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Odisha continues to sizzle under intense heat wave

Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Intense heat wave continued in Odisha as 10 places recorded maximum temperatures of above 40 degree Celsius on Tuesday. Capital city Bhubaneswar was the hottest place in the state for fourth consecutive day, recording a high of 42.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Baripada recorded 42 degree Celsius while industrial towns Talcher and Angul registered 41.9 ...

1 day ago
Intense heat wave prevails in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under an intense heat wave, even after the south-west monsoon set in the state, with mercury breaching the 40 degrees Celsius mark in over a dozen places on Monday. Bhubaneswar recorded maximum temperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius along with Baripada, making them the hottest place in the state. Industrial town Talcher recorded 4...

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Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP Rajya Sabha member, Roopa Ganguly on Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of trying to instil fear by killing and exhibiting the bodies of BJP workers in Purulia district. This exhibition is to make it clear to all the residents of the area that if you work for BJP, this will be the consequence. Mamata Banerjee has been spreading this frig...

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South Africa rest Tahir for Sri Lanka tour

Johannesburg, June 18 (IANS) South Africa have decided to rest their top-ranked bowler Imran Tahir, for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in July-August. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj and left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi have been included in the 15-man squad according to a statement from Cricket South Africa. This will be the Proteas' first assignment since AB d...

2 days ago
'Lust Stories': Opens door into Indian middle-class' sexual consciousness

Film: Lust Stories, an anthology for Netflix; Directors: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar; Cast: Radhika Apte, Akash Thosar, Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam, Manisha Koirala, Jaideep Ahlawat, Sanjay Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal and Neha Dhupia; Rating: **** Vibrators and self-pleasuring seem to have seeped into the cinematic consciousness of India. Bare...

2 days ago
Big B obliges selfie seekers in Glasgow

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Glasgow to shoot Badla, says he was pleasantly surprised to see the number of Indian migrants there, among whom were some selfie seekers too. Big B blogged about the experience: The 'Badla' first day with all the confusion and uncertainty began today... Out on the streets of this city of Glasgow...cloudy, drizzle, then sun... th...

3 days ago
Odisha will become the steel hub of India: Steel Minister

Angul (Odisha), June 16 (IANS) Odisha will be the steel hub of the country in the coming days, Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said on Saturday. Asserting that 300 million tonnes of steel capacity will be produced by 2030, one-third of this will be produced in the eastern state, he said in his address at the dedication ceremony of four core steel manufacturing facilities at...

3 days ago
Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

3 days ago
Mentally disabled twins killed by uncle in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) In a shocking incident, mentally disabled twins were killed by their maternal uncle here, who wanted to relieve his sister from the hardships of looking after the them, police said on Saturday. Srijana Reddy and her twin brother Vishnuvardhan Reddy, both aged 12, were strangulated to death by Mallikarjun Reddy in his rented house in the city's Chaitanyapuri area...

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Minor girl raped in Odisha, accused held

Bhubaneswar, June 15 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in a forest in Odisha's Angul district, police said on Friday. The accused has been was arrested. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon while the girl was looking after her family's goats grazing in a field in Khamar area. Accused, Guru Badra, found her alone in the forest and raped her. We arres...

5 days ago
Gurugram: Man suspects wife's character, kills

Gurugram, June 14 (IANS) A man, who suspected his wife's character, strangled her to death here on Thursday, police said. He had married the woman after she accused that he had raped her a few years ago. The police said that Mahesh Kumar, 27, a resident of Jaipur, and his wife Seema, 31, hailing from Moti Nagar area of Delhi, were living in Suncity residential area of Gurugram.

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Messi will do a Tendulkar, says Kolkata's Argentina Fan Club

Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Far away from Buenos Aires, tucked in a busy pocket of South Kolkata, the Argentina Football Fan Club members are now busy reciting their common prayers: Let Lionel Messi do a Sachin Tendulkar. The reference is to Indian cricket's little master winning the World Cup towards the end of his career. It's all a 'Messi affair' at the club now. Its premises in G...

10 days ago
2 synthetic natural gas projects to come up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 9 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday two synthetic natural gas (SNG) projects will come up in Odisha. Two SNG projects will come up at Talcher and Paradip where gas will be produced from coal. While GAIL will set up the project at Talcher, IOCL's project will come up at Paradip, said Pradhan. He was attending a roadshow organised...

10 days ago
Pranab's message to RSS: Will the hotheads listen?

It was an evening of pious homilies at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur where former President and now citizen Pranab Mukherjee was the guest of honour at a valedictory function. While he dwelt on how pluralism and tolerance constituted the soul of India, the RSS sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat, expounded on the organization's vision which extended well beyond t...

11 days ago
Portfolios allocated to Karnataka ministers

Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) Portfolios of the ministers in the JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka were allocated on Friday, two days after the ministry was expanded. Governor Vajubhai Vala has allocated the portfolios to all the 27 cabinet ministers, including the Deputy Chief Minister of the Congress, on the advice of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, ...

11 days ago
Ganguly hopeful of 'Messi Magic' at World Cup

Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, a huge football buff, on Friday hoped the FIFA World Cup this time will witness Lionel Messi's Argentina lift the trophy even though he admitted to be a Brazil supporter. Messi, 30, is yet to win a major trophy for his country after missing out in the final of the 2014 edition in Brazil. Argentina lost 0-1 to Germany in ...

12 days ago
Bengal school headmaster suspended for leaking board question papers

Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) The headmaster of a high school in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district has been suspended for leaking the question papers of the state-run Madhyamik (Secondary) examination earlier this year, authorities announced on Thursday. The matter came to light in March after two assistant teachers of Subhashnagar High School in Maynaguri complained that headmaster Haridyal Ro...

13 days ago
Microsoft deploys data centre on sea floor to test energy efficiency

London, June 6 (IANS) In a major step towards making data centres energy self-sufficient, Microsoft has deployed an experimental, shipping container size prototype on the seafloor near Scotland's Orkney Islands. Having data centres with their own sustainable power supply could boost Internet connectivity around the world as data centres are regarded as the backbone of the Internet and th...

17 days ago
By-election graffiti: Troubled times for BJP

It will be a mistake to ascribe the defeats of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Kairana, Noorpur and Bhandara-Gondiya by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra only to the tie-ups among its opponents. While there is little doubt that in Kairana, an alliance of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress led to the BJP's...

17 days ago
Auto-rickshaw driver kills wife, attempts suicide

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A 37-year-old auto-rickshaw driver killed his wife and tried to commit suicide but failed in his attempt in South Delhi's Sangam Vihar, the police said on Saturday. The accused, Umesh, was semi-conscious when he told police that there were some personal issues between him and his wife Jyoti, 26, for the last five years, since the time they got married. Th...

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