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World leaders agree new push for Libya peace

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Berlin:208/1/20:World leaders committed to ending all foreign meddling in Libya’s war and to uphold a weapons embargo at a Berlin summit on Sunday. This was part of a broader plan to end the spiralling conflict. The presidents of Russia, Turkey and France were among global chiefs signing up to the plan to stop interfering in the war. This includes through ...

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Sonny Mehta, versatile book publisher, and husband of Naveen’s sister Gita Mehta passed away

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NEW YORK 31/12/19;    Sonny Mehta, versatile book publisher, and husband of Naveen’s sister Gita Mehta passed away today at the age of 76. The Odisha CM decided not to celebrate the New Year.Furthermore, the Chief Minister appealed his well-wishers to refrain from visiting his residence (Naveen Niwas) to greet him. Sonny Mehta the urbane and astute head of Alfred A. Knopf who ...

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Susant Misra’s ‘Josef – Born in Grace’ features in 2019 Academy Awards

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Bhubaneswar:30/12/19:Eminient art  filmmaker Susant Misra’s ‘Josef – Born in Grace’ features in the 344 eligible feature films list for the 2019 Academy Awards recently announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.This information is being  given in a press conference by the producer Ashok Mohapatra,Susant Misra  director of the film along with script writer Zakir Khan was in the dais . ...

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Indian-Americans hold events in New York in support of CAA

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Newyork:30/12/19:Members of the Indian diaspora held events at different places in New York to express their support for the amended Citizenship Act, terming it as a historic step taken by the Indian government. A group of Indian-Americans gathered at Times Square yesterday, carrying placards and raising slogans in support of the Narendra Modi government and CAA. Attending the support rally ...

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Death toll in the bus accident in Indonesia’s Bengkulu province has risen to 35

Pagaralam: In this photo released by the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), rescuers remove the body of a victim of a bus accident in Pagaralam, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. A number of people were killed when the passenger bus plunged into the ravine on Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, police said Tuesday. AP/PTI(AP12_24_2019_000070B)

Indonesia:26/12/19:The death toll in the bus accident in Indonesia’s Bengkulu province has risen to 35, making it one of the most deadly bus accidents in recent years. A rescue team in Sumatra continued the search for a third day today to find more bodies after seven new victims were found in a river late last night. The regional bus was ...

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Narendra Modi has announced Line of Credit of 400 million dollars to Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, at the Joint Press Statements, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on November 29, 2019.

Newdelhi:29/11/19  :Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced Line of Credit of 400 million dollars to Sri Lanka to boost the island nation’s development. In a joint press statement after meeting visiting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Delhi this afternoon, Mr Modi said that India will also extend 50 million dollars Line of Credit to Sri Lanka to fight terrorism. ...

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can visit the Sun temple in Konark

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Bhubaneswar:24/11/19: If everything falls into place, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can visit the Sun temple in Konark in Odisha. As per reports published by national media, Abe is likely to visit India between December 13 and 17 for his annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi The report added Assam and Odisha are being considered as the possible venues for ...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Bill Gates

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Newdelhi:19/11/19:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today had a meeting with Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, during the latter’s three-day visit to India. The two had last met in September in New York, on the sidelines of the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Bill Gates reinforced his Foundation’s commitment to supporting the Government of ...

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ODIA SAMAJ ABU DHABI (OSA) celebrates ”BOITA BANDANA UTSAV-2019”

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ABUDHABI:19/11/19: November   15 th  2019 witnessed history repeating itself at the Abu Dhabi University Auditorium, as the Odia expat community of Abu Dhabi – ODIA SAMAJ ABU DHABI (OSA) celebrated “Boita Bandana Utsav-2019” for the record third time with pomp and grandeur. “Boita Bandana Utsav” commemorates the glorious tradition of Odia Sailors, who used to go on sea voyages for trade. ...

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Sri Lanka’s former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Presidential election

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Sri Lanka: 17/11/19;Sri Lanka’s former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the Presidential election. He is the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Gotabaya got 52.25 per cent of the total valid votes. According to the final vote count released by the country’s Election commission, he received around 6.9 million votes against his main rival, Sajith Premadasa who got around ...

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