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Month: January 2014

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  • Make Shah report public, says BJP

    Make Shah report public, says BJP

    demands cbi probe and arrest of mining scam culprits STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Bhubaneswar, 31 January Instead of dilly dallying on the submission of the Shah Commission report, the government should make it public, institute a CBI probe and follow the money trail to nab the real culprits, said the BJP here today. A CBI probe as …

    January 31, 2014
  • Abducted employees of Koraput school rescued

    Abducted employees of Koraput school rescued

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Koraput, 31 January  Police rescued two employees of a reputed private school at Kechla in Koraput block while arresting four culprits including a minor boy on Friday. The IG of police (south-western range) Mr Yaswant Jethwa, who addressed media persons here, claimed that a criminal gang was involved in the abduction for …

    January 31, 2014
  • Naveen hits campaign trail for urban polls

    Naveen hits campaign trail for urban polls

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Cuttack, Baripada, 31 January Campaign for the municipal elections at Cuttack and Baripada gathered momentum today with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, BJP leader Juel Oram, OPCC chief Jayadev Jena, OJM leader Pyarimohan Mahapatra and others fanning out to the streets seeking votes for their party candidates. While the CM, Oram and Pyarimohan …

    January 31, 2014
  • Rahul due on 11 Feb

    Rahul due on 11 Feb

    press trust of india Bhubaneswar, 31 January Ahead of the maiden rally by BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on February 11, the AICC has planned a two-day visit by its vice-president and campaign committee chief Rahul Gandhi. While Gandhi is likely to address six meetings on February 9 and 10, efforts are being made …

    January 31, 2014
  • Two children of family charred to death

    Two children of family charred to death

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Jagatsinghpur, 31 January Two children of a family were charred to death in a fire mishap at Balisahi village under Balikuda police limit late Thursday evening. At least one family is said to have been rendered homeless in the incident. The two deceased have been identified as four year old Salin Begum …

    January 31, 2014
  • Chariot on leprosy care rolls out in Ganjam

    Chariot on leprosy care rolls out in Ganjam

    press trust of india Berhampur, 31 January Shamba Rath – the chariot to spread message on the benefit of multi drug therapy (MDT) for leprosy patients, will travel in four out of 22 blocks of Odisha’s Ganjam district for a week. Chief district medical officer (CDMO) Niranjan Behera and superintendent, MKCG Medical College and Hospital …

    January 31, 2014
  • Rs 500 crore  for OUIDF

    Rs 500 crore for OUIDF

    press trust of india Bhubaneswar, 31 January The State Office of Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (OUIDF) was inagurated here today by Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra. The OUIDF’s state office will be located in 4th floor of the Fortune Tower here. Sources say, a Board of Truste has been formed for management of the …

    January 31, 2014
  • odisha brief

    odisha brief

    Teachers’ arrest: Two school teachers Bidhubhusan and Mukesh were arrested by the police in Malkangiri district following complaints of sexual harassment by students. The students and their parents had lodged a complaint and also staged a rally demanding action against the two teachers. Fake certificates: Bolangir police started investigation after the district education officer (DEO) …

    January 31, 2014
  • Rights body  glare on bonded labour

    Rights body glare on bonded labour

    Statesman News Service Bolangir, 31 January The secretary of Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC), Mr Raj Kishore Choudhury asked the district administration of Bolangir to be more pro-active in checking practice of bonded labour while observing that media has played a key role in the direction. Mr Choudhury, who was here to attend a day-long …

    January 31, 2014
  • 8 arrested for trafficking

    8 arrested for trafficking

    Bhubaneswar, 31 January:  Eight persons including four women were arrested in Kandhamal district on charges of human trafficking. The police swung into action after receiving a complaint from a girl who had escaped from the gang. Police sources said four people from a neighboring state had been in touch with the Kandhamal based four accused …

    January 31, 2014
  • Sun  shines on Konark!

    Sun shines on Konark!

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Bhubaneswar, 31 January Konark Suraksha Samiti (KSS), a prominent citizen outfit working for issues related to the century-old temple, sought the intervention of governor Dr SC Jamir for, inter alia, better conservation of the Sun Temple. A delegation of the KSS, which included its president Mr Sarat Jayasingh and general secretary Mr …

    January 31, 2014
  • Businessmen, temples, cinema halls asked to install CCTVs

    Businessmen, temples, cinema halls asked to install CCTVs

    press trust of india Berhampur, 31 January For better surveillance, the Ganjam Chamber of Commerce (GCC), Berhampur Jewellery Associations (BJA) and temple trustees have been asked by the police to install CCTVs. We will soon review steps taken to strengthen the surveillance, Berhampur SP Anirudh Singh said. The police, he said, would also request businessmen …

    January 31, 2014
  • Forest  officials  cremate  carcass of ageing  elephant

    Forest officials cremate carcass of ageing elephant

    Rourkela, 31 January: The forest department officials cremated the body of an elephant which had succumbed to old age and recovered his two tusks, in Sundergarh district. The divisional forest officer (DFO), Bonai Mr SK Banchera informed that the elephant was a member of an eight-member herd. The elephant was found in a critical condition …

    January 31, 2014
  • Poll boycott threat

    Poll boycott threat

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Baripada, 31 January Several people of Purnachandrapur locality under ward no 15 of Baripada municipality have threatened to boycott the forthcoming election in the urban body alleging that they are deprived of basic civic facilities like clean drinking water, drainage and sewerage as well as electricity supply. Sources said that more than …

    January 31, 2014
  • Mugger count decreases in Ghodahada

    Mugger count decreases in Ghodahada

    press trust of india Berhampur, 31 January The total number of Muggers, an endangered crocodile species in Ghodahada irrigation reservoir in Ganjam district, has decreased, forest department sources said today. As per a census of the Mugger in the five-sq-km reservoir conducted by Berhampur forest division recently, its number has been estimated at 42 as …

    January 31, 2014
  • Mancheswar carriage workshop most productive

    Mancheswar carriage workshop most productive

    STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Bhubaneswar, 31 January The Carriage Repair Workshop at Mancheswar under East Coast Railway (ECoR) has become the most productive among all 45 Workshops over Indian Railways, claimed a senior official here. He informed that the workshop has beaten all other such units on parameters of productivity and efficiency which included work output …

    January 31, 2014
  • Oas protest

    Oas protest

    Bhubaneswar, 31 January: The Odisha Administrative Service ( OAS) officers association has decided to sport black badges as a mark of protest and intensify their agitation by resorting to mass casual leave if the government fails to restructure the cadre and ensure time bound promotion. OAS officers association office bearers said the demand for restructuring …

    January 31, 2014