8 Goa-Returned Odia Migrant Workers Affected With Unknown Disease

Balasore: Eight migrant workers of Odisha’s Balasore district were affected by an unknown disease following which they have been admitted to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital after being treated at local hospital here.The afflicted migrant workers are from Bhograi and were working at a fast food stall in Goa.They are being treated in an isolated ward at SCB as the disease they are suffering from might be contagious.

Odisha CB Detains Eight Persons For Tito Link

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday detained eight persons for their alleged links with arrested gangster Tito alias Syed Usman Ali.According to available information, ten teams carried out separate raids at various places in Cuttack and nabbed these persons for interrogation.The gangster was sent to Barimul jail in Kendrapara district after being produced before the SDJM court here on Monday.

Banabira Firing Case: Bail Relief For BJP Leader Jaynarayan Mishra

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to BJP leader Jayanarayan Mishra in connection with the Banabira firing case, against two sureties of Rs 50,000 each.A person was killed while Labour Minister Sushant Singh’s brother Subrat Singh sustained grievous injuries in the firing incident near Banabira village under Sohela block of Bargarh district, ahead of the Bijepur bypoll on February 22.

India’s Passenger Aircraft Fleet Will Double To 1,100 By 2027: Study

Mumbai: International aircraft leasing company Avolon has forecasted that Indias current passenger jet fleet will double to almost 1,100 by 2027.

According to the company’s white paper “India, a 21st Century Powerhouse”, the total value of aircraft to be delivered over the coming ten years in India, at the current list prices, is projected to be $60 billion.

Odisha HC Grants Bail To Industrialist Mahima Mishra In Bombing & Firing Case

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Monday granted conditional bail to industrialist Mahimananda Mishra aka Mahima Mishra in Press Chhak bomb hurling and Tarinigada firing cases against two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each.The court also directed him not to influence any of the witnesses and cooperate in the investigation.

ASI Starts Inspection Of Jagannath Temple’s Sanctum Sanctorum & Jagmohan

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday started inspection of the sanctum sanctorum and Jagmohan of Jagannath Temple in Puri.A team of the ASI began the process after Lord Jagannath and his siblings departed to Gundicha Temple on their respective chariots for the nine-day annual sojourn.

Gangster Tito Sent To Barimul Jail

Kendrapara: Gangster Tito alias Syed Usman Ali was sent to Barimul jail in Kendrapara district after being produced before the SDJM court here on Monday.The gangster was produced before the court by the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch following the end of his three-day remand.Tito was taken by the Crime Branch on remand for twelve days in three phases for interrogation on his criminal activities and business links.

Bhubaneswar-Bangkok Air India Flight Suspended

Air India has decided to temporarily suspend the direct flight service between Bhubaneswar and Bangkok in Thailand from Monday.Sources attributed it to operational reasons. The flight operations will remain shut till September 30, they added.Air India had started this flight on December 10, 2017. This bi-weekly flight was the only direct flight to Thailand from Odisha capital.

Air Ventilator To Be Installed Inside Puri Jagannath Temple’s Jagmohan

he Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will install air ventilator in the Jagmohan of Jagannath Temple to improve ventilation system inside it, informed acting chairperson of ASI core committee GC Mitra on Monday.Following inspection of the sanctum sanctorum and Jagmohan of the 12th century shrine, he said, “The Jaya-Vijaya Dwar of the shrine is in distress condition. It will be repaired soon.”A team of the ASI began the process after Lord Jagannath and his siblings departed to Gundicha Temple on their respective chariots for the nine-day annual sojourn.

James Wan drops epic Aquaman spoiler photo ahead of trailer release at SDCC

Aquaman releases this weekend. But, before we get to see Jason Momoa in action, director James Wan teased fans with an epic photo from the trailer. This weekend is crucial for DC fans as they will finally get the first official Aquaman trailer at the San Diego Comic Con 2018….

ISI’s Saudi rendezvous and how it plots its attacks on India

New Delhi, July 16: The dreaded Indian Mujahideen which carried out a series of blasts across India had the complete backing of the ISI, which plotted all these attacks in Saudi Arabia, investigations have revealed.

