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302 migrant workers rescued

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Acting on a tipoff, a team of special police squad from Balangir along with their Kantababji counterparts conducted raid in a bushy forest and rescued 302 labourers. These labourers were being taken to the brick kilns of Hyderabad and Telangana. The rescued migrant labourers belong to Balangir, Subarnapur and Nuapada districts....

‘Panchupada bridge to be ready by year-end’

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Baleswar Sadar MLA JP Dash informed that the Panchupada bridge which has been a dream of north Baleswar people for years together would be thrown open by end of this year. In a Press brief, he said that although construction part of the bridge was completed, yet the...

J’suguda DPC okays Rs 465.67-crore plans

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | JHARSUGUDA | in Bhubaneswar

The Jharsuguda District Planning Committee (DPC) led by Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick approved expenditure plans of Rs 465.67 crore at a meeting held here recently. Mallick, also Chairman of the DPC, stressed for delivery of quality services in the fields of road construction, drinking water supply and electricity...

Banki Tehsildar abused; one arrested

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | ATHAGARH | in Bhubaneswar

The Baideswar police have arrested one Susanta Brahma of Baideswar on the charge of abusing Cuttack district’s Banki Tehsildar Bandana Khatua. As per reports, the tehsildar had lodged an FIR at the Baideswar police station alleging that some people through mobile numbers 8118020722, 9583311704, 9938003663 and 9776641587 had forced her to...

Pest attack: G’pati paddy farmers’ hope dashed

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | TARINI PRASAD PANDA | PARALAKHEMUNDI | in Bhubaneswar

Farmers of Upulusingh Mouza under Jiba Panchayat of Gumma block in Gajapati district are in a state of despair as more than 50 acres of crops are affected by an unknown disease, posing a threat to their hope of a good yield of paddy this season. The farmers alleged that they...

ICDS: Few Dalit women work as service providers

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | MANAS JENA | in Bhubaneswar

The recently-released National Family Health Survey, NFHS -4 report’s key findings about Odisha shows a sign of improvement in areas of immunization coverage, fertility rate, decrease in infant mortality, increase in institutional delivery and financial benefits under maternity benefit schemes which are higher than the national average. But still...

‘State Govt not giving land for Piped Natural Gas work’

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday came down heavily on the State Government for allegedly not providing land for the Piped Natural Gas (PNG) project in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. The Minister made this allegation while launching supply...

BJD slams BJP for credit for central schemes

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJD on Friday while welcoming the piped gas project in the city, lashed out at the BJP for patting its own back for the implementation of the Central Government projects. At a Press conference, BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb said the State Government had asked the Central Government for gas...

Sister city plan: US city Mayor visits Bhubaneswar

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Savita Vaidhyanathan, the first Mayor of Indian origin from Cupertino city, the headquarters of Apple in USA, visited here for strong ties between the two cities. Cupertino and Bhubaneswar officially began a sister city relationship on November 24, 2012, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the...

Drive against illegal crackers units

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

In view of the Diwali and Kalipuja festivals, DGP Dr RP Sharma had instructed earlier to all district Superintendents of police and DCPs to conduct special drives against the illegal fire cracker manufacturing units and shops in their respective districts and jurisdictions. Accordingly, massive and extensive raids were conducted by police...

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