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Nuakhai ‘Lagna’ fixed

Sambalpur: The ‘lagna’ (auspicious time) for offering nabanna (new rice) to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, has been fixed for September 3 between 10:05am to 10:20am. According to Odia almanac, it is the fifth day of lunar fortnight...

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No shortage of medicines, essential commodities in J&K: Satya Pal Malik

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik paying his last respects to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Governor Satya Pal Malik denied Sunday that there was any shortage of medicines and essential commodities in Jammu and Kashmir and said communication curbs helped save many lives there. Satya Pal Mailk also said no life has been lost in Jammu and Kashmir due to any violence in the last 10 days after the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and its division into two...

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Hindus outnumber Muslims in forging documents to find way into NRC

The final NRC list, which will identify bonafide citizens of Assam, is set to be published August 31. (Representational image)

Guwahati: With the hugely contentious NRC exposing communal faultlines in Assam, it has emerged that more Hindus than Muslims forged documents to find their way into the National Register of Citizens, sources with close knowledge of the exercise said Sunday. The final NRC list, which will identify bonafide citizens of Assam, is set to be published August 31. The exercise of updating the NRC, unique to Assam, is being conducted under...

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PM Modi signs 3 MoUs in Bahrain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa in Bahrain, Saturday

Manama: India and Bahrain Saturday expressed their commitment to give a fillip to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations during talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa. Three MoUs were also inked, in the field of space, culture, the International Solar Alliance and RuPay card. PM Modi, who arrived here earlier in the day, in the first prime ministerial visit...

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Rahul Gandhi-led opposition team sent back from Srinagar

Srinagar: An opposition party delegation, led by former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was Saturday stopped at the Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi, soon after they landed here. The delegation of 12 opposition leaders had left Delhi by 11.50 am Air Vistara flight. It was not allowed to leave the airport, sources said. The delegation wanted to visit the Valley to take stock of the situation. The Valley has been...

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Pakistan releases more water, flood threat in Ferozepur

Chandigarh: A few villages in Punjab’s border district Ferozepur are facing a flood threat after a major portion of an embankment in the catchment area of the Sutlej river was washed away following the Pakistan’s release of water into the Indian territory. Officials Sunday said the Ferozepur district administration is on high alert, while precautionary deployment of...

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Congress leaders slam Swamy’s statement on Kartarpur corridor

Chandigarh: Several Punjab Congress leaders, including two state cabinet ministers, Sunday hit out at BJP MP Subramanian Swamy for his remarks that the work on the Kartarpur corridor should be stopped in the interest of the nation. The senior Congress leaders, including eight party MLAs, castigated Swamy and said his comments on the Kartarpur corridor had hurt...

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked the Water Resources Department to work out a joint action plan with the Army to strengthen the embankment at the village on the Indo-Pak border.

Flood threats looms in Punjab after Pakistan releases more water

Chandigarh: A few villages in Punjab's border district Ferozepur are facing a flood threat after a major portion of an embankment in the catchment area of the Sutlej river was washed away following Pakistan's release of water into the Indian territory. Officials Sunday said the Ferozepur district administration is on high alert, while precautionary deployment of the...

Iran has barred Iranian women spectators at matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Female fans will be allowed to attend Iran’s WC qualifier

Tehran: Women fans will be allowed into the stadium for Iran's next football World Cup qualifier in October, a sports ministry official said Sunday, ahead of a deadline to allow their attendance. FIFA has been stepping up pressure on Iran to ensure women are allowed to attend qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, reportedly giving it until...

Heavy rains to lash state over next 24 hrs

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar Sunday predicted heavy rains to continue in the state for next 24 hours. It also hinted at another low pressure taking shape around August 28. The low pressure area over northwest Odisha and neighbourhood now lies as a feeble low pressure area over north Chhattisgarh and...

Dutee made headlines in May when she made public her relationship with a woman from her village in Odisha.

Coming out as gay better than hiding relationship: Dutee Chand

New Delhi: The first Indian athlete to confess to same-sex relationship, sprinter Dutee Chand says ‘coming out of the closet’ was better than ‘hiding’ her personal life from the public. A person of strong will who does not allow her parents to come in the way of her relationship, Dutee made headlines in May when she made...

N Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher

Seoul: North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a ‘newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher’, another demonstration of its expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the United States. The North’s ‘Korean Central News Agency’ (KCNA) said Saturday’s weapons test...

No ambulance facility for 339 villages in Ganjam

Chhatrapur: There are 339 villages in Ganjam district that do not have ambulance facilities according to information available from the district health department. There are 35 numbers of 108 and 39 numbers of 102 ambulances in the district. The 102 ambulances are meant to carry pregnant women and ailing children who are not more than one year...

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