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Miss India Asia Pacific 2017 winner Sonika Roy recently won two subtitles


Bhubhaneswar:2/12/17;Miss India Asia Pacific 2017 winner and Femina Miss India finalist 2015 Sonika Roy has recently won two subtitles — Miss Zanea Online Asia Pacific International 2017 and Miss People’s Choice Award Miss Asia Pacific international 2017 — at Miss Asia Pacific International 2017 held in Philippines in November. She won Miss Zanea Online at Asia Pacific International 2017 in ...

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Odisha’s famous Sambalpuri dance goes global again


Odisha news Times Bureau Bhubaneswar/Paris, May 30 Odisha’s famous Sambalpuri dance goes global again. Internationally acclaimed Odissi dancer Saswat Joshi performed the folk dance in front of Eiffel Tower in Paris along with other artistes. The troupe enthralled the spectators present at the famous monument in France. “Being desi sambalpuria in france.. Well this was again an adventure to perform real sambalpuri ...

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South Africa keep de Villiers as skipper despite Faf du Plessis’ impressive show

South African cricketer AB de Villiers, left, has a chat with team captain Hashim Amla while playing against India on the second day of the third cricket test match between the two countries in Nagpur, India, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Sydney: AB de Villiers’ job as South African captain is safe despite Faf du Plessis impressing with his leadership as stand-in skipper during thumping back-to-back Test wins over Australia, selectors say. Star batsman de Villiers was ruled out of the series with a left elbow injury that required surgery with du Plessis seamlessly taking over. His vision has been praised ...

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Trump win is an opportunity for UK-US trading relationship, says British PM Theresa May


LONDON: Donald Trump’s election win provides an opportunity for Britain’s trading relationship with the United States, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. Top Comment Good slap on the face of closet Muslim Obama who has cheated the USA for 8 long years.. RCH Ram During the presidential campaign Trump rejected a comment by President Barack Obama that if ...

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Saudi Arabia bans schools from marking non-Islamic holidays


RIYADH: Saudi Education Ministry has warned international schools from marking non-Islamic occasions, such as Christmas and New Year, the media reported on Monday. The ban includes forbidding those schools from providing holidays on such occasions or changing the dates of exams to suit them, Xinhua news agency reported. The ministry directed all schools to stick to the academic calendars for ...

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Trump ‘will immediately deport’ 2-3 mn illegal immigrants


WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday reiterated his pre-election commitment to impose a stricter immigration regime, saying he will ensure immediate deportation of two to three million undocumented immigrants. In his first extensive interview since victory at the election, Trump told CBS News that his government’s primary focus would be “the people that are criminal and have criminal records, ...

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Powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 strikes New Zealand, triggering small tsunami


CHRISTCHURCH: A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, shaking residents awake, causing damage to buildings and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight in a mostly rural area close to the city of Christchurch, but appeared to be more ...

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Odisha, Indonesia Share Age-Old Historical and Civilisational Links- Governor


Bhubaneswar: Odisha and Indonesia share age-old historical and civilsational links. People of Kalinga were the pioneers in Indian colonization in farther India, particularly in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, the then Burma. Indian traders, adventurers, teachers and priests were the dominating influence in South-East Asia. Hinduism and Buddhism both spread to these regions from India and for many centuries existed there with ...

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Odisha: SZAMBM Gheraoed Collectorate Demanding implementation of the 5th Scheduled Provisions


Sundargarh: Hundreds of tribals marched in a rally on 12th Nov from Stadium and gheraoed the district collectorate demanding implementation of the 5th scheduled constitutional provision in the district. The protest rally was organised under the umbrella banner of Sundargarh Zilla Adiwasi Mulwasi Bachao Manch(SZAMBM) under which a number of community based tribal sangathans from all the blocks across the ...

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Varanaseya Utkal Samaj celebrated Boita Bandana Utsav


Varanaseya Utkal Samaj celebrated Boita Bandana Utsav Maintaining the cultural tradition of Odisha, the Odias residing in Varanasi celebrated “Boita Bandana Utsav” under the aegis of Varanaseya Utkal Samaj (VUS) on 14th November, 2016. For a very long time, VUS is spreading the Odia culture among the Odia people and beyond the Odia community living around the holy city of ...

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