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Monday, August 21, 2017

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Girl raped in confinement, diploma engineer held

Berhampur, An engineering diploma holder was arrested near Tikabali in Odisha's Kandhamal district for allegedly raping a minor girl for last two years, police said today. Main accused Golaka Bihari Digal (27), his father Prasant Digal (49), a village level agriculture worker at G Udayagiri block and mother Subhashini (45) of Dengadapadara were arrested yesterday, SP K V Singh said. While...

Odisha government to propose six cities for Centre’s Smart City scheme, says Pushpendra Singh Deo

Housing & Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo said that the Odisha Government will propose Centre to include six cities of the state in the Smart City scheme. “We are proposing six cities with corporations- Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur for inclusion in the Smart City scheme,” said the Minister. Notably, the government had announced a plan to develop...

Odisha Government announces Rs 100 crore rain water harvesting scheme

The Odisha government today announced a scheme of Rs.100 crore for Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting to conserve water. The decision was made in a high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The scheme would be implemented in Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Titlagarh, Jharsuguda and Brajrajnagar towns in the first phase. "The government will encourage rainwater harvesting on the rooftops of both the government...

Higher Education Minister: Odisha to get its first women’s university soon

  Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) today has accepted Odisha government’s proposal regarding the univeristy status to Rama Devi Women’s College and a cluster of University status to Khalikote College in Berhampur. Odisha higher education minister Pradeep Panigrahi said, women colleges which are functioning under the administrative control of Utkal University and will be brought under the new women’s university.   Further, he...

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...

Five Odisha varsities running sans NAAC tag, 317 teachers’ post lying vacant in 7 varsities

Bhubaneswar: As many as five universities in the State have not renewed their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) certification between 2006 and 2009 which is necessary for higher education institutions to get funding and recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC). Higher Education Minister Pradip Panigrahy while replying to a star question of BJP Rourkela MLA Dilip Roy said...

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...

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...

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...

Rs 2 crore sanctioned for Gandhi Circuit in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Around Rs 2 crore has been granted to the Tourism and Culture department to set up Gandhi circuit in the State. Earlier in July this year, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda had informed Assembly that plans are afoot to set up memorials where the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had visited. Under this project, the Tourism Department has...

Higher Education Minister takes GK test in surprise visit

Berhampur: Higher Education Minister of Odisha Pradeep Panigrahi has made surprise visits to three colleges, near here, and tested the general knowledge of the students. During his visit to City College, Berhampur, SB Science College, Kanishi and KM College, Narendrapur yesterday, the minister questioned students on the number of districts in the state and names of ministers. "The students' response was...

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...

Odisha sugarcane growers urge fixing of sugarcane price

 Berhampur: Sugarcane growers in Ganjam district of Odisha have urged the authorities of Aska Cooperative Sugar Industries Limited to fix the procurement price of sugarcane at Rs 3,500 a tonne. The factory, considered to be the oldest sugar mill in cooperative sector in the state, provided Rs 2,270 a tonne to farmers in the last crushing season. It included Rs...

Central team reviews health schemes in Ganjam district

Bhubaneswar: An official team from Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry is visiting Odisha's Ganjam district to review the different health schemes being implemented in the district. The Common Review Mission (CRM) comprising ten members visited the city hospital, the district hospital here and the community health centre at Khallikote yesterday, on the first day of its three-day visit to...