Nilamadhab’s HALKAA Calls for an Open Defecation Free India

New Delhi: “Halkaa” director Nila Madhab Panda says the film deals with the issues of open defecation, and is his “small contribution” towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission.   “Halkaa” is a take on a slum child’s heroism, aspirations and dreams. The child protagonist, Pichku, fights for the basic problem that he faces everyday; […]

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Kendrapara Youth Arrested at Delhi Airport Over Terror Links

Bhubaneswar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested a Saudi Arabia-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist handler, Habibur Rahaman alias Habib, a resident of Odisha from the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi. Rahman, a native of Kendrapara district, was taken into custody after he arrived there from Saudi Arabia. He is allegedly the handler of LeT terrorist […]

Rico Auto Forays in the 4-Wheeler After Market

Rico Auto Industries will beaiming a projected After Market sales growth of Rs. 100 Cr by 2020 New Delhi, August 6, 2018: Rico Auto after one year of successful journey of 2W in the after-market, announced its foray in the 4- wheeler aftermarket component segment. The announcement was made at a Distributor’s Meet organized to […]

Maoists Link: Odisha Father-Son Duo Arrested by DRI

Mumbai: Two persons were arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) weeks ago for their alleged link with Maoists. The father-son duo were identified as Vishnu Bhadra (56) and Premanand (35), both residents of Malkangiri in Odisha. They were arrested by DRI in July in Chhattisgarh. Now DRI is probing their links with naxalite groups. They reportedly told […]

Mughalsarai Junction Renamed, Opposition Protests

Mughalsarai: The Mughalsarai Junction in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed today as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. Minutes after this move, scores of Samajwadi Party and Congress workers came on the roads of Mughalsarai and staged massive demonstration against the renaming today afternoon. A group of SP workers had gathered at their local unit office near Shastri Park on station road of […]

Dharmendra to Inaugurate Secondary Data Centre of NDR Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate the Secondary Data Centre of National Data Repository at Software Technology Parks of India- ELITE at Gothapatna, Bhubaneswar on 4th August 2018. Union minister for Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Shri Ravi Sankar Prasad will also grace the […]

Man Carries Kin’s Body on Cycle From Hospital in Boudh

Bhubaneswar: Two years ago the curious case of Dana Majhi, the kalahandi poor tribal who walked 10 km carrying the body of his wife on his shoulders, made headlines worldwide. It was expected the Odisha Government would take necessary measures to assure no further occurrence of Dana Majhi cases. However the Dana Majhi horror revisited again. In Boudh a poor old fellow […]

Taiwan Company Proposes $6.6 Billion Petrochemical Project in Odisha

New Delhi: Taiwan’s CPC Corporation proposed a $6.6-billion investment for a greenfield cracker and downstream project in Paradip. A Taiwanese delegation led by Shun-Chin Lee, President of CPC Corporation, met Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan here on Tuesday for discussions on the proposed investment in petrochemical projects. Indian Oil Corporation’s 15-million-tonne per annum Paradip […]