OUWJ discusses scribes’ demands
Bhubaneswar: The Orissa Union of Working Journalists (OUWJ) Bhubaneswar district committee organised a meeting at the Dhauli Debata Mutt on the city outskirts recently. District convenor Satyajit Raychoudhury presided over the meeting. State vice-president Bishnu Padaraja Mohanty, general secrtary Niranjan Biswal, secretary Tapan Kumar Sinha and treasurer Abhay Kumar Sharma gracing as guests discussed about various demands, including security, pension, life insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh and construction of Jounalists’ cell at block levels, for working journalists. An election to the district committee was held on the occasion. Raychoudhury and Rajkishore Mohapatra were elected as president and general secretary, respectively.
Tractor mows down biker at Umarkote
Umarkote: A man was killed when his bike was hit by a tractor at Sontoshi Nagar here on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Prasant Panda of Gangapur village in Ganjam district. He was working as air conditioner mechanic and staying in Gulipatna street here. Police have sent the body for postmortem after registering a case.
Banajotsna Book Fair begins at Phulbani
Phulbani: Local MLA Angad Kanhar inaugurated the 11th Banajotsna Book Fair at the Coronation Ground here on Thursday. Book fair committee president Kausik Sahu introduced the guests. Government College, Phulbani Lecturer Jyoti Prakash Rath and Banajotsna president Tirtha Jani graced as guests. The book fair would be held till February 22. Cultural programmes would be held every evening at the fair ground.
Phulbani Saraswati School holds annual day
Phulbani: The Saraswati Shishu Vidyamandir here oranised its 33rd annual function here on Thursday. Jeevanjyoti College, Raikia Principal Dr Pradip Kumar Nayak, Phiringia College Principal Dr Chitaranjan Mishra and Block Education Officer Gobardhan Bhoi graced as guests. Dr Nayak said schools pay vital role in upholding tradition and culture of the motherland. School president Harish Chandra Maharana and secretary Biranchi Narayan Mishra spoke.
W Odsha Bodybuilding contest from Feb 22
Rourkela: The Western Odisha Bodybuilding Championship would organised by the Amateur Body Building Association at the Civic Centre here on February 22 and 23. The specialty of the championship this would be a tournament in the women category, informed organising committee secretary Biranchi Mishra. About 70 men and 15 women contestants will take part in the championship. The successful participants would be distributed trophy and cash prizes. Besides, special prizes would be given to women participants.
ICICI Bank opens ‘Wealth Mgmt’ branch in BBSR
Bhubaneswar: The ICICI Bank on Thursday inaugurated a new ‘Wealth Management’ branch at Saheed Nagar here. It is the first such branch by a private sector bank in the State that caters exclusively to the high-net-worth (HNI) customers. The branch was inaugurated by Nalco CMD Sridhar Patra. The branch has been designed to offer priority service to the HNI customers and is a one-stop-shop for all their banking, financial and investment needs. ICICI Bank retail head ( east) Sidharatha Mishra said, “ICICI Bank believes in customising its products and services to match the needs of its diverse customer base.”
Havells launches Delite Alkaline water purifiers in city
Bhubaneswar: The Havells India Limited on Thursday announced the launch of its technologically advanced latest range of alkaline water purifiers with 50 per cent plus water recovery. While conventional RO purifiers recover only 30 per cent of purified water, the Havells’ latest Delite Alkaline RO water purifiers process more than 50% of inlet water, giving consumers access to larger quantities of nutritious, healthy and purified alkaline water. Havells Delite is an indigenously developed and designed product, informed company officials.