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India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues


Newdelhi:27/6/17;India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday. “Today the world is interdependent, inter-connected. It is natural that we will be discussing not only bilateral issues but also a slew of global issues,” Modi said here in a joint statement issued with Dutch Prime Minister Mark ...

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Notorious gangster Mohammad Sakil arrested


Cuttack:27/6/17; Notorious gangster Mohammad Sakil and his two aides involved in various criminal cases in the twin cities and nearby areas have been brought here following their arrest on Saturday from Karempudi area of Guntur district in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. The police are likely to take the trio on remand for questioning them on their crime records. Sakil and ...

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Police started probe into the plastic eggs


Bhubaneswar:27/6/17; Police on Tuesday started probe into the incident where plastic eggs were allegedly served to students during midday meal scheme at St Mary’s School in Baripada. Earlier, few parents had lodged a complaint with Krushnachandrapur police limits in connection with plastic eggs on June 24. Senior police officials today interrogated the school authorities and the supplier of eggs. Preliminary ...

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OPCC hope for cross voting


Bhubaneswar27/6/17′: Criticizing the Chief Minister for BJD’s support to NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan said the decision was taken for ‘self defence’ and not to protect the interest of Odisha.   Harichandan said. No doubt, the NDA Presidential candidate is a Dalit, but Opposition candidate Meira Kumar is also a Dalit ...

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Rumors about an “unseen killer” have been doing the rounds


Cuttack:27/6/17; Rumors about an “unseen killer” killing sheep and attacking humans of Niali in Cuttack district have been doing the rounds. Though a few sheep have been killed in the village, no proof its existence has yet been established. Adding to the confusion is the social media, where fake photographs and morphed videos of the creature are going viral. According ...

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Garbha Gruha of Jagannath Temple safe


Puri:27/6/17; After inspection of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of the Jagannath Temple the technical team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today informed that it is safe except for a minor ventilation issue that will be inspected by a special committee. When asked about the Jagamohan repair, Director (Monument) of ASI said, “The construction work is almost complete. The ...

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Cruise Tourism to be a growth driver for India’s economy: Shri Nitin Gadkari

The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari along with the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma addressing the press conference, at a workshop on “Action Plan for Development of Cruise Tourism in India”, in New Delhi on June 27, 2017.
	The Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Shri Rajive Kumar, the Tourism Secretary, Smt. Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries are also seen.

Newdelhi:27/6/17;The Minister of Shipping and  Road Transport and Highways Shri  Nitin Gadkari  has said that Cruise Tourism is one of the fastest growing components of the leisure industry worldwide, and  can be a major growth driver for the Indian economy by generating huge employment opportunities.  Shri Gadkari was  speaking at the National Workshop on “Action Plan for Development of Cruise Tourism in India”, in New Delhi ...

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Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar


Newdelhi:27/6/17;Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country’s highest office. A day before she files her nomination papers, the former Lok Sabha Speaker reiterated that she espouses the values of social justice, ...

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Seven gates of the Kalma barrage in Chhattisgarh were today opened


Bhubaneswar:27/6/17; As many as seven gates of the Kalma barrage in Chhattisgarh were today opened owing to heavy rainfall in upper catchment area of Mahanadi river, an official of the Central Water Commission (CWC) said. It may be recalled here that, protesting the unilateral decision of Chhattisgarh to close gates of Kalma barrage resulting in acute water crisis in downstream areas, ...

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76 newly recruited Additional Soil Conservation Officers received appointment letters


Bhubaneswar:27/6/17; As many as 76 newly recruited Additional Soil Conservation Officers (ASCOs) today received appointment letters from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a function at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) here. Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said: “I am very happy to know that more and more professionals from Agriculture and related fields are joining government to work in this ...

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