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Farmers’ memo to Sub-Collector demands action

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | Brahmapur | in Bhubaneswar

Members of the Krushak Manch of Rangailunda block on Monday submitted a five-point charter of demands to the Brahmapur Sub-Collector. The demands include immediate opening of Mandi and procurement of paddy from the farmers, issue of token to farmer in advance, relaxation of FAQ principles, accuracy in weighing the paddy...


Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Kidney awareness drive held at Narasinghpur Narasinghpur: A kidney awareness programme was organised at the Narasinghpur College in collaboration with NGO SHARP recently. The programme was attended by nephrologist Dr Nitish Kumar Mohanty, who is chairman of the Utkal Kidney Foundation Trust, Bhubaneswar. About 500 patients from the locality attended...

IAIS Odisha unit launched to tackle ISIS terror

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

An India against Islamic State (IAIS) was launched in Oidsha on Wednesday to counter Islamic terror. On the occasion, a website was too launched in order to create a campaign among Indian youth to counter jihad in India. At a Press meet held here, IAIS national spokesperson Ramesh Shinde said...

50% dividend for kendu leaf pluckers

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced that 25 per cent dividends and special additional dividends of 25 per cent for drought would be disbursed to kendu leaf pluckers for the year 2015. A total of 7.90 lakh pluckers would be benefited. Patnaik made this announcement at the Kendu Leaf Board...

K’jhar BJD rebel councillors appear before SEC

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The nine BJD rebel councillors of the Keonjhargarh Municipality on Wednesday appeared before the State Election Commission (SEC) in connection with the alleged violation of the anti-defection law by them as per the amendment to Section 17 of the Odisha Municipal Act, 1950 (Odisha Municipal Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2015. The...

Cuttack sand sculpture on R-Day inspires patriotism

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | Cuttack | in Bhubaneswar

Amid debates over intolerance, violence due to sectarianisms and fanaticism and the threats of terrorists’ movements in Odisha, hundreds of youths and students were inspired with patriotism to live, work and die for the nation first after visiting an apt sand sculpture here on the occasion of Republic Day. To inculcate...

Complainant fails to appear before probe panel

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | pns | Cuttack | in Bhubaneswar

Questioning the credibility of the three-member committee formed by the Ravenshaw University to probe into the alleged harassments meted out to her, the complainant, a woman teacher of the University on Wednesday did not appear before the panel to record her statements. “The complainant was issued notices to appear before...

15-day Adivasi Mela kick-starts in city

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A 15-day-long Adivasi Mela inaugurated at the Adivasi ground here in the city on Tuesday by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Visitors can witness the culture, tradition and life style of tribal people of the State in the Mela. The purpose of the fair is to showcase tribal art and culture, tradition,...

Nalco to set up a greenfield smelter abroad

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Despite the aluminium sector facing a sluggish market worldwide, the Nataional Aluminium Company (Nalco) has been successful in maintaining its production and profitability. By the end of Q3, the National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has recorded bauxite cumulative production of 45.74 lakh tonnes with a growth of 6.27 per cent over the...

IOCL Jan Amantran van seized in JSpur

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Jagatsinghpur district administration on Wednesday seized a campaign van of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) named ‘Jan Amantran’ vehicle propagating various Central programmes. “We have temporarily detained the van of the IOCL. We have make them understand about the Supreme Court guideline about the advertisement. If they continue with...



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