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Vedanta assures quality science Education at Orissa through Science College Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar: Today the management committee of upcoming Vedanta Science College organized a day long conference on “Emergence of Science Education” in the society at Lanjigarh. As 21st century every human life is more dependent on technolog... Orissa pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs' Day Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar: Saheed Diwas has been observed through out the state on Sunday.  Information and Public relation Department has celebrated the occasion in the Assembly campus. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat, Min... Phone threat to Orissa's noted social activist N.a. Shah Ansari Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: Noted social activist N.A. Shah Ansari gets phone call threat to his life on Saturday night. Ansari says, "I got threaten of murder from an unknown mobile number (7205499550). He threatened me to stop my activism on ICDS/MDM DAL issue. I lo... SC judge Justice Dalveer Bhandari inaugurates Legal Services Clinic of NLU, Orissa Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack: The need of the hour is to develop the training programme of law students even before they graduate from law schools and enter into the profession so that they learn not only how a case is taken up but also how it is handled and present... Two suspected Maoists arrest in Orissa Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Malkangiri : Two suspected Maoists have been arrested from Tekaguda area of Kalimela Police Station, while cumbing jointly by the SOG and DVF force . Gun and Claimer mines also seized from them. They have been identified as Dula Madh... 30th Lok Adalat of Orissa High Court has solved 454 motor accident case Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Cuttack : 30th Lok Adalat of Orissa High Court has solved 454 motor accident cases and directed for compensation of Rs 90.30 lakh.Justice Pradip Mohanty,Justice B.K.Naik,Justice B.K.Mishra,Justice S.C.Parija and Justice S.K.Mishra heard th... Orissa court acquitted 18 accused from Kandhamal violence case Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Kandhamal : The first track court judge  Sovan Kumar das has acquitted 18 accused from the case of Kandhamal violence of 2008. It is to be noted here that 18 accused were arrested on the allegation of house torching of John Naik ... Orissa: Former Minister, MLA in trouble for issuing tribal certificates to non-tribal Sunday, January 30, 2011 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bolangir: A former legislature and a standing legislature of this district now in trouble . They are former legislature of Titilagarh Jogendra Behera and former Minister and standing legislature of Patnagarh Kanakbardhan Singh Deo. They in separate... Centre to probe all irregularities in Orissa says Union tribal minister Sunday, January 30, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Union tribal affairs minister Kantilal Bhuria on Saturday assured the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) of the Centre’s probe into all the alleged irregularities and loot of Centrally-sponsored schemes implemented by the state government here. Bhuria s... Orissa CM says financial inclusion most important challenge for banks Sunday, January 30, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Stating that financial inclusion as the most important need of the people at the lowest rungs of the economic ladder in Odisha, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday exhorted the banks and its officers to redesign their strategies to include the needs for banking... Orissa Government demands Rs 119 cr from Centre for modernisation of police force Saturday, January 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The state government will submit proposal to the centre for assistance of Rs 119 crore for modernization of Police in the state. It has been decided in a high level meeting held on Saturday under the Chairmanship of the Chief secret... Koustuv Group submits proposals to Orissa Govt to set up Medical College in Jharsuguda, Baripada Saturday, January 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Koustuv Group has submitted a proposal to the government on behalf of The Naba Digant Educational Trust (NDET) for set up Medical College and Hospital in Jharsuguda and Baripada. They will invest Rs 300 crore for the project. Orissa Government to provide school uniform to all students APL families Saturday, January 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The state government is considering to provide school uniform to all the students of Above Poverty line (APL ) families up to class 8th. If it will be implemented, about 13 lakh 85thousand students will be benefitted.  ... Notifications of all 35 departments of Orissa Government's now available on LAN Saturday, January 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: All the notifications of  35 departments of the state government after 1950 will now be available in Local Area Net work (LAN) of Orissa Secretariat. The Chief Secretary Bijaya Kumar Patnaik has inaugurated the E-Notification. ... Brother of Orissa Minister Pramila Mallick resigns from monitoring committee Saturday, January 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: After allegation of  Huge scam in Purchase of Dal for Mid Day Meal and  Khirod Mallik, the brother of Minister ,Women and Child Development Smt Pramila Mallick as a member of monitoring committee directly involved in the s... Shipping ministry decides to hand over Paradip fishing harbour to Orissa Government Saturday, January 29, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The shipping ministry on Thursday decided to transfer the Paradip Fishing Harbour located in the area of the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) to the Odisha government. The decision was taken at a high level meeting in New Delhi presided over by secretary to the shipp... Orissa Government to intensify Total Sanitation Programme Saturday, January 29, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Friday decided to intensify the Total Sanitation Programme (TSP) by launching a special campaign at the village level. ‘It has been decided to include the Gaon Kalyaan Samiti, Asha Karmis, Anganwadi Workers, Women SHGs and representati... CRPF Jawan arrested in Orissa for allegedly leaking sensitive information to Maoists