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India successfully test fires n-capable Agni-V ballistic missile

Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) India on Thursday successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V -- the most potent and with the longest range in the Agni series - that can reach targets as far as Beijing. The test took place at the Abdul Kalam Island facility off the Odisha coast. Defence Minister Nirmala Sithar...

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India successfully test fires Agni-V missile

Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) India on Thursday test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missle Agni-V, which can reach targets as far as Beijing. The firing took place from the Abdul Kalam Island facility off the Odisha coast. A Defence Ministry official said the pre-induction test of the highly sophisticated and world clas...

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LPG cylinder explodes in army train in Puri, 2 injured

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Two persons were injured in an LPG cylinder explosion in the pantry car of a stationary military special train at Puri Railway Station on Wednesday. The incident occurred at Platform No.2 of the station. The glass panes of some coaches of the army train were badly damaged in the incident, an official of the East Coast Railway said. The fire was immediat...

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NABARD estimates Odisha's credit potential at over Rs 71 cr for 2018-19

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said NABARD has projected an overall credit potential for the state under priority sector at Rs 71,419 crore for the year 2018-19. Participating in the state credit seminar organised by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) here, the Chief Minister said under the agriculture sector, the st...

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Quddusi moves court over leakage of phone transcripts

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft in the Lucknow medical college scam case, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking court-monitored investigation into leakage of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversations in the case. Quddusi's counsel Vijay Aggarwal told Special Judge Manoj Jain that the transcripts of the alleged conversat...

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Quddusi moves court over leak of phone conversation transcripts

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Retired Odisha High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court to seek a court-monitored probe into leak of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversation in a corruption case. The case involved help extended to an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust that had been barred from admitting students in its medical course for two...

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Odisha seeks Rs 6,500 cr for railway projects in Budget

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sought Rs 6,500 crore for railway projects in the state in the Union Budget for 2018-19. In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Patnaik said such a package will help both Odisha and Indian Railways in furthering their goals of economic and social justice. This packages includes detailed proposals ...

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Workers strike affects port activities in Paradip

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) Cargo handling activities have been affected at Paradip Port as employees of different stevedore companies started an agitation on Wednesday. The protesting employees said they would only work for eight hours instead of 12 hours. We are being asked to work for 12 to 16 hours on a day. We could not give time to our families and other works. We want to wo...

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Odisha government approves 5 new projects worth Rs 328 cr

Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday approved five investment proposals worth Rs 328 crore that will create employment opportunity for 1,674 people. The government's nod to these projects came during the 76th meeting of State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) held under the chairmanship of chief secretary A.P. Padhi. The government approved t...

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Odisha government announces incentives for doctors doing PG

Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide monthly financial incentives of Rs 18,000 to doctors doing their post graduation in pre and para clinical subjects. In order to attract more doctors in these sectors, the incentives would be provided on and above their monthly stipend. The decision has been taken after the approval of Chief Minister Naveen Pat...

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Odisha Police issues advisory to ensure crime-free colleges

Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Tuesday issued an advisory to the police, educational institutions and parents to ensure that colleges are free of crime. The move comes after instances of students indulging in various criminal activities came to notice. There has been an increasing trend of criminal activities due to advancement o...

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India take on Japan in 4-nation hockey meet opener

Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 16 (IANS) India will aim to make a winning start in the Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament -- the first event of 2018 -- as they take on Japan at the Blake Park here on Wednesday. With four days of training at the venue and getting used to the conditions in New Zealand, senior drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh is confident that the team is ready for the...

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Odisha Governor asks universities to focus on quality, excellence

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Odisha Governor and Chancellor S.C. Jamir on Monday called for a sustained focus on quality, relevance and excellence in universities to meet global standards of excellence in academics and research. Addressing the inaugural session of Conference of Vice-Chancellors in Raj Bhavan, Jamir said the need of the hour is to nurture inter-disciplinary education, engag...

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50,000 artistes to get pension in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a monthly pension of Rs 1,200 for 50,000 artistes in the state. Currently, 4,000 artistes are getting Rs 1,000 pension under Mukhya Mantri Kalakara Sahayata Yojana. The state government has now enhanced the monthly pension to Rs 1,200. The state government has also relaxed the age limit of both th...

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Fly AirAsia at Rs 99 to 7 cities in India

Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Low-cost airline AirAsia India on Sunday said it would fly passengers from Monday to seven cities across the country at a promotional base fare from Rs 99 upwards. The promotional fares start from Rs 99 under the dynamic pricing to cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune and Ranchi, it said in a statement here. The budget carrier...

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Pradhan urges Odisha to reconsider aspirational districts proposal

Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to reconsider the state's decision to not include eight backward districts in the Centre's 'aspirational districts' list. In a letter released to the media on Sunday, Pradhan said an unwarranted controversy should not be created over inclusion of Rayagada, Kalahandi, ...

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Centre interfering systematically in judicial system: BJD

Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP and Supreme Court lawyer Pinaki Mishra on Saturday said the entral government is trying to choke the judiciary to ensure it ceased to function. In last three years, there is a systematic interference by the union government in the judicial system. They are trying to choke it, said Mishra at the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBL...

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Man held for trying to rape, set ablaze daughter-in-law in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) Odisha Police on Saturday arrested a man for allegedly attempting to rape his daughter-in-law and set her on fire. The incident took place in Rairangpur town of Odisha's Mayurbhanj district. The accused has been identified as Gopal Khemka. The police arrested Khemka from Jamshedpur after the father of the victim lodged a complaint, on the basis of which...

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'India needs 600 mn tonne refinery capacity by 2040'

Bhubaneswar, Jan 13 (IANS) India needs to increase its refining capacity to 600 million metric tonnes (MMT) by 2040 to meet the rising demand for fuel, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday. India's refining capacity must increase to about 600 million tonnes by 2040, from about 247 million tonnes currently. We have to add 20 million tonnes in every two-three years ...

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CBI arrests ex-railway official on misappropriation charge

Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) The CBI on Friday said a former South Eastern Railway official, who was absconding for more than nine years, was arrested from West Bengal's Alipurduar in connection with misappropriation of construction materials involving an alleged loss of over Rs 27 lakh to the railway. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered a case in August 1999 and filed a c...

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