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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Odisha

Mahanadi Row: BJD Seeks Adjournment Motion In Lok Sabha On Mahanadi Tribunal

New Delhi: The Cuttack Lok Sabha MP of the Biju Janata Dal(BJD) Bhartruhari Mahtab today sought an adjournment motion during the zero hour of the Lower House of the Parliament on the ongoing dispute between Odisha and Chhatisgarh over water sharing of Mahanadi river. Bhartruhari Mahatab, the Parliamentary Party leader of BJD, said that Mahanadi river water sharing...

7th Pay Commission Implementation Leaves Striking Teachers High And Dry

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no end to the miseries of the school and college teachers whose agitation to abolish the Block Grant System(BGS) entered 14th day today. The announcement of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from September 1, 2017 has left the teachers high and dry. Thousands of block...

Bus Service For Malnourished Tribal Children Of Nagada!

Jajpur: Fresh roads, water filters, solar lights and visit of doctors on every Wednesday. With the failure of all these measures to improve the standard of  living of the poor tribals and their malnourished children of Nagada area, the Jajpur district administration today launched bus service to help local residents reach other parts of the state to learn about...

Cold Wave Grips Interior Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: Cold wave continues to prevail in some interior districts of Odisha since the last two days with mercury level dropping below 3 degree Celsius at Daringbadi in Kandhamal district. Daringbadi, which is situated about 3000 feet above sea level and is known as Odisha's Kashmir, experienced one of the coldest nights on December 27 with temperature dropping to 3...

Monsoon Arrives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar : The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha today triggering moderate to heavy rainfall in several parts of the state. "The south-west monsoon entered Odisha today and set in some parts of coastal districts of the state," said Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director of the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar. The monsoon has so far covered some parts of the districts like Jagatsinghpur,...

KISS Girl Sumitra Nayak Nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize

Bhubaneswar: Much to the pride and pleasure of the people of Odisha, Sumitra Nayak (17) from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been nominated for the coveted 2017 International Children's Peace Prize along with nine others. The nominees of 2017 exhibit the quality of being changemakers. Sumitra, a rugby player from KISS, has been nominated for her indomitable attitude...

Beating The Bushes: 3 State Polices Working Jointly To Trace Missing AIIMS, Bhubaneswar Student, Says DGP

Bhubaneswar: After remaining in the dark for two long weeks since the Jammu & Kashmir medico student Suhail Aijaz went missing from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar, a helpless Odisha DGP R P Sharma, under fire for the failure of Odisha police to know anything about the student, today informed...

Dharmendra And Jual Lead Yoga Day In Odisha

Bhubaneswar (PTI) International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed across Odisha today, with Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram leading  programmes at Bhubaneswar and Sundargarh respectively. In the state capital, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attended a yoga camp at Janata Maidan where a large number of people from different spheres of society assembled for the session. Nehru Yuva Kendra Society...

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,...

OCA Elections Likely By End Of November

Cuttack: Elections for various posts of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) are likely to be held by November-end as per the recommendations of the Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee. A decision in this regard was taken at a crucial meeting of OCA council here today after all the sitting officials unanimously consented to follow the recommendations made by the Lodha...

Four Get 20 Year Imprisonment For Gangrape In Bhadrak

Bhadrak: The Additional District and Sessions Court here today sentenced four persons to 20 years of rigorous  imprisonment for being found guilty in a gangrape case  registered in the district in 2014. The convicts are identified as Ugrasen Mallick, Sanjay Mallick, Alok Mallick and Srikant Mallick. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on all the four convicts....

Odisha Assembly Adjourned Till 3 pm

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Friday adjourned till 3 pm. Speaker of Odisha Assembly Niranjan Pujari does not acknowledge the deferment notice on Odia dialect moved by Congress. Congress members storm into well, create ruckus; House adjourned till 3 pm. It should be noted that The State Assembly on Thursday witnessed adjournments as opposition Congress and BJP members kept demanding implementation...

Damodar Rout Fires Salvos Against Modi Government

Bhubaneswar: Vetran BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today lambasted the Union Government and BJP on leaders for terming BJD Government as ‘inefficient.’ The Minister Damodar Rout also demanded an explanation from Central Ministers for accusing the Naveen Patnaik for ‘failing on all fronts.’ “The Prime Minister has trampled up on the democratic principles and attempting to destroy...

BJD To Maintain Equidistant From Congress and BJP, Says Supremo Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all sorts of political speculations of an electoral alliance with the Congress party, the BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today taking to his tweeter handle said,“BJD is equidistant from Congress & BJP. With the blessings of our people we will continue in our fight for the rights of #Odisha”. Political speculations flied thick...