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MLAs in holiday mood on poll eve

Bhubaneswar: A day before the Patkura Assembly election, several legislators cutting across political hues were found abstaining from the Legislative Assembly debates Friday apparently to campaign their respective party candidates. Right from the Question Hour Friday, the thin presence of the elected representatives exposed the priorities of the legislators. As...

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Neapolitan Pizza: Intangible property for humanity

Authentic Neapolitan pizza has finally come to the City. Italian oven maker and pizza connoisseur Marco Cappiotti was in the city to construct a wood fire oven at Brick & Clay. In an exclusive conversation with Dipti Ranjan Das of Orissa POST, he explains the subtleties of preparing delectable Italian pizzas. Excerpts: Tell us about the origin of pizza. Pizza is one of the oldest delicacies in the world. It is...

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Discretionary Quota row: Govt mum over action taken against netas, babus

Bhubaneswar: The state government, which always makes tall claims of transparency in governance, is reluctant to provide information sought under Right to Information (RTI) Act on Discretionary Quota (DQ) issue. It seems that the ‘3T or 5T mantra’ of this government has remained as a slogan only. The General Administration (GA) department, which is headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has denied information sought through an RTI plea filed to know...

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Government introduces bill to amend RTI Act

New Delhi: The Centre introduced Friday a bill in Lok Sabha to amend the RTI Act, seeking to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners amid vehement protests by opposition members. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh tabled the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, asserting it will lead to ease of delivery of RTI...

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Governor cannot dictate Assembly proceedings: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy tells Supreme Court

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved Friday the Supreme Court stating that Governor Vajubhai Vala cannot dictate to the Assembly the manner in which the debate on the confidence motion has to be taken up. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy questioned the deadlines set by the Governor one after another to complete the trust vote, and also sought clarification on the apex court’s July 17 order which said that the...

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NSG commando booked for molesting minor girl

NSG commando booked for molesting minor girl

Gurugram: A case has been registered against a National Security Guard (NSG) commando for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl in the force's Manesar campus, an official said Friday. An FIR under the POCSO act has been registered against the commando -- Parminder Kumar. July 15, Kumar allegedly stopped the girl when she was returning home and took...

Over 2.38 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 19 days

Over 2.38 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 19 days

Jammu: Over 2.38 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra during the last 19 days as another batch of 4,094 yatris left Jammu Saturday for the cave shrine in Kashmir Valley, officials said. Since the Yatra began July 1, a total of 2,38,974 pilgrims had 'darshan' at the cave shrine. Police said another batch of 4,094...

Here you can get girlfriends on rent

In China, single people are often subjected to tough lectures from relatives keen on reinforcing the importance of marriage and securing the family blood line. Some singles resort to hiring fake girlfriends to appease their parents. But an explosion in smartphone use in recent years means one can now pay for such a date through a handful...

Neapolitan Pizza: Intangible property for humanity

Authentic Neapolitan pizza has finally come to the City. Italian oven maker and pizza connoisseur Marco Cappiotti was in the city to construct a wood fire oven at Brick & Clay. In an exclusive conversation with Dipti Ranjan Das of Orissa POST, he explains the subtleties of preparing delectable Italian pizzas. Excerpts: Tell us about the origin...

Karenjit Kaur became Sunny Leone with the help of this man

Karenjit Kaur became Sunny Leone with the help of this man

Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone almost always remains in limelight. Apart from acting, Sunny is now also known as a businesswoman. Recently, she launched many cosmetic products in the market. In an interview, Sunny revealed about her personal life, family and her husband. She praised his husband Daniel Weber as the most important part of her life. According to the...

Govt admits to harassment of girls in SC/ST schools

Bhubaneswar: The cases of harassment of female inmates studying at the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe residential schools in Odisha seem to be going unabated in the state as, according to the government’s estimates every year, more than one girl becomes pregnant in such institutions. The SC and ST welfare department, in their written submission before the Odisha Assembly,...

This is why these actors rejected advertisements worth crores

This is why these actors rejected advertisements worth crores

Apart from earning big bucks from doing movies, Hindi film actors bring home very fat pay cheques courtesy of big money endorsement deals. However, there are some actors who refused to become brand ambassadors for a few companies citing moral and ethical reasons. Here’s a list of actors who refused eye watering deals: Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar is...

ED attaches property of Dewas

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 3.10 crore of Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd (DMPL), Bengaluru, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) regarding a case where the company promised to deliver multimedia services to the ISRO and its commercial arm Antrix Corp Ltd. The attached proceeds of crime are in the...

Tanishq showcases Ahalya, Rivaah collections in city

Bhubaneswar: Tanishq, India’s trusted jewellery brand Friday showcased its new collection of the season Ahalya and another collection the Rivaah, at a city hotel. The event was inaugurated by Arun Narayan, AVP and Business Head at Titan Company Ltd. With the Ahalya collection, the brand aims to remind every woman of her ‘tej’ — the inner radiance,...

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