TRENDING
Mystery spinner Varun fetches big money
Potent driver of economy ignored
Drizzling sops
Man United sack Mourinho
India stumble, Oz level series
Next
Prev

Parties vying to woo farmers

Bhubaneswar: Adding fuel to the fire over the raging farm loan waiver issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday announced that it would give interest free crop loans to farmers, if voted to power. Speaking to reporters here, the party’s state unit president Basant Panda said, “We will definitely form...

Read more

BJD braces for protest in New Delhi

New Delhi: The BJD Tuesday held a preparatory meeting for the Biju Krushak Janata Dal’s (BKJD) protest here January 8 demanding hike in paddy MSP to Rs 2,930 per quintal. The meeting was attended by state Health Minister Pratap Jena, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro and the BJD MPs. Speaking to Orissa POST after the meeting, BKJD president and the Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya said, “We...

Read more

No threat to Konark Sun Temple: ASI DG

Cuttack: There is no threat to the world famous Sun Temple at Konark and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken appropriate steps to preserve the 13th century shrine, claimed Director General of the national conservator Usha Sharma in an affidavit filed in the Orissa High Court here Tuesday. Sharma submitted the affidavit in connection with a PIL seeking proper conservation for the Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site. In...

Read more

State to compensate Phethai-hit farmers

Bhubaneswar: The state government Tuesday said compensation would be provided to the farmers, whose crop has been damaged due to heavy rain triggered by cyclone Phethai. Speaking to reporters here, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi said, “After getting information from the IMD, we have advised the farmers for timely harvest. However, some standing paddy crop couldn’t be harvested.” “We will examine the damage reports and compensate the farmers as per...

Read more

Odisha sees drop in PDS irregularities

New Delhi: Odisha has witnessed a significant drop in complaints related to irregularities in public distribution system (PDS) in last three years, states the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. According to the data shared by the ministry in the Lok Sabha, Odisha had received 43 complaints of irregularities in PDS in 2016. The complaints related to irregularities witnessed a sharp decline in 2017 and reduced to 22. Similarly,...

Read more

Featured

Trending

More Top Stories

Varun Chakravarthy

Mystery spinner Varun fetches big money

With 351 players, including some big names in world cricket – both Indian and foreigners – went under the hammer at the 2019 IPL auction Tuesday, only one name that grabbed most of the headlines – Varun Chakravarthy. The unheralded mystery spinner Varun fetched a sensational bid of Rs 8.4 crore, more than 40 times his base...

Potent driver of economy ignored

Debashish Mitra Where should we focus as an economy and a country — on steel, or on agriculture? Can India’s Current Account Deficit be addressed by the steel sector or by agriculture? Is the comparison far-fetched? Not really. Here are two examples: Our biggest country trade deficit is with China, and the greatest contributor to the deficit...

Drizzling sops

A drizzle of sops has begun with the central government announcing Monday that the Ujjwala Yojana is being extended to all poor households. The same day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath signed the order to waive farm loans up to Rs2 lakh in keeping with a pre-poll promise of the party. In Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra...

Jose Mourinho

Man United sack Mourinho

Manchester: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal start to the season, the Premier League side announced Tuesday. “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” United said in a statement. “The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his...

Nathan Lyon celebrates after taking the wicket of Rishabh Pant at Perth Stadium

India stumble, Oz level series

Perth: India crumbled in the face of Australia’s remarkable metamorphosis and crashed to a 146-run defeat in the second Test here Tuesday, surrendering a rare hard-earned ascendancy in a series Down Under. The hosts levelled the four-match series 1-1 after India were bowled out for 140 runs in 56 overs in their second innings on the fifth...

BJD braces for protest in New Delhi

New Delhi: The BJD Tuesday held a preparatory meeting for the Biju Krushak Janata Dal’s (BKJD) protest here January 8 demanding hike in paddy MSP to Rs 2,930 per quintal. The meeting was attended by state Health Minister Pratap Jena, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro and the BJD MPs. Speaking to Orissa POST...

Uncapped Varun, Unadkat rake in big money

Jaipur: Unheralded architect-turned-cricketer Varun Chakravarthy Tuesday fetched a sensational bid of `8.4 crore, more than 40 times his base price in an IPL-XII players’ auction that had an unmissable Caribbean flavour to it. However, India veteran Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by Mumbai Indians (MI) at his base price of `1 crore, that too in the second...

99% items to be in sub-18% GST slab

Mumbai: Indicating that further simplification of the Goods and Services Tax is on the anvil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government wants to ensure that 99 per cent items attract sub-18 per cent GST slab. Before implementation of the GST, registered enterprises only numbered 65 lakh, which has now risen by 55 lakh, Modi said, addressing...

No online sale of Mahaprasad: SJTA

Puri: Taking a serious note of online sale of Mahaprasad in the state, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Tuesday issued a press note claiming that it has not permitted any individual or organisation to sell the temple delicacies through online. “Cooking and selling of Mahaprasad are the responsibility of Srimandir administration. We have urged the police...

Parties vying to woo farmers

Bhubaneswar: Adding fuel to the fire over the raging farm loan waiver issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday announced that it would give interest free crop loans to farmers, if voted to power. Speaking to reporters here, the party’s state unit president Basant Panda said, “We will definitely form a government in the state and waive...

OrissaPOST ePaper

Editorial