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News from Odisha

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Too much coffee during pregnancy bad for baby's liver: Study

New Delhi: Ladies, limit your tea or coffee intake if you’re expecting, as researchers have found that excess caffeine intake during pregnancy may impair baby’s liver development and increase the risk of liver disease in adulthood. In a study on rats, it was found that pregnant rats, which were given caffeine, had offspring with lower […]

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India Expects To Get 'Full Consular Access' To Jadhav

New Delhi: India said on Thursday that it expects to get “full consular access” to retired naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav whose death sentence by a Pakistani military court has been stayed by the International Court of Justice. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that post the “favourable judgement in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, […]

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Speaker Om Birla extends Lok Sabha session till August 7

New Delhi:Speaker Om Birla on Thursday extended the first session of the Lok Sabha till August 7 on the government’s request. Birla made the announcement after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi requested him to extent the House proceedings so that over 20 pending Bills could be passed. The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha […]

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Salman's 'Kick 2' to go on floors next year

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan will soon be back as Devil in “Kick 2”, which is expected to go on the floors next year. “Kick” released on Eid 2014, and filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala shared an update about the second instalment of the film. “It’s a nostalgic day today. It’s been five years to ‘Kick’ today and […]

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Karnataka May Head For Spell Of President's Rule

Bengaluru: Karnataka may have a spell of President’s rule till its Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar decides on the resignations of the 15 rebel legislators of the Congress and JD-S, as the BJP is not in a hurry to stake claim to form a government amid uncertainty, a party official said on Thursday. “If the […]

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Lok Sabha Nod To Bill Which Criminalises Instant Triple Talaq

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Thursday gave its nod to a bill which seeks to penalise the practice of instant triple talaq by a voice vote. Several amendments moved by the Opposition were defeated. The clause in the bill which criminalises the practice with a jail term of upto three years for the husband was […]

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Opposition grills Naveen-govt over job crisis in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties- BJP & Congress today grilled the State government over the latter’s failure to address the rising unemployment issue in Odisha. Leader of Opposition & senior BJP MLA Pradipta Naik presented a report in the assembly claiming that in 2007-08, Odisha had 1.14 crore migrant labourers, out of which around 10 lakh […]

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BJD opposes single tribunal for inter-state water disputes

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and several other opposition parties today opposed the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which was introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 to streamline the adjudication of inter-state […]

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Portion of Berhampur University girls' hostel collapses

Berhampur: As many as 91 girl students had a close shave after a portion of the hostel complex inside Berhampur University caved in on Thursday. The incident occurred at around 12 noon after the toilet block of Saberi girls’ hostel collapsed. The incident triggered panic among the inmates who are now being shifted to other […]

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Across India, 1.5 Lakh Child Rape Cases Pending

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, the Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that 150,332 child rape cases are pending and the disposal rate is mere 9 per cent in the country as on June 30. The victims await a child-friendly justice delivery system. Seven years from its enactment, the Protection of Children from Sexual […]

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Dual Blessings For Samantha Akkineni!

Mumbai: The year 2019 has been so far phenomenal for Samantha Akkineni. After giving hit movies like Majili and Oh! Baby, her movie Super Deluxe will now be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), 2019. While Samantha is basking in the success of Oh! baby has crossed USD 1 million at US […]

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Sadhguru Lands In Controversy With Tweet On Hima Das

New Delhi: Spiritual guru Sadhguru courted controversy with his tweet congratulating ace sprinter Hima Das as she collected five gold medals in Europe over the course of this month. “Hima Das, a Golden shower for India. Congratulations and Blessings. -Sg (sic.),” tweeted Sadhguru. But the use of “golden shower” did not go down well with […]

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Thunderstorm, Rainfall Warning For 13 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar issued thunderstorm, lightning and moderate to heavy rainfall warning for 13 districts of Odisha today. As per the weather department, the warning has been issued for one or two places over the districts– Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir and Nuapada till 7:45 PM today. According to the MeT, thunderstorm with […]

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With farmers staring at 'drought,' Opposition questions Odisha govt in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government continues to refute Opposition’s claim that several parts of the State are facing a drought-like situation, the BJP and Congress today lashed out at the Naveen government for its alleged apathy towards the farmers’ plight in the State. During the Question Hour in the Assembly on Thursday, Leader of […]

