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Mother tongue-based education for tribal children demanded

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Speakers attending a function on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People here on Saturday, pressed for the need to develop mother tongue-based multilingual early childhood education for 1.4 million tribal children in the State. It was viewed that mother tongue-based multilingual learning during early childhood gives…

More leaders seek change of State Congress guard

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

The demand for a change of leadership of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has grown shriller with some former Congress MPs from the State, a freedom fighter and a former Congress leader meeting party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on the issue in New Delhi on Friday. Former MP Anadi Das,…

Why cops delaying probe into assault on elder scribe?

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Septuagenarian scribe and former DFO Nadiya Chand Kanungo, who was attacked four times by his tenants three years ago in his residence at Madhusudan Nagar in Tulasipur area of Cuttack city, is still running from pillar to post to get justice but in vain. Kanungo lives with his family comprising his…

Inbrief

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

DAVians observe Kranti Divas Bhubaneswar: The DAVians of Chandrasekharpur offered tributes to the great heroes of the nation while observing the Kranti Divas in the school premises here on Saturday. SOG jawan commits suicide in K’put Koraput: A jawan of the Special Operations Group (SOG) committed suicide at Damanjodi in Koraput district late…

Chit fund scam: CBI raids Adarsh Group offices

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

CBI takes Green India directors on 10-day remand The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday conducted raids at eight places, including Bhubaneswar, in connection with the business activities of the Adarsh Group of Companies involved in the chit fund business. The central agency, which is conducting raids at offices and residences…

Shah panel for CBI probe against 14 mining lessees

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Shah Commission inquiring into the illegal mining in Odisha has recommended to the Centre to initiate a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against 14 miners after it found serious violations of mining and green laws in the operations of 23 mines. The State Government has so far…

Flood victims’ miseries increase sans relief materials

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Waters recede in rivers; still 3.37 lakh people marooned in 526 villages Despite the fact that floodwater in most rivers had started receding, the plight of lakhs of people in the affected areas was turning worse with basic needs like polythene sheets, drinking water and food materials not reaching them. These people…

Another low pressure triggers rainfall in State

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

Due to a fresh low pressure that formed over north-east Bay of Bengal heavy rainfall occurred in many parts of the State, especially the north Odisha, on Saturday afternoon. According to the Met office, heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in north Odisha and light to moderate…

Jhulan fest underway in Puri shrine

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | PURI | in Bhubaneswar

The Jhulan Yatra of the Jagannath Temple here, which is an annual swing festival of the deities, has begun from Tuesday. Madan Mohan, Sri Devi and Bhu Devi (known as Chalanti Pratima of Lord Jagannath, Devi Maha Lakshmi and Devi Saraswati) after duly decorated with flowers and Alati…

Hardcore Maoist Pradhanji arrested

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | PNS | ROURKELA | in Bhubaneswar

The Jharkhand Police while conducting search operation in the Saranda jungle on the Odisha border on Friday arrested dreaded Maoist Pradhan Hembram alias Pradhanji (30), who was involved in a number of heinous crimes in Odisha and Jharkhand. The police also recovered a country-made rifle, two live bullets and three mobile…

SOUND BITES

When Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan went to Vidarbha, he was booed by farmers, not BJP workers. The Congress needs to introspect.

Maharashtra BJP leader | Vinod Tawde

If your devotion is pure, you need not require any synthetic orchestration. Even without instrumentation you can create magic.

Well-known singer | Kailash Kher

We aren’t encroaching on the Chief Minister’s powers. We are implementing the AP Reorganisation Act. We are strictly going by the Act.

Union Home Minister | Rajnath Singh
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