Musical honour for Illayaraja
BHUBANESWAR: Music composer Illayaraja will be awarded the Akshaya Samman award this year.
The Akshaya Mohanty Foundation that annually organises the Akshaya Utsav on October 12 to celebrate the birth anniversary of celebrated music and literature figure Akshaya Mohanty recently announced that the award would be presented to the veteran music director from South India.
Mohanty who passed away in 2002 was a versatile personality - singer, music composer, lyricist, sensitive short story writer and novelist.
Illayaraja is the only Indian music director to work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and is considered one of the best and evergreen music directors in South Film industry.
KENDRAPARA: Five policemen were placed under suspension on Thursday on charge of collecting bribe from crews of ore-laden trucks on National Highway 5 (A).
The suspended policemen included an assistant sub inspector, a driver and three constables who were on NH patrol to regulate the traffic on highway, said official sources.
"They were suspended as they extorted the truck drivers and helpers. There was enough evidence against the bribe-taking cops,” said Kendrapara superintendent of police Narasingha Bhol.
ast fortnight, three policemen had been suspended on similar charges.
KENDRAPARA: The district administration decided to maintain security arrangements in the communally sensitive districts though the Supreme Court on Thursday had stayed the Ayodhya dispute title verdict for a week.
Prohibitory orders will remain in force until further orders. Deployment of police is not being withdrawn,” said Kendrapara collector Dhananjaya Das.
District SP Narasingha Bhol said: "We do not want to take any chance.”
BHUBANESWAR: Core committee of the Gandhi Global Family (GGF) was formed on Thursday under the leadership of Achyuta Samanta, founder of Kiit and Kiss. Samanta was recently appointed national secretary in-charge of five eastern states - Orissa, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bengal. The GGF is a global organisation dedicated to the cause of the Gandhian values.
BHUBANESWAR: The railways ministry has decided to use five digits for numbering trains, in place of the existing four- digit numbering system.
The move was made to make the numbering system of passenger trains more scientific, logical, uniform and computer-friendly.
Only a prefix of the digit ‘1’ (one) will be added to the four- digit numbers of the existing trains which would cover all scheduled and regular express/mail and superfast trains. The new numbering system will come into effect from December 20, 2010.