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Friday, November 24, 2017

Odisha

Condition Of Kunduli Gang Rape Survivor Stable: SCB Medical Doctors

Cuttack: The condition of Kunduli minor gang rape survivor, who allegedly made an attempt to commit suicide last week, is stable now, doctors treating her at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here said today. She will remain in the SCB Medical College and Hospital here for some more days as she is under observation by a psychiatrist. "The patient is...

Man Sentenced To 10 years RI In Jail For Peddling Drugs In Balasore

Balasore(PTI): A court here sentenced a man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for peddling drugs and possessing huge quantity of cannabis. While pronouncing the jail term for Firozul Akhtar Aman yesterday, Additional Session Judge Debasis Rout also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the convict. In case of default in payment of the fine, the convict would have to...

Air Asia To Start Direct Flights From Bhubaneswar To Bangkok From Next Year

Bhubaneswar: The Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Chandra Panda today said that AirAsia will start direct flights to Bangkok from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. Thai AirAsia is slated to start the flight service early next year, the minister said. "However, it is not decided how many times it will fly in a week," Panda said. Panda also said a memorandum...

Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise Along Eastern Coast Including Odisha Tomorrow

New Delhi(PTI): A mega mock tsunami exercise with international participants will be carried out in 31 coastal districts in four states and a union territory tomorrow, the Home Ministry said today. The exercise will be simultaneously conducted in West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry along the entire eastern coast. The disaster scenario will simulate tsunami waves originating due...

Pranab Mukherjee Stresses On Basic Research To Acquire Knowledge

Bhubaneswar(PTI): India must put thrust on basic research to emerge as a major knowledge power and its universities should ignite the imagination of students to take them beyond books, former president Pranab Mukherjee said here today. Students passing out from IITs are being recruited as managers, engineers and technicians across the world and the question whether these premier institutions engaged...

Orissa HC Notice To SJTA On Jagamohan Photos Going Viral

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today took suo motu cognizance of media reports on pictures of repair work in Puri s Jagannath Temple going viral and issued notice to Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The High Court has asked the chief administrator of SJTA, which had been set up by the state government, to file a report by December 6...

Odisha Government To Launch Irrigation Scheme Worth Rs 635 Crore

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The Odisha government today decided to launch a new scheme worth Rs 635 crore to provide irrigation facility to about 55,000 hectare of agricultural land across the state. The scheme, "Nabakrushna Choudhury Seccha Unnayan Yojana", has been named after former chief minister and freedom fighter Nabakrushna Choudhury. Law Minister Pratap Jena said this after a proposal in this regard was...

Modi Government Rejects Odisha’s Demand For Hike In Paddy MSP

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led Central government in a decision adding to the miseries of the farmers of Odisha today rejected Odisha government’s demand to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy. Reports said that the Union Agriculture Ministry has rejected Odisha’s demand arguing that the hike demand was not feasible and the farmers could sell their produce in...

Odisha Police Issues Advisory To Curb Spread Of “Obscene” Videos

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to check circulation of "obscene" videos on social media, the Odisha Police today issued an advisory, listing out the legal implications of such activities. The police action comes after reports of such videos being spread came to light in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts. "We have issued an advisory for both the police and the public to help...

Unidentified Animal Kills 14 More Sheep In Niali In Cuttack

Cuttack: The killing of sheep by the mysterious animal continued unabated for the second consecutive day in Niali block of Cuttack district with the reports of death of 14 more sheep late on November 21 night. As per reports, 14 more sheep were found dead under mysterious condition which included 11 from Kantapada area and 3 from Adaspur area. The killing...

Crorepati SCB Hematology Professor Rabindra Jena In Vigilance Net

Cuttack: Initiating action on allegations of accumulating assets disproportionate against income against the SCB Medical College and Hospital Professor and Head of the Department(HOD) of Clinical Hematology Dr Rabindra Jena, Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids at as many as 12 places including his residence and paternal house in Cuttack and Kendrapara districts. According to Vigilance sources, the 12 places...

Winged Guests Arrive At Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Migratory birds have started thronging Chilika Lake, the country's largest brackish water lagoon. The forest department officials here are expecting the numbers to increase manifold in the next few weeks. "Their arrival started early this month. Approximately around two lakh birds have been sighted so far. The number is going to rise steadily in the coming days," Divisional Forest Officer,...

RSP’s New Plate Mill Gets Latest ISO 14001: 2015 Certification

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) today said its New Plate Mill has received the latest ISO 14001: 2015 Environment Management System Certification for the first time along with other departments. Other departments, which were earlier certified to ISO 14001: 2004, have subsequently been re-certified to the new standard, RSP said in a statement. These departments are Sinter Plant-II, Special Plate Plant,...

Odisha Government To Begin Aadhaar Enrolment At Panchayat Level Soon

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will soon begin Aadhaar enrolment at the Panchayat level and not engage private enrolment centres for the purpose. The decision was taken at a review meeting presided over by Chief Secretary A P Padhi yesterday. Aadhaar registration centres will be established in each Panchayat and there will be no private enrolment for the purpose anymore, he said...