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Anti-CAA protests great examples of solidarity: Harsh Mander

Bhubaneswar: India is faced with the question of the kind of country it wants to become, feels eminent author, columnist and human rights activist Harsh Mander. Giving the Ambedkar Memorial Lecture here on “Challenges to Constitutional Morality”, Mander said, “It is time to reflect if we want to remain a humane and inclusive country.” Building on Ambedkar’s idea of ‘liberty’ and ‘equality’ being ineffective without ‘fraternity’, Mander said the need of...

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US President Donald Trump leaves for maiden visit to India

Washington: US President Donald Trump Sunday left for his maiden visit to India for talks with the top Indian leadership during which the two countries are expected to significantly ramp up bilateral relations, especially in the defence and strategic ties. Trump, who is accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and the top brass of his administration, just before his departure said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is...

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Donald Trump to urge India and Pakistan to maintain peace: Report

Washington: US President Donald Trump will urge both India and Pakistan to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and refrain from actions or statements that could increase tensions in the region, a media report on Sunday quoted a senior US administration official. President Trump will arrive in India Monday for a two-day visit. On Friday afternoon, a senior Trump administration official briefed the media on...

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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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ISL: Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters share honours in eight-goal thriller

Bhubaneshwar: Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters played out an entertaining 4-4 draw in the Indian Super League here Sunday. Manuel Onwu scored a hat-trick for the hosts, while Bartholomew Ogbeche netted twice to lead the Golden Boot standings with 15 to his name. Odisha FC ended their league stage campaign with 25 points, while Kerala Blasters finished...

Young Indian GM D Gukesh wins title at Cannes Open chess tourney

Chennai: India’s 13-year old Grandmaster D Gukesh emerged champion in the 34th Cannes Open in Cannes, France Saturday, beating Harutyun Bargseghyan of the host nation in the final round to end with 7.5 points. Gukesh (Elo rating 2542), who last year became the world's second youngest Grandmaster ever, beat the Frenchman in 50 moves to emerge clear...

Clashes erupt between pro & anti CAA groups in Jaffrabad area

New Delhi: Clashes broke out Sunday evening between pro and anti-CAA groups near Jaffrabad in northeast Delhi which was gripped by tension when a large number of people who have been protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act blocked a road. Police fired tear gas shells as members of the two groups pelted stones at each other in...

Anti-CAA protests great examples of solidarity: Harsh Mander

Bhubaneswar: India is faced with the question of the kind of country it wants to become, feels eminent author, columnist and human rights activist Harsh Mander. Giving the Ambedkar Memorial Lecture here on “Challenges to Constitutional Morality”, Mander said, “It is time to reflect if we want to remain a humane and inclusive country.” Building on Ambedkar’s...

Rains to lash most parts of Odisha Feb 25

Bhubaneswar: The Regional office of the Indian Meteorological Centre, Sunday, predicted rains in most parts of the state February 25. The department said that several parts of the state could witness heavy rainfall on the day. The areas which are likely to be most affected on the day include north interior Odisha and south eastern part of...

Cuttack family robbed of 300 gm gold, Rs 42K

Cuttack: A family of Jagatpur area of the city was robbed of around 300 grams of gold and Rs 42,000 by an armed gang on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Police have registered a case in this regard as per complaint lodged by victim Sudhanshu Kumar Nayak and launched a probe. As per the complaint,...

Novak Djokovic laments Roger Federer’s absence in Dubai Championships

Dubai: Novak Djokovic admitted Sunday he will miss injured rival Roger Federer as he prepares to begin his charge for the Dubai Championships. Swiss defending champion Federer was forced to withdraw after this week undergoing right knee surgery which will reportedly keep the 20-time Grand Slam winner away until the summer grass season. “It was a surprise,...

US President Donald Trump leaves for maiden visit to India

Washington: US President Donald Trump Sunday left for his maiden visit to India for talks with the top Indian leadership during which the two countries are expected to significantly ramp up bilateral relations, especially in the defence and strategic ties. Trump, who is accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and the top brass...

 

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