ଅଣଗାନ୍ଧୀ ନେତୃତ୍ବରେ 24 ଘଣ୍ଟାରେ ବିଭାଜିତ ହୋଇଯିବ କଂଗ୍ରେସ : ନଟବର ସିଂହ

ଅଣଗାନ୍ଧୀ ନେତୃତ୍ବରେ 24 ଘଣ୍ଟା ତିଷ୍ଠି ପାରିବ ନାହିଁ ବୋଲି ମତ ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି ବରିଷ୍ଠ କଂଗ୍ରେସ ନେତା ନଟବର ସିଂ । କଂଗ୍ରେସର ସଭାପତି ପଦରୁ ରାହୁଲ ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ଇସ୍ତଫା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିବା ପରେ ଗାନ୍ଧୀ ପରିବାରର କୌଣସି ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି କଂଗ୍ରେସର ନେତୃତ୍ବ ନେବେ ନାହିଁ ବୋଲି ସ୍ପଷ୍ଟ କରିଥିଲେ । ଏହାପରେ ରାହୁଲଙ୍କ ଇସ୍ତଫାକୁ ବିରୋଧ କରାଯାଇଥିଲେ ମଧ୍ୟ ରାହୁଲ ନିଜ ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତିରେ ଅଟଳ ରହିଥିଲେ । କଂଗ୍ରେସର ନେତୃତ୍ବ କୌଣସି ଅଣଗାନ୍ଧୀଙ୍କ ହାତକୁ ଯାଏ ତେବେ 134 ବର୍ଷର ଏହି ଦଳ ବିଖଣ୍ଡିତ ହୋଇଯିବ ବୋଲି ନଟବର କହିଛନ୍ତି ।

Priyanka on Sonbhadra killings: Action taken after Congress workers raised voice

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday said the Uttar Pradesh government acted only when thousands of Congress party workers raised their voice against the killing of ten people over a land dispute in Umbha village in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district.The announcements that have been made today, should be fulfilled soon. The victims should get ownership right of the land

Sheila Dikshit cremated with full state honours at Nigam Bodh Ghat

Former three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s last rites were performed here on Sunday at the Nigam Bodh Ghat along the river Yamuna with full state honours. Dikshit was accorded a ‘State Funeral’. Political leaders assembled at the Nigam Bodh Ghat to pay tributes to the former Delhi Chief Minister. Her last rites were performed amidst heavy rains.

Sindhu surrenders before Yamaguchi in title clash of Indonesia Open

India’s ace shuttler P V Sindhu’s seventh month title drought crashed down after losing to Akane Yamaguchi in the finals of the Indonesia Open here on Sunday. Sindhu last win was at the BWF Word Tour finals in December. The Olympic silver medallist lost 15-21, 16-21 to her Japanese opponent a match that lasted 51 minutes. In 15 encounter this was Sindhu’s fifth defeat against the Japanese

Crime Branch questions former minister Naeem Akhtar

The Crime Branch (CB) of the Jammu and Kashmir police questioned former minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Naeem Akhtar, official sources said in Srinagar on Sunday. They said officials from the CB questioned Akhtar over alleged irregularities committed during his tenure as public works minister in allotment of contracts for the Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation.

Will remember Shiela Dikshit always: Sonia Gandhi

Senior Congress leaders–Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh on Sunday paid floral tributes to former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit at the party headquarter here. Gandhi was accompanied by Congress leaders. “She was a great support for me. She became almost an elder sister and a friend” Sonia said talking to reporters.

LJP MP Ramchandra Paswan dies of heart attack

Senior Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) leader Ramchandra Paswan passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi. Ramchandra Paswan was the younger brother of Union minister Ramvilas Paswan. He had represented Samastipur constituency in Lok Sabha.
Paswan was admitted to the hospital after he suffered cardiac arrest on July 12.

Proposed visit of NCST team to Sonbhadra deferred

In consideration of the prevailing situation, the proposed visit of Dr Nand Kumar Sai, Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) along with a team of Commission, is deferred. The visit was planned on July 22 in the wake of killing of 10 people belonging to Scheduled Tribes over a land dispute in Umbha village of Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. Now, the visit stands cancel, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs said in New Delhi on Sunday.

