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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Odisha

Meet on 162 Model schools’ functioning tomorrow, 100 schools by 2015

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting will be convened at the Secretariat here under the chairmanship of School and Mass Education Secretary Usha Padhee on Saturday to discuss the modalities of functioning and management of the proposed 162 Model schools in the State. These Model schools on the pattern of Central Schools would be come up in every educationally blocks (EEB) in...

Water metre in Bhubaneswar by March next

Bhubaneswar: To ensure judicious use of water and at a time while ground water level is fast going down, the State Government is all set to install water meters in each household and other Government and non Government establishments in the capital city of Bhubaneswar by March next year as per the Water Policy to make consumers conscious about...

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...

245 children born on ‘Hudhud’ day in S Odisha hospitals

Bhubaneswar: When Sanjiv Goud alias ‘Phailin’ cut his birthday cake on Sunday in the Silk City, not only his family members but even Berhampur Municipal Commissioner Anjana Panda and hundreds of others rejoiced the first birth anniversary of the toddler, who was born on October 12, 2013, the day cyclone ‘Phailin’ hit Odisha coast. But next year on October 12,...

Bhubaneswar urban poor to get health services at doorsteps soon

Bhubaneswar: In order to effectively address the health concerns of urban poor population, the Odisha Government is seriously contemplating to set up Rogi Kalyan Samiti (Patient Welfare Samiti) in every ward of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Mahila Arogya Samiti taking a population of 500 women. The project will be implemented soon in the capital city of Bhubaneswar under...

Night long repair works to restore Bhubaneswar-Palasa section rail service resumption

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railways (ECoR) have put up all their effort throughout Sunday night so that train services could be restored between Bhubaneswar-Palasa section from Monday. This will benefit of daily commuters and office-goers. The trains that would resume running from Monday include: 01. 58417 Puri-Gunupur passenger from Puri and will run up to Palasa. 02. 78411 Bhubaneswar-Chhatrapur passenger from Bhubaneswar. 03. 78502...

Weather woes: Radar with latest technology to be installed in Gopalpur town

Bhubaneswar: Considering regular impact of cyclone and natural calamities on southern Odisha port town Gopalpur-on-sea in Ganjam district and in other parts of the state, the government has decided to set up a radar with latest technology, which weighs about 16 tonnes , in the southern Odisha coastal town, for gathering weather forecasts and readings, sources said. The radar would...

‘Hudhud’ scare: Colleges in six districts, Berhampur varsity to remain close on Sat, Mon

Bhubaneswar: Classes in all colleges in six districts- Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri, and Berhampur University would be suspended on Saturday and Monday in the wake of cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ impact on Odisha coast. The state higher education department on Friday issued a directive to the authorities of these educational institutes to suspend classes on those two...

Efforts on to recover 490 acres of encroached land along Puri-Konark Marine Drive

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government seems to be finally gearing up to regain possession of 490.78 acres of encroached land along Puri-Konark Marine Drive, sources said. It can be recalled that even if the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its report in 1997-98, had mentioned about the encroachment of 520.38 acres of government land along the marine drive...

Nabakalebar festival: Security arrangements of Puri temple reviewed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government appears to be making all possible efforts to ensure that the Nabakalebar festivals of Lord Jagannath, scheduled to be held in July 2015 is organised successfully without any hiccups. On one hand, while chief minister Naveen Patnaik urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday and demanded a special package and all possible...

Chandahandi ghat truck mishap death toll reaches 12

Bhubaneswar: The death toll of the truck accident at Chandahandi ghat In Nabrangpur district’s Umerkot locality reached 12 on Sunday. The deceased succumbed to his injuries at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, sources said. Earlier, in a tragic road mishap on late Friday late night a truck carrying 60 members of a opera troupe dashed with a roadside...

Flights from Bhubaneswar to Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Angul, Jeypore soon

Bhubaneswar: If things go as per plan, then flight services would soon start from Biju Patnaik airport in the state capital to four urban locations of Odisha. The four towns/cities which would have flight connectivity from Bhubanswar are Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Jeypore and Angul, airport authorities said. The commercial flights are scheduled to start by Air Odisha Aviation Pvt Ltd this...

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...

Newly elected college students’ union leaders take oath, Dussehra vacation from Wed

Bhubaneswar: The newly elected students’ union leaders of various colleges and universities of Odisha took oath in their respective campuses. The educational institutes of the state would remain closed from Wednesday on account of Dussehra vacation. In another related development, the newly elected students ’ union leaders, who were supported by ruling BJD’s students’ wing, on Tuesday met chief...