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80 migrant workers among 86 new cases in Odisha

Eighty-six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Odisha on Friday, taking the total to 1,189. Eighty of these were migrant workers who recently returned from other States. While 46 cases were detected in Jajpur district, 11 were reported in Cuttack, six in Nayagarh, five each in Balasore and Ganjam, three each in Khordha, Puri, Bhadrak […]

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VAO among four held

A village administrative officer (VAO) and four others were arrested on Sunday on the charge of possessing idols, gems and stones. Following a complaint to police helpline (94899-19722), Superintendent of Police V. Varun Kumar directed the police to register a case. According to preliminary inquiry, a self-styled black magician was operating in Thoppadaipatti, a secluded […]

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The wind among Kochi’s ‘Toppers’

The first Rainforest Sailing Regatta, held in Kochi, was a showcase of the city’s water-sports culture “The winds begin to blow inwards — from the sea on to the land — only by noon. It’s the ideal time to lower the sail boats on the water. By evening, when the wind drops and changes directions, […]

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Discontent among MVA allies delays allocation of portfolios?

The wait for allocation of ministries in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is getting longer, underlining eluding consensus on key portfolios among the ruling Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, according to sources. Though the allies have officially denied any discontent, sources said the post of deputy chief minister and the Congress’ demand […]

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Woman among 2 terrorists nabbed

Punjab Police have arrested two terrorists, including a woman, who were trying to revive terrorism in the state. They were planning targeted killings of Hindu leaders, police officials said. The woman has been identified as Surinder Kaur, who was working as a nurse in a private hospital in Ludhiana. Her male accomplice has been identified […]

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Meet me among trees

At “Vriksha”, trees embrace us with their all-encompassing loving arms The wide-range environmental concern by citizen groups on trees reflects in a timely exhibition “Vriksha”, curated by Uma Nair at the India International Centre. The exhibit displays a wide range of visual art genres – installations, ceramics, photographs, and a variety of categories of paintings. […]

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History buried among cramped houses at Thangassery

People have encroached upon the English and Dutch cemetery as authorities turn a blind eye Celine’s backyard has a nondescript structure, a crumbling mass of rubble. On closer inspection you can identify a burial mound, which stands as a testimony to the British and Dutch presence in Thangassery during the 18th century. Located close to […]

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Tie-ups among auto firms don’t work in India

After GM’s India exit, Ford-Mahindra ‘strategic alliance’ under spotlight. Ford India is the second American auto major coming under the spotlight for an India plan that’s yet to take off. Earlier, General Motors (GM) left India in 2017 after pulling the plug on its Chevrolet brand. GM had struggled for almost a decade with negligible […]