Saturday, January 29, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Rourkela: The Police has arrested a CRPF Jawan Satyaban Bhoi as he has relation with the red rebels. The Police has also arrested another youth Tarun Das  . The Police has seized explosive and maoist leaflets from the residence of Tarun ... SC directs to maintain status quo, accept SLP of Orissa govt on Vedanta University project Friday, January 28, 2011 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar : The Supreme Court of India on Friday showed a new ray of hope to the London-based Vedanta group in Puri in Orissa on the Vedanta University project. The  Apex court  passed orders for maintaining status quo on the 'nature, char... Orissa CM reviews engagement of local peoples, industries in pollution control Friday, January 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday has reviewed regarding engagement of local peoples, Environment  and pollution control by the Industries. As per the information of the review, about 87 thousand 890 persons have enga... Two arrested in Orissa for attacking Foreign Tourist in Puri Friday, January 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Puri:  The Sea Beach Police has arrested two miscreants involve with the attack incident of Foreign Tourist Omar Daniel on last 24th  inthe back side of Sanskrit University. As per the report by the Direction of the SP... Orissa Police arrest Chandiposh Sarpanch arrested for Maoist links Friday, January 28, 2011 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Rourkela: The Police has arrested Chandiposh Sarpanch Srikanta Samanta and recovered huge quantity of gelatin, one bundle electric wire, 9 Detonators , 8 Pencil Battery , 4 electric switch  from Panchayat Office. Samant allegedly used... Orissa Vigilance probe confirms supply of rotten dal for primary school children Friday, January 28, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The preliminary inquiry by the State Vigilance department seems to confirm the allegations of supply of rotten dal for primary school children.Number one, the quality of the dal which is being supplied is very poor. And we have found that they have purcha... Orissa BJP unit alleges BJD Govt's involvement in dal scam; seeks intervention of Supreme Court Friday, January 28, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The state BJP unit alleges BJD Govt involvement in dal scam. Senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra on Thursday slammed Naveen Patnaik Government for its “direct involvement” in the multi-crore Mid-day Meal (MDM) dal scam and sought intervention of the Supreme Court in th... Orissa Government appoints 311 doctors as per recommendation of OPSC Friday, January 28, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: On the recommendation of the Orissa Public Service Commission, health department today appoints 311 doctors. They have been asked to join before 17th February. They will be considered as Junior Ist Class medical Officer. Out... Orissa Assembly's Budget session to commence from 14th February Thursday, January 27, 2011 Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo, Bhubaneswar: The Governor of Orissa Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare issued summons for the 6th session of 14th Orissa Assembly. The session will commence from 14th February to 24th February in the first phase. And in the second phase it will start ... Orissa: Koraput collector hands over Rs3 lakh each to family of 5 persons killed by Maoists Thursday, January 27, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Koraput: The Central government has sanctioned Rs3 lakh each to the family of five persons killed by the Maoists. On the Republic day celebration, the Collector Rajesh Pravakar Patil has handed over the cheque of Rs 3 lakh each to... Orissa CM instructs authorities to set up new 4000 deep tube well in 17 stony districts Thursday, January 27, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar : The farmers have been suffered in the last Khariff season due to unseasonal rain. The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday instructed the departmental authorities for set up new 4000 deep tube well in 17 stony districts. Orissa: Maoist scare: Black flags marks R-Day celebrations in Malkangiri Thursday, January 27, 2011 Report by Deba Prasad Dash; Malkangiri: Republic Day celebration was marred by a boycott call and unfurling of black flags by Maoists in several Naxal-hit areas of Podia, Kalimela and cut-off villages in Malkangiri district, Machhkund and Narayanpatna areas in Koraput district ev... CII to inaugurate Skill Development Centre in Orissa's Balasore Thursday, January 27, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Recognizing the demand for skilled professionals in industrializing Balasore,  Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) today announced that it will inaugurate its first  Skill Development Centre on 5th of  Februar... Pravashi Odia body Utkal Jagruti Sebasangh organised annual Day in Mumbai Thursday, January 27, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Mumbai: On the occasion of 26th January, Pravashi Odia Organisation "Utkal Jagruti Sebasangh" organised its annual Day function and Swetchha Sevaka Milana at Eden Junior College ground, Sakinaka, Kurla, Mumbai. Mr Kishore Mohapatra, e... Two elephants killed in Orissa Thursday, January 27, 2011 Keonjhar: In a tragic incident two elephants were killed in Orissa's Keonjhar district. Sources say they came in contact with high tension electric wire in Keonjhar district. The incident took place at Budhamba village under Telkoi range of Keonjhar Forest Division this morning. ... Republic Day celebrated peacefully through out Orissa Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The 62nd Republic Day celebrated through out the state peacefully. The Governor Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare hoisted the national Flag in the State level parade at Bhubaneswar and the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the Nat... Orissa Government to identify hunger pockets to check malnutrition Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Bhubaneswar: Under attack from different quarters, including NHRC, for high malnutrition among children in the state, the Odisha government on Tuesday decided to adopt a multi-pronged strategy and identify hunger pockets in order to curb the menace, official sources said. Orissa court convicts thirteen Myanmar crew members for illegal entry in Indian Territory Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: