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A prominent film-maker has claimed that his documentary film on the high-profile electoral battle for Varanasi seat in the recent Lok Sabha elections has been denied the Censor Board's go ahead on the pretext that it "did not fit into its guidelines".National Award-winning director Kamal Swaroop said his film 'Battle for Benaras' on the high-profile Lok Sabha poll battle, which featured Prime Minister ...
Varanasi: Depressed over the death of his three family members, a 50-year-old government employee allegedly strangulated his 11-year-old daughter before committing suicide at his house here yesterday. Station Officer, Farid Ahmad, said Santosh Kumar Singh committed suicide by hanging himself after strangulating his daughter Sakshi, a school student, in the wee hours in Diesel Locomotive Works campus ...
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has not ruled out cutting interest rates in India for a fourth time, admitting that the world's central problem is continued slowing economic growth. "We'll look at the data as it comes in and take a further view. We have not said we are finished," he said in an interview with CNBC television in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ...
By Chetan Narula Colombo, Aug 29 (PTI) Cheteshwar Pujara marked his comeback with a gritty unbeaten century as India recovered from an early slump to reach a decent 292/8 in their first innings of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here today. The 27-year-old Pujara (135 batting) notched up his seventh Test century as he anchored the Indian innings brilliantly to take them to a ...

Odisha House adjourned sine die

2015-08-29 22:20:00

The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned sine die after conducting business for two consecutive days with vacant opposition benches amidst a boycott of the House by both Congress and BJP members who were protesting alleged partisan action by the Speaker. Like yesterday, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the House soon after the question hour till 3 PM with an appeal to the opposition legislators ...
A case was registered by the police today in connection with a bombing incident in the residence of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Asirbad Behera's here, a police officer said. On the basis of a written complaint lodged by an acquaintance of Behera, the city police today registered the case and began investigation into the bombing incident last evening, the officer said. For the second ...
Dhaka, Aug 29 (IANS) The Detective Branch (DB) of Bangladesh Police has detained five people in connection with a case of international human organ trafficking. DB presented them before the media at a press conference on Saturday, Xinhua reported. "We've arrested them Friday night," DB Deputy Commissioner Muntasirul Islam told journalists. During primary interrogation, said the official, one of the ...
From Jaishree Balasubramanian Bangkok, Aug 29 (PTI) A man resembling the prime suspect in Thailand's worst terror attack here that killed 20 people, who was today arrested with dozens of passports and several bomb-making tools and materials, is a Turkish national, security officials said today. Colonel Banphot Phunphien, spokesman of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), was quoted by a ...
New Delhi: This week, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced (quoting the World Health Organisation) that India was free of maternal and neo-natal tetanus, the state of maternal health in Jharkhand indicates the long road still ahead in the country's dark spots. Modi was speaking at the just-concluded 24-nation Call to Action Summit, which discussed how to end preventable maternal ...
It was not long ago when Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbarudin Owaisi romped home to heroes' welcome in Maharashtra. In the assembly elections last year in one of India's most industrialized states, the Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) party won two seats and was runner-up in four places. The rabidly communal party that was limited to Old Hyderabad had conquered a new citadel -- and smashed Congress ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Saturday defended the recent revamp of its foreign exchange regime that led to a sharp devaluation of the yuan, calling it a "normal adjustment". State news agency Xinhua quoted an unnamed Commerce Ministry spokesman as saying the devaluation will have "limited impact" on the country's foreign trade. On Aug. 11, in a move that stunned markets, China devalued the yuan ...
KABUL, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Two large explosions were heard in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, but the cause was not immediately clear. (Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Mark Heinrich) ...
, Aug 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that childhood obesity is at record levels in the United States and Canada.The study also found that childhood obesity rates are higher in the U.S. than in Canada, Global News reported.In the study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used information from the 1970s and the early 2000s .They found that the commonness of the condition in the United ...
, Aug 29 (ANI): Women, it's time to start paying more attention to your blood sugar levels as a new study has linked Type 2 Diabetes to Alzheimer's Disease.In the study, University of Turku researchers tested the language skills, semantic memory and executive functions of 5,935 men and women, ages 30 to 97.According to the U.S. News and World Report, the researchers found that higher levels of insulin ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
(Adds extra details about the photographer, new headline) By Alex Whiting LONDON, Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When photographer Graeme Robertson who has covered wars and famines met a boy in Uganda whose skin looked as if it was falling off his face, he was shocked to discover the boy had been attacked for being blind. "Sometimes when you have a blind child they will try and kill them, ...
By Alex Whiting LONDON, Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When war photographer Graeme Robertson met a boy in Uganda whose skin looked as if it was falling off his face, he was shocked to discover the boy had been attacked for being blind. "Sometimes when you have a blind child they will try and kill them, set them on fire, lock them in a hut for the rest of their life, forget about them," ...

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