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Naveen reiterates SCS for Odisha

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reiterated Odisha’s longstanding demand for Special Category Status (SCS) to the State during a meeting with Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar at the State Secretariat here on Saturday. Patnaik also drew attention of the NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman to the need for expansion of mobile network in 11,200...

Teachers’ strike won’t hit exams: Min

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Even as the Odisha School College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum’s agitation reached the eleventh day on Saturday, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das said that the upcoming High School Certificate (HSC) and Plus Two examinations would not be affected and would be held as per the schedule. “The Government is fully...

Human chain held stop crime against women

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

More than 80 women and girls from the Kargil slum of the city joined in a human chain to stop violence against women under the banner of the One Billion Rising campaign at the Pokhariput main road. Members of several organisations held banners and shouted slogans to focus on the need...

Government ITIs launch sports, cultural meet

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In order to foster a healthy spirit of competition and improve the aspiration level of the trainees and trainers of all Government ITIs, the Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) launched a two-day sports and cultural meet “ITI Fest 2018”, here on Saturday. Inaugurating the event, Planning and Convergence, Skill Development and...

Girl’s body seizure: 5 held in JSpur

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | JAGATSINGHPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The police here arrested five persons, including a deceased girl’s father and a doctor in connection with seizure of a body from a forest and forwarded them to court. The arrested were identified as deceased girl’s father Ajaya Sutar, nursing home doctor Haramani Moharana, two nurses Hemalata Behera and Lipika Mohanty...

Cesu JE held taking Rs 50K bribe

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

Vigilance officers on Friday arrested Cuttack Dolamunai Electrical Section Junior Engineer Bikash Kumar Senapati for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 50,000 from Debasis Kumar Jena of Pithapur to supply a 3-phase electrical connection to his residential house. About six months back, Jena had applied for a 3-phase electric...

IMI holds 5th annual convocation

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The fifth annual convocation of the International Management Institute (IMI), Bhubaneswar was held in its campus on Saturday in which post graduate diplomas were conferred to the successful students of the PGDM 2015-17 and PGDM (part time) 2013-16 batch. Chief guest Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar said, “No institute of...

4 extortionists nabbed in Cuttack bus-stand

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

The Commissionerate police on Saturday forwarded to court four persons, who were allegedly exhorting illegal subscriptions regularly from various private bus operators at the Badambadi State bus terminus here. The Badambadi police had picked up the four from the vicinity of the bus terminus on Friday evening while they were collecting...

Youth Conclave: City students hold street plays

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A mime on gender discrimination by the Lord Jagannath Mission School and College of Nursing, Rasulgarh, enacted with no words the stark reality of life as girls still face discrimination in society. KIIT University students also staged a dance drama on evolution of woman describing how the new-age woman could...

Jajpur admn cracks down on minerals smuggling

Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 | PNS | JAJPUR | in Bhubaneswar

In a major crackdown, the Jajpur district authorities on Friday seized 43 trucks involved in illegal transportation of minor minerals in the district. District Collector Ranjan Dash said, “We with the help of the police conducted raids at various places and seized 43 trucks for violation of rules and illegal transportation...

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