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Riots in Delhi

New Delhi: The violence affecting some segments of northeast Delhi – especially Chand Bagh, Jaffrabad, Karawal Nagar, and Maujpur segments – claiming death of 13 people and over 150 sustaining injuries does not augur well for the image and pride that the national capital has come to command, especially in...

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Soil erosion, timber smuggling take a toll on casuarinas

Bhograi: Casuarinas are said to be a deterrent against cyclones in coastal pockets, but sea erosion and timber smuggling have been taking a toll on this tree species here in Balasore district. The forest department is allegedly doing little to save the forests, a report said. As the forests are on decline, some areas along the coast have become vulnerable to cyclonic storms. Another impact of the fall in casuarina cover...

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25,623 acres of Jagannath land not reclaimed yet

Bhubaneswar: A total of 25,623 acres of land in the name of Puri Lord Jagannath in Odisha is yet to be reclaimed by the temple administration, said Law Minister Pratap Jena Tuesday. Replying to a question, the minister told the State Assembly that the total landed property owned by Lord Jagannath of Puri has been detected around 60,427 acres with over 77,356 plots. The minister said out of the total land...

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Donald Trump woos India Inc to invest in US, promises easing of regulations

Mukesh Ambani has something to tell US president Donald Trump

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump wooed Indian industry leaders Tuesday to invest more in America. He promised to reduce more regulations in his country as he looked for overseas investment to boost the economy there. Speaking at a high-profile CEO round-table which included captains of the Indian industry such as Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and Aditya Birla Group chairman...

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ILS’ turmeric-based wound healing drug to hit markets soon

Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Tuesday, transferred a technology for production of curcumin sponge for wound healing for commercialisation on the concluding day of a conclave on ‘Science and Technology Interventions for Welfare of Tribal Population’ at the institute premises here. The ILS has been working for the last few years on developing the product and demonstrated the efficacy of curcumin encapsulated in chitosan and alginate polymers for cure...

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Soil erosion, timber smuggling take a toll on casuarinas

Bhograi: Casuarinas are said to be a deterrent against cyclones in coastal pockets, but sea erosion and timber smuggling have been taking a toll on this tree species here in Balasore district. The forest department is allegedly doing little to save the forests, a report said. As the forests are on decline, some areas along the coast...

Riots in Delhi

New Delhi: The violence affecting some segments of northeast Delhi – especially Chand Bagh, Jaffrabad, Karawal Nagar, and Maujpur segments – claiming death of 13 people and over 150 sustaining injuries does not augur well for the image and pride that the national capital has come to command, especially in the aftermath of recently concluded assembly elections...

Over 80% businesses have security concerns on 5G network: Accenture

New Delhi: Eight in 10 businesses believe that 5G will be the most revolutionary network evolution but they still have concerns about the technologys security, an Accenture study said Tuesday. The survey found that four in five respondents (79 per cent) believe that 5G will have a significant impact on their organization — including 57 per cent...

Stone mafia gives a fig to Sec 144

Khaira: Even though prohibitory orders under Section 144 of IPC have been put in place at Sarisua hills in Balasore, it has not deterred stone mafia from carrying out their illegal stone mining, a report said. Acting on a tip-off, Crime Branch STF from Cuttack raided the area for two days – Sunday and Monday. The team...

Lanjigarh is still reeling under darkness & it’s been 3 months

Bhawanipatna: Lanjigarh town in Kalahandi district has been reeling under darkness for the last three months after a goods truck hit the supply line to the town and snapped the power supply to the households, a report said Tuesday. Lack of power supply has worsened the situation as the authorities are yet to restore power supply to...

Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Thappad’ gets tax waiver in Madhya Pradesh

Indore: The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh announced Tuesday a three-month exemption from the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) to the upcoming Taapsee Pannu-starrer film Thappad. The film which is directed by Anubhav Sinha, deals with the issue of domestic violence and is set to release Friday. A top official of the Commercial Tax Department said...

 

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