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One dead in BPIA building collapse

Bhubaneswar: The roof of an under-construction building collapsed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here leaving one person dead and injuring another, police said Saturday. The under-construction building linking Terminal 1 with Terminal 2 collapsed Friday night. The person was killed after being trapped under the collapsed roof, according to...

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Many feared trapped as BPIA building caves in

Bhubaneswar: Several people are feared trapped under debris when an under-construction building linking Terminal I and II at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here collapsed late Friday night,  sources said, adding no casualties have been reported. The structure that came crashing was being refurbished. The budget outlay for the renovation has been pegged at Rs 87.21 crore. It would have enhanced the capacity of the terminals to 3.5 million passengers per...

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Krushi Odisha: Govt procured 1,800 qtls of millet in 2018-19

Bhubaneswar: The state government has been able to procure 1,800 quintals of millet from producers in 2018-19 financial year, the state government told the media here, Friday, and claimed that Millet Mission aimed at bringing the cereal onto the plates of the people is on the right track. Addressing the concluding Day of Krushi Odisha 2019 here, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Secretary Saurabh Garg said, “The Odisha government has procured 1,800...

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Not “bijli, sadak, paani”, JP Nadda only talks Art 370, CAA and Triple Talaq

New Delhi: BJP''s new President J.P. Nadda may have been addressing rallies for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election, but it's the CAA, Triple Talaq, Article 370 that rule the discourse. While Nadda may have started his speech with the issue of regularisation of Delhi's illegal colonies, soon he steered to BJP''s familiar territories. "In our country, if we can abolish sati pratha, child marriage, dowry and other such atrocities against...

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Socially relevant films force the audience to think

(A still from Lorni) Set in contemporary Shillong the film revolves around an aspiring detective played by actor Adil Hussain.

BHUBANESWAR: The second day of the Indian Film Festival Bhubaneswar (IFFB) showcased many contemporary movies that touch on the issues which are relevant in the country today. People gathered in large numbers to experience the beauty of contemporary Indian cinema. Out of all the movies that were screened on second day of the festival, two movies attracted the most attention. They are Aani Maani and Lorni: The Flaneur. Lorni: The Flaneur,...

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Ben Stokes apologises for angry exchange with fan despite ‘repeated abuse’

Johannesburg: England star Ben Stokes apologised Friday for his angry exchange with a fan during the fourth and final Test against South Africa but claimed he was the victim of ‘repeated abuse’. Stokes described his reaction at the Wanderers as ‘unprofessional’. English cricket chiefs, however, claimed staff and players were also subjected to ‘personal abuse during and...

Farmers in Bhadrak await compensation

Farmers in Bhadrak await compensation

Bhadrak: Harvesting of kharif paddy is almost over in Bhadrak district, but the farmers affected by cyclone Bulbul have not yet received their input subsidies. Its delay has caused deep resentment among farmers, a report said. It was alleged that the administration has not yet finalized the list of affected farmers while officials had received loads of...

Xiaomi top, Vivo grabs second place in Indian smartphone market

New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo created history by grabbing the second spot in the Indian smartphone market for the first time in the fourth quarter of the calendar year 2019. Vivo captured 21 per cent market share to reach the second spot as Samsung slipped to third place with 19 per cent market share. Xiaomi was...

Crossing river routine for these school-going kids

Crossing river routine for these school-going kids

Lanjigarh: Crossing a river to reach school every day may sound impossible for children in urban areas, but for those in villages under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi district it is an everyday life. Children of remote villages in the block cross the river daily to reach school. River Ret separates five villages under Lanjigarh block from the...

450 new revenue circles coming up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure timely delivery of revenue related services, state government has planned to create 450 new revenue circles. According to Revenue and Disaster Management department sources, there are 2,279 revenue circles across the state. Though there is a need for revenue circles in many areas of the state, only 229 such circles have...

Only a crisis can tell

Dhanada Kanta Mishra The front page of ‘South China Morning Post’ at Hong Kong, in the first week of January, was chock-a-block with news of a strange new viral infection. Wuhan in China’s Hubei province had detected about 44 cases of the mystery infection and another 120 odd people were placed under observation. In Hong Kong, there...

One dead in BPIA building collapse

Bhubaneswar: The roof of an under-construction building collapsed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here leaving one person dead and injuring another, police said Saturday. The under-construction building linking Terminal 1 with Terminal 2 collapsed Friday night. The person was killed after being trapped under the collapsed roof, according to the police. The victim has been identified...

 

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