The revelation was made by Abdus Subhan Qureshi, who has been interrogated by the special cell of the Delhi Police, Maharashtra ATS and the National Investigation Agency. Incidentally Subhan is the second top IM operative to spill the beans about the ISI’s meetings in Saudi Arabia.

He told his interrogators that all the meetings with the top brass of the IM and officials of the ISI takes place in Saudi Arabia. None of the major meetings take place in Pakistan, he also added. The ISI flies down its officials to Saudi Arabia to meet with top terrorists and plot attacks in India, he said.

Yasin Bhatkal who was the chief of the Indian Mujahideen too had revealed to investigating agencies about the Saudi meetings. They find the place safe, he also added.

Intelligence Bureau officials say that the home grown outfits have been instructed by the ISI to have all its meetings in Saudi Arabia or UAE. For the ISI, this is a safe destination and the agency feels that in case anyone is caught, it would find it easier to bail them out of the country.

IT may be recalled that the ISI had flown in Abu Jundal, the Hindi tutor of the 26/11 attackers to Saudi Arabia. Jundal was specifically instructed to re-group the Indian Mujahideen in Saudi Arabia and re-launch the terror group.

Subhan during his interrogation told the NIA that he had planned on re-launching the

Gujarat floods claim 29 lives as situation worsens

At least 29 people have been killed in Gujarat till today (July 16) due to recent floods other rain-related incidents. South Gujarat region, particularly Valsad, Navsari, Junagarh, Gir Somnath and Amreli districts have been affected the most.

There were reports of waterlogging on many of the roads, including the national highways. Due to incessant rains, five state highways and roads of around 144 village panchayats have been closed for traffic.

Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed at 11 locations in the state. An alert has been sounded in the state and fishermen have been advised not to venture out in the sea.
Around 50,000 residents of low-lying areas have also been shifted to safer places following heavy showers.

“Hold Your Heads High”: Croatia Coach Tells Team After World Cup

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic told his players they should be proud of their sensational World Cup run and their performance in the final on Sunday, 15 July, despite losing 4-2 to France at the Luzhniki Stadium.

The Croatia players were given a standing ovation by their fans after taking the game to the French for the entire 90 minutes, dominating much of the match but falling to an own goal, a penalty awarded by VAR and two second-half strikes.

The 51-year-old gathered his players in a circle on the pitch and told them they should in no way consider the defeat a failure.

“Of course, we are downcast, but I told them ‘hold your heads up high. You have no reason to feel dissatisfied, you have given your all and you have to be proud of your performances at this tournament’,” he told a news conference.

“Chin up lads, if somebody had offered us to be runners-up at the start of the tournament, that would have been fantastic”.
“‘Sometimes in football you lose, that’s football, but we were dignified in our victories and we must be dignified in defeat, we have to respect the scoreline,’ that was the message to my players.”

Ensure Passage of Women’s Reservation Bill Rahul to PM Modi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 16 July, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to ensure the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the upcoming monsoon session of the Parliament.

Attaching a copy of his letter, Rahul tweeted: “Our PM says he’s a crusader for women’s empowerment? Time for him to rise above party politics, walk-his-talk & have the Women’s Reservation Bill passed by Parliament (sic).”

Congress’s balm on teary Kumaraswamy: Be courageous, stay happy

Congress’s balm on teary Kumaraswamy: Be courageous, stay happy

The Congress told Karnataka’s Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to have ‘courage and face challenges’ after the latter broke down addressing members of JD(S) party and said he wasn’t happy.

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge advised Kumaraswamy to look at the bigger picture and be courageous.

Notably, JD(S) and Congress formed a coalition government in Karnataka after BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa failed to prove majority.

JEE Mains Notification 2019: Check out the exam date, eligibility criteria and all other important details

JEE Mains Notification 2019: Check out the exam date, eligibility criteria and all other important details

India’s one of the toughest and competitive examination, Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and NEET examination which will be conducted twice in a year now after the decision announced by the Union Government. However, from the next year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the JEE and NEET examination, said Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar last week.

