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Odisha observes 71st Republic Day

A spectacular parade and colourful cultural events marked the 71st Republic Day celebration held on Sunday. Governor Ganeshi Lal hoisted the tri-colour and took the salute at the State level celebration held at Mahatma Gandhi Marg. A total of 48 contingents took part in the parade and seven tableaus, showcasing the achievements of different organisations, […]

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Father, daughter duo gets Padma Shri for 30-year-long conservation experiment

Radha Mohan, a retired economics professor and his conservationist daughter, Sabarmatee, have been conferred with the Padma Shri – a recognition for their decades-long efforts to transform a barren land into a lush food forest in Odisha’s Nayagarh district. Founded by the duo in 1990, Sambhav, the resource centre, has become a torch-bearer in the […]

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Robbers fleeing from police killed in accident

A robbery attempt ended in disaster after two persons of a five-member gang were killed in a road accident while trying to escape from the police on Saturday. Two suspects, including a 17-year-old first year engineering student, were arrested. Another suspect, also an engineering student, is absconding, police said. The two who died in the […]

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Haryana CM sells ‘old’ school project

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal at a function here over the weekend suggested that the management committees of private schools should adopt government schools in their neighbourhood. But a similar project launched in his own constituency had sank without a trace five years ago because of alleged lack of coordination and apathy of the government […]

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‘Nation’s unity is inviolable’

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said that the nation’s unity was inviolable, notwithstanding the discordant voices being raised in the current scenario. Pointing out that the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly (on Citizenship Amendment Act) was there for all to see, the Chief Minister made it clear that the State would not […]

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National Commission for Protection of Child Rights needs counselling on own rules: Activists

Activists, lawyers, academicians and many others have written collectively to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) asking it to counsel its own top brass on the law from which it derives its powers as well as international covenants it was created to safeguard instead of issuing orders to ‘identify’ and ‘counsel’ children […]

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Anti-CAA resolutions are political statements: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the resolutions against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, passed by several Assemblies recently, were “political statements” through which they had conveyed their apprehensions over the Centre’s intent behind linking nationality with religion. “The States want the Union government to know of their unhappiness,” he said. Interacting with journalists […]