are going to keep on using EVMs. We are going to keep on using VVPATs (Voter Verifiable...

A station where trains never stop

People have heard about ‘haunted’ houses and even ‘haunted cities’, but then a haunted railway station! Well it seems there is one – the Begunkodor railway station in Purulia district of West Bengal, 260kms from Kolkata. Usually a station’s claim to fame is through the number of passengers it attracts. However, Begunkodor has earned its notoriety because...

Negative experiences on social media may make you feel lonely

Negative experiences on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter may make young adults feel lonely, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh in the US build on their earlier study which indicated that more use of social media was associated with increased feelings of loneliness. “Social media is, seemingly, about connecting people....

Jolt to Odisha as SC rejects ULB quota review plea

New Delhi: In a setback to Odisha government, the Supreme Court has dismissed a review petition filed by the state seeking re-consideration of apex court order dated September 28 upholding Orissa High Court’s order on reservation of seats in Urban Local Bodies’ (ULB). A two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justices Uday Umesh Lalit and Sanjay...

Tusker kills woman

Rasola/Satamail: A tusker ran amok and trampled a woman to death in the Hindol range of Dhenkanal district, Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Bhasini Samal (43), wife of Sanatan Samal of Bedapada. This was the second elephant attack casualty in the locality in the last three days. Due to frequency of the attacks, locals are...

BCCI revokes Pandya, Rahul’s suspensions

New Delhi: The suspensions on Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were Thursday lifted by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), two weeks after they were sent home from the tour of Australia due to their sexist comments on a TV show. The CoA, after consulting new amicus curiae PS Narsimha, decided to lift the suspension pending...

Ex-Cong leader Naba Das joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Congress working president and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das Thursday joined the BJD at a function at Jharsuguda in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Jharsuguda Zilla Parishad chairman and chairpersons of five blocks also joined the BJD along with Das. Das had resigned from the primary membership of Congress and the post...

"Six bodies have been retrieved from the accident site so far. The rescue teams are still on job." (PTI)

6 killed as four-storey building collapses in Gurgaon

Gurgaon: Six labourers were killed when a four-storey under-construction building collapsed Thursday at a village here, officials said. Three National Disaster Response Force teams, with about 35 personnel each, were deployed and it is suspected that one or two more people could still be trapped at the site in Ullawas village near sector 65 of Gurgaon. "Six...

File photo of student traffic volunteers

Student traffic volunteers to work in RTOs

Cuttack: The student traffic volunteers would soon work in regional transport offices (RTOs) to make motor vehicle owners aware of traffic rules and help them to get driving licences. “We have initiated the process to engage student traffic volunteers in RTOs. The volunteers will get an allowance of Rs 100 each per day,” said Transport Commissioner Sanjeev...

How is the electoral game shaping up in key states

The BJP in Kerala may have boosted its saffron image on the Sabrimala issue but is unlikely to gain much electoral advantage in 2019. That has been the pattern for decades: it has zero conversion rate even though it has a vote share of 10 percent. It would certainly like to weaken, harm, destroy the CPI-M. Towards...

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