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  • Giant Panda Valley launched in China October 5, 2014

    Beijing: As part of its endeavour to reintroduce pandas into the wild, China has launched its first-ever Du Jiang Yan Giant Panda Valley in Sichuan province. Located in the forest hills, 50 km from provincial capital Chengdu, the pandas' natural habitat, the Panda Valley is close to the Longxi-Hongkou Nature Reserve...
  • BJD supports Modi's viewpoints on Indian Muslims, says Jay Panda September 20, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Biju Janata Dal member Jay Panda said that he supported Modi's view points in the interview the PM gave. "We support what PM has said about Indian Muslims," said Panda. ...
  • Japanese delegates impressed by Modi: BJD leader Jay Panda September 2, 2014

    BJD leader Jay Panda who was also in Japan at the time of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit said that he was told by the Japanese delegates there that the PM was easy to understand and connected well with people. ...
  • Crime Branch starts grilling Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda July 31, 2014

    Cuttack: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Thursday started questioning Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in connection with the Nayagarh armoury loot and attack on Nayagarh police station in 2008. Crime Branch IG YB Khurania said, "We have been trying to extract some information from Panda about the looted arms from...
  • Sabyasachi Panda interrogated in police custody July 20, 2014

    Berhampur (Odisha): Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was on Sunday interrogated, a day after the arrested Red rebel was sent to police remand for ten days. A team of senior police officers along with Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) grilled Panda in presence of his advocate Deepak Patnaik amid tight security, a...
  • Top Odisha Maoist sent to 10day police remand July 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha on Saturday granted the police a 10day remand of top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, a day after his arrest, a defence lawyer said. Police had sought Panda's custody for 14 days to interrogate him. Subdivisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) at Berhampur PK Behera, however, granted a 10day remand,...
  • Will be happy to see Sabyasachi Panda hanged: Slain cops' wives July 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The arrest of Odisha's top maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has brought cheers to the families of personnel who laid their lives while fighting red rebels in different parts of the state. "I will be happy if Panda is sentenced to death. The soul of my husband should be at...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam July 18, 2014

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • BJD's Jay Panda backs TRAI amendment bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda on Monday supported the Bill to amend TRAI Act which seeks to remove a legal hurdle in the appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the Prime Minister. While his party's stand on the issue is not...
  • Omar Abdullah, Shashi Tharoor, Jay Panda: How Twitter's hilarious trio is helping shatter the Indian politician stereotype May 29, 2014

    The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. A Member of Parliament. A former Union Minister. The combined humour of Omar Abdullah, Baijayant Jay Panda and Shashi Tharoor on Twitter has not helped save puppies but it has countered the dullness that normally besets India's veteran politicians after years in office. Abdullah,...
  • Watch: Heated arguments between TMC, CPM workers in West Midnapore May 7, 2014

    TMC workers stopped CPI sitting MP Prabhod Panda's car in West Midnapore and agitated over a poster on Panda's car. Meanwhile, opposition parties alleged booth capturing and rigging by the TMC in Garbeta in West Bengal. ...
  • MPs Rating: Baijayant Panda scores 5.81 on a scale of 10 April 16, 2014

    BJD Leader Baijayant Panda is a first time MP from Kendrapara in Odisha. Panda scored 4.1 for accessibility and 5.9 for trustworthiness. He got 6.8 for maintenance of law and order, 6.7 for public transport, 6.1 for provision of good roads, 6.9 for better schools and 6.1 for both providing...
  • Odisha: Aparajita, Prasad, Subhshree, Soumya file nomination March 24, 2014

    Prominent Oriya actress Aparajita Mohanty,Subhashree Panda, AOP founder President Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Congress chief whip Prasad Harichandan were among over 56 candidates who filed nomination papers for the second phase of polls for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly segments in Odisha. While Mohanty, accompanied by her actor son Babusan...
  • Wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda's wife joins Ama Odisha Party March 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Subhashree Panda, wife of wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, on Wednesday joined Ama Odisha Party along with over 100 of her women supporters. Subhashree, who was set free from jail in 2012, said she would like to contest the ensuing assembly elections from Ranpur segment in Nayagarh district. She was arrested and...
  • CPI to fight in 60 seats, declares 39 names for LS polls March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Probodh Panda and Atul Kumar Anjaan are among 39 candidates declared by CPI for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls as the party said that it would fight on 60 seats in 24 states. The party also hoped that a non-Congress non-BJP formation would come to power at the...
  • Giant pandas get a celebrity welcome in Belgium February 24, 2014

