Villagers stumble upon rare idol

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first_imgVillagers stumbled upon a rare and beautiful idol of Mahavira, believed to be dating back to the 9th-10th century AD while levelling a field at the Parahata village in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. Villagers installed the three-feet-high idol, discovered five days ago, in the village temple. A couple of years ago, a one-foot high statue of the Buddha made of red brass was also found while a farmer was tilling his field.“A contractor required soil to level a canal road passing through our village. Bhaguni, a villager, volunteered to even out his field. When the bucket teeth of the earthmover hit some hard substance, we advised the earthmover’s operator not to apply force. Then we carefully dug the area around the statue and brought it out,” said Parahata villager Bhawani Panda.Villagers say they have come across many earthen pots and other unrecognisable earthen items while levelling the field. They wonder if a proper excavation would reveal more.“The idol is in standing position on a lotus pedestal. We generally find single idols of Mahavira. Statues with images of deities as well as devotees carved on stone were widely in circulation in the 9th-10th century AD,” said Sunil Patnaik, archaeologist with the Odisha Institute of Maritime and South-East Asian Studies.last_img read more


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first_imgNational Conference president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Thursday described Kashmir as “a political problem” and pitched for meaningful India-Pakistan dialogue on the issue.“There should be a meaningful, result-oriented dialogue between India and Pakistan. The stakeholders in Afghanistan are nearing a solution notwithstanding the violence that the country is fraught with. Both India and Pakistan should open the channels of dialogue with the people of State living on either side of the Line of Control. It should be followed by a dialogue between India and Pakistan,” said Dr. Abdullah, while speaking on the occasion of 19th death anniversary of his mother in Srinagar.He called for an all encompassing dialogue. “It will enable both the countries reach a solution, which is acceptable to people living in the different regions of the erstwhile State. I believe we have had enough, if both India and Pakistan have to grow then it is indispensable for them to find solutions to the issues hammering their relation. Any solution, if it has to be a viable one, should offer a win-win situation for the two countries as well as the people living across the erstwhile state,” he said.On internal politics of the country, Dr. Abdullah said the country he was living in “is poles apart from what it used to be, and what it was desired to be by the founding fathers of the Constitution of India.”“Today, we have a political dispensation at the helm of affairs at the Centre that is inclined to rob the country of its secular character. The fascist and communal forces are hell bent to change the secular visage of the country. Nonetheless India belongs to all its citizens, the country belongs to all. The country men have to keep it in their mind that the idea of progress is deficient if any community feels left out. India cannot grow if the growth of its minorities is stunted,” he said.The MP from Srinagar said the catch-words of ‘Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas’ didn’t see any implementation. “We see how our people are being intimidated on the national highway. Every now and then we see the Governor administration come up with reckless diktats of all sorts. I don’t see any of the actions of the Central government reflect their sincerity for the materialisation of the slogan,” said Dr. Abdullah.last_img read more


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first_imgLATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Irving-less Celtics hold off Raptors for 12th straight victory Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sock is one of four players to qualify for the tournament for the first time. Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin also qualified, though Goffin played in the tournament last year as an alternate after Gael Monfils withdrew.After the Federer match, Rafael Nadal was given his trophy for finishing the year as the No. 1 player in the rankings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Spaniard will play his first match at the tournament for the top eight players in the world on Monday against Goffin. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after beating Jack Sock of the United States in their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Federer has won a record six titles at the ATP Finals, including two in Houston, two in Shanghai and two in London. His last one came in 2011.In 2017, he has won a tour-best seven titles, the most he has won since taking eight in 2007.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


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first_imgTransfers Real Madrid target Lautaro Martinez admits ongoing talks with Inter Micaela Cannataro 05:00 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lautaro Martinez Racing Club 31012018 Goal Transfers Internazionale Racing Club v Huracán Huracán Racing Club Real Madrid Superliga The 20-year-old is one of Argentina’s hottest prospects, and the Nerazzurri have now entered the race to seal his signature Racing Club wonderkid Lautaro Martinez has affirmed that his agents are in talks over a prospective move to Inter, while insisting that the final decision lies with him. Martinez’s ability in front of goal has seen him linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs over the last 12 months. He was reportedly close to a move to Atletico Madrid in January prior to signing a new contract, while last week he admitted contact had been made by Real.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player According to the striker, however, he may now follow in Racing sporting director Diego Milito’s footsteps and play at San Siro. “Right now my representatives are in Italy talking to Inter’s people,” he explained to Goal. “They take care of that, I don’t know. I am aware of what is being discussed but I am thinking about my club. “Now I am part of a big club like Racing and I have a huge responsibility. Tomorrow we will see. “There are lots of offers and they will all be evaluated, to see which is the best option.” The deal signed by Martinez raised his release clause to $20 million, and he reiterated his desire to stay at Racing at least until the end of the Avellaneda club’s Copa Libertadores run.”It is 100 per cent [my decision]. I am the one who will decide where I play, where I want to be, what I want, my representatives know that, I have made that clear ever since they started working for me,” he added. “My family is always with me and they support me in my decisions.”Martinez, 20, was one of the stars of the Argentina Under-20 team last year as they competed in the South American Championships and World Cup, and has been tipped as a possible surprise inclusion in Jorge Sampaoli’s Russia squad.last_img read more