Thirteen Myanmar crew members were convicted by Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Kujang, Alpana Das recently to one year imprisonment for illegal entry of Indian territory on last year by violating Maritime Zone of India Act. So... Panic grips among fishermen in Orissa due to death of marine spices after leakage of acid water Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: Hundreds of fishermen were affected by PPL pipe line leakage at Paradip causing panic among them in which fishermen have demanded compensation due to death of fishes in different prawn tanks on Tuesday. While hundreds of farmers have no... Orissa Storage Agent Association opposes Govt decision over abolition of storage agency system Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: As per the recommendations of the Wardha Commission, the state government has decided to abolish Storage Agency system for supply of consumer articles. The Orissa Storage Agent Association has protested the decision. Ass... Orissa CM says Vigilance report on dal scam awaited, new method of distribution to be initiated Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance on Tuesday has raided simultaneously 12 places of 3 districts in the dal Purchase for Mid day meal of Primary Schools and the Anganwadi centres. The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed that he has so... Academicians, activists urge Odisha govt to protect land rights of Dalits, Tribals to contain Naxalism Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Khariar: Odisha government should protect the land rights of the poor dalits and tribals to contain Naxalism in the state. The state government should not muzzle the land rights of the people, specially of Dalits and Tribals, for the corporat... Padma Bibhusan award to Odia poet Sitakanta Mohapatra Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary bureau; Bhubaneswar: Renowned Odia poet Sitakanta Mohapatra to be awarded Padma Bibhusan. Sitakant Mahapatra is Born on 1937. He is the third recipient Gyanapitha awardee from Orissa after Shri gopinath Mohanty and Sri Sachi Routray. He is perhaps most wide... Afghan students finally return to Orissa, to commute daily from Bhubaneswar to Cuttack Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Finally 59 Afghan students, who had left Orissa for New Delhi return to the State on Tuesday. The students arrive at Bhubaneswar Railway Station at afternoon. Earlier on Monday the students left for Orissa by Rajdhani Ex... Orissa: President's Police Medal to Commissioner Bijay Kumar Sharma, Commandant Purusottam Sahu Tuesday, January 25, 2011 New Delhi: Ten Orissa Police personnel have been awarded police medals on the occasion of the Republic Day this year. Bijay Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Commissionerate for Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and Purusottam Sahu, Commandant, 1 St IRBN, Upper Kolab, Koraput, Orissa&nb... Orissa PCC chief seeks railway minister’s intervention for state’s rail growth Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Bhubaneswar:  Prior to the ensuing Rail Budget, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president KP Singhdeo has urged railways minister Mamata Banerjee to initiate steps for the incomplete and new projects in Odisha.In his letter, Deo has requested Banerjee to extend th... Orissa to implement Central health insurance scheme in all districts, to cover all BPL families Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Bhubaneswar: In a significant development Orissa government decides to implement Central health insurance scheme in all districts, to cover all BPL families under  scheme.  A high-level review meeting on the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was held here on Monday ... BSF to provide security during construction of roads in Orissa's Maoist hit areas Monday, January 24, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: The Border Security Force (BSF) will provide security for the construction of Roads and Bridges etc in the Maoist hit areas. The BSF Director General (DG) Raman Sribastav expressed here after discussion with the Chief Minister Na... Gandhi Global Family Plans Elaborate Programme at Orissa-based KISS Monday, January 24, 2011 Report by Orissa Diary correspondent; Bhubaneswar: Gandhi Global Family, a national-level organization propagating values and vision of the Father of the Nation, has planned elaborate programmes to observe Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 30th January 2011. Programmes were dis... Orissa-based sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Josi on sand Monday, January 24, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Puri: Indian classical music met with a great loss today with the demise of Bharat Ratna Awards winner Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi. There are a lot of songs sung by him the song that stands out fresh in our memories is "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara", lead par... BSF DG meets Orissa CM, visit Maoist-hit South Orissa Monday, January 24, 2011 Bhubaneswar: BSF Director General Raman Srivastava meets Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik and senior officials at Bhubaneswar on Monday. He discusses about the security situation in the state. Earlier the BSF chief on Sunday visited the Maoist-hit South Odisha and re... Jayadev and Gitagovinda as Orissa Tableau in Republic Day Parade - 2011 Monday, January 24, 2011 Report by Rashmi r Parida; Bhubaneswar: Orissa Tableau “Jayadev and Gitagovinda” will be presented in the National Level Republic Day Parade on 26.01.2011. The Classical Sanskrit Literature “Gitagovinda” by the saint poet of Orissa Sri Jayadev, is depicted in the Tableau showcasi... Orissa celebrates birth anniversary of Netaji, Surendra Sai Monday, January 24, 2011 Bhubaneswar: The state on Sunday commemorated and paid tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Veer Surendra Sai on their 144th and 203rd birth anniversary. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurates the newly made arch at Janakinath Bhawan at Odia Bazaar in Cuttack, the birthpl...
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PCC President Prasad Harichandan heading the meeting of Block Congress Presidents and District Congress Presidents at Congress Bhawan .
PCC President Prasad Harichandan heading meeting of Block Congress Presidents and District Congress Presidents at Congress Bhawan .
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