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Supreme Court had ordered arrest of Justice Karnan for contempt


Coimbatore:20/6/17;Almost six weeks after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest for contempt of court, Justice CS Karnan, who retired last week, was arrested today at Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore by the West Bengal Police. He will be flown to Chennai tonight, brought to Kolkata tomorrow and sent to Presidency jail. Asked if Justice Karnan would first be produced in court in ...

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Odisha boy creates Guinness Record


Bhubaneswar:20/6/17; Bringing laurels to Odisha, Satyapir Pradhan of Bhawanipatna today registered his name in Guinness Book of Records for most full contact punch strikes in one minute (one hand). In an event organised at Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital here, Satyapir struck 393 punches in one minute thereby breaking the previous record of Pakistan’s Muhammad Rashid who had scored 377 punches in a minute ...

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Kovind quits as Bihar Governor


Bihar:20/6/17:The NDA’s Presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, has resigned as the Governor of Bihar, it was announced on Tuesday. The resignation has come before Kovind files his nomination for the post of Presidency, most probably on Friday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Kovind’s resignation has been accepted. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to also ...

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OPCC spokesperson Sulochana Das joins BJD


Bhubaneswar20/6/17;:  A day after resigned from Congress party, on Tuesday Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) spokesperson Sulochana Das formally joined BJD in presence of party president Naveen Patnaik at his residence here. The BJD supremo said, “I welcome Sulochana Das to the Biju Janata Dal. This will strengthen our party.” Similarly, in her reactions, the former OPCC spokesperson Das said, ...

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BJD held a state-wide agitation protesting Union Minister VK Singh’s rejection of Special Category


Bhubaneswar:20/6/17; The BJD  held a state-wide agitation protesting Union Minister VK Singh’s rejection of Special Category State (SCS) status for Odisha and the decrease in water flow in the Mahanadi River due to construction of barrages and dams by neighboring Chhattisgarh in upstream of the river. Activists of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) and Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) staged ...

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Cabinet Secretary reviews preparedness for smooth roll-out of GST with effect from 1st July, 2017


Newdelhi:20/6/17:The Cabinet Secretary Shri P.K.Sinha today took a detailed review of the preparedness for the roll-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1st July 2017. In a Review Meeting attended by the Secretaries of 30 Ministries/Departments of the Central Government connected with GST, and video conferencing with CMDs/CEOs of about 167 Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) under their administrative ...

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New Delhi,:20/6/17: The Indian government on Tuesday extended the visa of self-exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen by another year. The 55-year-old, who is now also a citizen of Sweden, had received a one-year extension on her visa in 2016 as well. Her Indian visa has been extended continuously since 2004. “Tasleema Nasreen’s visa has been extended for a year with effect ...

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Dharmendra Pradhan Writes To CM To Conserve Chilika


Bhubaneswar:20/6/027; Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today apprised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the joint initiatives United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) plan to take up to develop Chilika Lake as World Heritage site and preserve the ecosystem around it. In a letter ...

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Distress sale of onion has aggravated farmers


Dharmagarh:20/6/17; Distress sale of onion has aggravated farmers’ woes in Kalahandi district.  After   months of hard work, the onion farmers are forced to sell their produce at a much lesser price than the normal market rate. According to reports, the farmers are forced to sell onions at Rs 500 to Rs 600 per quintal which is barely sufficient to pay bill ...

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Sudarsan Pattnaik Appointed Brand Ambassador Of OMFED


Bhubaneswar20/6/17;: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was appointed as the brand ambassador of Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (OMFED) here on Monday. Omfed Managing Director Vishal Gagan said Pattnaik would play a significant role in popularising its products through his sand art in various fairs & festivals. The presence of the renowned sand artist would also help in ...

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