Sunday, January 25, 2015
Terror threat
Odisha police whose hands are already full with its more than a decade old fight against Maoists is now exposed to international terrorism, a new challenge to deal with. The arrest of one Ishwar Behera, a casual cameraman in Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on Odisha coast barely a day after the Intelligence Bureau forewarned the State government of possible terror strike by terror groups in Pakistan has amplified the threat perception.
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Attractive incentive package on anvil to lure investors in IT sector
With a major investment coming from California based Plugg Corporation (presently called m2i international) in Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in Odisha, the State government is giving final touches to the package of fiscal incentives to be offered to major investors.
JnNURM fund stoppage hits 3 UIG projects
As the extended deadline of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) ended on March 31 last year, and change of guard effected at the Centre with formation of Narendra Modi government, the funding under the urban flagship scheme JnNURM has almost stopped greatly affecting Urban Infrastructure Governance (UIG) projects.
BJP slams Naveen for colluding with Hindalco
Alluding to the fresh case CBI filed against Hindalco for irregularities the aluminium major allegedly committed in obtaining allotment and subsequently using the Talabira-I coal block, State BJP today fired salvoes at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for providing support to the company.
CBI arrests Seashore chief’s brother
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested Pravat Dash, brother of Seashore group of companies chief Prashant Dash, here in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam.
SC-formed committee takes over management of Barabati Palace
As per the direction of the Supreme Court of India, a three-member committee headed by Cuttack district collector on Saturday took over the management of the properties that stand on the controversial land adjacent to Barabati Stadium here.
Maoists explode bomb on rail line in State
Suspected Maoists triggered an explosion on Visakhapatnam-Raipur railway line in Rayagada district early today, injuring one person and blowing up a portion of track that led to disruption of train services on the route.
Arrested ISI agent Behera sent to jail
Iswar Behera, arrested here on charges of spying for Pakistan’s ISI, was sent to judicial custody today by Balasore Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate. Police will move court on January 27 to take Ishwar on remand for further interrogation, police sources said.
GM College to be made varsity: CM
The State government has decided to upgrade the Gangadhar Meher (Autonomous) College to a unitary University, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said.
ISI agent arrested near Chandipur ITR
A suspected ISI agent was today arrested from a prohibited area in the Integrated Test Range (ITR), premier defence establishment at Chandipur, about 15 km from here.

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