Elsha eats the humble-pie, says it was all ok, no harassment

Elsha Ghosh, who was in news a couple of days back for taking pot-shot at Odia film director Dilip Panda for alleged misconduct and mental torture, has suddenly gone back on her words saying it all happened in a heat of the moment and not any harassment from Panda. Panda, apparently to douse the fire told that he was angry with Elsha for not focusing on work.

Health issues force 6 cr Indians face poverty each year

It is a stark reality on the face of the other extravaganzas that politics plays out more than the reality. In a stunning revelation it says that 6 cr people annually or 7000 people per hour keep coming under poverty line due to the heavy load of healthcare expenses in India. It remains to be seen if Ayushman Bharat yojna can really take care of 50 crore people as touted .

Abheejit Iyer gets relief from Odisha Assembly

Relief at last for the loose-mouth journo Abhijeet Iyer Mitra whom the Odisha Assembly has forgiven. Head of the special house committee Narasingha Mishra has informed. Iyet Mitra recently walked into trouble and humiliation because of  his perfidious utterances against the cultural value such as the Sun temple and jibes against legislators of Odisha .

Bug in instagram may leak data accidentally

Reports say that there is an alert that Instagram using its means to inform it’s users about whose passwords were leaked. But that somehow keep the ones unaffected who were not informed. This might have happened in a kind of serious ‘security leak’ as the bug was tied to Instagram’s ‘download your data’ tool. Which happened in April last in wake of European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Kilogram redefined after 130 years, why ?

It can be traced back to over a century when a kilogram was defined by
a platinum iridium cylinder prototype in Paris. The prototype weight
was somehow seen fluctuating after picking up microparticles olef dirt
thus it was viewed to be undependab in accuracy. Hence it has been
decided to choose the planck constant , a fundamental constant of
nature inorder to finish dependence on a physical object .

Be aware SBI net banking customers, you may be blocked

In a banner in the banks’ corporate website it read that all internet
SBI customers must register their mobile number by end of November
else the net- banking can be blocked. ‘ Please register your mobile
number by Nov 30 2018 ,failing which your internet banking access may
be deactivated/ blocked ‘ with effect from Dec.01 2018 ‘ the bank in
its site.

1971 war hero Chandpuri passes away

Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, the name and war-hero in the India
Pakistan 1971 war has died in Mohali on Saturday. Kuldip Singh who had
in fact inspired the making of the film ‘Border’ . Then a major in
1971 Kuldip Singh could not be budged from holding his post with just
120 men against afull-fledged Pakistani platton tanks. He was
decorated with Maha Vir Chakra.

Statue of Unity Visible From Space

According to tweet from the ‘Planet’ the commercial satellite the
Statue of Unity, is visible from space, The tweet showed a picture of
the statue which was clicked from the space on Nov 15 . The 182 metre
tall statue which is tallest in world was inaugurated in last October
by the prime minister Narendra Modi .

Structure without state fund

After the ambitious project of the prime minister Narendra Modi building the Sardar Patel statue, the Karnataka government has one in pipeline, structure of Mother Cauvery but with no money from the coffer. Land of the government but investors invited to build that will boost tourism. The structure at a cost of Rs.1,200cr. with two glass-towers, a museum complex providing a bird’s eye view to a reservoir, brand stand etc.

Farmer drove a burning tractor into lake to save houses

It was a great sport of a farmer who saved others in time risking his own life. He was driving a hay-loaded tractor in his village in Karnataka when it caught fire contacting an electric wire. With houses on either side he chose to drive into a lake to avert the danger of fire spreading into the houses in case.

Jawa is back, Badshah is happy

It goes without saying that there would many who could be still nostalgic about the Jawa bike of the 1960s and 1980s when many youngsters  loved  the two wheeler. As a  reappearance the Mahindra & Mahindra has brought back the  popular Jawa brand to India and among the many in India Shaharukh Khan is one who became nostalgic while  recollecting his tryst with Yezdi Jawa in many of his films.

PM dares Congress to be headed by a non-Gandhi

The prime minister of India Narendra Modi today challenged the democratic norms those govern the Congress party saying that let some one out of the Gandhi family head the party then it can be understood that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had created the Congress on a democratic foundation. Let it be at least five years, Modi added while addressing a election rally in Chhattisgarh.

Chain weddings in Bollywood, after Deepveer now Malaikarjun!

