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Missing Bihar Board answer sheets recovered from Patna scrap dealer

Patna, July 21 (IANS) Hundreds of missing answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 12 exam of 2017 were recovered from a scrap dealer here on Saturday and the dealer arrested, police said. Acting on specific information, a police team raided the scrap dealer's store and recovered the copies that went missing last year. Scrap dealer Rajkishore Gupra was arrested fo...

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Heavy rains lash Odisha, throw life out of gear

Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Heavy rainfall triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has thrown normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha. This prompted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to call an emergency meeting on Saturday to review the situation. He directed the officials to remain alert to face the flood-like situation in the state. Rainfall in some plac...

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Collegium recommends Justice Joseph, two more judges for SC, 5 HC Chief Justices

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium on Friday reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M.Joseph - the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court - to the Supreme Court. Besides separately reiterating the recommendation of Justice Joseph, it also recommended the elevation of Madras High Court Chief Justice, Justice Indira Banarjee and Justice Vineet Saran - the Ch...

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Odisha CM seeks restoration of Bhubaneswar-Bangkok flight

Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to direct Air India to restore direct flight services on the Bhubaneswar-Bangkok and Bhubaneswar-Bengaluru routes. In a letter to Prabhu, the Chief Minister also asked him to explore the possibility of starting international operations from Bhubaneswar to other...

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Sena's decision on no-confidence motion internal matter: Nitish

Patna, July 20 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the Shiv Sena decision to abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion in Parliament is the NDA ally's internal matter, adding his party JD-U will vote against the motion. The motion has been brought by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against the NDA government, of which both the Sena and the JD-U are allies. ...

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5 school students killed, 4 injured in Odisha road accident

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) In a tragic incident, at least five school students were killed and four others suffered critical injuries after being run over by a speeding truck on a national highway in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Thursday. The incident occurred on NH-16 at Ranitela near Rahanja of Bhadrak district when the children were returning from school. Bhadrak District Col...

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Frog sacrifice in rain-starved Bihar

Patna, July 19 (IANS) Blind faith and superstition have taken over parts of Bihar as people sacrifice thousands of frogs to appease rain Gods in the state that has seen a 42 per cent deficit in rainfall this monsoon. Farmers in drought-prone Magadh region comprising five districts -- Gaya, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Nawada and Arwal -- in southern Bihar, are killing thousands of frogs to app...

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Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U

July 19 (IANS) The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for violating the bail conditions. JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said on Thursday that Lalu was on 'bed-rest' on doctors' advice...

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HyperloopTT inks pact to build high-speed test track in China

San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is set to build the first Hyperloop system in China as the company struck a deal in the country to build a test track in Guizhou province. The agreement was signed with China's Tongren Transportation and Tourism Investment group for an initial 10-km track, HyperloopTT said in a statement on Wednesd...

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Trains to get arty makeover - starting with Patna Rajdhani

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After adorning the walls of several stations in Bihar, Madhubani paintings will now be showcased on trains like the Rajdhani and Sampark Kranti Express that originate from the state. To begin with, 22 coaches of the Patna Rajdhani will be rolled out shortly with the tradition Madhubani paintings inside and outside of the coaches - as part of a new trend to promo...

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Committee on formation of Legislative Council in Odisha to submit report soon

Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) A special committee constituted for the proposed Odisha Legislative Council will submit its report to the state government soon, said Transport Minister and Chairman of the committee Nrusingha Sahu on Wednesday. The committee has returned to Odisha after visiting Bihar and Telangana. It had earlier toured Maharashtra and Karnataka in 2015 to study the operatio...

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Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM

Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for violating the bail's terms and conditions. Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader, claimed that the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader was granted bail on medical grounds and was categorically directed...

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Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM

Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for violating the bail's terms and conditions. Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader, claimed that Lalu Prasad said that the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader was granted bail on medical grounds and was ...

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Man kills parents over pension money

Patna, July 18 (IANS) A man allegedly shot dead his parents over a dispute on pension money in Patna district on Wednesday, the police said. Accused Awadhesh Yadav was reportedly angry with his father who refused to give him more money from the amount that he had received post-retirement from the Railways, police officer Ranjit Kumar said. The police said the incident took place...

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Odisha CM asks Tatas to set up defence hub

Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday proposed to the Tata Group to set up a Defence Manufacturing Cluster and Steel Downstream Cluster in Odisha. Holding a meeting with Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekharan, Patnaik suggested that Tata Advanced Systems may consider developing the Defence Manufacturing Cluster on the 871 hectares of land at Cu...

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RJD to back TDP's no-trust move against Modi government

Patna, July 17 (IANS) Lalu Prasad's RJD will support a no-confidence motion of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, according to RJD leaders. Three TDP leaders on Tuesday met Lalu and his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi at their official residence, 10 Circular Road in Patna. We met the couple and sought RJD's support for a no-confidence m...

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Four held for SSC exam impersonation

Jaipur, July 17 (IANS) Rajasthan Police on Tuesday busted a four-member gang of impersonators involved in the SSC exam held on July 15 here. The police suspect inter-state involvement of the suspects in various other exmas. One of the gang members flew to Delhi from Patna and hired a luxury cab to reach Jaipur, said Umesh Mishra, the Additional Director General of Special Operations Grou...

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Dolphin population declines in India's only dolphin sanctuary

Bhagalpur, July 17 (Thirdpole/IANS) The population of the endangered Gangetic river dolphin has declined at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS) here, Indi's only sanctuary for its national aquatic animal. A survey conducted in December 2017 by Vikramshila Biodiversity Research and Education Centre (VBREC) -- in partnership with researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research on ...

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itel launches first dual camera smartphone in India

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Tuesday launched its first dual rear camera smartphone A62 in India for Rs 7,499. The latest addition to the company's line-up of 4G smartphones comes with face unlock, fingerprint sensor, bike mode and dual rear camera set-up. The smartphone is equipped with a 5MP selfie camera with flash and 13.0MP+VGA dua...

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Odisha CM urges Centre to tackle waterlogging at temple

Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma to take immediate steps to prevent waterlogging at the world famous Sun Temple at Konark. In a letter, the Chief Minister said that flooding posed a threat to the heritage monument. The Archaeological Survey of India, which is the custodian of the temple, may ...

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