BJP hopeful to rule K’taka after confidence motion on Monday

Expressing confidence that the floor test sought by the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will reach to its finality on July 22, Opposition leader in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly B S Yeddyurappa, who is also BJP State President, today said that the clouds of uncertainty whether the Congress-JDS Coalition Government enjoys majority or not, will end on Tomorrow.

Zero emission by 2050: UN chief calls on world leader to attend 2019 Climate Summit

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the world leaders to visit New York on 23 September this year with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050. Rajiv Chandran, national information officer of the UN Information Centre for India said.

Senior Delhi BJP leader Mange Ram Garg passes away

Senior Delhi BJP leader and former Delhi BJP chief Mange Ram Garg died on Sunday after a prolonged illness, party sources said. Garg, who had been keeping unwell since a long time, was admitted to Balaji hospital in Paschim Vihar, four days ago . He died at 0730 hours, party sources further said. His body would be kept at the Delhi BJP headquarters.

Delhi Govt declares 2-day state mourning on demise of Sheila Dikshit

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the Delhi Government declared a two-day state mourning, in view of the demise of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. ‘Delhi government has decided to declare two-day state mourning over the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit,’ Sisodia said.

Vivo ropes in Sara Ali Khan for its new S Series

Vivo ropes in Sara Ali Khan for its new S Series

Vivo, the global innovative smartphone brand, on Saturday announced its brand association with the Bollywood diva and youth style icon Sara Ali Khan for its upcoming S series that focuses on design and camera. The Bollywood fashionista who has made a mark with her uniquely expressive and inventive style will also feature in company’s new TVC on S series in early August.

Sindhu reaches first final of year beating Chen Yufei in semis

India’s ace shuttler P V Sindhu reached her first final of the year beating World no 3 Chen Yufei of China in the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open here on Saturday. Olympic silver medallist Sindu gave a spectular performance to beat her opponent in straight sets 21-19, 21-10 finishing the game in 46 minutes. Sindhu faces fourth seed Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday.

Ruckus in Odisha Assembly over non-submission of audit reports of Universities for last 20 years

Non-submission of audit report of the universities in Odisha in the Assembly during the last 20 years triggered uproarious scenes in the house today forcing Speaker S N Patro to adjourn twice. The issue was raised by the Opposition Congress legislature party leader Narashingh Mishra during the zero hour and the Congress members trooped into the well of the house and disrupted proceedings.

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away

A three time Chief Minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday, party officials said.She was 81. Mrs Dikshit, who was appointed president of the Delhi Congress in January after Ajay Maken stepped down citing health issues, died in Escorts hospital in Delhi on Saturday afternoon .

Scientists figure out molecular mechanism behind latent TB

Tuberculosis infection results in approximately nine million new cases worldwide every year. TB-causing bacterium can remain dormant in human body for a long time, even for several decades before it becomes infectious. The bacterium remains ensconced within a type of white blood cells called macrophages, when it is in its latent form.

Central govt asks CBI to start criminal prosecution against Ex-Director of NITA

The ministry of personal and public grievances has extended the powers and jurisdiction of the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment in Tripura for investigation of offences related to serious irregularities and embezzlement of funds in various civil works in National Institute of Technology Agartala (NITA) during 2008 to 2014.Under the provision, the CBI has been entrusted to investigate against the then

High quality of work – World Bank to reward Bengal with Rs 350 crore for rural development

In response to the high quality of work for creating rural infrastructure, the World Bank has decided to give a grant of Rs 350 crore for development of rural infrastructure of Bengal. The World Bank provides funding for strengthening of the gram panchayat system in the country through the programme, Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayat Programme (ISGPP).

Farm distress: Over 450 farmers committed suicide in Marathwada in past six months

Altogether 458 distressed and panic stricken farmers from eight districts of the backward Marathwada region in Maharashtra have allegedly committed suicide by different means between January 1 to July 15, 2019, official sources from the Divisional Commissioner office said here on Saturday. Latest report says, the highest numbers of 104 farmer suicides were reported in drought-prone Beed district while 20 suicides cases were reported in Hingoli district.

