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

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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Patna, June 14 (UNI) The ruling Janata Dal United announced Kaladhar Prasad Mandal as its candidate from Rupauli assembly seat in the July 10 bye-election.

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Bihar govt to give unemployment allowance under MANREGA

14 Jun 2024 | 9:37 PM

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Meghalaya to spend Rs 5K cr on tourism to create 50K jobs

14 Jun 2024 | 9:36 PM

Shillong, June 14 (UNI) Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday said that the state government will spend Rs 5,000 crore in tourism sector which will create 50,000 jobs in Meghalaya.

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Over 1200 tourists stranded at Lachung in North Sikkim following landslides

14 Jun 2024 | 8:50 PM

Gangtok, June 14 (UNI) The Sikkim government on Friday said that all stranded tourists at Lachung in the farthest northern district--1200 domestic and 15 foreign nationals, are safe and efforts are on to evacuate them by choppers or by road, official sources said.

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Meghalaya rights body seeks DGP report over police excesses

14 Jun 2024 | 8:49 PM

Shillong, June 14 (UNI) The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission (MHRC) on Friday sought a detailed report from State Director General of Police (DGP) over the alleged excess and abuse of power by police officials against a 65-year-old man.

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