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    Modi's twin addresses to UNGA will be truly significant as India enters Security Council: Amb Tirumurti

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the high-level meeting to mark 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the General Debate next week and the vision he outlines will be truly significant, especially on the eve of India entering the Security Council, according to India's envoy to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti. The annual...

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    Will reduce killings at Bangladesh border; fire only in self-defence: BSF DG

    Dhaka/New Delhi: The incidents of killing criminals along the India-Bangladesh international front will be reduced significantly in the near future, BSF chief Rakesh Asthana said Saturday as he reiterated that his troops only fire when their lives are endangered by miscreants from across the border. The Border Security Force (BSF) Director General was speaking at the...

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    ITIs to be upgraded as centres of excellence

    Bhubaneswar: In an aim to make youths employable as per industry needs, the state government has decided to transform ITIs and polytechnic institutions in mineral bearing areas into Centres of Excellence (CoEs). This was revealed at a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy recently where Skill Development and Technical Education secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh...

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    Govt withdraws three Labour Bills, reintroduces with fresh provisions

    New Delhi: The Centre Saturday withdrew three Bills moved by the Labour Ministry in the Lok Sabha and reintroduced them with fresh labour code provisions as part of the labour reforms initiative. The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019; Industrial Relations Code, 2019; and Code on Social Security, 2019 were withdrawn from the Lower House when it...

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    Cabinet note for vehicle scrapping policy ready, says Govt

    New Delhi: The government Saturday said a Cabinet note has been formulated for the vehicle scrapping policy. 'Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has formulated a note for Cabinet on creation of an ecosystem for voluntary and environment-friendly phasing out of unfit and old polluting vehicles,' Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways VK Singh told Rajya Sabha in...

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    Odisha yet to submit jumbo corridor action plan: NGT

    Bhubaneswar: Taking up a petition regarding 14 proposed elephant corridors in the state, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said that it is yet to receive an action plan from the Odisha government despite its earlier order. The tribunal during its June 23 hearing had asked the state government to submit an action plan within two months. On the recent hearing of the case, the NGT in its...

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    Cuttack records 275 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; tally at 9,320

    Cuttack: As many as 275 new COVID-19 cases were detected under Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) limits in last 24 hours, CMC said Saturday. While 98 of them were home quarantine cases, 83 were from institutional quarantine centres and the remaining 94 were local contact ones. #COVID19 update in Cuttack city (CMC...

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    Here is how Ginsburg's death may reshape US Prez polls

    Washington: A fierce political battle was shaping up Saturday over the selection of a successor to trailblazing liberal US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with top Democrats opposing any move by President Donald Trump to nominate her replacement before the November 3 presidential election. Ginsburg, the senior liberal justice, died Friday night at age 87 of complications from...

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    WSHGs procure Rs 1,010Cr paddy

    Bhubaneswar: Women self-help groups (WSHGs) have procured paddy worth Rs 1010.14 crore during financial year 2019-20. As many as 199 women SHGs in 11 districts have procured 23.07 lakh quintals of paddy amounting to Rs 419 crore during Kharif 2019-20. They have earned commission worth Rs 7.2 crore, official sources said. Similarly, 113 WSHGs were engaged in paddy procurement in 112 gram panchayats of eight...

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    Mega drive to make Puri coast litter-free

    Puri: The district administration along with various social outfits and volunteers Saturday carried out beach cleaning at around 50 places on the Puri coast to observe the International Coastal Cleanup Day-2020. The cleaning exercise was carried out as part of the Mo Beach programme of the Puri district administration. 'The coastal cleaning exercise was carried out at 10 places on Puri beach and equal...

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