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UP Governor Ram Naik hospitalized due to chest pain

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik was admitted to a Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences last night after he complained of dizziness, chest pain and anxiety. Naik (82), felt uneasy as his blood sugar level had fallen. He visited the hospital yesterday evening at around 8.30. The doctors at the hospital decided to admit him and keep him under...

Bomb Scare : Nepal & BBSR Flights Grounded at Delhi Airport

Two flights bound for Nepal and Bhubaneswar were on Thursday grounded just before taking off after security offices were alarmed of a bomb danger approach the two carriers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. Officials said passengers on board the two aircraft —— Royal Nepal Airlines (Delhi-Kathmandu) and Air India (Delhi-Bhubaneswar —— were evacuated and taken to the...

In Gold Coast Odia Girls Jhili And Sneha Grab Gold

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for India as well as their motherland Odisha, Sneha Soren and Jhili Dalabehera, the two budding weightlifters from the state, clinched gold medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games being held in Australia. While Jhili clinched gold medal in the 48 kg junior category, Sneha grabbed the gold in 48 kg senior category. Jhili and Sneha had booked their berths...

Four Farmers Commit Suicide In Maharastra In Two Days

Nashik (PTI): Four debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide in the last two days in Nashik districtin  in Maharastra where one of them set up his own funeral pyre, officials said today. Supadu Bhika Pawar, 77, a resident of Vadner-Khakurdi village in Malegaon taluka set up his own funeral pyre and then sat in it at his home yesterday, sub-divisional officer...

Rahul Attacks Modi Govt Over Global Hunger Index Report

New Delhi(PTI): Citing the Global Hunger Index, Rahul Gandhi has attacked the government in a veiled manner, evoking a sharp reaction from Union minister Smriti Irani who said the Congress vice president was out to "malign" the nation in his bid to run down Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi tweeted a news report on the Global Hunger Index along with...

‘Karnan Case Calls For Reviewing Judges’ Selection Process’

New Delhi, (PTI) Justice C S Karnan's case calls for revisiting the process of selection of judges to the constitutional courts, Justices J Chelameswar and Justice Ranjan Gogoi of the Supreme Court have said. The two judges, who concurred with the main judgement passed by a seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, said this case highlighted the need...

Attack in Pathankot : Nawaz Assures Modi for Strict Action

New Delhi : Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday guaranteed his Indian partner Narendra Modi that Pakistan will take "speedy and definitive action" against the terrorists of the Pathankot assault, the external affairs dept said. Sharif, as of now on a visit to Sri Lanka, gave the affirmation when he called Modi to talk about the assault. The two...

Haryana to Set up 17 Women Colleges Soon

Chandigarh : The Haryana government will set up women colleges within 20 kilometers of villages, towns and urban areas in the state, to guarantee that ladies don't need to go far for higher education, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday. Speaking during the Question Hour of the ongoing Budget Session, the chief minister said that as part of the...

Lord Under Threat: NSG To Conduct Two-Day Reconnaissance Of Jagannath Temple In Puri

Puri  & Bhubaneswar: A team of the country’s elite Counter Terrorist Task Force, the  National Security Guard (NSG) will conduct a two-day inspection at the Jagannath Temple in Puri to take stock of the security arrangements in and around the temple and suggest measures, if any,  to plug the loopholes. As per the assessment reports of the Union Ministry of...

Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive Hiked To 1 lakh

Bhubaneswar: In a major move to encourage inter-caste marriages especially marriages among upper and down trodden castes in Odisha to end caste disparity in the society in the long run, the state government today has doubled incentives for inter-caste marriages from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. A notification in this regard was released by the SC, ST Development, Minorities...

AIADMK: Opposition Parties Will Desert Kamal Haasan

Chennai (PTI):  The ruling AIADMK today hit out at actor Kamal Haasan saying he does not understand that his utterances against the government will "affect" him later and opposition parties which support him now will "leave him in a lurch" in due course of time. AIADMK's mouthpiece 'Namadhu Dr MGR' today said the Opposition parties including the DMK have begun...

California University: Climate Change Behind 59,000 Farmer Suicides In India

Los Angeles (PTI): Climate change has caused more than 59,000 farmer suicides in India over the last 30 years, a study has found, warning that suicide rate across the country will increase substantially as global temperatures rise. The findings by researchers at University of California, Berkeley in the US suggest failing harvests that push farmers into poverty are likely the key...

“BJD Government Has Become Arrogant, Government Is Nobody’s Ancestral Property”: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik’s ‘false propaganda campaign’ and ‘building castles in the air’ to come to power allegations, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today claimed that the BJP party is only raising such issues which are in the interest of the four crore people of Odisha. Addressing media persons in Bhubaneswar Dharmendra said that...

Rare, Vintage NASA Photos To Fetch Up To 9,000 At US Auction

New York(PTI): Rare, vintage NASA photographs, that include the first picture ever taken from the Moon's surface, may fetch up to USD 9,000 each at an auction in the US. The 446 lots will showcase the extraordinary photographic journey to the Moon and back as seen through the eyes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts. "While the astronauts' primary goal...