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Amidst high security, Odisha goes to polls in 5 Lok Sabha,35 Assembly seats (RPT)

Bhubaneswar, May 19 (UNI) Under the cover of high security and deployment of 102 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Odisha will go to polls on Monday in five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats to decide the fate of 305 candidates.
The state witnessed pre-poll violence at Khallikote on May 15 in which one BJP worker was killed and three others seriously injured. The state government had already ordered a SIT probe into the poll violence.
Besides, the murder of a BJP-supported youth, Berhampur BJP Lok Sabha candidate Dr.Pradeep Panigrahi was also assaulted seriously. He has since been admitted to the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar and has undergone surgery.
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Bihar govt to challenge HC order scrapping job quota hike

20 Jun 2024 | 9:54 PM

Patna, June 20 (UNI) Bihar Government will appeal to the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court judgement scrapping the hike in reservation from 50 per cent to 65 per cent for SCs, STs, OBCs and EBCs in government services in the state.

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New plant species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

20 Jun 2024 | 9:44 PM

Itanagar, June 20 (UNI) A team of researchers of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has discovered a new plant species in the Mandala region of West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, a press note said on Thursday.

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Manipur Governor instructs officials to restore peace

20 Jun 2024 | 9:23 PM

Imphal, June 20 (UNI) Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Thursday instructed the Security Advisor and DGP to maintain law and order and restore peace.

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Meghalaya woman files FIR against BSF troopers alleging harassment, molestation

20 Jun 2024 | 9:19 PM

Shillong, June 20 (UNI) A tribal Pnar woman in Meghalaya on Thursday lodged an FIR against Border Security Force (BSF) troopers for alleged harassment, assault and molestation.

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Arunachal: NPP extends support to BJP govt

20 Jun 2024 | 8:30 PM

Itanagar, June 20 (UNI) As decided earlier, the Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) in Arunachal Pradesh has ‘finally’ extended its support to the Pema Khandu-led BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh.

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