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'Satyameva Jayate' hammers in its anti-corruption message

Film: “Satyameva Jayate”; Director: Milap Milan Jhaveri; Starring: John Abraham, Manoj Bajpai, Manish Choudhary, Aisha Sharma; Rating: ****(4 stars) It is easy enough to ridicule ‘Satyameva Jayate’. God knows, it renders itself vulnerable to severe slamming. It wears its jingoistic patriotism on the sleeve and every other visible part of its canvas, growing more and […]

Apple car may become reality in 2023

Hong Kong: As industry watchers think that Apple car is dead, the iPhone maker could launch it anytime between 2023 and 2025, a top Apple analyst with Hong Kong-based TF International Securities has claimed. “Apple will earn its 2 trillion dollar market cap through its services business, an Augmented Reality headset, and an Apple Car, […]

Molecule that helps sperm find egg in marine invertebrates identified

New York: Scientists have identified a key molecule that drives attraction between the sperm and egg cells in marine invertebrates. The research team, led by U. Benjamin Kaupp, from the US-based Marine Biological Laboratory, identified the molecule which allows sodium ions to flow into the sperm cell and, in exchange, transports protons out of the […]

World Autism Day members of Bharat Scouts and Guides on a campaign march across Patha Utsav
Fertility treatments may up autism risk in children

Jerusalem: Be cautious while planning fertility treatment as it may increase the risk of autism in your child, a new study has found. The researchers found that the odds of having a child on the autistic spectrum for those who underwent fertility treatments were 1.5 times higher than those who opted out of it, in […]

Fake note racket busted in Sundergarh

Sundergarh: Hemagiri police today busted a fake currency note racket in Kendudihi village of the district today. According to sources, police have arrested three persons and seized a fake note, computer, printer and a scanner. Police had reportedly received information about the racket from sources and conducted a raid on the shop of one Sadananda  […]

Six-feet crocodile rescued from pond in Balimela

Malkangiri: A six-feet-long crocodile was today rescued from a pond in MV 78 village under Balimela in the district. The crocodile was spotted by the villagers while they were taking bath in the pond. The crocodile was caught by people of MV-78 village with the help of a net, Kalimela forest Range Officer Ramachandra Madkami […]

PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi to step down as CEO in October

Purchase: Indian origin business executive Indra K. Nooyi will step down as the Chief Executive of global food and beverages major PepsiCo, Inc. in October, the company said on Monday. According to the US-based multinational, its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Ramon Laguarta, 54, to succeed Nooyi, 62, as Chief Executive Officer. However, Nooyi […]

Farmer suicide in Odisha again over crop loss, debt burden

Titlagarh: A farmer has allegedly committed suicide in Madiguda village under Bhabanipatna block in Kalahandi district. The deceased Bahadur Rana had consumed pesticides yesterday and died while undergoing treatment at Titlagarh hospital today. “He consumed pesticides at his agriculture field yesterday as the crops failed,” said Makarand Rana, son of the deceased. According to reports, […]

Badminton Worlds: Sindhu loses in final; Record 3rd title for Carolina Marin

Nanjing: Indian women’s singles star shuttler P.V. Sindhu suffered yet another heartbreak in a major final as she lost to Rio Olympic champion Carolina Marin in straight games in her second consecutive final of the Badminton World Championships here on Sunday. Third seed Sindhu, who was a three-time World Championships medallist before this edition, fell 19-21, […]

'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. […]

Women's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may increase risk of autism in newborns

London: Children born to women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely to develop autism, according to a study. PCOS is a condition caused by high testosterone which results in delayed onset of puberty, irregular menstrual cycles, and excess bodily hair. Previous studies had shown that autistic children have elevated levels of “sex […]

Girl student slaps eve teaser in public view

Berhampur: In a lesson for all eve teasers, a girl student slapped a youth who allegedly used to follow her. The incident has been reported from Gandhi Nagar in Berhampur and a video of the girl slapping the youth has also gone viral on social media. According to sources, the girl slapped the stalker youth […]

Gold Monetisation
Gold jewellery looted from shop in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted gold jewellery worth lakhs from a jewellery shop at Aul Nuabazar in Kendrapara district today. According to sources, Pradeep Sahu, owner of Maa Jewellers had kept a bag of gold jewellery inside his shop. Three unidentified miscreants came on a motorcycle and looted the jewellery bag from the shop when […]