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Op-Ed: Patkura Victory Another Proof Of Naveen’s Invincibility

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The victory of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate in Patkura has re-affirmed the party’s political supremacy in the state. Though the margin of win should have been higher going by the claims BJD leaders had made during the course of campaigning it was satisfying nonetheless. While BJD’s tally in the state […]

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Kulbhushan Jadhav's family meets ex-EAM Swaraj

New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was leading efforts during her term to get consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav who is lodged in a Pakistani jail, on Thursday met the family of the former naval officer. “Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family came to see me today. I wish them all the best,” she tweeted […]

President to join Kargil victory celebrations in Drass

Srinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind will join the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations on Friday in Drass town of the Kargil district. According to official sources, the President, supreme commander of the armed forces, will arrive in Drass town on Friday to attend the 20th anniversary of the Kargil victory. “State Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chief […]

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Kapil Sharma becomes Red for 'Angry Birds' sequel

Mumbai: Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma will lend his voice to the character of Red in the Hindi version of the upcoming animated family entertainer “The Angry Birds Movie 2”. “The Angry Birds”, based on the popular game of the same name, brings the story of Red and his friends onto the silver screen in a hilarious […]

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SSC Direct Recruitment For Over 2950 Posts; Last Date To Apply

The Staff Selection Commission, Haryana or the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) had invited interested and eligible candidates to apply for the positions of LDC, UDC, Steno and other multiple posts. Here comes the deadline to apply for the positions. While the closing date for the submission of fee is July 29, 2019, the last […]

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Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 4 Indian Fishermen

Colombo: Four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of poaching, the media reported on Thursday. Sri Lankan naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command in a Fast Attack Craft arrested the four fishermen along with a fishing trawler “engaged in illegal fishing practices in territorial waters off the Kovilam […]

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Tinder Launches New Safety Feature For LGBTQ Users

New Delhi: Global online dating app Tinder on Thursday announced a new safety feature for members of the LGBTQ community aiming to protect them from the risk of using dating apps in nearly 70 countries where the LGBTQ status still remains criminalised. Called the “Traveler Alert”, the in-app feature would appear in such hostile countries […]

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Redmi K20 Pro: Redefines Premium Segment With A Bang

New Delhi: After establishing strong presence in the budget and mid-segment smartphone segment in India, Chinese technology player Xiaomi has now brought flagship Redmi K20 series with “lit” pop-up selfie mechanism to make a dent into the premium market. Available in two models — K20 and K20 Pro — the smartphones replace Xiaomi’s POCO series […]

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Water supply curtailed in Paradip township

Paradip: Amid deficit in rainfall due to erratic monsoon this season, acute water crisis has hit Paradip port township. As per reports, the port authorities in the township today informed that domestic water supply from Taladanda Canal will be reduced till the water shortage is resolved. The port authorities today announced that supplied water will […]

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India Drop Down To 103 In FIFA Rankings

New Delhi: The Indian football team moved down by two places to 103 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. In the recently held Intercontinental Cup, India failed to register even a single win as they lost to Tajikistan (2-4) and DPR Korea (2-5) before playing out a 1-1 draw against Syria in their […]

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Special Odisha JEE 2019 Results declared: Ravindra Behera tops in B.Tech

Bhubaneswar: The results of second or special Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) for admissions into various technical and professional courses in the State were announced today. Out of the total 14,627 students, who appeared for the special OJEE, 14,622 candidates were allotted ranks. The exam was held at 31 centres across 20 cities on July […]

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Triple Talaq Bill Needed For Gender Justice: Centre

New Delhi: Moving for consideration and passage, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said that a contentious Bill that advocates three years jail for a husband who goes for Triple Talaq was needed to provide gender justice and equality. Citing the Supreme Court’s 2017 verdict striking down the illegal practice and asking Parliament […]

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Priyanka posts video of woman being panned by policeman while filing eve-teasing complaint

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday posted a video of a woman being panned by a policeman for wearing jewellery while she was attempting to file an eve-teasing complaint, and said the first step towards ensuring justice for women is listening to them. She posted the video in which a woman […]

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Indian medallists at world boxing c'ships will get direct entry into Olympic qualifiers

