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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

India

1st Phase Of Strategically-Important Chabahar Port Inaugurated On Gulf Of Oman

New Delhi(PTI): The first phase of the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman was inaugurated today by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, and reflecting growing convergence of interests among the three countries. The port in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich nation's southern coast is easily accessible from...

Nayagarh Conjoined Twins Shifted To ICU At Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack

Cuttack: Newborn conjoined twin girls, joined at stomach were today shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sishu Bhawan here after preliminary tests. The babies underwent CT scan, ultra sound and other medical examinations following which they were shifted to the ICU. The twin sisters have been kept under observation by a 12-member team of doctors. The conjoined twins were...

4 Arrested In Bargarh Girl’s Video Viral Case

Bargarh: In a major breakthrough in Bargarh girl’s video viral case. the police today arrested four persons in connection with sexual molestation of the college student in a busy road in broad daylight and shooting a video of the incident which had gone viral on December 2. Talking to eporters, DGP RP Sharma said, “Padmapur police had formed...

Parliament May Take Up Bill Seeking Jailing Of Religious Leaders Indulging In Vote Politics

New Delhi(PTI): A private member's bill seeking up to seven years' imprisonment of religious leaders, who appeal to their followers to vote for a political party, is likely to be taken up for consideration in the winter session of Parliament beginning December 15. Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP Dushyant Chautala has proposed an amendment to the Religious Institutions (Prevention...

Gujarat Model Is Modi Model Supportive Of Crony Capitalism: Congress

Ahmedabad(PTI): Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan today termed the Gujarat model as "Modi model", which he said supports "crony capitalism". He also alleged that Gujarat has been "lagging behind" on Human Development Index (HDI) and on social development parameters. "The 'Gujarat Model' is actually the 'Modi model,' which (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji is trying to replicate (elsewhere)...

Low Pressure To Trigger Heavy Rains In Odisha From December 7, Farmers To Face More Trouble

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department today informed that a low pressure area has been formed over the south Andaman sea which is likely to trigger heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha from December 7. As the farmers of the state are still suffering from paddy crop loss due to unseasonal rain last month, the latest rainfall prediction is bound...

Supreme Court Says ‘Sorry’ To Litigant For 13-Year Delay In Case

New Delhi(PTI); The Supreme Court has made a candid admission and said it was "sorry" for the delay of over a decade in commencement of criminal trial due to two conflicting orders passed by a high court judge in a single day in two different but related cases. The apex court said this had created a "legal conundrum" as one...

Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya To Return To UK Court As Extradition Trial Begins

London (PTI): Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, out on a 650,000-pound bail bond following his arrest by Scotland Yard over fraud and money laundering charges earlier this year, will return to Westminster Magistrates' Court in London tomorrow as his extradition trial begins. The 61-year-old businessman, who has been in self-imposed exile in the UK since March 2016 when he left...

Highest Ceasefire Violations By Pakistan Along International Border, LoC In 7 Years

New Delhi(PTI): Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir more than 720 times this year, the highest in past seven years. According to the data compiled by the Union Home Ministry, Pakistani forces have violated ceasefire 724 times along the IB and the LoC till October in comparison to...

Dharmendra Pradhan Writes To Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik For Co-Opeation For Ethanol Plant

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's assistance for setting up a Rs 750-crore ethanol plant in Bargarh district, as part of measures to promote eco-friendly alternative fuel. The plant is proposed to be set up by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) at Baulsingha in the district, he said. BPCL has already appointed Project Management...

Odisha Government Assures To Bear Medical Expenses Of Newborn Conjoined Twins In Nayagarh

Cuttack: Odisha government today announced that it would bear all the medical expenses of the newborn conjoined twins of Nayagarh district. Health Minister Pratap Jena visited the babies conjoined at chest and abdomen undergoing treatment at Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack after getting information about the conjoined babies and held discussions with the doctors and took stock of their health condition. “A...

Doctors Remove 72 Coins From Palghar Man’s Stomach

Nashik(PTI): A 50-year-old tribal from Maharashtra's Palghar district has been successfully operated upon on Thursday by doctors to remove 72 coins that the man had swallowed over a long period due to certain mental ilnesses, doctors said. Dr Amit Kele, who led the team of doctors that operated on Krishna Somalya Sambar, said that Sambar was suffering from a rare...

Trump, Modi Speak Over Phone; Express Satisfaction Over GES

Washington(PTI): President Donald Trump spoke over phone with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the two leaders expressed satisfaction over the recently concluded Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by the US and India last month in Hyderabad, the White House said today. President Trump's daughter Ivanka, who is also his senior advisor, had led the US delegation at the three-day event. Trump...

BJP Will Lose In 2019 If Ballot Papers Used In Polls: Mayawati

Lucknow(PTI): Challenging the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said today "with full confidence" that the saffron party would lose the general elections due in 2019 if ballot papers are used, instead of electronic voting machines. Mayawati's remarks came a day after her party came second to the BJP in the civic body polls held in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP...