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Pregnant woman ferried on bamboo raft across river

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

In yet another incidence of the ailing healthcare facilities in the backward districts of the State, some youths in Rayagada district on Friday risked their lives in ferrying a pregnant woman on a bamboo raft across the turbulent Kalyani river. Reports said nearly eight to nine youths risked their lives...

Mining rule flouted: FIR against three firms in Keonjhar

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

The Keonjhar police have lodged FIR against three mineral transporting firms for furnishing forged documents. According to the new mineral transporting rule laid down by the State Government, transporters have to register themselves with the Mining department after obtaining a police clearance from the SP office. Ashok Kumar Mahanta, proprietor of...

Keonjhar mine shut; owner asked to pay damages

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

The deteriorating health condition of the villagers working in a nearby mine and early death of several youth workers has been a concern in Madranjodi village in Keonjhar district. It was alleged that about 40 men had passed away due to the dust infection and health hazard created in the mine. Human...

Higher study uncertain for N’pada migrant’s daughter

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | AJIT PANDA | NUAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

Kajal Bag, a 14- year- old Dalit girl of Kamlamal village of Boden block wants to continue her study after 10th, but she cannot because her parents are unable to bear the cost of her education. Kajol has secured 64 per cent of marks in her HSC exam. Kajol's parents are...

Kanpur dam project may be delayed further

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

For the success of any project, proper coordination between Government departments is required, but unfortunately, this is lacking in respect of the execution of the Kanpur irrigation project here. When the district administration resumed the project stalled for 18 months by the local people, it was hoped that the project work...

Labour codes can expand social security base in country

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | MANAS JENA | in Bhubaneswar

The Government of India as part of labour reform initiative has drafted four Labour codes on functional basis, viz., on wages, on industrial relation, on occupational safety, health and working condition and on social security and welfare. It is in line with recommendation of the second National Commission on Labour...

Centre’s move for security to 40 crore workers hailed

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

The Right to Social Security Campaign (RTSSC) Odisha chapter organised a State-level consultation on the Draft Labour Code on Social Security and Welfare here on Friday. RTSSC, Delhi’s Vaibhav Raaj making a presentation welcomed the Union Government for planning to provide social security to 40 crore informal workers in the country. Highlighting...

BJP ignominy in Naupada; Bijay pinpricks leadership

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

State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dissident leader Bijay Mohapatra on Friday took a potshot at party national president Amit Shah after the party’s ignoble defeat in Thursday’s election for the Komna Zilla Parishad Zone in Nuapada district, the home turf of BJP State president Basant Panda. It is time for Shah...

39 Sainik School cadets qualify for NDA

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

Thirty-nine cadets of the Sainik School, Bhubaneswar cleared the recently-held All India UPSC Examination for the National Defence Academy (NDA), adding new feathers to the cap of their alma mater. Cadets are Partha Sarathi Nayak, Ranjit Sahani, Joshobanta Behera, Rasmi Ranjan Swain, Debasis Pati, Chiranjeevi Kumar, Aman Kumar, Tarinee Ranjan Pradhan,...

Cops still clueless about Bomikhal firing

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

Police were still in the dark on Friday about the motive behind the firing on a shop manager near the Bomikhal Durga Mandap in the city on Thursday evening. The accused continued to be at large even as the victim is undergoing treatment in a private hospital after he sustained bullet...

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