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My father’s arrest political vendetta: Karti

Chennai: The dramatic arrest of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram by the CBI Wednesday evening is nothing but ‘a political vendetta’, his son and MP Karti P Chidambaram said. Speaking to reporters, Karti Chidambaram said the alleged act happened in 2008 and there is no charge sheet till now. He recalled that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had summoned him several times and each time had spent about 10...

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State delaying projects to discredit Modi, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: The state leadership of the BJP, Wednesday, accused the state government of deliberately delaying centrally-approved projects just to avoid giving any credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. State vice president of the BJP Samir Mohanty said in a press conference, “There are projects with investments worth `1 lakh crore which have already been approved by the Union government but are being delayed at the state level just to ensure PM...

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Indian eves beat Japan to win title in Olympic Test Event

Navjot Kaur scored the first goal for India

Tokyo: The Indian women’s hockey team won the Olympic Test Event with Navjot Kaur and Lalremsiami leading the side to a 2-1 win over Japan in the final, here Wednesday. Navjot Kaur (11th minute) opened the scoring to put India ahead but the lead was neutralised within a minute as Minami Shimizu (12’) scored for the hosts. Lalremsiami (33rd) then struck the winning goal for India. India dominated the first 10...

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PIB’s tweet on Subhas Chandra Bose’s ‘death anniversary’ welcomed by grandnephew Ashis Ray

Kolkata: The Press Information Bureau’s (PIB) tweet announcing August 18 as the death anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has been welcomed by one of his grandnephews, author Ashis Ray. Ashis Ray said that investigations by him between 1987 and 1995 had confirmed the charismatic freedom fighter’s death in a plane crash in Taipei, August 18 in 1945. The Centre in reply to an RTI in 2017 had confirmed that Netaji...

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Numbered jerseys in Tests excite Indian cricketers

New Delhi: The Indian team will be opening their ICC World Test Championship campaign when they take the field Thursday against the West Indies in Antigua. This is the first time they will be wearing jerseys with numbers on the back, something which is seen in the shorter versions of the game. Earlier the shirts cricketers wore...

SC upholds Odisha medical bond policy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the medical bond policy of Odisha and other states for admission to postgraduate medical courses and super-specialty courses in government medical colleges. A two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justices L Nageswar Rao and Hemant Gupta said the conditions of compulsory bonds for admission to postgraduate and super-specialty courses...

My father’s arrest political vendetta: Karti

Chennai: The dramatic arrest of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram by the CBI Wednesday evening is nothing but ‘a political vendetta’, his son and MP Karti P Chidambaram said. Speaking to reporters, Karti Chidambaram said the alleged act happened in 2008 and there is no charge sheet till now. He recalled that the Central Bureau of...

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Black Caps look to exploit Sri Lanka’s Oval jinx

Colombo: New Zealand will be hoping to add to Sri Lanka’s poor record at their own Oval ground and level the series in the second and final Test starting Thursday. Unlike the spinner’s paradise at Galle and the batting haven that is the SSC, the Oval — the only ground in Asia where Don Bradman played —...

Rajiv Gauba appointed new Cabinet Secretary

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer, was Wednesday appointed as next Cabinet Secretary. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Gauba’s appointment to the top post in the bureaucratic hierarchy for two years beginning August 30. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also...

Illegal structures razed in Capital city

Bhubaneswar: The civic authorities with the help of police Wednesday removed unauthorised encroachments on a road from Kalpana Square to Badagada Canal under Badagada police limits here. “The eviction programme was aimed at removing encroachments from Kalpana Square to Jagannath Ashram Square, Tankapani Road, but due to shortage of time the programme was suspended Wednesday,” said a source....

State delaying projects to discredit Modi, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: The state leadership of the BJP, Wednesday, accused the state government of deliberately delaying centrally-approved projects just to avoid giving any credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. State vice president of the BJP Samir Mohanty said in a press conference, “There are projects with investments worth `1 lakh crore which have already been approved by the...

Process to pick support staff for Indian cricket team continues

Mumbai: The process to pick the support staff of the Indian cricket team continued Wednesday with the selection committee interviewing 16 aspirants eyeing the physio’s job and 12 for the position of strength and conditioning coach. The support staff will be appointed for a period of two years beginning from the series against South Africa till the...

ITI Bhubaneswar introduces four smart trades

Bhubaneswar: ITI Bhubaneswar has introduced four smart trades for the first time in Odisha to enable students to bag the latest career opportunities with an IoT (Internet of Things) based curriculum. IoT is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability...

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