RBI keeps lending rate unchanged at 4%

Mumbai:  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained status quo third time in a row and kept the benchmark lending rate unchanged at four per cent. This was announced by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das here Friday.  The RBI governor said that the central bank will maintain an accommodative monetary policy...

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UN removes cannabis from strictest drug category

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Berlin: The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based UN agency said in a statement that it had voted 27-25, with one abstention, to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendation to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention on Narcotic Drugs,...

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They managed to beat the Bhopal gas disaster, but not COVID-19

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Bhopal: They managed to beat the Bhopal gas tragedy that occurred December 2 and 3 exactly 36 years ago, but they fell plea to COVID-19. Well we are talking of 102 people in this city who have died due to the pandemic COVID-19. They had managed to survive one of the greatest industrial disasters that India has ever seen. They survived that pain, but fell to beat the pandemic COVID-19. The...

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Olive Ridley turtles return to Gahirmatha for nesting

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Kendrapara: Pairs of Olive Ridley sea turtles have begun emerging on the swirling sea waters off Gahirmatha in Odisha, marking the commencement of the annual natural heritage of mass nesting, forest officials said on Thursday. Forest personnel on patrolling drives have sighted pairs of mating turtles. For undisturbed breeding of the aquatic animals, prohibition on sea fishing continues to remain in force in the marine sanctuary, they said. Gahirmatha beach in...

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Supreme Court dismisses Vedanta’s interim plea to inspect, operate Sterlite plant

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to entertain an interim plea by mining major Vedanta Ltd seeking permission to inspect and operate the Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin for four weeks to assess the pollution level. The plant was closed in May 2018. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the mining major, submitted before a bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman that Vedanta is producing 36 per cent to...

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Tata Power wins bids for two Odisha discoms WESCO, SOUTHCO

Bhubaneswar:  Tata Power Co. Ltd was Thursday declared as the winner in bids for two electricity distribution companies (discoms) in Odisha—the Western Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha Ltd (WESCO) and the Southern Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha Ltd (SOUTHCO). Tata Power’s winning bid in the Odisha government’s discoms privatization round comes after the company won a 25-year...

Stepmother cuts cheeks of minor girl with blade in Kandhamal district

Baliguda: In a shocking incident Thursday, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly tortured by her stepmother in Kandhamal district. In the evening, the victim was rescued by a team of ‘Childline’ and saved from further torture. Also read: Efforts on to solve Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border dispute amicably According to ‘Childline’ sources, the stepmother cut the cheeks of the...

Odisha reports 377 new COVID-19 cases, total exceeds 3.20 lakh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Friday registered 377 new coronavirus cases, taking the total tally in the state to 3,20,0394. Out of the 377 new cases, 215 were reported from quarantine centres while 162 are local contacts. District wise breakdown: https://twitter.com/IPR_Odisha/status/1334745008881070081 The total number of active cases in the state now stands at 4,558. With the recovery of 629 patients Wednesday,...

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Impossible for on-field umpires to regulate switch-hit: Simon Taufel

Sydney: One of the most renowned umpires of all times, Simon Taufel feels it will not be practical to outlaw the switch-hit shot. Simon Taufel added that it’s ‘impossible’ for the on-field umpire to monitor the batsman for change in grip or stance. Earlier this week, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell had suggested the ICC to ban...

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Muslim youth thrashed in UP court for inter-faith marriage

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh): In another fallout of the new anti-conversion law, a Muslim youth was allegedly abused and beaten inside the court premises in Aligarh where he had come with a girl, to get legally married. The incident took place Thursday and video clips of the incident have gone viral on the social media. In the video,...

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Narendra Modi chairs all-party meeting on COVID-19 situation in India

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired Friday an all-party meeting with leaders of various political outfits. Top Union Ministers were also present in the meeting. Narendra Modi had called the meeting to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic situation in India, sources said. Floor leaders from all parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been invited to...

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