No proposal to discontinue Garib Rath services: Railways

No proposal to discontinue Garib Rath services: Railways

Amid reports appearing in media that the Government was considering to ‘discontinue Garib Rath’, the Railways clarified that owing to temporary shortage of coaches on Northern Railway, two pairs of weekly trains of Garib Rath services namely Train No 12207/08 between Kathgodam and Jammu Tawi and train no 12209/10 between Kanpur and Kathgodam were temporarily operated as Express train services by Northern Railway.

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Eight children die, 10 others injured due to lightning

Eight children were charred to death and 10 others injured when lightning struck them at Dhanpur Musahari village under Kashichak police station area in Nawada district today. Police said children were playing under a Peepal tree when the lightning amid rainfall fell on them leaving eight of them dead on the spot. Sources said 10 other children sustained burn injuries in the mishap.

Health Ministry signs MoUs for enhanced cooperation to end TB by 2025

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday exchanged Memoranda of Understanding with the Ministries of AYUSH, Defence and Railways, to strengthen inter-ministerial coordination and efforts towards Tuberculosis-free India by 2025. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan presided over the MoU exchange ceremony, in presence of Union Minister of State for AYUSH (I/C).

Priyanka’s arrest in UP, Cong calls for nationwide protest

Hours after party general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was taken into custody when she tried to meet the family members of the persons killed in Sonbhadra district, Congress on Friday called a nation-wide protest against her arrest. In a letter to all PCC chiefs, CLP leaders, AICC general secretaries- in charge, KC Venugopal called for dharnas in all states.

Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on Friday gave its nod to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by voice vote. The Bill provides that a person who has been Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or a Judge of the Supreme Court will be eligible to appointed as the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

World TV Premiere –‘Rosogolla’, A warm hearted ode to the beloved sweet

Armed with cinematic splendour and a dynamic visual experience, Jalsha Movies, has been a pioneer in presenting the best of Bengali entertainment for its viewers on the small screen. With a diversified mix of movies, the channel over the years has always taken the onus to showcase new blockbusters replicating an ambience of multiplex at the homes of the viewers.

Human Rights Bill lacks autonomy and is ‘toothless tiger’, says Congress

Congress on Friday said the Protection of Human Rights Bill was ‘piecemeal and cosmetic’, lacks autonomy and is ‘toothless tiger’. Initiating the debate on the Bill, Congress member Shashi Tharoor said the proposed law lacks autonomy and is ‘toothless tiger’. He described the legislation as a ‘damp squib’. MoS Nityanand Rai moved the The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha.

Manasi, Malhar to release their Gujarati web show ‘Do Not Disturb’ on Jul 26

Malhar Thakar and actor turned producer, Manasi Parekh Gohil are gearing up to captivate audiences through their upcoming Gujarati web series on MX Player ‘Do Not Disturb’. While this is Malhar’s digital debut, Manasi is donning the hat of the producer first time ever. Gujarati filmmaker, Sandeep Patel has directed super hits like ‘Love Ni Bhavai’, ‘Zarb’, and ‘Life Goes On’.

Artificial rain to combat drought in Marathwada from July 25

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said the artificial rain will be induced from July 25 onwards in the state to combat drought situation.
Patil said in Tuljapur town on Thursday that the Radar system was in place in Nagpur and Solapur cities in the state while Radar system is being installed in Aurangabad for this and process would starts from July 25 onwards.

Hoichoi original ‘Charitraheen 2’ is getting the preferred love

‘Charitraheen 2’ continues from where it ended off in the first season. The spin-off strengthens with the presentation of new characters. Kiranmoyee played by Naina Ganguly gets indicted for the murder of her better half Haran played by Gourab Chatterjee and is detained. ‘Charitraheen 2’ starts a couple of years after she gets her sentence.

