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Both Centre, State responsible for price rise: Congress

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Protesting price rise of essential commodities, State Congress leaders and workers on Saturday staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhavan here displaying vegetables and domestic LPG cylinders, the prices of which have increased. The Congress leaders criticised the BJP Government at the Centre and the BJD Government in the…

Odisha, WB to thrash out border row

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In order to resolve the border dispute between Odisha and West Bengal that emerged during the construction of a Marine police station at Udaipur under Bhograi block, a joint meeting of the two States is scheduled to be held on July 17 at Digha in West Bengal. Besides the district collectors…

NHRC asks CS to act on Bhadrak athletes’ issue

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHADRAK | in Bhubaneswar

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Chief Secretary to act over the plight of sportspersons of the Bhadrak district who train themselves at the Nehru Stadium along National Highway-5. The commission passed the order acting on the petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer and rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy.The…

No child labourer survey since 1997

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Labour and ESI Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallick on Friday admitted in the State Assembly that there has been no survey on the number of child labourers in the State since 1997. However, a survey on child labourers would be undertaken this year, he said.He said as per the survey conducted by…

Cuttack triple murder: 3 held, one detained

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

It was not land dispute alone, rather business rivalry and one-upmanship over the other were also the causes which led to Friday’s triple murder at Safipur under the Kandarpur police station located on the outskirts of the city. This was revealed by Twin City Commissioner of Police RP Sharma here…

Akash urges Govt to renovate Kalinga Studio

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Korei BJD MLA and Odia film actor Akash DasNayak on Saturday called upon the State Government and art loving people of the State for renovation of the Kalinga Studio here, which is in a dilapidated condition. Once upon a time, Akash said, producers from Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Odisha were…

Bhubaneswar doctors turn musicians, launch album

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

When a doctor smiles and says “don’t worry, you’ll get well soon” to a patient who had just stumbled into his hospital in pain and anguish, it’s nothing but music to the ears of the suffering man or woman. But doctors and those aspiring to be so at the Institute of…

Gajapati labourer dies in AP mishap

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | PARALAKHEMUNDI | in Bhubaneswar

In yet another shocking incident, Chintakala Santosh Kumar (25), a labourer of Khandba village in Gajapati district, was killed in Andhra Pradesh on Friday. Santosh was working as daily worker in a construction company at Tirupati in the neibhouring State. Santosh died as some iron rods fell on him.When contacted,…

Tainted SCB Professor deposes before SCW

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

SCB Medical College and Hospital Pathology Department head Prof Dr Sitaram Mohapatra, who was recently shifted to the Health and Family Welfare Department following allegations of sexual harassment of PG students, on Friday appeared before the State Commission of Women (SCW) here and recorded his statement. “I have given my…

PPT, industrial houses thank Gowda for trains

Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | PNS | PARADIP | in Bhubaneswar

Authorities of the Paradip Port Trust and industrial houses as well as local BJP leaders have expressed their gratitude to Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda for provisioning trains in the Railway Budget to run in the Paradip-Howdah and Paradip-Visakhapatnam routes once a week. PPT Chairman SS Mishra, IFFCO ED Gandhi, IOCL…

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