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Tag: 2019

56 Journalists Killed In 2019: UN

United Nations: Fifty-six journalists were killed in 2019 and most of them died outside conflict zones, a UN spokesperson said. The number dropped by nearly half from the year 2018, but perpetrators enjoyed almost total impunity, Xinhua news agency quoted Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as saying on Monday citing Unesco figures. The […]

Viral Video: Cops Caught Flouting New Motor Vehicles Act In Odisha?

Berhampur: Ever since the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has come into force, motorists have been forced to shell out hefty fines for violating traffic norms which at times result in police-public face-off. At this juncture, people are also not keeping behind in revealing the cops who are indulging in flouting traffic norms. One such […]

Opposition targets Odisha govt for relaxing asset declaration norms for officials 

Bhubaneswar: The move of Odisha government to amend the clause 44 of the Lokayukta Act, which relaxed the asset declaration norms for public servants, has not gone well with opposition parties – BJP and Congress. Following the Centre’s amendment to Lokpal & Lokayukta Act, the Odisha Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Odisha […]

Odisha ignores NCRB alerts: State records 2 Kathuas encore in a year!

Bhubaneswar: When within a short span of around a year, if a State witnesses the redux of two Kathuas, then apparently there is some rot happening in the general law and order of the State. It’s only in April last year, when a six – year old girl was brutally assaulted sexually and the victim […]

'207 feet' Asteroid To Move Towards Earth Today; Will It Harm Us?

A huge asteroid named 2019 NJ2 with a diameter of nearly 2017 feet will move towards Earth today. According to the NASA’s CNEOS(Center For Near Earth Studies), asteroid 2019 NJ2, will reach its closes distance to Earth today at 7.53 pm (Standard Time). Reports claim that the asteroid 2019 NJ2 is currently moving at a speed […]

552 rape cases between January & March 2019; filing of charge-sheet drops to new low!

Bhubaneswar: When the State is aghast over the rising cases of rape with as many as 6 cases being reported in a day, what shocks  is charge-sheeting rate in the State has hurtled down to a new low in the first 3-months of the year 2019. This is so when it is mandated by law […]

Shah performs aarti at Jagannath temple, kick-starts rath yatra

Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with his wife Sonal Shah, performed the ‘Mangala Aarti’ on Thursday morning at the historic Jagannath Temple here, to kick-start the annual Gujarat Jagannath Rath Yatra that coincides with the Puri festival. Shah, who continues as the national Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, was on his first visit […]

In doc - population ratio, Odisha 8th from bottom in 2019!

Bhubaneswar: Even as there has been much hype over the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana or Naveen care, the shocker is  Odisha languishes at the bottom – ten in doctor-to-population ratio in the country by January end 2019. As per the data available with Odisha Medical Council and Medical Council of India, the State has around […]

World Cup 2019: Can Ngidi’s return with success mantra save South Africa?

The return of fast bowler, Lungi Ngidi, to the South African squad is being seen as a major boost for the team in the do or die match against New Zealand today. After suffering a hamstring injury, the pacer couldn’t complete his bowling overs in his last match against Bangladesh, who beat the Proteas and […]

CBSE class 10, 12 new rules on personal data of students
CBSE Results 2019: This Result Declared In Record Time, Check IT Here Now

CBSE Results 2019: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the result of Class 12 re-evaluation and re-checking. Students can check the result by visiting the board’s official website,cbse.nic.in and entering their exam credentials. Following the declaration of CBSE results 2019 in the early week of May, CBSE had started re-evaluation after getting […]

Ready to be Congress leader in Lok Sabha: Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that he is ready to take the responsibility of the Leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha if party offers him the job. “If offered, I am ready to be the Congress Lok Sabha leader,” Tharoor, elected for a third consecutive term as a […]

Re-polling in 34 booths of Odisha likely on May 19

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of irregularities and incidents of violence at several booths during 3rd and 4th phase polls in the State, the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Surendra Kumar today informed that re-polling will take place in 34 booths. Earlier, Kumar had requested Election Commission of India for re-polling in the concerned booths. Re-polling will […]

Rain washes out thriller, RCB knocked out

Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) last hope of making it to the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs finally ended on Tuesday after their contest with Rajasthan Royals was abandoned at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, here due to continous rain. With the result, both the teams were awarded a point each. Chasing a 63-run target in […]

Modi visits Odisha only for votes: CM Naveen

Balasore: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the exit of Naveen Patnaik is certain, the BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister today hit back at the PM saying that Modi never stood with people of the State in difficult times. “PM Modi did not come to Odisha when the State suffered huge […]

