Everything you need to know about Devjhiri Panda: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Devjhiri Panda: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers who discovered that mouse hair has a circadian clock - a 24-hour cycle of growth followed by restorative repair - suspect that hair loss in humans from toxic cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy might be minimized if these treatments are given late in the day.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday advised young parliamentarians to fulfil their responsibilities in terms of the people's expectations of them, saying pointedly that "it takes years to build institutions but they can be destroyed easily".
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal (BJP) MP has written to Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily demanding the early implementation of the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) project in Odisha, his office said Saturday.
New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has reportedly told a delegation of Odisha Congress members that there has been no discrimination in the allocation of funds to the state from the Central Government.
Bhubaneswar, Apr. 26 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said the Biju Janata Dal has called for a peaceful 'hartal' through out the state against the Centre's continuous negligence.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Director duo Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco's 3D animation movie "The Croods" has got an impressive start in India.
New Delhi, Apr. 22 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that many of the recommendations of an independent review committee headed by Dr. P. Rama Rao, have been implemented.
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) A powerful earthquake that rocked China scared the giant pandas and they are now being provided psychological therapy.
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) At least 152 people were killed and more than 3,000 others injured Saturday when a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck southwest China's Sichuan province, adjacent to a region where an 8.0-magnitude quake in 2008 left 69,000 people dead while 18,000 are still missing.
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) At least 124 people were killed and more than 3,000 others injured Saturday when a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck southwest China's Sichuan province, adjacent to a region where an 8.0-magnitude quake in 2008 left 69,000 people dead while 18,000 are still missing.
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) At least 113 people were killed and more than 2,500 others injured Saturday when a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck southwest China's Sichuan province, officials said.
Beijing, Apr 20 (Xinhua-ANI): Seventy-one people were killed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, according to the China Earthquake Administration.
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) At least 71 people were killed and more than 1,000 others injured Saturday when a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck southwest China's Sichuan province, officials said.
New Delhi, April 10 (ANI): Reacting to Tuesday's heckling of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and some of her ministers by Student Federation of India (SFI) and CPI-M activists as they arrived at the Planning Commission here, Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja lawmaker on Wednesday strongly condemned it, saying that his party did not endorse such acts.
New Delhi, April 4 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Member of Parliament Baijayant 'Jay' Panda has
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Two giant pandas have left China for Canada.
New Delhi, Mar.14 (ANI-Business Wire India):Member of Parliament Baijayant "Jay" Panda has called on the government to end animal testing for cosmetics in India, giving a boost to a campaign that is spreading around the world.
Bhubaneswar, March 11 (IANS) A Maoist leader wanted in more than 45 criminal cases including several murders was killed in a fierce gun battle with police in Odisha's Gajapati district Monday, an official said.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan says daughter Aaradhya will have the liberty to choose a career for herself and a parent's job is just to give "love, care and good education" to the child.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The increase in allocation for the health sector was welcome but more funds were needed, insiders said Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb. 28 (ANI): Taking on the Congress-led UPA Government ahead of the presentation of General Budget 2013-14 in Parliament, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday accused the Centre of creating an anarchic economy where prices are unabatedly rising.
Agartala, Feb 22 (IANS) Though the western and northern borders of India have become challenging, the security forces are ready to face any challenge and are adopting new strategies to deal with them, BSF chief Subhash Joshi said here Friday.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) A two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions hit normal life across Odisha on the first day of the stir Wednesday, disrupting road and rail traffic, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal MP Tuesday submitted three private member's bills in parliament seeking decriminalisation of politics.
It seems that the stage has been ready to set for a two-day strike started from today midnight by different trade unions. The strike has been called by about eleven registered trade unions and it will be start from todays mid night.
New York, Feb. 19 (ANI): First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Malia and Sasha were spotted skiing at a posh resort in Colorado.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Industry body Assocham Tuesday urged central trade unions to withdraw the Feb 20-21 two-day-strike as the economy would lose Rs.15,000-20,000 crore due to the disruption.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) A private member's bill introduced in the last winter session of parliament to seek strict tobacco control measures in India has received support from Odisha's MPs and health experts, a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP said Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar/ Jagatsinghpur/New Delhi, Feb. 4 (ANI): Irate protesters from the Left Front agitated against the Odisha Government on Monday against its drive to remove local tribals from the site of the proposed POSCO steel plant project.
New Delhi, Feb. 4 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Jay Panda on Monday welcomed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2013, saying it is a step forward and it does bring about some improvement.
London, February 3(ANI): A bubble desk designed by a French company ensures to keep workers detached from the sneezes and banter of daily office life.
Agartala/Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Three northeastern states - Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya - celebrated their 42nd statehood day Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 14 (IANS) Millions of people in Odisha Monday took a ritualistic dips in ponds and rivers and visited temples across the state as they celebrated the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti.
Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) Denial of bail, lowering the juvenile age to 15 from 18 and imprisonment till death are among the key proposals made by the Left Front government in Tripura to curb crimes against women, a top official said here Tuesday.
