US admits Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

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Kabul: The US military has admitted that an American drone strike in Kabul last last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children. "Having thoroughly reviewed the findings of the investigation and the supporting analysis by inter-agency partners, I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed in that strike," Xinhua news agency quoted Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the US...

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 227.5 mn

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Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.67 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.85 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 227,544,137, 4,678,012 and 5,856,927,079, respectively. The US continues to be the...

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GST Council extends concessional tax rates on Covid drugs till Dec 31; 5% GST levied on food delivery apps

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Lucknow: The all-powerful GST Council Friday decided to charge food delivery platforms such as Swiggy and Zomato a tax even as it extended concessional tax rates on certain Covid-19 drugs by three months till December 31. The Council, which comprises the Union finance minister and her state counterparts, decided to continue keeping petrol and diesel out of the GST purview as subsuming the current excise duty and VAT into one national...

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Petrol, diesel prices set to rise again as international oil rates surge

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New Delhi: A surge in international oil prices may translate into an increase in the retail selling price of petrol and diesel in India. This is because the oil companies will face extreme margin squeeze, sources said Friday. Petrol and diesel prices have remained unchanged for 12 days but now the international rate surge is exerting pressure. Current prices of petrol and diesel in the international market are higher by around...

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Tribals celebrate Karam puja with fun and frolic

Baripada: Karam puja is one of the major festivals of tribal communities in Mayurbhanj and some other districts. It is a festival that celebrates the grandeur of Mother Nature. Tribals sing and dance to the beatings of drums while celebrating the festival. Thousands of people belonging to Kudumi, Munda, Oram and Bhumija tribal communities celebrated the festival...

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Not the right time to include petroleum in GST: FM

Lucknow: The GST Council Friday decided to provide relief on Covid-related items by extending the concessional rate of duty on medicines for it upto December 31, 2021, while taking no decision on bringing petroleum products under its ambit, saying it was not the right time yet. It also decided to correct inverted duty structure in footwear and...

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Cádiz beats Celta for 1st Spanish league win this season

Madrid: Cádiz held on for a 2-1 victory at Celta Vigo to end its winless streak in the Spanish league. Anthony Lozano and Luis Alfonso Espino scored five minutes apart at the end of the first half to give the visitors the win in Vigo. Santi Mina pulled Celta closer by scoring in the 64th minute, but...

Hopes for revival of Amarda airstrip brighten

Hopes for revival of Amarda airstrip brighten

Baripada/Rasgobindapur: Hopes for revival of the historic Amarda airstrip at Rasgobindapur in Mayurbhanj district have brightened as a delegation from the Union civil aviation ministry took stock of the condition of the airstrip. The central team will submit their report to the government within seven days, it was said. Notably, the airstrip, located 45 km from the...

Odisha registers 695 new Covid-19 cases; 83 below 18 years

Bhubaneswar: In the last 24 hours, Odisha has recorded 695 new Covid-19 cases, of which 83 are in the age group of newborn to 18 years, taking total tally in the state to 10,19,621. Active caseload in the state now stands at 5,876. Odisha also reported six (06) new fatalities in the last 24 hours taking total...

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US admits Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians

Kabul: The US military has admitted that an American drone strike in Kabul last last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children. "Having thoroughly reviewed the findings of the investigation and the supporting analysis by inter-agency partners, I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically...

Man kills son, buries body; detained

Man kills son, buries body; detained

Phulbani: Police Friday exhumed a body from an isolated place in a forest near Pangurumila village under Parampanga panchayat in Kandhamal district. The body has been identified as that of Chaitanya Pujari, son of Bhuskar Pujari, a resident of the same village. The police detained Bhuskar and his two sons on charge of killing his youngest son...

MLA rescues pregnant woman from flood, earns CM’s praise

Balasore: A first-time ruling BJD legislator from Balasore district Friday earned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's appreciation for rescuing a pregnant woman from a flood-hit village in his constituency, following which she gave birth to a baby boy. Balasore Sadar MLA Swarup Kumar Das, who was elected in a by-election last year, reached Mundadhar village on a speed...

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 227.5 mn

Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.67 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.85 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination...

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