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Child rights awareness drive held

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

To prevent violence against and sexual abuse of children, their legal and social rights, the Centre for Child and Women Development (CCWD) in collaboration with Action Aid organised an awareness drive on the occasion of the World Day Preventing Child Abuse at Niladri Vihar. This also coincided with the Child...

Dalai Lama: one of world’s greatest living teachers

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | ACHYUTA SAMANTA | in Bhubaneswar

In his second autobiography, the Dalai Lama writes that his title “means different things to different people”. To some it embodies a living Buddha, who is the earthly manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion. To others, the term denotes a ‘god-king’, but to a two-year-old boy in 1938, it meant...

‘Emar Mutt silver hoard has origin in Great Orissa Famine’

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The silver ingots recovered from the Emar Mutt in Puri have links with the Great Orissa Famine (Na’Anka Durbhiksha) of 1866. According to historian Anil Dhir, conclusive evidence has been found proving that the bullion was part of the payment made by the British authorities to the various mutts for rice...

Kadvi Hawa promotes drive against blindness

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Padmashri Nila Madhav Panda held the premiere release of his upcoming film "Kadvi Hawa" here on Sunday. The film is based on climate change and its impact on human life and survival. The movie ready for release on November 24 has in the cast renowned actor Sanjay Mishra in...

In brief

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

No Mandi yet, Balangir farmers agitate Balangir: Several farmers led by president of Zilla Krushak Mahasangha Sudhir Parischha on Monday staged a dharna before the District Civil Supplies Office here demanding opening of a Mandi to procure paddy from them. Even though the district administration had decided to open a Mandi...

State Govt sanctions Rs 20 lakh for Annapurna Theatre makeover

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Government has announced an assistance of Rs 20 lakh for modernisation work of the famed Annapurna Theatre in Puri. The fund would be sanctioned from the Culture Department. Approving a proposal made by Puri MLA and Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty and recommended by the Puri Collector...

B'ngir poultry farmers demand protection

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Balangir District Poultry (Broiler) Farmers Association president Prasanta Satpathy expressed concern over unauthorized entry of outside traders in the district. There are 70 poultry (broiler) farmers in the district whose capacity varies between 1,000 and 10,000 birds per day and the district produces around 13,000 birds daily, said Satpathy. But he...

Arrested Buguda CHC MO’s houses searched

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Vigilance sleuths conducted simultaneous searches on houses of Ganjam district’s Buguda CHC Medical Officer Dr B Gopal Rao and detected assets worth Rs 1,79,66,626 in his and his family members’ names after he was caught red-handed while taking bribe of Rs 1,500 from a patient on Sunday. Vigilance officers raided Rao’s...

Surprise visits to offices; works monitored

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | Ubachak Mohanty | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In order to curb corruption and bring transparency in the system, a young lady officer posted in Nilgiri as Sub-Collector, which is a tribals-dominated subdivision, has formed a Rapid Monitoring System (RMS). The idea is coined by Aboli S Naravane to bring an improvement in governance and accelerate implementation of Government...

Gold worth Rs 43L looted in train

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | JHARSUGUDA | in Bhubaneswar

In a daring loot, an employee of a Raipur-based jewellery shop, travelling by the Howrah-Mumbai Mail, was looted by an unidentified miscreant at the railway station here on Saturday night. Sources said the employee of Jinkushal Jewellers of Amapara, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Laxminarayan Sharma was returning to Raipur with a bag carrying...

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