Ambati-Rayudu retires from cricket
Ambati Rayudu reacts to World Cup snub in social media

Mumbai: Despite getting Virat Kohli’s backing as India’s No. 4 batsman months earlier, Ambati Rayudu was not picked for the World Cup, a move that did not go down well with the batsman. In a tongue-in-cheek tweet, clearly aimed at his non-selection, Rayudu said: “Just ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the […]

A Sambalpuri rap with food for thought for voters

Titlagarh/ Bolangir: At a time when political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters, a rap song criticising political parties over unfulfilled promises has been released by documentary film producer Shankhajeet De. The video features Mumbai-based rapper RcR and three transgender artistes from Titlagarh- Madhu, Sarita and Nandini. Speaking to OTV, De […]

UPSC Recruitment 2019: Huge Vacancy Notification, Deadline Alert for Aspirants

UPSC Recruitment 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had released a recruitment notification for the positions of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2019, inviting applications from interested and eligible candidates. However, candidates will have to brace up now as the last day of form aubmission has come… Tomorrow, April 16, is the last date […]

Another BJD MLA faces public wrath during poll campaigning in Odisha

Puri: After Niranjan Pujari, Puspendra Singh Deo and Tukuni Sahu, another BJD MLA, Sanjay Das Burma, faced public wrath during an election campaign today. According to reports, some women residents of Bijipur village of Brahmagiri in Puri district staged a demonstration when Burma’s rally was passing through the area. With placards in hands, the women […]

UGC NET JUNE 2020 Result
UPSC Recruitment 2019: Huge Vacancy Notification, A Few Days Left To Apply

UPSC Recruitment 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recently released a recruitment notification for the positions of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2019. Interested and eligible candidates must apply for the positions before the deadline to avoid last-hour rush. The last date to apply for the positions is April 16, 2019, till 6 pm, […]

UGC NET JUNE 2020 Result
UPSC Recruitment 2019: Huge Notification for Multiple Posts Announced

UPSC Recruitment 2019: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a recruitment notification for the positions of Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2019. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the positions before the deadline. The last date to apply for the positions is April 16, 2019, till 6 pm. UPSC Vacancy Details for […]

Women voters will hold the key during 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Report

New Delhi: Women are likely to play a decisive role in the upcoming general elections as their voting participation is likely to be higher than that of men in the 2019 polls, a Centrum report said on Monday. According to the report, “Election 2019 – The Swing Factor”, men still outnumber women in terms of […]

‘Baby football league’ to be held in Cuttack

Cuttack: With an aim to promote football among young kids, the city women’s football club will organise ‘Baby football league’ in Cuttack in the first week of January next year. The announcement came today during a press conference held by the women’s football club in the silver city. As per reports, girls in the age […]

Verizon, Samsung to launch 5G smartphone in first half of 2019

San Francisco: US telecom carrier Verizon and Samsung have announced to jointly launch one of the first commercial 5G smartphones in the US in the first half of 2019. The two companies are set to unveil a proof of concept, powered by the upcoming flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G NR […]

NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019

Washington: NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency’s next rover to the Red Planet — the Mars 2020 mission — in the 2019 academic year. The Mars 2020 rover mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars, including key questions about the potential for […]

'JICA Project to be completed by 2019 in Twin City'

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday directed the officials to complete the pending works of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-assisted Odisha Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project (OISIP) in the Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar by 2019. The progress of sanitation projects was reviewed at the State-level steering committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary AP Padhi here. […]

Delhi may get free Wi-Fi by next year

  New Delhi: Delhiites may get free Wi-Fi facility at public places next year as the public works department has set a target of launching the pilot project for the same on March 31 next year. According to the Delhi government’s “outcome budget” under which various departments set target for executing their schemes and projects, […]

AAP sets eyes on Odisha

Cuttack: Unfazed by the recent controversy surrounding its chief Arvind Kejriwal in a corruption related FIR in New Delhi and the suspension of its minister Sandeep Kumar on rape charges, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday revealed its ambitious plan to form government in Odisha in 2019. Addressing the party’s maiden workers’ meet here, […]

All villages to get electricity by 2019: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: All villages in the state will be provided with electricity connection by 2019, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced at a training programme of the Energy department yesterday. While attending a training programme for newly appointed assistant executive engineers, the chief minister said the Energy department will be reformed to provide quality electricity services 24×7 […]