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MLAs in holiday mood on poll eve

Bhubaneswar: A day before the Patkura Assembly election, several legislators cutting across political hues were found abstaining from the Legislative Assembly debates Friday apparently to campaign their respective party candidates. Right from the Question Hour Friday, the thin presence of the elected representatives exposed the priorities of the legislators. As...

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Government introduces bill to amend RTI Act

New Delhi: The Centre introduced Friday a bill in Lok Sabha to amend the RTI Act, seeking to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners amid vehement protests by opposition members. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh tabled the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, asserting it will lead to ease of delivery of RTI...

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Governor cannot dictate Assembly proceedings: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy tells Supreme Court

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved Friday the Supreme Court stating that Governor Vajubhai Vala cannot dictate to the Assembly the manner in which the debate on the confidence motion has to be taken up. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy questioned the deadlines set by the Governor one after another to complete the trust vote, and also sought clarification on the apex court’s July 17 order which said that the...

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Patkura set for polls

Kendrapara: Polling for Odisha's Patkura Assembly seat, which was postponed twice in the past few months, will be held Saturday - July 20, Kendrapara district collector Samarth Verma said. Polling will be held from 7:00am to 6:00pm in 309 polling stations. Counting of votes would be done on July 24. A total of 2,44,747 voters, including 1,17,306 women are eligible to exercise their franchise here, said the collector. “Elaborate arrangements have...

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3 lynched in Bihar for ‘cattle theft’ bid

Relatives of the victims of a mob lynching incident mourn outside a hospital in Chapra in Bihar, Friday

Chapra: Three people were lynched at a village in Bihar’s Saran district Friday morning by a mob that caught hold of them while they were allegedly stealing cattle, police said. The incident took place in the wee hours at Paigambarpur village under Baniapur police station.The deceased have been identified as Raju Nat, Bides Nat and Naushad Qureshi, Superintendent of Police Har Kishore Rai said. He said two of the deceased were...

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India make clean sweep at Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship

Cuttack: Indian men defended their crown beating England while the women blanked Singapore for their maiden title at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships here Friday. England tried to change the script but the Indian men brought in a twist to the tale through birthday boy Harmeet Desai to end the English hopes to lift the Host Association’s...

ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket

London: In major setback for Zimbabwe, the country’s cricket board has been suspended with immediate effect as the decision was has been taken during the annual conference of International Cricket Council (ICC) which concluded Thursday. The ICC believes that Zimbabwe Cricket is in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC constitution which imposes an...

World Bank drops Rs 2K cr loan proposal for Amaravati project

Hyderabad: A proposed loan worth $300 million or about Rs 2,000 crore for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital Amaravati has been dropped by the World Bank after the Central government reportedly withdrew the application. According to the World Bank spokesperson Sudip Mozumder, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has been informed that the proposed project is no...

Government introduces bill to amend RTI Act

New Delhi: The Centre introduced Friday a bill in Lok Sabha to amend the RTI Act, seeking to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners amid vehement protests by opposition members. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh tabled the Right to...

Honeymoon pictures of Sushmita Sen’s brother Rajeev Sen and Charu Asopa are going viral

After lavish wedding ceremony in Goa, Sushmita Sen‘s brother Rajeev Sen and Charu Asopa are in Thailand for their pre-honeymoon. The pictures of the newlyweds drenched in love are currently going viral on social media. Both Charu and Rajeev are seen head-over-heels in love with each other while romancing amid forests and around beaches. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzZxQK5FfK7/?utm_source=ig_embed   In...

MLAs in holiday mood on poll eve

Bhubaneswar: A day before the Patkura Assembly election, several legislators cutting across political hues were found abstaining from the Legislative Assembly debates Friday apparently to campaign their respective party candidates. Right from the Question Hour Friday, the thin presence of the elected representatives exposed the priorities of the legislators. As a result the debates in the Assembly...

Plaints against armed forces must go to NHRC: Pinaki

New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Pinaki Misra Friday sought the House’s attention to a large number of complaints against armed forces and advocated that these complaints should be investigated by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Speaking on behalf of the party in the Lok Sabha on the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019,...

Bhubaneswar to have 2 UPDs with separate DCPs

Bhubaneswar: The Capital city will soon have two Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) if the state government approves a proposal of Commissionerate Police regarding the bifurcation of the Bhubaneswar Urban Police District. The Commissioner of Police, Satyajit Mohanty, has sent a proposal in this regard to the Director General of Police RP Sharma July 15. Speaking to...

Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains -- Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh -- for the convenience of the people in Odisha's Kalahandi. In a letter released to the media Friday, Pradhan sought the personal intervention of Goyal into the demands of the people of Kalahandi...

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