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Why no shrimp farmer ever commits suicide

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | HARENDRA N MAHAPATRA | in Bhubaneswar

No shrimp farmer has ever committed suicide. Is it because their working capital is generally funded by the shrimp exporters? If yes, this could bring an end to the farmers’ suicide in India. It is not pertinent that the farmers borrow high-cost funds from moneylenders. The question is why the...

Home Dept flouts orders; 3 yrs on, no action taken

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Supreme Court while hearing a criminal appeal no. 1485 of 2008, on January, 7 2014 ordered that in the culmination of a criminal case in acquittal, the concerned investigating, prosecuting official or officials responsible for such acquittal must necessarily be identified. “A finding need to be recorded in each case...

No checkup in hospital, woman delivers baby near drain

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | KORAPUT | in Bhubaneswar

In yet another instance, a pregnant woman delivered her baby near a drain in the premises of the Koraput District Headquarters Hospital on Friday after the medical staffs denied her a checkup as she had forgotten to bring the required prescription. The woman and the newborn baby girl remained unattended near...

Maoist killed in battle with jawans in M’giri

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | MALKANGIRI | in Bhubaneswar

A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between Red extremists and security forces in the cutoff area of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district early on Friday morning. A self-loading rifle (SLR), bullets and Maoist literatures were been seized from the spot. According to police sources, a Maoist camp was spotted during...

Pharmacist transfer: N’pada villagers block road

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | AJIT PANDA | NUAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

People of Tukla village of Khariar block blocked the Khariar-Bhawanipatna road (SH-16) on Friday demanding posting of a doctor in the Tukla PHC and cancellation of transfer of a pharmacist from their health center. "The post of doctor has remained vacant for more than two years. And, now to add to...

Admission quota demanded in S’pur University

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | SAMBALPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The students and their leaders under the periphery of the Sambalpur University (SU) demanded 75 per cent reservation for the graduates of all the affiliated colleges seeking admission in PG classes. They argued that other reputed universities of the country have made similar provisions for their students. And, the Sambalpur University...

‘Implement Land Reforms Act in Odisha’

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Dalita Adhikaar Manch has demanded implementation of the Land Reforms laws to provide protection to migrant and agriculture labourers and sharecroppers in the State. The Manch made a resolution in this regard at its general body meeting held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Manch chairman Manas Jena. Many...

Land reforms can ameliorate distressed farmers’ lot

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | MANAS JENA | in Bhubaneswar

The land reforms started in the early 60s in Odisha have not been implemented properly and largely remain unfinished. The makers of modern India have visualized a socialist pattern by ensuring equal opportunity for all in ownership of productive assets, especially land, for those who are engaged in agriculture. The ownership...

Nostalgic atmosphere at IMA as old buddies meet after 50 yrs

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

An air of nostalgia filled the environs of the campus of Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Friday when the old buddies of 40th Regular and 24th Technical Entry Course met after 50 years of passing out from their alma mater. These gentlemen, most of them in their seventies...

State reels under snowfall,Sr citizens give walking a miss

Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Dehradun

Snowfall in the higher reaches has made the mercury dip across Uttarakhand, brining the real winter chill the people have been waiting for for some time. Meanwhile, dense fog enveloped the plains of Dehradun district on Thursday which might continue for some more days, say the weathermen. The highest...

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