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Paradip Refinery land losers seek jobs

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | PARADIP | in Bhubaneswar

The Paradip Oil Refinery Land Loser Farmers United Forum staged a dharna in front of the ADM office here demanding jobs in the Oil Refinery. The forum members, including women, led by anti-Posco leaders Abhay Sahoo, Prakash Tripathy and Sarada Prasanna Jena and president Nabin Pradan came in a rally holding...

Nominations for polls begin in Ganjam

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The filing of nominations for the three-tier panchayat elections began in Ganjam district, as elsewhere in the State, on Wednesday. With the starting of the nomination process from January 11 to 17, the different panchayat and block offices have become active. A hide-and-seek game has begun between the different political parties...

Big-bang 2016 ends with whimper in investments

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | SANJEEV KUMAR PATRO | Bhubaneswar | in Bhubaneswar

When the year 2016 witnessed the most big-bang efforts by the Odisha Government to reap windfall of private investments inflow to the State with hosts of conclaves across the big industrial centres in the country, the excel sheet of the year, however, failed to show any big-bang result as with...

City’s defunct traffic signals mock at road safety week

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Even as the Road Safety Week is underway and Bhubaneswar has been ranked first in the Smart City list, most of the electronic traffic signal posts in the city lie defunct for years. School and college students are working as volunteers to create public awareness about road safety and traffic rules,...

Mahima’s sons depose before Paradip cops

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | PARADIP | in Bhubaneswar

Chandan Mishra and Charchit Mishra, the two sons of arrested industrialist and Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL) MD Mahimananda Mishra, appeared before the Paradip police on Wednesday in connection with the October 26 Seaways Shipping general manager Mahendra Swain murder case. On Monday, the Paradip police had issued notice to the duo...

Gurupriya bridge by June, 4 med colleges by yr-end

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Secretary AP Padhi on Wednesday began a year-wise review of the departments, and on the first day took stock of performance of the Works Department. The Chief Secretary reviewed the progress of Gurupriya bridge in the cutoff Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district, construction of Trisulia bridge on river Mahanadi in...

Rangani Samaj to hold convention on Jan 15

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

To popularise the Rangani caste and its dignity, establish unity and strengthen relationship and, above all, to chalk out a strategy for welfare of the people of the caste, a Mahasabha (big convention) would be organised by the Nikhila Utkal Shakahari Samaj here on January 15, said the organisation’s president...

Gandhian principles of panchayat polls no more

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | BISWARAJ PATNAIK | in Bhubaneswar

Surprisingly, not many among the so-called intellectual community do not seem to know the fundamental principles that drive the Panchayati Raj system in India. Some of the leading journalists and eminent commentators talk of ‘victory-defeat’ with respect to mainstream political parties in the local self-government elections. Mahatma Gandhi had a...

Panic as wild boar strays into city

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Panic spread among the residents on Wednesday when a wild boar strayed into the Ruchika Market at Baramunda Housing Board Colony here. The animal reportedly got trapped inside the garden of a house at the Census Colony near the market. Getting information, a special team from the Nandankanan Zoological Park rushed...

NHRC seeks amendment to Human Rights Act

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Unable to come to the rescue of people sandwiched between Maoists and security personnel in different LWE-hit areas, the NHRC on Wednesday sought amendment to The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Speaking at the end of the commission’s three-day camp and open session here, NHRC Chairperson Justice HL Dattu said,...

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