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Lakhs embezzled in K’pada temple park works

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | KSHIRABDHI TANAYA | KENDRAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

Officials embezzling lakhs of rupees under the pretext of erecting a park near the medieval Baladevjew temple at Ichhapur has raised eyebrows here. If sources are to be believed, the Kendrapada Municipality had chalked out a plan to erect a park for the devotees and tourists of the 300-year-old Baladevjew temple...

Special status: Parjang MLA pledges 3 lakh signatures

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | PNS | DHENKANAL | in Bhubaneswar

The BJD launched a massive signature drive here demanding special category State status to Odisha. Attending a party meeting as an observer here on Sunday, BJD vice-president and Health Minister Dr Damodar Rout alleged that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre had been ignoring all the genuine demands of...

2,000 tribals desert CMAS since January

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | PNS | KORAPUT | in Bhubaneswar

At least 131 tribals have snapped ties with the Maoist-backed Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) during the last five days in the Narayanpatna area of Koraput district. While 97 tribals of Palaput village severed their links with the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS), 34 of Tala Dekapadu village under Narayanpatna block...

Inbrief

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | Pioneer | in Bhubaneswar

Govt employee dies of sunstroke Parlakhemundi: A fourth class Government employee of the District Planning Office, Ramachandra Mali (53), died of sunstroke here on Monday. He fell unconscious while working in the office. He was taken to the district hospital here, where doctors declared him dead. The doctors said he died...

PF supervisor takes bribe, in CBI net

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | PNS | ROURKELA | in Bhubaneswar

Section-6 Provident Fund (PF) Supervisor of Rourkela office Purushottam Mohanty was caught red-hand by CBI personnel while he was taking bribe of Rs 1,000 from a former hotel worker, Manoj Kumar Sahoo, here on Tuesday. According to sources, Sahoo was working in a hotel at Sambalpur. After leaving the job, he...

Tata water pipeline opposed at Jajpur Road

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | PNS | JAJPUR ROAD | in Bhubaneswar

A mass agitation is continuing at Marthapur village for last four days against Tata Steel’s construction of a water project worth Rs 80 crore. Over 100 agitators, including men and women, picketed and raised slogans against the project, which is meant to supply water to the Kalinga Nagar steel unit...

Execute laws to save cows, demands JSpur Samiti

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | PNS | JAGATSINGHPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Gau Suraksha Samiti here staged a demonstration and protest meeting in front of the district Collectorate on Monday demanding complete ban on cow slaughter and illegal transportation of cows from Jagatsinghpur district. The Samiti activists under the leadership of district BJP president Upendra Biswal took out a rally from Gandhi...

Similipal sees disturbances of various magnitudes

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | Pioneer | MAYARANI PRAHARAJ | in Bhubaneswar

The current decline in biodiversity represents a serious threat to human development. Biological resources constitute a capital asset with great potential for yielding sustainable benefits. Protected areas that are created to preserve biodiversity are in critical condition due to excessive anthropogenic pressure. Urgent and decisive action is needed to conserve and...

Looters continue to reign supreme in Silk City

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | KRUSHNA CHANDRA PANDA | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Four consecutive incidents of burglary took place in this city including one at Vijaya Vihar under the Sadar police station within a span of a few weeks causing panic among denizens. Taking advantage of absence of any family member, a gang of unidentified dacoits entered into the house of an engineer...

Niranjan's brother revolts against Jayadev

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Senior Congress leader Soumya Ranjan Patnaik has openly revolted against new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Jayadev Jena, who replaced his elder brother Niranjan Patnaik as the State party chief last week. Soumya Patnaik on Tuesday indirectly blamed AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi for installing Jena in place of Niranjan Patnaik. Rahul...

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