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50,000 hit by abnormally high fluoride in Nuapada water

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | AJIT PANDA | NUAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

Larka, a non-descript village of Nuapada district, is haunted by a silent killer: fluorosis. Almost half of the village is already affected with the dreaded disease, but there is no respite. Most premature death cases in the remote village are attributed to the ailment. The source of the disease is drinking...

Dadan Sangh to hold 2-day stir in Balangir

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Jan Jagaran Dadan Sangh president Khagapati Kumbhar here informed that his outfit would stage a two-day dharna on July 24 and 25 before District Collectorate, demanding proper rehabilitation of the rescued labourers under the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976. According to sources till 2013, a total 650 migrants from...

PPL profit heads south on weak rupee, subsidy woes

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Paradeep Phosphates Ltd (PPL), a major phosphatic fertiliser producer in the country, reported a sharp fall of over 41 per cent in its profit after taxes for the fiscal 2012-13, a year that was described by the company officials as the most difficult for the industry in over a...

Briefs

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Bhubaneswar

Three die in two electricity mishaps in B’swar Baleswar: In two separate cases of electrical accidents, three persons of Basta area died on Sunday. All the accidents occurred while they were working in the paddy fields and got charged by shallow pump wire. In another incident, six-year-old Bhola Singh of Bhimpur...

BJD leaders visit MKCG newborns unit

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

In the wake of the death of nine newborns at the VSS Medical College Hospital at Burla in a span of less than 24 hours, ruling BJD leaders on Sunday visited the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) at the MKCG Medical College Hospital here and reviewed its functioning. Rajya Sabha member...

Man shot dead in Balangir

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Three bike-borne unidentified miscreants on Sunday shot at a person, identified as Raju Nag of the town, at the hospital square here when he was going to the hospital for a check-up of his wife. The miscreants came in a bike and started firing at Nag. When Nag fell down on...

Create storage, sell surplus paddy: CS to supply dept

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Expressing concern over the recent damage of paddy in the procurement centres due their unsafe storage, the State Government has asked the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department authorities to formulate a comprehensive action plan for creation of additional paddy storage infrastructure. During a review of the paddy procurement performances at...

Bahuda is a two-day fest at Tulasi Kshetra

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | KENDRAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

The Puri Rath Yatra may be a global event drawing lakhs of devotees, but the annual car festival of Lord Baldevjew in Kendrapada holds its distinctive religious significance in the annals of Jagannath culture. The tradition here in Tulashi Kshetra is something different from others. Though everywhere one can find the...

Bahuda Yatra, Sunavesh held with fervour at D’nal

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | DHENKANAL | in Bhubaneswar

Amid tight security, the Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra passed off peacefully in Dhenkanal. Thousands congregated to witness the festival. Under the guidance of the royal priest Panchana Mishra, all the rituals of the deities were performed before 11 am. The deities were brought to the...

Dark chariots annoy devotees in P’khemundi

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | PNS | PARLAKHEMUNDI | in Bhubaneswar

Thousands of devotees came down heavily on the Gajapati district administration as they failed to have a glimpse of the Sunavesh of Shree Jagannath and Devi Subhadra for one long hour here on Friday due to lack of proper lighting facilities in the chariots. The three deities were decorated with gold...

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