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Chariot pulling in Puri to start by 3.30 pm

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

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Tuesday released a detailed annual Rath Yatra schedule of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings. As per the programme, the deities were in sickroom (Anasar Ghar) in the temple complex since the Snan Purnima grand bathing ceremony. They were supposedly suffering from fever and...

BJD, BJP spar over yoga celebrations

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

As the stage is all set to hold the third International Day of Yoga on Wednesday, the ruling BJD and the Opposition BJP on Tuesday got engaged in a verbal duel over the celebrations. While the BJP was organising the event at the Janata Maidan here, which would be inaugurated...

Contempt of court notice issued to CBSE official

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

Expressing displeasure over the conduct of a CBSE official, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday initiated suo moto contempt of court proceedings against the board’s Joint Secretary (Academics) Manoj Srivastava. Issuing notice to Srivastava to show cause by July 3, Justice Biswanath Rath asked him to explain why proceedings shall not...

BJD support to Kovind questioned

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

Chief Minister Naveen Panaik’s announcement of the BJD’s support to the NDA’s Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been questioned by some political quarters. An editorial in an Odia daily edited by Tathagata Satpathy, an MP of the BJD itself, said the BJD appears to be a weaker force by accepting...

Eviction begins near Kalinga Stadium

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

An enforcement squad consisting of BDA, BMC and Commissionerate of Police personnel conducted an eviction drive along the boundary of Kalinga Stadium in view of the upcoming Asian Athletic Championship-2017, FIH World League-2017 and Hockey World Cup-2018. The eviction drive undertaken at Gate No 9 was delayed by three hours as...

JSPL move: Keonjhar villagers to get electricity

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

The Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL)’s Barbil unit has installed HT and LT power line, equipped with one of 25KVA S/S (11/0.4 KV) transformer, to electrify Gate Sahi in Deojhar panchayat of Keonjhar district. The electrification work was inaugurated by G Suresha, EVP and Unit Head JSPL-Barbil in presence of...

Seafood export target fixed at Rs 20K crore

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

The Department of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development has set a target of export turnover of Rs 20,000 crore to be achieved per annum through exports of marine products from the State. To achieve the target, the Government wants to have a detailed report prepared through a consultancy firm. Therefore, the...

15K to join Janata Maidan yoga session

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

The Janata Maidan here is ready for a mass yoga session to be practised by more than 15,000 youths on the 3rd International Yoga Day to be observed on June 21, said the organising committee members. A mock drill was conducted on Tuesday for the mega event. It was conducted for...

Khordha administration launches 3Ts programme

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

The Khordha district administration on Monday launched the 3Ts programme, “Transparent and Effective Service delivery though use of Technology and assured Teamwork (TESTT)”, to improve delivery of Government services among citizens as evolved in the recently-held Collectors’ workshop. Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Central Division) AB Otta inaugurated the programme. As per the...

J’suguda gangrape: 4 miscreants held

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

Police on Tuesday arrested four persons accused in the case of the gangrape of a 47-year-old woman at Chichinda village under the Brajrajnagar police station in Jharsuguda district on Friday last. The arrestees were Surendra Mirdha, Sadanand Kulu, Gobinda Mirdha and Janeka Mirdha, all of whom belong to Chichinda. At a Press...

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