Pak agrees to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Two days after the International Court of Justice in its verdict found that Pakistan has acted in breach of the obligations incumbent on it under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Islamabad on Friday agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. “Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws,

Tension escalates,US shoots down Iranian drone near Strait of Hormuz

Tensions between Iran and US further escalated as a US warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz that was threatening the ship and its crew, President Donald Trump told reporters at an event in White house.”The drone came within 900 meters of the USS Boxer and ignored “multiple calls to stand down.”, Trump said .

‘Miss Kolkata’ Sheena Chohan to feature in Hollywood film ‘Nomad’

Sheena Chohan has already made a space for herself in a visual art medium.
The prevalent Indian actor is monstrously respected in India and Bangladesh. In her acting vocation, Sheena has worked with probably the most prestigious directors. Rising above fringes, she is presently prepared to bring a jump into Hollywood to assume to play a featured role in Nomad, directed by Taron Lexton.

Inspired by little Titir Red, FM’s RJ Praveen supports hair donation for cancer patients & survivors

RED FM, one of the largest and most awarded private radio networks, is supporting the noble initiative of donating hair for cancer patients with RJ Praveen and RJ Thiya. In an unprecedented act of kindness, when Titir, a 7 -year- old girl from Raiganj, donated her hair to cancer patient, RJ Praveen was moved by this little girl’s daring move.

New AP governor Harichandan to take oath on Jul 24

Biswabhushan Harichandan, the newly appointed Governor of Andhra Pradesh will take oath at 11:30 am on July 24. AP High Court acting Chief Justice C Pravin Kumar will administer the oath to the new Governor at a ceremony to be held in the capital city of Amaravati. An official statement here on Thursday said that Harichandan will visit the hill shrine Tirumala a day before.

Indonesia Open: Sindhu beats Mia Blichfeldt marches to quarters

India’s star shuttler P V Sindhu edged out Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in the second-round to enter quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament here on Thursday. Fifth-seed Sindhu beat Blichfeldt 21-14, 17-21, 21-11 ending the game in 62 minutes. Indian shuttler had an easy win in the first game without much sweat 21-14, but in the second the Denmark player.

P S Mishra takes over as Member Traffic, Railway Board

Purnendu S Mishra, Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Officer of 1982
Batch, took over as new Member Traffic, Railway Board and Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India in the afternoon of July 17. Prior to joining this post,  Mishra was the General Manager of South Eastern Railway and Eastern Railway.Mishra worked in various capacities viz. General Manager, (East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar),

Priyanka pays tribute to Mandela, says ‘Uncle Nelson’ told her first to enter politics

Sharing a photograph of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela holding her son and laughing, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said that the world misses men like former South African President more than ever today. “The world misses men like Nelson Mandela more than ever today. His life was a testament to truth, love and freedom”, she tweeted on his 101 birth anniversary.

GoAir launches flights on 3 int’l routes given after closure of Jet

Wadia Group-owned airline GoAir on Thursday announced flights on three international routes – Bangkok, Kuwait and Dubai – which the carrier was given following the closure of Jet Airways. “After the closure of Jet Airways, the GoAir was allotted 28 domestic and three international routes. The airline is growing its domestic and international network,” Network Planning VP Samir Patel told a press conference here.

Dr Jaishankar to visit Brazil for 1st engagement with BRICS Ministers

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar would be visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 25-26, to participate in the stand-alone meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers. Briefing reporters, MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said here that last month BRICS leaders’ had a successful informal summit on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

Hrithik Roshan shows never seen side in BTS video of ‘Super 30’

Hrithik Roshan will leave you in splits with his never-seen avatar on the journey to become a Bihari Babu where he recently shared a behind the scenes video on how he prepared for the new avatar. The actor sacrificing and devoting all his knowledge and skills to get into the shoes of a common man is a vision.

At least 13 dead, 40 injured in suspected arson attack at Kyoto’s animation studio

At least 13 people are dead and nearly 40 injured after a suspected arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto city of Japan on Thursday.
Local broadcaster NHK said that police had taken into custody a 41-year-old man who broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio and sprayed a flammable liquid around and set fire to it. The suspect, also being treated in hospital.

