High-level US Congressional delegation visiting India next week to meet Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

New Delhi: Chair of US House Foreign Affairs Committee Michael McCaul and former House speaker Nancy Pelosi are set to be part of a US congressional delegation that is set to visit Dharamsala next week to meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. The high-level US bipartisan delegation will be in Dharamsala June 18 and 19, authoritative sources said Friday. The visit of the influential US lawmakers to the Himalayan town...

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At G7 Outreach session, PM Modi calls for ending monopoly in technology

Narendra Modi, G7

Bari (Italy): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday called for ending the monopoly in technology and said it must be made creative to lay the foundation of an inclusive society. In an address at an Outreach session of the G7 summit in Italy's Apulia region, Modi said the countries of the Global South are bearing the brunt of uncertainties and tensions around the world. India has considered it its responsibility to put...

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Karnataka HC restrains CID from arresting Yediyurappa in POCSO case, asks him to appear before it June 17

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa submits resignation

Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court Friday restrained Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from arresting former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in connection with a POCSO case registered against him. It also directed the veteran BJP leader to appear before CID, which is probing the case, June 17. A Bengaluru court Thursday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Yediyurappa in the case registered against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act...

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Plans afoot to place Kovind panel’s report on simultaneous polls before Cabinet ‘at the earliest’

Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi: The Union law ministry plans to place before the Union Cabinet the report of the high-level committee on 'one nation, one election', sources said Friday. They said placing the report before the Cabinet "at the earliest" is part of the 100-day agenda of the Legislative Department in the law ministry. Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had directed all union ministries and departments to draw up...

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Youth stabs woman, her daughter over land dispute

Sambalpur: In a shocking incident, a youth allegedly stabbed a woman and her daughter while they were going to their tailoring shop at Danipali village under Ainthapali police limits here Friday. Following the incident, locals rescued the duo in critical condition and rushed them to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla...

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The political dynamics have shifted with the entry of coalition dharma, and as Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his third term as head of the NDA government, there is hope as well as trepidation among babus about the potential changes within the ministries and departments. Who is in and who is out? But all eyes are on...

Man rapes woman on pretext of job

Bhubaneswar: Airfield police here Friday arrested a 30- year-old man for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of providing her a job. Airfield police station IIC Sashikanta Rout said the accused was identified as Diptiranjan Palei, a native of Orada village in Khurda district. The accused, a food safety official of the government, came across the...

Funkwal reviews railway projects

Cuttack: East Coast Railway (ECoR) general manager Parmeshwar Funkwal inspected the ongoing infrastructure works in Cuttack-Paradip and Paradip-Haridaspur railway sections here, Friday. During the visit, Funkwal reviewed the works related to traffic facility in Paradip and inspected different railway sidings under the sections. Funkwal stressed on hassle-free railway operations and improvement in mobility in both the railway...

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Monsoon to arrive in state in 4-5 days: IMD

Bhubaneswar: After the first pre-monsoon spell on the first day of Raja Friday that brought relief to the sweltering heatwave conditions in the Capital city, a top Met official told Orissa POST that the southwest monsoon is all set to make its arrival in the state in the next four-five days. The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall...

CBI searches in Odisha over Rs 5,717 crore fraud

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday launched a probe into the alleged Rs 5,717-crore bank fraud by Chhattisgarh-based SKS Power Generation Limited and carried out searches at 14 locations in five states, including Odisha, in connection with the ‘scam’. Following the Allahabad High Court’s order, the CBI took over the investigation of the case (115/2021)...

Raja true example of Odia Asmita: CM

Bhubaneswar: Newly sworn-in Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi Friday extended his greetings to the people of Odisha on the occasion of ‘Pahili Raja’ (the first day of the three-day long festival celebrating womanhood) by saying that this festival is true example of ‘Odia Asmita’. Taking to X, the CM said: “Greetings and best wishes to the people...

7 in every 100 elderly faced abuses: Study

Bhubaneswar: Seven in every 100 elderly persons faced abuses of various forms, while one in every three elderly persons didn’t earn a penny in the past year, according to a study by HelpAge India. They include 37 per cent in the age group of 80 and above, and 36 per cent in the age group of 71-79....

CM Mohan Majhi chairs review meeting

CM Mohan Majhi chairs review meeting

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi Friday held a review meeting in which he was apprised of the situation in different sectors. Speaking to the press, Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena said it was a formal meeting of high-level officers with the Chief Minister. Deputy CMs KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida were also present at...

 

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