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Govt denies aid to Angul cycle pump-sterilised victims

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Despite denial of compensation to the cycle pump-sterilised victims of Angul district, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reiterated its stand and directed the State Chief Secretary to pay a sum of Rs 14 lakh to 56 women, who had undergone inexpressible stigma due to the sterilisation violating the...

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Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Sakar organises plantation programme Bhubaneswar: A tree plantation programme was organised by the Sakar NGO in association with the Bharat Vikash Parishad at Ganganagar here on Thursday. As many as 60 saplings of different varieties were planted near the OUAT area. Among others Sakar vice-president EK Patro, secretary...

TV actress misbehaved during Puri Rath Yatra

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | PURI | in Bhubaneswar

Television serial actress Mahika Sharma has alleged of being misbehaved by a group of people during the Rath Yatra in Puri on July 14. Taking to photo and video sharing platform Instagram, she said that a group of people made fun of her while she was going for morning Aarati on...

‘Don’t withdraw Air India flights to Bangkok’

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO) on Thursday urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu not to withdraw Air India flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok in the interest Odisha’s tourism sector. “Withdrawal of Air India flights from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok will affect the growth of the tourism of...

Panda’s resignation accepted: LS Speaker

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A day after former Kendrapada MP Baijayant Panda met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in New Delhi requesting her to accept his resignation, the latter on Thursday informed that Panda’s resignation from the Lower House was accepted on Wednesday. Mahajan formally informed this to Lok Sabha members on the second...

Dhakhinimoda begins; chariots readied for Bahuda

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | PURI | in Bhubaneswar

Ahead of the Bahuda Yatra, the Dhaknimoda of the chariots began on Thursday at Sharadhabali near the Gundicha Temple. The Dhakhinimoda is colloquial term prevailing in the Jagannath culture meaning ‘turn chariots to south’. On the Shree Ggundicha, three chariots had moved ahead in north direction from the Lions’ Gate, which...

New low pressure to trigger heavy rains

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Heavy rains are likely to lash several parts of the State including coastal areas from Friday as per the latest forecast of the Regional Office of Indian Meteorological Centre (IMD) here on Thursday. The exiting low-pressure over central parts of north Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood persists; and the associated cyclonic circulation...

Wildlife body decries HWLW appointments in State

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Wildlife Society of Orissa (WSO) has expressed strong contention over appointment of Honourary Wild Life Wardens (HWLWs) in the State. It lamented that many persons have been re-appointed third time in a row without assessing past performance of their previous tenures as HWLWs. The WSO has been insisting that the Government...

‘Let not Info Commission autonomy be compromised’

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PRADIP PRADHAN | in Bhubaneswar

The text of the RTI Amendment Bill was finally available one day before the Parliament’s Monsoon Session commenced. The secrecy around the amendments has prevented any meaningful debate or public engagement with the proposed changes. It is a matter of grave concern that the Government does not value the opinion of...

Formalin detected in fish in Sambalpur

Friday, 20 Jul 2018 | PNS | SAMBALPUR/ KHORDHA | in Bhubaneswar

Examination of fish samples collected from Sambalpur city on Thursday revealed presence of cancer-causing formalin in them, an official said. Reports said formalin was detected in two fishes collected from Kuluthakani by a team comprising officials of the Fisheries Department and the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation. The fishes would be sent to Bhubaneswar...

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