New Delhi: Indian boxers who win medals at the upcoming World Championships for men in Russia will get direct entry into the national squad for next year’s Olympic qualifiers, the sport’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI on Thursday. The world championships in Russia no longer have Olympic qualifier status after the International Olympic […]

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Samsung to release Galaxy Fold in Sep post fixes

Seoul: Samsung is all set to sell Galaxy Fold in September after making improvements in the product design, the company has announced. According to the South Korean tech major, the design and construction improvements now has the top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display extended beyond the bezel, thus, making it apparent that it […]

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SC directs to set up special courts in every district to deal with POCSO cases

New Delhi: Amid spurt in cases of sexual assault and harassment against minor children in Odisha and other parts of the country, the Supreme Court Thursday issued directions for setting up centrally-funded exclusive courts in all districts where 100 or more cases have been set up under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) […]

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Hyundai Motor developing mass market electric car

Chennai: Korean automobile major Hyundai Motor is developing an electric vehicle for the mass market and will launch it in a couple of year’s time, said a top company official. “Hyundai Motor is transforming into a mobility solutions provider from and automobile company,” S.S. Kim, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd told reporters […]

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3 Indian-origin ministers make up UK's diverse Cabinet

London: Boris Johnson has appointed three Indian-origin leaders, including Priti Patel as the Home Secretary, as part of his top team in what has been dubbed as Britain’s most diverse Cabinet as the new prime minister who has pledged that the UK would leave the EU on October 31, “no ifs, no buts.” Hours after […]

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Bizarre! Black Magician Attempts To Resurrect Dead Man In Odisha Hospital Morgue

Kalahandi: Can a human dead body come alive with rituals? Despite widespread awareness, villagers in remote areas continue to fall prey to superstitions to resurrect the dead. In one such bizarre incident, an occult practitioner performed black magic rituals inside the mortuary of Kalahandi district headquarters hospital in a futile bid to bring a dead […]

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Neetu shares Rishi's photo, terms FaceApp 'exaggerated'

New York: Veteran actor Neetu Kapoor perhaps could not believe what the latest viral app of Facebook could do to the image of her husband, actor Rishi Kapoor who is undergoing treatment in a New York hospital. She shared two photographs of Rishi Kapoor on Facebook and later called the viral FaceApp “exaggerated”. On Wednesday, […]

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HC Bench Demand: Centre Assures Action Once Odisha Govt Clears Its Stand

Bhubaneswar: The Central government has assured that it will take further action to establish a High Court bench in western or Southern Odisha after the state government and Orissa High Court clarify their stance in this connection. In a reply to Odisha BJP MP Nitesh Ganga Deb’s question in Lok Sabha regarding establishment of Orissa […]

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Dhoni fulfils promise, begins training with Parachute Regiment

New Delhi: Former Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni has begun his two-month training with Indian Armys Parachute Regiment. On Wednesday, Dhoni joined a battalion, which has its headquarters in Bengaluru. Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said the plan was in the pipeline for a while. “Just like Dhoni has been one of […]

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WhatsApp teams up with Niti Aayog to help women entrepreneurs

New Delhi: India’s Niti Aayog on Thursday entered into a partnership with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to support the growth of a robust ecosystem to promote women entrepreneurs in India. Under this partnership, WhatsApp, in collaboration with Niti Aayog, will announce an annual calendar of events aimed at capacity building of the women entrepreneurs and evolve specific […]

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Relief For Farmers As Several Parts Of Odisha Receive Rains

Bhubaneswar: Amidst concerns over deficit rainfall, several parts of Odisha battling drought threat have begun to receive rainfall today under the impact of a cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal, giving much relief to lakhs of farmers of the State. As per meteorological sources, a cyclonic circulation formed over Bay of Bengal is likely to […]

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Bill to set up single tribunal to settle inter-state water disputes in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: A bill to help adjudicate disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valleys at a faster pace was introduced in Lok Sabha on Thursday amid protests by opposition parties which said states were not consulted. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said in 2013 the states were consulted and a […]

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Fear of crop loss, loan burden triggers farmer suicides as one more cultivator ends life

Bargarh: A young farmer of Podamuda village in the district who had allegedly consumed poison yesterday, lost his life today morning while undergoing treatment at Bargarh hospital. A farmer named Baishnav Bhoi had reportedly borrowed money from local lenders for cultivating 4 acres of land, marriage and carrying out house construction works. But due to […]

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