News from Odisha

Centre Withdraws Contentious Heritage Bylaws For Puri Srimandir

Puri: The Union Ministry of Culture on Monday directed the National Monument Authority (NMA) to withdraw the draft notification for the proposed heritage by-laws for the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. The development came hours after Odisha Chief Minister demanded withdrawal of the notification for the proposed bylaws. In a tweet, Union Culture Minister Prahlad […]

Rihanna & Fenty Beauty Face Global Outrage On Child Labour Issues

New Delhi: US pop star Rihanna is facing global outrage after an IANS newsbreak on her company Fenty Beauty under the lens in India for sourcing mica from mines in Jharkhand which use child labour. Following the IANS expose, there have been several reactions on social media with Fenty Beauty’s connection with Blood Mica becoming […]

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Odisha: Uncertainty Over Venue And Visitors For Khandagiri Mela Continues

Bhubaneswar: With Covid-19 guidelines still in place, uncertainty over the organisation of the upcoming Khandagiri Mela in the Capital continues as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is still indecisive over the number of visitors and venue for the famous event. The annual Khandagiri-Udaygiri Mahotsav, commonly known as Khandagiri Mela is organised every year on ‘Magha […]

All Rafale Jets To Be Inducted By April 2022: Defence Min Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday told the Rajya Sabha that all sanctioned Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force by April 2022. By March this year, 7 Rafales will be inducted. The IAF till date has 11 of the ace fighter planes. Three Rafale combat aircrafts landed in […]

Watch: Running Car Catches Fire, Close Shave For Family

Cuttack: Five members of a family, including two children, had a close shave after the car in which they were travelling caught fire near Madhupur village in the district on Monday. The incident occurred in the morning hours when Dillip Biswal, a resident of Purushottampur village in Badachana block of Jajpur district was returning with […]

Paytm Inspires Harvard Team To Create Similar Digital Payment App For Americans
Paytm Inspires Harvard Team To Create Similar Digital Payment App For Americans

New Delhi: The success of Vijay Shekhar Sharma-run digital payments leader Paytm in India has reached the US, and a team from Harvard Business School, led by a US Army…

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India Hits Back: Andrew Flintoff Gets Taste Of His Serving Post His Jibe At Amitabh Bachchan

Joe Root’s double ton against India in Chennai Test was indeed a moment of joy for the British cricketers. But when Andrew Flintoff decided to use the moment to take a jibe at Amitabh Bachchan it did not go down well with an Indian user who hit back with a savage reply. Andrew Flintoff and […]

Instagram Launches 'Parents Guide' For Young People's Safety

New Delhi: Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Monday launched a “Parents Guide” to help young people be safe on the platform. The guide is aimed at helping young people to be safe, by informing parents about all the safety features that exist on the platform. “As the Internet permeates into our lives, especially the lives […]

IND v ENG: India Take Five But England Extend Lead To 360
IND v ENG: India Take Five But England Extend Lead To 360

Chennai: Indian bowlers scythed through the England top half, including picking the vital wicket of Joe Root, but the visitors still extended their overall lead to a formidable 360 runs on the fourth day of the opening Test here on Monday. England were 119 for five at tea after bowling out the hosts for 337 […]

Odisha: HC Grants Bail To Abhay Pathak, Son In Sky King Fraud Case
Tainted IFS Officer Abhay Pathak, Son Akash Booked In 3 More Fraud Cases

Berhampur: Trouble seems to be mounting for suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and son Akash with three new fraud cases being registered against them on Monday.

Central Government Jobs Under Sports Quota: 21 New Disciplines Added, Click For Details

Bhubaneswar: The Centre has included 21 new sports disciplines including ‘Mallakhamb’ and ‘Sepak Takraw’ in the list of sports disciplines which qualify for recruitment of meritorious sports persons to any post in Group ‘C’ in Ministries/Department of Government of India. The new sports disciplines include- Baseball, Cycle Polo, Fencing, Mallakhamb, Net Ball, Pencak Silat, Roll […]

Visa Announces Grants For Women-Owned Businesses In India To Boost Entrepreneurship
Visa Announces Grants For Women-Owned Businesses In India To Boost Entrepreneurship

Mumbai: Visa on Monday announced the recipients of its grant programme in India to boost women entrepreneurship globally and empower budding businesswomen. As part of Visa’s first global grant programme in partnership with IFundWomen, Bunko Junko, My Chapter One and MoWo Social Initiatives each received a Rs 7,00,000 grant from Visa and resources from Instamojo […]

46 Security Personnel Killed In Pak's Ceasefire Violations In 2020: Rajnath Singh
46 Security Personnel Killed In Pak's Ceasefire Violations In 2020: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Pakistan resorted to 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations last year in which 46 security force personnel were killed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, referring to Pakistani hostilities along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. In replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, the defence minister said […]

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Salman Khan's Massive Body Transformation For Katrina Kaif co-starrer Tiger 3

Ever since Salman Khan has resumed work after his break due to the pandemic, he is on an unstoppable break. Sallu has already wrapped up Radhe: The Most Wanted Bhai, Antim: The Final Truth in a matter of months and is ready to kick off the shoot of Tiger 3. The third installment of the […]

Permission Granted; BCCI To Use Drones During Cricket Season In India This Year

Bhubaneswar: In a latest development, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the deployment of drones for live aerial cinematography of the India Cricket Season in 2021. Earlier, MoCA had received requests from BCCI & […]