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PM Modi signs 3 MoUs in Bahrain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa in Bahrain, Saturday

Manama: India and Bahrain Saturday expressed their commitment to give a fillip to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations during talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa. Three MoUs were also inked, in the field of space, culture, the International Solar Alliance and RuPay card. PM Modi, who arrived here earlier in the day, in the first prime ministerial visit...

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Rahul Gandhi-led opposition team sent back from Srinagar

Srinagar: An opposition party delegation, led by former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was Saturday stopped at the Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi, soon after they landed here. The delegation of 12 opposition leaders had left Delhi by 11.50 am Air Vistara flight. It was not allowed to leave the airport, sources said. The delegation wanted to visit the Valley to take stock of the situation. The Valley has been...

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Lost a valued friend: PM Modi on Arun Jaitley’s demise

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday expressed his condolences over the demise of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying that he has lost a valued friend and that the BJP and Jaitley shared an unbreakable bond. Jaitley, 66, passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS Saturday morning. Modi said in a series of tweets: “BJP and Arun Jaitley Ji had an unbreakable bond. As a fiery student leader, he...

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City’s booming sex biz

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Flesh trade in Capital city has become a booming business if the recent spate of busting of sex rackets is any indication. In many instances, gullible customers are being duped by pimps through online advertisements as they don’t lodge formal complaints fearing embarrassment. Orissa POST tries to deconstruct the modus operandi of the operatives Bhubaneswar: Flesh trade in the Capital city continues unabated both from street corners to online. One can...

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Lung cancer affects non-smokers too

Bhubaneswar: Cancer is destroying many families in the state, but myths associated with the disease often stop patients from seeking expert opinion. Medical professionals advise caution in fighting cancer. Experts say that lung cancer is a disease which the public attribute to smoking ignoring the fact it is a threat to non-smokers too. Doctors think that awareness...

Trump heaps another 5 pc tariff on Chinese goods

Washington: US President Donald Trump Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world’s two largest economies. Trump’s move, announced on Twitter, came hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa in Bahrain, Saturday

PM Modi signs 3 MoUs in Bahrain

Manama: India and Bahrain Saturday expressed their commitment to give a fillip to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations during talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa. Three MoUs were also inked, in the field of space, culture, the International Solar Alliance and RuPay card. PM...

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Arun Jaitley a great human being and a principled barrister: Swraj Paul

London: British-based business magnate and philanthropist Swraj Paul Saturday mourned the death of former Union minister Arun Jaitley, calling him a “great human being and a principled barrister.” Jaitley, 66, died earlier in the day at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was undergoing treatment for several weeks. “Shocked and sad to learn...

188 doctors volunteer for free service to people in state

Bhubaneswar: A total of 188 doctors from government and private clinics have volunteered to give their free service and time to pregnant women in the state once a month. According to statistics from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 188 doctors from the state have volunteered and registered under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit...

Admin demolishes Yatrika Niwas in Puri

Puri: A day after the state government announced Rs 500-crore package for the Holy City, the district administration Saturday demolished Yatrika Niwas, a lodging house, built on government land near Baliapanda beach here. According to sources, the administration has planned to construct a multi-level parking lot and a vending zone on the land. It is worth mentioning...

State invited to deliver keynote address in UN meet

Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, Odisha government has been invited to deliver the keynote address of United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Disaster Resilience Week scheduled to be held in Bangkok from August 26 to 28. Managing director of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) Bishnupada Sethi will deliver...

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Ashes: Root, Denly steady England’s second innings

Leeds: England captain Joe Root and Joe Denly have ensured that their team does not do a repeat of their first innings collapse. Both were on a 75-run stand for the third wicket on Day 3 of the third Ashes Test at Headingley. England are 90/2 at Tea, trailing Australia by 269 runs with eight wickets in...

Poor show by Odisha in water management: Niti Aayog report

New Delhi: Odisha has been placed among the low-performing states in the Composite Water Management Index report released by Niti Ayog for the year 2017-18. According to the Niti Aayog report released here Friday, the state has secured 14th rank in the non-Himalayan states category. Odisha has slipped down from 13th position it had secured in 2016-17....

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