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Lt Gen M.M. Naravane appointed as Chief of Army Staff

Newdelhi:17/12/19:Government has decided to appoint Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, as the next Chief of the Army Staff after the retirement of General Bipin Rawat, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC on December 31, 2019. Lt Gen Naravane will take over as Chief of the Army Staff in the substantive rank ...

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Successful launch of two BrahMos missiles from land and air platforms

Bhubaneswar:17/12/19:Defence Research & Development Organisation(DRDO), Indian Air Force (IAF) and BrahMos jointly successfully conducted two BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles tests today, one each from land and air platforms. The first missile launch was from a land based mobile launcher, where most of the components were indigenous, including themissile airframe, fuel management system and DRDO designed seeker. The second launch of ...

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President Kovind addresses Central Universities’ Vice-Chancellors conference

Newdelhi:17/12/19:President Ram Nath Kovind has said that universities should become laboratories for exposing students to the problems that need to be addressed in the cause of nation-building. Addressing a conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities at Rashtrapati Bhavan today, he said the objective of the these universities should be to constantly grow and upgrade themselves to the best of global ...

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Ollywood actor Amlan Das was engaged to Bhumika, a girl from a non-filmy background

Cuttack:13/12/19: Popular Ollywood actor Amlan Das got engaged on Sunday.Son of veteran Odia actor Mihir Das, he was engaged to Bhumika, a girl from a non-filmy background. The ring ceremony was held at Bhumika’s house at CDA Sector 8 here in the presence of family members from both sides.The wedding is scheduled for February 7. Amlan has acted in some ...

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Odisha Chief Minister assured the Muslim community that his government will not implement the NRC

Bhubaneswar:13/12/19: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today is learnt to have assured the Muslim community in the State that his government will not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Further, Patnaik is said to have allayed fears and apprehensions of the Muslim community over possible problems with the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which has been passed by ...

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ICC Announces Launch Of Odisha Women Entrepreneurship Committee

Bhubaneswar: 13/12/19: The core committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Women’s Entrepreneurship Committee announced the launch of Odisha’s first Women’s Entrepreneurship Committee. This was announced at a press meet held at a city-based hotel here today. ICC Women’s Entrepreneurship Committee (IWEC), first of its kind, has been formed by ICC Odisha State Council to address the growing needs of women ...

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Naveen Patnaik flagged off a special train under Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra scheme

Bhubaneswar:13/12/19:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik flagged off a special train from Baleswar to Haridwar-Rishikesh through video conferencing, under Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra scheme. The train is carrying 970 senior citizens from Baleswar, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Kendujhar with 30 Escort Officers. The scheme, started in 2016 by Department of Tourism, Odisha in cooperation with IRCTC has so far fulfilled wishes of 12,000 senior citizens ...

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Odisha Chief minister announced 66-acre Ekamrakshetra Yojana

Bhubaneswar:13/12/19:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announced 66-acre Ekamrakshetra Yojana for the protection & conservation of glorious heritage of Lingaraj temple, an epitome of Utkal architecture. CM said it is a symbol of faith for lakhs of devotees of Lord Shiva & needs to be preserved for future generations CM said we have to make sacrifices for the preservation of the 1000-year old ...

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Odia feature film Pheria (come back) has virtually swept the Odisha state film awards, 2018

Bhubaneswar, 10/12: Odia feature film Pheria (come back) produced by the Suma Real Media Limited has virtually swept the state film awards, 2018 announced here on Tuesday. The film has bagged awards in 8 categories. Sangram Keshari Maharana has been awarded for best art direction, Amarendra Mohapatra for best editing, Shantiraj Khosla for music direction, Karunakar for best backgound singer, ...

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All the review petitions challenging the Ayodhya judgement were rejected by the Supreme Court

New Delhi, 12/12: All the review petitions challenging the Ayodhya  judgement were rejected by the Supreme Court of India.  The apex court had ruled that the Ram temple would be constructed on the disputed land and 5 acres of land would be allotted elsewhere for the construction of mosque. Out of 18 review petitions, nine were filed by parties who ...

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