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Wesco workers protest privatisation

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

Protesting against “privatisation” of the Wesco in Balangir and Bargarh circle, HIRA GTD Workers Union took out a rally and held a meeting before the Superintendent/Superintending Engineer office here on Friday. HIRA GTD Workers Union president Lalit Nayak said, “We oppose the introduction of input based franchise (privatisation) in Balangir...

Aama Police held at Tarbha

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

The Tarbha police organised an Aama Police programme under guidance of IIC Srikanta Tripathy recently. Tripathy assured that all community related problems would be resolved amicably. Locals raised some problems of the area. They demand that old check-gate room razed and electric polls uprooted from the bypass as they are unnecessarily occupying...

Police bust Moist camp, explosives seized in Balangir district

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

Acting on a tipoff, that a group of Maoist were camping in Chhatardandi reserve forest area near village Pakhanamunda, under Tureikela police station, a team comprising District Volunteer Force, Bomb Detection Squad and other police officials, searched the area and found an old Mao camp. During the search, one big steel...

Ganjam villagers oppose teachers’ transfer

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

Villagers of Ganjam district’s Patrapur block staged a dharna in front of the District Education Officer’s office here on Saturday alleging irregularities in transfer of teachers from schools under the block. The protestors, who included teachers, alleged that teachers have been transferred deliberately in violation of Government guidelines that permits transfers...

Jagatsinghpur electrician dies in electrocution

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

An electrician identified as Satyajit Biswal alias Lipu of Jagatsinghpur municipality office, who hailed from Panisalia village, died due to electrocution on Friday. Reports said that deceased Lipu had climbed an electric poll for repairing a street light at Jaibada where he came in contact with live electric line and fell...

Gritty Ganjam minor girl stops own marriage

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

Protesting the child marriage system, a minor girl has set an example by stopping her own marriage. Despite her family’s and relatives’ pressure, Rutu Nahak (14), daughter of Narayan Nahak of Chadhiapalli village under Aska block in Ganjam district, showed her grit and went against their decision to get her married. According...

BJP revokes suspension of Jaynarayan

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

The BJP on Saturday revoked the suspension order on 11 party leaders, including senior leader and former Sambalpur MLA and former Minister Jaynarayan Mishra. BJP State president Basant Panda announced that the party has revoked Mishra’s suspension after he admitted his mistake and said that he would follow and work as...

Villagers refuse to carry ostracised person’s body

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | PNS | ROURKELA | in Bhubaneswar

In a shocking absence of humanity, a dead body laid for hours as the villagers refused to carry it to the crematorium because the deceased’s family was ostracised from the community. The incidence occurred at Ganua village under Koida block in Sundergarh district on Thursday. The villagers were mere spectators, standing...

Congress urges CM for civic amenities in B’pur

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The Ganjam district unit of the Congress on Friday organised a rally protesting lack of civic amenities in the city and sent a 13-point charter of demands to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through Brahmapur Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Nikhil Pawan Kalyan. “The State Government has failed to provide basic facilities to...

In brief

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Elephant calf found dead in Dhenkanal Dhenkanal: A carcass of a two-year-old elephant calf was found near Thakurapala in the Joranda area of Dhenkanal district on Friday morning. Being informed, Forest Department officials reached the spot and started investigation. The cause behind the death of the animal was yet to...

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