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Everything you need to know about Jaroda Panda: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Jaroda Panda: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Trinamool warns against mixing politics with profession

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

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.

BJD MP Jay Panda welcomes release of Jhina Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

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.

Relief, tears as Maoists release Odisha legislator Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Balipeta (Odisha), April 26 (IANS) Emotions ran high as Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka walked into a crowd of people here Thursday, released by Maoists after being held captive for over a month in Koraput district.

Maoists release Odisha legislator Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka in the state's Koraput district after holding him captive for more than a month.

Maoists set free Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka

April 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka in Koraput district after holding him captive for more than a month.

Women's empowerment key to progress: Shabana Azmi

April 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The true measure of a country's progress is not just its gross domestic product, but its human development index in which the empowerment of women is an important constituent, actress and activist Shabana Azmi said Monday.

'Women yet to break through the glass ceiling'

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Recognising the significant progress made by women in over six decades of independence, panelists at a seminar here, however, lamented that barring a sector or two, they are yet to break through the glass ceiling.

Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still held (Roundup)

April 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, while the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka, continued to remain uncertain.

Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco professes 'My love for Oriya people will never finish'

April 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 12 (ANI): Italian national Paolo Bosusco, who was released by the Maoists on Thursday after being in their captivity for almost 29 days, thanked the people of Odisha for their kindness, saying his love for the Oriya people will never finish.

Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still missing

April 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, officials said as the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka, continued to remain uncertain.

Maoists release Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco

April 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 12 (ANI): Maoists on Thursday freed Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco after keeping him in captivity for 29 days.

Maoists release second Italian

April 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him hostage for nearly a month, official sources said.

Maoists freed Italian citizen Bosusco after Panda's wife release, sources say

April 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Maoists on Wednesday night have reportedly freed the second abducted Italian citizen Bosusco Paolo, who was kidnapped on March 14 along with another Italian tourist Claudio Colangelo from Kandhmal district of Orissa when they were on their trekking mission......

Fulfil promises before Italian's release: Maoists

April 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) The Maoists holding an Italian hostage since March 14 Wednesday reiterated that he will be released only after the Odisha government fulfils its promises on their demands.

'I will enter politics but not join any party', says Milli Panda

April 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 11 (ANI): Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda's wife Subhashree Das alias Milli Panda, who was acquitted in a case relating to an encounter between police and the Maoists, on Wednesday said she will enter politics but not join any party.

Maoists to release hostage in 'democratic' way, says Sabyasachi Panda

April 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 11 (ANI): Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda on Wednesday said they would release Italian national Paolo Bosusco, who was abducted nearly a month ago, in a 'democratic' way.

Odisha abduction crisis: Maoist leader released a fresh audio tape

April 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

The release of abducted Italian tourist operator and BJD legislator still seems to be cloudy, as Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda on Wednesday issued a fresh audiotape stating that they were ready to release the Italian citizen Basusco Paolo (55), if government made it clear that it would keep its promise......

For Italian's release, fulfil promise: Maoists

April 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Maoists holding an Italian hostage since March 14 Wednesday reiterated that he will be released only after the Odisha government fulfils its promise.

Maoist leader's wife freed, Odisha hostage crisis continues

April 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) An Italian and an Odisha legislator continued to be in the custody of Maoists Tuesday even as a top rebel's wife - whose release from jail had been demanded as one of the conditions to set free the hostages - was acquitted by a court.

Maoist leader's wife freed from jail

April 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Subhashree Das, wife of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, was released Tuesday from a jail in Odisha after a court acquitted her in a 2003 shootout case for lack of evidence.

Odisha court acquits Maoist leader's wife

April 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) A fast track court in Odisha Tuesday acquitted a top Maoist leader's wife in a 2003 shootout case for lack of evidence, sources said. Her release was sought by the rebels in exchange for an Italian who has been held captive by them since last month.

Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages' release

April 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by the Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with the rebels failing to budge from their demands.

Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages' release

April 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with the ultras failing to budge from their demands.

Maoist leader Panda's rivals ask Orissa Govt. to release five more Maoists (Second Update-Orissa-Ma

April 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr.7 (ANI): Within hours of Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing the names of six Maoists to be released by his government, the rebels who have abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka, released a fresh audio tape on Saturday demanding the release of five more Naxals from jail.

Orissa CM Patnaik names six Maoists to be freed in exchange for Italian hostage (Update-Orissa-Maoi

April 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr.7 (ANI): The Orissa Government on Saturday announced the names of the jailed Maoists to be freed in exchange for the kidnapped Italian hostage.

Maoists holding Hikaka jack up their demand

April 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) Extending their deadline to Tuesday, Maoists holding Biju Janata Dal legislator Jhina Hikaka Saturday demanded unconditional release of five more people from Odisha jails in order to secure his release.

Orissa CM strongly refutes Maoist leader's claims

April 7, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr.7 (ANI): Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday strongly refuted the claims of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda made by him in an audio tape, arguing that the Maoists had asked for the release of six Naxals, out of which the government was facilitating the release of five.

