Author Archives: Sagarika Satapathy

Odisha Cabinet approves Real Estate Act, 2016

Real Estate Act

The State Cabinet on Thursday approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, of the Central Government. Speaking to media persons the Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo said that the Act will bring transparency in the sale and purchase of properties and will protect customers from being victim of any realContinue Reading…

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrives in Bangladesh to hold Bilateral Talks

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today arrived at Bangladesh on a two-day visit during which he will meet top Bangladeshi officials including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and hold discussions on bilateral issues. However, after finishing up his China tour, Jaishankar was supposed to hold talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Shahidul Haque. He will also meet ForeignContinue Reading…

JSPL felicitates Jagannath Seva Samman to Jagannath Temple Grassroot Functionaries

JSPL - Jagannath Temple Grassroot Functionaries

In the first of its kind initiative in the State, JSPL Foundation felicitated 155 grassroot level functionaries dedicated in services of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri today at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. Out of 155 functionaries, 91 are from Jagannath Temple Police, 31 persons are sanitation workers or swachh karmis and the remaining 33 persons are SevayatsContinue Reading…

NFAI launches special Film Club for Youngsters

National Film Archive of India

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has launched an exclusive film club for youngsters in association with Arbhaat Films. Talking to the newspersons, NFAI director Prakash Magdum said the new club will be open for the children following the age group of 9-16 years. The screening of the film will be organized in PuneContinue Reading…

2 wanted Women Maoists surrender in Malkangiri

Women Maoists-Malkangiri

In a major setback to Maoists insurgency in the Malkangiri district, two female Naxals both were carrying Rs 4 lakh cash award on their head, surrendered before Malkangiri Police on Thursday. The two women Maoist cadres were members of Kalimela area committee of the banned outfit. Both were involved in many Maoist activities in MalkangiriContinue Reading…

Mahanadi Row: NGT slams Odisha, Chhattisgarh Govt as they fail to appear

ngt

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) slammed Odisha and Chhattisgarh Government as they failed to appear before the NGT court on Thursday, fixed for a hearing on the Mahanadi row. However, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Water Resources reportedly appeared before NGT today. The two defendants including both the Ministries were reportedly askedContinue Reading…

Kerala to become First Indian State to launch Sex Offenders Registry

P Sathasivam- Kerala Governor

The Governor of Kerala P Sathasivam on Thursday announced that Kerala will begin sex offenders’ registry to check atrocities against women in the State. With this, Kerala becomes the first Indian State to put out identification details of sex offenders in public domain. Talking to media persons Sathasivam said, Kerala Government will set up aContinue Reading…

UK appoints Cressida Dick as 1st Female Met Police Chief in 187 years

Cressida Dick-1st Female Met Police Chief

Senior British officer Cressida Dick has been appointed as the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, the first woman to lead the Scotland Yard as a female chief in 187 year history. Dick, 56, will take over the charge from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe who was in charge of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner earlier. He willContinue Reading…

Saffron Surge in Maharashtra, Big Thumbs Up for Fadnavis

Devendra Fadanvis -BJP

The BJP gained big elsewhere across Maharashtra, while Congress, NCP and MNS got decimated. Shiv Sena held its fort in its own areas. Devendra Fadanvis gets a bug thumbs up, as he led from the front alone without central intervention. The party more than doubled its tally in BMC as compared to 2012. In BMC,Continue Reading…

Deepika’s Hollywood Debut xXx: Return Of Xander Cage earns over $300mn

Deepika Padukone- xXx Return Of Xander Cage

Actress Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood action film xXx: Return Of Xander Cage has raked over $300mn worldwide which has become the highest-grossing film of the year 2017. The film was released by Paramount Pictures in 3,651 theatres across the world and has done a very steady business. The American actor Vin Diesel was on the leadContinue Reading…