Let’s shift focus to aquaculture: Union Min

Let’s shift focus to aquaculture: Union Min

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

To achieve the aim of $5 trillion economy and double farmers’ income by 2022, focus should be shifted to aquaculture, which has immense potential to provide adequate employment and generate more revenue, said Union Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi while inaugurating the 4th PAF Congress at...

Fire breaks out in Baba Akhandalamani temple

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | PNS | BHADRAK

A massive fire broke out in the storeroom of the Baba Akhandalamani Temple at Aradi in the district late on Thursday night, destroying properties worth lakhs. Though no casualty was reported in the mishap, several temple articles and jewelleries of the deity were reduced to ashes. Reports said the servitors closed the...

Jumbos worry Kalahandi forest sleuths

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | BIKASH KHEMKA | BHAWANIPATNA

The Forest Department of Kalahandi is at its wit’s end on finding a solution to the elephant menace in the Lanjigarh region. Seven days ago, the forest personnel had chased away an elephant herd from Biswanathpur range to Baliguda forest area, but they are re-entering the human settlements and crop fields....

State cold storage body takes to streets

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Odisha Cold Storage Association has launched an agitation in front of the Assembly with its 13-point charter of demands. It said the Government has largely remained apathetic to the difficulties of the cold storages, most of which are sick now with the private parties running them incurring heavy losses.  The association...

UTP dies mysteriously in Aska jail

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

An under-trial prisoner (UTP) died under mysterious circumstances at the Aska Sub-Jail in Ganjam district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Daka Sahoo, a resident of Badagada village under the Dharakote police station. Sahoo, who was an accused in a sensational murder case, died in his cell in the morning....

Gujarat pilgrim vehicle hits truck on NH6; 9 hurt

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | PNS | BALESWAR

Nine pilgrims from Gujarat en route to Puri were injured when the vehicle by which they were travelling hit a stationary truck on NH-16 near Talanagar in the Soro area of Baleswar district in wee hours on Friday. The vehicle dashed against the truck, which was parked near Talanagar at...

Student dies after cricket ball hits him

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

An MBBS student succumbed to his injuries sustained during a cricket match here on Friday. The deceased was identified as Biswabhusan Sahu (24), a second year MBBS student of the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College in Koraput. According to reports, Biswabhusan, a resident of Lanjipalli here, was playing cricket with his friends...

King cobra swallows another snake

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | PNS | ANGUL

It was an unusual sight: A king cobra swallowing another snake was caught on camera in a forest area in Angul district on Friday.s The incidence took place near a temple at Athamalik. The rare scene was captured by locals on their cameras. The videos showed that the king cobra was hunting...

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