Basic amenities elude Mankidia tribals

Baripada: Basic amenities continue to elude members of Mankidia community residing at the foothills of Similipal and nearby forests in Mayurbhanj district. The Mankidias, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), are struggling to sustain themselves without basic facilities like healthcare, drinking...

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Curtains down on Parab

Koraput: The month-long state level tribal festival Parab 2018 came to an end here Sunday. Addressing the closing ceremony, MP Jhina Hikaka said the festival of indigenous people is a true reflection of its very soul. “It is in fact the mirror...

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CM orders probe into tree-felling

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday ordered an immediate halt to felling of trees from the community forest of Balarampur in Odapada block of Dhenkanal district and ordered the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (North) to look into the matter. The Chief Minister instructed the RDC to probe the incident in the wake...

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Australia PM slammed for ‘smutty’ comment

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced criticism following his "smutty" remarks about actress Pamela Anderson, after she asked him to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Anderson had urged Scott Morrison to bring Assange to Australia. Rejecting her plea, Morrison said he had "plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort out the issue with Pamela". Several politicians backed the actress slamming the...

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Peru ex-President seeks asylum in Uruguay

Lima: Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who is under probe for graft, has sought political asylum in Uruguay, Peru's Foreign Ministry has said. Uruguayan Ambassador Carlos Alejandro Barros on Sunday notified Lima that Garcia approached the embassy here late Saturday requesting asylum, the ministry statement said. Garcia has been barred by the court from leaving the country for 18 months as a probe is on into the charges that he took...

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Fuel prices continue to slide as global crude rates ease

New Delhi: State-run oil-marketing companies continued to cut the prices of key transport fuels -- petrol and diesel -- well into the fifth week Sunday on lower global crude oil prices. According to the Indian Oil Corp data, petrol was priced at Rs 76.71 per litre in the national capital Sunday, 20 paise lower than Saturday. Petrol prices also fell by 20 paise in Mumbai to Rs 82.23 per litre. In...

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Chhattisgarh’s dam-displaced yet to get justice

    Raigarh: Gopal Agarwal, a trader from Old Lakha village in Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh, was among more than a hundred villagers, who were displaced from their native land for the Kelo dam project a decade ago. The survey of the low-lying village and disbursement of compensation commenced in 2009 for construction of the dam project before shifting the oustees to New Lakha village on an elevated land. However, more...

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Basic amenities elude Mankidia tribals

Baripada: Basic amenities continue to elude members of Mankidia community residing at the foothills of Similipal and nearby forests in Mayurbhanj district. The Mankidias, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG), are struggling to sustain themselves without basic facilities like healthcare, drinking water, electricity, connectivity, education and housing. A glaring example is the condition of the inaccessible Khadia Colony...

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Fuel prices continue to slide as global crude rates ease

New Delhi: State-run oil-marketing companies continued to cut the prices of key transport fuels -- petrol and diesel -- well into the fifth week Sunday on lower global crude oil prices. According to the Indian Oil Corp data, petrol was priced at Rs 76.71 per litre in the national capital Sunday, 20 paise lower than Saturday. Petrol...

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