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Baleswar villagers warn stir for SER ‘apathy’

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Irate over the ‘apathetic attitude’ of the South East Railway (SER) authorities towards the Laxmannath Road railway station, local people depending on the station have threatened to embark on a rail picketing on July 30. At a meeting held on Tuesday, the villagers said large numbers of people depending on…

Belbahali arrests: BJP moves OHRC

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Two days after it slammed the BJD Government for police crackdown on the villagers seeking shift of a proposed river bridge site at Belbahali in Keonjhar district, the BJP has moved the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) seeking its intervention for release of seven arrested women having their infants…

SNSMT to support entrepreneurship drive

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Nandini Satpathy Memorial Trust (SNSMT) will support the World Trade Centre (WTC), Bhubaneswar, Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India in their first training endeavour to develop entrepreneurship. A two-day entrepreneurship development programme will be held from August 6. It will present an excellent…

State enumeration should not ignore single women

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

I was living in a small hut after I lost my husband three years ago, but it is now damaged by rain. Now I have no option but to take shelter in the cowshed of my brother’s house. I wish I had a safe shelter,” said Padmabati (32) widowed women…

Espionage: Ishwar’s bail plea rejected

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The District and Sessions Court here on Tuesday rejected the bail application of Ishwar Chandra Behera, accused of passing secret information related to the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur to an ISI agent in Kolkata. The Court after hearing the petition on Monday had reserved the verdict. During hearing, Behera’s counsel…

Clash with villagers: 6 Baleswar policemen hurt; jeep damaged

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | UBACHAK MOHANTY | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Following an almost similar incident in Keonjhar district last week, tension mounted high in Bhograi after a clash between a police party and enraged villagers. All six policemen, including two ASIs, sustained injuries and their jeep was damaged. The incident took place at Panisandha village under Mandarsahi panchayat. The policemen faced…

Omfed plans to tie up with Amul

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State-run Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (Omfed) would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat-based milk major Amul to expand its capacity. It was informed by Omfed Chairman and Managing Director Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday. Sethi said Omfed officials have already held discussions with top…

Odisha agri land shrinks by 3.72L ha in 10 yrs

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Over the years, the State has been witnessing a trend in which large tracts of agricultural land remains uncultivated or used for non-farming activities. Size of agricultural land shrank by about 3.72 lakh hectares in the last decade. According to official reports, nearly 62.59 lakh hectares of land was cultivated in…

Wife accuses IAS officer of ‘moral turpitude’

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Top Odisha IAS officer Taradatt’s wife Indulata Das on Tuesday knocked at the doors of the State Commission for Women (SCW) here reiterating her charges of “moral turpitude” against her husband.It is learnt that she had filed a case against her husband with the SCW some months back.“I had written…

Communities to look after pipe water projects

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The responsibility of operation and maintenance of each Pipe Water Supply (PWS) project would be entrusted to the concerned beneficiary community by March 2016. No PWS would be taken up in an area where community would not shoulder the responsibility.This was decided at the governing body meeting of the State…


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