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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Odisha

BJD To Observe 2 Hour ‘Silent Protest’ Against ATM Cash Crunch Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: In order to protest the sudden cash crunch at banks and ATM counters after the demonetization, the ruling BJD party would stage a two-hour silent protest across the state tomorrow across the state. Talking to reporters about the protest at a press meet here which was also attended by party leaders like Arun Sahoo, Sasmit Patra and...

Odisha Government Committed To Women’s Safety, Claims Naveen

Bhubaneswar(PTI): With the opposition parties criticizing the ruling dispensation over the rape of six minor girls in one week, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said his government is committed to providing security to the women and children of the state. The police authorities have been instructed to take strong and adequate legal action in offences against women and children, Patnaik,...

Minor Girl Raped In Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna(PTI): A minor dalit girl was allegedly abducted and raped by one of her distant relatives at Dumerpadar in Kalahandi district, police said today. According to the FIR lodged by the victim's parents, the class VI student had gone to her uncle"s house at Dumerapadar to attend a family function on April 17. While returning home around 8 pm, she was...

Naveen Unveils ‘Skilled-In-Odisha’ Logo

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unveiled the brand identity logo of the 'Skilled-in-Odisha' campaign of the state government's skill initiatives. "Our mission "Skilled-in-Odisha" will be known as a global standard of excellence in skill-training," he said after unveiling the logo at the State Secretariat here yesterday. Patnaik congratulated the skill development and technical education department and Odisha Skill Development Authority...

GRP Official Arrested For Assaulting TTE

Berhampur(PTI): A suspended government railway police official was arrested for allegedly assaulting a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) of Purulia-Villipuram Superfast train at Berhampur station, the police said today. He was arrested yesterday after TTE K Kiran Sagar had lodged an FIR alleging that he was assaulted by some GRP personnel at the instigation at the GRP official when the train...

SC Terms Public Statements On Impeachment Of Judges Unfortunate

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today termed as very unfortunate the public statements, including those made by lawmakers, on impeachment of judges. "We are all very disturbed about it," a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said after the counsel appearing for the petitioner raised the issue of politicians making public statements on impeachment of judges. The apex...

Opposition Parties Meet VP, Give Notice For Impeachment Of CJI Dipak Misra

New Delhi(PTI): Opposition parties led by the Congress today met Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and handed over a notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. According to sources, over 60 MPs of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven political parties gave the notice for the impeachment against the CJI. The MPs who signed...

Fire In Samaleswari Express AC Coach, No Casualty

Sambalpur: A major fire mishap was averted in the the Howrah bound Samaleswari Express due to the alertness of the passengers in the Air Conditioned coach of the superfast train near the Sambalpur Railway Station here today. Smokes started billowing out from the Coach B2 of the train due to short circuit while the train was running on the...

Mishap Averted After Guard Detects Crack On Odisha Rail Track

Balasore(PTI): A possible train mishap was averted today after an alert guard detected a crack on the railway track near Bahanaga station in Odisha's Balasore district. The crack between Soro and Bahanaga stations under South Eastern Railway was detected by the guard of 58005 Kharagpur-Khurda Road fast passenger train, said Station Master of Bahanaga Railway Station, Rabi Narayan Behera. The matter...

Opposition MLAs Walkout Over Supply Of ‘Substandard Sattu’

Bhubneswar(PTI): The opposition Congress and BJP MLAs today staged a walk out from the Odisha Assembly expressing dissatisfaction with the government statement over supply of 'substandard sattu' in a scheme. The issue was discussed in the Assembly through an adjournment motion where members cutting across party lines expressed concern over supply of 'substandard' sattu to children and pregnant woman and...

Agitating Block Grant Teachers Put Their Strike On Hold

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Agitating block grant school and college teachers today put on hold their indefinite strike till July 15 following Odisha government's assurance to look into their demands. They also decided to join the Plus II answer paper evaluation duty. The teachers have been demanding abolition of block grant system in which they get a consolidated amount without any allowances or other...

Congress To Fight A Winning Battle In 2019: Niranjan Patnaik

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Newly appointed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik today said the party is set to fight a winning battle in 2019. The Congress earlier in the day revamped its Odisha unit naming Patnaik as the new chief, barely months ahead of simultaneous Assembly polls in Odisha and Lok Sabha election. "We are going to fight a winning battle,...

Niranjan Patnaik Back As OPCC Chief, Rahul Appoints 3 Other Working Presidents

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: Ending months of speculations regarding revamping of Odisha Pradesh Congress AICC President Rahul Gandhi today appointed Niranjan Patnaik as the new Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief dislodging controversial Prasad Harichandan. The move came after the Congress supremo held a meeting with Senior Congress leaders from Odisha including Prasad Harichandan, Niranjan Patnaik, Narasingha Mishra, Bhakta...

Maoist Duo Lay Down Arms in Angul

Bhubaneswar(PTI): A Maoist leader, who carried a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head, surrendered before police today along with one of his associates in Angul district. The duo, identified as Dayanand alias Chhotu Ganjhu and Jali Dehury, a woman cadre of the CPI(Maoist), decided to shun violence and join the mainstream as they were disillusioned with the ideology...