Friday, October 31, 2014
Exodus from BJD
Has Arun Singh heard it louder than anyone else the rumblings of a possible collapse in BJD? Arun, BJP’s central emissary in Odisha, surprised one and all by making a statement that many tall figures in ruling BJD as well as in Congress have queued up to join the saffron party especially after its stupendous electoral performances in recent times and unusual upsurge in Narendra Modi’s popularity.
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Naveen seeks PM's intervention to approve IT Investment Region
Seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention, the State government today requested the Centre to clear the proposed IT Investment Region (ITIR) here as the State's detailed project report (DPR) for it is pending approval since 2010.
State initiates common action plan for elimination of child labour
Seeking total elimination of child labour in State, the government plans to prepare a common action plan involving panchayati raj institutions and converging different departments.
State to step up efforts for better health services to citizens: Naveen
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that the State government will strive hard and step up its initiative for providing better health services to its citizens.
Govt sets 500 MW renewable power production target
In a bid to promote use of renewable energy for supporting development, ensuring energy security issues and meet the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) fixed by the Odisha Regulatory Electric Commission (OERC), the State government has set a target of generating 500 megawatt of renewable energy during the year 2015-16.
HC slaps fine on MLA for failing to respond to notice
The Orissa High Court today slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on Titlagarh MLA Tukuni Sahu for failing to respond on time to a notice of the High Court arising out of an election petition.
Collector assures all help for USAID funded livelihood project for tribals
A workshop aimed at strengthening forest and forest-Based livelihoods in the State was inaugurated by District Collector Yamini Sarangi here today.
Maoists abduct, kill tribal youth in Malkangiri
A tribal youth was allegedly abducted and gunned down by Maoists on the suspicion of him being a police informer in Kalimela area in Malkangiri district, police officials said today.
Vedanta optimistic of getting bauxite mines in 3-4 months
Optimistic of getting raw material linkage in Odisha for its refinery at Lanjigarh in three-four months, Chairman of London-headquartered Vedanta Resources Anil Agarwal today said it was painful to see only 25 per cent capacity utilisation of its plants in the State.
ED allowed to take Seashore Group CMD on 14 days' remand
A local court here today allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take Seashore Group CMD Prasant Dash to its remand for 14 days to trace the money trail in the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha.
Gurupriya Setu project in Malkangiri finally takes off
AMID several desertions, the work of long-awaited Gurupriya Setu in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-infested district of Malkangiri has finally begun. It would be completed within 36 months, said Works Secretary NK Pradhan today.

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