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Old clothes distributed among Jeypore villagers

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

The Jeypore Shines organised an old clothes distribution programme to the needy at Kenduguda village of Patraput panchayat of Jeypore block. Kenduguda is a highly remote area which is situated above the mountain and one has to walk miles to visit the village. The village is still lacking of electricity, pucca...

Youth training begins to combat child marriage

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

International human rights organisation ActionAid and child rights body Unicef Odisha on Tuesday began holding a three-day leadership training of Youth Champions of the State on combating child marriage at a hotel here. More than 40 Youth Champions from different districts are participating in the programme, which aims to sensitise them...

31 DAV CSpur kids qualify for NISER

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

As many as 31 students of the DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur here have qualified for the National Institute of Scientific Education and Research (NISER), the highest for any individual school of the State. Six students, namely, Shibani Dhar, Subhankar Priyadarshi, Adarsh Pattnaik, Sourajit Sahoo, Ritesh Naik and Sourav Suman have been...

BJD holds State-wide demonstration

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJD held a State-wide agitation on Monday protesting Union Minister VK Singh’s rejection of Special Category State (SCS) status for Odisha and the decrease in water flow in the Mahanadi due to construction of barrages and dams by nieghbouring Chhattisgarh in upstream of the river. Activists of Biju Yuva Janata...

BJP youths hold protest against PC

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJP Yuva Morcha (BJYM) held a protest at Master Canteen Square here on Monday against the alleged collection of percentage (PC) at various levels in the State in the implementation of welfare programmes. BJYM activists demanded that the BJD return the amount to the State exchequer. “The MLAs and Ministers were...

Congress protests against Dhenkanal rape, murder

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Congress on Monday held demonstrations at all the district headquarters protesting against the gangrape and murder of a woman in Kankadahada block of Dhenkanal district recently. Shouting slogans, activists of the Pradesh Mahila Congress and Pradesh Congress ST and SC Cell staged the demonstration in front of all...

Sulochana quits Cong, to join BJD

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Two notable political developments took place at BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence here on Monday. The first and, more important, one was a meeting of Congress State general secretary and spokesperson Sulochana Das with Pathaik. Later, she announced her resignation from the party and is now set...

Prabhu flags off passenger train to Nayagarh

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | PNS | NAYAGARH | in Bhubaneswar

After 25 years of the formation of the district, the first regular passenger train to Nayagarh on the Khurda Road-Balangir railway line project was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu from New Delhi through videoconference on Monday. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna...

AIKKMS urges State Govt to waive farm loans

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The All India Kissan Khet Mazdoor Sangathan (AIKKMS) on Monday staged a rally here in protest against the incident of death of farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh, on Monday. Besides, the Sangathan demanded waiver of all types of farm loans in Odisha, minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 3,000...

SBI celebrates 38th circle foundation day

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Bank of India, Bhubaneswar Circle, celebrated completion of 37 years of service to people of Odisha and 38th foundation day of the circle, here on Sunday. To mark the day, all staff members of the bank’s local head office (LHO) were presented with saplings on Saturday. A drawing competition...

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