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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Boxing Coach Braja Bhushan Mohanty Wins “Guru” Dronacharya Award

Bhubaneswar & New Delhi: Good news for Odisha and especially for sports lovers. Eminent boxing coach Braja Bhushan Mohanty has been selected to get the coveted  Dronacharya Award for this year. Braja Bhushan is among seven winners to receive the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The other winners of the prestigious...

Rahul Dissolves CWC, Forms Steering Committee For Congress Plenary

New Delhi(PTI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi today dissolved the party's highest decision-making body, Central Working Committee (CWC), and formed a 34-member Steering Committee that will work in its place for the upcoming plenary session. While all CWC members are part of the new committee, some of the permanent invitees like Amarinder Singh, Vilas Muttemwar, RK Dhawan, Shivajirao Deshmukh, MV Rajasekharan...

Mahatma Murder: SC Told Narayan Apte’s Identity Mired In Doubt

New Delhi(PTI): Narayan Dattatraya Apte was hanged for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi along with the main assassin, Nathuram Godse, on November 15, 1949. Today, 68 years after that event, a petition in the Supreme Court claims that the identity of Apte remains mired in doubt and seeks reopening of the investigation into Gandhi's assassination. Justice J L Kapur Commission of...

Modi Govt ‘Indifferent’ Towards Chinese Incursions: Cong

New Delhi (PTI): The Congress today hit out at the Central government over its "indifference" towards Chinese incursions with vice president Rahul Gandhi questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "silence" on the issue. The Modi government's foreign policy is defined by "the prime minister's search for holiday destinations and photo opportunities" instead of serving India's interests, the Congress said in an article...

Dharmendra Pradhan Asks Naveen Patnaik To Reconsider Centre’s Backward District Development Scheme

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review the state government's decision of not becoming part of the Centre's backward district development initiative. “I request Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review the decision. The Centre has not forced any decision on the state. The state has all rights to bring in changes in...

SC Asks CBI And Enforcement Directorate To Expedite Probe In Coal Allocation Scam Cases

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today asked the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate to expedite probe in the coal allocation scam cases, saying they should devise some method to deal with them. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur expressed displeasure over the delay by the agencies in not completing investigations in the coal block...

Sextuplets Die Soon After Birth In Jharkhand

Medininagar In Jharkhand(PTI): A 32-year-old woman has lost her sextuplets, minutes after giving birth to them, at a private nursing home in Medininagar town of Palamu district. A resident of Kharsota village in Garhwa district, Sarita Devi, who was in the fifth month of her pregnancy, was rushed to a local nursing home yesterday after she developed a labour pain. A...

Pongal being celebrated across Tamil Nadu

People across Tamil Nadu are celebrating the harvest festival of 'Pongal' and the first day of Tamil month 'Thai' with usual fervour today, preparing the traditional food and offering prayers. People prepare sweet Pongal, made of jaggery with rice and milk, in traditional mud pot or in brass cookware, with ginger tied on the top, and offer prayers to Sun...

BBSR-MUMBAI GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur

A Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Go Air flight made an emergency landing in Nagpur on Saturday morning after a bomb scare report on the flight. A thorough check was carried inside by the airport security personnel, but nothing suspicious was found on the flight after its emergency landing. According to a source, today morning an anonymous phone call alerted the airport authority of presence...

Jay Shah Row: Congress Demands Amit Shah’s Removal As BJP Chief And Judicial Probe By SC Judge

New Delhi(PTI): The Congress today stepped up its offensive on Amit Shah over claims in a media report that a firm owned by his son saw a huge rise in turnover after the BJP came to power in 2014 and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove him as BJP chief and order a probe by Supreme Court judges. As...

HC Directs Kejriwal To Question Jaitley With Dignity

New Delhi (PTI): The Delhi High Court today directed Arvind Kejriwal not to put "scandalous" questions to Union Minister Arun Jaitley during his cross-examination in a defamation suit filed against the chief minister and five other AAP leaders. Justice Manmohan further said the chief minister should conduct cross-examination of the senior BJP leader in a dignified manner and in accordance with...

CRPF Men Carry Sick Tribal Woman On Foot For Seven Km

Raipur(PTI) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel carried an ailing tribal woman on a make-shift stretcher on foot for about seven kilometres in the Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. A team of CRPF personnel from 195th Battalion was returning yesterday after an anti-Maoist operation in the limits of Katekalyan police station when they spotted a woman, around 40 years old,...

Congress’ Loss BJP’s Gain: Lulu Mohapatra’s Daughter Upasana, Brother Lalitendu Join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the family members of late Bijepur Congress MLA Subal Sahu joining the ruling the BJD, the state Congress today suffered another big loss with late Congress heavyweight Lulu Mohapatra’s daughter Upasana Mohapatra and cricketer-turned politician younger brother Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra severing about decades of bonding with the ‘hand’ joined the Bharatiya Janata Party...

Odisha Retains Top Spot In Forest Rights Act Implementation

Bhubaneswar (PTI): Odisha has managed to retain the top spot in implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, for the third consecutive year, a senior government official said today. The state has also been successful in converging the FRA with other poverty alleviation schemes, as per the outcome of a review taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through...