Two hurt in Amsterdam Central Station stabbing; attacker shot, say Dutch police

Two people were hurt in a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s busy Central Station on August 31 morning before the alleged attacker was shot and wounded, police said. “A suspect has been shot after a stabbing incident at the Amsterdam Central Station,” the police said on Twitter, indicating that the station had been evacuated and closed to all rail traffic. However, the police shortly afterwards issued an update to say there was “no talk” of a complete evacuation and only two platforms had been closed. The two wounded people and the…

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Draft Voter List to Be Published on 1 September in Odisha

Draft Voter List to Be Published on 1 September in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the ensuing general elections, the draft voter list in Odisha will be published on 1 September and the correction process will be carried out till end of October, an official said here. The draft voter list will be published at the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Odisha on 1 September. The voters can apply for correction in the list. The rectification process will continue till 31 October, said Surendra Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer. The final voter list will be released on 4 January, 2019.

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Trump Opposes Salary Hike For Federal Employees

Trump Opposes Salary Hike For Federal Employees

Washington: US President Donald Trump voiced his opposition to any salary hike for federal employees, prompting a bipartisan backlash. “I have determined that for 2019, both across-the-board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero,” Trump on Thursday said in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Xinhua reported. Trump said the planned locality pay increase of 25.7 per cent and across the board pay increase of 2.1 per cent could not be sustained by Federal budgets. The locality pay increase alone would cost 25 billion U.S.…

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5 Kerala Cricketers Suspended, 8 Others Fined For Dissent

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Friday suspended five Kerala team members and fined another eight for dissent against captain Sachin Baby. India cricketer Sanju Samson is one among the eight who have been fined. In a statement issued here by the secretary of KCA, Sreejith V.Nair, said that on the basis of individual hearing with all the players it was clearly evident that the players were involved in endangering the harmony, stability and interest of the Association and also engaged in the signature campaign against the captain. “There…

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Gold Worth Rs. 10.56 Lakh Seized at Bhubaneswar Airport, 2 Persons Held

Gold Worth Rs. 10.56 Lakh Seized at Bhubaneswar Airport, 2 Persons Held

Bhubaneswar: The Custom officials seized gold worth Rs.10. 56 lakh from two passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here today. The Air Intelligence Unit of Customs Department seized four cylindrical gold bars weighing 340 grams and held two passengers of Indian origin in this connection. As per sources, the seized gold was being smuggled from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai via Bhubaneswar. The officials recovered the gold from their baggage trolley wheels, after thorough checking. Both the suspects were detained for further questioning.

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Sonu Sood has a massive face-off with Kangana, walks out of Manikarnika

Sonu Sood has a massive face-off with Kangana, walks out of Manikarnika

Apparently, Kangana had showdowns with several cast members of the film ‘Manikarnika’. But the one showdown that everyone associated with the film is talking about involves actor Sonu Sood Versatile and prolific Hindi-Tamil-Telugu actor Sonu Sood has staged an angry walk-out of director Krissh’s lavish historical epic Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, all because of the film’s leading lady Kangana Ranaut’s alleged high-handedness and bullying on the sets.The project is now in the danger of lying incomplete.As reports of Kangana Ranaut taking over the directorial reins of Manikarnika spread like…

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Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi dismissed

Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi dismissed

Ayodhya court dismisses lawyer’s defamation case against the Congress President for comparing the RSS with Muslim Brotherhood The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ayodhya dismissed a defamation case filed against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh with Muslim Brotherhood during his recent London visit.An advocate Gyanendra Kumar Shrivastava, a self-acknowledged Swayamsevak of the RSS, had filed the petition and claimed that the comparison was malafide and had hurt his sentiments. He had also claimed that he had felt insulted and hence would like the Congress…

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Odisha’s Jharsuguda Airport to Be Inaugurated on 22 Sept

Odisha’s Jharsuguda Airport to Be Inaugurated on 22 Sept

Jharsuguda: Jharsuguda Airport, the second largest airport of Odisha, will be inaugurated on 22 September. The airport has recently got 4-C category license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to operate bigger aircraft like A-320 airbus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the airport, which has been jointly developed by the Odisha Government and the Airports Authority of India. The airport is spread over 909.22 acres. It is located 5 kilometers north-east of Jharsuguda in western Odisha. Earlier, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had insisted the Centre to…

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Federer Eases Into US Open Third Round

Federer Eases Into US Open Third Round

New York: Swiss great Roger Federer squandered an early service break but recovered in time to win the first set and then cruise through the next two to defeat Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the US Open . His third-round showdown is against mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios. The 37-year-old Federer, a five-time champion at this hard-court Grand Slam event, seemed to be off to the races when he broke Paire’s serve in the fifth game to take a 3-2 lead on Thursday. But Paire…

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Rupee Slides Further; Hits Fresh Low of 71

Rupee Slides Further; Hits Fresh Low of 71

Mumbai: The Indian rupee plunged to a fresh record low of just over 71 to a US dollar during the morning trade session on Friday. Around 10 a.m. the Indian rupee was pegged at 70.97-98 to a US dollar after it touched 71 to a US dollar — the lowest ever mark — against the greenback. It opened the day’s trade at the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market at over 70.90 to a USD which was even below its record low of 70.85 to a greenback. On Thursday, the Indian rupee…

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