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Panic grips capital as looters on prowl

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | SRIKANTA TRIPATHY | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

One of the biggest predicaments of living in the capital city of Bhubaneswaris being a victim of loot, be it losing a gold chain, cash or bike. The incidents of loot are occurring at such faster frequency that the residents or the visitors in the city are at their wit’s...

Devdasi Dance Fest from Sept 24

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | SEFALI SUMAN | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The eighth Devdasi National Dance Festival will be held at the Rabindra Mandap here from September 24 to 26. The festival will showcase eight Indian classical dance styles by the eminent dancers. This year’s Devdasi National Award will be conferred on the eight dancers of Indian classical dance styles. The awardees...

K’pada acid attack: Prime accused held from Bengal

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | KSHIRABDHI TANAYA | KENDRAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

A special police squad on Friday evening arrested the prime accused in the acid attack on a girl in the Rajnagar area Alekha Mandal from Baunsgora village under Khejuri police station of East Midnapur district in West Bengal. Mandal had been in one-side love with 22-year-old Rasmita Mandal of Badanaukana village...

CRRI new unit to make rice farming profitable

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

Agricultural land under rice cultivation is on the decline. Farmers are turning their faces away from rice cultivation as it is no more remunerative. But rice is the staple food for over 65 per cent people of the country. In order to give an entrepreneurial status to rice farming in Odisha,...

Students’ unions polls on October 8

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Elections to the students’ unions of both Government and non-Government colleges across the State are now scheduled to be held on October 8. The Higher Education Department on Saturday fixed the schedule for the elections and asked all the colleges to issue notifications on September 28 to start the poll process...

‘38% parents think punishment disciplines children’

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Children should not be subjected to violent punishment to make them disciplined, contrary to the perception of many parents and teachers, said Commissioner-cum-Secretary of School and Mass Education Department Usha Padhee at a State-level consultation workshop on positive parenting and non-violent discipline in school situation. The workshop was organised here on...

BJD wrests Vyasanagar from Cong

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | PNS | JAJPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJD has wrested the Vyasanagar Municipality from the Congress as BJD candidates won in 16 wards out of the total 26. The results of the polls were announced on Saturday after a re-poll was held in the two booths of Ward-20 where the polling on Thursday was deferred due to...

Achyutananda Pati gets Sarala Award

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Noted Odia writer Achyutananda Pati will get the 34th edition of the prestigious Sarala Award for his novel Chaa'ru Chaitanya Paryanta and overall literary achievements. The award consists of cash of `2.5 lakh and a citation. Besides, two more notable personalities of the State will be honoured for their valuable contributions in...

‘No progress in community forest rights in State’

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Campaign for Survival and Dignity (CSD), Odisha, an organisation working on proper implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA), on Saturday alleged that there has been no progress at all in the grounds based on the suggestions made in the regional consultations that advocated about recognition of Community Forest...

Sambhavna Mohanty to debut in upcoming ‘Mun Raja Tu Rani'

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Sambhavana Mohanty, daughter of actress Snigdha Mohanty, is excited to make her film debut. Snigdha and Jaya Prakash Mohanty are confident that given the talent their daughter possesses, she would get a good role with a reputable banner. Sambhavana is now busy for the shooting of Mun Raja Tu...

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