The low-pressure induced rain that continues to lash the city since last evening has brought normal life to a standstill, leaving several areas waterlogged. The wet spell also forced the mercury to dip below normal.
Air Intelligence Unit of the customs department recovered gold bars weighing 661.5gms worth Rs 19.46 lakh from a passenger at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here, an official said on Wednesday.
Pradeep Sethy, managing director of the Artha Tatwa Multi-State Credit Co-operative Society, was on Wednesday convicted with charges of cheating and sentenced to jail for five years by the Sambalpur chief judicial magistrate.
A weeklong workshop on lithography was organised in Balasore Art And Crafts College under the aegis of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi. Lithography technique is almost on the verge of extinction in India with the advent of offset printing facilities. Principal of the college Nikunja Bihari Das said: “Twenty blocks and a printing machine were procured from Calcutta to impart training to the students.” Twelve lithography experts, who are working in various states, have been roped in to teach about the technique and how art can be made on the litho stones and prints.