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Utkal University gets Micro Raman Spectrometer lab

Bhubaneswar: A Micro Raman Spectrometer laboratory was inaugurated at the Department of Physics, Utkal University, here on the occasion of the National Science Day, Friday. Vice-chairman of state Higher Education Council Ashok Das inaugurated the laboratory, set up with an expenditure of Rs 1.5 crore under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The spectrometer is named after eminent Indian physicist and Nobel laureate CV Raman and is used to determine the...

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Suryamani Behera feted for popularising Science and Technology

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Friday, conferred National Award on Suryamani Behera of Odisha for his outstanding contribution to popularise Science and Technology through print media on the occasion of National Science Day organised by the Department of Science and Technology here. Behera, a retired professor and popular science writer, has written books in both Odia and English languages. He has published more than 30 books. His latest books Vigyana...

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Amit Shah accuses opposition for inciting violence over CAA

Amit Shah at a BJP rally in Bhubaneswar, Friday

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused opposition parties of spreading misinformation about the new citizenship law and inciting communal riots. He said people should come out and ask those fomenting trouble to explain which clause of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act talks about snatching the rights of the people. “Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship because of the CAA. They are instigating people and fomenting...

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Nirbhaya case: Death row convict Pawan Gupta files curative plea in SC

New Delhi: One of the four death row convicts, Pawan Kumar Gupta, in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case moved a curative plea Friday in the Supreme Court seeking commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment. He has also sought a stay on the execution of the black warrant issued by the trial court for the hanging. Gupta, against whom the death warrant has been issued for execution along...

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Violence in Delhi due to ‘incitement’ of Muslims, says Mukhtar Naqvi

New Delhi: Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said some ‘professional people engaged in the business of hatred’ have been consistently instigating the Muslims in a vicious manner, leading to violence in northeast Delhi. The Minister also questioned the attitude of the Opposition over the clashes that have claimed over 40 lives so far, and...

Rampant bluestone smuggling sparks concern, admin mum

Kaliapani: Even as illegal mining of bluestones by the stone mafia is increasing by leaps and bounds, the administration is sleeping tight. Sukinda Chromites of Jajpur and Daitari Reserve Forest of Keonjhar district are blessed with huge resources including bluestones used in astrology-related works. As huge quantities of bluestones are exported to outside, the demand for the...

Farmers allege big scam in PMKSY, stage protests

Keonjhar: The Centre aims to push irrigation coverage of farmlands through ‘Har Khet ko Pani’ or “Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)”, but farmers in tribal pockets like Jumpura in Keonjhar alleged massive irregularities in the scheme.  They staged protests at the watershed office here Thursday. According to reports, scores of farmers of Baria panchayat have drawn...

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Forex reserves inch up to $476 bn

Mumbai: India's foreign exchange reserves were flat with a slight rise of $29 million during the week ended February 21. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves, which are already at a record high, increased to $476.12 billion from $476.09 billion reported for the week ended February 14. India's forex reserves comprise foreign...

KIUG: Odisha girl Manisha secures gold in long jump

Bhubaneswar: Sambalpur University’s Manisha Merel put up an eye-catching performance in track and field competition as she dominated the women’s long jump. She leapt 6.22m and enhanced her reputation by improving on her 6.20m effort that fetched her bronze medal in the All-India Inter-University Championships last month. KIIT eves’ rugby team bag gold  KIIT University, who are...

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India, Pakistan to play Asia Cup in Dubai: Ganguly

Kolkata: Both India and Pakistan will play in the Asia Cup which will be held in Dubai, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said here Friday. "Asia Cup will be held in Dubai and both India and Pakistan will play," Ganguly told reporters at Eden Gardens before leaving for Dubai for the ACC meeting on March 3. Pakistan were...

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BGR India hacked, data dumped on Dark Web

New Delhi:  Hackers have reportedly compromised tech company BGR's (Boy Genius Report) India website and dumped its data containing emails, hashed passwords and other information on the Dark Web. According to data breach monitoring service 'Under the Breach', hackers shared SQL databases from unsecured AWS (Amazon Web Services) buckets and one archive belongs to the BGR site...

100-yr-old Dhenkanal district jail ‘safe den’ for criminals

Dhenkanal: Even as security arrangements in the 100-year-old district jail have gone down, criminals and undertrials in the jail take full advantage of its dilapidated infrastructure, staff shortage and mismanagement. According to sources, narcotics and contraband items find unhindered entry into the premises and security arrangements are under threat. Moreover, dilapidated condition of the infrastructure in the...

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Bhubaneswar wins Smart City Award for ‘Mu Saviour’ app

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) won the prestigious Smart City Empowering India Awards -2020, in New Delhi Friday. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri gave way the award to BSCL in a glittering function for the innovative ‘Mu Saviour’ application to manage urban flooding across the city. ‘Mu Saviour’ is an information...

 

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