22 Feb 2019·
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First Poster of ‘Biju Babu’ Released * 30.40 Lakh Farmers Receive KALIA Assistance in Odisha * No One Can Block KALIA: Naveen * KALIA Outweighs BJP, Cong * NNKS Strike No Impact on Preparations for Matric Exam: Mass Education Secy * Odisha to Implement PM-KISAN Scheme * Naveen Dedicates Several Development Projects in Bargarh, Distributes KALIA Assistance * Over 14 Lakh Farmers Get KALIA Assistance in Second Phase * NNKS Strike Gets Tepid Response, Thanks to KALIA * Naveen Keeps His Words, Set to Pledge Rs 2036.68 Crore Projects for Bijepur Today * Bomikhal Flyover Opens to Public * Odisha Govt. Orders Preventive Measures for Tomorrow's Strike * Jharsuguda BJD Banks Upon Collective  Leadership * Yogi Adityanath is a Liar: BJD * Bonanza for Docs in Odisha, Naveen Approves 3 Assured Promotions * Modi's Faulty Eco Policies Spurred Unemployment: BJD * Despite Odisha Govt’s Appeal, Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan Refuses to Call Off Strike * CM Launches Several Development Projects in Puri * Major Setback to Anil Ambani, Held Guilty of Contempt, to Pay Rs. 453 Crore in 4 Weeks, Else 3 Months Jail * Naveen Calls For Reaffirming Pledge to Uphold Principles on World Day of Social Justice * CM to Dedicate Bomikhal Flyover in Bhubaneswar Today * CM to Visit Puri Today * Tremors Felt in Delhi-NCR Region * NNKS Protest: BJP, Congress Playing with Students’ Future in Odisha, Says BJD * Swasthya Mitras to Help Patients in Private Hospitals

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'Don't Know Who's Using It': Donald Trump Takes a Jibe at PM Modi for Funding Library in Afghanistan

'Don't Know Who's Using It': Donald Trump Takes a Jibe at PM Modi for Funding Library in Afghanistan

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use. Trump brought up India's aid during a rambling press appearance at a cabinet meeting as he defended his push for the United States to invest less overseas
NASA Podcast Tracks Lander On Way To Study 'Inner' Mars

NASA Podcast Tracks Lander On Way To Study 'Inner' Mars

Washington: NASA has launched an eight-episode podcast series that follows the InSight mission as the robotic explorer journeys to Mars for a November 26 landing.
Trump Visits Pittsburgh Synagogue Amid Protests

Trump Visits Pittsburgh Synagogue Amid Protests

Washington: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Pittsburgh synagogue where on the weekend a gunman who has espoused anti-Semitic views online massacred 11 people, while hundreds of protesters denounced the president's seeming reluctance to frankly and clearly condemn white supremacism.
NASA's Hubble Completes First Science Operation After 3-Week Hiatus

NASA's Hubble Completes First Science Operation After 3-Week Hiatus

Washington: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal operations and completed its first science observations after a three-week hiatus owing to a failed gyroscope.
11 People Killed, 6 Injured In US Shooting

11 People Killed, 6 Injured In US Shooting

Washington: At least 11 people were killed and six others were injured after a gunman opened fire Saturday morning inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh, US state of Pennsylvania, a city official said.
Hubble To Soon Return To Normal Science Operations: NASA

Hubble To Soon Return To Normal Science Operations: NASA

Washington: NASA has brought Hubble Space Telescope's seven-year old backup gyroscope (gyro) back to life, after the spacecraft entered safe mode due to a failed gyro earlier this month, the US space agency said on Tuesday.
US-Led Coalition Struck Syrian IS 'Command Centres' Inside Mosques

US-Led Coalition Struck Syrian IS 'Command Centres' Inside Mosques

Washington: The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria conducted two strikes against two "command centres" that were operating inside mosques in Abu Kamal district in less than a week, it said in a statement.
Trump Announces Aid Cut To Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Trump Announces Aid Cut To Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that he will "begin cutting off, or substantially reducing" US foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for not "stopping" the recent caravan of US-bound migrants.
US Will Pull Out Of Nuclear Treaty With Russia, Says Trump

US Will Pull Out Of Nuclear Treaty With Russia, Says Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that his country will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a decades-old pact limiting strategic weapons development.
Trump Praises Congressman For Assaulting Reporter

Trump Praises Congressman For Assaulting Reporter

Washington: US President Donald Trump has praised Montana Republican Representative Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May and called him "my guy".
It 'Certainly' Seems That Khashoggi Is Dead, Says Trump

It 'Certainly' Seems That Khashoggi Is Dead, Says Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it "certainly" seems that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared two weeks ago in Istanbul, is dead, adding that if this is confirmed there will be very serious consequences.
41-Year Old NASA Probe may be Near Interstellar Space

