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Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | Pioneer | in Bhubaneswar

Leaders attend Buxi’s 11th day ceremony Puri: A large number of people from Brahmagiri and nearby areas gathered at the Buxi house at Gadarodhanga on Saturday to attend the 11th day ceremony of noted educationalist Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, scion of famous General Buxi, who fought against the British. Several Congress…

‘Schizophrenia patients die 10-25 yrs earlier’

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | PNS | BANPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The World Mental Health Day was observed by the Taluk Legal Aid Committee at the Nehru Seva Sangh on Friday with Sangh secretary Sarojini Dash presiding over the meeting. Deliberating on the theme ‘Living with schizophrenia ‘, speakers viewed that schizophrenia is a severe mental health disorder affecting more than 21…

50L households targeted under LIC scheme

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A social security meeting was organised by the LIC pension and group scheme unit here on Saturday to mark the social security month, which is observed by the LIC every year in October to spread social and financial security messages among the economically backward people mostly in rural areas. Principal Chief…

India Post mulling stamps on more Odisha icons

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | GADADHAR RATH | in Bhubaneswar

The India Post is observing the National Postal Week from October 9 to 15. The Philately Day will fall on October 12. The word philately was first coined by Mansion George Herpin of Paris in 1864 and it relates to hobby of collection and study of postage stamps and stationery. It is…

Thank God, Hudhud severity less in Odisha!

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Odisha was mercifully spared of the eye of cyclonic storm Hudhud that hit the coast in north Andhra Pradesh on Sunday noon. Though the south Odisha districts such as Ganjam and Gajapati experienced a wind speed of 60-70 km per hour (kmph) along with intermittent rainfall in the evening, Koraput, Malkangiri,…

IMD predictions come true

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | PNS | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud that crossed the north Andhra coast near Visakhapatnam between 12 noon and 1 pm on Sunday had a wind speed of 150-160 kmph, gusting to 175 kmph. The IMD had initially estimated that the Hudhud wind power would…

3 killed; 1.56L evacuated

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Hudhud crosses M’giri towards Chhattisgarh Three persons were killed in the State due to cyclone Hudhud by Sunday evening, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Mohapatra. A fisherman was swept away in sea current amid a tidal surge while he was trying to save his fishing boat anchored in Puri coast…

More trains, flights cancelled

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In view of Cyclone Hudhud effect, the Railways on Sunday cancelled, diverted and short-terminated more numbers of trains originating and passing through the East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction while the Airport Authority of India (AAI) cancelled operation of three flights from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. “We have cancelled three…

Green Ray’s Jaleswar office room gutted

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | UBACHAK MOHANTY | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

An office room of the Green Ray International, a chit fund firm, located at Jaleswar main town was gutted by a mysterious fire on Sunday. Locals saw smoke billowing out of the first floor of the building at around 10.30 am and informed police and fire brigade about it. The floor…

Scams, K’mal bypoll: Political scene changing

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

BJD defensive, BJP upbeat, Cong united When a senior BJP leader said the political scene in Odisha has changed very fast during the last six months with the ruling BJD handing over ammunitions to the Opposition, political observers were bemused. A close look into the present political scene reveals the change. Two…



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