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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Odisha

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...

Poachers Remain A Threat To Tiger Conservation: Vardhan

New Delhi(PTI): Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said India is still battling with poachers to conserve tigers in the country, but expressed hope that with collective effort, the number of big cats in the country would be doubled in the next five years. India is currently home to 70 per cent of the world's tiger population in over 17 states and...

Barsha Soni & Rajashree Reunited After 3 years

Bhubaneswar: Given the severity that denoted the long period of their irritation, a reunion between them was the exact opposite thing anybody anticipated. In any case, more than three years after they dropped out, Rajashree Mohanty, son of Basta MLA and previous minister Raghunath Mohanty, and Barsa Swony Chudhury, declared today that they had made up and chosen to...

Bridge Washed Away Due to Heavy Rains In Rayagada

Rayagada: A temporary bridge near Jagannathpur under Gunupur block has been washed away following heavy rains in upper catchment areas for the last two days bringing vehicular communication between Gunupur and Srikakulam to a grinding halt. Reports said that residents of over 30 villages under Gathalapada and Marampa Panchayats under Gunupur block of the district face deep hurdles after the...

IIT-Kharagpur Odia Professor Invents Device To Maintain Watch On Sleepy Locomotive Drivers

Bhubaneswar: Odia scientist and Professor at IIT-Kharagpur Aurobinda Routray has invented a device that will send alarm signal in case a locomotive train on duty in the engine dozes off while the train is on the move. The device will alert the Railways authorities when a train driver goes into sleep while behind the wheels and also indicate whether...

Prof. C R Tripathy Appointed As New VC Of BPUT

Bhubaneswar: Professor Chitta Ranjan Tripathy has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) in Odisha. Prof Chitta Ranjan Tripathy’s appointment has received the approval of Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Universities in the state, Dr S C Jamir. Professor Chitta Ranjan Tripathy was earlier serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University. The newly anointed Vice-Chacellor of...

Odisha To Set Up Science Parks In All District Headquarters

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today made a number of announcements including the state government's decision of setting up a Science Park in all the district headquarters. Patnaik made the announcements at the Collectors Conference here. He said all fluoride affected villages in Nuapada district will be provided with filters. About 300 villages will be benefited, Patnaik said. The chief minister also...

Bhubaneswar, The Cleanest City of India

Bhubaneswar: Already basking in the glory of winning the across the nation Smart City challenge, Bhubaneswar now has another plume on its top in the wake of being pronounced one of the cleanest urban communities in the nation by the Union Urban Development service under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The honor has brought cheers for its nationals. “We got a...

Gayatri Sharaf, Suryamani Khuntia To Receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award

Bhubaneswar: Two noted Odia litterateurs namely Gayatri Saraf and Suryamani Khuntia have been selected to receive Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2017 for their outstanding literary works. While Sharaf will get the prestigious award for her short story collection ‘Itabhatira Shilpi’, Khuntia will get the coveted award for his translation work ‘Juganta’. ‘Anahata Parampara’, ‘Alokita Andhara’, ‘Barshara Odhana Tale’, ‘Nila Janha ra Jui’...

Initial Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS

New Delhi: A team of 40 super-specialist surgeons anesthetists, including experts from Japan today began separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga and Balia from Kandhamal district at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Reports said that though the most complicated operation to be conducted in different phases may continue for about 50 hours,...

Boudh District BJP Yuva Morcha President Arrested For Running Chit Fund Company

Boudh: A BJP youth leader of Boudh district was arrested today on charges of allegedly collecting lakhs of rupees from investors on the allurement of high returns. As per reports, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Boudh President Narayan Karmi and his associate Munu Pradhan were arrested by Manamunda police on charges of duping investors with the false assurance of...

LPG Connection In Odisha Rises To 62% Households: Dharmendra

Balasore(PTI): Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said LPG connection in Odisha has risen to 62 per cent households from 20 per cent, when the BJP-led NDA came to power at the Centre in 2014. "While LPG connection in Odisha households was only 20 per cent in 2014, now it has risen to 62 per cent as the Narendra Modi...

Woman Files Case Against Groom For Cancelling Marriage Over Rs 1 Crore

Angul: Tension ran high in Tamda Kalyan Mandap today after a bride filed a dowry case against a man with whom her marriage was about to be held within hours. The complainant bride Swarnamayee Nayak took the bold step on the very day of her wedding after the groom identified as Santiswarup Das did not turn up at the wedding...

Hinjili : Adarsha Vidyalaya Inaugurated by CM

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated an Adarsha Vidyalaya (Model School), a school set up on the patterns of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) to the students of in reverse areas in Odisha, at a capacity in his constituency Hinjli. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “The government is planning to open Adarsha Vidyalayas in each...