    Two giant pandas arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan on Sunday, and they got the kind of welcome usually reserved for visiting dignitaries or celebrities. The male and female pair, Xing Hui and Hao Hao, showed no signs of stress from a journey of more than 12 hours as their...
  • Wedding plans with Naina Bachchan? Nothing official, says Kunal Kapoor February 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Actor Kunal Kapoor on Tuesday clarified there was nothing official about his wedding to longtime girlfriend Naina Bachchan rumoured to be solemnised later this year. Kapoor said the two were "dating and together". Naina is superstar Amitabh Bachchan's niece. "It is not official. When we are ready, we will definitely talk...
  • A giant panda rolling around and playing in snow is the cutest video you will see today February 11, 2014

    While the Toronto Zoo closed early on February 5th, 2014, due to the recordbreaking snow fall, their giant panda Da Mao sure seemed to enjoy himself. Watch what security cameras caught him doing within his outdoor habitat. ...
  • Rahul's allegations are false, he should do his homework, says BJD February 9, 2014

    Hitting back at the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Biju Janata Dal leader Jay Panda said, "It is ironic that Shri Rahul Gandhi made some allegations in his speech in my part of the constituency. I don't think he did his homework. According to the statistics of Planning Commission and...
  • 'Babloo Happy Hai' review: A strong message is gently conveyed in the film February 8, 2014

    Cast: Sahil Anand, Erica Fernandes Director: Nila Madhab Panda Rating: 4 out of 5 First, a question for the director: Why on earth has he given such a moronic robotic title to a film that informs, entertains and engages our attention? In short 'Babloo Happy Hai' does everything cinema is meant to. And...
  • 'Babloo Happy Hai' deals with HIV AIDS: Nila Madhab Panda February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After making films on child education and female foeticide, 'I Am Kalam' director Nila Madhab Panda has explored the serious topic of HIV AIDS in his latest release 'Babloo Happy Hai'. The film revolves around three friends Jatin, Harry and Rohan, who are on a road trip before...
  • Babloo Happy Hai: Director Nila Madhab Panda's road trip from Delhi to Manali February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Nila Madhab Panda made heads turn with his debut feature 'I Am Kalam' and went on to make critically acclaimed 'Jalpari'. The director with a social concern is back with 'Babloo Happy Hai', which is set to hit the screens on February 7, 2014. He talks about his...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar urges banks to increase loan sanctions for poors January 16, 2014

    Requesting to sanction more loans to the poor, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday requested United Bank of India (UBI) authorities to increase its credit deposit ratio from 39 per cent to 50 per cent in this financial year itself. Sarkar said this while inaugurating ten new branches of the...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: India's who's who pay homage through Twitter October 2, 2013

    Who says that Mahatma Gandhi is no longer a national trend? He is at least trending on the social media. Even 144 years after his birth and 65 years after his death, Mahatma still inspires the whole nation and the people remember him at least on October 2 (his birth...
  • Odisha: Man suspects wife's infidelity, slashes her private parts September 30, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A man in Odisha, suspecting his wife of infidelity, allegedly tonsured her, slashed her private parts with a blade and stabbed her with a tubelight. The man has been arrested, police said on Monday. The gory incident occurred in the state capital Bhubaneswar on September 24, but came to light...
  • Youth involvement critical to success of any movement: Gul Panag September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Gul Panag has launched an anti-tobacco campaign - No more tobacco in 21st Century - and urged youth to wholeheartedly participate in the cause to make it a success. She launched the campaign Sep 10 on the first day of the International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the...
  • Defiant BJD, TMC force govt to defer RTI amendment bill September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Under pressure from social activists and few political parties, the government was forced to defer the RTI amendment bill keeping political parties outside the ambit of the RTI but announced plans to bring it back in winter session of Parliament. "To say politics is a public office is...
  • Moily in doubt over amendment to RTI Bill, says timing not right: sources September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily has expressed doubts over the amendment to the Right to Information Bill saying the timing may not be right, considering the poor perception about politicians, said sources. The amendment, aimed at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit, is...
  • FTN: What do India's young MPs feel about politics of attrition? May 1, 2013

    CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses the question with MoS HRD Shashi Tharoor and others. ...