Chain of events from Bollywood when many duos from the tinsel world one after other come out to make their unheard of courtships public. After the much trumpeted affairs between Priyanka and Nick of US, who later got engaged, the Deepveer (Deepika-Ranveer) wedding that went global with one of the most expensive wedding rings in Deepika’s finger, more expensive than the marriage. Fresh from the mill of rumour is Arjun Kapoor-Malaika Arora who may sting a surprise soon.

 

First day winter session washed away by ruckus

The first day of the winter session of the State Assembly was adjourned for the day following a ruckus created by the Congress party over the fresh controversy surrounding Brahma Bibhrat . The Congress legislators have alleged that the government is trying whitewash the truth and suppress the facts which led to such violations during Nabakalebara. The house will resume on Saturday.

Andhra CM’s no to CBI misuse by centre

The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu strongly positioning himself against the alleged misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has straight told the union government that the latter has no power to deploy the CBI in Andhra Pradesh without the consent of the State government. Naidu has allegedly told that the Centre is misusing the agency  for many more months to serve it’s own purpose but in Andhra this will not be allowed any more.

Pune police reveals plot to assassinate PM 

Pune police has come out with revelations regarding a design by the Maoists to assassinate the prime minister Narendra Modi. The findings hint at the plans by the ultras to procure huge stock of arms to wage a war against the country, the Pune police made the disclosure in its charge sheet in the Elgar Parishad case which was filed on Thursday.

A great escape when railway cop played the savior role

It was indeed a nerve-wrecking sight at a Railway station in Chennai. In an act of not providential blessing but an act bravery by a cop that a man was just dragged away from the jaws of death. A video that has gone viral showed that a man while falling from a train was pulled to safety by a RPF man at the eleventh moment to escape death.

Now cloning of SIM cards to loot money from your account

After a series of cloning of Credit and Debit cards now the looters are on a prowl to clone Sim cards and loot money. Sim it is common that people resort to SIM swapping in which a Pune man was duped of Rs.93.5 lakhs. The victim has revealed that the looter identified himself as an Airtel employee and fooled him.

Abhijeet’s ordeal

Abheejit Ayer Mitra’s ordeals are far from over.He has to present himself before the Assembly in the winter session starting from tomorrow. Even after his appearance before the House Committee headed by the leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra, and an unconditional apology, things problems linger. Mitra faced charges of unwarranted and derogatory remarks against Sun Temple at Konark and his jibes at Odisha MLAs for which he was summoned bythe House Committee.

Buying a phone with bath-tub full coins

It was a funny situation when a man in an attempt to buy an Apple iPhone Xs went to the mall in Russia with coins loaded full in a bath-tub. He along his friends carried the tub full of coins in a car however, there was an unpleasant spat between buyer and the security staff in the mall while entering.

Fashion Designer killed by her tailor

A middle aged fashion designer was allegedly killed by her tailor with the support of others. The accused has also killed the domestic help Bahadur of the slain designer Mala Lakhani. The accused tailor, who was in fact employed by Lakhani has confessed to killing Mala for loot of valuables from her house.

Buguda lawyers demand arrest of cops

Hours have not passed to the withdrawal of the strike by the lawyers of Orissa High court Bar Association, another cease-work call by the lawyers of Buguda starts from today. One lawyer Haraprasad Das was allegedly physically assaulted inside Buguda police station in Ganjam. The lawyers’ assn filed an FIR and demanded arrest of the police personnel who assaulted the lawyer.

‘We don’t need Kashmir’- Afridi

At last a word of sanity from a popular Pakistani. None else than the International cricketer Sahid Afridi of Pakistan has told during an interaction with the media in London that Pakistan does not need Kashmir as the latter is not able to manage its own four provinces properly. The advice from the star cricketer may have some commonsense for the new Pak PM Imran Khan.

A quiet achiever Akkikeni does it real big

This is called Joy of Giving and what happens sometimes without much fun-fare. She is unlike other celebs who get into the tracks of self-oriented ostentations of wealth. But cine actor Samantha Akkineni of Hyderabad stands out for her dedication for the under-privileged. Akkineni from the Pratyusha Foundation offers medical assistance to the underprivileged children and women.

