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Monday, August 21, 2017

Bhubaneswar

KDM chess in Bhubaneswar from today

Bhubaneswar: Organised by the Khurdha District Chess Association in association with All Odisha Chess Association, the 3rd Keshabananda Das Memorial (KDM) All India FIDE Rating Chess Championship (1900 rating and above) which kicks start in the state capital from Monday, is likely to see three grand masters in action. The seven-day tourney, the organisers informed is likely to...

Rs 1000 crore corpus fund proposed to develop Bhubaneswar city

Bhubaneswar: Two days after the state government announced to create Odisha capital region (OCR) and merge Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) and Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA) and constitute Odisha Capital Region Development Authority (OCRDA), the housing and urban development department informed that it has proposed a corpus fund of Rs 1000 crore for developing the capital...

AIIMS-Bhubaneswar to strictly ban tobacco in its premises

Bhubaneswar: Tobacco is injurious to health and All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar is all geared up to ban use of tobacco in its premises. Any body found with tobacco would be confiscated by guards and a visitor/staff have to throw away his/her tobacco products before entering the campus, revealed sources in the premier health institute. To make...

Anti-Vedanta activists stage protest in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Anti-Vedanta activists on Thursday staged a protest in the state capital condemning the public hearing conducted on Wednesday for expansion of Vedanta Group’s Lanjigarh refinery in Kalahandi district. The activists termed the public hearing as unconstitutional. The protesters which included some political and social outfits and members of citizen forum stated since Vedanta has no bauxite of its own so the public hearing...

Attack on advocate: Lawyers continue stir in Bhubaneswar, unidentified mob torch police jeep

Bhubaneswar: A police jeep was torched by unidentified mob during a lawyers’ protest in the state capital on Monday by unidentified mob. The lawyers were protesting against the alleged brutal attack on an advocate on Wednesdaynight by policemen and demanding action against the accused policemen, sources said. The lawyers, who have been protesting since Friday against the alleged attack on a member of the Bhubaneswar...

RAAS opens its fashion design studio in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: RAAS, a fashion design studio with all the latest fashion handloom collections was opened in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. The one stop fashion studio at Patia near KIIT Square in the city is a joint initiative by well known vocal artist Rashmi Mohapatra and internationally repute Dubai-based fashion designer Pritam Panda. RAAS aims to introduce the exquisite traditional weaving skills of...

Union health minister to review AIIMS-Bhubaneswar progress on Saturday

Bhubaneswar: Union health and family welfare minister Harsh Vardhan would review the progress of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Saturday. The premier health institute at Sijua in the outskirts of the state capital is currently facing several challenges including faculty shortage. After arriving in Bhubaneswar on Friday evening, Vardhan is also scheduled to meet chief minister Naveen Patnaik...

Illegal buildings in Bhubaneswar: HC gives UD dept 2 months to decide

Bhubaneswar: Hearing a PIL on demolition of illegal buildings in the state capital, the Orissa High Court has directed the state urban development department to take a call on the issue in two months. The court has issued the directive to the urban development secretary, sources said. The petition was filed by lawyer Nishikant Mohanty, who mentioned in his appeal...

CTZ, WTC in Bhubaneswar would boost trade and commerce in state: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The foundation stone of the new convention-cum-trade zone (CTZ) was laid by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the Janata Maidan in the state capital on Tuesday. The chief minister also announced commencement of work of World Trade Center (WTC) in the city. The CTZ would provide the much needed facilities for holding global meets, seminars, exhibitions, trade fairs and...

Several illegal structures demolished in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a joint eviction drive from Chandra Sekharpur fuel pump to Niladri Vihar in the state capital on Tuesday, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Roads and Buildings (R&B) Division and General Administration (GA) department demolished several illegal structures. The demolished structures included two temples, boundary walls of Housing Board Colony and a college, 21 cabins...

CT, B Ed entrance test question papers leaked

Bhubaneswar: The question papers of certified teachers (CT) and Bachelor in Education (B Ed) entrance examinations held on Sunday were reportedly leaked in Bargarh district. The incident came to limelight, when the headmaster and examiner of Bijepur Girls’ High School centre seized a copy of the question paper, sources said. There was widespread resentment among candidates and their guardians over the issue....

Missing TCS staff mysteriously reappears in Bhubaneswar after week-long suspense

Bhubaneswar: Ending all speculations and apprehensions, the missing TCS techie Manab Patnaik, who mysteriously went missing from the state capital on June 9, surprisingly returned home on Sunday, sources said. Though his family and friends reportedly exclaimed joy on his safe return, but Infocity police said they were still to ascertain the exact cause of his sudden disappearance and then sudden...

Minor boy murder in Bhubaneswar: Cops nab second accused

Bhubaneswar: Twin city police on Sunday arrested and court forwarded the second accused in the gruesome murder of the minor boy Debendra Prusty (11), who was killed in the state capital on Thursday after being forced with unnatural sex. The second accused was identified as 19-year-old Anil Nayak, sources said. The 11-year-old boy from a slum in Unit-Vi area was allegedly lured with chocolates...

Man kills daughter, injures three family members in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic development, a man killed his five-year-old daughter and injured three other family members with a sharp weapon and then tried to commit suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in the state capitalon Sunday. Neighbours rescued the four criicaly injured and even saved the man who tried to commit suicide by hanging himself, sources...