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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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Biju Udyan turns into Kalyan Mandap in Angul

Angul: Biju Udyan at Hemasurapada in Angul district has become a venue for holding social functions like marriage receptions. Saturday, a local resident held his wife’s first death anniversary function at the venue with some municipality employees seen attending the gathering without raising any concerns. In order to provide a space for children’s amusement, Biju Udyan at...

Dalit youths assaulted on suspicion of stealing donkeys, 5 arrested

Jaisalmer: Three dalit youths were assaulted after being accused of stealing donkeys in Jaisalmer district, the third such incident to come to light in Rajsthan in recent days. Five persons have been arrested and three detained after a video of the incident surfaced, police said Sunday. The incident occurred February 15 in Rama village of Fatehgarh tehsil...

Eight killed in Turkey after earthquake hits neighbouring Iran

Istanbul: A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran Sunday killed at least eight people in neighbouring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border, authorities said. "We lost eight of our citizens, including three children," Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted as saying by the official Anadolu news agency. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca...


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