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    Facebook To Stop Pushing Political Groups To Users

    San Francisco: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said the social media giant will no longer recommend politics-themed groups to users, a measure already taken in the US due to election tensions. Zuckerberg's assurance comes as Facebook is aiming to shine up its image tarnished by political controversies, including Donald Trump's rise to the White House. "We plan to keep civic and...

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    Delhi Cops Book Actor Deep Sidhu For Tractor Rally Violence

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has named Punjabi actor and activist Deep Sidhu in an FIR lodged against the unprecedented violence during the tractor rally by farmers and storming of the Red Fort on Republic Day. A handful of farmer leaders have also been named in the 25-plus cases filed by police since Tuesday evening, NDTV reported. Earlier in a social media post, the actor confirmed his...

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    Road Mishap: Narrow Escape For Bus Passengers In Odisha's Boudh

    Boudh: The passengers of a Bhubaneswar-bound bus had a narrow escape following an accident on NH-57 in Boudh district early on Thursday. According to reports, the private bus, Sai Ram, with around 40 passengers had left Malkangiri on Wednesday night. While the bus was crossing Charichhak near Purunakatak, a speeding truck from the opposite direction collided with the bus. Four...

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    Cold Wave To Grip Odisha Again In Next 48 Hours

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha will be gripped by another cold wave in the next 48 hours and the condition will prevail till Monday (February 1), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday morning. According to the forecast, the night temperature will fall by 3-4°C in the north and interior districts of Odisha and by 2-3°C in the rest of the state in the next three days. The IMD has also...

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    51% Willing To Take COVID-19 Vaccine In India Immediately

    Bhubaneswar: Vaccine hesitancy is not as widespread in India as in other countries, according to a global survey. The survey, conducted by the Customised Intelligence Business Unit of US-based consumer intelligence firm NielsenIQ, found that around 49% of Indian respondents would wait a while to take the vaccine compared to around 64% around the world. As high as 51% were ready to take...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    New Unlock Guidelines: Swimming Pools For All, Theatres With Bigger Audience

    New Delhi: In the latest unlock guidelines, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday, all activities have been permitted outside containment zones subject to strict adherence of SOPs. Cinema halls and theatres will be allowed to operate at higher than 50% of seating capacity, subject to a revised SOP to be issued by Ministry of Information &...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    CEO Loses Job For Jumping Vaccine Queue In A Novel Way!

    The CEO of a Canadian casino company was asked to resign after it came to light that he and his wife posed as workers of a new motel to get early access to COVID-19 vaccine. Great Canadian Gaming Corp's Rod Baker and his wife Ekaterina travelled to a remote town in northern Canada to be administered the Moderna jab. Baker has served as CEO of the company - valued at $2 billion...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman For Odisha's Eminent Storyteller Ramachandra Behera

    Bhubaneswar: Renowned storyteller Ramachandra Behera will receive the Atibadi Jagannath Samman, the highest literary award of the Odisha Sahitya Akademi, for the year 2020. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a citation. The Akademi will also felicitate 15 renowned writers of the state for 2020. They are Debendra Dash, Girija Sharma, Ashok Patnaik,...

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    When Lata Mangeshkar Made Jawaharlal Nehru Cry!

    Mumbai: Lata Mangeshkar had sung 'Ae mere watan ke logon' on January 26, 1963, at the National Stadium in New Delhi. Among the audience was Jawarharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi. So moved was the then-Prime Minister of India by Lata's rendition of the patriotic song that he was moved to tears. "Panditji said, 'I had tears in my eyes'. They (Indira, Nehru...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Unlock Guidelines From Feb 1: All Activities Permitted Outside Containment Zones

    New Delhi: In the latest unlock guidelines, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday, all activities have been permitted outside containment zones subject to strict adherence of SOPs. Cinema halls and theatres will be allowed to operate at higher than 50% of seating capacity, subject to a revised SOP to be issued by Ministry of Information &...

    • 16 hrs ago

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