Violent protests rock Cuttack; cops make lathi-charge

Violent protests rock Cuttack; cops make lathi-charge

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PNS | CUTTACK

Hundreds of job aspirants on Friday held a violent demonstration before the Army office at Cantonment Road here to protest against the Agnipath scheme launched by the Centre. Demanding withdrawal of the scheme, the agitators belonging to different districts blocked the vehicular traffic causing inconvenience to commuters. The demonstrators also resorted...

Trawler sinks; 12 fishers rescued by ICG--1 still missing

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PNS | KENDRAPADA

As many 12 fishermen, who had gone missing after their trawler ‘Upasana-I’ sank in the Bay of Bengal, were rescued by the India Coast Guard (ICG) on Friday. However, one fisherman was still missing. All the rescued fishermen are residents of the Talchua area under Pattamundai block in Kendrapad district. As per...

Subarnapur DM gifts dresses to orphan girls

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PNS | SONEPUR:

On the eve of Raja Sankranti, Collector cum District Magistrate, Subarnapur, Aboli Sunil Narvane has brought smiles on the face of the girl inmates of a children home here. By the effort of the district administration, the children who have lost their parents and are staying in the children home visited...

Ganjam youth stranded in Qatar back home

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

After struggling for months, an Odia youth, who was stranded in Qatar, has finally reunited with his family on Wednesday. The youth Bishnu Prasad Dakua is a resident of Shyamsundarpur village under Khallikote block in Ganjam district. He had released a video on social media seeking help of the State Government...

Meet on visually-impaired girls held in B’pada

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PNS | BARIPADA

In joint association of the Orissa Association for Blind, AICB Natiknal Form For Women, Child And Women Development Society and Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Deo University, a two-day national workshop on ‘Empowerment of tribal visually-impaired girls and women’ was inaugurated at Baripada College, here. Principal of +2 stream of the college Anjali...

150-yr-old Ganjam school runs with unsafe bldg

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | SABAR TARAI | CHHATRAPUR

 It is an irony to see an almost 150 years’ old school in Ganjam town has been in a pathetic condition while the State Government is boasting of its Smart School model. Here, the picture of the school in the Chief Minister's home district is something different. The Nodal Upper Primary...

Social worker late Panigrahi given tributes

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Former officer of the Orissa Forest Development Corporation, Lord Ishaneswar Temple Trust president, former office bearer of Niladrivihar Residents Association and social worker Pranakrushna Panigrahi was given rich tributes on his first death anniversary here. Regional director of the DAV Institution of Odisha Dr Keshaba Chandra Satapthy inaugurated the event which...

2-day exhibition on 1866 famine at Cuttack

Friday, 17 June 2022 | PRADIP DAS | CUTTACK

The epochal famine of 1866, called Na’anka Durbhiksha’, had its epicentre in Cuttack and its adjoining areas. Nearly half a million people had died in this region and over four million had perished in entire Odisha. While the impact of the famine was severe in and around Cuttack, the tragedy was...

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