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Look forward to being with my great friends in India, tweets Trump ahead of visit

Washington:  US President Donald Trump Saturday said he was looking forward to being with his ‘great friends’ in India next week as he retweeted a short video in which his face was superimposed on the hit movie-character Bahubali, showing the president as a great saviour bringing peace to his kingdom. President Trump will pay a state visit to India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra...

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Praying for early release of Abdullahs, Mehbooba from detention: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said that he is praying for the early release of three former chief ministers of Jammu & Kashmir from their detention and hoping that they will contribute to normalizing situation in Kashmir. Dozens of politicians, including three former chief ministers -- Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah of National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti of People's Democratic Party (PDP) -- were placed under...

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Healthcare in Ganjam breaks down due to staff crunch

Chhatrapur: Even as the district has 537 posts of doctors, only 199 of them work while the remainder 338 are lying vacant, a report said. According to sources, the matter has been discussed several times in meetings of Berhampur city and headquarters hospital, Chhatrapur, Bhanjanagar, Aska and Hinjilicut sub-divisional hospitals, community health centres (CHCs), Rogi Kalyan Samiti and the Zilla Parishad. Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) has written many letters to...

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Nationalism, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ being misused to construct militant idea of India: Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Nationalism and the slogan of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' are being misused to construct a "militant and purely emotional" idea of India that excludes millions of residents and citizens, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday, in an apparent attack on the BJP. Addressing a gathering at the launch of a book on Jawaharlal Nehru's work and speeches, Singh said that if India is recognised in the comity...

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New Zealand pacer Trent Boult reveals his strategy against Virat Kohli

Wellington: New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult Sunday said he didn't want Virat Kohli to settle down and hence targeted him with bouncers which eventually brought the Indian captain's downfall. Kohli made 19 off 43 balls before trying to hook a Boult bouncer only to be caught by wicket-keeper BJ Watling, providing New Zealand with an opportunity...

Naveen files nomination for BJD presidentship  

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday filed nomination papers seeking his re-election as the BJD president -- the post he had been holding since the regional outfit was formed on December 26, 1997. Accompanied by senior leaders, MPs and MLAs, Patnaik arrived at the state headquarters of the Biju Janata Dal, a party he founded and...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wins Nevada Democratic Caucus

Washington: US Senator Bernie Sanders Sunday secured a convincing victory in the crucial Nevada caucus, giving a big boost to his campaign for the 2020 White House bid as the race to Democratic party's nomination gathers momentum over the next few months. Multiple American media outlets declared Sanders as the winner of the Nevada Caucus for the...

Three children burnt to death, one injured in Ganjam

Three children burnt to death, one injured in Ganjam

Hatiota: Three children were burnt to death and another suffered extensive burn injuries in a mishap at Khairachhata village under Polasara block of Ganjam district Sunday morning. The deceased have been identified as Deepak Goud, Sairam Jena and Itishree Jena. Critically injured, Alok Jena is struggling for life at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. According...

Three Odia men killed in Gujarat gas tank explosion

Three Odia men killed in Gujarat gas tank explosion

Jajpur: Three Odia young men working at a cotton mill in Gujarat’s Ahmadabad died Saturday following a gas tank explosion at the factory. The deceased have been identified as Dayanidhi Khuntia, Chinmay Khuntia and Kamesh Singh, all residents of Karabi Bazaar locality under Jajpur police limits.   According to a source, the gas tank inside Lotus Cotton...

Cornell Law School to conduct fact-based studies on CAA, NRC

New Delhi: The Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens in India are among the several sensitive legal issues which have drawn the attention of the Cornell Law School for conducting a fact-based study on them. The US-based Ivy League law school, which launched its Cornell India Law Centre here early this month, is dedicated...

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Indian Premier League turned around Indian cricket, says Shahid Afridi

Karachi: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has credited the success of Indian cricket to the Indian Premier League, saying it has helped the country’s budding cricketers to cope better with the pressures of international cricket. “I think the IPL turned around Indian cricket. Their new players after having played in the IPL with top foreign players and...

Properties worth lakhs gutted in fire mishap

Properties worth lakhs gutted in fire mishap

Papadahandi: Two heaps of paddy and a Tata Magic vehicle were reduced to ashes after a major fire broke out in Kharaki village of Dengaguda panchayat under Papadahandi block of Nabarangpur district late Saturday night. According to villagers, Harischandra Mirgan has stored his harvested paddy in an open field for processing. Pravudaan Mirgan has kept his Tata...

Three dead, over 10 injured as tusker goes on a rampage in Puri dist

Three dead, over 10 injured as tusker goes on a rampage in Puri dist

Pipili: A tusker trampled three persons to death and injured at least ten others in several areas coming under Pipili and Balanga police limits of Puri district in wee hours of Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Jugal Kishore Bhatt of Gopinathpur village, Makara Palei of Chandradeipur and Chaitanya Sahu of Rajatei village. The injured ones...


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