State Editions

City airport to have AWOS to improve flight ops

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Biju Patnaik International Airport authorities have decided to instal an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) in the runway to improve flight operations in adverse weather conditions. The system is expected to provide accurate data to the pilot to improve safety during landing of bigger aircrafts like Boeing and Airbus, being...

M’bhanj BJD demands N Odisha Dev Council

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Kavi Vishnu Satpathy | BARIPADA | in Bhubaneswar

The first extended Mayurbhanj district executive meet of the BJD held under the chairmanship of new district president and MLA Praveen Chandra Bhanjdeo here made a demand for a North Odisha Development Council along the lines of the Western Odisha Development Council. The meeting also demanded faster development of railway network...

Regulatory laws for pvt schools demanded

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Parents’ Associations’ Forum (OPAF) on Saturday staged a rally here in protest against exploitations being meted out to parents by private schools and demanded that the Government enact regulatory laws soon for smooth management of private schools. Protestors took out a rally from Master Canteen Square to the Lower...

‘Let BJD make all transactions public’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should himself clarify on the “Naveen Hawala Ghotala” case, said BJP State vice- president Samir Mohanty at a Press conference here on Saturday. All the BJD’s transactions and its sources of funding should be made public, Mohanty demanded. Earlier, many times suspicious transactions in the BJD account have...

BMC clears 614 proposals

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday had a special council meeting to approve 614 applications for implementing beneficiary-led construction (BLC) to enable more and more inclusion of beneficiary so that the large gap between the housing demand in urban areas and the actual supply/availability would be decreased among the...

Community radio broadcasters to join national meet

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

About 100 community radio broadcasters from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, etc., will participate in a two-day meet on August 2 and 3 here. There will be exhibitions...

IMD forecasts heavy rain in north Odisha

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Regional Office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted heavy rainfall in north Odisha during the next 48 hours as a depression has formed over the North Bay of Bengal. The wind speed during the rains is likely to be around 40 km per hour. The Met Department warned...

‘Ama Gaon’ programme organised in Nimapara

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | NIMAPARA | in Bhubaneswar

The Nimapara block Biju Janata Dal (BJD) organised an “Ama Gaon Ama Vikash- Ama Sahara Ama Unnati’” programme at the RCMS ground here on Saturday. This was a counter meeting against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) “Mo Booth, Sabuthu Majbhoot” campaign. Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout, Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty, Panchayati Raj Minister...

‘Language Act can’t be executed sans Commission’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Bhasha Suraksha Sammilani, which is spearheading a movement for implementation of Odisha Official Language Act, reiterated its demand for constituting a Language Commission on its fourth foundation day held here on Friday. Karnataka’s Kannada Language Development Commission Chairman Prof GS Siddaramaiah gracing as chief said a language act can’t be...

CIWA holds meet on farm women issues

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA) organised a follow-up workshop on “Mitigating Drudgery of Farm Women: Adoption of Gender Friendly Technologies” here on Saturday. Odisha Watershed Development Mission Commissioner cum Director Sujata R Karthikeyan, Director Technical Dr HK Panda and OUAT Extension Education Dean Dr PK Roul graced as...



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