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NHRC displeased with Govt’s rehab measures

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Expressing strong displeasure over the rehabilitation measures of the Odisha Government, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a complete report from the State Chief Secretary on various human rights aspects of the large-scale displaced masses in the State. The NHRC passed the order after considering a couple of petitions...

Three killed in Maoist landmine blast in Raighar

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | NABARANGPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Three labourers were killed in a landmine blast near Mundibedha village under the Raighar police limits in Nabarangpur district on Monday evening. The labourers while returning home by a tractor after completing their work saw near the roadside of Venus village a suspicious piece of rag tied in a branch of...


Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Life term for murder accused in N’rangpur Nabarangpur: The District and Sessions Court here convicted and sentenced Prabhudhar Banua of Kakudiamba village under the Papadahandi police limits to life imprisonment for murdering Baladeb Majhi of his village. On June 12, 2011, the accused had assaulted Majhi with a lathi leaving him...

Rape accused Jajpur sarpanch arrested

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | JAJPUR | in Bhubaneswar

A sarpanch, who had allegedly raped a 32-year-old married woman in Jajpur district on March 31, was arrested on Tuesday. The accused, Tapas Ray, Sarpanch of Majhipada Gram Panchayat under Balichandrapur police station, was apprehended from a house at Chandikhola following a raid in his hideout, said...

Not consulted, villagers stop DMF projects

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | JHARSUGUDA | in Bhubaneswar

Development work is in progress on behalf of the Soil Conservation and Water Development Department at an estimated cost of Rs 15 lakh from the District Mineral Fund here. The officials are doing this work themselves without consulting locals though earlier the villagers protested such a move many times earlier. On...

Nimapara Cesu JE arrested taking bribe

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | NIMAPARA | in Bhubaneswar

Vigilance officials from Bhubaneswar led by DSP AK Mishra caught red-handed Junior Engineer Basudev Moharana at the number 2 section office of the Cesu’s Nimapara Division while he was taking a bribe of Rs 5,000. According to reports, one Bharat Swain of Nahada Sasan village under Gop block had applied for...

YHAI Brahmapur unit holds golden jubilee

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI), Brahmapur unit celebrated its golden jubilee here recently under the leadership of its president Chandra Sekhar Sahu. YHA national chairman S Venkat Narayanan, treasurer Manoj John and National Youth Hostel Trust trustee Rashmikant Chhipa attended as guests. Several cultural events were presented by students of...

Baleswar MP writes to Union Finance Minister

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

As the ATMs remain dry for days together and people, particularly in rural areas, continue to suffer of non-availability of cash, Baleswar MP Rabindra Kumar Jena on Tuesday wrote to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking his intervention in the matter. In his letter Jena said, “I have been receiving...

Steel handling at Dhamra port begins

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Steel handling at the Dhamra port started with the receipt of first rack from the Tata Steel’s Kalinga Nagar plant by train recently. In the first phase 6,000 MT steel coil was received by the Dhamra Port. With this, a new chapter in the profile of the port has commenced. Notably, recently...

Niranjan made Odisha Cong chief on Punjab model

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | LALIT MOHAN MISHRA | in Bhubaneswar

Ending more than a year of ambivalence over the Odisha PCC leadership change, the AICC has finally given the rein of the State unit to Niranjan Patnaik, who was a four-term MLA and a three-term Minister, besides the PCC president from 2011 to 2013. After the 2009 Assembly poll debacle of...




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