Naveen Patnaik backs Pandian again

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday once again backed BJD leader and his key aide VK Pandian, saying the bureaucrat-turned-politician has served the state and party with utmost dedication efficiency and integrity, and rejected a media report of...

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Sailor missing after fire aboard INS Brahmaputra; ship resting on side

Mumbai: A sailor is missing after fire broke out aboard the Navy's multi-role frigate INS Brahmaputra in Mumbai dockyard, an official said Monday, adding the ship is now resting on the side. “A fire had broken out on board Indian Naval Ship Brahmaputra, a multi-role frigate, on the evening of July 21 while she was undergoing refit at Naval Dockyard Mumbai,” an official release said. “The fire was brought under control...

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RSS, BJP hail allowing govt employees to participate in Sangh’s activities; Opposition says it will affect their neutrality

RSS hails decision allowing govt employees to participate in Sangh activities

New Delhi: The BJP and the RSS Monday hailed the Centre's move to lift a ban on government employees from participating in activities of the Hindutva organisation, while opposition parties slammed the decision, alleging that it is aimed at politicising employees around an ideology. In a statement, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said the revocation of the ban would strengthen the country's democratic system and accused previous governments, mostly headed by...

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NEET-UG: SC asks IIT Delhi to set up team of experts, seeks report on right answer to question

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday asked the Director, IIT-Delhi to set up a team of three experts that would go into a particular question asked in the NEET-UG 2024 examination and submit a report on the correct answer by Tuesday noon. The top court took note of the submissions of some aspirants that a question related to an “atom” and its characteristics had two correct answers and a set of...

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Kanwar Yatra: Supreme Court imposes interim stay on order asking eateries to display names of owners

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday imposed an interim stay on directives passed by the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments that eateries along the Kanwar Yatra route must display names of owners. A bench of Justices Hrishikesh Roy and SVN Bhatti issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh governments while seeking their replies to the pleas challenging the directive. "We deem it appropriate to pass interim order prohibiting...

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Sailor missing after fire aboard INS Brahmaputra; ship resting on side

Mumbai: A sailor is missing after fire broke out aboard the Navy's multi-role frigate INS Brahmaputra in Mumbai dockyard, an official said Monday, adding the ship is now resting on the side. “A fire had broken out on board Indian Naval Ship Brahmaputra, a multi-role frigate, on the evening of July 21 while she was undergoing refit...

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Odisha govt withdraws notification to rename Biju Patnaik Sports Award

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Monday withdrew a notification that sought to rename the Biju Patnaik Sports Award, according to an official order. The fresh order was issued a day after Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi clarified that the state award would not be renamed. "The guidelines for the Biju Patnaik Sports Award shall continue to remain in...

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First session of 17th Odisha Assembly held Monday   Annual Alumni Meet 2024 organised at Rama Devi Women's University in Bhubaneswar   Pedestrians, motorists in Bhubaneswar use umbrellas to shield themselves from rain   Theatre artists perform a play at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar   Kanwar Yatra: On the first Monday of 'Shravana' month, devotees perform 'Jal...

RSS hails decision allowing govt employees to participate in Sangh activities

RSS, BJP hail allowing govt employees to participate in Sangh’s activities; Opposition says it will affect their neutrality

New Delhi: The BJP and the RSS Monday hailed the Centre's move to lift a ban on government employees from participating in activities of the Hindutva organisation, while opposition parties slammed the decision, alleging that it is aimed at politicising employees around an ideology. In a statement, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said the revocation of the...

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Odisha weather: IMD forecast heavy rainfall likely to continue for another four days

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast heavy rainfall across many parts of Odisha over the next four days, owing to a persistent low-pressure area over north Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas. "The low-pressure area formed over north Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood, persisted over east Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh. Under its impact, heavy to very...

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Economic Survey calls for urgent agri reforms; cites growth hurdles

New Delhi: The pre-budget Economic Survey Monday called for urgent reforms in India's agricultural sector, warning that the structural issues could impede the country's overall economic growth trajectory. The survey, tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, highlighted the untapped potential of the Indian agriculture sector compared to other economies. Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran...

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India’s trade deficit expected to decline further: Economic Survey

New Delhi: Boost in domestic manufacturing due to PLI (production linked incentive) schemes and increase in exports on account of free trade agreements are expected to bridge the country's trade deficit further, Economic Survey said on Monday. However, it said that fluctuations in commodity prices, especially for critical imports like oil, metals, and agricultural products, can impact...

 

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