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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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2-Day BJP Preparatory Executive Body Meeting To Expose Naveen’s Government

Bhubaneswar: Stung apparently by the rousing welcome accorded to Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Pattnaik today at the Biju Pattnaik  International Airport by his party cadres and a large number of people who congratulated the CM for grabbing Outlook Magazine’s Best Administrator Award, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to organize a two-day state executive body meeting...

MLA Joins Villagers To Drive Away Wild Jumbos

Rourkela: Hundreds of villagers around the Himgiri forest range in Sundargarh district, nearly 80 kilometres away from here, have been spending sleepless nights as herds of wild jumbos from Jharkhand have been virtually letting loose a reign of terror and destroying houses and standing crops. The locals were joined by MLA Yogesh Singh, on August 19 night, came forward to take...

Outlook Best Administrator Award Ignites Verbal War Between BJP, BJD

Bhubaneswar: Strange is the way politicians behave when the matter comes to power politics. Barely 48-hours ago the two leaders, BJP’s Union Petroleum and Natural Gas(PNG) Minster Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Pattanaik were closeted together at Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi to resolve the IOCL row. Photographs depicting the bonhomie between the two was...

Antrix-Devas Deal: Court To Take Cognisance Of Charge Sheet

New Delhi (PTI): A special court will next month take cognisance of a charge sheet filed against former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair and others in the Antrix-Devas deal case. Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal fixed September 1 for the next proceeding in the case after the CBI told the court that the sanction to prosecute a former additional secretary in...

Pak Grants Nationality To 298 Indians In 5 Years

Islamabad (PTI): Pakistan has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry. "From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship," the Interior Ministry said in a statement yesterday. The statement was issued in response to a question by the ruling Pakistan...

Banks Stare At Union Strike On Tuesday, Services May Be Hit

New Delhi (PTI): Services at public sector banks may take a hit on Tuesday as all unions under the aegis of UFBU have threatened to go on strike against the government's proposed consolidation move besides raising a host of other demands. Most banks have already informed their customers that functioning of branches and offices will be impacted if the strike takes...

Railways Admit Track Maintenance Work May Have Caused Utkal Express Derailment

New Delhi (PTI): A senior railway official today said a preliminary probe has found that maintenance work was being carried out on the tracks where multiple coaches of the Utkal Express derailed yesterday. "Some maintenance work was going on, which might have cause the derailment of Utkal Express," said Mohd Jamshed, Member Traffic, Railway Board, at a news briefing today. The...

Odisha’s Salman Who Fights Mosquitoes

Phulbani (PTI):  Salman Mallick has not heard of his more famous namesake. But when he talks about fighting malaria in his Odisha village, the 25-year-old - unknowingly - echoes the reel life s Salman much quoted words from a much watched film. Odisha's Salman is one of the many foot soldiers read Volunteer Health Practitioners (VHP) -- placed by Tata...

Prabasi Odias Felicitate Naveen For Receiving Best Administrator Award

New Delhi:  Non-resident Odia organizations from across the country including from National Capital, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru felicitated Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi on August 19 for being awarded as the Best Administrator by the national English news weekly ‘Magazine Outlook’. Former President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the Outlook Speakout Award-2017 as the Best Administrator at a function...

Inebriated, Abusive Indian-Origin Lady Law Tutor Thrown Off Plane In UK

London (PTI):  A 30-year-old drunk law tutor was thrown off a plane at Heathrow airport in the UK after she hurled abuse at the flight staff, according to a media report. Meghna Kumar was arrested and escorted out of the British Airways aircraft before it took off as she had downed so much vodka and abused the flight staff, the...

Lord Under Threat: NSG To Conduct Two-Day Reconnaissance Of Jagannath Temple In Puri

Puri  & Bhubaneswar: A team of the country’s elite Counter Terrorist Task Force, the  National Security Guard (NSG) will conduct a two-day inspection at the Jagannath Temple in Puri to take stock of the security arrangements in and around the temple and suggest measures, if any,  to plug the loopholes. As per the assessment reports of the Union Ministry of...

3 Odisha Residents Injured, Five-Member Team To Visit Utkal Express Accident Site

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister  Naveen Pattanaik has picked a five member team from Odisha which will visit Uttar Pradesh’s Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district today to make an assessment of the situation at the accident site where 14 coaches of the Haridwar bound Kalinga-Utkal Express derailed on August 19 evening. The team to be headed by Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Sahoo also...

23 killed, over 40 Injured As 14 Coaches Of Utkal Express Derail In UP’s Khatauli

Bhubaneswar: At least 23 people were killed and more than 40 others injured when 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga-Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on today evening. The Uttar Pradesh police has confirmed the death toll till the last reports. Thirty ambulances have eached the spot to help the injured while resources were being mobilised for the...

Union Rural Development Ministry To Probe PMAY Bungling In Mahnaga

Bhubaneswar: An internal audit team of the Union Rural Development Ministry will probe the alleged irregularities in the allocation of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) in Mahanga block in Cuttack district. Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today conveyed the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan about the decision of the ministry...