Free smartphones for women SHGs

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to make women digitally empowered, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said the state will provide free smartphones to all women self-help groups under Mission Shakti. Addressing a seminar on women entrepreneurship at Make in Odisha Conclave here, Naveen said, “Women in Odisha have come a long...

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California wildfires toll climbs to 58, over 130 missing

San Francisco: The death toll from the three raging wildfires in California has increased to 58, while authorities have continued their search for more human remains and also track down 130 people who remain unaccounted for. The majority of the missing were reported from the town of Paradise, where the Northern California's Camp Fire, deemed as the worst wildfire in the US state's history, started on the morning November 8, CNN...

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Key Indian equity indices open in green

Mumbai: The key Indian equity market indices Thursday opened in green but on a flat note following a muted trend in global markets. The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,141.99 Wednesday, opened marginally higher at 35,145.75. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 35,166.56, up by 24.57 points, or 0.07 per cent. At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 50-scrip Nifty, which had closed at...

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Ghata Paribartan fiasco: SJTA action refreshes tiff over Daru selection

Puri: The initiation of action against 11 Srimandir servitors with regard to the Ghata Paribartan fiasco of 2015 has triggered allegations and counter-allegations between a Maharana (carpenter) servitor and Daita Niyog. Senior Maharana servitor Krushna Chandra Maharana Wednesday claimed that the Daru (holy logs) selected for the construction of idols during the Nabakalebara festival were not up to the mark. “We had raised the issue with then Shree Jagannath temple chief...

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1200 to show-case wrestling talent at JN Indoor Stadium

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma Wednesday inaugurated the logo and mascot for the third edition of All India Judo Cluster tournament to be held at JN Indoor Stadium here from November 15. Addressing the curtain raiser for the event being organised by Odisha Police, Sharma said, “This event involves the prestige of Odisha Police. So, we will make sure that there must not be any slackness and disorganisation...

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Make in Odisha big draw for youngsters

Bhubaneswar: The Make in Odisha Conclave has provided a platform not only for business and investment activities, it has also attracted students and youngsters to spend time and learn things. The expo has provided a platform for companies from as varied sectors as IT, agriculture, banking, fashion designing and robotics who provide information on youth centric products....

4,916 children rehabilitated through ‘Khoya Paya’: WCD

New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry Wednesday said 4,916 children have been rehabilitated through the missing children track portal 'Khoya Paya' till November 8. Launched in 2015, the Khoya Paya portal is a citizen based website which has been developed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) and the Department of Electronics and...

Yogi among BJP leaders to ride bikes for support for party

Lucknow: Senior BJP office-bearers, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will be riding bikes across the state to mobilise support from each of the 80 parliamentary constituencies from Saturday, an official spokesman said Wednesday. 'Kamal Sandesh bike rallies' would witness senior party leaders riding bikes and touching each booth in the state. THe CM's deputies -- Keshav Prasad...

Investment intents worth Rs 1,412cr in agri marketing

Bhubaneswar: On the fourth day of the ongoing Make in Odisha (MiO) Conclave here Wednesday, the state government received investment intents worth Rs 1,412 crore, cooperation minister Surya Narayan Patro said. Briefing the media, Patro said, the government has received intent of investments worth Rs 300 crore from Reliance Retail while ITC has promised Rs 520 crore...

California wildfires toll climbs to 58, over 130 missing

San Francisco: The death toll from the three raging wildfires in California has increased to 58, while authorities have continued their search for more human remains and also track down 130 people who remain unaccounted for. The majority of the missing were reported from the town of Paradise, where the Northern California's Camp Fire, deemed as the...

Key Indian equity indices open in green

Mumbai: The key Indian equity market indices Thursday opened in green but on a flat note following a muted trend in global markets. The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,141.99 Wednesday, opened marginally higher at 35,145.75. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 35,166.56, up by 24.57 points, or 0.07 per cent....

Plaints over online Mahaprasad sale

Puri: The SJTA and the Singhadwar police Wednesday received two complaints alleging that a firm has issued an advertisement to sell Mahaprasad online. The advertisement on social media mentions the name of the website as www.puribhog.com. It carries an address of its promoter, two phone numbers and a rate chart for Mahaprasad. As per the complaints filed...

Deepika-Ranveer wedding kept ‘private affair’

New Delhi: After months of courtship, the wedding ceremony of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh finally got underway in Italy’s scenic Lake Como Wednesday but the actor couple kept things fiercely private leaving the celebrity media breathlessly waiting for information. In the best traditions of a celebrity wedding – think George and Amal Clooney maybe – the...

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Shresht spell goes in vain

Cuttack: Shresth Singh (6/76) bagged a six-wicket haul but his efforts went in vain as Odisha played out a draw against Bihar in their third Vijay Merchant Trophy U-16 cricket tournament at the Bidanasi Ground here, Wednesday. However, the colts secured three points to Bihar’s one, following their first inning lead. This was the hosts’ second successive...

Shivam Mavi (C) celebrates with UP teammates after dismissing an Odisha batsman, Wednesday

Basanta hopeful of an Odisha fightback

Bhubaneswar: Odisha are on a verge of defeat after losing seven wickets for 180 runs in their second essay but senior pacer Basant Mohanty feels that there is still a chance for them in the final day. “I think there is still a chance. We still have three wickets in hand and if we can get around...

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