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first_imgBy BEN HARRISOn a field that resembled Sydney Harbour than Sunshine Coast Stadium, New South Wales clinched the men’s open State of Origin division with a 3-1 victory over Queensland.The deciding match was robbed of the entertainment spectacle the previous two matches dished up due to torrential rain that swept across the ground during the match.The field was a little bit damp due to an earlier shower but nobody would have foreseen for what was about to hit.In 15 minutes, large pools of water covered the entire surface of the ground.It had a huge impact on the game as players could not drive properly, dump properly or pass a long ball.“It was very hard, very hard to play on,” New South Wales captain Steve Roberts said.“It was just the simple footy that we did that helped. “There was always going to be mistakes and getting the two tries early helped us out and we just had to hold them out.”It was a tough opening period to the match as both teams tried to work the other out.Tim Good scored in the seventh minute and it was at that time the heavens opened.The conditions made it difficult for the teams to play their normal style.As Olympic-size pools of water covered the playing surface, New South Wales were able to grab a second touchdown through Robert Nakhla.The match became slow as players tried to stay on their feet.Queensland had several opportunities to score but the final pass would miss the mark; Trevor Moran’s Superman effort nearly paid off.As the minutes ticked down, it looked like there would be no scores in the second half.However a quick knock-on pass by Daniel Barton to Nakhla saw the winger score and all but seal the match for his side.Drumayne Dayberg-Muir scored a consolation touchdown for Queensland towards the end.When the full-time hooter went, Roberts let out a huge roar and his team-mates flanked their leader in the middle of the field and in the pouring rain.“Very happy with the boys,” Roberts said.“Queensland, credit to them, they always come out and play really hard, they levelled it up at one-all and the boys [NSW] just dug deep in the last game. “The conditions weren’t fantastic but we did what we had to do to get the win.”NEW SOUTH WALES 3 (Robert Nakhla 2, Tim Good touchdowns) def QUEENSLAND 1 (Drumayne Dayberg-Muir touchdown). HT: NSW 2-0. NSW won division 2-1. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO men’s open 3last_img read more


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first_imgWolves captain Coady: Past week among best of careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says the past week was one of the best of his career.The men in old gold won three matches in nine days going into the international break, including eye-catching victories at Besiktas and Manchester City. Coady told the club’s website: “We won’t forget it. It was an amazing week for this football club, we beat Watford, went to Besiktas and put the effort in with such a small squad, and then went to the home of the champions and put in a brilliant performance.“It was massive for us because a lot of people spoke, saying how we started slow, but we were learning. A lot of players haven’t played in the Europa League before, we’ve had an awful lot of games, and the most important thing was we were listening to the manager after every game and learning. We’ve got a break, which we need, but we’ll move on as soon as possible.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


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first_imgThe Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is putting measures in place to address the problem of illegal land occupation throughout the country.It is estimated that there are over 700 residential squatter settlements islandwide with more than 100,000 households, with an average of four to five persons per household.Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, in his presentation in the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21, informed that the Squatter Management Unit is being strengthened to effectively deal with the issue.Focus is also being placed on policy development, and a National Squatter Management Policy Concept Paper has been drafted with input from relevant agencies as well as civil society.Additionally, Dr. Guy said, “the squatter unit has just moved to obtain approval for the outsourcing of a comprehensive analytical research to inform squatter management policy measures.”Once the research is completed, further consultancy will be sought to develop the policy and an implementation plan.A new Trespass Act is also being developed to modernise the existing legislation, “which has been around for some 175 years,” Dr. Guy informed.According to the Minister, the issue of squatting does not only confront the Government, but is also a problem affecting private sector entities and landowners.He informed that several landowners and managers have been implementing mechanisms to reduce illegal occupation of their property and at least one player in the bauxite industry has signalled its intention to establish its own squatter management unit.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more