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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Odisha

Bijepur Bypoll: CEC Seeks Report From Odisha SEC Over Shoe Hurling At Naveen

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India has sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (OSEC) over the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after a delegation of the BJD leaders met the CEC and apprised the official about the incident, said Lok Sabha MP Pinaki Mishra at New Delhi today after...

Certificate Fraud, Unauthorised Land Occupation Charges Against XUB’s Pipli Institution

Bhubaneswar/Puri: A day after allegations that degree certificates issued by Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB) lack logo of the varsity surfaced, another allegation by a student has brought to the fore a fraud which indeed has been in operation in the institute for several years. The student who wanted to remain anonymous alleged that even as the varsity assures to...

26 Hotels And Malls Served Notice On Fire Safety In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The department of the Odisha Fire Services today served notices to as many as 26 hotels, shopping malls, jewellery showrooms and other establishments in the state capital for not adhreing to fire safety norms. The department has given two months’ time for the owners of the establishments to comply with the mandatory the fire safety norms which...

2 Killed, 25 Injured In Head On Collision Between Truck And Wedding DJ Party In Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: In a most shocling incident, at least two persons were killed and 25 others were injured, some sderiously, after a speeding truck collided head on with a pickup van carrying wedding band party near Kalopala on NH-26 under Junagarh police station limits in Kalahandi district late on February 20 night. According to reports, the mishap took place when the...

Over 400 Endangered Indian Star Tortoises Seized From Vivek Express, 2 Women Held

Bhubaneswar: The officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vijaywada today recovered a huge number of exactly 406 Indian Star tortoises of different sizes from Vivek Express train. Based on specific intelligence input that Indian Star Tortoise, an endangered species were being illegally transported and meant to be clandestinely taken out of the country, the DRI officials launched an...

Union Cabinet Approves New Jeypore-Malkangiri Railway Line Project

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved 130 Km long Jeypore-Malkangiri new railway line project at a completion cost of Rs. 2676.11 crore. The project will cover the districts of Koraput and Malkangiri in Odisha and is likely to be completed by 2021-22. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the project on Tuesday when...

Bijepur By-Poll: Shoes Thrown At Odisha CM, Attacker Arrested

Bargarh: A youth today threw shoes at the BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kumbhari under Barapali block in the district. However, the shoes did not fell on the BJD President. The attacker has been identified as one Kartik Meher and a flag of the opposition BJP has been seized from his possession. While the special...

Bijepur Decorated Before Naveen Patnaik’s Road Show

Bijepur: BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik campaigned for party candidate Rita Sahu at Badgaon in Barpali today. The by-poll bound Bijepur has turned a centre of attraction for people having interest in state politics and the three major political parties have left no stone unturned to woo voters and the campaigning has turned celebration for party workers. The ruling BJD has...

Mehendi Marks: BJP Launches ‘Lotus Mehendi” Tricks In Bijepur Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: In a most bizarre technique in the poll-bound Bijepur, the opposition BJP has even resorted to brand women of the area with Lotus symbols and exhibiting individuals as their solid vote bank. The matter came to light after the ruling BJD cried foul that BJP workers are drawing ‘Lotus’ in Mehendi on women’s hands and promising to provide monetary...

Ganjam Encounter: Dreaded Criminal Buchi Patra, 2 Henchmen Held

Bhanjanagar: The Ganjam district police arrested dreaded criminal Buchi Patra along with two of his aides after an encounter near Mathura village under Polsara police station limits today. According to reports, acting on an intelligence input that Buchi Patra was present in Kakudia forest around 6 AM in the morning, a team of Ganjam police raided the spot and...

Union Cabinet Okays Constitution Of Mahanadi Water Tribunal As Directed By SC

New Delhi: In a dramatic way, when Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and two Union Ministers, Smriti Irani and Dharmendra Pradhan are busy in campaigning for Bijepur by-poll, the Union Cabinet today approved the formation of a Tribunal under Inter-State River Dispute Act, 1956, for adjudication of dispute on Mahanadi river waters between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. It is expected that the...

Odisha Bus Operators To Launch Indefinite Strike From March 14

Bhubaneswar: The All Odisha Private Bus Owners’ Association (AOPBWA) today threatened to launch a 24-hour bus strike in the State from March 14 protesting against non-fulfillment of their various long-standing demands. The AOPBWA Secretary Debendra Sahu informed this while addressing a press conference here. “The association decided to launch an indefinite strike from March 14 protesting the State government’s decision to...

Odisha’s Akshaykumar in Anna Hazare’s New Core Committee For March 23 Agitation

Pune(PTI): Ahead of his March 23 agitation in Delhi, social activist Anna Hazare has announced his new 20-member `National Core Committee'. The new members, hailing from different states, have given affidavits stating that they would never join a political party or contest elections, Hazare said in a statement. Hazare has planned the protest in Delhi to press for appointment of a...

Dharmendra Pradhan Demands ED, IT Department Probe Into Bijepur Cash Seizure

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the Odisha government to request the Enforcement Directorate(ED) and the Income Tax(IT) Department for a probe into the cash seized in by-poll-bound Bijepur Assembly segment. Dharmendra Pradhan said this referring to the BJD's allegation that the cash seized by police from Bijepur on February 17 night, was meant for electoral benefits...