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Friday, April 20, 2018

Odisha

BJD Wins Elections In 2 Notified Area Councils, BJP Sulks As Shah In Odisha

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) swept the elections to two Notified Area Councils (NACs), the results of which were announced today. In Attabira NAC of Bargarh district, the BJD won all 12 wards, while in Hindol NAC of Dhenkanal district, the ruling party secured 13 out of 16 wards. The BJP and the Independents managed to win one and...

Rahul Inciting Hatred In Society: Amit Shah

New Delhi(PTI): BJP National President Amit Shah today accused his Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi of "inciting hatred" in society with his "lie" that the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been revoked. Shah, who is on a tour of Odisha, tagged on Twitter a short video of a Gandhi's speech in which he is heard telling people in...

LED Lights Installed In All ECoR Stations

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has completed the installation of 100 per cent LED lightings in all its stations a week before the target, a Railway official said. Due to the installation of LED lights in all the stations, the ECoR is expected to save about 21 lakh units of energy approximately which will also save about Rs 1.33...

Man Held For Rape Charges In Jajpur

Jajpur(PTI): A man was arrested on rape charges after a 25-year-old woman alleged that he refused to keep his promise to marry her even after establishing physical relation in Jajpur district, the police said. Narayan Das (29) of Garagachha village in neighbouring Kendrapara district was arrested and sent to jail yesterday on the basis of an FIR lodged by the...

BJP National President Amit Shah To Tour Odisha From Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar(PTI): BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to begin his two-day Odisha tour tomorrow, during which he would meet party leaders to discuss strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Shah will also address two public meetings at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district and Bolangir on April 4 and 5 respectively, BJP state spokesman Sajan Sharma said. During his visit, Shah will...

Chandra Sekhar Sahu & Co To join BJD On April 4

Berhampur(PTI): The senior Congress leaders from Odisha who had resigned from the party today said that they would join the ruling BJD on April 4 in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. "We along with over 20,000 followers will join BJD in a public meeting at Khallikote College stadium on April 4 in the presence of the chief minister,...

Drive To Boost Irrigation in Odisha’s Koraput District

Koraput(PTI): The Koraput administration has decided to dig at least 500 wells before the onset of the monsoon season in 14 blocks of the district, under the Centre-sponsored Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The administration is hopeful that the project will boost the irrigation facilities of the farmers and, in turn, double their income, said an official. "As...

Odisha Government Push For Infra Development In State

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The Odisha government's focus is on the development of infrastructure and over 300 bridges have been constructed in the last 17 years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said. Of the 318 bridges, 108 were constructed in the last three years in the state, the chief minister said while inaugurating a bridge over the Mahanadi river yesterday. A stretch of around 25,000...

Modi’s Cabinet Minister Vijay Goel Slammed For Posting Odisha’s Lingaraj Temple Pics

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Union Minister Vijay Goel courted controversy after posting some photographs of the sanctum sanctorum of Odisha's Lord Lingaraj Temple on his Twitter page. Although Goel withdrew the pictures -- taken in a restricted zone -- today, some ministers from the opposition parties demanded his resignation over the controversy. The pictures were taken last year when Goel visited the temple and...

Normal Life Partially Hit In Odisha By Dalit Stir

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Normal life was partially affected in several parts of Odisha today as dalit outfits staged protests and strike as part of a countrywide agitation against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act. Vehicular movement was affected in several areas including Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Malkangiri, Sambalpur and other tribal-dominated districts, police said. Buses also remained off the roads in Biramitrapur,...

Ratnagiri Refinery: Pradhan Says Open To Offer Majority Stake To Aramco

Dabhol In Maharashtra(PTI): Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the government is open to Saudi oil giant Aramco's interest to own majority stake in the proposed Rs 3-trillion refinery at Ratnagiri, which when completed will be the largest single location refinery complex in the world with a capacity of 60 million tonne. Saudi Aramco has reportedly sought majority ownership in...

Body Of Infant Snatched Away By Monkey Found In Well In Cuttack

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack(PTI): A newborn, who had been snatched away by a monkey from its mother's side yesterday at Talabasta village of Banki in Cuttack district, was found dead today inside a well near the house, the police said. The police and forest department officials could not trace the 16-day-old boy during their day-long searches yesterday. The family members of the new born...

Monkey Snatches Away 16-Day-Old Infant In Cuttack

Cuttack: In a shocking and bizarre incident, a snider’s monkey snatched away newborn boy from its parents who were sleeping inside their house at Talabasta village under Banki police station limits in Cuttack district today. According to sources, the 16-day-old newborn was coyly lifted by a monkey while it was sleeping in the middle of his father and mother on...

No More Hike In IMFL Off-Shops In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided not to increase the number of foreign liquor off-shops and country spirit (CS) shops except the model premium foreign liquor off shops recommended at the airports. Premium foreign liquor off shops will be allowed in airports as per the guidelines issued by Airports Authority of India (AAI). These shops will be permitted to...