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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Odisha assures full support for construction of IISER campus

The Odisha government today said it would provide all support for early construction of the IISER's permanent campus in Berhampur which would function from the academic session 2016-17 temporarily in the IIT campus of Berhampur. A high-level meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary A P Padhi was informed that the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER),...

Woman alleges miscarriage due to police beating in Odisha

 Berhampur: A 26-year-old woman, her husband and others held a dharna here alleging that she suffered a miscarriage and gave birth to a stillborn baby due to physical assault by a police officer in Ganjam district. The woman, who staged a dharna along with her husband and some villagers carrying the body of the baby, in front of DIG (southern...

Berhampur Police nab Maoist leader Sabyasachi, CM lauds cops

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police on Thursday late night arrested top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda alias Sunil from a house in Berhampur city. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday formally announced this in the Odisha Legislative Assembly, which is in session, and termed it as a major achievement of the state police. Based on the intelligence input, Sabyasachi was nabbed during a raid by Berhampur Police...

Marriage Mandap to Burial Ground

Marriage Mandap to Burial Ground
Nine members of a marriage party, including the newly married couple were killed in a disastrous road accident at Lathikata on the outskirts of Rourkela on National Highway No 143 in Odisha’s Sundargarh district this morning. The mishap took place when a dumper hit the Innova car carrying the marriage party from the Fretliser Township, which was returning from Berhampur. While two persons, including...

Odisha accords priority to placement of technical passouts

Berhampur: Engagement of pass outs of various technical institutes like Industrial Training Institute (ITI), engineering schools and polytechnics is a priority of Odisha government, said state's employment and technical education minister Sanjay Dasburma.   The minister asked the principals of thee institutes in Ganjam district to work hard to make their students employable by sending students to the central placement cell...

Odisha to get six more STPIs

Bhubaneswar: Apart from the four existing Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) in Odisha, the state would soon get six more STPIs. The Centre has reportedly approved setting up the six STPIs in Odisha, sources said. Earlier, in July this year Odisha information technology minister Pranab Prakash Das had met with Union IT minister Ravishankar Prasad in New Delhi and...

Maoist leader Sabyasachi wants a change in jail manual

Bhubaneswar: Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda alias Sunil was produced in the Berhampur SDJM Court on Wednesday. He was produced in the court in connection with a case under the Arms Act, which was filed against him in the city earlier, sources said. However, the two witnesses, who appeared in the court and recorded their statements, however revealed they did not...

Operation Muskan-III : 21 Children Rescued In Ganjam

Berhampur : The police rescued 21 children working in various places in Ganjam district as a part of Operation Muskan, a special operation launched to rescue Odisha's missing children. The child labourers were rescued from Hinjili yesterday, the first day of the third edition of the month-long drive. They were working in eateries, garages, grocery stores and garment shops, said Prasant...

Three more Udyan Fresh outlets in Sambalpur, Berhampur, Rourkela soon

Bhubaneswar: Agriculture Secretary Rajesh Verma on Friday said that three Udyan fresh outlets will be opened in Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela soon. The outlets will procure vegetables directly from farmers. The proposed kiosks, where vegetables will be sold at affordable prices, are likely to open very shortly. Now, there are 12 Udyan Fresh outlets in Bhubaneswar and two in Cuttack. Verma...

Cops bust illegal labour trafficking racket, rescue 11 women

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police detained a woman labour contractor from Puri for illegally trafficking 11 women including three minors to Bhimpuram in Andhra Pradesh to work as labourers in a prawn processing unit, police said on Thursday. The 11 rescued were from Kerubadi, Bhramarbadi and Padanketa areas of Kandhamal district. They were rescued from Charichhak locality under Daringibadi block in...

Odisha: Farmers yet to receive subsidy

Odisha,Berhampur: Farmers in Odisha's Ganjam district, who had built different structures as part of National Horticulture Mission in 2015-16, today alleged that they were yet to receive the subsidy guaranteed under the centrally-sponsored programme. "We constructed green sheds for mushroom cultivation on getting work orders. Though 100 beneficiaries had submitted the completion applications to the authorities, the subsidy amount is...

Jail Superintendent gheraoed by prisoners in Sorada

 Berhampur: The Superintendent of Sorada sub-jail in Ganjam district was gheraoed for a few hours by its inmates for allegedly misbehaving with two women visitors, police said on Wednesday. Sorada sub-jail Superintendent Laxmi Kanta Pati was gheraoed for a few hours and released after Inspector In-Charge (IIC) of Baragarh police station went to the jail, Superintendent of Police Narasingh Bhol...

Plight of Odia workers in Malaysia comes to fore

Berhampur :Plight of Odia labourers in Malaysia has come to the fore recently when 38-year-old Ramesh Rout returned home at Saura Sachhina village in Ganjam district with a back injury. "I was injured when the contractor kicked me after I failed to lift around three tonnes of iron rods. I was admitted to a hospital in Malaysia and other Odia...

BISWA chief’s bail plea rejected: remanded to judicial custody

Bhubaneswar: Bail plea of Khirod Mallick of leading NGO Bharat Integrated Social Welfare Agency (BISWA) and brother of senior BJD leader  Pramila Mallick was rejected and remanded to judicial custody. After end of 6-day remand period Mr Mallick was produced in the Additional Sessions Judge court in Berhampur. As per the Crime Branch submission while Mallick has taken loans to the...