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Elementary teachers’ plea to CM to accede to their demands

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Elementary School Teachers’ Association (OESTA) has requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to fulfil their ten-point charter of demands as soon as possible. The OESTA alleged that though the association has knocked the doors of the Education Department for fulfilment of their demands many times, yet the department has not...

Stress on liver cancer research

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Liver cancer is one of the commonest cancers in the world especially in countries like India which have a high incidence of Hepatitis B infection. Apart from Hepatitis B, the liver cancer could be caused by other diseases that lead to cirrhosis of the liver such as Hepatitis C infection,...

BJYM protests BJD hartal violence

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJP Yuva Morcha (BJYM), protesting against the violence during the BJD’s Hak Pain Hartal against fuel price hike on Monday, held demonstrations across the State on Tuesday. The party demanded immediate arrest of the hooligans involved in vandalism during the protest. “Activists of the ruling party assaulted common people and...

Youth Cong demands GST on fuels

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisah Pradesh Youth Congress (OPYC) on Tuesday demanded that the Union Government bring petrol, diesel and other petroleum products under the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and lessen the cost of fuels at the earliest. OPYC president Lokanath Moharathy made this demand at a Press meet here. He...

Ayush docs stage dharna for regularisation of jobs

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) doctors staged a dharna in front of the National Health Mission (NHM) office here demanding regularisation of their jobs and Centrally-approved salary. Hundreds of AYUSH doctors working in different Public Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs) across the State joined the dharna. “We...

Youth saves two lives but drowns

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | JAJPUR | in Bhubaneswar

A 19-year-old youth of Nahana village under the Bari police station in Jajpur district saved two boys from drowning in river Brahmani but was himself swept away in the river on Tuesday. Jitendra Kumar Das saw Bijaya Sahoo (14), son of Sambunath Sahoo, and Subodha Behera (13), son of Nilamani...

ICU service in hosp not free from political lobby

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | SANJOY KUMAR SATPATHY | in Bhubaneswar

Intensive care units (ICU) cater to patients with severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant, close monitoring and support from specialist, equipment and medications in order to ensure normal bodily functions. Critical care practices in India have evolved significantly over the past decade. Critical care initially began as a...

Using CBI to arrest rivals to cost BJP dear: BJD

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJD on Tuesday strongly denounced the arrest of its MLA Pravat Biswal by the CBI and termed it as political vendetta by the BJP Government at the Centre. BJD vice-president Prasana Acharya, addressing a Press meet here, said the Union Government is using Central organisations like the CBI, Enforcement Directorate...

Three held for violence during BJD hartal

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Police on Tuesday arrested three persons, including a minor, on the charge of misbehaving with a young woman and damaging her two-wheeler at Delta Square under the Khandagiri police station during the BJD’s hartal on Monday. A case under Sections 143, 147, 294, 323, 354, 341, 506 and 149 of IPC...

Chit fund scam: BJD MLA Biswal arrested by CBI

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR/ CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

Arrested BJD MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal was on Tuesday remanded to five days of CBI custody by the Special CBI court in Bhubaneswar after rejecting his bail application. The Cuttack-Choudwar MLA had been taken into custody by the CBI late on Monday night after quizzing him for his alleged links in...

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