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Woman Maoist killed in N’giri encounter

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 | PNS | BHAWANIPATNA | in Bhubaneswar

A woman cadre Maoist was reportedly killed in an encounter with the police in the Niyamgiri forests in Kalahandi district on Thursday. According to reports, the Maoist was killed during a combing operation at a location in the Niyamgiri hills under the Lanjigarh police station. Police recovered an INSAS rifle, a SLR...

CP orders probe into cops-fraudsters nexus

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police YB Khurania on Thursday ordered a probe into the alleged unholy nexus between some police inspectors and fraudsters, who are already behind the bars now. Five controversial police Inspectors, Bimal Barik (Markatnagar PS), Ranjit Prusty (Inspector at Cuttack DCP office), Biswajit Mohanty (Cantonment PS), Debi Patra (Malgodowan...

Don’t befool people on Mahanadi issue: Oppn

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Government has been severely criticised by opposition Congress and BJP for seeking public opinion on the Mahanadi water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh ahead of the scheduled tripartite meeting to be held in New Delhi on September 17. Both the parties raised questions as to how the State...

Another Sandip waits for justice in Brahmapur

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Happening of more awkward incidents akin to the case of dismissed Home Guard Sandip Hati can’t be ruled out as many other Home Guards and Constables have been victims of superior level officers’ angularity and anger in the State. While Sandip’s death following his self-immolation attempt has shaken the entire State...

Budget utilisation goes to Rs16,202 crore ina State

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Budget utilisation during current financial year has gone up to around Rs16,202 crore by end of August compared to the expenditure of Rs12, 589 crore during the same period of last fiscal year. This was revealed in the all Secretaries meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary...

City poetry fest on October 8; hundreds to attend

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Come October, Bhubaneswar, the temple city, will witness the biggest poetry extravaganza in eastern India. The first Bhubaneswar Poetry Festival (BPF 2016), a national event, is going to be held on October 8. Durga Puja gives a boost to Odia literature every year and adds thousands of pages of printed words...

It’s time people provoked politicians to prove worth

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | BISWARAJ PATNAIK | in Bhubaneswar

On September 15, 1931 in London, a conference between the British Government and Mahatma Gandhi as Indian emissary was on where Gandhi in his loin cloth sat cross-legged in a chair and despite Britain’s immense power to control India, kept insisting that the two countries work together in honourable partnership...

Odisha forms cell to handle inter-State water issues

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Government has formulated a standard protocol and established an Inter-State Water Issues Cell (ISWC) to deal with water dispute matters. Sources said Department of Water Resources (DoWR) Principal Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena on September 12 has issued notification regarding the formation of the cell, which will be headed by...

Night curfew lifted in Soro

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The night curfew (6 pm to 6 am) in the trouble-torn Soro NAC in Baleswar district was relaxed from Wednesday while the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC continued to remain in force, said police. The Section 144 was relaxed from 8 am to 2 pm and then up...

Ganjam BJYM seeks reforms in edu sector

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Ganjam unit on Wednesday urged Governor SC Jamir to direct the State Government to recruit teachers against vacant posts in both primary and upper primary schools and reform the education system by removing all lacunae. A team of BJYM activists led by district president Siddhant...

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