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Govt buildings to be solar-powered

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Government has decided to run all its office buildings on solar power to reduce consumption of hydro and thermal power for all its operations. In the first phase, all Government buildings located in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack would be powered by solar energy, informed the Green Energy Development Corporation of...

Ganjam’s first ‘swine flu’ patient admitted in hosp

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Even as the death toll due to swine flu in the State has reached 13, Ganjam district’s first suspected swine flu patient was admitted in the MKCG Medical College Hospital here on Friday. A resident of Ganesh Nagar in Konishi village, Suresh Kumar Sharma (50) was admitted in the swine flu...

NOU 2nd campus academic session begins in K’jhar

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | KEONJHAR | in Bhubaneswar

The current academic session began at the second campus of the North Odisha University (NOU) at Keonjhar. School and Mass Education Minister Badrinarayan Patra inaugurated the beginning of the new academic programme. NOU Vice-Chancellor, Central Range RDC AB Ota announced the commencement of the postgraduate courses in English, Odia, Sanskrit and...

BMC to open 23 toilets on Aug 31

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to open 23 toilets on the Local Self-Government Day on August 31 to make the city open defecation-free under the Swachh Bharat Mission. According to sources in the BMC, 17 hybrid toilets and six community toilets would be inaugurated on the day. The BMC planned...

State police to set up Social Media Lab

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In order to monitor the happenings on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the Odisha police would set up a ‘Social Media Lab’ under the Police Modernisation Programme. This move would, however, not invoke censorship on discussions of various subjects in the social media but would only analyse them because youths are now...

IIT sexual slur: Woman moves CM Office

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The West Bengal PhD student, who has alleged sexual harassment by an IIT Bhubaneswar Professor, knocked at the doors of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) here on Saturday seeking justice. She submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanding stringent action against the Professor. Earlier on the day, the woman...

BG teachers’ stir enters 4th day

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Block Grant (BG) teachers’ agitation at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here reached the fourth day on Sunday with teachers insisting on fulfilment of their demands, including abolition of the BG system and salary as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations. “The agitation will not be called off under any circumstances. We...

Capt defends Longowal’s death anniv observation

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday flayed attempts by some vested interests to politicise the death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, saying that the Congress had always observed his martyrdom day in view of his contribution to peace in the State. “Longowal sacrificed his life to promote peace...

Punjab CM tasks Ministers to review schemes

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday entrusted the Cabinet Ministers with the task of reviewing and monitoring the progress of Government’s various flagship programmes to ensure their seamless and timely implementation. The programmes assigned for review and monitoring on an urgent basis are the Atta-Dal scheme, MNREGA, Ashirward scheme...

Haryana Govt to prepare Aadhaar-based SRDB data

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Aadhaar-based State Resident Database (SRDB) will be prepared in Haryana to provide benefits of various schemes to every resident in the State and under this scheme, a public service survey would be conducted, and data collected by an enumerator on tablet by visiting each household. Presiding over a meeting with officers...

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