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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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Politics over economy

India is faced with a serious liquidity crisis, which will have a major adverse bearing on economic growth. The alert comes from none other than Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar, who stated past week that this is an unprecedented situation and that the nation had never faced such a grave scenario in the past 70 years...

Portion of Palasuni overbridge caves in

Bhubaneswar: A portion of the road on Puri-Bypass overbridge caved in near Hitech square in Palasuni Sunday afternoon. The incident created panic among passers-by. The DCP traffic, Sagarika Nath along with other police officials and NHAI members rushed to the spot in order to review the situation. Meanwhile, the enraged locals staged a road blockade at the...

Ben Stokes celebrates after win at Headingley Sunday

Ashes: Sensational Ben Stokes helps England level series

Leeds: One-and-a-half-month after he guided England to their maiden World Cup victory, Ben Stokes played another knock of the highest quality to script an improbable one-wicket win against Australia and keep the Ashes alive, on Day 4 of the third Test at Headingley Sunday. The series is now tied 1-1 with two more Tests to go. After...

SOG jawan died in road mishap

Bhubaneswar: A Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan died in road mishap near S.O.G Training Centre at Chandaka Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Satrughna Ganda, 26, who was posted at Malkangiri. Ganda was reportedly staying at the training center for the past couple of months. According to sources, he and another jawan, identified as M Dharmaraj...

Puppet show enthralls devotees near Srimandir

Puri: Cultural events like puppet show, devotional song programme, Odissi dance and painting show enthralled the devotees at the Lions’ Gate of Srimandir here Sunday. Braving rain, hundreds of devotees and locals enjoyed the cultural events organised by the district administration to boost the spiritual environment near the 12th century shrine. The cultural show began in the...

Now, Nagas demand separate flag, statute

Guwahati: An honourable solution to the Naga issue is possible only when the issues like a separate flag and constitution are agreed upon, the NSCN-IM leadership has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a statement said. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah, who had been negotiating peace with the government since 1997, in a media statement, also said...

Geo-synthetic sea wall torched

Kendrapara: Unknown miscreants torched a portion of high tensile ropes called “geo-synthetic tubes” used over gabion boxes to hold granite stones together as a protective wall against sea erosion along the Pentha beach near here Sunday morning. The damage to the tensile ropes caused due to fire is estimated to be about Rs 5 lakh, said Aul...

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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...

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