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Idco wakes up after industry land scam row

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Two days after the Opposition stalled the Assembly proceedings alleging misuse of land provided by the State-run Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) to industrial houses, the State PSU has asked its divisional heads to take strong action against the industrial units which misused Government land. The divisional chiefs have been…

Separate budget for SCs, STs proposed: Min

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Government is considering a separate budget for the Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste Development Department similar to the one for the agriculture as is done in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. This was informed by ST and SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Minister Lal Bihari Himrika in the…

Be prepared for functioning of Nirvaya Centres: CS

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Presiding over a high-level meeting held here on Monday, Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra directed all concerned departments to be prepared to start functioning of the Nirvaya Centres for providing support and assistance to the victims of women violence. Women and Child Development (W&CD) Department Secretary Arati Ahuja outlined various dimensions of…

Maoists killed 210 cops, 225 civilians in 14 years

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Maoist violence claimed lives of as many as 210 policemen and 225 civilians in 19 affected districts during the last 14 years from 2000 to 2013, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed the State Assembly on Monday. Replying to a question of BJP member Dilip Ray, he said during the period 218…

Inner Wheel Club installs new office-bearers

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A 14-member team of new office-bearers formally took over the controls of the 17-year-old Inner Wheel Club of Bhubaneswar North in a colourful Installation ceremony here last week. The new office-bearers will run the club till June 30 next. Sanjibani Das took over as President from outgoing incumbent Minakshi Mahapatra. Swapna Padhy…

SAI International School among Commonwealth project winners

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The SAI International School here has achieved another milestone by registering a place in the winners’ list of the British Council Commonwealth Class Project, an initiative by the BBC, the British Council and the Commonwealth Secretariat for schools. The project aims at vitalizing young people’s learning by bringing together schools…

Bol Bom devotee dies; 4 hurt in A’garh mishap

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | Athagarh | in Bhubaneswar

A Bol Bom devotee died and four others were seriously injured as an auto rickshaw they were on board overturned at Bindhanima bypass under Tigiria police limits on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Pandari Behera. The mishap occurred when the Bol Bom devotees after offering water at Pashimeswar…

1,500 kids affected by thalassemia in State

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

More than 1,500 children in the State are affected by thalassemia, with the Khodhga district having 400 numbers of children affected by the disease, said social welfare organisation Shradha Foundation chairman Manas Ranjan Mishra at a blood donation camp held here recently. While the Blood Banks in the State have been…

Mili disallowed at Panda interrogation

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Subhashree alias Mili Panda, wife of arrested top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, on Monday alleged that the Brahmapur SP did not allow her to be present during interrogation of her husband. She said that when she went to the Brahmapur SP office to attend the interrogation session as per the SDJM…

BJP seeks CM reaction to top guns’ link with Sabyasachi

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJP on Monday demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik make a statement in the State Assembly over media reports that a member of the State Council of Ministers and a former Minister had close links with Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, BJP Legislature Party…


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