‘Emulate his example’ urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António Guterres said marking the International Day that honours the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner, and South Africa’s first democratically-elected President. Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela.

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ଉତ୍ତର ପଶ୍ଚିମ ବଙ୍ଗୋପସାଗରରେ ଘୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିବଳୟ ସୃଷ୍ଟି, ଆଗାମୀ ୪୮ ଘଣ୍ଟା ଭିତରେ ବର୍ଷା ହେବାର ସମ୍ଭାବନା

ଉତ୍ତର-ପଶ୍ଚିମ ବଙ୍ଗୋପସାଗରରେ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଉପକୂଳକୁ ଲାଗି ପୁଣି ଘୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିବଳୟ ସୃଷ୍ଟି ହୋଇଛି । ସେହି ଘୂର୍ଣ୍ଣିବଳୟ ଲଘୁଚାପର ରୂପ ନେବା ସମ୍ଭାବନା ରହିଛି । ଯାହା ଫଳରେ ଆସନ୍ତା ୪୮ଘଣ୍ଟାରେ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଅଧିକାଂଶ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ରେ ପ୍ରବଳରୁ ଅତି ପ୍ରବଳ ବର୍ଷା ହେବା ସମ୍ଭାବନା ରହିଛି ।  ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ମୌସୁମୀ ଓ ଲଘୁଚାପ ପ୍ରଭାବରେ ସ୍ୱଭାବିକ ଠାରୁ କମ ପରିମାଣର ବର୍ଷା ହୋଇଛି । ଏହି ଲଘୁଚାପ ପ୍ରଭାବରେ ଉପକୂଳ, ଉତ୍ତର ଓ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଓଡ଼ିଶାରେ ବର୍ଷା ସମ୍ଭାବନା ରହିଛି । ଏନେଇ ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱରସ୍ଥିତ ଆଂଚଳିକ ପାଣିପାଗ କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ପକ୍ଷରୁ ସୂଚନା ଦିଆଯାଇଛି ।

British PM frontrunner Johnson vows to deliver Brexit by Oct 31

British Prime Minister hopeful Boris Johnson has insisted that he would take Britain out of the European Union (EU) on the scheduled date of Oct. 31, with or without a deal. He voiced this stance in his final Conservative Party leadership debate with Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday. On a question if Brexit issue was not brokered by May, Johnson nearly agreed.

Ayodhya case: SC extends mediation till July 31, to hear matter on Aug 2

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will hear the Ayodhya land title case in an open court on August 2 and directed mediation panel to continue with the process and submit a fresh status report on July 31. A constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi  took into record the status report submitted by mediation panel and said,

Bill to repeal Medical Council Act, replace MCI gets cabinet nod

Bill to repeal Medical Council Act, replace MCI gets cabinet nod

In a major reform in country’s medical education sector, Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a draft law, which will enable setting up of National Medical Commission replacing Medical Council of India .The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019, proposes to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act, of 1956.

Technical snag in GSLV-Mk-III rectified, Chandrayaan-2 likely next week

The aborted Chandrayaan-2 mission was likely to take off next week as the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has rectified the technical glitch in the GSLV-Mk-III launch vehicle. ISRO sources the glitch has been rectified and the launch might take place between July 20 and 23. The ISRO has been looking a couple of dates for the launch.

Crocodile drags a middle aged man into mid of Brahmni river

Crocodile drags a middle aged man into mid of Brahmni river

A middle aged person went on missing in the crocodile-infested Brahmni river when an Estuarine crocodile dragged him into the mid of the river while he was taking bath yesterday. Police today said, one Subash Baral of Sahupada village undxer Aul police station limit had gone to the Brahmni river to take a bath when the mishap took place.

 

Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case to be delivered on Wednesday evening

The much awaited verdict on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case between India and Pakistan is expected to be delivered by the International Court of Justice at the Hague on Wednesday evening. India has taken a firm stance at the ICJ  Hague that Pakistan has been “irresponsible” in its conduct on the matter and also “violated international treaties and obligations being a signatory”.