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Tribes to the fore in Bastar Dialogue

Queen mother invites traditional leaders from four States for a meeting The Bastar Dialogue, aimed at furthering peace in the Red Corridor, concluded in Jagdalpur on Saturday with the passing of a resolution and finalising a roadmap towards achieving peace in the Dandakaranya region. Krishna Kumari Devi, the queen mother …

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Modi’s song livens up a garba do

Garba, the traditional dance from Gujarat, connects the entire world and gives people abundant joy — this is the essence of a song penned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about 25 years ago. As various parts of the country celebrate Navratri, a group of visually challenged girls from Andh Kanya …

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It’s a foggy autumn as farmers start burning stubble

Punjab’s agriculturists are burning crop residue as even subsidised mulchers and choppers remain out of reach, and diesel is too costly As autumn sets in, farmers in Punjab have begun harvesting the kharif paddy crop and preparing the fields for the winter crop. And as has been the practice, despite …

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Durga Puja diplomacy plays out in Bengal

Most Consulates are participating in the celebration and see it as an opportunity to enhance ‘cultural ties with eastern India’ The participation of foreign envoys in Durga Puja festivities in Kolkata saw a new upsurge on Thursday with the arrival of U.S. Ambassador to India Keneth I. Juster in Kolkata …

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Fears of flooding as rain pounds Odisha

Rising rivers prompt fresh evacuation in Odisha; in A.P., around 100 houses collapse, power supply cut off Cyclone ‘Titli’ that left a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Thursday was not as intense as Phailin and Hud-Hud that wreaked havoc in 2013 and 2014. However, high-speed winds …

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Durga Puja diplomacy plays out in Bengal

Most Consulates are participating in the celebration and see it as an opportunity to enhance ‘cultural ties with eastern India’ The participation of foreign envoys in Durga Puja festivities in Kolkata saw a new upsurge on Thursday with the arrival of U.S. Ambassador to India Keneth I. Juster in Kolkata …

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Fears of flooding as rain pounds Odisha

Cyclone ‘Titli’ that left a trail of destruction in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Thursday was not as intense as Phailin and Hud-Hud that wreaked havoc in 2013 and 2014. However, high-speed winds and rain severely damaged the road network in both States. Around 100 houses collapsed in Bhamini, Jalumuru, …

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No weapons, shoes inside Puri temple: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that no policemen should enter Puri’s Jagannath temple armed with weapons and wearing shoes. The direction comes on the heels of the October 3 violence near the temple. Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/no-weapons-shoes-inside-puri-temple-sc/article25185572.ece

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10-day Dasara extravaganza begins

Mysuru city has been decked up for the event and this has shored up festive spirit The 10-day Dasara festivities got off to a traditional start atop Chamundi Hills in Mysuru on Wednesday with prayers for the welfare of the State. It also signalled the continuation of a hoary tradition …

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