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Vehicle carrying contraband seized in Khurda

Khurda: Local police on Sunday have seized contraband worth rupees more than a lakh from an SUV in Jatani here. Acting on a tip off, Jatani police and excise department officials tried to chase a Tavera that was carrying the contraband. On seeing the police, the driver tried to escape by speeding up the vehicle. […]

4 school boys drowned in water-filled pit in Balasore

Balasore: Four school boys, including two siblings drowned after falling into a water-filled deep pit in Balasore district on Sunday, police said. The four children, aged around 11-12, went to the nearby forest at Rangamatia village under Oupada police station when one fell into a pit. As others unsuccessfully tried to haul him up, all […]

Veteran journalist Rabi Narayan Mohanty dies

Bhubaneswar: Veteran journalist and union leader Rabi Narayan Mohanty died here on Sunday after prolonged illness. He was 68 and survived by wife, four sons and three daughters, family sources said. Mohanty, who had been suffering from kidney related ailment for the past eight months, died at a private hospital. After starting his career as […]

Janamashtami celebrated in state with fervor

Bhubaneswar: Janamashtami or Krishan Ashtami is being celebrated across the state with much fervor and gaiety. This festive occasion is observed to mark the birth of Lord Shri Krishna who, according to Hindu mythology, is believed to be the incarnation of God Vishnu. As per the Hindu calendar, Janamashtami is observed on the ashtami tithi […]

Nuclear energy will play important role: PM

Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that nuclear energy will play an important role in India’s quest for clean and environment-friendly energy, but stressed on meeting “highest safety standards” in its use. “The availability of safe and affordable energy is an important factor in enabling us to realise our aspiration for growth and […]

Seven killed in road mishap in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: At least seven persons were killed and five others seriously injured after the jeep in which they were travelling collided with a truck at Bhalubahal, 12 km from here, on Sunday, police said. The jeep was proceeding towards Sambalpur from Nayagarh carrying 12 persons when it collided with the truck. Six persons, including two […]

Pak govt faces pressure to call in Army in Karachi

Karachi: With violence continuing unabated in Karachi, pressure is mounting on the ruling PPP to call in the military`s assistance for restoring law and order in the troubled city, that is Pakistan`s biggest financial hub. As deployment of police and paramilitary forces has failed to quell the bloodshed, demands are being raised for the Army […]

US will never default on debt: Biden

Beijing: The United States, the world`s biggest economy, has never defaulted on its debt and never will, Vice President Joe Biden assured an anxious China today as he pressed for greater transparency in the booming Communist nation`s trade and investment conditions. "Some Chinese are concerned about investment in the United States," Biden told students at […]

12 perish in Canada plane crash

Toronto: At least 12 people were killed and three others were injured when a charter plane crashed into a large hill while approaching the runway of a remote Arctic hamlet in Canada. First Air flight 6550 went down in Resolute Bay of Nunavut late yesterday night. The Boeing 737-200 plane was approaching the airstrip just […]

We preferred RP over Munaf because of his swing

London: India’s bowling coach Eric Simmons has defended R.P. Singh’s inclusion in the team for the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against England, saying he was preferred over Munaf Patel because of his ability to swing the ball. R.P. Singh, who joined the Indian squad midway through the England tour as a replacement for […]

Speculation rife on Anna-govt talks

New Delhi: Speculation was rife on Sunday about back-room negotiations to resolve differences between Centre and Anna Hazare after a senior Maharashtra government official met the Gandhian here but his team ruled out any compromise on its demand for bringing Prime Minister and higher judiciary within Lokpal`s ambit. Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary Umesh Chandra Sarangi […]

England take mathematicians help to quiet Tendulkar

London: A mathametician`s plan and modern technology have helped England keep Sachin Tendulkar`s bat quiet in the ongoing Test series against the Indian cricket team, a reports here claimed. England has relied on drawing Tendulkar outside his offstump in the early part of his innings rather than let him get his runs on the onside […]

Teams will come hard at us now: Prior

London: Having dethroned India as the number one Test team with a power-packed performance in the ongoing series, wicketkeeper Matt Prior says his side should now brace up for being challenged like never before because of the newly-acquired tag. "We have reached number one but now we have to stay there and improve, starting with […]

There is healthy competition among batsmen in Eng team: Bell

London: England batsman Ian Bell, who struck a career-best 235 in the ongoing fourth Test against India to become the year`s leading run-getter, feels there is "healthy and constructive" competition to notch up big scores in his team. "There is competition among each other. If someone gets a big score, your mind tells you get […]

There is healthy competition among batsmen in Eng team: Bell

London: England batsman Ian Bell, who struck a career-best 235 in the ongoing fourth Test against India to become the year`s leading run-getter, feels there is "healthy and constructive" competition to notch up big scores in his team. "There is competition among each other. If someone gets a big score, your mind tells you get […]

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