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) The state-run Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (HPTDC) Saturday announced a special discount for woman guests in its hotels across state.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees offered prayers at the 12th century Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri town on the New Year's Day Tuesday, official said.
Raipur, Dec. 30 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday demanded the release of their party leaders, who have been falsely implicated in the name of Maoists in Chhattisgarh.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) India provides short-term and long-term training programmes to military personnel from Sri Lanka and other neighbouring countries, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the Lok Sabha passing the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Bill Friday, the government will give more teeth to the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2002 by including offences that threaten the country's economic security.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal MP plans to introduce a private members' bill in parliament seeking Australia?like strict tobacco control measures in India.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Traffic was hit in parts of Odisha Tuesday following a statewide shutdown called by a rebel Maoist group to protest the killing of five people by police in an alleged fake encounter last week in the state.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) Odisha Police have intensified their operation to nab the state's most wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, two days after gunning down five of his alleged supporters in Gajapati district, officials said Friday.
Gajpati (Odisha), Nov. 14 (ANI): Security forces gunned down five Maoists in an encounter in a forest bordering Ganjam and Gajapati districts of Odisha on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 14 (IANS) Hundreds of children Wednesday formed a human chain along with residents on the bank of a river in Odisha seeking right to play in safe water bodies.
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday visited the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) here and inaugurated its new sixth floor.
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) In fulfilment of an "old promise" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to visit the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) here during his brief visit Saturday, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 8 (IANS) Odisha has intensified health awareness campaign in tribal-populated Malkangiri district after at least 24 children died of unknown diseases in the region in recent months, an official said Thursday.
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Nov.1 (ANI): Maoist sympathizer Dandapani Mohanty on Thursday accused the Odisha Government of harassing innocent tribals for allegedly associating with various Maoist organizations.
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) Infrastructure, energy, IT hardware, small and medium enterprises as well as defence are some of the most promising areas of cooperation in an expanded relationship between South Korea and India.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (IANS) A court in Odisha has awarded death sentence to two people for murdering a woman and her teenaged daughter in Nuapada district in February last year, a lawyer said Saturday.
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A six-day-old rare female panda cub who died recently at the US zoo had met with its end due to a liver failure, authorities have said.
Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) An "artificially-bred" panda, who grew up in "semi-wild" conditions, was Thursday returned to the wild in China, a move that marked a new phase for panda protection efforts in the country.
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Nila Madhab Panda's "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" has won the MIP Junior Kids Jury Awards 2012, at Cannes. It is the first Hindi film to win this honour.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (IANS) An expert team examined lime plaster on different structures inside the complex of the 12th century Jagannath temple in Odisha's Puri town, a day after a servitor was hurt when a piece of lime stone plaster fell on him, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Oct.4 (ANI): Bhubaneswar Zoo authorities celebrated 'Elephant Day' here on Thursday to create awareness about the pachyderms and reaffirm their commitment towards wildlife conservation.
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Orissa-based film director Nila Madhab Panda, whose films saw children playing major roles, shares a special connection with kids and says it is easiest to work with them.
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday ordered the West Bengal government to deposit the compensation announced for families of hooch tragedy victims at a post office, allowing them to earn monthly interest.
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The "Maitree" passenger bus, running between Agartala and Dhaka, was burnt down by an angry mob at Narsindi in central Bangladesh Friday, officials said here. All the passengers and crew are said to be safe.
New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has lost the confidence of the people, and is using inappropriate tactics to save its position after Trinamool Congress Party's withdrawal over reforms.
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior official in the union health ministry Friday said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) India Representative Nata Menabde had written to the ministry denying that any report from WHO claimed that a third of cheap generic drugs produced in India were counterfeit.
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Female foeticide and empowerment of women seem to have become the favourite trending topics for Bollywood stars with Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay Devgn amongst the host of celebrities who have taken up the issues on screen and even off it.
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) The Tripura government has extended for another six months the operation of a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to para-military troopers deployed in disturbed areas to curb terrorism, an official said here Saturday.
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) A delegation of MPs - part of the Citizens Alliance Against Malnutrition (CAAM) - met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and asked him to take concrete steps to end the menace of malnutrition in the state.
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) "Raaz 3" is Bipasha Basu's second film with Emraan Hashmi and she seems to be impressed with his acting skills.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) At least four people were arrested from a hotel in Odisha after a skin of an adult tiger was found in their possession, officials said Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda, whose second film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" has released Friday withou too much of publicity, says splurging money on promotion does not promise success. He feels a good story line is a must for a film to do well.
Film: "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid"; Cast: Parvin Dabas, Suhasini Mulay, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Harsh Mayar, Lehar Khan and Krishang Trivedi; Director: Nila Madhab Panda; Rating: ***
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Aamir Khan surely goes out of his way for causes that are close to his heart. The actor, busy with a shooting schedule in Chicago, made time to write to "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" director Nila Madhab Panda, expressing his desire to watch the movie on female foeticide.
