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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Odisha

Heavy Rains Paralyse Life In 25 Blocks In Odisha, A State Specific Disaster Says Government

Bhubaneswar: With as many as 25 blocks in eight districts receiving heavy rainfall, Odisha government today termed the calamity as a State Specific Disaster and asked Collectors to undertake relief measures if required. This was stated by state's Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi, who also suggested the district collectors to undertake immediate repair and restoration work of public...

22-Day-Old Infant Dies In Wall Collapse In Balasore

Balasore(PTI): In a tragic incident, a 22-day-old infant died following a wall collapse in a house at a village in Balasore district today, the police said. The incident took place when the mud wall crumbled after incessant rains at Bilaparia village. A sack containing 50 kg of paddy stacked near the mud wall also fell on the baby who was sleeping,...

Odisha Governor S C Jamir Discharged From Hospital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha governor S C Jamir was today discharged from a private hospital here after doctors found him fit. The Governor S C Jamir was kept on observation for 24 hours after his admission at the hospital on October 19. Though the doctors at the hospital said that Jamir was admitted due to chest pain, the Governor himself in a...

Dharmendra Launches Piped Natural Gas Project In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today launched supply of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) project under 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' (PMUG) in Odisha. With this, GAIL started supply of environment-friendly PNG to 255 houses in Nalco Nagar located at Chandrasekharpur area in the state capital here. The supply of PNG to a limited households was done ahead of its schedule...

Ex-Chief Secretary Bijay Patnaik Resigns As President of Vedanta University

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Former Odisha chief secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik on October 19 said he has resigned as the President of the proposed Vedanta University. "Yes, I have resigned as the President of the proposed Vedanta University. My service is now under notice period. It will expire after the notice period," Bijay Patnaik told the media here. The retired bureaucrat Bijay Patnaik...

737 Projects On A Day! Naveen Inaugurates 182 Drinking Water Projects, Lays Foundation For Another 555

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated 182 drinking water supply projects and laid foundation for another 555 similar schemes. Naveen Patnaik launched the projects for the urban poor people through video conferencing at an indoor stadium in Cuttack. "This will give cent per cent pipe water coverage to every street, every habitation and every house of all the 113 urban...

No Question Of Stopping Polavaram Construction: AP Water Resources Minister

Amaravati(PTI): The Andhra Pradesh government appears unwilling to acquiesce to Odisha's request that work on construction of Polavaram multipurpose project be stopped forthwith till the latter's concerns were addressed. A minister has said the state government has all the required clearances for the multi-purpose irrigation project, accorded national project status by the Centre. "We have all the clearances and we will...

Odisha Likely To Experience More Rains

Bhubaneswar: Already battered by heavy rain and gusty surface wind, Odisha is most likely to witness more downpour till tomorrow due to a deep depression which disrupted normal life in many parts of the state. Having crossed the Odisha coast on October 19 night, the depression today moved in an northward direction and lay centred about 25 km west...

Groping In The Dark: Odisha Police Conducts Lie Detection Test Of One Suspect In Kunduli Minor Rape Case

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha police today brought one of the suspects in the sensational Kunduli gang rape case of Koraput district to the Forensic Laboratory in Bhubaneswar to conduct lie detection test as part of the investigation. Meanwhile, the DGP RP Sharma informed that investigation has progressed to a certain degree and the suspects are being interrogated and added that...

Nalco Moots 2 Joint Ventures With US, Russian Companies In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The public sector aluminium major National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has planned to set up two new joint ventures (JVs), one with US-based Almex and another with Rusal of Russia at the upcoming Angul Aluminium Park in Odisha, informed a senior company official. The two new projects in pipeline will manufacture special grade aluminium to be used in metro...

Kendrapara Police Nab Youth In Attempt To Rape Case

Kendrapara: In a joint operation with Cuttack(Rural) district police, the Kendrapara police today arrested the lone accused in connection with an attempt to rape of a 19 year college girl near Jadupurgada on October15. The arrested person has been identified as Kalandi Behera from Jadupurgada village who is a driver by profession. He has been booked under Section 376...

Paika Bidroha: National Seminar In New Delhi To Claim Status Of First War Of Independence

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to further substantiate Odisha’s claim to accord the status of First War of Independence to ‘Paika Bidroha(Rebellion) against the mighty British, the Department of Culture is going to organise a national symposium in New Delhi to highlight through debates the national importance of the historic armed struggle. “Through such an endeavour at the national...

GAIL To Launch Piped Natural Gas Supply In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The much-awaited piped natural gas (PNG) supply is all set to be launched for residents of Bhubaneswar on October 20 as part of a Rs 4,000- crore project to provide cost-effective and green fuel. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is likely to launch the PNG supply by GAIL (India) Ltd, almost "six months before the deadline". The...

BJD Challenges BJP To Hike Remuneration Of Anganwadi Workers In Saffron Ruled States

Bhubaneswar: Making a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) over the enhancement of salary for Anganwadi workers in the state, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today asked the saffron party to refrain from misleading the workers and indulging in narrow politics. The BJD also demanded a comparative list of the amount of salary the Anganwadi workers are...