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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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Jio adds most subscribers in May: TRAI

Bhubaneswar: Major telecom operator Reliance Jio added over 3.15 lakh new subscribers and continued its excellent record of being the most preferred mobile service provider in Odisha in the month of May 2019 and achieved over 30 per cent subscriber market share in the state, as per the latest subscriber data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of...

Digital media to reach $5.1 bn by 2021

Mumbai: With the increasing large base of internet users, digital media in the country is expected to overtake film entertainment in 2019 and print by 2021 to reach USD 5.1 billion in 2021, according to a FICCI-EY report. Film segment was valued at USD 2.5 billion in 2018 and estimated to be USD 2.8 billion in 2019,...

Ayhika Mukherjee and Harmeet Desai pose with the trophies in Cuttack Monday. OP Photo

Commonwealth TT: Harmeet Desai, Ayhika Mukherjee win singles titles

Cuttack: Indian paddlers made most of the ‘home advantage and grabbed all the gold medals — seven to be precise — in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships which concluded at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium Monday. Sathiyan was expected to lead the individual medal tally but could not surmount the rampaging Harmeet Desai as he faltered...

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Australian midfielder Dario Vidosic joins ATK

Kolkata: Croatia-born Australian footballer Dario Vidosic Monday joined two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK to strengthen their midfield, the club said in a statement. Vidosic is an attacking midfielder who also doubles up as a winger. He started his career in the A-League, signing a two-year contract with Queensland Roar for the 2006-07 season. After this,...

Sexual abuse: Head of shelter home for HIV-infected kids arrested

Bhawanipatna: The superintendent of a shelter home for HIV-infected children in Kalahandi district was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually abusing an eight-year-old inmate. Saroj Das, the superintendent of the shelter home 'Prayash', was apprehended after a complaint was lodged by the district Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Bhawanipatna police station's Inspector in-charge Satya Nanda said. CWC chairperson Rajesh...

Former England cricketer David Lloyd

David Lloyd trolled for Dhoni tweet

New Delhi: Former skipper MS Dhoni’s decision to opt out of India’s upcoming tour of the West Indies as he wishes to train with the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army might have seen former England cricketer-turned-commentator David Lloyd put two teary-eyed laughter emoticons to the news, but the Indian fans have not received it well. Many...

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84 rescued from burning MTNL building in Mumbai

Mumbai: Mounting one of the biggest rescue operations in recent years, Mumbai firefighters saved a total of 84 persons trapped on the terrace and upper floors of the burning Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. exchange building at Bandra here Monday evening. Fireman Sagar D. Salve, 25, who was suffocated by smoke while fighting the blaze, was admitted to...

Ahmed Patel

Supreme Court to hear Ahmed Patel’s plea August 6

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday set August 6 for hearing the plea of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, challenging the Gujarat High Court order on his 2017 election to the Rajya Sabha. Patel challenged the Gujarat High Court order, which dismissed his plea questioning the maintainability of rival BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput’s election petition. Earlier, the...

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin

Selectors should speak to Dhoni over his future: Azharuddin

Hyderabad: Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin Monday said communication between the selectors and MS Dhoni will be vital as he enters the winter of his illustrious career amid speculations on retirement. Speculations were rife that the two-time World Cup winning captain will announce his retirement from international cricket after India’s painful 2019 World Cup semifinal defeat to...

80% of staff nurse posts vacant

Bhubaneswar: The state government Monday admitted in the Assembly that it has been crippling with massive shortage of qualified medical professionals in different positions in the state as data suggests huge vacancies in the health sector. A written statement submitted by the state government before the Assembly claimed that there is an 80 per cent shortage of...

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