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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Odisha

Matriculation Examination-2018 From February 23

Bhubaneswar: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) TODAY announced that the High School Certificate Examinations-2018 will begin from February 23 and will continue till March 8. The schedule is : Odia ( Feb 23), English (Feb 26), Hindi/ Sanskrit (Feb 28), Math (Mar 3), General Science (Mar 6), Social Sciences (Mar 8). All the examinations will be held between 9 AM...

Probe Ordered Into Jawahar Navodaya Vidyala Ragging Case

Phulbani: The Kandhamal Collector has asked the Additional District Magistrate(ADM) to conduct a probe into the alleged incident of ragging in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Tudipaju, under Phulbani Tehsil in which the eardrum of a class ninth student was ruptured on August 11. Some Plus Two students of the school had allegedly beaten black and blue a ninth class...

EOW Arrests Ex-Deogarh MLA Sanjeev Pradhan

Deogarh: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha police today arrested former BJD MLA of Deogarh, Sanjeev Kumar Pradhan on charges of siphoning off of money meant for compensation to the land oustees of the Rengali Dam Project. EOW sources said crores of rupees were sanctioned for the villagers who lost their houses as well as land due to...

Odisha Government Urges Centre To Amend in NDRF, SDRF Norms To Enhance Relief

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged the Centre to enhance the quantum of assistance being given to farmers since they have been affected by drought and pest attack during this year's Kharif season. Some districts of Odisha are facing drought situation due to deficient and uneven rainfall during Kharif-2017 and pest attacks in certain districts damaged and destroyed crops. "The Government...

Dharmendra Takes a Dig at Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar : Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today hit out at the BJD government in Odisha accusing it of having failed on all fronts and asked the people to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi for overall development of the state. "I have come here to give account of the NDA government's activities in the last three years. Representatives are servants of...

Naveen Shows The Exit Door To Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout From Cabinet

Bhubaneswar: In a surprise development, the Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today evening sacked Agriculture Minister and veteran BJD leader Damodar Rout from the Council of Ministers over his several controversial remarks in the past few weeks. “I strongly disapprove of anyone who makes derogatory remarks against any caste, creed or religion. I have dismissed Dr (Damodar)Rout...

Controversial IPS officer Satish Gajbhiye suspension revoked.

Bhubaneswar:Odisha Home department has revoked the suspension of IPS officer Satish Gajbhiye, who got embroiled in the controversy for shielding self-proclaimed godman Sarathi Baba.The former SP of Kenderapara was suspended on 13th August,2015 for gross misconduct, misuse of power,violation of human rights and police excesses during the protest against the self styled godman Sarathi Baba on August 7th,2015. There...

Odisha Plans ‘Water Melas’ In Urban Pockets

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The Odisha government today decided to organise 'water melas' in all the urban local body (ULB) areas to spread awareness among the public on water purity. The government move has been prompted by reports of water-borne diseases like jaundice and diarrhoea coming in from different towns of the state. A direction for organising the 'water melas' was issued by Chief...

7th Pay Commission: 3.5 Lakh Retired Employees To Get Revised Pension From October

Bhubaneswar: Good news for over 3.5 lakh retired state government employees. The Odisha government today decided to give them the revised pension as per recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from this October. Chairing a high-level meeting at the state secretariat here, Finance Secretary T.K.Pandey, informed that over 3.5 lakh retired state government employees will receive their revised pension from...

No Kidding: Minor Girl Stops Her Marriage By Informing District Officials

Bhawanipatna(PTI): A class VII girl of Kalahandi district has prevented her parents from getting her married off to a drunkard by informing the district administration. Reeta Majhi, a student of Kathaghara Kasturba Gandhi Residential School in Thuamul Rampur, wrote to the authorities seeking their assistance to prevent her marriage. She mentioned in the letter that she wanted to continue study and...

Filing Of Nominations For Bijepur Assembly Bypoll Begins

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The process of filing nominations for bypoll in Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha began here, after a gazette notification was issued by the Election Commission today. The bypoll is being considered as an acid test for the three major political parties in the state -- BJD, BJP and Congress -- ahead of the Assembly polls and Lok Sabha elections,...

Odisha Govt Imposes ESMA For Six Months For Smooth Functioning Of Ambulance

Bhubaneswar (PTI): The state government today imposed provisions of the Odisha Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to ensure smooth functioning of medical ambulance services work, according to a notification issued by the Home department. "In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3, 2 of Orissa Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1988 (Orissa Act 9 of 1992), the cessation...

School Teacher Files Sexual Harassment Case Against Headmaster In Balangir

Balangir: A lady teacher of Mahimunda model school in Puintala block of Balangir district today brought allegation of sexual harassment against the headmaster of her school and lodged a complaint with police. As per the allegation, headmaster Ashok Khatua used to misbehave and pass lewd comments to the complainant who teaches science. The complainant said that the headmaster also misbehaved with several...

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,...