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Minister hails auto drivers for donating blood

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi on Tuesday hailed the effort of the Kalinga Studio Auto Chalaka Sangha for organising a blood donation camp where as much as 44 units of blood were collected. The camp which was organsied near the Kalinga Studio square witnessed participation of nearly 70 persons.…

Sports

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | Pioneer | in Bhubaneswar

Sports Department announced cash award Bhubaneswar: State Sports and Youth Services Department announced cash award for the National Games medalists. The gold winner in individual and team event would receive Rs 50,000 and 25,000 respectively. Similarly the silver and bronze medalists in team and individual events would get Rs 30,000 and…

State Budget regressive, hollow: Cong

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Congress on Tuesday dubbed the Odisha Budget as “regressive and hollow”, saying the BJD Government’s assertion of about 5.15 per cent increase in the budgetary outlay is misleading as there is no hike in real terms. PCC president Prasad Harichandan told reporters, “Despite the Government’s claim of raising the…

Police Bill seeks 2-yr tenure for DGP

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Police Bill-2015, introduced by the Government in the Assembly on Monday, proposes a fixed tenure of at least two years for Director General of Police (DGP) and other top police functionaries. “The proposed legislation is aimed at redefining role of police, their duties and responsibilities to strengthen security…

Odisha’s milk production mere 1.35% in country

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Though India ranks first in the world in milk production, Odisha’s contribution to it remains very negligible with only 1.35 per cent production. In 2012-13, Odisha stood 13th in the list of States and Union Territories by producing 17.84 lakh tonnes against the country’s total production of 1,324.91 lakh tonnes…

Odisha seeks ‘Green Dividend’ from Centre

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Boasting of maintaining a forest cover well over the national average, the Odisha Government has made a case for introduction of a ‘Green Dividend’. As per the latest report of the Forest Survey of India, Odisha has a green cover of 31 per cent of its gross geographical area. This…

Maoists’ changed stance a problem for Naidu panel

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | PNS | PHULBANI | in Bhubaneswar

Justice AS Naidu, who heads the one-man Commission of Inquiry probing into the communal riots in Kandhamal district in 2007 and 2008, has said the commission would submit its report within the next six months. To a question from reporters here after returning from a visit to Rupa village and…

Implement laws in true spirit against child marriage

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | NABA KISHOR PUJARI | in Bhubaneswar

The case of child marriage is a perfect example of a superseding role of culturally sanctioned custom over countless efforts to discourage the evil practice through promulgation of various laws. However, we must start positive to ensure that child marriage can be curbed if we team up our effort in…

House pays rich tributes to Habibullah Khan

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Assembly on Monday paid rich tribute to former proteam Speaker and former Minister Habibullah Khan, who died on February 13. The House suspended all the businesses in the morning session after observing one minute silence as mark of respect for the departed soul. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik bringing a…

B’ngir man to get Krishi Karman award from PM

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

In a significant feat, Nirakara Dharua, a farmer of Badtelenpali in the Lower Suktel project area of Balangir district, will receive the Krishi Karman award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajasthan on February 19. The farmer will be awarded for achieving highest paddy production in the State. In 2013…

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