3-wheelers ‘accelerate’ pollution

With about 30,000 strong, the auto-rickshaws in the city have the largest network of small vehicle-based public transport system SCIENCE BEHIND What makes these vehicles an environmental hazard is that the three-wheeled-rickshaws are powered by small, single-cylinder diesel engines of less than 500 cc displacement....

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RD varsity celebrates its 5th foundation day

Governor Ganeshi Lal attended the event as chief guest and also inaugurated the varsity’s new administrative building BHUBANESWAR: The 5th foundation day of RD University, which also coincides with Late Ramadevi’s birthday, was celebrated with much pomp and gaiety on the university premises here, Tuesday....

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Dancing their way to fitness

Dance studios are much in demand as the ultimate fitness centre compared to any gym Low cost, flexible timings, female instructors and fascinating decors have made dance studios appealing Compared to last year, there is a 50 per cent surge in admission into various dance...

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‘Organic farming tonic for degrading soil health’

Bhubaneswar: Agriculture experts, environmentalists and representatives of various civil society organsiations Tuesday expressed concern over the degradation of soil due to the chemical based farming and urged the farmers to go for organic farming. They also urged the policy makers and the government to bring...

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 Films, expo display facets of disability

BHUBANESWAR: Observing the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities,’ Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) department organised a photography competition and exhibition at IDCOL auditorium, Monday, which saw photos from all over Odisha themed on disability. Celebrated every year December 3, the...

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Pranic Healing finds many takers in City

BHUBANESWAR: Among many wellness programmes available today, Pranic Healing has found most takers in the capital. Explaining the wellness course, Vikram Bhagat, co-founder, GMCKS Light Workers, said, “It’s a no-touch and no-drug energy healing system. Our body consist of Chakras and Nadis. These chakras are...

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Save the dates with canines

BHUBANESWAR: The annual All India Dog Show, one of the most favoured events for all dog lovers in the state, will take place at Govt Boys High School ground here December 7. This was announced at a press meet of Orissa Kennel Club here Monday....

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Mobile boudoirs delight women

BHUBANESWAR: Due to time constraints in modern lifestyle, women find it difficult to maintain a strict beauty regime. To overcome this, mobile beauty vans were unveiled at Plaza Infocity here Sunday. The vehicles were inaugurated by Praveen Kala, chief general manager, SBI Bhubaneswar Circle and...

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Twin carnivals kick off

KONARK: Five-day-long annual Konark Festival of classical dance commenced in a traditional note with lighting the lamp by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi and others here Sunday. Minister, Sports and Youth Affairs, Tusar Kanti Behera, chairman, OTDC, Srimayee Mishra, secretary, Tourism, Vishal...

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