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Maoists kill N’pada tribal after holding Praja court

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | AJIT PANDA | NUAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

Maoists staying in Sunabeda sanctuary of Nuapada district killed a villager of Dhobghat village on Monday suspecting him as a police informer. Gajapati Majhi (28), son of Kumar Majhi, was taken by the Maoists at midnight from his village to the forest near the village Kuimunda and was gunned down the...

Jajpur police decry BJP State chief’s conduct

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | JAJPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Jajpur District Police Association condemned the alleged rude behaviour and use of obscene language of BJP State president and MLA Basanta Panda at the Dharmasala police station on April 14. Panda, while on a visit to Jajpur district, was alleged to have forcefully entered the Dharmasala police station and used...


Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Water kiosk opened for birds, animals to beat heat Bhubaneswar: The Prerana opened Jala Chhatra (water kiosk) at Baramunda here for birds and animals on Tuesday to quench their thirst. Prerana president Dilip Srichandan inaugurated the kiosk and said, “Birds and animals have many contributions to the society. We should be...

‘Maoists’ infiltration still a challenge for police’

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Even as Maoist menace in the State is under control yet Red rebels’ infiltration from bordering States remains a challenge for the police. DGP KB Singh, who was on a two-day visit to Ganjam district, said this at a Press conference here on Monday. Sing said Maoists’ presence is still felt...

Odisha seeks new rly rake points for fert supply

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

For a smooth and timely supply of fertilizers to the farmers in the State, the Odisha Government has urged the Centre to open three new rake points, make provision for two-point rakes in six places and develop infrastructure in the existing rake points. In a letter to Union Minister for Chemicals...

State headmasters’ meet held in S’pur

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | SAMBALPUR | in Bhubaneswar

A two-day conference of the headmasters of the high schools of Sambalpur began here on Monday in the Jilla School premises. “The aim of the conference is to bring about something innovative in the field of education all over the district,” informed the DEO Dr Pramod Kumar Panda in his introductory...

How to reach targets: Rly Board Member gives tips

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Freight loading, zero accident, better capacity utilisation, doubling average speed of trains, improving accounting norms, thriving commercial entity while serving people optimally and joining hands with stakeholders for collective efforts are the key missions to achieve different targets in the Indian Railways, stated Member, Traffic, Railway Board Md Jamshed at...

Bovines offered ‘Pana’ to ward off natural calamity

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | KSHIRABDHI TANAYA | KENDRAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

The seaside villagers of Mangarajpur under Rajnagar block on Saturday organised a yajna and worshipped cattle by offering them sweet concoction (Pana). The objective was that the cow would bless the villagers which would help prevent natural calamities. Notably, every year on the occasion of Pana Sankranti, the villagers organize the...

Jaundice cases increase to 70 at Jharana

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The number of jaundice patients at Jharana Basti here increased to 70 while six cases were also detected in the Damana area. Some jaundice patients are under treatment at the Capital Hospital. A team of health workers under the chairmanship of Khordha Collector Niranjan Sahu held an emergency meeting on Tuesday...

Venue row stalls Ravenshaw function

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

In an unsavoury incident, a function of the Ravenshaw University Students’ Union scheduled for Tuesday was cancelled at the last moment due to a flimsy controversy over venue selection. While some students wanted to hold the function in the grass lawn of the campus, the university authorities did not...



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