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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Odisha

Naveen Pips Five CMs To Bag Outlook Speakout ‘Best Administrator Award’

Bhubaneswar: Leaving behind five other nominees for the Outlook Speakout Best Administrator Award, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been adjudged as the Best Administrator in India. The five other Chief Ministers who were in the race for the coveted award were Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Bihar Chief Minister...

Father, Son Electrocuted To Death In Nayagarh

Nayagarh: In a shocking incident, a man and his son died after coming in contact with a live 11 KV wire at  Gambharidihi village under Itamati police station of the district in the wee hours today. The mishap occurred when the deceased man,identified as Anath Mohapatra, while going to his farmland came in contact with the live electric wire that...

Orissa HC Grants Conditional Bail to Seashore CMD Prashant Dash In Ponzi Scam

Cuttack: In a big sigh of relief for the Chief Managing Director of the Seashore Group of Companies Prashant Dash, who was arrested by the Crime Branch of the state police in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam, the Orissa High Court today granted him conditional bail Prashant has been directed by the HC to submit his passport and seek...

Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive Hiked To 1 lakh

Bhubaneswar: In a major move to encourage inter-caste marriages especially marriages among upper and down trodden castes in Odisha to end caste disparity in the society in the long run, the state government today has doubled incentives for inter-caste marriages from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. A notification in this regard was released by the SC, ST Development, Minorities...

Sikshya Sahayaks Stop Going To School, Launch Indefinite Hunger Strike

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Sikshya Sahayak Association (OSSA) today began an indefinite hunger strike at the lower PMG Square in protest against  the state government’s decision to appoint teachers on ad hoc basis and delay in appointment of thousands teachers on regular basis. The Sikhsya Sahayaks have ceased working from today. Expressing utter resentment against gross negligence in appointment of as many...

Serial Killer Budhhadev Sent To Judicial Custody

Puri: The 31-year-old serial killer, Budhadev Behera,  arrested by the district police on August 16 from Jajpur , now dubbed as the ‘Charles Shovraj of Odisha’ was  today remanded to judicial custody by the JMFC court  here for allegedly killing a women after raping her in Delang area. “Budhhadev was caught by police on August 16 from Jajpur while investigating...

Naveen-Dharmendra Meet: Damodar Rout Unhappy Over CM Meeting An MOS At Centre

Bhubaneswar: A day ahead of his scheduled meeting with Union Petroleum and Natural Gas(PNG) Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to be held at Odisha Bhawan in New Delhi, Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik’s cabinet minister and BJD Vice President Damodar Rout has expressed his displeasure over the meeting to discuss issues related to Paradip Refinery. Denouncing the meeting, Damodar Rout  said here that...

Bridge Washed Away Due to Heavy Rains In Rayagada

Rayagada: A temporary bridge near Jagannathpur under Gunupur block has been washed away following heavy rains in upper catchment areas for the last two days bringing vehicular communication between Gunupur and Srikakulam to a grinding halt. Reports said that residents of over 30 villages under Gathalapada and Marampa Panchayats under Gunupur block of the district face deep hurdles after the...

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...

Heavy Rainfall Likely In Odisha In Next 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar (PTI): Odisha is likely to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in one or two places in southern region of the state and heavy rainfall in northern parts of Odisha, the IMD said in its latest bulletin. Meanwhile, sources in IMD said that rain was experienced in many places in...

Eight-Day Monsoon Session Of Assembly From Sep 7

Bhubaneswar: The eight-day monsoon session of the Odisha assembly is scheduled to commence from September 7 when the government is expected to table several important bills. The Parliamentary Affairs department released a communique following which the Assembly Secretary has issued summons for the monsoon session. During the eight-day session, six days have been reserved for official members and the rest two...

Three Minors Burnt Alive In LPG Cylinder Fire Mishap

Sambalpur: In a shocking incident as many as three minors, including a brother and sister and their cousin, were burnt alive after a fire broke out in their house due to a leakage in LPG cylinder at Ranikhenda village under Sasan police station August 16 night. The son and daughter of Narottam Jagat, a daily wage earner residing in a rented...

Two Sisters Die Of Asphyxiation In Fire Mishap

Angul: As many as two women died due to asphyxiation after their house caught fire at Bantala Bazaar under Bantala police limits of the district in the wee hours of today morning. The two deceased have been identified as Bimala(45) and Ujjwala($0). Bimala and Ujjawala were two sisters. According to reports, neighbours saw smoke billowing out of their house and broke...

Ravenshaw Determined To Adopt New Model Of Students Election

Cuttack (PTI): Notwithstanding demand for conducting direct election for the Students Union, Ravenshaw University authorities are determined to implement a new model of decentralised direct election to form a Students Council this year to represent the students in the academic affairs. After last week s announcement of adopting the new model, Vice Chancellor Prakash Chandra Sarangi today disclosed about an amendment...