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Child artists bring spontaneity, innocence on the sets and it is fun working with them, says Parvin Dabas who plays father of child actors Leher Khan and Krishang Trivedi in forthcoming movie "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid".
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) With three different films from three different genres coming out this week, viewers are spoiled for choice. They can take a pick from "Joker", a sci-fi drama, comedy "I M 24" or children's film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" as all are releasing Friday.
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda, known for "I Am Kalam", says his forthcoming movie "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid", based on the issue of female foeticide, is not a serious film.
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Prabodh Panda on Friday demanded that a proper inquiry must be initiated into the allegations made by former Indian Airlines chief Sunil Arora that he and the IA board were pressurized by the then Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and his OSD to take financially damaging and commercially unviable decisions.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) The wife of Sabyasachi Panda, who has been expelled by Maoists, Monday appealed to the Odisha government to withdraw cases against him and bring him back to the mainstream.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Odisha Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda's life is under threat from both police and the rebels, his wife said Saturday, a day after her husband was expelled by the outlawed group.
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist has expelled its Odisha state organising committee secretary Sabyasachi Panda from the party, accusing him of an "enemy-like opportunistic stand on the outfit as also the movement and leadership".
Beijing, Aug. 9 (Xinhua-ANI): Renowned director James Cameron announced Wednesday that his company will co-produce a 3D film highlighting the history of Beijing with Chinese filmmakers.
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Director James Cameron has announced that his company will co-produce with Chinese filmmakers a 3D film highlighting the history of Beijing.
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who has worked in both Indian and international cinema, feels people have double standards when it comes to women.
Washington, August 2 (ANI): It is known that workers whose sleep-wake cycles are disrupted by night shifts are more susceptible to chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Chengdu (China), July 29 (IANS) Veterinarians in southwest China's Sichuan province said a 20-year-old panda gave birth to the panda research centre's first cub of the year on the first day of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) A 12-year-old giant panda, Xi Mei, has given birth to twin cubs, the first pandas to be born this year in China, experts said Wednesday.
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Jay Panda on Tuesday said the statement made by Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid in an interview to a national daily is a well known fact.
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Three people, including two teachers, were injured Friday after they were attacked by college students in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district when they were prevented from cheating in an exam, police said.
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A group of 11 visiting Indian MPs and a leading US think tank have discussed the need for focused policy initiatives to accelerate India's economic growth agenda and unleash the vibrant India-US relationship.
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Eleven Indian parliamentarians from seven national and regional parties are here for interactions with senior US government officials and thought leaders as part of a leadership programme they are doing at Yale University.
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) When go-green is the mantra for everyone, how can cinema be left behind. "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda has collaborated with London's Performing Arts Labs (PAL) for the Green Screen Lab 2012 movement, aimed at making kids' films in an environment-friendly manner.
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): With the various political outfits adopting a wait-and-watch approach till Congress finalises its name for a presidential candidate, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Jay Panda on Thursday said his party would continue to back former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the prestigious post.
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda's second film "Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid" is in competition at the sixth edition of the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). The filmmaker is excited.
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Mumbai's renowned Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been ranked by an international organisation the "safest cardiac hospital in the world" with the lowest mortality rate, a hospital official said Friday.
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Jay Panda on Wednesday enied reports that there is dissidence within the party against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Cannes, May 22 (IANS) Director Nila Madhab Panda, remembered for "I Am Kalam", showcased his new feature film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" at Marche du Cannes (Cannes Film Market) at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival. The film is said to have received a positive response.
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Monday urged Maoists to shun violence and join the mainstream, soon after after a rebel leader warned the state government of consequences for not keeping the promises made to secure the release of two Italians kidnapped by his group more than two months ago.
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has warned the Odisha government of consequences for not keeping promises made to secure the release of two Italians kidnapped by his group more than two months ago.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): When it comes to weight gain, when you eat might be as responsible as what you eat, say researchers involving one of an Indian origin.
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) Rajan Khosa's "Gattu", which has already received positive response at international film shows, will open the Children's Film Festival to be held in Goa starting May 11.
Paralakhemundi (Orissa), May 5 (ANI): In a major cause of worry for the left ultras, a close confidante and personal guard of top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, Prashant Majhi alias Sushant, surrendered before police in Paralakhemundi in Orissa.
Agartala, May 4(ANI): Trade and commerce in Tripura has received a major fillip,owing to decline in militancy in the region, with investors across the country converging to explore the business potential in the state.
Chitalnar/Chennai, May 3 (ANI): Maoist appointed mediators arrived in Chintalnar forest area of Chhattisgarh on Thursday to hold talks with the ultras and secure early release of abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government Friday warned the employees of institutions providing essential services against indulging in politics at the cost of their work.
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Expressing happiness and relief over the release of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka after 32 days of Maoists captivity, Lok Sabha MP from Odisha Jay Panda on Thursday said he was glad that Hikaka was safe and unharmed.