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Former Kerala Minister V.J. Thankappan dies at 84

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior CPI-M leader and former Kerala Minister V.J. Thankappan passed away on Saturday near here, according to his family. He was 84. Thankappan died following age-related issues at his home in the city suburbs, a family member said. The four-time Communist party of India-Marxist MLA also served as the Minister for Local Administration in […]

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Congress activists wave black flag ahead of Minister’s visit in Aul

Kendrapara: Congress activists led by party MLA from Aul Debendra Sharma showed black flags ahead of Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu’s visit to Aul today while protesting massive irregularities in distribution of ration cards under the food security scheme in the district. As per reports, hundreds of Congress activists under the leadership of […]

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Agitating teachers return to schools wearing black badges

Bhubaneswar: Vowing to continue their protests, teachers, lecturers and employees of block grant schools and colleges resumed duty today wearing black badges. After their 40-day long cease-work, the teachers have decided to continue their stir wearing black badges while resuming their work. While most agitating block teachers have returned to work; according to the decision […]

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Promoting handloom: Boyanika drape for Odisha school teachers

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to promote handlooms and support weavers, Odisha government has decided to replace the existing uniform for teachers with Boyanika sarees. Informing about the development, Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister, Snehangini Chhuria said, teachers of both high school and upper primary schools will wear Boyanika sarees from this academic session. Subsequently, the […]

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128 kg gold, 221 kg silver inside Srimandir's Ratna Bhandar: Odisha Law minister

  Puri: Law Minister Pratap Jena, through a written reply, informed the Odisha Assembly today that Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar (treasure trove) contains 128 kg gold ornaments, 221 kg silver utensils & other puja items. The minister was replying to a question raised by BJP MLA Dilip Ray. Due to various reasons, weight of 14 […]

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Yashwant Sinha Quits BJP, Says He Will Work On 'Saving Democracy In The Country'

  Patna: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, a vocal critic of Narendra Modi’s government at the Centre, on Saturday announced that he was quitting the BJP and party politics, and would now work on “saving democracy in the country”. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said he would not join any other political party. […]

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Speaker, ministers wear black bands in Delhi Assembly

New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, AAP MLAs and ministers wore black bands in the House on Wednesday to protest against Lt. Governor Anil Baijal’s contention that the Speaker cannot accept questions on reserved subjects. On Monday, Goel cited a letter from Baijal that said the Speaker cannot accept any question on reserved […]

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Congress doing injustice to Muslim women: Ananth Kumar

New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Ananth Kumar on Friday accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by opposing the Triple Talaq Bill saying that they should learn from the past and let the legislation pass. “They are not thinking about ensuring justice to the Muslim sisters. They are doing injustice the same […]

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Sacked minister Damodar Rout's wings further clipped

Bhubaneswar: In yet another blow to sacked minister Damodar Rout, Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik  today removed him from the post of party vice-president as well as the observer of Dhenkanal district. The development comes barely 24 hours after he was sacked as Agriculture Minister for his alleged casteist remarks against Brahmins. “The […]

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No red beacons on official vehicles from May 1: Jaitley

New Delhi: No red beacons on official vehicles will be allowed from May 1, the government announced on Wednesday. A decision to this effect was taken at a Union Cabinet meet presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “From May 1 no one in the country would be able to have red beacons atop official vehicles. […]

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BJP for impartial probe into nexus between Debi Mishra, arrested IAS officer

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today demanded a thorough and impartial probe into the unholy nexus between minister Debi Prasad Mishra and arrested IAS officer and OSIC MD Partha Sarathi Mishra. Addressing a press conference here, BJP state vice president Samir Mohanty said the tainted IAS officer was collecting money for Mishra as his agent. “But as […]

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Minister slams opposition over Army chief's warning on Kashmir

New Delhi: Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Friday urged the Congress and other opposition parties to refrain from criticising Army chief General Bipin Rawat for warning Kashmiri protesters. “I think regardless of our political affiliations, it is to be understood that politcking in the name of sceurity forces is ultimatley going […]

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Politicians, beware of the wrath of the people!

By Sandeep Sahu It is no secret that politicians are held in extremely low esteem by most people in the country. And Monday provided yet another instance – if one was needed at all – why they are such a despised lot. The occasion was Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s visit to Malkangiri, which has […]

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Talk only about your dept in public, Naveen warns ministers

Bhubaneswar: After several leaders of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), including ministers, made statements in the media targeting Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma over his alleged nexus with chit fund firm Artha Tatwa embarrassing the party, an exasperated party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday intervened in the matter and […]

Dual quarters row: LoP, minister offer to vacate one

Bhubaneswar: Two days after chief minister Naveen Patnaik revealed the names of the ministers and MLAs possessing more than one government quarters in violation of official guidelines, Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra and Tourism minister Ashok Panda wrote to Assembly secretary to take back one of the government houses occupied by them. The Bolangir MLA […]