Abhijit Iyer put behind bars

Bhubaneswar: The city police Tuesday took Abhijit Iyer Mitra into custody after he deposed before an Assembly committee here for his anti-Odisha tirade. Sahid Nagar police arrested Mitra in a case (432/18) under Sections 294, 295 (A), 500, 153(A) of...

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State aims for self-sufficiency in poultry sector

Bhubaneswar: The state has set its eyes on becoming self-sufficient in poultry and egg production, said state Finance and Excise Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera while felicitating several entrepreneurs for their contribution towards the sector in an event organised by Smart Agri Post, here Tuesday. The conference ‘Poultry (Look East) 2018’ was organised jointly by private stakeholders in association with Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (DADF) under Ministry of Agriculture &...

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‘Himalayan Viagra’ under threat from climate change: Study

Boston: A parasitic fungus that is more valuable than gold, and is nicknamed "Himalayan Viagra" due to its demand as an impotence cure, could vanish if current harvesting and climate trends continue, according to a study using data from four countries, including India. The fungus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, survives by preying on ghost moth caterpillars in some of the highest reaches of the Himalayas, said researchers from the Stanford University in the...

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Odisha farmers join protest against Modi govt

New Delhi: All India Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress (AIKKMC) staged a protest at Parliament Street here, Tuesday, against the alleged anti-farmer policies of Central government. Thousands of activists from across the country, including Odisha Congress Kisan Khet Mazdoor cell took part in the Sansad Gherao rally to press for their demands. Odisha Congress unit demanded hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, compensation to the farmers for crop loss and...

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World’s oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

The lack of oxygen in the Black Sea had helped to preserve the wreck, an archaelogist explained.

London: Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the worlds oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea where it appears to have lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years, a media report said Tuesday. The 23-metre vessel, thought to be ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders and rowing benches all present and correct just over a mile below the surface. A lack of oxygen at...

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Mishap death sparks outrage; protesters block road

Balipatna: The death of a middle-aged man of Marthapur following a road mishap Monday evening sparked public outrage Tuesday with hundreds of villagers staging a road blockade near Nua Sahi Square on Uttara-Banmalipur road demanding justice for the deceased. The agitators blocked the road at around 10am demanding `20 lakh compensation for the next of the kin...

Now, Hockey WC promotion in Munich

Bhubaneswar: The state government is leaving no stone unturned to promote the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 tournament scheduled to be held here next month. The government is taking all possible measures to promote the tournament and popularise Odisha tourism in and outside the country. After promoting the event in London and Australia through buses carrying the...

3 teams formed to tranquilise Sundari

Bantala: The chain of violent incidents in Satkosia sanctuary following the death of a woman and a farmer in alleged attacks by the Royal Bengal Tigress Sundari has led to the formation of three teams to tranquilise the big cat. Three teams comprising professor Chandramani Nath of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Sarat Sahu from...

Glee, hilarity marks children’s festival

BHUBANESWAR: Swabhiman in association with Chocolate group organised Mini Anjali Children's Festival at Mendhasal Gram Panchayat here recently. The festival began with a carnival rally from Laxmi Narayan temple in Mendhasal to Gurukul tennis reserve. The carnival had several colourful and musical events. An environment of gaiety characterized the whole event as children dressed as mascots traversed...

Centre seeks 500 acres to set up tool-making unit

Bhubaneswar: Union minister of steel Chaudhary Birender Singh sought 500 acres from the state government to set up a tool manufacturing unit in the state. Speaking at a meet on capital goods and steel in the city jointly organised by the steel industry and the CII Tuesday, Singh said Odisha is best suited to be the steel...

First flag of independent India found

BHUBANESWAR: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) member Anil Dhir found the first flag of independent India at the place of YA Sishak, a veteran of the Indian National Army. The Indian army had constructed a war memorial beside the Imphal-Ukrhul road in Manipur. It had been raised by the Maratha Light Infantry to...

This winter, men fancy keeping warm in style

BHUBANESWAR: Winter is here and the chill of this weather can be felt by each individual who leaves for work, play or party. Men’s fashion is going through a period of transition as the market is overflowing with colourful bombers, scarfs, coats, waistcoats and ankle length sneakers among others. Orissa Post interacted with a few buyers as...

KUMAR PURNIMA: APPEASING DIVINITY FOR A VIRTUOUS GROOM

BHUBANESWAR: It is often said that Odisha is a state of perpetual festivity where thirteen festivals are celebrated in twelve months. After the ceremonious glorification of Goddess Durga for almost a week, the city is now gearing up to celebrate Kumar Purnima, which also marks the beginning of 11 days of Gajalaxmi Puja across the state. Laxmi...

Mid-day meal workers thank CM, table more demands

Bhubaneswar: Members of Nikhil Odisha Madhyahna Bhojan Pachaka Pachika Mahasangh, a union of mid-day meal (MDM) workers of the state, gathered at Lower PMG here Tuesday to thank Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for increasing the wage of the workers to Rs 2,000 from Rs 1,000. President of the forum Yogendra Swain said they were thankful to the...

Abhijit Iyer put behind bars

Bhubaneswar: The city police Tuesday took Abhijit Iyer Mitra into custody after he deposed before an Assembly committee here for his anti-Odisha tirade. Sahid Nagar police arrested Mitra in a case (432/18) under Sections 294, 295 (A), 500, 153(A) of IPC and 67 of IT Act. IGP Soumendra Priyadarshi said Mitra will be interrogated in two different...

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