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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CP goes all out to ensure safe Baliyatra

Cuttack: Revellers can hope to enjoy the Baliyatra this year with peace of mind as the Commissionerate Police has come up with a foolproof plan to ensure safety and security of the hoppers at the fairground. As many as 32 platoons of police would be deployed at the fairground. And aid posts would be put in place at either gates of the fairground to assist the visitors. “Taking the visitors’ safety...

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Vijayan slams Sangh, Congress over Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday slammed the Sangh Parivar-led forces and the Congress in Kerala for turning Sabarimala into a battle field. "Sabarimala is being used for political gains by the Sangh, and the Congress has also fallen for it," Vijayan told the media here as he read out a written statement, during a hour-long interaction. "These people are trying to use faith for political gains. Ideology should be...

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SC adjourns CBI hearing post ‘leak’ of Verma’s response

New Delhi: Taking exception to a leak of CBI Director Alok Verma's response to the CVC's report submitted in sealed cover before it a day ago, the Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned hearing of the case till November 29. A visibly unhappy Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, in a brief order, said "for reasons not to be recorded, we are not inclined to hear the matter today" after a news portal carried extracts...

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Up-skills for your child on Universal Children’s Day

Have you ever wondered how independent your child actually is? Will your child be able to look after himself/herself if left alone for a while? Do you think your child is well-equipped with essential life skills to face the world? Think about it! It's absolutely important for children to learn more than just academically. Enrolling them in various activity classes isn't enough either. If children can't look after themselves, they will...

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32 police platoons for Kartikeswar puja

Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police (CP) would deploy altogether 32 platoons of armed police personnel in the city for the smooth organisation of Kartikeswar puja that commences November 23. A decision to this effect was taken at a preparatory meeting for the festival recently. This year, Lord Kartikeswar would be worshipped at 87 puja pandals across the city,...

CP goes all out to ensure safe Baliyatra

Cuttack: Revellers can hope to enjoy the Baliyatra this year with peace of mind as the Commissionerate Police has come up with a foolproof plan to ensure safety and security of the hoppers at the fairground. As many as 32 platoons of police would be deployed at the fairground. And aid posts would be put in place...

Indurekha Nanda spread awareness on organic farming

The organic way

It is well-known now that the vegetables and fruits we buy at the stores are grown with a generous application of chemicals and fertilisers. In fact, this is believed to be a major reason behind the growing number of cancer cases. There are few places in the state, apart from Phulbani and Rayagada, where vegetables are grown...

Bus falls off bridge; many feared dead

Bhubaneswar: Many people are feared dead after the bus in which they had been travelling from Talcher fell off the Mahanadi bridge in Jagatpur area after hitting a bull Tuesday. Meanwhile, expressing grief over the incident, Health Minister Pratap Jena said adequate fire and health personnel besides police were at the site for search and rescue operations....

Subash Chandra Jena has been working tirelessly to keep Paika martial art alive

Lone warrior

The Paik Rebellion, also known as Paika Bidroha, of 1817 was the first armed rebellion against the British in Odisha. The Paikas rose in rebellion under their leader Bakshi Jagabandhu, projecting Jagannath as the symbol of Odia unity. The Paikas were the traditional militia of Odisha. They served as warriors and were charged with policing functions during...

Online video market to reach $5 billion in India by 2023: Report

Mumbai: The market for over-the-top (OTT) content, which is video content that is delivered over the Internet as an alternative to traditional media, will reach $5 billion in India by 2023, from $5 billion in 2018, according to a new report Tuesday. This growth is being driven by rising affluence, increase in penetration of data into rural...

Inter-state dacoit gang busted, 12 held

Inter-state dacoit gang busted, 12 held

Rourkela: In a major crackdown, the Rourkela police in Sundargarh district arrested 12 inter-state dacoits for their alleged involvement in motorcycle lifting and chain snatching. The police team also seized 31 motorbikes, an auto-rickshaw and gold chains worth lakhs of rupees from their possession. At a press meet here, Panposh SDPO P Sahu said a joint team...

Mexico’s highest honour for Indian academic

New Delhi: In a first for an Indian academic, Professor S.P. Ganguly, a well-known Hispanist who headed the Centre for Spanish and Latin American Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University here, has been awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest civilian honour given to a foreigner by Mexico. Ganguly was decorated with the striking...

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