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Land fraud: Cuttack corporator held in Delhi

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Crime Branch (CB) police with the help of CISF arrested Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) corporator Chittaranjan Das in New Delhi on Monday. Das was elected as a corporator in February this year as an Independent candidate even as he was wanted by the Crime Branch since October 2011…

Why C’garh developing, not Odisha?

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | BARGARH | in Bhubaneswar

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday alleged that poverty in Odisha has deepened as his counterpart Naveen Patnaik’s BJD Government lacks interest. He said not only Chhattisgarh, but all the BJP-ruled States are witnessing development. “Farmers in my State have been getting bonus of `300 per quintal of…

Odia promotion, alcohol-free Odisha my priority: Prusti

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Netaji, Bhagat Singh kin to campaign for Prusti Accusing the Congress, the BJP and the BJD of looting the State, Debi Prasad Prusti, contesting from the Bhubaneswar Central Assembly constituency as an Independent candidate on ‘Lion’ symbol, on Monday said these three parties are ‘demons’ working against the interests of the…

Maoist fear: Low voter turnout expected in K’put

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | JEYPORE | in Bhubaneswar

With the persistent occurrence of Maoist violence in the undivided Koraput district, the voters’ turnout in the region is expected to be quite less when polling takes place here on April 10. The ultras, by fixing posters and banners at several places from time-to-time, have threatened the villagers to boycott the…

No NDA post-poll pact with regional parties: BJP

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Senior BJP leader and former party national president M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday came down heavily on the regional political parties for their aspiration to rule the country by forming a federal front as an alternative at the national level. Regional parties cannot be an alternative to the mainstream parties at…

MLA among 4 booked for poll code violation

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

The Returning Officer (RO) of the Cuttack-Barabati Assembly constituency has issued notices to at least four candidates, including the ruling BJD nominee and sitting MLA Debashis Samantray, for allegedly violating the election model code of conduct (MCC). Congress candidate Md Moqim, BJP candidate Pradeep Kumar Swain and Aama Odisha Party…

OJM promises 30L jobs in five years

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Jan Morcha on Monday promised to provide employments and self- employments to 30 lakh youths, if voted to power, in coming five years. The OJM has mentioned this in its election manifesto released on Monday. The manifesto promised that it would provide allowance to the unemployed youths till they…

Samata Kranti promises poverty-free Odisha

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Samata Kranti Dal on Monday promised a “poverty-free developed Odisha” if it is voted to power. Releasing its election manifesto, party founder and former Union Minister Braja Kishore Tripathy said, “It is a shame for the State that despite having all types of resources like minerals, water, forests and…

JEE online exams from April 9

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The JEE online examinations, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), would begin in 281 cities, including nine in Odisha, from April 9. The examination would be held in three remaining phases on April 11, 12 and 19. In Odisha, the online examinations would be held in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack,…

Puri temple admn chief briefs ASI DG on repair delay

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 | PNS | PURI | in Bhubaneswar

Worried over the lackadaisical attitude of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in undertaking repair works of the Shree Jagannath Temple here, the temple’s Chief Administrator and Secretary of State Tourism and Culture Department Arabinda Padhee has apprised the ASI Director General of the gravity of the situation. The ASI authorities…

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