41-Year Old NASA Probe may be Near Interstellar Space

Washington: NASA's Voyager 2 probe that was launched in 1977 has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, indicating that it is near the interstellar space.
Brett Kavanaugh: Key US Senators Back Embattled Supreme Court Choice

Brett Kavanaugh: Key US Senators Back Embattled Supreme Court Choice

Washington: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court seat looks all but confirmed after he won the backing of key senators despite an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations.
US Navy Proposing Major Show of Force to Warn China

US Navy Proposing Major Show of Force to Warn China

Washington: The US Navy's Pacific Fleet has drawn up a classified proposal to carry out a global show of force as a warning to China, according to defence officials.
US Shooting: Suspect in Custody after Policeman Shot Dead

US Shooting: Suspect in Custody after Policeman Shot Dead

Wshington: A suspect has been taken into custody after one policeman was killed while four others sustained injuries in a shooting in Florence city in the US state of South Carolina, officials said.
US Allocates Over $70m to Counter School Shootings

US Allocates Over $70m to Counter School Shootings

Washington: The US has approved the allocation of more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster security in schools to counter mass shootings, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.
US Warship Sails Past Contested South China Sea Islands

US Warship Sails Past Contested South China Sea Islands

Washington: A US warship sailed close to disputed islands in the South China Sea, a move that is bound to draw the ire of Beijing and came amid heightened tensions between the two nations.
'Several Sticking Points Remain in US, Canada Trade Talks'

'Several Sticking Points Remain in US, Canada Trade Talks'

Washington: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has said "several sticking points" remain in the trade talks between the US and Canada to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
FBI Reaches Out to Second Kavanaugh Accuser

FBI Reaches Out to Second Kavanaugh Accuser

Washington: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reached out to Deborah Ramirez, the second woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behaviour, in its background investigation of the Supreme Court nominee, according to her lawyer.

F-35 Fighter Jet Suffers First Crash in US

Washington: The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. An F-35B crashed in South Carolina, but there was no casualty.
US Senate Panel Set to Vote on Supreme Court Nominee

US Senate Panel Set to Vote on Supreme Court Nominee

Washington: The US Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote later on Friday on President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
NASA Charts Roadmap for Human Missions to Moon, Mars

NASA Charts Roadmap for Human Missions to Moon, Mars

Washington: Revealing its human explorations plans, NASA has told the US Congress that the agency is currently focusing on developing technologies and systems that enable a series of human and robotic lunar missions that are extensible to Mars.
US Fed Hikes Interest Rate by 25 Basis Points to 2-2.25%

US Fed Hikes Interest Rate by 25 Basis Points to 2-2.25%

Washington/Mumbai: The US Federal Reserve has raised its key interest rate by 0.25 per cent for a third time in 2018 bringing it to the two to 2.25 per cent range.
US Passes Spending Package to Avoid Government Shutdown

US Passes Spending Package to Avoid Government Shutdown

Washington: The US House of Representative passed a government spending package worth $854 billion in an effort to avoid a government shutdown next month.
US Bombers Fly Near South China Sea

US Bombers Fly Near South China Sea

Washington: US bombers flew from Guam and transited through the South China Sea, an area considered sensitive by the Chinese military.
Uber to Pay $5.79 mn to Washington State for Data Breach

Uber to Pay $5.79 mn to Washington State for Data Breach

San Francisco: American ride-sharing giant Uber will pay about $5.79 million to drivers and passengers in Washington state for failing to notify them of possible leak of their personal information, Washington Attorney General (AG) Bob Ferguson's office said on Wednesday.
Trump Launches Global Anti-Drug Campaign; India Signed Pledge

Trump Launches Global Anti-Drug Campaign; India Signed Pledge

United Nations: US President Donald Trump launched on Monday a global campaign against the "scourge of drugs" with links to terrorism and asked for coordinated action to "save the lives of countless people in all corners of the world".
Pakistan Won't Abandon Peace Efforts Despite India's Reluctance: Foreign Minister

Pakistan Won't Abandon Peace Efforts Despite India's Reluctance: Foreign Minister

Washington: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that despite Indias reluctance, Islamabad would not close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region.
US Army Unlikely to Hit 2018 Recruitment Goal

US Army Unlikely to Hit 2018 Recruitment Goal

Washington: Low unemployment combined with a strong economy means the US Army is unlikely to meet its recruitment goal for the 2018 fiscal year, according to the military.
NASA Balloon Mission may Help Improve Weather Forecasting

NASA Balloon Mission may Help Improve Weather Forecasting

Washington: The images of a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds on the cusp of our atmosphere captured by a new NASA balloon mission may lead to improved weather forecasting, the US space agency has said.
US Aannounces Cyber-Strategy with Emphasis on Offensive Measures