Deepveer’s wedlock in Konkani style Italy

Much awaited celeb wedlock of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh took place in Italy. The marriage was solemnized in Konkani traditions at Lake Camo . Although both the actors were together for last 3-4 years but they recently made it public in October last regarding their marriage.Another ceremony called Sindhi Anand Karaj is likely to be on Thursday.

Maneka Gandhi urges Naveen for check on elephant deaths in Odisha

Union minister Maneka Gandhi has expressed deep concern over the frequent deaths of wild elephant in Odishas. In a letter to the chief minister Naveen Patnaik she  expressed shock that between 2011-2017 435 elephants died of which 124 died due to electrocution . There is a terrible lack of coordination between the concerned departments, the letter said and sought direct intervention of the chief minister.

No obscenity in online platforms

In response to a petition filed by a non government organisation the Delhi high court on Wednesday has sought Center’s response on the plea for the removal of pictures or videos which are vulgar and sexually overt in the platforms like Amazon, Netflix and others. The online platforms give “vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic and profane contents to attract subscribers.

Wine-struck woman spat on AI crew’s face

She was in a state of inebriation and did what never expected from any civilized person. The incident took place in an Air-India flight on board when a woman passenger took to verbal abuse and allegedly spat on a crew’s face when she was denied more wine. It happened on Saturday last on board a London-Mumbai flight and the incident was video recorded and was made available on Wednesday.

Lawyers’ strike called off after two and half months

After a prolonged agitation by the High Court lawyers protesting the physical assault on a lawyer the strike has been called off after the three police personnel tendered an unconditional apology in the High Court today. This was informed by the secretary of the Bar Association Srikant Nayak. From Thursday the lawyers will resume work.

Lenovo makes new mark

Enjoying the enviable edge with dual sim camera now, Lenovo S5 has made a new mark in China which was unveiled officially. Lenovo S5 Pro is the successor to the S5 that was unveiled in March.   Lenovo S5 Pro will compete with Xiaomi Mi 6X, Mi 8 Lite, and Honor 8X. The key features of Lenovo S5 Pro includes the display notch that comes with 6GB of RAM.

 

Now Tharoor in news for “chaiwala” fuss

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has once again tossed a political fuss by saying that today India has a ‘Chaiwala’ as it’s prime minister because of the trend set by Pandit  Nehru. Recently Tharoor drew attention for “scorpion” jibe aimed at the PM, now , talking at an event Tharoor was reported to have said that because Nehru made such an institutional structure that any body can rise to claim the highest position in the country.

Google radar on poll spending can bother politicians

Not a very good news for the leaders or political parties in India if someone streamlines their poll related financial activities. Online search major Google did it in US mid-term polls effecting a tight control on who is spending on political ads and at the same time guidelines requiring all ads to include disclosure identifying who paid for the ads. Google plans replication of it for 2019 poll in India.

‘Rename Nicobar Island’, Chandra Bose

Netaji kin Chandra Kumar Bose, now a BJP leader in West Bengal, has given a proposal through a letter to the prime minister that the name of Nicobar Island be renamed as ‘ Saheed & Swaraj’ islands as a mark of tribute to Netaji who was the ‘ first minister of India , had hoisted the national flag at Port Blair on December 30 1943’,  Bose said in his letter.

Zee to sale 50% entertainment stake

Zee Entertainment Enterprises is on the look out for a strategic partner to sale 50% stake of it’s equity in the company to a strategic partner. The move is aimed to address capital allocation to “pursue the disruptive technological development and transform the business into ‘tech-media company’, a statement said.

Binny Bansal quits on charges of personal misconduct

The CEO of e-commerce giant, Flipkart, Binny Bansal was to resign after being charged with ‘personal misconduct’ following an investigation report. News agency Reuters reported that Bansal’s decision to resign was a sequel to an independent investigation done on behalf of Flipkart and Walmart after an allegation of “serious personal misconduct” reported the agency although Bansal has denied the allegation.

Tamil mega star spring a surprise, supports Modi in his own style

Known for his unusual stunts and acting style the Tamil mega star Rajnikant , contrary to the hopes in the opposition camp, has spun a dialogue in a way to say Modi is as strong as ten people. ‘When ten people unite against one, then who is stronger? this was how the Tamil star planned to stand by Modi when euphoria on Mahagathbandhan is yet pick up.

