Tusker batters farmer to death in Dhenkanal

Parajang: An elderly farmer was battered to death by a tusker while he had gone to work at his farm early Friday morning at Palasahi village under Parajang block in Dhenkanal district. The deceased has been identified as Bauribandhu Sahu alias Bauri. According to reports, the pachyderm had strayed into Sahu’s...

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Activist Trupti Desai reaches Kerala, unable to exit airport as protesters swell

Kochi: Activist Trupti Desai has reached the International Airport in the early hours of Friday to visit the Sabarimala temple but she could not come out of the domestic terminal following protest by devotees opposing the entry of menstrual women into the Lord Ayyappa temple. Tension prevailed at the airport as protesters announced that Desai and her colleagues, who reached here at around 4.40 am from Pune, would not be allowed...

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Delhi govt invites Krishna to perform in national capital Nov 17: Dy CM Sisodia

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Friday announced Delhi government's invitation to Carnatic music vocalist TM Krishna, whose concert in the city was scrapped by the Airport Authority of India (AAI), to perform in Delhi November 17 and said no artist should be denied an opportunity to perform. After Krishna's November 17 concert to be held at Nehru Park was cancelled by AAI, the AAP government had Thursday stepped in...

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Afridi’s comments on Kashmir endorsed by Pak citizens: Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Friday latched on to former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's remarks that his country "does not want Kashmir" and said all sane Pakistanis would endorse the view. The Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', said Pakistan's government and military chief gave more impetus on trying to harm India than governing the country as a result of which it has to seek external financial aid even 70...

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Doodle ‘Arecibo’ celebrates humanity’s first message into space

New Delhi: In 1974, scientists sent humankind's first, three-minute long interstellar radio message - the Arecibo Message - and 44 years later, Google Friday celebrated the feat with a Doodle. The Arecibo message is a 1974 interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star "cluster M13" 25,000 light years away, with a hope that extraterrestrial intelligence might receive and decipher it. The message was sent...

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Medicine dumped in hospital backyard raises local concern

Basta: Medicine meant to be provided to patients for free of cost are found dumped in the backyard of a hospital. The poor state of affairs has been reported from Basta hospital in Balasore district. Some locals spotted iron tablets, syrups and other medicines dumped in the backyard of the 50-bedded hospital which clearly reflects carelessness of...

13 hurt, 4 critical as mini-truck turns turtle

Bonai: At least 13 persons sustained injuries while four of them were critically hurt when a mini-truck carrying them overturned near Bhaludungan at Bonai in Sundargarh district late Thursday night. According to reports, the mishap occurred when 30 people of Tumermunda village of Gurundia panchayat were returning home to their village after attending a programme at Bisra...

Severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ makes landfall in TN

Nagapattinam/Chennai: Over 80,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas as severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' crossed Tamil Nadu's coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam early Friday, bringing with in heavy rains in coastal regions. Gusty winds due to the cyclonic storm resulted in hundreds of trees and electricity poles being uprooted in Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts. As the...

Afridi’s comments on Kashmir endorsed by Pak citizens: Sena

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Friday latched on to former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's remarks that his country "does not want Kashmir" and said all sane Pakistanis would endorse the view. The Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', said Pakistan's government and military chief gave more impetus on trying to harm India than governing the country...

Tusker batters farmer to death in Dhenkanal

Tusker batters farmer to death in Dhenkanal

Parajang: An elderly farmer was battered to death by a tusker while he had gone to work at his farm early Friday morning at Palasahi village under Parajang block in Dhenkanal district. The deceased has been identified as Bauribandhu Sahu alias Bauri. According to reports, the pachyderm had strayed into Sahu’s brinjal farm late Thursday night in search...

Dawn to dusk bandh cripples Belpahar station

Jharsuguda: Modernisation of Belpahar railway station and stoppage of three trains being the principal ones out of six top proposals, a dawn to dusk bandh is being observed at Belpahar in Jharsuguda district Friday. The bandh call has been given by Belpahar Citizen Forum. Owing to the bandh, normal life has been thrown out of gear, with...

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone debut as Mr & Mrs

Mumbai: The hide and seek got over as Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, after two days of wedding ceremonies in the far and dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy, unveiled their first look as a married couple to the public on Thursday, immensely pleasing their army of fans. Both Deepika and Ranveer shared two images...

Boars destroy paddy crop, farmers worried

Kendrapara: With the harvesting season approaching, farmers staying near the Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) have approached forest personnel seeking steps to prevent entry of the animals into farms. Boars have started entering farms and are destroying the mature paddy crop. Bijay Kumar Parida, ACF-cum-in-charge of Mahakalapara forest range, said farmers from Batighar GP have complained that wild...

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