State

Odia boy Chandrakant Acharya awarded Sword of Honour at IMA's passing out parade

Dehradun: Holding state's head high, Odisha boy Chandrakant Acharya of Cuttack has been awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour for the best performing cadet at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Saturday. He also bagged the gold medal given to the officer who stands first in order of merit.

'I know I will have to keep up the hard work in the future keeping up this performance', he said.

Chandrakant said that he always wanted to join the Indian army and for that he had joined the prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), a government military school in Dehradun.

'It took a lot of hard work behind this success. There was little relaxation and more work as I always wanted to excel in the training,' said Acharya.

His father, Ajay Kumar Acharya, associate professor of Botany in Cuttack, said that his son had made them proud with the double achievement. 'We always believed in his capabilities and prowess and he has proved his worth.'

Pangolin Smuggling: Six More Held, Elephant Tusk Seized

Mayurbhanj: Continuing its crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Monday night arrested six m...

Two Russian Tourists Detained For Flying Drone Over Konark Sun Temple

Konark: Despite strict rules imposed by the Odisha Police, two Russian tourists were caught flying a drone over the Sun Temple in Konark on Tuesday.Ac...

Biju Mahila seeks Whitepaper on LPG distribution

    The Biju Mahila Janata Dal on Monday once again alleged that the Union Government has completely failed in implementing the Pradhan...

Hirakud Exp via Jharsuguda Road from December 18

The East Coast Railway  has decided to run the 18507/18508 Visakhapatnam-Amritsar-Visakhapatnam Hirakud Express on diverted route via Jharsuguda ...