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Bhubaneswar: In sync with the Centre’s one nation one ration card proposal, the state government has planned to implement the same in the state in a phased manner. Beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the State Food Security Scheme will soon avail their ration from any...

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Reham Khan slams Imran, says ‘Kashmir has been sold off’

Imran Khan and former wife Reham Khan. File pic

Islamabad: Alleging “a deal” on Kashmir, Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has slammed his lack of decisiveness and attempts to please Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as reasons for the recent developments in the state. “I would say that Kashmir ka sauda ho gaya hai (Kashmir has been sold off). We were taught from the beginning that ‘Kashmir Banega Pakistan’,” she said in the interview that...

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Govt nod to Rs 2L crore investment proposals

Bhubaneswar: The state government Monday approved five investment proposals worth `2.04 lakh crore that will create jobs for 27,645 people. The investment proposals were approved at the 20th High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This is the highest ever investment approved by the HLCA so far, said Industries Secretary Sanjeev Chopra. All the proposals approved in the meeting belong to the focus sectors...

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Separate trains to run for Junagarh and Jagdalpur routes

New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways has agreed to run separate trains on Bhubaneswar-Junagarh and Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur routes following a request made by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The Union Minister shared the information via his social media account, Monday. He thanked Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for acceding to his request of running two separate trains on these routes. “Thanks Shri Piyush Goyal ji for acceding to my...

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Talcher legislator’s residence gutted

Bhubaneswar: Unidentified people set Talcher MLA Braja Kishore Pradhan’s official residence here on fire late Sunday night. Several vehicles including two cars, two motorcycles parked in his quarter were gutted. Wooden furniture and a bicycle kept in his house at MLA Colony in Unit-V under Kharavel Nagar police station limits were reduced to ashes. Eyewitnesses said, the incident took place at around 1.30 am when some locals rushed to the house...

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BWF World Championships: Praneeth, Prannoy move to second round

Basel: Shuttlers Sai Praneeth and H.S. Prannoy reached the second round of the BWF World Championships here Monday to hand India a good start in the prestigious event. While world No. 19 Praneeth beat lower-ranked Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada 21-17, 21-16, world No. 30 Prannoy rallied to down Finland’s Eetu Heino 17-21, 21-10, 21-11. Praneeth, who...

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Zakir Naik lands in trouble over racial speeches in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who was granted permanent residency in Malaysia after he fled India on being charged with giving inflammatory speeches, has been barred from holding religious talks in several Malaysian states. Naik, who has been living in Malaysia for the last three years, is in the limelight for his remarks against non-Muslim...

Not One and Same

Having taken some bold yet highly controversial steps in Kashmir, it was the need of time for the Modi government to lie low and allow tempers to cool down. But, the reverse seems to be happening, if defence minister Rajnath Singh’s statements in relation to Pakistan in recent days are any indication. Every nation has its sense...

India releases water; flood scare in Pakistan

Islamabad: As if India’s abrogation of Article 370 and a timid response from the UN Security council wasn’t enough, now Pakistan is dreading a looming flood scare due to river water released by India. A note by Pakistan’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that has been accessed by IANS shows the extent of...

IPS reshuffle: Sudhanshu Sarangi twin-city police chief

Bhubaneswar: Quick on the heels of the appointment of a new police DG and a chief secretary, the state government Monday named a new police commissioner for the twin city. As part of a massive reshuffle in the IPS, the government appointed 1990 batch IPS officer, Sudhanshu Sarangi, as the police commissioner while incumbent Satyajit Mohanty was...

Imran Khan and former wife Reham Khan. File pic

Reham Khan slams Imran, says ‘Kashmir has been sold off’

Islamabad: Alleging “a deal” on Kashmir, Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has slammed his lack of decisiveness and attempts to please Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as reasons for the recent developments in the state. “I would say that Kashmir ka sauda ho gaya hai (Kashmir has been sold off). We were...

Arun Jaitley remains critical, leaders visit AIIMS

New Delhi: As former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health remains critical, several leaders visited him at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), here Monday. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani along with his daughter Pratibha Advani visited the AIIMS to enquire about Jaitley’s health. Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Modi, Uttarakhand Chief Minister...

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Corporate tax will be cut gradually: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday said corporate tax rate for companies with over Rs 400 crore turnover will be gradually cut to 25 per cent and the government will support wealth creators. In her maiden Budget in July, she had cut corporate tax for companies with annual turnover of up to Rs 400 crore to...

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FIR sought against JNU’s Shehla Rashid for fake news

New Delhi: Supreme Court advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, here Monday, wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to immediately register an FIR against Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Ph.D scholar and J&K-based politician Shehla Rashid for “deliberately” spreading fake news with the intention to incite violence and malign the army’s image. Confirming receipt of the lawyer’s complaint,...

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