Min Maharathy visits Bhubaneswar block, sees all employees present

Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy conducted a surprise visit to the Bhubaneswar block this morning to know whether employees coming to office on time and doing duty or not.

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Odisha

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  • 15,000 practice yoga at Janata Maidan

    Around 15,000 students and youths practiced yogasanas at the Janata Maidan here this morning amid presence of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Odisha

  • BJD stir over SCS status, Mahandadi issue today

    The BJD will hold demonstrations at all district headquarters and ADM offices at Bhubbaneswar, Brahmapur and Rourkela to protest alleged Central negligence in resolving the Mahanadi water dispute and conferring Special State Category status to Odisha despite repeated requests from the State Government.

Odisha

Odisha

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  • Ex Min Mohanty meets CM, says to work for BJD

    In a political development, former Minister Raghunath Mohanty, who had been denied a ticket to fight the 2014 general elections and kept away from all BJD affairs, met party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s residence, Naveen Niwas, here this morning.

Odisha

  • Nayagarh to get train service from today

    Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu would dedicate the newly built new line section from Bolgarh Road to Nayagarh Town of the ongoing Khurda Road-Bolangir Rail Line Project and inaugurate the Nayagarh Town Station Building and Bolagarh Road Passenger Halt and flag off the extension of Khurda Road-Bolagarh Road-Khurda Road Passenger Trains up to Nayagarh today.

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Ram Nath Kovind files nomination papers for President, says will always uphold dignity of post

The National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers of different BJP-ruled states and its allies. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao were a part of the event, however, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar who supported Kovind’s nomination was not present due to some reasons. As Kovind has the support of non-NDA constituents such as the AIADMK, TRS, BJD and JD(U), he is estimated to get 62 per cent of the votes in the Electoral College.

ISRO’s PSLV-C38 successfully vaults Cartosat-2 Series, 30 other satellites into orbit

In yet another masterful demonstration of its space prowess, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday successfully launched its workhorse rocket PSLV-C38 from Sriharikota carrying the Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 30 co-passenger satellites. Weighing 712 kg, Cartosat-2 series satellite has been specifically designed for the benefit of the defence forces.

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China’s top diplomat holds talks with President Donald Trump on North Korea

China’s top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula — days after the US leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed. The meeting between State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Trump at the White House on Thursday also came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China to step up diplomatic and economic pressure on the North over its nuclear weapons.

Bill tabled in US House of Representatives to revoke Pakistan’s ally status

A bipartisan bill seeking to revoke Pakistan’s status as major non-NATO ally (MNNA) to the US has been introduced in the House of Representatives by two top lawmakers, saying the country failed to effectively fight terrorism.

Sports

3 changes to New Zealand Cricket contracts list

Batsmen Jeet Raval and Neil Broom and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme have been included for the first time on New Zealand Cricket's list of contracted players for the 2017-2018 season.

Sharapova to return in July for World Team Tennis

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Weather

Heavy rains in next 24 hrs, monsoon two days away

In what could be dubbed as a final respite for the denizens in the state suffering from scorching heatwave since months, the MeT department predicted today that the Monsoon is only two to three days away from Odisha. Similarly, it predicted low pressure induced rainfall in coastal Odisha shortly.

Monsoon to hit Odisha by June 10: MeT

In good news for denizens in the State suffering from blistering heatwave since months, the Meteorological department predicted Monsoon onset by June 10.

Entertainment

Kher, Azmi on Australian Academy's Asian film fest jury panel

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Lisa Kudrow confirms not doing 'Friends' spin-off

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