Grand Alliance’s first meeting on seat sharing at Tejashwi’s house

The opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar is likely to hold its first formal deliberation on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls during a meeting on Monday at the residence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav here. The meeting is likely to be attended by all constituents of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ that comprises the RJD, the Congress, former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM and veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav’s LJD. Tejashwi Yadav is the leader of the opposition in the state assembly. According to sources in the…

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Jharsuguda Police gets autopsy report of album actress Simran Singh

Jharsuguda Police gets autopsy report of album actress Simran Singh

Sambalpur: Burla police on Sunday handed over the post-mortem report of Sambalpuri album actress Simran Singh, who was found dead on January 3, to Jharsuguda Police. According to the autopsy report, Simran died of receiving injuries on her head and chest after falling on the rocks, sources in the police informed today. However, the viscera report is yet to be ascertained, a source said. The 20-year-old album artist was found dead under a bridge near Goira Matha under Mahanadi Bridge on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Simran’s family member alleged that she…

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NTA Declares UGC NET December 2018 Results

New Delhi: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the results of UGC National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) December 2018 examination. The results can be accessed on the official website of NTA http://ntanet.nic.in/ntaresults/root/LoginPageDob.aspx. The First UGC NET Examination was conducted by NTA from 18th December, 2018 to 22nd December, 2018 on two shifts per day across 235 cities in the country. The examination was conducted in 85 subjects. A total number of 956837 candidates registered for this examination. There were 598 examination centres across the country. A total number of…

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Maharathy resignation: Sashi Bhusan Behera, Ramesh Majhi given additional charges

Sashi Bhusan Behera, Ramesh Majhi given additional charges

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday entrusted two of his Cabinet Ministers with additional charges following the resignation of Minister Pradeep Maharathy. According to sources, state Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera has been given charges of Agriculture & Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department. Similarly, ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Ramesh Majhi will look after Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department. The portfolios of the three departments had been earlier held by Maharathy. Maharathy resigned from the cabinet over his controversial statement on the court’s…

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‘Prove or Quit’: Rahul Dares Sitharaman to Prove Rs 1 Lakh Cr Orders Given to HAL

Slamming Nirmala Sitharaman for “lying” in Parliament over Rafale issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded Defence Minister’s resignation. “When you tell one lie, you need to keep spinning out more lies, to cover up the first one. In her eagerness to defend the PM’s Rafale lie, the RM (Raksha Mantri) lied to Parliament. Tomorrow, RM must place before Parliament documents showing 1 Lakh crore of Govt orders to HAL. Or resign,” he tweeted. When you tell one lie, you need to keep spinning out more lies, to cover…

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Kuldeep Yadav & Co force Aussies to follow-on for first time in 30 years

Kuldeep Yadav & Co force Aussies to follow-on for first time in 30 years

Australia were forced to follow-on on home soil for the first time in 30 years after being dismissed for 300 as India went for the jugular in search of a maiden series triumph Down Under on the fourth day of the final Test on Sunday. Openers Usman Khawaja (4) and Marcus Harris (2) safely negotiated four overs until bad light and light drizzle forced an early end to an already heavily rain-disrupted day just before the re-scheduled tea break. Australia will resume on six without loss on Monday, still without…

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NDA Members Frustrated With One-Man Show at Centre, All is Not Well in Alliance, Says Tharoor

NDA Members Frustrated With One-Man Show at Centre, All is Not Well in Alliance, Says Tharoor

New Delhi: Terming the NDA as ‘sinking ship’, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor pointed out how a growing frustration among NDA members with the “one-man show” at the Centre is leading them to abandon the alliance. Tharoor said the BJP must realise that when even “your friends are unhappy with you, the rest of the country will be even more negative about your performance”. “There is evidently a growing frustration among the members of the NDA, with the authoritarian one-man show that we have seen under the current government and the…

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Bhubaneswar ACP’s minor son commits suicide!

Bhubaneswar ACP’s minor son commits suicide!

Bhubaneswar: Minor son of Bhubaneswar Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sanjeev Satpathy was found hanging inside a room of his government quarters late on Saturday. 12-year-old Ayush Satpathy allegedly committed suicide late last night. The deceased, a student of Class-VII in a public school, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room in Jayadev Vihar here. According to reports, the minor boy was playing an online game around 12 AM and sought help from his father regarding the game. After half an hour, his father found him in…

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Pradeep Maharathy resigns

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Sunday resigned from the cabinet of Naveen Patnaik. The senior BJD leader was in the eye of storm following his controversial remarks hailing acquittal of Pipili Gang Rape accused. The opposition Congress and BJP had been demanding the resignation of Pradeep Maharathy from the cabinet. During a public meeting held at Baripda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday requested the state government to probe Pipili gangrape and murder case again to ensure justice for the victim and punish the culprits.

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IAS officer B Chandrakala, houses, raided in UP mining scam.

IAS officer B Chandrakala, houses, raided in UP mining scam.

B Chandrakala, the 38-year-old IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh made headline news on Saturday when CBI teams raided her houses in Uttar Pradesh and Telangana as part of its probe into the politically-sensitive UP’s mining scam. It appeared to be an irony. The 2008 batch IAS officer was best known for taking action against her subordinates, mostly due to the widely-circulated videos of the officer going out on surprise inspections and pulling up civic officials, sometimes over lack of quality in building material and at others, some lack of sanitation.…

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