Monday, April 21, 2014
:: Easter Sunday celebrated in Kandhamal district peacefully today amid religious solemnity and gaiety :: Three Congress workers arrested from Aul area of Kendrapara district today in connection with post-poll violence :: Lone leopard ‘Linkan’ in Sambalpur Deer Park dies::
All’s well that ends well
Naveen’s BJD party seems to be the frontrunner in throwing propriety to wind while trying to register an impressive performance in the just finished polls for Parliament and Assembly. Patnaik who has broken the record of JB Patnaik of Congress by becoming the first chief minister to rule the State for three terms on trot and is all set to step into his fourth was found to be in a bundle of nerves in the run up to 2014 polls probably seeing his ability to pull crowd on the wane.
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Posco approaches PMG over delay in issuance of captive iron-ore mining licence
South Korean Steel major, Posco, whose project in Odisha, has been getting delayed intermittently over the years, today approached the Cabinet Secretariat’s Project Monitoring Group (PMG) over delay in issuance of the captive iron-ore mining licence by the State government.
Post-poll violence in State’s coastal region claims one life
Even as polling for the State twin polls was completed peacefully, the politically sensitive coastal region witnessed post-poll clashes resulting in one death, prompting the Kendrapara district administration to impose prohibitory order banning meetings, rallies and protest.
Attack on BDO: OAS Association demands arrest of attackers
Demanding arrest of the persons responsible for the attack on Block Development Officer (BDO), Marsaghai in Kendrapara district, the Odisha Administrative Service (OAS) Association today threatened to boycott the poll duty including the May 16 counting of votes.
BJP seeks EC probe into misuse of govt machinery by BJD
Accusing ruling BJD of misusing government machinery and pumping huge money during elections in the State, senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra today demanded a thorough probe by the Election Commission into the matter and role of officials in the whole process.
Varsities need to challenge frontiers of knowledge, says DRDO chief Chander
“Though India has become one of the strongest in the world in terms of scientific manpower, its universities and institutions should be able to challenge the frontiers of knowledge while creating an environment supportive of innovation”, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and DRDO chief Avinash Chander said today.
Bahinipati demands arrest of accused involved in attacking kin within 72 hours
Senior Congress leader and the party’s Jeypore candidate Taraprasad Bahinipati today warned that the people of Jeypore would gherao Naveen Niwas, residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, if the State government fails to nab the accused involved in attacking his family members within 72 hours.
EOW seeks permission to confiscate properties of two more firms
The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Odisha Police today sought permission from the Finance Department to attach properties of two more ponzi companies accused of duping depositors in the State.
Prafulla Ghadai terms denial of ticket for Sukinda ‘great injustice’
Former State Finance Minister and BJD vice president Prafulla Chandra Ghadai today said the denial of party ticket to him to contest from Sukinda Assembly constituency was a ‘great injustice’.
Crude bombs hurled during post-poll violence in Brahmagiri
Post-poll violence was reported in Bidurabang village under Bramhagiri Assembly constituency today after two groups clashed hurling crude bombs in which some people were reportedly injured.
Polling staff getting raw deal during elections
Death of a polling staff in road accident while returning from poll duty late on Thursday in Athgarh area of this district has brought to fore how hazardous the polling duties are turning out to be for government employees.

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