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Nuakhai ‘Lagna’ fixed

Sambalpur: The ‘lagna’ (auspicious time) for offering nabanna (new rice) to Goddess Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur, has been fixed for September 3 between 10:05am to 10:20am. According to Odia almanac, it is the fifth day of lunar fortnight...

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Odisha women sports fraternity laud PV Sindhu’s feat

Bhubaneswar: Odisha women’s sports fraternity hailed the magnificent show of PV Sindhu who finally won the elusive World Championship gold medal on her third attempt having failed to do so in 2017 and 2018. Odisha itself has churned out a number of international women sportspersons and here’s what they had to say regarding PV Sindhu’s feat. Dutee Chand (Gold medallist World University Games): Well no doubt, it is a great feat....

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Child labour rampant in mica mining districts of Bihar, Jharkhand: NCPCR report

New Delhi: Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in the mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar. A section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The government ordered the survey after a report by ‘Terre Des Hommes’, an international development...

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No shortage of medicines, essential commodities in J&K: Satya Pal Malik

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik paying his last respects to former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Governor Satya Pal Malik denied Sunday that there was any shortage of medicines and essential commodities in Jammu and Kashmir and said communication curbs helped save many lives there. Satya Pal Mailk also said no life has been lost in Jammu and Kashmir due to any violence in the last 10 days after the abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and its division into two...

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Hindus outnumber Muslims in forging documents to find way into NRC

The final NRC list, which will identify bonafide citizens of Assam, is set to be published August 31. (Representational image)

Guwahati: With the hugely contentious NRC exposing communal faultlines in Assam, it has emerged that more Hindus than Muslims forged documents to find their way into the National Register of Citizens, sources with close knowledge of the exercise said Sunday. The final NRC list, which will identify bonafide citizens of Assam, is set to be published August 31. The exercise of updating the NRC, unique to Assam, is being conducted under...

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Opposition, press tasted draconian administration in J&K: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday said Opposition leaders and the press had got a taste of the current “draconian administration” in Jammu and Kashmir. In a tweet, the former Congress president said: “It has been 20 days since the people of Jammu and Kashmir had their freedom and civil liberties curtailed.” A delegation of Opposition...

PV Sindhu's coach Kim Ji Hyun of South Korea

PV Sindhu credits new coach Kim Kim Ji Hyun for triumph

Basel (Switzerland): PV Sindhu credited her new coach Kim Ji Hyun of South Korea for her triumph at the BWF World Championships here Sunday. Sindhu beat Japanese former world champion Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in a dominant display of power and aggression to become the first Indian to win gold at the World Championships. “I really focussed...

Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan hail PV Sindhu’s historic feat

New Delhi: The country’s sporting fraternity, led by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, hailed PV Sindhu’s historic triumph at the Badminton World Championships. They said Sunday her feat has made India proud. Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in a one-sided summit clash, to clinch her and India’s maiden gold in the World...

I was prepared for everything, says PV Sindhu

Basel (Switzerland): Newly crowned world champion PV Sindhu said Sunday that she treated the final just like her semifinal or quarterfinal contests and that she was “prepared for everything.” Sindhu trounced former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes to become the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships crown. “I...

Dreaded criminal injured in encounter

Puri: A 24-year-old dreaded criminal suffered injuries in an exchange of fire with police near Ashram Square here late Saturday night, police said Sunday. “Diwana Behera, a resident of Gokha Sahi who is wanted in several cases, has suffered gunshots just below his right knee in an exchange of fire with a joint team of Baseli Sahi...

Odisha women sports fraternity laud PV Sindhu’s feat

Bhubaneswar: Odisha women’s sports fraternity hailed the magnificent show of PV Sindhu who finally won the elusive World Championship gold medal on her third attempt having failed to do so in 2017 and 2018. Odisha itself has churned out a number of international women sportspersons and here’s what they had to say regarding PV Sindhu’s feat. Dutee...

BMC floats tenders for composting centres

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has floated tenders for Micro Composting Centres (MCCs) in different wards. It will be followed by competitive bidding through e-procurement, Monday. In accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, the BMC, in the first phase, plans to make 17 MCCs functional within four months. The tender documents that will be made...

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