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Mural artists yet to be fully paid

Bhubaneswar: Come November, it will be a year since the Capital city hosted the Hockey World Cup. While the world appreciated and endeared the aesthetics, the backroom boys are yet to be paid by the civic authority. Hired to beautify the city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had contracted eight agencies last year to do street and mural paintings. The tender floated by the BMC said payments to the artistes would...

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Most sex-change ops in state unscientific and unregulated

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Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the spurt in awareness levels among the masses relating to the third gender and their legal rights, the marginalised community in the state is still a victim of unregulated and unscientific ways of sex-change operations. Despite spending lakhs on the surgeries, the third gender population often ends up in clinics that don’t follow the scientific procedures required for such operations. High costs of such surgeries also drive the people...

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Odisha women sports fraternity laud PV Sindhu’s feat

Bhubaneswar: Odisha women’s sports fraternity hailed the magnificent show of PV Sindhu who finally won the elusive World Championship gold medal on her third attempt having failed to do so in 2017 and 2018. Odisha itself has churned out a number of international women sportspersons and here’s what they had to say regarding PV Sindhu’s feat. Dutee Chand (Gold medallist World University Games): Well no doubt, it is a great feat....

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Child labour rampant in mica mining districts of Bihar, Jharkhand: NCPCR report

New Delhi: Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in the mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar. A section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The government ordered the survey after a report by ‘Terre Des Hommes’, an international development...

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Former Odisha Chief Secretary Lalat Indu Parija no more

Cuttack: Former Chief Secretary of Odisha, Lalat Indu Parija passed away at a private hospital here Monday morning. He was 89 years old. Family sources said he suffered a cardiac arrest which led to his death. Lalat Indu Parija was the son of eminent scientist Prana Krushna Parija (Botanist). During his service period, he served as the...

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan open to play negative roles

Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor Khan is now a veteran in the Hindi film industry and the actor has said that she is game for playing layered, grey characters. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s first negative role came with ‘Fida’ in 2004 in which she portrayed a scheming woman who sets up a man to take the fall for her lover....

Google 'Nest Hub' now in India for Rs 9,999

Google ‘Nest Hub’ now in India for Rs 9,999

New Delhi: Taking on Amazon Echo Show, Google Monday launched Nest Hub, its smart speaker with screen, in India for Rs 9,999. The device is available on Flipkart, Tata Cliq, Croma, and Reliance Digital in chalk and charcoal colour options. Google Nest Hub features a 7-inch touchscreen panel and is compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Macbook...

Justin Bieber shares tips to deal with anxiety attacks

Los Angeles: Pop singer Justin Bieber has shared a few tips on how to deal with an anxiety attack. The 'Baby' singer sought treatment for depression in February and took to Instagram over the weekend to share a message from his grandmother, which details on how to cope with anxiety. He captioned the post: "My gramma just...

Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $5 mn towars preservation of Amazon rain forest

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental initiative called Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million towards the preservation of the Amazon rain forest following the wildfires. The new organisation's emergency Amazon Forest Fund is working to support local partners and indigenous communities in their efforts to protect the sensitive habitats within the Amazon, reports variety.com. The funds...

India to launch Cartosat-3 satellite

India to launch Cartosat-3 satellite

Chennai: India will launch its advanced cartography satellite, Cartosat-3, towards the end of October or early November, said K.Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). "The next launch will be cartography satellite Cartosat-3. The launch will be towards the end of October or early November this year," Sivan said. He said Cartosat-3 will be launched using the...

Bengali actress alleges harassment by petrol pump staff

Bengali actress alleges harassment by petrol pump staff

Kolkata: Bengali television actress Juhi Sengupta has alleged that she along with her parents were harassed and heckled by petrol pump employees in Kolkata. Later the issue was mutually settled with police intervention, an officer said Monday. The actress known for her stint in TV serial 'Bhojo Gobindo' shared her ordeal live through her social media account....

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