Odisha govt. bends more; set to release 5 Maoists

April 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Bending more before the Maoists, Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha and Party President of Biju Janta Dal Saturday became ready to release five of seven Maoist leaders demanded by Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda.....

Possible targets for drugs to help treat sleep disorders and diabetes identified

April 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists including one of Indian origin have identified a major gear in the biological clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food- the finding that may lead to new drugs to treat sleep problems and metabolic disorders, including diabetes.

Maoists refuse to release kidnapped Italian, issue fresh 96-hour deadline to Odisha Government

April 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr.6 (ANI): Maoists have refused to release Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo and have issued a fresh 96-hour deadline to the Odisha Government to release seven jailed Naxals.

Odisha hostage crisis: Maoists refuse to release Italian

April 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Maoists Friday refused to release the Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo they have kept hostage in Odisha since March 14 even though the government offered a swap.

Maoists refuse to release Italian hostage

April 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Maoists Friday refused to release the Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo they have kept hostage in Odisha since March 14, though the government has offered a swap.

Odisha govt. announces the list of 27 prisoners to be released

April 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM

In a major development in Odisha hostage crisis case, the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Thursday night announced the names of 27 people whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian tourist and a Biju Janta Dal legislator being held captive by Maoists........

Hostage crisis: Maoist's wife, 26 others to be freed

April 5, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday announced the names of 27 people whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by Maoists.

Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted Odisha legislator

April 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding ruling Biju Janata Dal lawmaker Jhina Hikaka for the past 10 days in Odisha Tuesday gave an April 5 deadline to the state government to fulfill their demands.

Cultivated area in Odisha declining, says NGO

March 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) Increase in allocation of water to industries in Odisha has hit agriculture with the total cultivated area declining, a group working on water-related issues in the state said Saturday.

Private participation vital to expedite development in northeast: Plan panel

March 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has asked the northeastern states to encourage private participation in developing both physical and social infrastructure in the region, an official release Friday said.

Odisha abduction crisis: Talks likely to resumes soon between Govt and Maoist

March 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM

As the Maoists set free to 61-year old Italian Tourist Paolo Bosusco, the government is looking for further beginning the talks with Maoists who are still holding one Italian tourist operator and one legislator of Koraput........

Orissa hostage crisis: Govt., Maoists to resume talks

March 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar.26 (ANI): The Orissa Government and the rebel Maoists are likely to hold another round of talks to end the hostage crisis in the state.

Maoists reiterate demands to free second Italian

March 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to tribal areas - to secure his release, the rebels said Monday, a day after freeing another Italian.

Maoists release one abducted Italian

March 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14. The rebels said they will release the other Italian only after the government fulfills some of their demands.

Maoists release one abducted Italian

March 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14, an official said.

Maoist releases one Italian hostage

March 25, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Giving some relief to the Odisha govt. Maoist has released one of the Italian hostages whom they have abducted on March 14

Maoists releases one abducted Italian

March 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14.

Orissa kidnapping crisis: Interlocutors rule out further talks with Maoists

March 24, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar.24 (ANI): The resolution of the kidnapping crisis in Orissa reached a dead end on Saturday with two Maoist negotiators-B D Sharma and Dandapani Mohanty, deciding to suspend all talks between the state government.

Orissa MLA kidnapping: Chief Minister Patnaik sends ministers to negotiate with Maoists for release

March 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar.24 (ANI): Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided to send two ministers of his government to the state's Korapur District to negotiate with the Maoists and seek the release of abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka.

Maoists abduct Orissa MLA, Patnaik takes stock at security meeting in Bhubaneswar

March 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Mar.24 (ANI): A tribal MLA of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha was abducted by Maoists in Koraput district early on Saturday morning.

Panda dung tea world's most expensive at 130 pounds per cup

March 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Tea fertilised with Panda dung is set to be sold for 130 pounds a cup - making it the most expensive in the world.

Panda dung tea world's most expensive at 130 pounds per cup

March 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Tea fertilised with Panda dung is set to be sold for 130 pounds a cup - making it the most expensive in the world.

Maoist negotiator declines to act as mediator to free Italian hostages

March 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Mar 20 (ANI): Maoist interlocutor Biswapriya Kanungo has refused to mediate in the ongoing Italian hostage crisis in the state, after the Maoists named him as one of three negotiators to hold talks with the government.

Hackers attack Panda Labs site after Anonymous arrests

March 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

London, Mar.8 (ANI): Hackers identifying themselves with Antisec have attacked the website of Panda Labs' anti-malware products.

Hackers attack Panda Labs site after Anonymous arrests

March 8, 2012 at 12:31 PM

London, Mar.8 (ANI): Hackers identifying themselves with Antisec have attacked the website of Panda Labs' anti-malware products.

Emma Watson to play lead role in 'Beauty and the Beast'

February 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

London, Feb 15 (ANI): Emma Watson is set to star in a period film adaptation of the classic fairytale story 'Beauty and the Beast'.