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2-day Lok Kala fest in B’swar from Mar 6

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In a bid to revive the extinct culture and give recognition to the artists associated with the folk arts, the district administration here has mooted a plan to hold a two- day fair, the Lok Kala Mahotsav, at Gandhi Smruti Bhawan on March 6 and 7. In this...

Two CISF jawans suspended for beating students

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | JAJPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Two CISF jawans accused of thrashing students and teachers of a residential school in Kalinga Nagar of the district on Sunday were suspended from duty on Wednesday. The two jawans, deployed as security guards at a steel plant here, faced the action for allegedly barging into the premises of Gobarghati Residential...

In brief

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Atul Mishra joins as JSPL Angul ED-in-Charge Angul: Leading technocrat and steel industry veteran Atul Misha has joined as Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Angul unit Executive Director (ED)-in-Charge and head. He took charge from DK Saraogi, who has joined the JSPL Raigarh Unit as Executive Director-in-Charge. JSPL...

5 yrs after family planning ops

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | NIMAPARA | in Bhubaneswar

One Satyavama Das , wife of Ramesh Chandra Das, a resident of Denua village of Nimapara block is a Schedule Caste. Both husband and wife are daily wagers. They have two children. In 2013, Satyavama had a family planning operation in a camp at the Nimapara hospital. However, after 5 years,...

CS urged to fulfil various Ganjam demands

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Forum For Ganjam has submitted a memorandum to Chief Secretary AP Padhi for fulfillment of various demands of Ganjam district at the earliest. The demands include installation of X-Ray and CT scan machines, full-fledged operation of Trauma Care Centre and Geriatric Ward and appointment of an IAS officer as Administrative...

Pump owners' meet held

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | SONEPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The district administration convened a meeting of petrol pump owners here and directed them to strictly comply with the order of not selling petrol to bikers without helmets. The administration has come under severe criticism for violation of its February 7 order that made helmets mandatory for motorcyclists. The order also...

Minor boy saves uncle from crocodile attack

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | KENDRAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

In an exemplary courageous act, a 12-year-old boy of Kandira village in Rajanagar of Kendrapada district saved his uncle from an attack by a crocodile in a pond on Tuesday night. According to reports, one Binod Mallick of the village was attacked by an estuarine crocodile while he had gone to...

Odisha, C’garh must hold talks afresh: Activist

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | SAMBALPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Union Cabinet approved construction of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act of 1956, as per a release by the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India. It’s a delay of almost three months from the originally promised deadline. However, it’s...

Plea for Commission for Men justified

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | HRUDAYA BALLAV DAS | in Bhubaneswar

The plea of creating a Commission for Men is justified and the civil society, of late, has been raising its voice for such a commission for men which will be an independent body for ventilating their grievances. Men folk also deserve equal justice, sympathy and consideration on par with women....

Bauxite Linkage Policy to be amended

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to amend the Long-Term Bauxite Linkage policy and okayed three other important proposals. After amendment, 70 per cent of the saleable stock of the bauxite would be made available for long-term linkage and the balance 30 per cent stock would be sold through...

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