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Sale of fake eggs in city

Bhubaneswar: Fake eggs are back in the city after 2017. They are on sale too for some strange reasons. Consumers who mistakenly bought such eggs Sunday alleged that these eggs are made of plastic-like material. They are found to be...

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Slow UG cabling works irk denizens

Bhubaneswar: With the authorities envisaging to achieve another ambitious project, shop owners and residents along the Janpath Marg are facing a harrowing time due to ongoing deep excavation works for laying power lines along the lanes. Executed by the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) the work of laying underground power cable is underway from Ram Mandir to Vani Vihar. Started from mid June, the works of deep excavation has caused...

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Inept handling of human rights cell in state police

Bhubaneswar: The police force which is a key instrument of the state government in maintaining the law- and-order machinery is invariably accused of high-handedness while dealing with persons in custody. The officers in the department are vested with the authority to help them perform their duties smoothly in the interest of governance. However, infusing fear of punitive action against the officials found guilty of violating basic rights of the hapless citizens...

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BJP wooing rival members to boost its numbers in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The BJP is in an overdrive to get the better of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, winning over members of rival parties in the last few weeks to boost its numbers in the Upper House. Four of the six Telugu Desam Party MPs in the Rajya Sabha recently joined the BJP. One Samajwadi Party member, Neeraj Shekhar from Uttar Pradesh, quit his seat to join the saffron party, which...

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds heroes of Kargil war

New Delhi: Lauding the heroes of the Kargil war, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Sunday he will do his best to ensure that no harm comes to the pride and honour of the soldiers. Addressing a gathering of war veterans, Kargil war widows and others at an event held here to commemorate 20 years of ‘Operation Vijay’, Rajnath Singh said, “Whatever we can do to honour our martyrs is less. We...

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Supreme Court issues notice on a plea to protect native cow

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, Monday issued notice to the Centre and others on a petition seeking ban on slaughter of indigenous milch cattle and measures for their protection. Petitioner Mathala Chandrapati Rao had also urged the court to issue directions to states to close unauthorised slaughter houses forthwith and file...

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SP MLA Nahid Hasan asks Muslims to boycott BJP shopkeepers

Shamli: Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, Nahid Hasan, has been caught on camera urging the Muslims living in the area to boycott the shopkeepers who are BJP supporters. In the video, which has now gone viral, Hasan can be seen urging his community members in Kairana and in nearby villages not to buy...

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Nadda summons Pragya Thakur to Delhi over ‘toilet’ remark

New Delhi: A day after BJP’s Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur said she was not elected to the Parliament to clean toilets and drains, she was summoned at the party headquarters here Monday where BJP working president J.P. Nadda expressed his displeasure over her remarks and asked her to refrain from making such statements. The statement has...

Film fraternity congratulate ISRO

Film fraternity congratulates ISRO

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The congratulatory wishes from film industry flowed for the team of Indian Space Research Ogranisation (ISRO) on the succesful launch of Chandrayaan 2 Monday. Appaluding the scientists for their hardwork, superstar Shah Rukh Khan recalled his song "Chaand taare..." from his film 'Yes Boss'. "Chaand taare tod laoon. Saari duniya par main chhaoon! To...

Floods in Bihar claim 102 lives

Patna: Floods continue to ravage 12 districts in Bihar in which 102 people have lost their lives so far and nearly 72 lakh people have been affected. In Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and many other areas people have taken shelter on roads. The situation is getting worse due to the incessant rainfall in Nepal and Terai region. An official...

MobiKwik aims Rs 1.4 lakh cr revenue from payment gateway business

New Delhi: Aiming at second position in terms of overall market share, domestic mobile wallet major MobiKwik Monday announced target of Rs 1.4 lakh crore in annual payment volume for its payment gateway business. Explaining its goal, the company in a statement said this decision comes on the back of superlative performance demonstrated by its payment gateway...

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