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3 Arrested On Charges Of Killing Friend In Ganjam

Berhampur(PTI): Three men were today arrested for allegedly killing their friend at Akhupadara village in Ganjam district a week ago, police said. The victim, Sagara Nayak (24) was killed on the outskirts of the village during a feast. Sagara was allegedly beaten to death by the accused during the feast they had organised, inspector in-charge of Bhanjanagara police station, A K...

Rs 500 Travel Expense To Patients For Blood Transfusion

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The state government today decided to provide Rs 500 per month as transportation cost to patients who travel frequently for blood transfusion. The announcement to benefit people suffering from blood disorder came a day after the state government launched another eye care programme worth Rs 6 crore. "I am happy to announce that the state government will provide an assistance...

Govt Invites Private Players To Buy Out 51% In Pawan Hans

New Delhi(PTI): The government today invited bids from private companies, including foreign ones, to buy out its entire 51 per cent stake along with management control in helicopter service operator Pawan Hans Ltd. The Miniratna PSU is under the administrative control of the civil aviation ministry and the remaining 49 per cent stake is held by oil behemoth ONGC. In a...

Credibility Crisis: CBI Pulled Up For Giving Clean Chit To Bankers In Pvt Airline Graft Case

New Delhi(PTI): The CBI has been pulled up by a special court for giving clean chit to some bank officials in a case involving Paramount Airways Pvt Ltd and a former CMD of Oriental Insurance Company Ltd for allegedly causing loss of about Rs 442 crore to five public sector banks. The court said the investigating officer (IO) has given...

Amethi Visit: After Cong Flak, Admin Says ‘Yes’ To Rahul’s Tour

Amethi(PTI):  Facing criticism from the Congress for asking Rahul Gandhi to postpone his visit to Amethi, the district administration today said it was ready for the party vice-president's three-day tour beginning Wednesday. Amethi district magistrate Yogesh Kumar said the authorities "never said no" to Gandhi's visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, but suggested a postponement taking into account his security...

‘Prevalence Of Hypertension Higher In Men Than Women’:NIN Study

Hyderabad(PTI): The prevalence of hypertension among urban men and women in the country was 31 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, a new study has found. While the prevalence of hypertension among urban men and women was maximum in Kerala (31 per cent to 39 per cent), it was lowest in Bihar (16 per cent to 22 per cent),...

Hockey India Mourns Death Of Coach Antony

New Delhi(PTI): Hockey India today mourned the passing away of P P Antony, former national women's hockey coach, who also trained and taught coaches at the SAI, Bengaluru campus. He passed away in Thrissur on September 26 aged 68. Under Antony, the Indian junior women had won the four- nation tournament in 1999 and a bronze medal at the Junior Asia...

Integrated Test Range Campaigns For Green And Clean India

Balasore(PTI): DRDO's Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha's Balasore district has initiated a campaign for building a green and clean India. In order to spread awareness on protecting the environment, the ITR employees and support staff undertook a silent march at Balasore town yesterday carrying placards with "Swachhata hi Seva" written on them. "Everyone knows we test missiles. Now, we want...

MCI Scam: Orissa HC Former Judge IM Quddusi Arrested By CBI

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested former Judge of Orissa High Court Justice(Retired)  IM Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the Medical Council Of India(MCI) from admitting MBBS students. According to reports, the Central investigating agency along with IM Quddusi also arrested four others persons, B.P. Yadav, Palash Yadav, Vishwanath Agarwala and Ram...

Family Fined Rs 75,000 For Defecating In The Open In MP

Betul in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): A panchayat at a village in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district has imposed a fine of about Rs 75,000 on a family for open defecation. The panchayat of Rambhakhedi village also served notices to 43 other families there to stop defecating in the open. "About a month back, the family was advised to stop defecating in the...

Plea For Abortion: SC Orders Medical Examination Of Rape Victim

New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court today asked the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute to set up a medical board to examine a rape survivor who has sought termination of her 25-week old foetus. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the head of the medical institution to set the doctors' panel by tomorrow to examine the...

Low Pressure Likely To Trigger In Odisha

Bhubaneswar (PTI): A low pressure over the Bay of Bengal was formed today and likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind in the next 24 hours. Under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulation, a low pressure area has formed over the northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, the Meteorological Centre here said. Under its...

Sunanda Pushkar Death: Court Asks Police To De-Seal Hotel Suite

New Delhi (PTI): A Delhi court today directed the city police to de-seal a five-star hotel suite where Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in 2014. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh asked the police to file a compliance report by September 26 while allowing it to take all required articles from the room for...

House Adjourned Five Times As Opposition Demands Naveen’s Resignation

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Vociferous demands by the opposition demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the flyover collapse in the city forced the Odisha speaker to adjourn the assembly at least five times before normalcy returned in the evening. As soon as the house assembled for the day, Amat asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to give a statement on Sunday's...