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Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

BJD burns Central Min’s effigy at Baripada Baripada: The Mayurbhanj district unit of the Biju Janata Dal on Monday held here a protest meeting on continuous refusal of the Centre on special status to Odisha and the Mahanadi issue. The BJP is responsible for all these problems, the BJD leaders alleged....

44% rise in child trafficking in Odisha in 2016

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | SANJEEV KUMAR PATRO | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

When the State’s northern part, especially Mayurbhanj, was agog with mob policing over alleged child traffickers, the grim reminder for Odisha is three children from the State got trafficked every five days in 2016. According to the State police data, a high of 206 children (below 18 years) were being trafficked...

Sulochana in BJD; Damodar taunts her

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A day after quitting the Congress, party State spokesperson and general secretary Sulochana Das joined the BJD on Tuesday in the presence of ruling party supremo Naveen Patnaik. Patnaik said Das’ joining the BJD would further strengthen the party. Interestingly, Das in the past had a fracas with couple of BJD leaders,...

BJP spending Govt funds for MODI fest, says TMC

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State unit of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday alleged that the BJP is splurging Government money on the MODI Fest aimed at showcasing the Nrandra Modi-led Union Government’s achievements in the past three years. TMC Odisha unit Chief Aryakumar Jnanendra alleged, “The MODI Fest is just a publicity stunt...

Students’ Cong accuses Govt of shielding culprits

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Students’ Congress on Tuesday questioned the State Government’s motive for dragging its feet on taking action against the main accused of the ITER fake placement scam. Students’ Congress activists at a Press meet here demanded immediate arrest of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University founder Manoj Ranjan Nayak. They accused the Government...

E-publishing job fraud: IQBS woman staffer held

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Kharavel Nagar police on Tuesday arrested a woman official of tainted agency IQBS accused of duping people of crores of rupees in the name of providing e-publishing jobs. The arrestee was identified as Urbasi, who was later forwarded to court. Earlier this month, the Commissionerate police had arrested a former Indian...

People take pix, don’t help train accident victim!

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In an event that sadly reflected lack of humanity, people at the Bhubaneswar railway station took photos of a train accident victim, who lost one of his legs in a mishap, instead of rescuing or helping him. The victim, identified as Rajesh Nayak, was on his way to Khallikote from Bhubaneswar...

AYOS to hold meet on Pranayama today

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Academy of Yoga and Oriental Studies (AYOS) would organise an all-India seminar on “Pranayama: the Super Science” to mark the International Day of Yoga on Wednesday which would be sponsored by the Government of India’s Department of AYUSH. Scholars from many parts of the country would participate in the seminar...

Patha Utsav in city to be special on June 25

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Putting all efforts to make a memorable spectacle of the coming Asian Athletics Championship as a ‘mahakumbh’ of all events in the region and celebrate the glory of sports, the city authorities have planned the coming Patha Utsav as an extravaganza of musical performances, clubbed with a series of events...

Parents oppose board taking undertakings from students

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The CBSE Class-XII examination results row is far from over with the Odisha Parents’ Association alleging that the CBSE is taking undertakings from the students for providing their answer-sheets. The board has asked the students to give an undertaking that says the students can’t question the scores awarded to them after...

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