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Minor Boy Rescued From Open Borewell After 10-Hour Operation

Amaravati (PTI): A two-year-old boy accidentally fell into an open borewell in Guntur district last evening and was successfully rescued after a 10-hour operation by the National Disaster Response Force and other teams. The child is now undergoing treatment in the Government General Hospital in Guntur and is expected to be discharged later today. The boy Chandrasekhar's parents, villagers of Ummadipalem and...

Terror Funding Case: NIA Raids 12 Locations In Kashmir

New Delhi/Srinagar (PTI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted searches at about a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the terror funding case against separatists and others. Officials in the central probe agency said the searches are being carried out at 12 locations in Srinagar, Baramulla and Handwara. They said those being searched today have alleged links to...

Centre Seeks Waivers For New Talcher Fertiliser Plant

Bhubaneswar: The Union Fertiliser Ministry has urged the Odisha Government to provide duty and tax waiver for the upcoming urea plant at Talcher by Talcher Fertilizer Limited (TFL). The Union Fertiliser Secretary Bharathi Sivaswami Sihag has written a letter to the state government in this regard. In her letter Bharati Sivaswami, a batchmate of Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi,...

Advanced LS Election: Naveen To Decide Time Of Odisha Assembly Poll

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: While the Union Government is seriously contemplating to hold deliberations for advanced Lok Sabha election in sync with state assembly polls due in some states in November-December 2018, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s opinion on holding  the next state poll is still awaited. The Food and Consumer Welfare Minister and BJD Vice-President Surya Narayan Patra today told...

31, 000 Empty Seats In Engg Colleges After 2nd JEE

Bhubaneswar: A huge number of 31,000 B. Tech seats are still lying vacant in both government-run and private engineering colleges across Odisha even after conducting a second joint entrance examination. Seat allotment and admission processes were completed on August 13 in which only 4,192 seats were filled up taking the total number of admissions to a little above 12,000 seats...

Six Arrested For Illegal Fishing In Gahirmataha Sanctuary

Kendrapara: In a massive crackdown on illegal fishing in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, forest officials have booked six fishermen on charges of violation of enforced ban in the marine zone. A motorized boat used by the fishermen has been seized by the patrolling unit of the forest department near unmanned Babuballi Island. The arrested fishermen hailed from Balramgadi village in Bhadrak district,...

GST Council Flooded With Requests To Slash Tax Rates

New Delhi (PTI): From helmets to granite slabs, hybrid cars to namkeen, the GST Council is flooded with requests for tweaking tax rates on a variety of commodities. The Council, the highest policy making body on Goods and Services Tax (GST), has received requests for changes in tax rates on as many as 133 different products from an array of stakeholders,...

Gorakhpur Tragedy: NHRC Seeks Report From Yogi Adityanath Government

New Delhi (PTI): The NHRC has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of several children at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur, observing that it indicated "gross callousness" on part of the health administration. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked the state Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report in four weeks on the steps taken...

I-Day Celebrations In Madrassas In UP To Be Videographed

Lucknow (PTI): Hoisting of national flag, singing of national anthem, paying tributes to freedom fighters and martyrs and programmes held on the occasion of Independence Day tomorrow in madrassas across the state will be videographed and photographed perhaps for the first time. According to UP Minority Welfare Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary this will inspire students and they will learn more about...

JD(U) Suspends 21 Sharad’s Loyalists

Patna (PTI): The Janata Dal (United) today suspended 21 leaders, considered loyalists of Sharad Yadav who has opposed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to join hands with the BJP, for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities. Bihar JD(U) president Basistha Narayan Singh ordered suspension from primary membership of these leaders including former minister Ramai Ram, ex-MP from Sheohar Arjun Rai, former MLA...

Can’t Shut Eyes If Cross-Examination Is Ineffective: Court

New Delhi (PTI): It is the duty of a trial court to ensure fair trial and not to shut its eyes when cross- examination of an important witness is ineffective, a sessions court here has observed. District and Sessions Judge Girish Kathpalia made the observation while allowing the appeal of a man, accused of assaulting the wife of a Delhi Police...

Plea Against Art 35A May Be Heard By Constitution Bench: SC

New Delhi (PTI): If Article 35 A relating to special rights and privileges of the citizens of the Jammu and Kashmir is ultra vires of the Constitution or if there is any procedural lapse, the issue may be dealt with by a five-judge constitution bench, the Supreme Court indicated today. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar tagged...

Padma Shri Awardee Doctor Didi Passes Away

Indore (PTI): Padma Shri awardee nonagenarian gynaecologist Bhakti Yadav, fondly called 'Doctor Didi', passed away here today. She was 91 years old, family sources said. She breathed her last at her home this morning, Dr Yadav's son Raman told PTI. She was suffering from osteoporosis and other age related ailments. Over the past few months she was continously losing weight, he said. Raman claimed...

Aamby Valley Auction Process Begins At Rs37k Cr Reserve Price

Mumbai (PTI): A Supreme Court ordered auction process began today for Aamby Valley resort town of embattled Sahara group at a reserve price of Rs 37,392 crore. The official liquidator of the Bombay High Court published an auction notice today inviting prospective bidders for the integrated hill city township spread over 6,761.6 acres near Lonavala, located between Mumbai and Pune. A Mauritius-based...