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RIL, Tatas, Vedanta promise big

Vedanta and Aditya Birla Group line up nearly Rs 15K cr each while JSPL and Tatas declare to raise their investment in steel plants to Rs 1 lakh crore each Bhubaneswar: Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani Monday announced an investment of Rs 3,000 crore in the state over next...

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Jumbo deaths: SC seeks response from state govt

New Delhi: Expressing concern over the state’s lackadaisical attitude towards protection of wildlife, the Supreme Court Monday directed the state government to file its response on the steps it has taken to prevent man-elephant conflict and cruelty against elephants. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta directed the Odisha government to file a reply in two weeks on a petition filed by Prerna Bindra against alleged state-sponsored cruelty against animals. “The state of Odisha has to file its...

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No stone removed or added at Konark temple: ASI

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Monday clarified that it had neither removed any sculpture stones from the Konark temple nor had it attempted to place new stones at the temple. The ASI response came a day after the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) expressed displeasure over maintenance of the Sun Temple by the ASI team, and complained to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma regarding the matter....

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CM appeals to biz barons to work together

Bhubaneswar: Inaugurating the plenary session of MIO Conclave 2018, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday urged industry barons to come and join hands with state government to make Odisha a manufacturing hub of South Asia. “We look forward to interact with you all and deliberate upon the vast opportunities that Odisha offers and how we can work together towards developing Odisha as a Manufacturing Hub of South Asia,” Naveen said. He appealed...

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Woman editor comes out in defence of Akbar

New Delhi: The Sunday Guardian Editor Joyeeta Basu Monday put up a strong defence for former Union Minister MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists. Appearing in a Delhi court as a complainant witness in the defamation case filed by Akbar against woman journalist Priya Ramani, Basu said the defamatory tweets by Ramani had irreparably damaged Akbar's reputation. Basu told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar...

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SC asks CEC to quantify loot

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday directed the central empowered committee (CEC) to quantify the penalty to be imposed on Sharda Mines private limited (SMPL) for excess mining of iron ore in the state. A two-judge bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak said the accused company has explored iron ore in excess of what has...

MCI team visits Bolangir Medical College

Bolangir: A three-member team of Medical Council of India (MCI) Monday visited the Santha Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital here. The team comprising coordinator Prof Mohammad Rijaul Karim of the College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital in Kolkata, Prof Dhiraj Saxsena of SMS Medical College in Jaipur (Rajasthan) and Prof Saroj Kothari of Gajara Raja...

Guv interacts with representatives in Korukonda

MalkangirI: Governor Ganeshi Lal Monday visited Malkangiri as part of a four-day tour of southern Odisha. He was received by district administration and given a guard of honour at BSF camp at MV-3. The Governor suggested that everyone should be provided basic facilities and urged the people to inform him about the problems they were facing. “No...

Stan Lee dies at 95

Los Angeles: Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, family sources said Monday. As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the ascension of...

Sergio Aguero (10) strikes the ball past a sliding Man United defender straight into the opposition net (not in picture) at Etihad Stadium, Sunday

City win Manchester derby

London: Premier League champions Manchester City stayed two points clear at the top Sunday with a dominant 3-1 win in the derby against Manchester United. Liverpool, having beaten bottom club Fulham 2-0 at Anfield, will go into the international break in second place after receiving a favour from neighbours Everton, who held Chelsea to a goalless draw...

Change for change

The Supreme Court is to hear 40 petitions seeking a review of its ruling that removed the age restriction on the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple November 13, 2018. The restriction, it may be recalled, was for the age group of 10-50 years. In other words, menstruating women. As a matter sub-judice, none should question...

Roger Federer (R) congratulates Kei Nishikori after their match, Sunday

Federer loses to Nishikori

London: Roger Federer was handed the Sunday night prime time slot for the opening match of his 16th ATP Finals but fluffed his lines in an error-strewn 6-7(4-7), 3-6 defeat by Kei Nishikori. After Kevin Anderson had beaten Dominic Thiem in the day’s supporting act, the crowds packed into the O2 Arena and settled in for another...

State, industries join hands to promote sports

Bhubaneswar: In a novel initiative to contribute to the development of sports and support budding sportspersons in the state, the Department of Sports and Youth Services of the Government of Odisha Monday signed ten Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with leading industries and sports organisations here at the Kalinga Stadium. On this occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled...

Subhranshu Senapati walks into bat against Uttar Pradesh at KIIT Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Monday

Subhranshu avoids hosts’ humiliation

Bhubaneswar: Subhranshu Senapati (87, 136b, 14x4) scored a fighting half century to help Odisha avoid a humiliation in front of home crowd as they were bowled out for 256 from 107/5 at lunch on the opening day of their second Elite Group C match against Uttar Pradesh at the KIIT Stadium here, Monday. In reply, UP were...

BPIA hosts record number of flights

The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here seemed to have created a record with regard to landing of chartered flights at the airport on a single day. Industrialists like Mukesh Ambani, KM Birla, Anil Agarwal, Karan Adani, Naveen Jindal and others arrived here to attend the Business Leadership Summit on the Day 2 of MIO Conclave. There...

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