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SDC plays crucial role in promotion, preservation of tribal culture: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The Special Development Councils (SDC) set up by the government play a crucial role in the preservation and promotion of tribal culture and heritage, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said. Speaking at a function organised here to launch the programme for capacity building for tribal PRI members here, Naveen said his government is committed to the promotion and preservation of tribal culture and heritage. Odisha government, he said, has undertaken a...

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CAA storm in a teacup before Amit Shah sets foot in Bhubaneswar

FIle photo of Amit Shah

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Thursday, said that speaking on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Odisha is of little use now as the people of the state have already understood the legislation well. The party also said that it is a much delayed exercise now. Speaking to the media, BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb said, “I think there is no need for the Union Home Minister to help...

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Delhi HC judge Justice S Muralidhar bids adieu with one last verdict

New Delhi: “This is my last judicial act as a judge of the Delhi High Court,” Justice S Muralidhar, who has been transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, said Thursday morning after delivering a judgement in a matter relating to commercial activities being carried out from residential areas. The notification about his transfer came Wednesday evening after a bench headed by him had expressed ‘anguish’ over the Delhi Police’s...

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Biju’s photos at Indonesian Embassy expo

New Delhi: Rare photographs reminiscing Biju Patnaik’s contribution to Indonesian freedom struggle were put up for display at an exhibition organised by the Embassy of Indonesia here to mark the completion of 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Indonesia. The exhibition organised at Teen Murthi Bhawan was inaugurated by Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The photo exhibition displayed around 13 rare photographs of Biju Patnaik. The photos...

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Over 85 acres of Raibania fort under encroachment

Jaleswar: The Raibania fort in Balasore district is said to be one of the largest and strongest forts in the state. Sadly, it has been wallowing in neglect while 85.5 acre of its land has been encroached by local people and the land mafia. Locals and monument lovers alleged that protection of this ancient fort has been...

Oppo smartwatch to feature curved 3D glass

Oppo smartwatch likely to run Google Wear OS

Beijing: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is expected to launch its new smartwatch alongside the Find X2 flagship smartphone March 6 and now a real-life photo of the gadget has revealed that the upcoming smartwatch would run Googles Wear OS. There were rumours earlier that the Oppo smartwatch will operate on an Oppo-developed OS, news portal GSMArena reported...

Naveen, Pradhan seek Japanese investment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Japan ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki, Thursday, met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and discussed development of Steel cluster in Odisha and prospects of Japanese investment in Steel Sector and downstream development in Odisha. Addl Secretary Steel, Government of India, Rasika Chaubey gave a presentation about the new initiative called...

Weightlifter Manoj secures gold

Bhubaneswar: Manoj Kumar Sahu of Berhampur University secured a gold medal in men’s 73kg category in weightlifting at the Khelo India University Games here, Thursday. Manoj, a silver medal winner in the boys U-21 73kg category in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) in Guwahati last month, also improved on his own mark. He had lifted 264kg...

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Trump echoes Modi, Democrats amplify Indian opposition over Delhi riots

New Delhi/Washington: While the Donald Trump administration echoed Indian government's call for calm, the US Democrats amplified India's opposition over the Delhi communal violence. In a statement, the US state department said, "Our hearts go out to the families of the deceased and injured in New Delhi. We echo Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for calm and...


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