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Chhattisgarh: Naxals blow up police vehicle; 6 cops killed, 1 injured

Mangled remains of the police vehicle which was blown up by Naxals Seven Chhattisgarh police personnel were killed when naxals blew up their vehicle with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district today, police said.  The attack took place on a day when Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh is scheduled to arrive in the state.  Naxals carried out a land mine blast around 12 noon when a...

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All-women crew of INSV Tarini to return to Goa after circumnavigating globe for eight months

The all-women crew are scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on May 23, where they will be felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The all-women crew of the Indian Navy on board naval vessel INSV Tarini is all set to return to Goa on Monday after the successful completion of the circumnavigation of the globe for eight months. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Chief of Naval Staff...

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Pakistani Rangers violate ceasefire hours after 'pleading' BSF to stop firing

Pakistani Rangers violate ceasefire hours after 'pleading' BSF to stop firing The Pakistan Rangers again started unprovoked firing and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, hours after "pleading" with the BSF to stop firing. Since Friday, the Indian border security troops had pounded Pak Rangers with heavy artillery that left a trooper dead across the border.  Small-arms firing...

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Live Breaking News May 21: Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

Indiatv Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: Live Breaking News of May 21: 07:55 am: Venezuela anti-government candidate Henri Falcon says presidential election marred by irregularities, lacks legitimacy (AP) 07:52 am: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi pay homage to their father Rajiv...

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IPL 2018, Match 56: Chennai's five-wicket win eliminates Punjab, sends Rajasthan into playoffs

Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni celebrate Chennai Super Kings win over Kings XI PunjabPhoto:IPLT20 Young paceman Lungi Ngidi conceded only 10 runs and took four wickets before Suresh Raina hit a measured 61 as Chennai Super Kings eliminated Kings XI Punjab from the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a five-wicket win, a result which sealed Rajasthan Royals' place in the playoffs in Pune on Sunday. Delhi Daredevils had...

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Nipah virus scare: Nadda rushes NCDC team to Kerala's Kozhikode after three deaths

File Union Minister J P Nadda on Sunday directed the Director of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to visit Kerala's Kozhikode district to assist the state government in the wake of death of three people due to Nipah virus there.  A central team will be visiting the state to monitor the situation post the Union Health Minister's direction.  "Reviewed the situation of deaths related to nipah virus in...

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Ahead of swearing-in, Kumaraswamy will visit Delhi to discuss Cabinet formation with Sonia, Rahul Gandhi on Monday

Bengaluru: JD(S) President HD Kumaraswamy with KPCC President G Parameshwara and RV Deshpande during a presser on May 16Photo:PTI Ahead of his swearing-in as the chief minister, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy will meet Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi today to discuss the modalities of government formation in Karnataka. Clarifying that no discussion has taken place so far on the allocation of ministerial berths...

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Talks with Putin will strengthen India's 'special and privileged' strategic partnership with Russia, says PM Modi ahead of tomorrow's visit

File photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in MoscowPhoto:AP Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Russia today for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin, focus of which may lie on Iran nuclear deal and terrorism even though the meeting has no set and specific agenda.  Ahead of his visit to the Russian city of Sochi, PM Modi said on Sunday...

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China's gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India

China's gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about US 60 billion has been found, a media report said today.  The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control adjacent to the...

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UP Hooch Tragedy: 10 killed in Kanpur after consuming spurious liquor; four people detained

UP Hooch Tragedy At least 10 people died in a hooch tragedy in Kanpur after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor. Many others were serious taken ill after intaking the spurious liquor in different villages under the Sachendi police station area here.  SP (rural) Pradyuman Singh had yesterday said that according to the relatives of the victims, all of them had consumed liquor purchased from a government liquor shop. ...

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In a first, IFFCO celebrates `World Honey Bee Day`

NEW DELHI: In a first, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) on Sunday celebrated World Honey Bee Day at FMDI Auditorium in Gurugram. The event was organised in collaboration with Indian Farm Forestry Development Cooperative Limited (IFFDC) - a subsidiary dedicated to farm forestry. Additional secretary of Ministry of Agriculture Cooperation and Family Welfare, Jalaj Srivastava was the chief guest at the event. United Nations and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have...

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CBI books rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for framing victim`s father in arms act

UNNAO: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday booked rape accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly framing the father of Unnao gangrape victim in an Arms Act. Earlier, two policemen were also arrested in connection with the case. A CBI court had on Saturday sent the Bangarmau MLA to two-day police custody. Last month too, Sengar was taken into a seven-day police remand following a...

