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Woman, two kids burnt alive in house fire

G. Udayagiri: In a heartrending incident, a woman and her two children were burnt alive in a fire mishap that broke out at their house in Magaraguda village under this police limits in Kandhamal district, Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Jhulima Pradhan and her two minor daughters Sonali and...

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Top Indian military man blames Pak Army, ISI for Pulwama carnage

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Srinagar: The Pakistan Army and its espionage agency ISI were involved in the car bomb attack that left over 40 CRPF personnel dead, top Army official KJS Dhillon said Tuesday. He also sent out a chilling message that anyone picking up the gun in Kashmir would be eliminated unless he surrenders. The Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leadership in Kashmir was eliminated within 100 hours of the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama, General...

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CM rolls out slew of projects at a total investment of Rs 2196.30 crore

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday laid the foundation stone for 14 industrial units and inaugurated four other such projects which will collectively create employment opportunities for 3,465 people. Patnaik performed the ground-breaking-cum- inauguration ceremony here at State Secretariat through video conferencing. Through these 18 projects, the state will get a total investment of Rs 2196.30 crore. Speaking at the ceremony, CM said, “Odisha’s vision is to become the ‘manufacturing...

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Terror attack threat on Statue of Unity, security tightened

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Security has been beefed up in surrounding area after intelligence inputs reported about the potential threat of a terror attack on the 182-metre-tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat.   Intelligence Bureau (IB) inputs had suggested the world's tallest statue could be the target of a double blast which would be aimed at bringing the statue down.   The IB input had said the statue, a tribute to India's first Deputy Prime...

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Woman organises birthday party for friend, gets her raped by boyfriend

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Palghar: A woman was allegedly raped at her birthday party organised at a friend's house in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said Tuesday. The host's boyfriend and a friend spiked the victim's drink, said a senior police officer.   "The woman host pinned the victim down when she was drowsy and her boyfriend raped her. The duo also threatened the victim to not reveal the incident," he said. The 27-year-old, a resident...

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JD-U’s fortunes rose with BJP in LS polls

New Delhi, Feb 19: The Janata Dal-United (JD-U), which is one of the partners of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar, had witnessed a rise in its fortunes in the elections whenever it had contested the Lok Sabha polls with the BJP in the state since 1999. The NDA comprising the BJP and the JD-U had...

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Gold medallist gymnast Franklin finds peace in Hinduism

Monaco: Learning Hinduism and reading epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata have kept Missy Franklin occupied ever since the five-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer announced a shock retirement in December last year. Chronic shoulder pain forced the 23-year-old to hang up her boots but on a brighter note, it allowed her to indulge in things that she couldn't...

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Android Q’s revamped gestures to ditch back button

San Francisco: Android's next major update tentatively named "Q" could see the removal of the back button and a quicker app-changing animation when users swipe to the right. "Most of the complaints that people have towards Android Pie's gestures focus on the presence of the dedicated back button and the difficulty of performing the long swipe up...

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Sensex extends slide to 9th session; IT stocks drag

Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex nursed losses for the ninth session on the trot Tuesday following a bruising sell-off in IT stocks amid unabated foreign fund outflows. Lacklustre global cues and rising geopolitical instability further soured risk sentiment, analysts said. The 30-share BSE Sensex, which opened in the positive zone, suddenly dived in late afternoon trade amid heavy selling...

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AIADMK firms up alliances with BJP, PMK ahead of polls

Chennai: The ruling AIADMK signed a pact Tuesday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to contest the Lok Sabha elections together. The saffron party was allocated five of the 39 seats in the state. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam told the media here: “Under the AIADMK-led alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, BJP gets five Lok Sabha...

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Comeback man Saha to bat at No.4 for Bengal

Bhubaneswar: Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha who has been out of the game for some time now will return to competitive cricket in the upcoming T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament beginning Thursday. The wicket-keeper batsman will bat at No.4 while turning out in Bengal colours. Saha had suffered a shoulder injury while turning out for Sunrisers Hyderabad...

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Salman to croon in place of Atif Aslam in ‘Notebook’

Mumbai: After the All India Cine Workers’ Association decision to ban Pakistani artists from the film industry in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, actor Salman Khan has asked his production to replace singer Atif Aslam from his next production ‘Notebook’, according to a film website. Reports say Salman Khan will step into the shoes of...

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Zlatan vows to ‘break every record in MLS this season’

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic set himself a daunting challenge for the upcoming Major League Soccer season by vowing to rewrite the league record book this year. The 37-year-old former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain forward unveiled new Galaxy jerseys in a flashy entrance, then told a crowd of fans his ambitious plans for...

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Censor Board banned 793 films in 16 years: RTI

Lucknow: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, an RTI response has revealed. Nutan Thakur, a city-based activist, has been told that between January 1, 2000 and March 31, 2016, the censor board refused to "grant certificate for exhibition to 793 films". These include 586 Indian films and...

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