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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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Lost a valued friend: PM Modi on Arun Jaitley’s demise

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday expressed his condolences over the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that he has lost a valued friend and that the BJP and Jaitley shared an unbreakable bond. Jaitley, 66, passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS Saturday morning. Modi said in a series of tweets: “BJP and Arun Jaitley Ji had an unbreakable bond. As a fiery student leader, he...

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City’s booming sex biz

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Flesh trade in Capital city has become a booming business if the recent spate of busting of sex rackets is any indication. In many instances, gullible customers are being duped by pimps through online advertisements as they don’t lodge formal complaints fearing embarrassment. Orissa POST tries to deconstruct the modus operandi of the operatives Bhubaneswar: Flesh trade in the Capital city continues unabated both from street corners to online. One can...

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Federer feels strong as ever ahead of US Open

New York: Roger Federer feels as strong as he has ‘in years’ entering the US Open, having put behind him an epic loss to Novak Djokovic in last month's Wimbledon final. "This is probably the best I've felt in years coming into the US Open again, which is encouraging," Federer said. "I'm ready for the US Open....

Salah brace helps Liverpool beat Arsenal

London: Liverpool registered a 3-1 win over Arsenal that might make the Gunners realise they're not yet ready to fight it out with the big guys. Two goals by Mohammed Salah following a tremendous header by Joel Matip Saturday finished off Arsenal that early on seemed to be on par with Liverpool. The first chance for the...

I like to behave like a normal teenager: Ananya Panday

Mumbai: Actress Ananya Pandey who debuted in Hindi cinema with producer Karan Johar's ‘Student of the Year 2’ says that even though her life has changed after the movie, she tries to ‘behave like a normal teenager’. "Life has definitely changed after I did 'Student of the Year 2'. Now, people recognise me more. It feels you...

Truckers allowed to transport ore sans GPS tagging

Joda: Amid reports about faulty GPS tracking of mineral ores transporting trucks in Keonjhar district, hundreds of truck owners held protests outside the office of the Joda mining circle deputy director Saturday. Hundreds of trucks of the Joda Mining Area Truck Owners’ Association have been facing problems in transporting minerals as their Global Positioning System (GPS) devices...

Villagers gherao officials, protest illegal tree felling

Badasahi: People of Suhagpur panchayat of Dukura Forest Range in Badasahi block of Mayurbhanj district held a protest Friday against illegal axing of around 100 trees in the village and reserved forest. Villagers gheraoed the forester, secretary of the jungle committee and forest officials and informed Dukura Forest Ranger and DFO about the matter. They also detained...

Talk of breaking Federer’s Grand Slam record motivates Djokovic

New York: Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic takes inspiration from talk he could pass Roger Federer for the all-time record total of men's Grand Slam singles titles. The 32-year-old Serbian star sees, however, all the work yet to come before that happens, even as he prepares to chase another crown at the US Open starting Monday in...

Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line gets green signal

Berhampur: The Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line is going to become a reality as the Railway Board has approved it, Berhampur MP Chandrasekhar Sahu said. Sahu also praised the efforts of the Bhanjanagar Bar Association to get approval for the long pending project. The survey for the project was carried out many years ago. “A fresh survey will be...

Presence of romantic partner likely to reduce pain

London: Researchers have found that even the passive presence of a romantic partner can reduce pain and that partner empathy may buffer affective distress during pain exposure. The study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, confirmed the analgesic effects of social support -- even without verbal or physical contact. The research team assessed sensitivity to pressure...

Jaitley’s mortal remains transferred to BJP headquarters

New Delhi: The mortal remains of former Finance minister Arun Jaitley were Sunday morning moved from his residence in Kailash Colony here to the BJP headquarters for people to pay their tributes. Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders accompanied the convoy carrying Jaitley's mortal remains in a military vehicle decked with flowers. The body will be kept...

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