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Friday, November 24, 2017

Odisha

Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates Petrochemical Investors Conclave In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated the Petrochemical Investors Conclave here. The one-day conclave themed ‘Purvodaya’- The Dawn of New Investment Opportunities’ will focus on the investment opportunities available in Eastern India with particular emphasis on Odisha. “Petrochemical sector is growing much faster than Energy sector. The conference which is organized at Bhubaneswar is an...

‘Brahma Parivartan’ Fiasco: Former SJTA Chief Submits Probe Report

Puri: Putting all kinds of speculations and controversies to rest,  former Chief Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Suresh Mohapatra submitted his report on the ‘Brahma Parivartan’ mismanagement during the Nabakalebar of the Trinity in 2015. Acording to reports, Suresh Mohapatra submitted the report to the temple administration in a sealed envelope about 10 days back. The report will...

Ganjam Collector Comes To Naveen’s Aid, Pleads HC To Recall Its ECI Notice

Cuttack: The Ganjam district collector today filed a petition in the Orissa High Court seeking to recall the notice issued by it to the ECI last week to disclose the poll expenses of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Ganjam collector made the approach when political parties in the state are engaged in a fierce slugfest over the ruling BJD's "controversial" bank...

Flash floods in Odisha, situation grim in Kalahandi and Rayagada

Bhubaneswar:Rain fury continued across Odisha causing flash floods. Heavy rains led to swelling of two major rivers causing flash floods in Rayagada and Kalahandi, prompting the state government to seek help of defence forces. Several areas of Rayagada and Kalahandi district are severely affected by the floods caused by incessant rain for last two days. Two bridges had been...

Child Sacrifice Bid Foiled in Bhubaneswar, 8 Held

Bhubaneswar: Local residents of Raghunath Nagar in Dumduma area in the city reportedly foiled an attempt to sacrifice a child on the midnight of October 26. The Twin City police has detained as many as eight persons today at Khandagiri police station for their alleged involvement in attempting to sacrifice the child. The tantric and some of his...

Construction of second Jagannath temple cancelled

The authorities of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) today clarified that there are no plans for the construction of a second Jagannath Temple in Puri. ISKCON Public Relation Officer Balaram Das said, “The ISKCON has a plan to construct a 32-foot temple in Puri. Idols of Radhakrishna and Nrusingh Deba would be worshiped in it. There is no plan...

Naveen Distributes Aids To Differently-Abled In Ganjam

Berhampur(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today distributed aids and appliances and social security benefits to more than 26,000 differently-abled people in three camps held in Ganjam district. The camps were held at Berhampur, Bhanjanagara and Hinjili by the Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD). The chief minister visited all the camps. Out of 27,512 identified persons with...

Black & White: Crorepati Panchayat Executive Officer In Vigilance Net In Bolangir

Bolangir: The sleuths of the Anti-Corruption wing of the Odisha police today unearthed disproportionate assets worth over Rs 1.37 crore during simultaneous raids at five places associated with Padiabahal gram panchayat executive officer, Tapan Meher, under Odisha police today Odisha Vigilance officials of Sambalpur Division carried out search operations following a search warrant issued to the department by a court. Disproportionate...

Odisha Tops With Highest DMF Collection Of Over Rs 3.4K Crore

Bhubaneswar: More than Rs 3,433 crore have been collected in Odisha till September, the highest among the states in terms of collection and utilisation of funds under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). This was stated by Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallik while inaugurating a national conference on Mining in Odisha here. As many as 9,896 projects with an outlay...

Raja Death Row : Conditional Bail Granted to Actress Jessy

Balasore: The Balasore District and Sessions Judge Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to TV actress Jessy (Pralipta Priyadarshini), who was captured on charges of abetting the suicide of choreographer-turned-TV serial performing artist Ranjit Pattnaik (Raja). She was given bail bond of Rs 20, 000 and two bailers on the condition that she would participate with the probe and...

2 Revenue Officials Suspended In Jajpur

Jajpur(PTI): Two revenue department officials of Darpan tahesil in Jajpur district have been placed under suspension for alleged financial irregularities and remaining absent from the office on unauthorised grounds. Jajpur Collector Ranjan Kumar Das in a release yesterday said that Bayree Revnue Inspector (RI) Baidhar Sahu has been placed under suspension for remaining absent from the office on unauthorised grounds...

SRC Asks Collectors To Assess Drought Situation As 98 Blocks Affected By Dry Spell

Bhubaneswar: All the district collectors of the state were today asked to assess the drought situation as 98 of the state's 314 blocks had a dry spell this monsoon, an official of the office Special Relief Commissioner(SRC) said. In a letter to the collectors, The the drought situation as 98 of the state's 314 blocks of the crop lands...

Killer Whale: 2 Persons Including One Techie Student Rescued From Jaws Of Blue Whale Challenge

Berhampur: Swinging into rapid action to evade any untoward incident, Hinjili police in Ganjam district today rescued an engineering student from the clutches of deadly Blue Whale challenge game here. The student has been identified as Chandan Prasad Khuntia. As per reports, Chandan had completed four steps of the Blue Whale game and drawing a blue whale on his left hand...

Tejashwi Appears Before ED In Railway Hotels PMLA Case, Grilled On Puri Hotel Deal

New Delhi(PTI): Tejaswi Yadav, the son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its money laundering probe in the railway hotels allotment corruption case, officials today said. The former Bihar deputy chief minister arrived at the central probe agency's office here where it is expected that the investigating officer of the case will...