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Anguish over tree felling at Talabira mines

Bhubaneswar: The decision of the state government to destroy the green cover spread over more than 1,000 hectares of land at Talabira in Sambalpur district for a new open cast mining has raised eyebrows of the environmentalists. Local administration has started cutting down big trees to make the place fit for mining purpose. The Union and the state governments have already accorded all requisite approvals for the open cast coal mining...

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Anti-defection law anti-democracy: Tathagata

PRS president MR Madhavan, Congress MP Manish Tewari, Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary, former MP Tathagata Satpathy, former Union minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and AIMIM president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi at the discussion

New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the anti-defection law which restricts a lawmaker from expressing his/her opinion on an issue, former Lok Sabha MP Tathagata Satpathy, Thursday, termed the law ‘anti-democracy’ and accentuated that ‘the law has hollowed out the democracy from within’. Participating in a discussion on ‘Anti-Defection Law and the Whip System’ organised by the PRS Legislative here, the former MP said that it forces a member to react...

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Now, Odisha’s Agriculture department comes under Mo Sarkar

Bhubaneswar: Taking forward the 5T initiative, the state government Thursday included the departments of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment and Higher Education in the ‘Mo Sarkar’ (my government) programme. The basic objective was to provide good governance to the people under its 5T (teamwork, technology, transparency, time leading to transformation) initiative. The state government had launched ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme October 2, 2019. Though initially it was implemented in the departments of Home...

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Cycle tracks mandatory for building plan approval

Bhubaneswar: In a move to promote clean and green environment in Capital city, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has made it mandatory for all housing projects to provide infrastructure for non-motorised transport (NMT) at building and plot level. As decided in the Building Plan Committee meeting of BDA, dedicated cycle tracks should be the integral part of planning. According to the guidelines, no housing project will get approval if it fails...

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Dahuka bridge hits land acquisition roadblock

Nayagarh: Three years have elapsed since Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone of Dahuka bridge, across the River Dahuka on Nayagarh-Khandapara road but the project has not progressed beyond only three pillars. People commuting on the Nayagarh-Khandapara road are facing problems since there is a low lying narrow bridge on the stretch. Keeping this in...

Rajya Sabha MP demands national tag for Bargarh Dhanuyatra

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya urged the Centre to declare the weeklong Dhanuyatra festival of Bargarh as a national festival. To make the festival more lively and attractive, a decision has been taken to select the actors to perform in various roles for which a selection committee has been formed. The committee would have the responsibility...

Google adds spam protection in Messages app for Android users

Google adds spam protection in Messages app for Android users

San Francisco: Google has introduced a spam protection feature in its Messages app for Android users who will now get a warning about spam texts. "With Spam protection for Messages, we warn you of suspected spam and unsafe websites we've detected. If you see a suspected spam warning in Messages you can help us improve our spam...

Class IX student found pregnant in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: In yet another shocking and shameful incident, a Class IX student of a school has become pregnant in Taragaon police station area of Nabarangpur district Thursday. The matter came to the fore during a routine health checkup at the school. Authorities of the school later handed the minor girl to her family. Child Welfare Committee (CWC)...

Abhishek Kapoor to direct film on Balakot airstrike

Abhishek Kapoor to direct film on Balakot airstrike

Mumbai: Rock On!! director Abhishek Kapoor has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike. The announcement was made Friday on Twitter. "A story of grit, determination, and valour, #2019BalakotAirstrike is a tribute to the sons of India! Written & directed by...

TMC MP Mahua Moitra moves SC against Citizenship Act

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra moved the Supreme Court Friday challenging the amended Citizenship Act, according to which members of non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan facing religious persecution there will be given Indian citizenship. Moitra's counsel mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A...

Shreyas Iyer should bat at No.4 in ODIs, says Anil Kumble

New Delhi: Former India captain and spin legend Anil Kumble wants Shreyas Iyer to bat at the crucial no.4 position in the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies, which according to him, is going be a tough ‘challenge’ for the Indian bowlers. Giving his views on the upcoming three ODIs, starting Sunday, Kumble said India's bowling...

 

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