6 trains via Odisha cancelled

6 trains via Odisha cancelled

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

As many as six trains scheduled to pass through Odisha have been cancelled for specific dates in view of the protests across the country over the Agnipath scheme.   According to a release of the East Coast Railway on Saturday, the following six trains have been cancelled:   12253 Yesvantpur-Bhagalpur Express from Yesvantpur on...

State’s economy expected to grow by 8%

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

 Odisha’s economy is expected to register a growth in the range of 8% to 8.5% in the year 2022-23.   While the State Government is preparing its Budget for 2022-23, a projection is planned as per the available scenario which reveals that domestic drivers are gradually improving though global factors are turning...

‘Hand over Bargarh ancient site to ASI’

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

 Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged Union Minister for Tourism and Culture G Kishan Reddy for excavation and preservation of a recently-discovered 2,000-year-old post-Mauryan site in Bargarh district’s Barpali block. Pradhan sought Reddy’s personal intervention to direct the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to take over the site for better...

Harishchandra bungling; PEO axed in K'pada

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | RAJESH BEHERA | KENDRAPADA

 District Collector Amrit Rituraj  suspended Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) of Kurunti GP Chandan Kumar for bungling Harishchandra Yojana funds in connivance with the local Sarpanch.   The duo showed 11 alive persons as dead in official records and gulped the money.   The 11 persons and their family members recently met BDO of Rajnagar and demanded...

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Sunday, 19 June 2022 | PNS | Baleswar

YOUTH HACKED TO DEATH IN BALESWAR  Police intensified investigation after a youth was brutally murdered allegedly over past feuds. The deceased was identified as Pradeep Nayak, a resident of Ria village under the Simulia police limits. According to reports, miscreants hacked Pradeep with sharp-edged weapons late on Friday night causing grave injuries to his head...

Drug addict hacks mother to death

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | PNS | ANGUL

 A youth, Manoj Biswal, allegedly killed his mother following an altercation over money at Ghantapada village under the Colliery police station in Angul district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Julie (62). Sources said a quarrel ensued between Manoj and his mother on Friday night after the latter refused to give...

When PMAY houses a wild goose chase!

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | AJIT PANDA | NUAPADA

Janme (11) was talking to this reporter in front of his small tarpaulin sheet-covered hut. His seven- year- old younger brother Jitendra called him coming out of the hut. "Come, the water is boiling, it is time to add rice," he said. Janme went in and returning after a few minutes, said,...

‘Prasanna Panda gave voice to common man’

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | PNS | JHARSUGUDA

 The centenary birth anniversary  of veteran CPI leader and  ex-MLA of Brajrajnagar Prasanna Panda was observed here on Thursday being organised by the Prasanna Panda Smruti Committee and the Prasanna Panda Law College, Jharsuguda.   A seminar on 'The Magic of Democracy' was held where distinguished personalities spoke. Chief speaker columnist Abhiram...

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