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RIL, Tatas, Vedanta promise big

Vedanta and Aditya Birla Group line up nearly Rs 15K cr each while JSPL and Tatas declare to raise their investment in steel plants to Rs 1 lakh crore each Bhubaneswar: Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani Monday announced an investment of Rs 3,000 crore in the state over next...

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Jumbo deaths: SC seeks response from state govt

New Delhi: Expressing concern over the state’s lackadaisical attitude towards protection of wildlife, the Supreme Court Monday directed the state government to file its response on the steps it has taken to prevent man-elephant conflict and cruelty against elephants. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta directed the Odisha government to file a reply in two weeks on a petition filed by Prerna Bindra against alleged state-sponsored cruelty against animals. “The state of Odisha has to file its...

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No stone removed or added at Konark temple: ASI

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Monday clarified that it had neither removed any sculpture stones from the Konark temple nor had it attempted to place new stones at the temple. The ASI response came a day after the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) expressed displeasure over maintenance of the Sun Temple by the ASI team, and complained to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma regarding the matter....

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CM appeals to biz barons to work together

Bhubaneswar: Inaugurating the plenary session of MIO Conclave 2018, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday urged industry barons to come and join hands with state government to make Odisha a manufacturing hub of South Asia. “We look forward to interact with you all and deliberate upon the vast opportunities that Odisha offers and how we can work together towards developing Odisha as a Manufacturing Hub of South Asia,” Naveen said. He appealed...

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Woman editor comes out in defence of Akbar

New Delhi: The Sunday Guardian Editor Joyeeta Basu Monday put up a strong defence for former Union Minister MJ Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists. Appearing in a Delhi court as a complainant witness in the defamation case filed by Akbar against woman journalist Priya Ramani, Basu said the defamatory tweets by Ramani had irreparably damaged Akbar's reputation. Basu told Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar...

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Sergio Aguero (10) strikes the ball past a sliding Man United defender straight into the opposition net (not in picture) at Etihad Stadium, Sunday

City win Manchester derby

London: Premier League champions Manchester City stayed two points clear at the top Sunday with a dominant 3-1 win in the derby against Manchester United. Liverpool, having beaten bottom club Fulham 2-0 at Anfield, will go into the international break in second place after receiving a favour from neighbours Everton, who held Chelsea to a goalless draw...

Change for change

The Supreme Court is to hear 40 petitions seeking a review of its ruling that removed the age restriction on the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple November 13, 2018. The restriction, it may be recalled, was for the age group of 10-50 years. In other words, menstruating women. As a matter sub-judice, none should question...

Roger Federer (R) congratulates Kei Nishikori after their match, Sunday

Federer loses to Nishikori

London: Roger Federer was handed the Sunday night prime time slot for the opening match of his 16th ATP Finals but fluffed his lines in an error-strewn 6-7(4-7), 3-6 defeat by Kei Nishikori. After Kevin Anderson had beaten Dominic Thiem in the day’s supporting act, the crowds packed into the O2 Arena and settled in for another...

State, industries join hands to promote sports

Bhubaneswar: In a novel initiative to contribute to the development of sports and support budding sportspersons in the state, the Department of Sports and Youth Services of the Government of Odisha Monday signed ten Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with leading industries and sports organisations here at the Kalinga Stadium. On this occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled...

Subhranshu Senapati walks into bat against Uttar Pradesh at KIIT Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Monday

Subhranshu avoids hosts’ humiliation

Bhubaneswar: Subhranshu Senapati (87, 136b, 14x4) scored a fighting half century to help Odisha avoid a humiliation in front of home crowd as they were bowled out for 256 from 107/5 at lunch on the opening day of their second Elite Group C match against Uttar Pradesh at the KIIT Stadium here, Monday. In reply, UP were...

BPIA hosts record number of flights

The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here seemed to have created a record with regard to landing of chartered flights at the airport on a single day. Industrialists like Mukesh Ambani, KM Birla, Anil Agarwal, Karan Adani, Naveen Jindal and others arrived here to attend the Business Leadership Summit on the Day 2 of MIO Conclave. There...

Lip-smacking Odia cuisine

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday hosted breakfast for the industry captains assembled at the MIO Conclave. Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu was the special guest at the breakfast which was attended by Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran, JSPL chairman Naveen Jindal, JSW Group chairman Sajjan Jindal, ITC Ltd MD Sanjiv...

A formidable partnership with Japan

Bhubaneswar: A seminar on Japan as part of the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 was organised here Monday, the second day of the conclave, which deliberated on business and industrial growth between the nations. The seminar was attended by key dignitaries, including Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu, state development commissioner R Balakrishnan, Indo Nissin Foods Pvt....

Ambani vows to make Odisha most digitally developed state

Bhubaneswar: Announcing his company’s future plan in the state, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani Monday said his firm is committed to making Odisha one of the most digitally developed states in the country and the world. “We are taking another step to propel Odisha further into the digital future. With JioGigaFiber, we have now begun...

XIMB flash mob enchants onlookers

BHUBANESWAR: Flash Mob, a large public gathering where participants perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, are becoming a popular form of promoting events and messages in Bhubaneswar. Such gatherings are typically oraganised through the social media. In recent times, youth from various colleges participate in such events to espouse multiple ideas. One can...

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