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Gurupriya completion to be delayed by 2 months

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

In a setback to the State Government’s flagship project, three girders of the under-construction 910-meter Gurupriya bridge near the Balimela reservoir collapsed on Tuesday following incessant rains. Works Secretary Nalini Kanta Pradhan said on Wednesday that due to this, the completion of the bridge would be delayed by two months. The...

Kalam planted trees in ITR, was a nature lover

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | Ubachak Mohanty | baleswar | in Bhubaneswar

As the second death anniversary of former President and ‘Missile Man’ of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam falls on July 27, his connections with Baleswar district came in a flashback. Not only did he encourage plantation during his tenure at the ITR in Chandipur, he also had established a bird sanctuary...

‘Indentify chit fund victims from tehsil level’

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | SUNDARGARH | in Bhubaneswar

Duped investors of various chit fund companies under the banner of the United Forum of Chit Fund Victims held demonstration at Sundargarh on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum to the district administration, demanding identification of all victims from tehsil level and refund of their money at the earliest. Hundreds of victims...

Tributes to Malati Choudhury on birth anniversary

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

In an initiative towards making the State Social Welfare Board (SSWB), Odisha, instrumental in spearheading the movement of women empowerment and child development, the SSWB under the aegis of Women and Child Development Department in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti organised a national convention here on Wednesday. The...

S’pur mall slapped with `30,000 fine

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | sambalpur | in Bhubaneswar

In a joint raid by the Civil Supply and Weight and Measures departments at ‘Anand Super Bazar’, irregularities were noticed and the Budharaja-based mall was slapped with a fine of Rs 30, 000. The mall was cheating its customers even after taxes were exempted from food materials or reduced in some...

Water levels of rivers recede in B’swar, Bhadrak

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

Even as the water levels in major rivers of north Odisha were receding on Wednesday, the Special Relief Commissioner warned that the risks of floods still remained. In Keonjhar district, 10 villages of Hatadihi block on the bank of Baitarani river have been inundated with flood water after incessant rainfall since...

Nalco AA 3105 alloy production begins

Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 | PNS | bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

In line with the Make in India Movement, the Nalco has taken an initiative to produce AA 3105 alloy (having a composition of aluminium, manganese and magnesium) to its existing product range. Commercial production of the alloy was started since July 24. The alloy has wide application in manufacturing of fan...

1,400 % increase in child marriage cases in Odisha

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | SANJEEV KUMAR PATRO | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Though a mere 15 cases were registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 in Odisha in the year 2016, which is, however, 1,400 per cent more than the cases registered under the Act in 2015, the real enormity of child marriage in the State has been put in...

Insects in food: BJB girls stage dharna

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Many girl students of the BJB College here on Tuesday staged a dharna in the college premises alleging that insects were found in the food served to them at the women’s hostel. Besides, the agitating hostel inmates also raised questions over the standard of the food supplied to them. The college...

10 Kaudias arrested in Puri

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | PNS | PURI | in Bhubaneswar

In a surprise development into the Monday Kaudia incident at the Lokanath temple here, police on Tuesday arrested ten Bom Bol (Kaudia) devotees, including the devotee injured in a servitor’s attack and his father, and booked them on attempt-to-murder charges. On the other hand, the police failed to nab the...



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