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Sale of fake eggs in city

Bhubaneswar: Fake eggs are back in the city after 2017. They are on sale too for some strange reasons. Consumers who mistakenly bought such eggs Sunday alleged that these eggs are made of plastic-like material. They are found to be...

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Chandrayaan-2 has a perfect lift off

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Setting in place India’s bid to return to the moon, the Indian space agency’s heavy lift rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), carrying the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport Monday afternoon. At exactly 2.43 pm, the Rs 375 crore...

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Slow UG cabling works irk denizens

Bhubaneswar: With the authorities envisaging to achieve another ambitious project, shop owners and residents along the Janpath Marg are facing a harrowing time due to ongoing deep excavation works for laying power lines along the lanes. Executed by the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) the work of laying underground power cable is underway from Ram Mandir to Vani Vihar. Started from mid June, the works of deep excavation has caused...

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Inept handling of human rights cell in state police

Bhubaneswar: The police force which is a key instrument of the state government in maintaining the law- and-order machinery is invariably accused of high-handedness while dealing with persons in custody. The officers in the department are vested with the authority to help them perform their duties smoothly in the interest of governance. However, infusing fear of punitive action against the officials found guilty of violating basic rights of the hapless citizens...

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BJP wooing rival members to boost its numbers in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The BJP is in an overdrive to get the better of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, winning over members of rival parties in the last few weeks to boost its numbers in the Upper House. Four of the six Telugu Desam Party MPs in the Rajya Sabha recently joined the BJP. One Samajwadi Party member, Neeraj Shekhar from Uttar Pradesh, quit his seat to join the saffron party, which...

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds heroes of Kargil war

New Delhi: Lauding the heroes of the Kargil war, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Sunday he will do his best to ensure that no harm comes to the pride and honour of the soldiers. Addressing a gathering of war veterans, Kargil war widows and others at an event held here to commemorate 20 years of ‘Operation Vijay’, Rajnath Singh said, “Whatever we can do to honour our martyrs is less. We...

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The cricketer-turned-politician said this while addressing a gathering of Pakistani-Americans at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington DC Sunday.

Imran Khan working on developing ‘world’s best cricket team’

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised Pakistani-Americans that he is working on a plan to develop the ‘best cricket team of the world’ following the debacle of the country in the recently-concluded ICC World Cup in the UK. The cricketer-turned-politician said this while addressing a gathering of Pakistani-Americans at Capital One Arena in downtown Washington...

Junior engineer in Vigilance net while accepting bribe

Keonjhar: Vigilance sleuths Monday arrested Bibhuti Bhusan Pradhan, a junior engineer (JE) of Saharapada block in Keonjhar district on the charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 7,500 for passing the final bill on a project which has recently been completed. According to sources, Pradhan had demanded the bribe from contractor Hemant Mahanta to pass a bill related...

Peter McNamara

Former Aussie Wimbledon doubles champion Peter McNamara passes away

Sydney: Former Australian tennis player Peter McNamara has died from cancer at the age of 64. McNamara, who formed a successful doubles pair with compatriot Paul McNamee, reached a career ranking high of No. 7 in 1983. The Melbourne-born star died Monday. While he is best remembered for his doubles partnership with McNamee, McNamara beat American great...

Kangana to play a spy in 'Dhaakad'

Kangana to play a spy in ‘Dhaakad’

New Delhi: Actress Kangana Ranaut is set play a spy in the upcoming heroine-centric action thriller, ‘Dhaakad’. "'Dhaakad' is an action film and it is (a) big film. For us, it's like venturing into a genre that is absolutely missing in Hindi films. It is something of a thriller -- intriguing and more of like a spy...

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh

Congress members create massive uproar, Rajya Sabha disrupted

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Monday witnessed chaotic scenes, with Congress members tearing papers and throwing them in the air. Amid the massive uproar, the House Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh adjourned the proceedings. It was the third disruption during the day. The members stormed the space near the Chair protesting on the twin issues of the...

Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha wants Priyanka Gandhi as Congress chief

Patna: Actor-turned-politician and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha Monday backed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s name for leading the party. “It’s my humble appeal that she would be apt as the party president to lead ahead. It will be a shot in the arm,” Sinha tweeted. Sinha said Priyanka’s leadership will be a boost for the Congress party in particular...

'The Lion King' has a 65.19 cr weekend in India

‘The Lion King’ has a 65.19 cr weekend in India

Mumbai: Simba and Mufasa are having a gala time in India. Disneys new production of ‘The Lion King’ opened to a weekend collection of over Rs 65 crore at the domestic box office. Jon Favreau has recreated the 1994 Disney classic of the same name, to bring back the adventures of Simba, the lion cub who is...

Celebs send love for ‘supergirl’ Hima Das

New Delhi: Actors Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Anushka Sharma and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur were among numerous Bollywood celebrities who congratulated ace sprinter Hima Das for clinching five gold medals in Europe over the month of July. The 19-year-old athlete's latest gold medal win came on Saturday in Prague, where she clocked a season-best timing of...

Factory worker severely beats up minor boy

Bhubaneswar: A 12-year-old boy from Jharkhand was severely beaten up by the owner of a chowmein factory late in the evening, Sunday. The incident took place in Adityanagar locality under Sunderpada Airfield Police limits. The boy was thrashed for neglecting his duty. Locals spotted the badly bruised boy crying and informed the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) office.The...

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