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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Odisha

Odisha Assembly House Committee To Raise Paddy MSP Issue At Rashtrapati Bhawan, BJP Backs Out

Bhubaneswar: After failing to get appointment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on two occasions to discuss the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy, the House Committee of Odisha Assembly today decided to meet President of India Ram Nath Kovind in this regard to address the issue. However, BJP will not be part of the committee. According to reports, a...

Odisha Government Raises Minimum Entry Level Qualification Of Sikshya Sahayaks, Junior Clerks

Bhubaneswar: In a crucial decision to improve the quality of education at the primary level, the Odisha government has upgraded the minimum educational qualification of sikshya sahayaks in the state from matriculation(Class 10) to Plus-II. The School and Mass Education Department today nodded a proposal of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) for upgradation of the minimum qualification...

NIA Serves Deposition Notice To Akhtar Hussein Khan For Appearance In New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today issued a notice to Akhtar Hussein Khan, whom the premier investigating agency had grilled for alleged terror links to depose before it at its headquarters in New Delhi on December 4. The NIA had on November 28 had conducted a four-hour long raid at Khan’s house at Samantarapur village under Kishan Nagar...

Drunken Police Inspector Held In Hit-And-Run Case In Mayurbhanj

Baripada: In an instance that has caused further damage to the law enforcing police establishment in the state, the Mayubhanj district police was compelled to arrest the Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) of Tiring Police Station Chandra Mohan Singh in a ‘hit and run’ case today. An undone district police arrested the Inspector Chandra Mohan Singh following an order by the...

Six-Member Team Formed To Probe Chlorine Gas Leakage In SCB Medical In Cuttack

Cuttack: A six-member team has been formed by the Cuttack district administration today to probe the chlorine gas leakage incident that took place on November 28 in the premises of the SCB Medical College and Hospital here. As per reports, the team comprises of officials of the Public Health Division(PHD), Additional Director of Factories And Boilers Directorate and SCB...

Maoist Posters Surface In Kandhamal Urging People To Observe PLGA Week

Kandhamal: After remaining quiet for a few days, the Maoists have resurfaced in the district with putting posters in the Kurtamgarh area under Tumudibandha police station limits today. At least two posters have been put up along the Tumudibandha Road today morning. Both the posters issued in the name of outlawed CPI( Maoist) group were seen exhorting residents to...

Youth Assaults BDO In Jajpur , Complaint Lodged

Jajpur(PTI): A youth allegedly assaulted a Block Development Officer (BDO) inside his office in Bari block of Jajpur district, police said today. Maheswar Sethy, the BDO, has filed an FIR against the attacker, who has been identified as Upendra Moharana (35), the police said. Moharana, a resident of Bhabanipur in Alipur panchayat of the block, barged into the BDO's office yesterday...

Former JMM MLA BImal Lochan Das Gets 14 Months RI In Corruption Case

Baripada: A vigilance court here today awarded 10 months rigorous imprisonment to former JMM MLA Bimal Lochan Das and ex-president of Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd in a corruption case. Former vigilance court special judge Tara Parasad Rath awarded Bimal Lochan Das the sentence and also slapped a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on him. The judge also ordered Ranjit Dhir,...

IDCOL-IREL Form Joint Venture For Beach Sand Mining In Odisha

Bhubaneswar(PTI): The state run Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha Limited (IDCOL) today signed a joint venture agreement with Indian Rare Earth Ltd (IREL) for implementation of Rs 450 crore beach sand mining project. The joint venture company with 49 per cent share of IDCOL and 51 per cent equity of IREL, will be operational in the name of IREL-IDCOL Limited....

English Player Warns Team Members To Be Watchful Of 2 Odisha Kalinga Lancers Teammates

Bhubaneswar: Dependable England midfielder Adam Dixon has asked his teammates especially the attackers to be watchful of two young Indian defenders, both of them from Odisha, Dipsan Tirkey and Amit Rohidas when the two sides clash in a Hockey World League match on next Sunday. Notably, the 28-year-old England international player Adam Dixon played alongside the two Odisha defenders at...

Don’t Allow Polavaram Construction, Naveen Urges PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to allow construction of the multipurpose Polavaram project till all the pending issues are finally settled in the Supreme Court. In a letter written to Prime Minister Modi on November 28, Naveen Patnaik said, “It is very unfortunate that the construction of the Polavaram project is going...

2nd Day Of Assembly Washed Away As Speaker Adjourns House After Uproar Over Farmers’ Issues

Bhubaneswar: The second day of the winter session of the Odisha Assembly today witnessed uproar over the farmers issue and walkout by opposition members leading to adjournment till tomorrow. As soon as the House assembled for the question hour in the morning, opposition Congress and BJP members rushed to the well of the House demanding a discussion over the farmers’...

Chlorine Gas Leakage In SCB Medical Leaves Around 50 Sick In Cuttack

Cuttack: In a tragic incident, leakage of chlorine gas from a public health department pump house located in the premises of SCB Medical College and Hospital here has left around persons sick today. Those who were taken ill due to the chlorine gas leakage included some students of the SCB Medical College and firefighters as well as relatives...

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Dedicates Jharsuguda Oil Terminal To Nation

Jharsuguda: The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan dedicated the Jharsuguda Automated Delivery Oil Terminal to the nation at a glittering ceremony held at Malimunda in Jharsuguda district today. Speaking on the occasion, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Accelerated development of the Eastern States is a major focus area of the Centre. The biggest oil terminal of Odisha...