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Art, the Middle East, Demonetisation, Fiction, Hanuman, Teen Lit, America, Women and Migration all feature on Day 4 of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

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Jaipur:ONT Bureaue:22/1/17: The charisma of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival regular Shashi Tharoor and the passion of Dr Jon Wilson, author of India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire, are a potent combination for any panel. When the discussion centres on colonial legacies, the magnetism is amplified a hundredfold. The thousand-strong crowd waiting for the session, expected a fiery ...

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Common Men’ In Congress List: Bijay Mohanty, Aparajita Out


By Odisha News Times Bureau On Jan 22, 2017 Bhubaneswar: After much addition and subtraction, the State Congress today came out with its final list of star campaigners for the ensuing three tier rural elections including two common men, a singer and brother of late Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu) apart from Congress heavyweights. The party has brought Lulu’s brother Lalitendu, ...

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Total 1,89,099 candidates are in the panchayat poll fray


Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureaue)22/1/17: Total 1,89,099 candidates are in the panchayat poll fray according to the final list declared by the State Election Commission (SEC) after the deadline for nomination withdrawal got ended yesterday, said secretary of the commission Rabindra Nath Sahu today. “For the sarpanch post 26,539 candidates are in the poll battle whereas 22,109 are in the fray for panchayat ...

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Dolphin survey in Odisha stalled for bad weather


BHUBANESWAR:(ONT Bureaue:22/1/17) Tidal and turbulent weather in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary affected sighting and enumeration of dolphins as the annual survey, conducted by the Forest and Environment Department, kicked off across coastal divisions of the State on Friday. Last year, strong tidal conditions had led to abandonment of the census operation in Bhitarkanika. Though the conditions were better this time, tidal ...

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Two bull tamers died and 129 injuries during Jallikattu


Chennai: (ONT BUREAUE)22/1/17:Two bull tamers died and 129 others suffered injuries during a Jallikattu event at Rapoosal in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Raja, 26, and Mohan, 25, both of whom are from Pudukottai. There were 174 bull tamers at the event. A total of 210 bulls were let loose. The sport involves ...

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State Govt announces compensation for hirakhand derailment victims


Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Sunday announced ex-gratia and financial assistance to the victims of Hirakhand Express derailment. Speaking to news men Chief Secretary said the government has decided to grant Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the family of victims from state who have lost their lives during the disaster. Earlier the Railways Ministry had declared a compensation of ...

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Probe Into Hirakhand Express Mishap To Begin From Tomorrow


Probe Into Hirakhand Express Mishap To Begin From Tomorrow By Odisha News Times Bureau On Jan 22, 2017 Bhubaneswar: The Civil Aviation Ministry today said that it would begin probe into the tragic Hirakhand Express mishap from tomorrow. The Ministry, in a release to the media later in the day today said a joint probe would be taken up by ...

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ODISHA:Dola Jatra showcase in Republic Day Parade in Delhi


Newdelhi:(ONT Bureaue)22/1/2017:This year Republic Day Parade on Rajpath will witness tableaux from 17 States and Six Ministries of the Central Government. These tableaux will showcase varied themes starting from country’s rich cultural heritage and socio-economic development to nation’s progress in key areas like IT, Women, Empowerment and Environment Protection. A brief write-up on each tableaux highlighting its significance is given ...

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Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet starts from today


Odisha News Times Bureau Bhubaneswar, Jan 20: “Writers and their writings come in all shapes and sizes. While some can spin one novel a year, others take years of inspiration to pen a line.,” eminent writer Nayantara Sehgal said during the second edition of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) here today. The event was inaugurated by Nayantara Sahgal in ...

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Jallikattu protest: Courts must view public sentiment

Indian youth attempt to catch a bull during a bull-taming festival known as Jallikattu at Palamedu Village near Madurai, some 500 kms south of Chennai, on January 16, 2011. The event was held as part of Tamil New Year 'Ponggal' celebrations. AFP/STR

Tamil Nadu:(ONT Bureaue)20//1/17:sympathyLast year, the apex court upheld a two-year-old Bombay High Court order limiting the height of human pyramids and forbidding the participation of minors during Dahi Handi celebrations. It was reasonable. The court did not resort to a complete ban on a century-old tradition. It addressed the core issue: The risk to human lives from tall pyramids. The ...

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