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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Odisha

Laxmidutt Murder: 8 Accused Persons Arrested By Ganjam Police

Berhampur: In a major breakthrough in the Chhatrapur BJD Councillor Laxmidutt Pradhan’s murder case, the Ganjam police today arrested eight accused persons for their alleged involvement in the sensational incident. “Eight accused persons have been nabbed in connection with the killing of Chhatrapur BJD Councillor  Laxmidutta Pradhan”, informed the Ganjam SP Ashish Singh. It sis worth recoiling that a group of...

Over 40 BJP, Congress Leaders Detained Ahead Of Naveen’s Sambalpur Visit

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur district police have detained over 40 opposition leaders of the Congress and BJP including ex-MLA Jaynarayan Mishra ahead of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Sambalpur today. Local BJP leaders with women activists took out a rally in the town holding black badges and shouting anti-government slogans protesting the preventive detention this morning. Security arrangements have been beefed...

Orissa HC Serves Notices To CBI; Centre And Odisha Government Over CBI’s Entry Into Judge’s House

Cuttack: Hearing a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) filed by Orissa High Court Bar Association over CBI’s alleged trespass into a sitting Judge’s house, the HC today issued notices to the central investigating agency, the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and the Twin City police to submit affidavits regarding under what circumstances and why the CBI officials trespassed into the...

Farmer Suicide: Odisha Assembly Standing Committee Visits Bargarh

Sambalpur(PTI): The Departmentally Related Standing Committee of Odisha Assembly visited village Kendpali in Bargarh district and enquired into the alleged suicide of a farmer. Khainu Bagarti (52), a farmer had committed suicide due to alleged crop loss and loan burden on February 28. The suicide had caused uproar in the state. Subsequently, a proposal was adopted in March that the departmentally...

6 More Mines In Odisha To Be Auctioned By October

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked officials of the Steel and Mines department to step up preparations for auction of six more mines by end of October. The decision in this regard was taken at the State Facilitation Committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A P Padhi. The meeting also reviewed progress made in the mining leases auctioned recently. "Target was set...

Cabinet Nods Restructuring Of OAS, OFS Cadres

Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, the Odisha Cabinet today approved the restructuring of the Odisha Administrative Service(OAS) by increasing the cadre strength to 1,711 from 1,558 and revision of cadre strength ofOdisha Administrative Service(OAS) by increasing it to 800 from present 727. The State Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also gave its approval to the Odisha Fire Prevention and Fire Safety...

Two Persons Arrested By Police In Berhampur

Berhampur(PTI): Two persons were arrested today in connection with the killing of a man at Ambagada near here on Monday, police said. Sticks and other articles used in beating M Budu Patra (30) to death were also seized from the two, identified as Harihar Patra and M Danda, said inspector in-charge of Berhampur Sadara police station, Siba Shankar Mohapatra. Around five...

Odisha Pitches Friendly Policies To Woo Japanese Investors

New Delhi (PTI): The Odisha government today sought to hardsell business opportunities in the mineral-rich state to Japanese investors, citing its investment-friendly policies and other incentives on offer. A delegation led by state Industries Minister Niranjan Pujari and Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Sanjeev Chopra called on officials of Japanese companies operating in the country, an official statement said. At a meeting...

Naveen For Completing Ease of Doing Business Reforms By Oct 10

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked officials to complete all the reforms on Ease of Doing Business in Odisha by October 10. The state government has already undertaken several reforms for Ease of Doing Business and the remaining ones should be completed by October 10, Patnaik said at a meeting. At a recent meeting, the chief minister has said that...

Odisha Likely To Receive Rainfall In Next 24-Hours

Bhubaneswar (PTI): Odisha is likely to receive rainfall in next 24 hours as yesterday's low pressure took the form of a well marked low pressure area over northern parts of central Madya Pradesh and neighbourhood. Yesterday’ s low pressure area over north Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood lies as a well marked low pressure area over northern parts of central Madhya Pradesh...

Father, Three Sons Get Life Term For Murder In Mayurbhanj

Baripada(PTI): A man and his three sons were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for life by a court in Mayurbhanj district here for killing a villager over a land dispute two years ago. Additional Sessions Judge, Rairangpur, Bijay Kumar Jena, while pronouncing the life term yesterday, also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the convicts for committing the crime...

Naveen Patnaik: A New Odisha Export Policy Soon

Bhubaneswar (PTI) Encouraged over the high growth rate of exports in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today annonced that a new Odisha Export Policy, 2017 would be announced soon. Patnaik said this while inagurating a workshop on 'Export Strategy of Odisha' here. Besides, in order to ensure "ease of doing business" to exporters, the state is in process of accomodating...

“My Husband MLA Pravat Biswal Is Innocent”: Laxmi Bilasini Biswal

Bhubaneswar: The wife of arrested Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Pravat Biswal, Laxmi Bilasini Biswal, today questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s action against her husband in the Seashore multi-crore chit fund scam. “The land deal is in my name. It has nothing to do with Pravat Biswal. The petrol pump is in my name and not in...

Vigilance Sleuths Arrest Junior Clerk On Graft Charge

Bhubaneswar (PTI): Odisha's anti-corruption vigilance sleuths have arrested a clerk in Nayagarh district for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 for issuing a work order for construction of a house, vigilance sleuths said. The accused, Ramesh Kumar Nayak was a junior clerk and in-charge of the development section at the office of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) at Khandapada. Nayak...