NDA’s re-negotiated Rafale deal has put pilots’ lives at risk: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that Indian fighter pilots were at risk flying the “ancient” Jaguars since new technology was not coming into the country from France after the Rafale jet deal was re-negotiated by the NDA government Continuing his attack on the Modi Government over the Rafale deal, […]

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Woman gangraped in Odisha, two detained

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: A 25-year-old woman from West Bengal was allegedly gang raped for 10 days in confinement at a market complex in Puri district, police said Thursday. Police have detained two youths in connection with the crime and interrogating them, Puri district additional superintendent of police Gagarin Mohanty said. The woman was rescued by the […]

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Scribes, lawyers, onlookers throng court room to witness hearing in Akbar’s case

New Delhi, Oct 18: Scores of scribes, lawyers and onlookers thronged the small court room at Patiala House district courts complex Thursday to witness the first hearing of the high-profile defamation case filed by former Union minister M J Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani for levelling sexual harassment allegations against him. The curiosity, however, subsided drastically […]

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Switching to clean energy may save 11mn life years in India: Study

Boston, Oct 18: India could save an estimated 11 million life years annually by replacing coal-fired powerplants with clean, renewable energy, according to a Harvard study. The 2.7 billion people who live in India and China — more than a third of the world’s population — regularly breath some of the dirtiest air on the planet, […]

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US plans major changes in H-1B visas by Jan, move to impact Indian IT firms

Washington, Oct 18: The Trump administration has said it is planning to “revise” the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas by January, a move which will have an adverse impact on Indian IT companies in the US and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans. The H-1B visa, most sought-after […]

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Golden touch for Goddess Durga in Cuttack

Cuttack, Oct 17: The Millenium City of Cuttack has been decked up in precious metals as major Durga puja organizers here have opted for exquisite gold and silver filigree work for their pandals. This display of gold and silver embellishments at the pandals has been the “hallmark of Durga festival in Cuttack” for the past seven […]

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Political direction did not come from Odisha govt during Cyclone Titli: Yechury

BHUBANESWAR, OCT 15 Criticizing the Odisha government’s handling of Cyclone Titli and resultant floods, the CPI(M) said Monday though the state has a capable government, political direction did not come on time. Speaking to reporters here, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the state government needs to step in a “big way” and provide necessary […]

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14 labourers injured in bridge collapse in Sundargarh dist

ROURKELA, OCT 15 At least 14 labourers were injured, three of them seriously, when an under-construction bridge collapsed at Bonai in Sundargarh district, the police said. The incident occurred when one of the five spans of the bridge came crashing down injuring 14 workers near Kunjipani on NH-215 on Sunday. The span that crashed was […]

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