Wednesday, August 27, 2014
:: Major reshuffle effected at IPS level;Sanjay Kumar-DIG Law & Order; NB Bharathi- DIGP (Modernization); Prateek Mohanty- DIG, Northern Range; Narasingha Bhol- SP, Ganjam; Amitendra Nath Sinha-SP Vigilance, Cuttack; Satish Kumar Gajbhiye- SP, Kendrapara; Nikhil Kumar Kanodia-SP, Dhenkanal; Sanjay Kumar Kaushal- SP, Railways, Cuttack; Deepak Kumar-SP, Bolangir; Ashis Kumar Singh-SP, Puri; Nitinjeet Singh-SP Vigilance, Bhubaneswar; Satyabrata Bhoi-DCP, Bhubaneswar; Amrita Dash-DCP, Headquarters; Anirudh Kumar Singh-SP, Rourkela; Anoop Krishna-SP, Mayurbhanj; Sudha Singh-SP, Jagatsinghpur; Anup Kumar Sahoo-SP Jajpur; Sarthak Sarangi-SP; Berhampur; Awinash Kumar-SP, Balasore; Niti Sekhar-SP, Nayagarh; Rajesh Uttamrao Pandit-SP, Angul; Umashankar Dash-SP, Bargarh; R Prakash-SP, Sundargarh;Satyajit Nayak-SP, Gajapati; Akhileswar Singh-SP, Sambalpur; Brajesh Kumar Rai- SP,Kalahandi; Charan Singh Meena- SP,Koraput; Mitrabhanu Mohapatra-SP, Malkangiri; Sarah Sharma- SP,Sonepur; Sunil Joshi-SP, Nuapada; Parul Gupta-SP, Nabarangpur; K Siva Subramani- SP, Rayagada.
EDITORIAL
Snubbing the Seer
Barely hours after the State Government anointed him as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for Nabakalebar festival, Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, a very senior bureaucrat who also holds the post of Principal Secretary, Energy, made a statement almost justifying the slight meted out to Puri Seer Swami Nischalananda Saraswati during the last Rath Yatra.
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ODISHA NEWS
BJP goes on dharna; demands CBI probe into land scam in State
Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of shielding land grabbers involving ruling BJD leaders, ministers and bureaucrats, the Opposition BJP today staged a demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan here demanding a CBI probe into the matter. The BJP leaders sat on a protest dharna with State party president K V Singhdeo alleging that the members of the ruling BJD had grabbed large chunks of government land in gross violation of all norms and rules.
Major reshuffle effected at IPS level in State
In a major reshuffle at the IPS level, the State government today shifted as many as 32 police officers. Notably, some of the districts, which were being handled by Odisha Police Service (OPS) officers have been passed on to the IPS cadre.
State identifies 70 acres disputed land at Ghangapatna
Amidst demand of a CBI probe into the multi-crore land scam allegedly involving ruling BJD leaders, the State government today said it is likely to retrieve about 70 acres of disputed land at Ghangapatna village on the outskrits of the state capital.
Nationwide survey to identify PWDs from next month: Gehlot
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot today said his Ministry would conduct a nationwide survey from next month to identify Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for issuing them Universal Identity Cards (UIC).
Govt to create more employment for youths in State: Naveen
“The government is going to create more employment for youths in the State”, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the executive meeting of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) here today.
State government committed to develop Bhubaneswar as leading IT destination: Das
“The Odisha government is committed to take all possible steps to build Bhubaneswar as one of the leading IT destination among Tier-II cities in the country”, said State Minister for IT and Energy, Pranab Prakash Das at the IT Ministers and IT Secretaries Conference in New Delhi today.
Patkar rues State’s inability to allot land pattas to tribals
Eminent social activist and National Convener of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) Medha Patkar today said she was surprised after hearing that the even as the Naveen Patnaik-led State government has failed to provide land pattas to several tribals in Odisha, it has allotted several houses, plots and valuable forest land to ruling party leaders, bureaucrats and influential persons.
DPC approves plan outlay of Rs 19.94 cr for Malkangiri
A plan outlay of Rs 19.94 crore was approved for Malkangiri for the financial year 2014-15 by the District Planning Committee (DPC) today.
Normal life hit due to shutdown in Western Odisha
Normal life was hit in many areas of Western Odisha as shops and offices remained closed and rail and road traffic disrupted during a bandh called by Koshal State Central Coordination Committee (KSCCC) demanding a separate Koshal State comprising ten districts of the region.
Relief for Odisha as Mamata allows potato movement to other States
Odisha’s Food Supply & Consumer Welfare Secretary Madhusudan Padhi today said the restriction imposed by the West Bengal government on movement of potato load trucks across the border has been lifted. “The decision to withdraw restriction imposed by the Mamata Banerjee government was taken following a high level meeting held today in Kolkata”, he added.

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