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Mother Dairy to set up milk plant in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), on Friday said it will set up a milk processing plant and a central distribution facility in Odisha. While it will invest Rs 150 crore for the five lakh litre per day milk plant, Rs 25 crore will be spent for the central distribution facility, said NDDB Chairm...

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Five accused in Bodh Gaya blasts case convicted

Patna, May 25 (IANS) A Bihar court on Friday convicted all the five accused in the 2013 serial blasts that rocked Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple. The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court headed by Judge Manoj Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict. The five persons -- Umer Siddiqui, Azharuddin Siddiqui, Hauser Ali, Mujibullah Ansari, Imtitaz Ansari -- were convicted by the ...

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Odisha seeks inclusion of 34.44 lakh more NFSA beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help to enhance by 34.44 lakh the number of beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Patnaik also suggested that a mechanism be put in place wherein the target is modified at regular intervals to increase cover...

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CBI files FIR in SSC paper leak, raids 12 locations

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Three months after leak of a paper of recruitment examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the CBI registered an FIR and conducted raids on Wednesday at multiple locations across the country, an official said. The agency raided 12 locations, including offices of Sify Technologies Ltd, which was entrusted with holding the Combined Graduate Le...

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Karnataka CM to take floor test on Friday

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Karnataka's new Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will take the floor test in the Assembly on Friday to prove that the Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government enjoys a majority in the house. I will take the floor test on Friday to prove that our coalition government has a majority in the Assembly, Kumaraswamy told reporters after taking oath as Chief Minis...

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Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka at the head of a JD-S-Congress coalition government here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The event showcased rare scenes of bonhomie between leaders including UPA Chairperson ...

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Kumaraswamy takes oath as non-BJP opposition puts up unity show

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) JD-S leader H.D. Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka here in a ceremony that brought together leaders of anti-BJP parties on a single platform exactly a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The swearing in ceremony in the forecourt of the imposing Vidhan Saudha took place amidst rare scenes of bonhomie between leaders i...

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Visakhapatnam Port Trust gets penal interest waiver

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the waiving of penal interest on government loans to Visakhapatnam Port Trust amounting to Rs 250.89 crore. Apart from the penal interest till March 31, 2017, it also approved waiving any further accrual till date, a government statement said. As on March 31, 2017, the port trust has a total ...

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Kumaraswamy, a king crowned by arch rivals

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Luck favours H.D. Kumaraswamy, who has again been crowned king by his archrival Congress now, like the BJP over 12 years ago, when his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) did not get the people's mandate to make him the Karnataka's Chief Minister. The third son of former Prime Minister and JD-S patriarch H.D Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy, 59, became Chief Minister on Wednesday a...

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Man breaks Ramadan fast to save thalassemic child

Patna, May 23 (IANS) A Muslim in Bihar chose humanity over religious customs, broke his Ramadan fast to donate blood to an eight-year-old Hindu thalassemic boy and saved his life. Jawed Alam on Tuesday donated blood to Rajesh Kumar in Gopalganj district, a district health official said. The boy was rushed to the emergency of Sadar hospital by his father. The patient complained o...

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All set for Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to take oath on Wednesday evening as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka, with state Congress head G. Parameshwara as his deputy in the coalition government. The swearing-in ceremony is expected to be attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders with regional parties cutting across political lines coming tog...

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Kumaraswamy prays at Mysuru temple ahead of taking oath

Mysuru (Karnataka), May 23 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday offered prayers to Hindu goddess Chamundeshwari at a hill temple ahead of taking oath as Karnataka's 25th Chief Minister later in the day. Kumaraswamy flew into the city in a chopper from Bengaluru and drove up to the hill with wife Anita for Chamundeshwari's blessings befor...

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BJD-Congress may join hands to keep BJP out of power: Oram

Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress may enter into a tactful understanding to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power in Odisha in 2019 elections. He, however, said it will have no impact on BJP's poll prospects. Both BJD and Congress could enter into a tactful understanding to ke...

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Odisha industrialist Bansidhar Panda dead

Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Noted industrialist and founder of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) Bansidhar Panda passed away at his residence here on Tuesday, said family sources. He was 87. The industrialist was known for his close ties with former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik. Panda is survived by his two sons - Biju Janata Dal MP Baijayant Panda and Subhrakant Panda, a...

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CBI visits Rabri's residence in hotel tender case; quizzes her, Lalu

Patna, May 22 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday searched former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devis residence here in connection with a Railway hotel tender case and quizzed her and her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, a police official said. A three-member Central Bureau of Investigation team questioned both for about an hour at their 7 Circular Road residence and also conducted a search in conn...

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UAE lands first crude oil cargo for Mangaluru strategic reserve

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The first consignment of 2 million barrels of crude oil from the UAE for India's strategic petroleum reserve at Karnataka's Mangaluru landed on the west coast, an official statement said on Monday. This first consignment intended to fill one of the two strategic reserve caverns at Mangaluru under an agreement between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the...

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Two train bogeys catch fire, no one hurt

Gawalior/Jhansi, May 21 (IANS) Two bogeys of a train, going from Delhi to Visakhapatnam, caught fire on Monday in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district, following which alert passengers pulled the chain to stop the train and evacuate it, police said. Informed sources said that though over 30 trainee IAS/IPS officers were travelling in the train coaches that caught fire, no one was injured.

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Two arrested for molesting minor

Patna, May 21 (IANS) Two persons in Bihar's Gaya district have been arrested for molesting a minor girl, after two videos of separate incidents of molestation went viral in the social media, police said on Monday. Additional Director General of Police S.K. Singhal said an FIR has been registered against six people and two persons have been arrested in one case, while the culprits are bei...

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Odisha CM gives 3D mantra to ministers

Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday advised his ministers to work for the people with '3D'- determination, devotion and dedication - as his BJD government completed the fourth year of its fourth consecutive term in power. Patnaik, who is also the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief, asked the ministers to work hard every minute to honour the faith of people ...

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Bank officer shot dead in Bihar

Patna, May 21 (IANS) A bank officer was shot dead on Monday by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Jahanabad district, police said. Alok Chandra, a probationary officer in the Bank of Baroda in Arwal district, was shot dead near Nehalpur village, said a district police officer. Chandra was killed when he was on his way to join duty at the bank. He died on the spot, he added. The ba...

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