Skoda brings in new SUV, a match to Kodiaq

Four wheel big Skoda aims to surge pass competitors to introduce Laurin & Klernent variants of Kodiaq. Look for any safety and luxury it is there now in India with Skoda. From an affordable Rs.34,83,995, it is powered by 2.5 litre diesel unit. This latest SUV coming out with all new cockpit, nine air bags, rain sensing wiper and power-nap package with of course headrests for 2nd row sitters.

No to gifts, Deepika-Ranveer on their wedding

Deepveer, the duo of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh which is likely to marry soon have requested their guests not to take the trouble of coming with any gift. The couple will tie the knot in Italy this month on 14 & 15′ Lake Como as very few selected guests have been invited for the ceremony.However, back home the duo shall treat the Bollywood fraternity in Mumbai.

Spider man creator dies at 95

The creator of popular comic Spider-man and Iron Man Stan Lee, 95, died on Monday. Lee was also a co-creator of Marvel Comics, was born in Manhattan , was earlier known as Stanley Martin, was also co-creating many other comic characters like Iron Man, Thor and Doctor Strange, had once went for an appearance in a films including The Avenger.

Rate charts for sale of Prasad in Puri soon

It has been decided by the Puri temple administration that the rate chart on Mahaprasad sale shall be introduced after the month of Kartika. This was clarified by the the chief administrator of  Lord Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradeepta Mohapatra on Tuesday. He said that the rate chart for Mahaprasad will be given a final shape after the holy month of Kartika.

Singer Chitta Jena is no more

The popular Odia singer of yester-years Chitta Jena is no more. Jena  died yesterday in a private hospital after a prolonged illness. A melodious voice has been silenced for all the times to come. Born in 1941, Jena reigned at the horizon of popularity with his unforgettable numbers like ‘ki sundara aaha ki ananda maya’ or ‘Mo priya tharu kiye’ few evergreen songs keep resounding taking the listeners on the wings of melody of Odia flavor.

Debrigarh Tiger killers are in the net now themselves.

 

A probe has uncovered the dirty secret behind the killing of the Tiger  in the Debrigarh sanctuary last month. This hair-raising scheme had ten people behind it who made the entire scheme, trapped the tiger, killed it and then chopped off his paws, teeth and whiskers before they buried the carcass in the forest.  It was executed under the nose of the Forest department  but the latter could not get any smell of it.

 

One cr consumers may lose LPG

It may come as a set-back to about one crore LPG consumers across the country if they lose their connection from Bharatgas, Indane or HP in case they have  not done their KYC (know your customer) by  December 01. Reports say that the central government has instructed all the above agencies to complete the KYC by the end of November. This would apply to consumers who enjoy no subsidy also.

Ambani plays up emotion-business side by side

It was combo of emotion and business when the Reliance chairman rushed to Puri to seek the blessings of the lord for his daughter’s wedding. There too he told the media about his inner feelings for coming to Odisha in which Mukesh Ambani tried to lay equal emphasis on his devotion to the Lord of Puri. Earlier he had promised to invest Rs.3 K crore in addition to Rs.6k crore already invested here.

This Time on that day, “aap jit gaye , mein har gaya” Kasab

Ajmal Amir Kasab,  who nearly pulverized the nerves of Mumbai through hours long mayhem that killed many, underwent a throwback to his teens when he had confessed to a police officer that ‘aap jeet gaye, aur mein har gaya ‘(you won, I lost). This was according to a report in the Hindustan Times quoting the then main investigating officer Ramesh Mahale who reportedly had seen the  fears of death on the face of the terrorist.

No Bollywood this! Rakhi Sawant suffered taking on a real wrestler

Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant, who recently took on the Me Too fame Tanushree Dutta and got away, but she paid a price dearly when she challenged a woman wrestler in Haryana’s Panchkula and was sent hospital after getting knocked out. After the bout Rakhi had serious pain in her stomach and limbs was soon rushed to the hospital and now stated to be stable after treatments.

‘Masjid ka naam badal dunga’- BJP spokesman Sambit Patra

Taking part in a television debate the BJP national spokesman Dr. Sambit Patra, jokingly or otherwise, threatened the AIMIM spokesman Syed Asim Waqar that agar Allah se pyar karte ho to baith jao, warna… kisi masjid ka naam bhagwan Vishnu ke naam par rakh dunga’. This was while there was a debate on the changing of names of cities etc. in India, Waqar questioned the change of name of Ekana International Stadium.