Trudeau says he sees an ‘opportunity’ to engage with new Indian govt after interacting PM Modi in Italy

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Ottawa: Days after his first interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Italy amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that there is an "alignment" on several "big issues" with India and he sees an "opportunity" to engage with the new Indian government including on economic ties and "around national security". Prime Minister Modi posted an image on social media of the two leaders shaking...

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PM Modi releases Rs 20,000 crore as part of income support scheme for over 9.26 cr farmers

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday released Rs 20,000 crore as part of the income support scheme for more than 9.26 crore farmers. Modi released the amount during the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan in Varanasi. It was his first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after assuming office as prime minister for the third consecutive term. After being sworn in as Prime Minister, Modi signed his first file authorising the release...

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Firing between security forces, terrorists in J&K’s Poonch

Firing between security forces, terrorists in J&K's Poonch

Jammu: An exchange of fire took place between security forces and terrorists in J&K's Poonch district Tuesday, and a search of the area is now underway, officials said. Officials said the firing occurred in the Behramgala area of Poonch. Reports said the exchange of fire started after terrorists opened fire at a team of J&K Police's Special Operations Group (SOG), after which the security forces retaliated. A search operation is now...

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NEET-UG exam row: SC says any negligence should be thoroughly dealt with

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said even if there was "0.001 per cent negligence" on the part of anyone in the conduct of the NEET-UG 2024 examination, it should be thoroughly dealt with. Observing that students have to labour hard while preparing for these examinations, the apex court said the litigation pertaining to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate)-2024 examination ought not be treated as adversarial. "Even if there is 0.001...

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G7 Warns China

The just concluded G7 summit in Italy confirms how politics can impact economic and military interests of top global players. The G7 group which includes the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan had gathered in Italy to discuss how best their economic interests could be served. But they ended up majorly discussing China, accusing it...

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Odisha health department directs hospitals to open official ‘X’ social media handles

Bhubaneswar: Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha Tuesday directed the opening of official X (formerly Twitter) social media handles at all health facilities, as per the instruction of the Hon'ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Odisha. In a notification dated June 18, 2024, Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government Shalini Pandit instructed all District Headquarters Hospitals (DHHs),...

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Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi, deputy Chief Ministers - KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida - and BJD president Naveen Patnaik take oath as member of 17th Odisha Legislative Assembly   Motorists, cyclist wade through water-logged Bomikhal road after heavy rainfall in Bhubaneswar   As summer vacation ends, students of Cuttack's Ravenshaw Girls' High School attend classes...

'Oh, you defeated me', Patnaik tells BJP MLA Laxman Bag in Odisha Assembly

‘Oh, you defeated me’, Patnaik tells BJP MLA Laxman Bag in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and former Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday greeted newly elected first-time BJP MLA Laxman Bag, who defeated him in the recently concluded Assembly polls from Kantabanji seat in Bolangir district. Patnaik, known for his composed demeanour, was making his way through the House after taking the oath as a member of the Assembly...

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Smriti Mandhana rises to third spot in women’s ODI batting rankings

Dubai: India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana jumped two places to move to the third spot on the ICC Women's ODI batting rankings released here Tuesday. The India left-handed opener struck a match-winning 117, her maiden century at home, to lead India's 143-run win over South Africa in a three-match series. Mandhana, who has 715 points is behind Sri...

Bhubaneswar: Minor boy dies after being ‘swept away’ in open drain

Minor boy dies after being ‘swept away’ in Bhubaneswar open drain

Bhubaneswar: A ten-year-old boy died after he was “swept away” in an open drain at Masjid Colony in Unit III area in Bhubaneswar Tuesday. The minor boy has been identified as SJ Rakesh. Notably, parts of Bhubaneswar experienced rainfall today. Eyewitnesses said the mishap took place when Rakesh was playing with his friends. He rushed to catch...


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