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Karnataka government formation: Ahead of swearing-in, Kumaraswamy to meet Sonia Gandhi, Rahul on Monday

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy will meet Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul in Delhi on Monday to discuss the modalities of government formation, ahead of his swearing-in as Karnataka CM. "I'm visiting New Delhi tomorrow... I will meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the party's senior leader Sonia Gandhi," he told reporters in Bengaluru. Based on the outcome of discussions with them, a decision will be taken on the number...

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NRI man masturbates sitting beside Indian woman on board a flight from Istanbul, arrested

New Delhi:  A 58-year-old NRI, holding a Russian passport, was arrested at the Delhi airport on Sunday after an Indian woman alleged that he had masturbated sitting beside her on board a flight from Istanbul. The security control room at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport was informed in the early hours that there was an "unruly passenger" on board a Turkish airline flight approaching Delhi. Personnel of the CISF, which...

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China begins large-scale mining operations near Arunachal Pradesh border

Beijing: China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about US 60 billion has been found, a media report said on Sunday. The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control adjacent to the Indian border, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as...

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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on death anniversary; Rahul recalls ‘most valuable gift’

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and ex-Congress president Sonia Gandhi, among others, on Monday paid homage to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary. They paid floral tributes to the Congress leader at Vir Bhumi in the national capital. Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also visited the memorial to pay homage to their father. Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh pay homage to former Prime...

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INSV Tarini, with Navy’s all-women crew, set to return after circumnavigation of globe

More than eight months after it set sail from Goa, Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, with an all-women crew of the Indian Navy, is set to return to the coastal state on Monday after completing its circumnavigation of the globe. The crew will be welcomed near Panaji by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Admiral Sunil Lamba. Confirming the same, a Navy spokesperson had said, “The Defence Minister and Navy...

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Narendra Modi to meet Vladimir Putin today; talks to include issues of global and regional importance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi in Russia on Monday. Though the meeting is said to be an informal one, several issues of global as well as regional importance, such as US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, are likely to be discussed by the two leaders. According to official sources, deliberations on bilateral issues are likely to be limited during the meeting, which...

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Hours after `pleading` to stop firing, Pakistan rangers violate ceasefire again

Jammu: The Pakistan Rangers again started unprovoked firing and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night, hours after "pleading" with the BSF to stop firing, after being pounded with heavy artillery that left a trooper dead across the border. Small-arms firing from the Pakistani side started around 10.30 pm at Narayanpur in the Ramgarh sector and was followed by mortar firing, aimed...

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Nipah Virus Scare: JP Nadda Rushes Disease Control Team To Kozhikode

A central team will be visit Kerala to monitor the situation on JP Nadda's directions. (File)New Delhi:  Union Minister J P Nadda today directed the Director of National Centre for Disease Control or NCDC to visit Kerala's Kozhikode district to assist the state...

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One Former Chief Minister In Jail, Another Set To Go: Manohar Lal Khattar

The comment was a dig at Om Prakash Chautala and Bhupinder Singh Hooda. (File)Chandigarh:  One former Haryana Chief Minister is cooling his heels in jail, while another is set to land in prison, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said, in a veiled...

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280 People Fall Ill After Drinking Contaminated Water In Madhya Pradesh

People have been complaining of vomiting and loose motion after drinking contaminated water. (File photo)Betul:  Around 280 people have taken ill after drinking contaminated water in some parts of Sarni city in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district, a local health official said today."Between yesterday...

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Collegium System Black Spot On Indian Democracy: Upendra Kushwaha

New Delhi:  Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha today said the collegium system for the selection of judges of high courts and the Supreme Court lacked transparency and was a "black spot" on Indian democracy. He called for more representation of people belonging to SC...

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PM Modi Guilty Of "Betraying" His Constituency Varanasi: Congress

18 people were killed when a section of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi. (file)New Delhi:  Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, after a flyover collapse killed 18 people, the Congress said on Sunday that the leader...

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In Uttar Pradesh, 11 Arrested As Spurious Liquor Claims 10 Lives

At least 16 people have taken ill after consumption of illicit alcohol. (Representational)Kanpur:  The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested 11 people on Sunday after alleged consumption of spurious liquor claimed 10 lives in Kanpur district and neighbouring Kanpur Dehat district in the last two...

