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Ujjwal, Utthan to resume in schools

Bhubaneswar: The state Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) comprising ‘Ujjwal’ and ‘Utthan’ schemes will resume in all government-run elementary schools soon. The Ujjwal programme is designed for primary classes (Classes II to V) and Utthan for upper primary classes (Classes VI to VIII). The main objective of this programme is to ensure that students have acquired grade-appropriate competence before they are taught the advanced topics in their syllabus. LEP will be conducted...

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Schools to reopen June 21, says SME dept

Bhubaneswar: With change in weather conditions, the state government has once again rescheduled the summer vacation for school students. According to a fresh notification issued by the School and Mass Education Department Thursday, the summer vacation will come to an end today. Both private and government schools will resume classes starting Friday (June 21). The state government has taken this decision in view of improved weather condition following onset of southwest...

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Odisha makes its mark in global spice markets

Bhubaneswar: India is one of the largest producer and exporter of spices in the world. It is also a big consumer of spices. We have an illustrious history of producing and exporting spices to around 80 countries. Western countries and the nations of West Asia look to India for importing spices. The country is known widely for producing high-quality spices like cumin, black pepper, cardamom, ginger, chillies and turmeric. It produces...

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Snacks trader Giria Sahu uses Shah Rukh Khan’s dialogues to woo customers

Bantala: Over the years dialogues of superstar Shah Rukh Khan have been used to woo girls, but his dialogue has also made a significant impact on many working class people. Giria Sahu, a snacks trader of Bantala in Angul district, believes in the dialogue, ‘Koi Bhi Dhanda Chota Nahin Hota Aur Dhandhe se Bada Koi Dharam Nahin Hota’ from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees. Sahu is inspired by this dialogue and follows it...

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2925 Odisha gram panchayats to have broadband: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to improve data connectivity in rural pockets of the state, Odisha government has taken up 2925 gram panchayats (GPs) for broadband connectivity through optical fiber under ‘Bharat Net’ phase-II program. The decision in this regard was taken at the state level implementation committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary AP Padhi Wednesday. Padhi asked...

Motorola launches One Vision in India for Rs 19,999

Motorola launches One Vision in India for Rs 19,999

New Delhi: Refreshing its line-up in India, Lenovo-owned Motorola Thursday launched company's One Vision smartphone with 48 MP camera and Android One OS for Rs 19,999. With an elegant, narrow design that makes it easy to hold and use with one hand, the phone boasts an industry-first 21:9 CinemaVision 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. "To maximise your movies...

Huawei, HONOR set to get Android Q update

Huawei, HONOR set to get Android Q update

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone giant Huawei and its sub-brand HONOR are slated to get the Android Q operating system (OS) update, industry sources said Thursday. In a respite for smartphone buyers, the list of phone HONOR phones that would get the OS upgrade include the newly-launched HONOR 20 series comprising HONOR 20 Pro, HONOR 20 and HONOR...

‘Mo Bus’ ridership crosses 60K mark

Bhubaneswar: There is good news for patrons of ‘Mo Bus’ as the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has achieved a consistent ridership of 60,000 passengers a day by connecting 20 major routes in Bhubaneswar, Khurda and Cuttack regions. General Manager (Personnel and Administration) Dipti Mahapatro has requested all passengers to help senior citizens, ladies and the differently-abled...

Ujjwal, Utthan to resume in schools

Bhubaneswar: The state Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) comprising ‘Ujjwal’ and ‘Utthan’ schemes will resume in all government-run elementary schools soon. The Ujjwal programme is designed for primary classes (Classes II to V) and Utthan for upper primary classes (Classes VI to VIII). The main objective of this programme is to ensure that students have acquired grade-appropriate competence...

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Ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who questioned Modi’s role in Gujarat riots sentenced to life

Jamnagar: A Gujarat court Thursday sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a three-decade-old custodial death case, finding him guilty of murder. Jamnagar District and Sessions Court Judge D.M. Vyas also awarded similar penalty to police constable Pravinsinh Jhala. The verdict came after the Supreme Court last week rejected Bhatt's application seeking fresh examination...

Elephant gets hit by train, dies

Dhenkanal: A cow elephant was killed after being hit by a train on Kaunriapal rail line under Sadar police range in this district Thursday morning. According to a source, the animal was crossing the tracks when the mishap occurred. Forest department officials reached the spot and launched an investigation on being informed. PNN

Naidu’s TDP to lose two lawmakers to BJP

New Delhi: Telugu Desam Party is in dire straits post the 17th Lok Sabha election that took place last month. Four out of six parliamentarians are all set to switch allegiance from Chandrababu Naidu’s party to BJP. Out of the four, half of them have even made their decisions public. “Yes I am leaving TDP. I will...

martyred Odia soldier Ajit Sahu cremated in Badasuanla

Martyred Odia jawan cremated, thousands offer last respects

Kamakhyanagar: The body of martyred Odia soldier Ajit Sahu was cremated Thursday afternoon at his native village Badasuanla under this block in Dhenkanal district amidst patriotic chants. Thousands of grief stricken people along with a number of government officials Thursday received his body after it arrived in Dhenkanal. A Guard of Honour was given to the fallen...

Missing man’s body found on roadside, murder suspected

Bolangir: The body of a young man was found lying near a road in Bagder village under Titlagarh police limits of Bolangir district. The deceased has been identified as Rajendra Chatra of Ghantabahali village in this district. He was missing since Wednesday evening. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of murder. His family members also...

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