Barbil forester, guard suspended

Barbil forester, guard suspended

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | CHAMPUA

Forester Bidyadhar Behera and Forest Guard Saroj Naik   of Guali section under the Barbil Range have been suspended on the issue of death of an elephant calf. The male elephant calf was found dead in the Choramalda forest on July 7 and its vital organs had already decomposed, for which it...

Shutdown in parts of B’swar, Deogarh dists

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | BALESWAR/DEOGARH

The authorities on Friday announced shutdown in many villages under four gram panchayats in Baleswar and Deogarh districts following detection of fresh Covid-19 cases. As per a notification issued by the Baleswar Collector, the villages of Anko, Agiria, Podadiha of Anko GP and Agamouda, Kadamouda, Berhampur, Mirigimundi, Taharpur, Kasipada, Huja, Narandiha,...

Weekend shutdown in R’kela till July-end

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | ROURKELA

In view of the surging Covid-19 cases in Rourkela, the Sundargarh district administration on Friday announced weekend shutdown in the city till July-end to contain the spread of virus. Exercising powers conferred under Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Covid-19 Regulations 2020, Sundargarh Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan ordered...

Agro market reform laws to be game changer

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | S JYOTIRANJAN

Recently, the Centre took some serious initiatives to overhaul agricultural market. As a combined package, three laws were introduced through ordinance. First, the Essential Commodities Act was amended to remove the restrictions on stocking food produce; second, a new law called ‘The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance,...

Meet contract workers’ demands: Congress

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Congress on Thursday demanded that the State Government soon fulfil all demands, including regularisation of contractual employees and stop intimidating them when they are taking to streets to press for their legitimate demands. Addressing a Press conference, former Minister Panchanan Kanungo, Sudarshan Das and Manoranjan Dash slammed the Government for...

AISF protests college, varsity exam norms

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The AISF State unit protested the authoritarian, anti-student UGC guideline on conducting college and university examinations. While the UGC prepared guidelines at the dictates of the MHRD and the Ministry of Home Affairs, it has not consulted the stakeholders like student organistions, teacher organisations and educationists, only to impose the hidden...

PM urged against dropping of 3 NIRTAR PG courses

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | CUTTACK

The Kalinga Bikash Manch (KBM) has urged Prime Minister Modi to take urgent steps against the concerned Central authorities’ move to abolish postgraduate courses in Physiotherapy (Neurology), Physiotherapy (Paediatrics) and Occupational Therapy from the Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR). In a memorandum to the PM, KBM...

‘Make State’s economic condition public’

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik on Friday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to let people know about the State’ economic situation. “The State Government has imposed some economic restrictions in the wake of Covid pandemic. From this, it is understood that the economic condition of the State is not good....

State Editions

Panic grips VIMSAR as ICU doc infected

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ganjam reports 188 new Covid cases, 1 death

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CM hails octogenarian’s Covid battle win

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Baleswar Covid+ man goes to sorcerer

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Singhania students excel in CBSE exam

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Athagarh declared Containment Zone

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

A case for cobots

12 July 2020 | Pradeep David | Agenda

Hope in the times of pandemic

12 July 2020 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Covid tales: The joy of homecoming

12 July 2020 | Vandana Srivastava | Agenda

Astroturf | Unlock the mind to heal

12 July 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Online education: Dispel fear of surveillance

12 July 2020 | Madhav Govind | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m enjoying working on OTT platforms’

12 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer