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Odisha Assembly Speaker asks minister to fix paddy procurement woes

Bhubaneswar: Speaker S N Patro Wednesday directed Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain to convene a meeting of the district officials and MLAs to resolve the problems of paddy procurement. The Speaker gave the direction after members cutting across party lines, expressed serious concern during the Question Hour and Zero Hour about the problems faced by the farmers in selling their paddy due to the introduction of token...

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Narendra Modi drops in at ‘Hunar Haat’; relishes ‘litti-chokha’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during a surprise visit to 'Hunar Haat'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit Wednesday to ‘Hunar Haat’ at Rajpath where he interacted with artisans and relished ‘litti-chokha’ and ‘kulhad’ tea. Soon after chairing a meeting of the Union Cabinet, the PM reached Rajpath where ‘Hunar Haat’ is being organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. Officials of the ministry were surprised when they came to know about Modi’s visit, sources in the government said....

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Eviction for Jaydev Vihar-Patia new route hits roadblock

Bhubaneswar: Scores of Salia Sahi slum dwellers here took to streets in protest against the eviction that began Wednesday for a six-lane parallel road between Jaydev Vihar and Patia Square to ease traffic congestion. The eviction drive was being carried out by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in collaboration with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Commissionerate Police to facilitate a vacant lane for the emergency vehicles, which get stuck in traffic congestion...

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Coronavirus will have some impact on Indian industries: Shaktikanta Das

New Delhi: The coronavirus outbreak will have a limited impact on India but the global GDP and trade will definitely get affected due to the large size of the Chinese economy, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said Wednesday. Only a couple of sectors in India are likely to see some disruptions but alternatives are being explored to overcome those issues, stated Das. The deadly virus has brought a large part of the...

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Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet offer condolences

Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet offer condolences

Chennai: After a tragic accident took place on the sets of Indian 2, actors Kamal Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal have offered condolences. Three persons of the film's unit died in an accident when a crane fell on them while constructing a set Wednesday. The accident happened at EVP Film City near here, injuring nine others. Kamal tweeted...

Mahesh Babu unveils statue of veteran Telugu actor Vijaya Nirmala

Mahesh Babu unveils statue of veteran Telugu actor Vijaya Nirmala; see pics

Hyderabad: Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, along with his father, veteran actor Krishna, unveiled the statue of his stepmother and well-known actor-filmmaker Vijaya Nirmala Thursday here. The grand unveiling was done on the occasion of Vijaya Nirmala's 74th birth anniversary. Vijaya Nirmala, who had starred in over 200 films and had directed 44 in her illustrious career of...

Mahesh Babu unveils statue of veteran Telugu actor Vijaya Nirmala

BJD leader Meenakshi Mishra who set herself on fire, dies 

Berhampur/Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD women’s wing leader Meenakshi Mishra breathed her last Thursday morning at a hospital in Bhubaneswar.  She had set herself on fire in front of the office of the Berhampur Superintendent of Police (SP) nine days ago, protesting against the arrest of her son Raja. Sources said, a group of miscreants had forcibly entered into...

CWC must hold leadership elections to energise workers: Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and MP, Shashi Tharoor has urged the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to hold leadership elections to ‘energise workers and inspire voters’. Tharoor’s appeal came in support of his party colleague and former MP Sandeep Dikshit’s remarks that the biggest challenge the party faces is the ‘leadership question’. Dikshit has accused senior leaders...

Rs 38.67 crore fines collected after implementation of new MVA Act 

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has so far collected close to Rs 39 crore as fine for violation of traffic norms under the new amended Motor Vehicle Amendment (MVA) Act 2019, Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera said Thursday in the Odisha Assembly. Replying to a written question of a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA, the minister said that Rs...

Three-day police remand for former Brajrajnagar MLA Anup Sai

Three-day police remand for former Brajrajnagar MLA Anup Sai

Jharsuguda: The court of Raigarh Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in Chhattisgarh passed an order Wednesday allowing Chakradharnagar police to take former Brajrajnagar MLA Anup Sai on a three-day remand and his driver Bardhan Toppo on a one-day remand. Anup was arrested February 12 by Raigarh Police February in the double murder case of Kalpana Das and her...

BMC seals Patia Big Bazaar mall for violating parking rules

BMC seals Patia Big Bazaar mall for violating parking rules

Bhubaneswar: The Big Bazaar mall in Patia was sealed by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities Wednesday in presence of Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary and Deputy Commissioner Srimanta Mishra and other officials for not complying with statutory parking stipulations, violating fire safety norms and other not providing other facilities. The matter came into the light when BMC...

 

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