State Editions

6 new Model Colleges to be set up in State

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

With six Model Degree Colleges (MDCs) sanctioned for backward districts of Odisha by the Union Government recently, the State Government has asked the respective District Collectors to identify suitable locations and allocate land for the construction of campuses. The Union Government sanctioned the MDCs under the Rashtriya Uchhartar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)...

Start B’pur AYUSH hosp work soon: BJP

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | Brahmapur | in Bhubaneswar

The Ganjam district BJP unit on Tuesday staged a demonstration in front of the Brahmapur Sub-Collector office demanding steps for starting work for an AYUSH hospital in Brahmapur as soon as possible. BJP members said that the Central Government had provided Rs12 crore in 2016 for constructing an AYUSH hospital in...


Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Bidya Mandir student shines in entrance tests Brahmapur: Students of Nilakantha Nagar Shishu Bidya Mandir achieved success in NISER and AIIMS entrance tests. Among 30, 57,000 students who had applied for AIIMS entrance test, Subham Mahalik of this Shishu Bidya Mandir was ranked 115 on all-India basis. Similarly in NEST-2018, a...

LAMPCS MD assets of Rs2.9 cr traced

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

Basing on the allegations of acquisition of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income by Nilambar Satapathy, MD, Nabarangpur Large Area Multi-Purpose Co-Operative Society (LAMPCS), multiple locations were raided by Vigilance on Tuesday and found his assets worth Rs2,09,13,091. His residential house at Gulipatna, Umarkote, double storied building at Hatpada,...

3rd FOB in BBSR railway station ready

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

With the active monitoring of Divisional Railway Manager Braj Mohan Agarwal and the efforts of engineering team led by Divisional Engineer Ravi Prakash Yadav, the work of the third foot overbridge (FOB) has been completed in 150 days from the sanction of work by Railway Ministry. The formal inauguration of...

B’swar lawyers reiterate HC bench demand

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The courts here couldn’t function on Tuesday as members of the Baleswar Bar Association embarked on a three-day cease-work agitation to press for their demands. The demands mainly included establishment of a High Court bench here for the north Odisha region, filling of vacant judicial posts and setting up of...

4.5 tonnes of ganja seized in M’giri

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | MALKANGIRI | in Bhubaneswar

Police seized more than 4.5 quintal of ganja near Podaghat Chhak under Chitrakonda block in the district on Monday night and arrested a person in the connection. The accused was identified as Ranjit Kumar Garnaik, a resident of Purunagada village under the Chendipada police station in Angul district. Police sources said Mudulipada...

Fish ponds: Chilika biodiversity under threat

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Large scale constructions of fish ponds and excavation works by use of machines have put the Chilika biodiversity under threat. The fish ponds are being constructed to enhance fish production. However, the serious issue of loss of biodiversity and dangerous portends the construction activities have assumed require urgent attention by the Government,...

When will ‘CRISPR’ be used for new human race?

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | GYANENDRA NATH MITRA | in Bhubaneswar

Gene editing is a technology through which a scientist can add, remove or alter genetic material at a particular location in the genome of a living organism affecting its behaviour at genetic level. Genetically modified microorganisms, plants and animals have been developed with desirable traits using various technologies. Some of the products...

Pradhan seeks personal meeting with Naveen

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday in a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought a personal meeting with the latter at the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to discuss various investment opportunities for the State. Expressing his anguish on the CMO for not acknowledging his letters, Pradhan stated, “I have been...



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