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Irregularities by ex-Khariar Tehsildar: Probe ordered

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | AJIT PANDA | NUAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

The General Administration and Public Grievance Department acting on the draft charges submitted by the Nuapada Collector has issued a memorandum to institute an inquiry against Gopalswami Naidu, OAS (SB) on various grounds of misconduct during his incumbency as Khariar Tehsildar. The Collector, Nuapada, in March, 2017 had submitted draft charges...

Man dies being hit by SUV in Ganjam

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR | in Bhubaneswar

Tension prevailed at Mujagad on the National Highway-59 in Ganjam district on Tuesday after a 70-year-old man was run over by a sports utility vehicle (SUV). The incident took place when the elderly man identified as Kashinath Nayak of Mujagad village was hit by the SUV on the NH, killing him...

Gajapati farmers to gherao DM from Sept

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | TARINI PRASAD PANDA | PARALAKHEMUNDI | in Bhubaneswar

Protesting apathy by the insurance companies, the farmers of Gajapati, who have not been compensated for crop losses for years despite having paid premium, will resort to agitation. “If the Government fails to pay the compensation of the crops loss under PMFB yojana before end of August then a huge protest...

Transparency eludes S’garh athletic body

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | MALAY RAY | SUNDARGARH | in Bhubaneswar

The District Athletics Association (DAA), Sundargarh, of late, has allegedly emerged as a centre of nepotism, irregularity and corruption. The people at the helm of affairs of the DAA are far from transparent and running the organisation as per their whims. Sources said the election of the office bearers of the...

October 21, not August 15, is India’s Independence-Day

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | SUPARNO SATPATHY | in Bhubaneswar

Since the past several years we have been in the practice of greeting happy Independence on August 15, but the facts are otherwise. It was on October 21, 1943, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose established the first Government of free united India, the provisional Government of Azad Hind or Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind...

INBRIEF

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Rs 8 lakh looted in Nimapara Bazar Nimapara: Four miscreants coming by two bikes on Tuesday at 11 am looted Rs 8 lakh from a cattle feed businessman in front of the Ananda Nursing Home at Nimapara main canal road 4. One Ranjan Sahoo of Rupadeipur village under the Balanga PS...

Now, BJP MLA Ray decries Chilika aerodrome

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

A day after BJD leaders opposed the proposed water aerodrome project at Chilika, the BJP’s Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray on Tuesday also said the project would adversely affect the ecosystem of the lake and nearby areas. “When noise pollution generated by thousands of mechanised boats has already taken a toll on...

‘Seaplane project to spell doom for Chilika’

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Odisha, has written to both the Government of Odisha and the Centre asking them to reconsider the proposal of operating sea planes in the Chilika lake. INTACH State Convener AB Tripathy said the delicate ecosystem of this...

Crafty Naveen dons NDA colour to dent BJP votes!

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | SANJEEV KUMAR PATRO | BHUBANESWR | in Bhubaneswar

Politics is the art of possible. And BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik displayed this so quite majestically when the BJD’s nine Rajya Sabha members voted in favour of NDA candidate and JD(U) MP Harivansh Narayan Singh for the chair of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, which, however morally, blurred...

Pradhan holds meet for SC-ST Conclave

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan took a special preparatory meeting with officials from various central public sector enterprises (CPSEs), banks and institutions on holding the “SC-ST Conclave - 2018” on August 30 in city. The meeting was attended by representatives from NTPC, Nalco,...

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