COVID-19: Global total tops 65.7 million

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 65.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.51 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and...

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1,525kg explosives, 6,000 detonators seized in Meghalaya, 6 arrested

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Shillong: The Meghalaya police have arrested six people with 1,525kg of explosives and 6,000 detonators, from East Jaintia Hills district officials said Friday. This district lies very close to India’s international border with Bangladesh. The seizure of such huge amount of explosives means that the ultras were planning something big. According to the police, acting on a tip-off, the security personnel led by senior officials conducted marathon raids Wednesday and Thursday...

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Gopalpur MLA under ED scanner

Bhubaneswar: A day after Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was sent to 14-day judicial custody, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) started an investigation into the financial transactions made by the MLA. ED Joint Director Madhav Mishra Friday informed that the ED has sought an FIR copy from Odisha Crime Branch for the probe. Sources said, in the last four months, Pradeep Panigrahi’s ICICI Bank Account in Court Peta Branch of Berhampur had received Rs...

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COVID-19 vaccine only a few weeks away: Narendra Modi at all party meeting

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday India’s vaccination programme against COVID-19 would begin as soon as a go-ahead from scientists is given. Narendra Modi asserted that healthcare workers involved in treating coronavirus patients, frontline workers and old people suffering from serious conditions would be inoculated on priority. In his closing remarks at an all-party meeting with leaders of various political parties to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the...

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RBI keeps lending rate unchanged at 4% amid high inflation

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Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left interest rates unchanged Friday for a third straight meeting as inflation stayed stubbornly high. The RBI said the economy was recuperating fast and would return to positive growth in the current quarter itself. The benchmark repurchase rate will be maintained at four per cent, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said. The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained its accommodative stance, signaling its intentions to...

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Shilpa Shetty to open luxurious restaurant in Mumbai; see pics

Shilpa Shetty to open luxurious restaurant in Mumbai; see pics

Mumbai: Apart from acting in films, many Hindi film industry stars are also in the news due to their businesses. Actress Shilpa Shetty is also one of them. Shilpa is set to open her new restaurant in Mumbai. The actress shared it on social media tagging the location as Bastian Worli. Shilpa wrote: "And it's ready." With...

Canada opposes MSP, has no interest in well-being of Indian farmers: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP Saturday slammed Canada's stand on farmers' protests in India as ‘nothing but hypocrisy’, saying it is a strident critic of minimum support price and other agricultural policies at the WTO, and often questions India's domestic agricultural measures, including food and livelihood security. "It (Canada) also opposes import restrictions to protect India's farmers. The questions...

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Brown sugar worth over Rs 1.2 lakh seized in Angul, 1 arrested

Talcher: In a crackdown Friday afternoon, Angul excise department officials seized brown sugar worth over Rs 1.2 lakh from a drug peddler at Hatatota area of Talcher town in the district and arrested a man in this connection. Also read: Three poachers arrested for electrocuting tusker in Sambalpur Acting on a tip-off, the excise officials raided ITI...

COVID-19: 36,652 new cases take India’s virus tally to 96,08,211

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 96.08 lakh with 36,652 new cases in a day, while 90,58,822 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 94.28 per cent Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 96,08,211 and the death toll climbed to 1,39,700...

Aska Sugar mill neck deep in loans

Aska Sugar mill neck deep in loans

Chhatrapur: The Aska Cooperative Sugar Industries Limited (ACSIL) in Ganjam is the first sugar mill in Asia and the oldest cooperative industry in the state. However, the plant is beset with a host of problems and the major problem is the mill is neck deep in credit. In 1995, its management had taken Rs 8 crore loan...

Villages refuse to cede forest land for MCL’s mine expansion

Villages refuse to cede forest land for MCL’s mine expansion

Lakhanpur: The Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (MCL) has been carrying out the expansion of its open cast mine at Lakhanpur in Jharsuguda, but people of Soladia have strongly been opposing it. They opposed the proposed clearing of a reserve forest they have been nurturing for years. The local resistance has affected the coal mine expansion in the area,...

PCB launches probe into players’ COVID cases in New Zealand

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has started a probe into how as many as 10 players tested positive for COVID-19 after landing in New Zealand. The investigation has been launched after it emerged that some players from one or two teams in the ongoing domestic Quaid-e-Azam Trophy had complained of coughing, fever and sneezing -- symptoms of...

VIMSAR’s 16-cr library complex hangs fire

VIMSAR’s 16-cr library complex hangs fire

Sambalpur: The state government has announced a library complex on the premises of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR). Although one of the major projects of VIMSAR, its work is being delayed despite no shortage of funds, a report said. Exact reason for the delay is not yet known but the stalemate in...

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Farmers in India have right to protest peacefully: UN chief’s spokesperson

United Nations: Farmers in India have the right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should allow them, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. "We want to see people have a voice in their lives," Dujarric said on Friday at his daily briefing when a reporter asked about the ongoing farmers' protests against the agriculture reform laws...

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Donald Trump orders most American troops to leave Somalia

Washington: The Pentagon has said it is pulling most US troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump's orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink US involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad. Without providing details, the Pentagon on Friday said in a short statement that "a majority" of US troops and assets in Somalia will be...

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