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December 28, 2017

More Sinned Against Than Sinning?

My heart goes out to the ‘poor’ mine owners. Pointing a gun to their heads, they are being asked to pay fines worth thousands of crores and that too before the year is out. Even the 102 mines that remain closed for years are not being…

Borewell mishap: JE suspended for dereliction of duty

Bhubaneswar: Based on the report submitted by the Angul Collector, Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation today placed junior engineer of Angul division Saroj Kumar Mohanty under suspension for dereliction of duty in connection with a mishap in…

Swachh Bharat Mission a damp squib in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as three years have elapsed since its inception, the Swachh Bharat Mission has reportedly failed to achieve its desired goal in Odisha as around 50 lakh families are still defecating in open and lack toilets. In some…

Ridiculous to say I’m not in charge: Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik not only downplayed the BJP victory juggernaut threat but also rubbished the saffron party’s claims that the he is not in charge and the government in Odisha is adrift. “I…

Lok Sabha passes Bill that criminalises triple talaq

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that criminalises instant divorce with three years of imprisonment for Muslim husbands after the government rejected an overwhelming demand from the Opposition to refer the legislation to a…

IIT Kharagpur: 1,200 students get job offers

Kolkata: Offers were made to as many as 1,200 students at the end of phase one of the 2017-18 placement season at IIT Kharagpur -- a 15 per cent jump from last year, a statement from the institute said on Thursday. This placement season…

Instagram rolls out ‘recommended’ feature for users

San Francisco: Photo-sharing platform Instagram is introducing a "recommended for you" feature -- which was so far being tested within a small group -- to all users. "The new section, 'recommended for you', is clearly labelled so as not…