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Centre’s ‘anti-minority’ activities protested

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Activists of the Ama Adhikar Swabhimani Odisha Yuva Sanghathan on Tuesday staged a demonstration before the Raj Bhavan protesting the anti-minority and anti-Constitutional activities undertaken by the NDA Government at the Centre. Submitting a memorandum to the President through the Governor, the Sanghathan alleged that communal activities by communal and…

Both Govt, industry to blame for massive minerals loot

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | JAYANT DAS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

After a prolonged period of unauthorised and illegal extraction of minerals, there were bound to be certain dislocations in the changeover to a legally legitimate regime. The State Government has felt the fall of earnings from the mineral sector. Eminent industrial houses have tried to project that they have been driven…

‘Post regular teachers to improve edu quality’

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Engagement of contractual teachers in schools is an anti-human rights concept, said National RTE Forum convener Ambarish Rai while addressing the delegates at the third RTE stocktaking convention organised by the Odisha RTE Forum (ORF) here on Tuesday to take stock of the RTE compliance in the State and the…

Two-day Karnataka Utsav concludes at Paradip

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | PARADIP | in Bhubaneswar

Marching one step ahead, CANMASS, the only cultural institution of Paradip, in collaboration with Department of Culture, Governments of Karnataka and Odisha and Paradip Port Trust (PPT) organised two-day Karnataka Utsav on December 13 and 14. Earlier CANMASS had organised the National Theatre Festival, every year, and lot more theatre workshops,…

Sports

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | Pioneer | in Bhubaneswar

State Athletic meet from Dec 28 Bhubaneswar: Odisha Athletic Association (OAA) is all set to organise the 62nd Odisha State Athletic Meet-2014 schedule to held at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack from December 28 to 30. The meet would be held for boys and girls under- 14,16,18,20, men and women group. More…

Focus on chemical-free products

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Australia-based Nutri Tech Solutions founder and CEO, Graeme Sait, on Tuesday focused on chemical-free eco-friendly products for nutrition and health of agricultural plants. Speaking at the Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited (UCCI) on the topic “Chemical-free eco-friendly products for nutrition and health of agricultural plants,” Sait also shared the…

Pratibha Ray gets Kalinga Ratna

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

Jnanpeeth award winning writer Pratibha Ray received the Kalinga Ratna award given by the Sarala Sahitya Sansad in a ceremony held here at the Sarala Bhawan on Monday. On its 33rd annual function, the Sansad also conferred the Sarala Samman on fiction writer Santanu Acharya. The Sarala Samman carries a cash prize…

CM condemns Pak students’ killing

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned the brutal killing of over 120 school students by Taliban terrorists in an Army School at Peshawar in Pakistan on Tuesday morning. “I am totally horrified by this horrible incident. Severe punishment should be meted out to those responsible for this barbaric act,” Patnaik said…

Children’s fest ‘Sargiful’ from Friday

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The SC and ST Development Department will host the three-day annual State-level children’s festival Sargiful Mahotsav at the Adivasi Ground here from Friday. More than 900 students and teachers from all schools, run by the department, in the 30 districts of the State will participate in the festival. The children’s extravaganza…

Ganjam politicians benefitted from Microfinance?

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Following the arrest of Microfinance Ltd managing director Durga Prasad Mishra on Sunday by the CBI, rumours are rife that some Ganjam politicians are involved in the chit fund scam. Mishra’s explosive statement to media on Monday about involvement of bigwigs with his company has fuelled the speculations. Specific revelations are…

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