Himachal political crisis over: DK Shivakumar

Shimla: The political turmoil in Himachal Pradesh seems to be over with Congress' central observer DK Shivakumar Thursday announcing that all differences have been ironed out even as the assembly speaker disqualified six rebel Congress legislators over abstaining from voting on the Budget in the House. Shivakumar also said it...

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Strike on Palestinians waiting for aid kills 70, Gaza officials say, taking war’s toll past 30,000

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Rafah: At least 70 people were killed in a strike early Thursday on a crowd of Palestinians waiting for humanitarian aid in Gaza City, bringing the total number killed since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, Gaza's Health Ministry said. Gaza City and the rest of northern Gaza were the first targets of Israel's air, sea and ground offensive launched in response to Hamas' October 7 attack....

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Sending Western troops to Ukraine risks a global nuclear conflict: Putin

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Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to fulfil Moscow's goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin's warning came in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of next month's election he's all but certain to win, underlining his readiness to protect Russian gains in Ukraine. In an apparent reference to...

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India’s GDP growth surges to 8.4 per cent in Q3, 2023-24 growth rate pegged at robust 7.6 per cent

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New Delhi: India's economy sprang a surprise with an 8.4 per cent surge in GDP growth during the third quarter (October-December), as a result of which the country's economic growth rate for the financial year 2023-24 is now estimated at a robust 7.6 per cent, figures released by the National Statistics Office on Thursday showed. The high growth rate of 8.4 per cent in the October-December quarter has been driven by...

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ZSI scientists discover new species of head-shield sea slug, name it after President Droupadi Murmu

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Berhampur: Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) scientists have discovered a new species of head-shield sea slug from Bay of Bengal in the Odisha-West Bengal border and named it in the honour of President Droupadi Murmu, an official said. The new species which was discovered from Udaipur and Digha coast of Odisha and West Bengal and named as "Melanochlamys Droupadi", said Dhriti Banerjee, Director, ZSI. The proposed common name of the new...

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Odisha govt to set up water informatics centre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Thursday decided to establish a State Water Informatics Centre (SWIC) for the coordination, collection and dissemination of water resources data. Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena said this will be done with the support and guidance of the National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC). The state Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a...

Himachal political crisis over DK Shivakumar

Himachal political crisis over: DK Shivakumar

Shimla: The political turmoil in Himachal Pradesh seems to be over with Congress' central observer DK Shivakumar Thursday announcing that all differences have been ironed out even as the assembly speaker disqualified six rebel Congress legislators over abstaining from voting on the Budget in the House. Shivakumar also said it has been decided to form a coordination...

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Naveen launches 2,000 CSP Plus banking outlets under AMA Bank programme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday inaugurated 2,000 CSP (Customer Service Point) plus outlets under the 'AMA Bank' initiative, aimed at providing banking services in all unbanked gram panchayats of the state. The 'AMA Bank' programme was launched last year after it was realised that 4,373 out of the state's total 6,789 gram panchayats lacked bank...

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Odisha hikes monthly remuneration of Anganwadi workers to Rs 10,000

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday announced a hike in remuneration of Anganwadi workers and their assistants, an official statement said. The monthly remuneration of Anganwadi workers has been increased from Rs 7,500 to Rs 10,000, while that of Mini-Anganwadi workers has been...

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PM Modi likely to visit Odisha March 5

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Odisha on March 5, coinciding with the 108th birth anniversary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik. The itinerary of the PM's trip is yet to be prepared, BJP state election co-incharge Lata Usendi said. State BJP president Manmohan Samal had earlier said that the PM would visit Odisha...

 

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