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B’swar rail station infra growth demanded

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | Ubachak Mohanty | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Venting discontentment over neglect of the Baleswar railway station due to an apathetic attitude of the authorities, the Civil Society, Baleswar, staged a dharna on Saturday demanding enhancement of the railway station’s infrastructure. The body threatened to embark on an intensified agitation if its demands are not fulfilled within 45 days....

Villager slain by Maoists: OHRC seeks SP’s report

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha State Human Rights Commission (OSHRC) has asked the Malkangiri district Superintendent of Police to inquire into the case of a villager killed by Maoists on the suspicion of being a police informer. Civil society organisation Human Rights Watch secretary Sangita Swain in her petition alleged that February on...

Elephant herd wreaks havoc in Gajapati

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | PARALAKHEMUNDI | in Bhubaneswar

A herd of eight elephants have wreaked havoc in villages under Gumma block by destroying paddy and vegetable cultivations for the last four days, forcing people to spend sleepless nights. Villagers said that the herd has been moving in Jiba, Jami, Parasomba area in Gumma block and destroying vegetables and corn...

SUV overturns; groom’s father, uncle killed

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHAWANIPATNA | in Bhubaneswar

Two persons were killed and five others injured when a SUV carrying a marriage party overturned near Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Chandra Behera and Shovan Behera, father and maternal uncle of the bridegroom, respectively. The injured persons were admitted to the Bhawanipatna Sadar...

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Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Ganjam Muslim body holds blood donation camp Brahmapur: A two-day mega blood donation camp organised by the Ganjam Muslim Cultural Association was inaugurated by Brahmapur Development Authority (BDA) Chairman Subash Chandra Moharana here on Sunday. A total of 88 units of blood were collected on the first day. Former Union Law...

139 in R’gada get UAIL computer literacy

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) launched a computer literacy project at Nuapada in the Kashipur block of Rayagada district. Its CSR wing – Utkal Alumina Jana Seva Trust (UAJST), collaborated with the State-run Odisha Knowledge Corporation Limited (OKCL) to function as...

DGP opens Cyber PS, other projects in B’pur

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Director-General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Sunday inaugurated a cyber police station, a new Brahmapur SDPO office building and a new Baidyanathpur police station building during his two-day visit to Ganjam district. Sharma said after opening of the Cyber police station that people here won’t have to waste...

Bijepur: Neck and neck fight for BJP, BJD

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | LALIT MOHAN MISHRA | in Bhubaneswar

Voters of the Bijepur Assembly constituency shall exercise their franchise on February 24 in a by-election to fill up the vacancy that arose due to the death of MLA Subal Sahu of the Congress. The Congress had been winning the seat since 2004 whereas the BJD had won it in...

Credit gap in State worth Rs 30k cr

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

There is a widening gap between the requirement and availability of credit from institutions like commercial and cooperative banks in Odisha. While the credit gap was Rs 20, 000 crore in 2010, it has widened to more than Rs 30,000 crore, officials admit. Looking at the growing need for more credit by...

Sigh of relief as tusker driven away from city

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The residents of Khandagiri, Ghatikia and other peripheral areas in the city heaved a sigh of relief after a wild tusker, which had cast a reign of terror for the last three days, finally entered the Chandaka jungle on Sunday morning. The forest officials who had a tough time in dealing...

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