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Man Kills Villager For Refusing To Pay Him Back His Money In Kendrapara

Kendrapara(PTI): A 45-year-old man was arrested today on the charge of killing a fellow villager who refused to pay Rs 10,000 borrowed money at Raghudeipur in Odisha's Kendrapara district, police said The accused Basant Jena had given the sum as loan to Subodh Mohanty. However, Mohanty did not pay him the sum despite repeated reminders, the police said. Irked over...

‘Shotgun’ Sinha Fires Salvos At Modi, Shah

New Delhi(PTI): In an apparent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today said the atmosphere in the country was such that people had to either support "a person" or risk being called "anti-national". He also made fun of ministers in the Modi government, calling them a "bunch of sycophants" 90 per cent of whom were hardly...

Woman Drug Peddler Arrested In Balasore, Rs 15 Lakh Worth Brown Sugar Seized

Balasore(PTI): A woman drug peddler was arrested and 150 grams of brown sugar seized from her by Excise sleuths at Balasore town here today. Acting on a tip-off, the Excise personnel raided a house at Arar Bazar area and seized the brown sugar, valued at around Rs 15 lakh, an Excise official said. The peddler, identified as Suhela Bibi and aged...

World’ Largest Rookery: Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Arrive At Gahirmatha Beach

Kendrapara: The endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles have started arriving along the swirling sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara district. Pairs of mating sea turtles have started arriving on sea waters, marking the commencement of breeding and nesting season of these endangered aquatic animals, a senior Forest department official said. He said Forest personnel on patrolling drives have sighted...

Indian Cricketers Undergoing DNA And Genetic Fitness Test

New Delhi(PTI): Keeping in sync with skipper Virat Kohli's uncompromising training regimen, the Indian cricketers are now undergoing DNA test that reveals the genetic fitness blueprint of an individual, raising the bar to a level hitherto unseen. The test helps a sportsman improve his speed, in fat burning, endurance, recovery time, and muscle building. It has been learnt that the BCCI...

Modi-Trump Bilateral Likely On Monday At ASEAN Summit

Manila(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump are likely to have a bilateral meeting on Monday on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit here. Modi will arrive here tomorrow to attend the 15th ASEAN- India summit and 12th East Asia summit on November 14. Trump is also scheduled to arrive here tomorrow as part of his five-nation Asia...

HCL Gets Nod For Joint Venture Company With MECL, NALCO

Kolkata(PTI): Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) has obtained approval from its board of directors to form a joint venture company with Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL) and NALCO Ltd. The JV would help in the formation of a joint working group, which would be empowered to deal with government-to-government (G2G) deals relating to sourcing of rare minerals. "We have got the board...

Agriculture Cabinet Announces Package For Pest Attacked Farmers In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Agriculture Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved packages for farmers whose crops have been affected and damaged across the state due to pest attack. The government today decided to provide agriculture input subsidy to the small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33% or above due to pest attack at...

‘U’ Turn: Farmers Burning Paddy Will Not Get Compensation: Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision signifying a tough measure, Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today announced that farmers who have set fire to their paddy crops in several parts of the state would not get compensation from the State Government. The Agriculture Minister making a complete U-turn from his November 3 stand when he had appealed fervently to the desperate...

Naveen Seeks Public Participation To Fight Against Corruption

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minster Naveen Patnaik today called upon the people of Odisha to work for detection and prevention of corruption and extend support to the anti-corruption efforts of the govenrment. Naveen Patnaik was speaking at the inauguration of the state-level function of Vigilance Awareness Week-2017 here and administered the pledge of honesty and integrity to the gathering. He said, anti-corruption and...

BJP Leader Golak Mohapatra Grilled In BJD Councillor Murder Case In Berhampur

Berhampur(PTI): BJP leader Golak Mohapatra was today questioned by police for over two hours in connection with the escape of two key accused persons in the murder of a BJD councillor in Chhatrapur civic body in Odisha's Ganjam district last September. Mohapatra, state BJP spokesperson, was questioned in two phases after he appeared before the police at Chhatrapur, a senior...

Separated After Birth: Jaga Is Taken Off Ventilator; Balia Recovering Well, Says Pratap Jena

New Delhi: Good news for lakhs of well-wishers of Jaga-Balia that Jaga, one of the twins was today taken off ventilator support for the first time after their second separation surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. Health Minister Pratap Jena and Chief of Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS, Dr. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra informed the media...

Aadhaar Row: SC Asks WB Govt How State Can Challenge Centre’s Move

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today questioned the West Bengal government for filing a plea challenging the Centre's move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes. The top court asked how a state can challenge the mandate of Parliament. "How can a state file such a plea. In a federal structure, how can a state file...

Black Day: Rahul Chairs Meeting Of Congress General Secretaries For Note Ban Anniversary

New Delhi(PTI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today chaired a meeting of party general secretaries to chalk out plans for the first note ban anniversary, being observed as 'Black Day' across the country, party leaders said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on November 8 last year that notes of higher denomination had been scrapped. According to sources, Gandhi will discuss...