US Aannounces Cyber-Strategy with Emphasis on Offensive Measures

Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed a new directive designed to protect the country from cyber-attacks that places the emphasis on "offensive operations" to dissuade adversaries from attacking US infrastructure.
US Furthers Sanctions Against Russia

US Furthers Sanctions Against Russia

Washington: US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order to further implement a US sanction act against Russia.
US Shooting: Woman Kills Three, Turns Gun on Herself

US Shooting: Woman Kills Three, Turns Gun on Herself

Washington: A woman shot dead three persons and injured three more before turning the gun on herself in an attack at a warehouse complex in Maryland in the US, police said.
US, Allies Readying Effort to Expose N.Korean Sanctions Violations

US, Allies Readying Effort to Expose N.Korean Sanctions Violations

Washington: The US and its allies are ready to launch a new effort to publicly expose North Korean violations of sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear and missile programs, a media report said.
US, Poland Voice Concern Over Russia's Gas Pipeline

US, Poland Voice Concern Over Russia's Gas Pipeline

Washington: US and Polish leaders have expressed their concerns here over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming it may lead to energy over-reliance on Moscow.
Facebook Faces lawsuit for Hiding Job ads From Women

Facebook Faces lawsuit for Hiding Job ads From Women

Washington: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Facebook on behalf of three women job seekers who accused the social media giant of posting ads that are shown only to men.
Ex-NSA Flynn to be Sentenced in November

Ex-NSA Flynn to be Sentenced in November

Washington: Former US National Security Adviser (NSA) Michael Flynn will be sentenced by the end of November, after it had been delayed four times since he pleaded guilty to lying to investigators last December, according to his defence team.
Trump to Impose Tariffs on $200 bn in Chinese Goods

Trump to Impose Tariffs on $200 bn in Chinese Goods

Washington: US President Donald Trump's administration will impose a 10 per cent tariff later this month on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, increasing to 25 per cent at the end of the year, a move that will sharply escalate the American trade war with Beijing.
Toll from Hurricane Florence Reaches 31 in US

Toll from Hurricane Florence Reaches 31 in US

Washington: The death toll from hurricane Florence that battered the US states of North and South Carolina has increased to 31, authorities said.
Hubble's New Campaign to Observe Early Galaxy Formations

Hubble's New Campaign to Observe Early Galaxy Formations

Washington: Hubble Space Telescope has embarked on a new campaign to help astronomers better understand the distribution of galaxies in the early universe and the conditions that led to their formation, the US space agency has said.
7 Killed as Hurricane Florence Pummels Carolinas

7 Killed as Hurricane Florence Pummels Carolinas

Washington: At least seven people were killed as hurricane Florence made landfall in the US state of North Carolina, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. Warnings were issued about the risk of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of North and South Carolina as well as in Virginia.
NASA Launches Satellite to Track Earth's Melting Ice

NASA Launches Satellite to Track Earth's Melting Ice

Washington: In a bid to understand Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost, NASA on Saturday successfully launched its Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2.
SpaceX to Announce 1st Tourist to Moon

SpaceX to Announce 1st Tourist to Moon

Washington: In a step that commercialises space travel, US private space firm SpaceX on Friday announced that it will send the first private passenger to Moon and will reveal his identity on Monday.

1.5 mn to Evacuate as Hurricane Florence Approaches US

Washington: More than 1.5 million people have been asked to evacuate their homes along the Virginia, North and South Carolina coasts as Category 5 storm Hurricane Florence approaches, an official said.

Project to Clean up Great Pacific Garbage Patch Gets Underway

Washington: An ambitious project to clean up the ocean's plastic pollution got underway as members of The Ocean Cleanup project began towing their system out to sea, a media report said.

Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in US

Washington: More than 1 million people in the southeast US faced mandatory evacuation orders as hurricane Florence neared Category 5 strength on Tuesday, authorities said.

Grocery Store Shooting in US Kills 2

Washington: Two men have been fatally shot at a grocery store in the US state of Minnesota, officials said.
4 Killed in US Civilian Plane Crash

4 Killed in US Civilian Plane Crash

Washington: Four people were killed when a civilian aircraft crashed at US Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, authorities said.

US, Turkey Plan to Conduct Combined Patrols in Syria

Washington: The US and Turkey have planned to conduct combined patrols in Syria to enhance security there, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said.

Women, Men in US March Topless for Gender Equality

Washington: Hundreds of women, and some men, marched on Sunday through numerous cities in the US to show their breasts, demanding gender equality and to protest against the "commercialization and the double standards" which affects their lives and jobs.
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