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Activist, leaders tear into AIIMS-Bhubaneswar’s Hindi diktat

Bhubaneswar: Following a report in Orissa POST highlighting a diktat by AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to its staffers for compulsory use of Hindi, political leaders and language outfit Utkal Sammilani Friday objected to the decision. Ironically, the directive was issued by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on the eve of International Mother Language Day. The president of Utkal Sammilani, Dillip Dashsharma, said he has already written a letter to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar authorities...

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Anti-CAA protest: Another Bengaluru girl shows ‘Free Kashmir’ placard, detained

Bengaluru: Another Bengaluru woman was detained for allegedly holding a placard saying 'Free Kashmir' at a demonstration in the city to protest against the arrest of college student Amulya who had purportedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA rally a day ago, a top police official said on Friday. "Arudra is being questioned at the Silver Jubilee Park police station after she was whisked away from the spot and detained for...

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20 injured as boulder falls on devotees in Sundargarh during Maha Shivratri

20 injured as boulder falls on devotees in Sundargarh

Rourkela: In a tragic incident 20 devotees including a minor were injured when a huge boulder fell on them at the Jatia Baba temple of Puturikhamana panchayat under Kuanmunda block in Sundargarh district Friday. The devotees had gathered there on the occasion of Maha Shivratri. Sources said, a large number of people had thronged the shrine Friday morning at around 11.30am to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. However tragedy struck when...

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Two arrested for attempting to rape fasting woman at Shiva temple

Kendrapara:  Two persons who allegedly attempted to rape a woman were arrested by police Friday in Kendrapara district. The 35-year-old woman, a cervical cancer patient, was observing a fasting ritual at the Shiva temple premises in Keredagada village to get cured of the disease Wednesday night when three miscreants finding her alone tried to rape her, police said Friday. However, as the woman shouted for help, the accused persons fled from...

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PM to launch Khelo India University Games

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first-ever Khelo India University Games which are being organised in Odisha Saturday. Modi will address the opening ceremony of the games via video-conferencing, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said Friday. The Khelo India University Games are being organised by the Central government in association with the Odisha government....

Activist, leaders tear into AIIMS-Bhubaneswar’s Hindi diktat

Bhubaneswar: Following a report in Orissa POST highlighting a diktat by AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to its staffers for compulsory use of Hindi, political leaders and language outfit Utkal Sammilani Friday objected to the decision. Ironically, the directive was issued by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on the eve of International Mother Language Day. The president of...

Nesco thanks poverty stricken man for paying outstanding bill

Nesco snaps supply to 3732 consumers

Balasore: The North Electricity Supply Company (Nesco) intensified the disconnection drive against defaulting consumers in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts. As many as 132 squads have been deployed for the purpose. Over last four days, the discom has collected over Rs 5.37 crore from 20, 221 consumers. According to the company, Rs. 7.035 crore is...

Centre superintendents to face music for CCTV damage

Bhubaneswar: Two days after the incident of MIL Odia question paper leak during the ongoing HSC examination, the state government, Friday, said it would take stern action against the centre superintendents concerned after reports crop up that CCTVs installed at some of the exam centres have reportedly been damaged “intentionally”. School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan...

Hilarious video of Bengaluru cops learning Zumba dance goes viral

New Delhi: A hilarious video of police personnel from Bengaluru's northeast division grooving to Samba beats during a Zumba training programme has gone viral, leaving the Twitterati amused. The Bangalore City Police shared the video with the caption, "Rhythmic stress buster -- Zumba program for Police personnel of North-East Division." The video features 750 police personnel enjoying...

Cracks of division emerge at Shaheen Bagh over leadership

New Delhi: The anti-CAA protest has been continuing in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh for over two months. While the protesters are united over their demand to withdraw the new law, there are differences among them over the protest's leadership. Discord among protesters over the protest's future strategy can also be seen. As the protest continues, differences among protesters...

Wipro Digital buys US firm Rational Interaction

Bengaluru: Global software major Wipro's digital arm Friday said it acquired US-based Rational Interaction to enhance its customer experience offerings. "The acquisition will scale our digital offerings to chief marketing officers, connecting Rational's ability to map the customer journey with our ability to design and build experiences at global scale," Wipro Digital said in a statement. According...

Hate Story 4 actress Ihana Dhillon dazzles in black

Mumbai: Ihana Dhillon loves wowing fans with her fashion statements, and she was recently seen doing the same with a photo-op where she turns on the heat in a yellow dress and sporty shoes. The "Hate Story 4" actress's simple yet sexy look is quite a contrast to her intriguing and complicated role in "Hate Story 4",...

MGNREGS fails to achieve target in Khaira

Khaira: The Centre-sponsored labor-intensive Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee scheme has allegedly flopped in Khaira block of Balasore even though the administration has been conducting routine reviews of its execution. Social audits are conducted to gauge feedback of job card holders and the status of the projects being carried out. According to reports, the administration held public...

 

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