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‘BJP to deposit money in 35K voters’ account’

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJD on Monday alleged before the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) that the BJP has collected bank accounts of over 35,000 voters of the Bijepur Assembly constituency and promised to deposit money in those accounts if the concerned people decide to vote for the BJP candidate just before voting. The party...

Money seizure: BJP, BJD continue to trade charges

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | BARGARH/ BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJP and the BJD continued to trade charges over the seizure of Rs 40.50 lakh in Bargarh with senior leaders of both the parties accusing each other of trying to entice voters with money ahead of the by-poll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency. “I challenge the Bargarh SP to hand...

W Odisha lawyers’ 6-day strike begins

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | SAMBALPUR | in Bhubaneswar

In view of a call by the Central Action Committee (CAC) of the lawyers of western Odisha for a six-day cease-work stir from Monday till February 24 demanding a High Court Bench in the region, Government offices and banks remained closed on Monday. Senior advocates squatted at Nelson Mandela Chowk here...

HC lawyers up ante; strike till Feb 23

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

The striking lawyers of the Orissa High Court on Monday decided to toughen their stand in protest against the inadequate number of judges in the High Court. At a general body meeting of the High Court Bar Association here, the members decided to continue their cease-work stir for another week,...

Kunduli issue: Cong holds demo in city

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Congress on Monday held an innovative demonstration in the State capital alleging negligence and delay by the State Government in providing justice to the Kunduli gangrape victim. The party activists donned gowns with slogans written on it and went round different parts of the city in a motorbike rally urging...

Marriage row: Women groups clash in PS

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

Several women were injured after two groups of women entered into a pitched battle in the premises of a city police station here on Monday afternoon. The incident happened at the Madhupatna police station here when the rival groups of nearby Nuapada locality were summoned by the police over a case...

JSpur boy dies after measles vaccination

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | JAGATSINGHPUR | in Bhubaneswar

A teen-aged boy who had been administered with measles vaccine two weeks ago died in a hospital on Saturday. His parents alleged that the vaccine was to blame and lodged a complaint at the Tirtol police station.The boy was reading in Okala primary school under Kujanga block in class five. He...

Political rivalry: Youth attacked in A’garh

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | ATHAGARH | in Bhubaneswar

A youth was chased and attacked with sharp weapons by three to four assailants in broad daylight at Sasang village of Gurudijhatia here on Monday. The youth identified as Shivaram Rout was attacked by four to five miscreants of the same village, after he came out of his home in the...

Model syllabus for all varsities, auto colleges soon

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Government is planning to adopt a ‘unitary model syllabus’ for all universities and autonomous colleges in order to enhance efficiencies in students, informed Higher Education Minister Ananta Das here while inaugurating the annual function of the Khallikote autonomous college. He lamented that though the State has lakhs of degree...

Naveen seeks UN support to further women empowerment

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said, “Odisha has emerged as a leader in bringing 8 million people above poverty line with a reduction of 24 percentage point in poverty levels in a decade.” Patnaik told this to the delegates of various UN agencies who met him at the State Secretariat...


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