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Indian Independence facts historians don’t seem to know

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | BISWARAJ PATANIK | in Bhubaneswar

Very amusingly, Dara Singh, who was on a world wrestling competition trip to Singapore, had told much later in life when he became a movie celebrity that he heard about the independence having been achieved and went on asking knowledgeable friends around there to explain to him what it all...

Three experts appointed as CRUT Dirs

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The State Government has appointed Prof HM Shivanand Swamy, Amit Bhatt and B Venu Gopala Reddy as three independent directors of the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for the development of public transport infrastructure and facilities in and around the State capital. This appointment will...

BMS celebrates I-Day with martyrs’ kin

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Bhubaneswar Maha Sangathan (BMS) celebrated the 72nd Independence Day here in a special way by felicitating the family members of the martyred soldiers Sunil Behera (Deputy Commandant, BSF) and Sibasis Panda (Constable, BSF). The family members also hoisted the National Flag. The BMS members spent the day with the senior...

IIT BBS celebrates Independence Day

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar celebrated the 72nd Independence Day in its Argul campus here on Wednesday wherein Prof VR Pedireddi, acting Director on behalf of Director Prof RV Raja Kumar, hoisted the National Flag. Prof RV Raja Kumar in his absence paid respectful homage to the great personalities...

‘Dispute resolution’ talk held at Sri Sri Varsity

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | ATHAGARH | in Bhubaneswar

A three-day international conference on ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ concluded at the Sri Sri University. Minister, Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Women and Child Development and Mission Shakti, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Prafulla Samal joined the valedictory session as chief guest. It was organised by the Department of Social...

Rain dampens JSpur Independence Day fest

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | JAGATSINGHPUR | in Bhubaneswar

The 72th Independence Day celebration was dampened due to rain on Wednesday morning here. The district level customary celebration was held at the Nabakrushna Choudhury Stadium here without cultural functions, prize distributions and other events scheduled for the celebration earlier. Collector Yamini Sarangi hoisted the national flag and took salute of ceremonial...

Heavy rains wreak havoc in southern Odisha

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR/ RAYAGADA/ MALKANGIRI | in Bhubaneswar

A flood-like situation prevailed in Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Boudh districts on Thursday following incessant rains for past 24 hours. Several villages were marooned as flood water washed away roads at several places affecting road communications. A landslide in Raghubari Ghat in Rayagada added to the misery of more than 5,000...

Unfazed by rain, M’bhanj holds I-Day

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | BARIPADA | in Bhubaneswar

In spite of intermittent rain, the nation’s 72-nd Independence Day was observed with fervour in the tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district. While the main function was held here at Baripada by the district administration, the sub-divisional headquarters towns, the block headquarters towns and even villages also observed the day with much enthusiasm. At the...

CM launches Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) at the Capital Hospital here on the Independence Day on Wednesday. Patnaik also inaugurated the helpdesk and released the logo of the scheme besides distributing cards to some beneficiaries. “The Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana is a historic initiative and will...

KISS holds 1st IUAES preparatory meet

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The first preparatory meeting of the 19th International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) World Congress, which is scheduled to be held at the KISS here from January 15 to 19, 2023, took place here on Wednesday. KIIT and KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta presided over the meeting, which was...

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