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Onion at Rs 200, unemployment, economic slowdown; Modi hai toh mumkin hai: Priyanka Gandhi trolls PM

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Saturday underlined how the ruling party’s ‘BJP hai toh mumkin hai’ poll slogan is ubiquitous. She then voiced it for the party workers gathered at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan and then turned the famous slogan on its head to attack the BJP. The Congress leader used BJP’s slogan to give the party a dressing down, saying the rise in onion prices, loss of jobs is ‘mumkin (possible)’...

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Every state has to implement Citizenship Amendment Act: Amit Shah

New Delhi: While five non-BJP ruled states are making grandiose noises about not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Home Ministry has in no ambiguous terms snubbed the rhetoric as ‘political posturing’. Home Ministry officials have clarified following the Opposition proclamations of naysayers that this is not a choice that states can take or leave, but under the Constitutional scheme of things, the Citizenship Amendment Act will have to be implemented....

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Odisha left with hope as winter session ends

New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament concluded Friday with some hopes for the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in respect of its main agenda of formation of Legislative Council in the state. During the session, the senior MPs of BJD had had a meeting with the Union Home Minister where they sought Centre’s support in formation of an upper house in the state, revision of coal royalty and other issues....

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No NRC in Odisha: Muslim delegation

Bhubaneswar: A Muslim delegation Friday said that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured them that the state government will not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The Muslim delegation from Bhadrak, Balasore and Jajpur districts on Friday met the Chief Minister after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, now a law, in Parliament. They said Patnaik has assured them that his government would not support the NRC...

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10 Express trains cancelled due to CAA protest

Bhubaneswar: The Railways, Saturday, cancelled seven express trains from Howrah and three trains from Puri in view of agitation by people at various railway stations in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Railway sources here said seven express trains were cancelled from Howrah following massive agitation at different railway stations, including Sankrail, Maurigram, Bankra Nayabaj and...

Hyderabad rerun: Another girl set ablaze after rape by uncle

Fatehpur: In another heinous incident of rape, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set ablaze by a man in Fatehpur district Saturday. The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital by the police where after receiving primary treatment she was referred to the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur. The victim's father alleged that while his...

Divers search for remaining bodies from New Zealand volcanic eruption

Wellington: Divers searched seas around New Zealand’s volatile White Island Saturday for two people still missing five days after the volcano erupted, as the death toll rose to 17. Police deputy commissioner John Tims said the divers faced “unique and challenging conditions” as they searched waters “with between zero and two metres visibility”. They were focusing on...

Cancer cases among women on the rise: Data

Bhubaneswar: There has been an upward trend in cases of cancer among women in Odisha during the last few years, if data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are any indication. As per the National Cancer Registry Program data of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the estimated number of incidence of breast and...

Anil Kapoor, 62, opens up on his secret to fitness

Mumbai: At 62, Anil Kapoors fitness level serves as a goal for youngsters. The self-confessed sprint connoisseur is counted among the fittest actors in the industry and is also enthusiastic about yoga and weight training. Opening up on his fitness secret, he said: "My trainer keeps changing my workouts so that my body doesn't get too comfortable...

Wipro, Indian Institute of Science tie up to make 3D printer

Bengaluru: Wipro 3D and renowned Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are collaborating to build the country's first industrial grade metal 3D printer, the software major said Saturday. "The country's first 3D printing machine works on selective electron beam melting technology and offers higher build rate, better thermal management, higher density and superior mechanical properties," said the city-based...

 

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