Previously, all the above examinations like JEE Advanced and NEET were conducted by CBSE. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main exam for the students who wanted to take an admission to undergraduate courses in various engineering colleges will be held in the month of January and April.

India successfully test fires BrahMos missile

Bhubaneswar: India on Monday successfully test fired supersonic cruise missile BrahMos off the Odisha coast, proving it one of the best all-weather weapon systems. The missile was fired at 10.18 a.m. from a test range at Chandipur in Balasore district. The life extension test achieved all parameters, said the Defence…

Midnapore Rally: At least 20 injured after a canopy collapses at PM Modi’s rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore; he visits them in hospital

Midnapore Rally: At least 20 injured after a canopy collapses at PM Modi’s rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore; he visits them in hospital

At least 20 injured after a canopy collapses at PM Modi’s rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore. Immediately the injured were taken to hospital on motorbikes by the ambulance that follows the Prime Minister’s convoy. PM Modi later visited the injured in hospital.

“Several injured after a portion of tent in PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Midnapore collapsed during his speech today. PM later met the injured in hospital,” tweeted ANI.

WhatsApp’s new features give fewer reasons to open app: All you need to know

Don’t want to open WhatsApp but still manage most settings? There are two new features under development that will give you more reasons not to open the app and still have control over certain actions. WhatsApp is constantly improving its app so people spend more time on it. But the…

Mountain guide gone missing into Karakoram peak for three days, family awaits; search operation launched

Mountain guide gone missing into Karakoram peak for three days, family awaits; search operation launched

A mountain guide Pemba Sherpa who hails from Darjeeling when he was descending from the SASER Khangri peak in the Karakoram Range. He has been missing since 13 July.

Sherpa, who is a inhabitant of Gandhi Road locality in the town, had gone for an expedition organized by the Mountaineers Association Krishnagar (MAK).

An ITBP team started the rescue operation on Sunday.

Nima Tenzing, Sherpa’s nephew, said that his family came to know about the incident on Friday. “Someone from the expedition called my father at around 10.30 on Friday night, saying that an accident had taken place and that my uncle was missing while climbing down.

We have no other information. My uncle was an experienced climber and a good humoured person; we are worried about his safety and are praying that nothing bad has happened,” Tenzing was quoted by The Statesman as saying.

Sherpa’s brother Tashi Sherpa said that his brother was hired by the Krishnannager Club. “We left Darjeeling together on 19 June for Kolkata and the next day, we left for Karakoram. The climb was probably to start on 28 June, but I am not sure of it as I returned from the first base camp after I fell sick,” he said.

Saser Khangri is situated in Jammu and Kashmir which is the highest peak in Saser Muztagh, the easternmost sub-range of the Karakoram Range. The height of Saser Khangri IV is 7410 meters with climbers having to camp.

Sacred Games actors cannot be held liable for dialogues, says Delhi HC

ctors cannot be held liable for the dialogues they deliver, the Delhi high court said on Monday while hearing a plea filed against Netflix and the web series of Sacred Games for allegedly defaming former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in an episode.

‘Why have you made the actor as a party to the case? Can we stop a viewpoint from being aired? Should we stall such a viewpoint from being aired? Shouldn’t the viewer make up his own point?’ the court said.

‘It’s already on air. What do we stop?’ it asked after Netflix’s lawyer Rajesh Gogna said that eight episodes of the series have already been broadcast and any more unlikely as of now.
The court also asked whether such private litigations can be entertained and said that this will have a larger implication.

‘Because there can be sometimes issues where we have seen the effect of social media and what consequences it has,’ the bench remarked.

An advocate Nikhil Bhalla had filed a petition seeking directions to ensure the removal of the allegedly offensive scenes and remarks made directly or indirectly against the former prime minister or his family. It alleged that the series incorrectly depicts historical events of the country.

Bhalla’s counsel said that there are two scenes where the English translation of the dialogue has a different derogatory word.

‘They have modified some but need to take out these scenes. It’s a scene against a former PM for now, what happens next? Would these be the standards that are aired,’ he contended.