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    Lung cancer affects non-smokers too

    Bhubaneswar: Cancer is destroying many families in the state, but myths associated with the disease often stop patients from seeking expert opinion. Medical professionals advise caution in fighting cancer. Experts say that lung cancer is a disease which the public attribute to smoking ignoring the fact it is a threat to non-smokers too. Doctors think that awareness is the key to preventing the fatal disease....

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Trump heaps another 5 pc tariff on Chinese goods

    Washington: US President Donald Trump Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world's two largest economies. Trump's move, announced on Twitter, came hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods, prompting the...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    PM Modi signs 3 MoUs in Bahrain

    Manama: India and Bahrain Saturday expressed their commitment to give a fillip to the entire spectrum of bilateral relations during talks between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bahraini counterpart Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa. Three MoUs were also inked, in the field of space, culture, the International Solar Alliance and RuPay card. PM Modi, who arrived here earlier in the day, in...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Arun Jaitley a great human being and a principled barrister: Swraj Paul

    London: British-based business magnate and philanthropist Swraj Paul Saturday mourned the death of former Union minister Arun Jaitley, calling him a 'great human being and a principled barrister.' Jaitley, 66, died earlier in the day at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was undergoing treatment for several weeks. 'Shocked and sad to learn about...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    188 doctors volunteer for free service to people in state

    Bhubaneswar: A total of 188 doctors from government and private clinics have volunteered to give their free service and time to pregnant women in the state once a month.According to statistics from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 188 doctors from the state have volunteered and registered under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) to give free...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    State invited to deliver keynote address in UN meet

    Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, Odisha government has been invited to deliver the keynote address of United Nations' Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Disaster Resilience Week scheduled to be held in Bangkok from August 26 to 28.Managing director of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) Bishnupada Sethi will deliver the keynote address...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Admin demolishes Yatrika Niwas in Puri

    Puri: A day after the state government announced Rs 500-crore package for the Holy City, the district administration Saturday demolished Yatrika Niwas, a lodging house, built on government land near Baliapanda beach here.According to sources, the administration has planned to construct a multi-level parking lot and a vending zone on the land.It is worth mentioning here that the state government had earlier...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Poor show by Odisha in water management: Niti Aayog report

    New Delhi: Odisha has been placed among the low-performing states in the Composite Water Management Index report released by Niti Ayog for the year 2017-18.According to the Niti Aayog report released here Friday, the state has secured 14th rank in the non-Himalayan states category. Odisha has slipped down from 13th position it had secured in 2016-17.Gujarat held on to its top rank in...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    SPCB probe exposes railway contractors' fault in Haridaspur-Paradip rail line work

    Bhubaneswar: A joint inspection by a team of State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), Kendrapara Collector, scientists and other experts has revealed that the railway contractors working on a project in the district have violated environmental norms.The inspection was undertaken as per the direction of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to verify the environmental...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Ashes: Root, Denly steady England's second innings

    Leeds: England captain Joe Root and Joe Denly have ensured that their team does not do a repeat of their first innings collapse. Both were on a 75-run stand for the third wicket on Day 3 of the third Ashes Test at Headingley. England are 90/2 at Tea, trailing Australia by 269 runs with eight wickets in hand. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood dismissed the England openers within the first seven...

    • 18 hrs ago

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