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Training Programme for the Tourist Police organised by IITTM Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar:23/7/19:The safety and security of tourists is essential for any destination striving to increase its popularity among visitors. More and more countries are introducing tourist police units to help safeguard the interests of the tourists. Thus, the police are an important part of any destination image. Effective and focused use of the “tourist police” can help reduce crimes against tourists. ...

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BOOK REVIEW:The Chausathi Yoginis of Hirapur : from Tantra to Tourism by Dr Adyasha Das

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Sankar Narayan Mallick  Books on relatively unknown destinations  and their cultural significance are fairly rare. Rarer still are such books for the culturally keen lay reader. One such rare book is The  Chausathi Yoginis  of  Hirapur : from Tantra to Tourism  by Dr Adyasha Das. A vocation in sync with the subject matter, an avocation of viewing temples and an ...

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Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul has been granted bail


Cuttack:22/7/19: Self-proclaimed godman of Odisha, Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul has been granted bail by Orissa High Court today. He has been granted bail against bail bond of Rs. 2 lakh and two bailers. The Court has directed him not to influence witnesses and cooperate in the investigation. The lower court may also set additional conditions in the bail granted. The ...

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Bhubaneswar-Surat direct flight would start twice very soon


New Delhi:22/7/19: Bhubaneswar Member of Parliament Aparajita Sarangi tweeted about possible flight services between Bhubaneswar and Surat soon. The Odisha parliamentarian and Surat MP Darshana Jardosh met Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today and submitted a proposal for a direct flight between the two cities. “… Good news that the flight would start twice very soon. Felt happy with the ...

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Indian paddlers made most of the ‘home’ advantage and grabbed all the gold medals


Cuttack:22/7/19: Indian paddlers made most of the ‘home’ advantage and grabbed all the gold medals—seven to be precise—in the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships which concluded at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here today. G Sathiyan was expected to lead the individual medal tally but could not surmount the rampaging Harmeet Desai as he faltered when it mattered the most ...

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NDA govt completes 50 days in office in 2nd term


Newdelhi:22/7/19:The Narendra Modi Government has completed fifty days in office in its second term. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already laid down the vision of India becoming a Five-trillion dollar economy by 2024-25. India needs to grow at eight per cent per year to be a Five-trillion economy by then. Indian economy is expected to grow at 6.8 per cent ...

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GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft


Sriharikota:22/7/19:   India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit today. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 45,475 km. Today’s flight marks the first operational flight of the GSLV Mk III. ...

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India’s first Transgender Women Cab Driver leads a campaign to introduce transgender-friendly public toilets


Bhubaneswar:22/7/19:India’s first transgender woman Cab Driver starts change.org petition asking for accessible public toilets; meets Bhubaneswar Municipal Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Srimanta Mishra India’s first transgender woman cab driver Meghna Sahoo started a change.org petition asking for inclusive toilets Meghna wants the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to become the first authority in the country to introduce transgender-friendly public toilets.  The Deputy ...

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Bol Bam festival begin tomorrow from the first Monday of the holy of Shrabana


Bhubaneswar:21/7/19: With the beginning of Hindu month of Shrabana (rainy season between July-August) after full moon day, the kawariyas in large numbers flocked Lord Shiva shrines across the state to offer holy water throughout the month. As tomorrow is the first Monday of the holy month of Shrabana, the Shaivites have commenced their journey to offer holy water, brought from the ...

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Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced squads for India’s tour of the West Indies


Newdelhi :21/7/19:  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced squads for India’s tour of the West Indies, starting from 3rd of next month. Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team for the Test, ODI and T20I series. Rohit Sharma will be Vice Captain in the ODI and T20 series. Ajinkya Rahane will be Kohli’s deputy in ...

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