Interior Odisha to feel more heat

Bhubaneswar: With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday predicting severe heatwave conditions in the state this summer, scientists at the regional meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar said the impact will be maximum felt in the interior districts. Senior scientist Umashankar Das...

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App delisting cannot be permitted: Minister Vaishnaw on Google-Indian startups row

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New Delhi: Taking a strong view of Google pulling off some apps from its Play Store, the government Saturday said delisting of Indian apps cannot be permitted and that the tech company and the startups concerned have been called for a meeting next week. In an interview to PTI, IT and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said the startup ecosystem is key to the Indian economy and their fate cannot be left...

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Spanish woman gang-raped in Jharkhand, three arrested

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Dumka (Jharkhand): A woman from Spain was allegedly gang-raped in Jharkhand's Dumka district, police said Saturday. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and a manhunt has been launched to nab the remaining accused, they said. The incident took place at Kurumahat in Hansdiha police station area, around 300 km from state capital Ranchi, Friday night when a tourist couple from Spain was spending the night at a...

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WTO talks end sans decision on key issues; duty moratorium on e-commerce trade extended again

Abu Dhabi: The talks at the WTO's ministerial conference ended with no decision on key issues such as finding a permanent solution to public food stockpile and on curbing fisheries subsidies, but the members agreed to further extend the moratorium on imposing import duties on e-commerce trade for two more years. The 13th ministerial conference (MC13) also managed to get at least five more outcomes such as new disciplines on domestic...

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BJP MP Gautam Gambhir asks party chief Nadda to relieve him of political duties

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New Delhi: BJP Lok Sabha MP Gautam Gambhir Saturday requested party president J P Nadda to relieve him of political duties so that he can focus on his upcoming cricket commitments. The parliamentarian from East Delhi also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for giving him an opportunity to serve the people. "I have requested Hon'ble party president J P Nadda ji to relieve me of...

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Four people detained, being interrogated in Bengaluru blast case: Police sources

Bengaluru: Four people have been detained for questioning in connection with the low-intensity bomb blast at a Bengaluru eatery, police sources said Saturday. Sleuths of the Central Crime Branch probing the case are interrogating the four, picked up from Dharwad, Hubballi and Bengaluru "at length", the sources said. Bengaluru City Commissioner B Dayananda said investigation into The...

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PM Modi unveils projects worth Rs15,000 crore in West Bengal

Krishnanagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled development projects worth Rs15,000 crore in West Bengal Saturday. The prime minister unveiled the projects at an official function in Krishnanagar in Nadia district. "Today, we are taking yet another step towards a developed West Bengal. Yesterday, I laid the foundation of and inaugurated projects worth Rs7,000 crore. The initiatives included...

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas joins Russo Brothers’ ‘The Bluff’

Los Angeles: Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas is set to star in The Bluff, an upcoming film from Russo Brothers' banner AGBO Studios and Amazon MGM Studios. According to Deadline, the movie is being directed by Frank E Flowers, who has co-written it with Joe Ballarini. Set in the 19th century Caribbean, The Bluff follows a former female...

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Odisha: Five-time MLA Arabinda Dhali resigns from BJD, says will join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Five-time MLA Arabinda Dhali Saturday resigned from the ruling BJD and said that he would join the opposition BJP. Dhali, the MLA of Jayadev in Odisha's Khurda district, said he has sent his resignation letter to BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik via e-mail. He, however, did not mention any reason for his resignation. Dhali...

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These apps disappear from Google Play Store

New Delhi: Info Edge (India) Ltd Saturday said its mobile apps, including naukri.Com, 99 acres.Com, and shiksha.Com have been removed from Google Play Store. This comes a day after Google began removing some apps, including popular matrimony apps, from its Play Store in India over a dispute on service fee payments. Google has said that 10 companies...

Nothing Phone (2a) to be Made in India

New Delhi: London-based consumer tech brand, Nothing, Saturday announced that its latest smartphone, Phone (2a) will be manufactured in India. With this move, the company said that it aims to harness the rich manufacturing ecosystem of the country while investing in the local economy and creating job opportunities. "The designed for India, Nothing Phone (2a) has been...

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Spanish woman gang-raped in Jharkhand, three arrested

Dumka (Jharkhand): A woman from Spain was allegedly gang-raped in Jharkhand's Dumka district, police said Saturday. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and a manhunt has been launched to nab the remaining accused, they said. The incident took place at Kurumahat in Hansdiha police station area, around 300 km from state capital Ranchi,...

 

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