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Monday, February 26, 2018

India

Sridevi: The Diva Who Lit Up Indian Cinema Screen

Mumbai(PTI): Those expressive eyes and the mischievous smile sent hearts aquiver and lit up the cinema screens, making Sridevi Bollywood's first female superstar. Sridevi's sudden death at the age of 54 in Dubai due to cardiac arrest yesterday has left family and fans in shock and grief. This 'Chandni' left the world too soon. The actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor,...

Fans In Sadma, Gather Outside Sridevi’s House; Mortal Remains To Arrive Tonight

Mumbai(PTI): The air outside Sridevi's residence is heavy with grief as fans of the veteran actor continue to queue up to catch one last glimpse of their 'Chandni'. Sridevi, 54, died late at Saturday night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. Ever since the news broke out, Sridevi's Lokhandwala...

Bijepur By-Poll: Voting Underway Amid Heavy Security

Bargarh: Voting for Bijepur Assembly Constituency by-election started at around 8 AM in the morning today amid heavy police bandobust and much enthusiasm among voters. While the casting of votes would continue till 5 PM in the afternoon long queues of voters were seen in front of the polling booths starting from the morning. Large number pf women voters...

Elections For 59 Rajya Sabha Seats Including 3 From Odisha To Be Held On March 23

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission (EC) of India on February 23 announced schedules for election of 59 new members of the Rajya Sabha, including three from Odisha necessitated due to retirement and another seat on a casual vacancy to be held in March. Both polling and counting of votes will take place on March 23. “The term of office...

Attempt To Murder Labour Minister’s Brother, Injured Drive Dies At SCB Hospital

Cuttack: The driver of Labour Minister Susanta Singh’s brother Subrat Singh succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here late on February 23 night. The deceased identified as Dileswar Sahu had sustained grievous injuries on his head and other parts of his bodyand was shifted to SCB Medical from VIMSAR Hospital, Burla. Earlier...

SC Collegium Recommends New Judges For HCs

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court collegium today made public the names of 37 additional high court judges it has recommended for appointment as permanent judges of the high courts of Allahabad, Rajasthan, Kerala, Gujarat and Bombay. The collegium in a resolution said it had received certain complaints against some of the recommendees in the high courts of Bombay, Gujarat and...

‘Dhanush’ Ballistic Missile Successfully Test-Fired From Paradip Coast

Balasore(PTI): India today successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable 'Dhanush' ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 kms from a naval ship off Odisha coast, defence officials said. The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at around 10.52 am, the officials said. 'Dhanush' missile is...

A Unique Book Reading Session For Kids With Hearing Loss

New Delhi(PTI): A special sign-language storytelling session for children with hearing loss will be held next week. HarperCollins Children s Books, in association with Atulyakala and the Sanket Foundation, will host the session to make the world of stories more accessible to these children. The first reading will be held at the Mount Carmel School in Sector 22, Dwarka, here February...

Labour Minister Susanta Singh’s Brother, 3 Others Injured In Murderous Attack In Bargarh

Bargarh(PTI): The Labour Minister Susanta Singh's brother and three others were injured in an attack by a group of unidentified men in Banabira area, near bypoll-bound Bijepur assembly constituency, early today, police said. The Bijepur Assembly seat is set to go to polls tomorrow and the counting of votes will take place on February 28. The bypoll was necessitated following...

Allahabad HC Dismisses Petition In 2007 Gorakhpur Riot Case

Allahabad(PTI): The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea seeking an independent probe into an FIR related to the 2007 Gorakhpur riot case in which the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and the then Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath, was one of the accused. A bench of Justices Krishna Murari and Akhilesh Chandra Sharma dismissed the petition filed by Parvez Parwaz and...

Zero Hour: Campaigning Ends For Bijepur By-Poll

Bargarh: The high voltage campaigning for the battle royal for the Bijepur assembly seat ended today evening amid serious allegations and counter allegations by the three major political parties in which over 2.10 voters would press the EVM button to elect their representative on February 24. Earlier on the day, Union Minister Dhrmendra Pradhan , who spearheaded the campaign for...

Amitabh Starts Following Congress Leaders on Twitter, Triggers Speculation

New Delhi(PTI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has started following some senior Congress leaders on Twitter of late, triggering speculation over his sudden interest in the party that he was once close to and had later drifted away from. After following Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the party's official Twitter handle, he began following senior party like leaders P Chidambaram, Kapil...

Army Commando Injured In Gunfight With Militants In J & K

Srinagar(PTI): An Army commando was today injured in a gunfight with militants, who managed to escape, in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said. Security forces launched a counter-insurgency operation in the Hajin area of Bandipora this morning following information about the presence of four militants there, the sources As the troops were laying a cordon in the area, the...

Solo Feather: IAF Officer Avani Chaturvedi Creates Historty, Becomes 1st Indian Woman Solo To Fly Fighter Aircraft

New Delhi: Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi scripted history by becoming the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to complete a solo flight on a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft on Monday. Avani achieved this remarkable feat over the Jamnagar Airbase in the Russian-origin flight. Her historic flight lasted for about 30 minutes. Before MiG-21 Bison, she had previously flown...