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Water Panel rejects Odisha objection to Mahanadi dam

Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

Even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to allow any barrages on the Mahanadi upper catchment by the Chhattisgarh Government, the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Wednesday rejected Odisha’s objection against the barrages. Sources said the CWC gave the green signal to the neighbouring State...

88% primary schools lack computer edu facility

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

Despite several initiatives taken by the Government for enhancing computer knowledge among students in schools, a majority of students are still illiterate so far computer education in the State is concerned. There are no facilities for computer education in around 88 per cent of the primary schools. Those schools set up...

Padhi gets Union Secretary rank

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

For the first time, three IAS officers of the Odisha cadre have been empanelled in the rank of Union Secretary at a time. One of them is Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. The Government of India’s Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) notified the empanelled list of 42 IAS officers of...

Students’ Cong protests K’mal killings in city

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

Hundreds of Students Congress activists on Tuesday took out a bike rally and tried to proceed towards the Naveen Niwas, the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, protesting the killing of five civilians in Kandhamal district on July 8. When the security forces intercepted the protestors near Sishu Bhavan, a...

DSO opposes Ravenshaw course fees hike

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Cuttack | in Bhubaneswar

The All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO) has slammed the authorities of the Ravenshaw University for the hike in fees for various subjects in the undergraduate, postgraduate and self-financing courses. The course fees for various post graduate courses at the university have been raised by `500 to `5,000. “In this away,...

Nagada deaths expose Naveen Govt’s inefficiency, says BJP

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

The BJP on Tuesday slammed the Naveen Patnaik-led State Government over the deaths in Nagada village in mineral-rich Sukinda valley of Jajpur district, which reported 18 children deaths due to malnutrition between March and June, and alleged that Central scheme funds were misappropriated by local BJD leaders. “The Nagada issue symbolises...

CMC asked not to dump garbage in Mahanadi and Kathjodi rivers

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Cuttack | in Bhubaneswar

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Kolkata Bench, in an interim order passed recently, has directed the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) and the district Collector not to encroach the Kathjodi and Mahanadi rivers’ stretches passing through the Cuttack city area and asked them to stop dumping any waste material into the...

HC orders Govt to conduct special JEE this yr too

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Cuttack | in Bhubaneswar

Like in the past four years, the Orissa High Court also on Tuesday ordered the State Government to conduct a special Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) immediately this year so as to fill up the BTech seats lying vacant in several private engineering colleges of the State. Barring in the year...

Worrying facts: Dengue, unruly servitors, killer police

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | JAYANT DAS | in Bhubaneswar

Some recent events are a matter of worry and concern. We have progressed and have become “smart”. If that was true, why should dengue be erupting in several places threatening the lives of a large section of the population? The hub of mining activity called Joda has led the list...

ABVP team meets ragging victim

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

A delegation of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) met the victim of the private residential college ragging case of Nayagarh district and his parents at the Capital Hospital here on Tuesday. The members demanded stern action against the culprits. They also criticised the increasing rate of Plus-II private residential colleges in...

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