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UPES students organise ATMOSFAIR- 2K17

Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Bhubaneswar

ATMOSFAIR- 2K17’ — a student driven environment awareness programme was organised at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) on the occasion of World Ozone day. Informing about the programme the — Director UPES, Arun Dhand said that UPES has always strived towards creating awareness on protection of the...

Odisha 7th poorest State; MLAs 11th richest

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | SANJEEV KUMAR PATRO | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

What a paradox it is! When Odisha is 7th poorest State in the country, its MLAs now have become 11th richest among the 36 States/Union Territories. The Chief Minister is, however, at a distant 17th rank but is among the top-20 richest CMs in the country courtesy the latest pay...

‘Choppers meant for LWE ops misused by Mins’

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Helicopters hired for anti-Left Wing Extremism (LWE-Maoist) operations in the State were misutilised by Ministers and Government officers, revealed a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) tabled in the State Assembly on Saturday. “During February 2013 to September 2015, out of 341 sorties conducted by the PHHL...

In brief

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Tea distributed free on Modi’s birthday Puri: On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 67th birthday, the owner of Jay Singh (Akhu) Tea Shop near the Town Hall here celebrated the occasion and distributed 2,000 cups of tea and Rasogolla free of cost to people in the locality. Sand art by Sudarsan...

Weeklyroundups

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | BAIDYANATH MISHRA | in Bhubaneswar

Flyover mishap: BJD on back foot The Bhubaneswar Bomikhal flyover collapse rocked the Odisha Assembly for a few days in the recently concluded Monsoon Session with the Opposition demanding resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. On behalf of the Government, it was asserted that stringent action will be taken against all...

10 of 29 teaching, 42 of 50 non-teaching posts vacant

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Ukal University of Culture has a total of 29 sanctioned teaching posts and, of them, 15 posts are now lying vacant. Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda informed this in the State Assembly in response to a question of Congress MLA Nab Kishore Das on Saturday. The Minister informed that the University...

Irregularity in IMAGE Dir appointment alleged

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

An allegation of irregularities in the appointment of the Director of the Institute on Management of Agriculture Extension (IMAGE) under the Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment Department has come to the fore. According to the allegation, rules and guidelines were not followed in the recent promotion of the Deputy Directors of Agriculture...

29 ITDA officials faced Vig cases in 5 years

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Vigilance cases had been registered against 29 ITDA officials during the last five years from 2010-11 to 2015-16 for misconducts like misappropriation of Government money, payment irregularities in vegetable cultivation, financial irregularities and irregularities in execution of developmental work. SC and ST Development and Minorities and Backward Classes Minister Ramesh Chandra...

Traffic control tough job during Puja

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | RAMDAS RAY | in Bhubaneswar

Sir, The months of September and October are full of splendid festivals, starting with the Durga Puja , the Laxmi Puja , the Deepavali and the Durga Puja etc in which regulation of city traffic and law and order poses a major issue for the Government and the...

MLAs make them richer; perception about politicians worsens

Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Editor’s Note | in Bhubaneswar

One has to admit that the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are no doubt elected with the support of voters though, as widely perceived, many votes are bought or gained by other dubious means. The electors, however, don’t want their representatives would grab fabulous amounts of taxpayers’ money as...

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