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Woman Tried To Smuggle In Cocaine In 106 Capsules That She Had Swallowed

The cocaine was to be delivered to drug peddlers in Delhi-NCR.New Delhi:  The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a 25-year-old Brazillian woman for allegedly smuggling cocaine in 106 self-swallowed capsules, officials said on Sunday.The NCB recovered 930 gram of pure South American...

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Narendra Modi In Russia LIVE: PM Modi, Putin's Informal Summit In Sochi

This is PM Modi's second visit to Russia after June last yearNew Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi's informal summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is to take place in the afternoon today in Sochi where the two leaders will discuss developmental priorities and bilateral matters of their respective countries. This...

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Live: HD Kumaraswamy In Delhi Today To Meet The Gandhis

Karnataka government formation: Kumaraswamy is expected to take oath on Wednesday.New Delhi/Bengaluru:  HD Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister designate of the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka, will meet Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi today. The JD(S) leader is expected to meet the Gandhis to discuss the Cabinet ahead of...

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Veg-Only Meals On Trains On Gandhi Jayanti For 3 Years Planned

Indian Railways plans no non-vegetarian food for Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on October 2New Delhi:  A blueprint prepared by the Railways plans to celebrate 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti as a 'Vegetarian Day.' The Railway Board has proposed that no non-vegetarian food will be...

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No move to close regional office in Odisha's Bhubaneswar, says ICCR chief

By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR), New Delhi has clarified that no decision has been taken about closure of the council’s regional office in Bhubaneswar. Allaying apprehension over closure of the ICCR’s regional office, here, president of the council Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, MP has said all the regional offices of ICCR are functioning as...

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Jaundice returns to Odisha's Cuttack

By Express News Service CUTTACK: Fresh outbreak of jaundice in the Millennium City has spread panic among the residents of the affected localities. Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Commissioner Bikash Mohapatra said 8 to 10 persons in Ward 10 are suffering from the water borne disease. But unofficial sources claimed that more than 20 persons have been affected by jaundice...

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Odisha: PM Modi to read report card at Cuttack

By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the report card of his Government’s achievements at a public meeting in Cuttack on May 26 to mark the completion of four years of the BJP led Government at the Centre. Besides, a document listing 48 prominent success stories of the Centre relating to Odisha will be unveiled, said...

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Odisha: Jeypore airstrip set to take off in three months

By Express News Service JEYPORE: The ongoing development works on Jeypore air strip will be completed in the next three months to accommodate air traffic, said Union Civil Aviation Joint Secretary Usha Padhee here on Sunday.Padhee, along with three members of the Civil Aviation Ministry, reached Jeypore air strip on the day and reviewed the ground situation with district...

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik silent on Karnataka issue

By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the Congress-JD(S) combine’s success in Karnataka has turned out to be a rallying point for the anti-BJP forces in the country, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has maintained a studied silence over the issue. While congratulatory messages from across the country have flooded the Congress and JD(S) leadership for putting a check on the...

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Odisha: Another sacrilege in Lords’ abode at Puri

By Express News Service PURI: The Jagannath temple here is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Two servitors of Jagannath temple assaulted a devotee and snatched away his gold chain on Sunday after he refused to pay ‘Dakshina’ (donation).   The devotee, identified as Chetan Ganpat Amolkar of Thane in Maharashtra, sustained injuries on his neck and...

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Odisha: Stolen Astadhatu idol found near bridge

By Express News Service KENDRAPARA: Police recovered the Astadhatu idol of Lord Krishna with Gopis, stolen from Dadhibamanajew temple, from a ditch near a bridge on Saturday evening  at  Tamalasasan village under Pattamundai police station in Kendrapara district. Some miscreants sneaked into the temple on March 29 night  last year and stole around 12 idols . Some villagers found the...

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Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government completes four years of extraordinary success

By Express News Service I believe in work, not words - Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s statement is not a slogan. It has been proved by the performance of the State Government headed by him during the last 18 years. The cheap rice scheme - first two-rupee-a-kg rice, then one rupee-a kg rice - which brought smile to 60 lakh...

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BJP’s posers to Odisha Government on Mahanadi river water dispute

By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the ‘Sachetanata Yatra’ of the BJD on Mahanadi river water dispute is set to reach the Capital city on Monday, the BJP has shot off four questions to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the issue alleging that the inefficiency of the Government has put Odisha on the defensive. About 53 to 63 per...

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SAP to set up shop in Odisha soon: Dharmendra Pradhan

By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship may soon set up a trainers’ training institute in Odisha in collaboration with the SAP Software and Solutions. SAP is a German-based European multinational software corporation that exports enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra...

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