Odia scientist-led team develops tech for producing biofuel

Odia scientist-led team develops tech for producing biofuel

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR

The present scenario calls for production of biofuels using green technology.  The term biofuel is referred to as liquid or gaseous fuels that are predominantly produced from biomass. Biofuels are important because they can replace petroleum based fuels. Biofuels are generally considered as offering many priorities, including sustainability, reduction of greenhouse...

‘Don’t push mandatory UG, PG exams’

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government on Thursday requested the Centre to reconsider its decision for compulsory conduct of undergraduate and postgraduate final term examinations in view of the Covid-19 situation. In a letter, the State Government urged the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to reconsider the revised guidelines of the University Grants...

H’daspur Paradip rail line op soon

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The much-awaited Haridashpur-Paradip rail line would begin operation within 10 to 15 days, informed former Kendrapada MP BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda on Thursday. In a video on the social media, Panda said, “Decades’ dream of Kendrapara people is going to be fulfilled very soon.” He said goods trains would run on...

4 more deaths; State Covid toll now 52

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Four more persons succumbed to Covid-19 in the State on Thursday, increasing the total death toll to 52. While three persons died in Ganjam district, Bhadrak reported the fourth death. Out of the three deaths in Ganjam, one was a 65-year-old woman suffering from diabetes and hypertension; the second one was...

How BALARAM can make its plough dent on ground?


In yet another demonstration of commitment to its inclusive agriculture growth agenda, the Government of Odisha has announced the BALARAM Yojana to provide crop loans worth more than Rs 1,000 crore to the landless sharecroppers through joint liability groups (JLGs) in the next two years. Lauded as one of the most...

Udayaraga dance fest back after 5 years


After a gap of five years, Udayaraga, the popular annual young dancers’ festival hosted by the city-based Odisha Dance Academy (ODA), would be re-launched on Friday. However, the usual three-day event would last for six months this year as a virtual dance festival. A brainchild of ODA director and Odishi exponent...

Sexual slur: AYUSH Dir arrested

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Police here on Thursday arrested OAS officer Bibhu Prasad Sarangi, Director of AYUSH, on the charge of sexually harassing a woman employee of the Directorate, informed Commissioner of Police Sudhansu Sarangi. The Mahila Police arrested the official following a case being registered against him based on a complaint lodged by the...

State gets 20,000 antigen test kits

Friday, 10 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Days after the State Government announced to carry out antigen test of persons with suspected Covid-19 symptoms, a total of 20,000 rapid antigen test kits arrived at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) here and were sent to all districts and hospitals. As many as 4,700 antigen test kits have been...

State Editions

Panic grips VIMSAR as ICU doc infected

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ganjam reports 188 new Covid cases, 1 death

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CM hails octogenarian’s Covid battle win

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Baleswar Covid+ man goes to sorcerer

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Singhania students excel in CBSE exam

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Athagarh declared Containment Zone

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

A case for cobots

12 July 2020 | Pradeep David | Agenda

Hope in the times of pandemic

12 July 2020 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Covid tales: The joy of homecoming

12 July 2020 | Vandana Srivastava | Agenda

Astroturf | Unlock the mind to heal

12 July 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Online education: Dispel fear of surveillance

12 July 2020 | Madhav Govind | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m enjoying working on OTT platforms’

12 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer