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Six Odisha coal mines closed


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) Six coal mines were ordered closed in Odisha as they were operating without forest clearances, an official said Sunday.One open cast mine and five underground mines ... Read more...

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Cricket: Odisha rout Maharashtra


August 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Odisha defeated Maharashtra by six wickets to top Group A on better net run rate in the Buchi Babu trophy all India cricket tournament here Friday.Batting ... Read more...

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Narrow win for Karnataka


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Karnataka scrambled to a three-wicket victory against Gujarat to pick up their first points in two matches in the Buchi Babu All-India Cricket Tournament here Wednesday.A ... Read more...

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Aryan to face Bhaskar in sub-junior tennis final


August 17th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Maharashtra's Aryan Goveas, the highest seed left in the boys singles draw, defeated Vikram Dahiya of Haryana 6-2, 7-6 (5) to enter the final of the ... Read more...

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Tennis: Bhaskar, Goveas score upset wins in sub-junior meet


August 16th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) PV Gnana Bhaskar from Andhra Pradesh, seeded nine, caused the biggest upset of the Adidas-TTT National sub-junior tennis championship when he ousted top seed BR Nikshep ... Read more...

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Adidas-TTT sub-junior tennis: Cheruku upsets Krishna


August 14th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka's C Vasisht Cheruku eliminated 13th seed Shree Krishna from Bihar 7-5, 6-1, to enter the third round of the boys under-14 singles in the Adidas-TTT ... Read more...

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Easy win for Nikshep in sub-junior tennis


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Top seed B.R. Nikshep from Karnataka led the Under-14 boys singles field into the second round of the Adidas-TTT sub-junior National tennis tournament with a 5-2, ... Read more...

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Sprint double for Dutee Chand of Odisha


July 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 14 (IANS) Dutee Chand of Odisha achieved a sprint double as she won the 200 metres while equalling the National and Meet record of 24.49 seconds in the ... Read more...

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Indian-American businessman joins Georgia Senate race


June 18th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Indian-American entrepreneur Bikram Kumar Mohanty has been chosen as the candidate of President Barak Obama's Democratic Party for Georgia state's Senate elections slated later this year.Migrating ... Read more...

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Easy win for Murugesan in ITF meet


May 28th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mandya (Karnataka), May 28 (IANS) One-sided encounters marked the opening day of the Prem Sugars ITF Mandya Open tennis tournament here Monday when only three single ties were played.Second seed ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to leave for Britain Tuesday


May 21st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday begins an eight-day trip to Britain, his first visit to a foreign country since he took over 12 years ... Read more...

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Odisha officer dies during scuba diving


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 3 (IANS) An Odisha fire department officer Thursday drowned during scuba diving training in Mahanadi river in Cuttack, an official said.Assistant fire officer Sailendra Mohanty, 49, was one ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: Maoist deadline ends Tuesday


April 10th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) As the Tuesday evening deadline set by Maoists for fulfilment of their demands neared, uncertainty continued over the fate of the Italian and the Odisha legislator ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Odisha yet to decide on fresh demands (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Odisha has yet to decide on the latest Maoist demands for the release of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by the rebels since ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Odisha yet to decide on fresh demands


April 9th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Odisha has yet to decide on the latest Maoist demands for the release of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by the rebels since ... Read more...

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Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages’ release (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by the Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: Maoists refuse to release Italian (Lead)


April 6th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Maoists Friday refused to release the Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo they have kept hostage in Odisha since March 14 even though the government offered a ... Read more...

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Odisha hostages: Maoists yet to respond to swap offer


April 6th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Two mediators Friday sought clarification from the Odisha government on its swap offer to secure the release of an Italian and a state legislator from Maoist ... Read more...

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Maoists reiterate demands to release Italian (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Maoists holding one of the two Italians hostage since March 14 reiterated Monday that the government must concede their demands in order to secure his release.Sabyasachi ... Read more...

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Odisha Maoists yet to respond to mediators’ appeal


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Maoists are yet to respond to the appeal made by their mediators two days ago to release an Italian held hostage by them in Odisha since ... Read more...

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Hope of Italian’s release brighten after mediators’ appeal


March 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The chances of an early release of the second kidnapped Italian, held by Maoists in Odisha since March 14, brightened with the rebel-appointed mediators Saturday expressing ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Odisha seeks more time to examine Maoist demands


March 30th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said his government needed more time to examine the demands of the Maoists for the release of an Italian and ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Maoist-backed mediators serve ultimatum


March 29th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) Maoist-backed mediators Thursday threatened to withdraw from negotiations for the release of an Italian if the Odisha government did not concede three demands of the Maoists ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: CM holds meeting with top officials


March 25th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday held a meeting of top state police and administrative officials here as uncertainty continued over the fate of the two Italians ... Read more...

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Odisha talks halted as Maoists seize legislator (Roundup)


March 24th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Talks to secure the release of two Italians abducted 10 days ago by Maoists in Odisha were suspended Saturday after the rebels daringly kidnapped ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: Talks suspended over legislator’s abduction (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Talks to secure release of two Italians kidnapped by Maoists in Odisha were suspended Saturday after the kidnapping of a legislator of the ruling Biju Janata ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Odisha holds talks as MLA abducted (Second Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Maoists in Odisha kidnapped a ruling party legislator early Saturday even as talks continued with the rebels for the release of two Italians abducted 10 ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Odisha MLA (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Maoists abducted a legislator of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) early Saturday, police said.About 100-150 armed rebels abducted Jhina Hikaka, 37, from a hilly area ... Read more...

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Italian hostage crisis: Interlocutors want presence of jailed Maoist leader


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 23 (IANS) Talks to secure the safe release of two Italians taken hostage by Maoists since over a week in Odisha's Kandhamal district resumed here Friday amid a ... Read more...

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Talks for release of Italians remain inconclusive (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Talks to secure the release of two Italians held hostage by Maoists remained inconclusive Thursday with the interlocutors named by the ultras insisting authorities to bring ... Read more...

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Tirkey, two others elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey and two other candidates of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Odisha begins dialogue to secure release of Italians


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) The Odisha government Thursday began a dialogue with two interlocutors named by Maoists to secure the safe release of two Italians who have been held hostage ... Read more...

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Odisha assembly appeals for Italians’ release


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) The Odisha assembly Thursday appealed to the Maoists to release the two Italians the rebels had kidnapped March 14.The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, ... Read more...

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Maoists offer swap, no interlocutor for talks (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Uncertainty persisted Wednesday on the fate of the two Italians abducted by Maoists in Odisha, with talks likely to be delayed further as it was not ... Read more...

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Odisha abduction: Talks delayed again


March 21st, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Uncertainty persisted Wednesday on the fate of the two Italians abducted by Maoists in Odisha last week with talks likely to be delayed as it was ... Read more...

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