Samsung to help India become $1tn digital economy: Prasad

Noida: The government is aiming at a $1 trillion digital economy by 2020 and Samsung India will spearhead this movement, Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday as the South Korean giant announced Rs 4,915 crore investment in expanding its Noida manufacturing plant. The expansion of the plant on a 35-acre land adjacent […]

Congress youth, student wings hit roads 

Bhubaneswar: The student and youth wings of the Congress today took to the streets here demanding action in many issues, including the ITER fake placement row. Around a hundred activists of the youth Congress staged a demonstration at Master Canteen square here protesting discrepancies in the poll affidavit of Law Minister Pratap Jena during the […]

IS claims responsibility for London terror attack

London: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s London attack, media reports said. According to a report in the BBC on Sunday, IS’ news outlet Amaq, on the messaging app Telegram, said “a security unit of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday”. An IS group propaganda outlet exhorted […]

British Airways
BA IT crash: passengers face third day of disruption

London: British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow after an IT glitch blamed on outsourcing to India that grounded scores of planes, leaving thousands of travellers stranded over the weekend. The airline said it intends to run a full schedule at Gatwick today and to operate a full long-haul schedule […]

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CMO responds to SOS tweet, five minors rescued

Bhubaneswar: Setting a trend for ensuring speedy justice, Odisha Government responded to ‘SOS’ by a person on social media which resulted in the rescue of five minor children while they were allegedly being trafficked on a bus. All the five minor children hail from Ganjam and were being escorted by three agents on a bus […]

Baripada Medical
Produce trained doctors, not Munna Bhai MBBS: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government should focus on quality medical education for producing trained doctors, not ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in his reaction to the ongoing political tug of war over Baripada Medical College. Both BJD and BJP are now vying with each other to take credit for the permission accorded to the […]

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Baripada Medical College, a dream come true for Mayurbhanj: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the ongoing construction work at Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College at Baripada which was recently allowed to undertake admissions by the Supreme Court’s Oversight Mandate Committee. Patnaik during his suprise visit to Baripada took stock of the progress of the construction work and held […]

Baripada Medical College gets SC panel nod for admissions

Bhubaneswar: In a breather for Odisha Government, Supreme Court’s Mandate Oversight Committee on Sunday gave its green signal for intake of students at Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College in Baripada. The process for admission of 100 MBBS undergraduate seats for the 2017-18 academic sessions can now be expedited, said Health Minister Pratap Jena. Chief Minister […]

Baripada Medical College row: MCI team to visit campus soon

Bhubaneswar: In probably the last resort to begin academic session at Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College in Baripada, a team from the Medical Council of India (MCI) will visit the campus for the second phase assessment of the infrastructure. As per official sources, the MCI team is likely to visit Baripada medical college by May […]

4 Chinese ships enter Japanese waters

Tokyo: Four Chinese patrol ships temporarily entered Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Monday, coast guard officials said. According to the officials, the incursion occurred in the waters off Uotsuri Island, public broadcaster NHK reported. The ships stayed in the waters for over an hour before leaving. The […]

DA case: Vigilance conducts raids across State

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack/Soro/Nabarangpur: In a major drive against corruption, the State Vigilance today searched houses and places across Odisha associated with a Food Supplies Joint Secretary, headmaster of an ashram school and a headmistress of a school in Kesharpur on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. In Soro, an eight-member team led by DSP Madhusudan Behera raided the […]

Miscreants loot more than 1 kg jewellery at gunpoint

Berhampur: In a daring robbery, four unidentified bike-borne miscreants allegedly looted jewellery weighing more than one kilogram from Subas Jewellers owner Pramod Chandra Moharana near Buguda bazaar in Ganjam district on Friday evening. According to sources, the incident took place at around 6 pm yesterday when Maharana was returning home located at Balipendi sahi with […]

Sajjan Sharma
2 Union Ministers to pay tributes to Odia martyrs tomorrow

Two Union Ministers will visit the State to attend the 'Yaad Karo Kurbani' programme, being organized by the BJP beginning from the Kranti Divas on August 9 to mark the 70th Independence Day

20 hotels to be sealed in Puri tomorrow

Puri: After Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) served closure notices on 20 hotels operating in Puri, the district administration is all set to seal these hotels on Saturday. According to sources, the district administration has slapped seal notices to these hotels and asked tourists to vacate the hotels by Friday evening. The hotels which […]