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13K houses for Titli-hit

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday directed to provide houses to 13,000 families under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) whose houses were damaged by the Titli cyclonic storm October 11. Sources in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said a...

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Beer plant bottled up

Bhubaneswar: After receiving severe flak from various quarters including from the Opposition, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday ordered cancellation of a beer bottling plant at Balarampur village in Dhenkanal district. The authorities had cut down over a 1000 trees Saturday with support of police despite stiff resistance from the locals....

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US Army unfurls miles of fencing along border with Mexico

Laredo (US): They started work in the cool of the morning and moved quickly, uncoiling reel after reel of vicious-looking fencing and tying it with barbed wire to green poles hammered into the ground. Over the course of three days, a gleaming, shoulders-high barrier of concertina-wire emerged like a silver snake along a lush riverbank, stretching as far as the eye could see. This was the work of 100 or so...

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California wildfires toll hit 80, over 990 missing

San Francisco: The death toll from the destructive wildfires has reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. As of Sunday evening, there were 78 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California, which started on November 8, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office. A second blaze in Southern California called the Woolsey Fire started northwest of Los Angeles also...

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Farmers protest in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Around 5,000 farmers from across Karnataka staged protests here Monday seeking a loan waiver, higher price for sugarcane and relief aid for losses incurred due to drought in 17 districts across the state. Hundreds of farmers reached the city in buses, trains, trucks and tractors from 20 of the 30 districts including Ramanagara, Mandya, Mysuru, Kodagu, Kolar, Gadag, Tumukuru, Shivamogga, Hassan, Haveri, Hubballi, Belagavi and Bagalkot as their demands have...

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Leaders pay tributes to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary

Indira Gandhi 101st Birth Anniversary

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary Monday. "Nation remembers her vision and administrative skills," Naidu tweeted. Modi added: "Tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhiji." Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and...

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Mahatma Gandhi, in an attempt to address casteist oppression, coined the term Harijan to refer to the then ‘untouchables’. He may have believed that a term, which has the name of a divinity as its prefix, could perhaps change the way society viewed that section of underprivileged. But others such as Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, opposed the move...

13K houses for Titli-hit

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday directed to provide houses to 13,000 families under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) whose houses were damaged by the Titli cyclonic storm October 11. Sources in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said a sum of Rs 176 crore would be spent for the purpose. A decision has been taken to...

Love affair with uncle, girl kills self

Binjharpur: In a sad end to an illicit relationship, a minor girl committed suicide by hanging while her uncle was rescued in a critical condition after they tried to end their lives as their family members objected to their relationship at Dasa Gharia Dalit Sahi under this block in Jajpur district Monday. The girl was found dead...

Infection, multiple organ failure claimed ‘Mahavir’

Infection, multiple organ failure claimed ‘Mahavir’

Bantala: The mystery surrounding the death of Royal Bengal Tiger (RBT) ‘Mahabir’ in Satkosia sanctuary in Angul district was finally unraveled after the post-mortem report claimed that the animal died due to infection and multiple organ failure. “The post-mortem conducted by four veterinarians revealed that the death of the tiger happened due to infection and multiple organ...

Kalinga Baliyatra All is well sans guest list

Kalinga Baliyatra: All is well sans guest list

Paradip: The Kalinga Baliyatra is going to be a mix of entertainment, excitement and thrills this year. However, political observers, leaders and officials are getting jittery as the festival nears because the guest list has not been finalized so far. Reports say expelled BJD leader Damodar Rout will be on the dais on the inaugural event as...

Ropeway service at Patali Srikhetra shrine soon

Ropeway service at Patali Srikhetra shrine soon

Sonepur: In a bid to attract more number of tourists to Patali Srikhetra shrine, which is associated with Lord Jagannath of Puri, in Kotsamalai of Subarnapur district, a ropeway service will be started soon. The ropeway will be built by the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) at Patali Srikhetra located on Trikuta hills, informed WODC Chairman Kishore...

Battling cancer has bolstered Lisa Ray

BHUBANESWAR: Lisa Rani Ray, a Canadian actress, model, television host, philanthropist and social activist, was in the city for the launch of Rado’s festive collection. In a brief media interaction, she threw some light on her personal life and business ventures. Stating the reason for her choosing Rado, she said, “I think we choose each other 10...

Expansion projects lined up for Utkalika

BHUBANESWAR: Utkalika is a name which is synonymous with majestic Odia handicrafts, gift items and apparels among others. The very essence of the state can be felt with each of its curated and hand made products. With 700 artisans on board, Utkalika has gifted 2200 executive bags with pattachitra patterns in the recently concluded Make in Odisha...

LAC BANGLES:Donning the ultimate symbol of traditional marriage

BHUBANESWAR: There is no denying the fact that India is a land of wonder. The culture and art of the nation is well known throughout the world. Bangles, the traditional rigid bracelets originating from the Indian subcontinent, are worn by women of this nation since time immemorial. It is apt to say that this hand accessory is embarrassed...

Amar Chitra Katha comes alive on cotton bags

BHUBANESWAR: Supporting the #whereisyourcottonbag campaign initiated by local communities, fashion designer Sabyasachi Satpathy through his Keembdanti brand has started a new line of designer cotton bags, which are inspired by Amar Chitra Katha stories. The plastic ban implemented by the state government from October 2 had received a tremendous response from people from all walks of life....

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