Sunday, April 19, 2015
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EDITORIAL
Nalco disinvestment
The Nalco disinvestment plan has been opposed by several quarters including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The central government has plans to offload 10 per cent stake in this Navratna company.
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ODISHA NEWS
NTPC inks MoU with Odisha Govt for world-class ITI in Ganjam
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited and State Employment & Technical Education and Training department today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up of an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Bhusunda under Shergarh of Ganjam district.
State extends lease period of 26 mines
State government today extended the lease period of 26 mines and issued orders to the companies to execute supplementary lease deeds within three months, a top government official said today.
LPG cash transfer compliance touches record 81 per cent
Nearly 81 per cent of over 25 lakh LPG consumers have become Cash Transfer Compliant (CTC) and tops the national average as on April 13. The DBTL, also known as Pratyaksh Hastantarit Labh (PAHAL), aims at covering 15.3 crore consumers across 676 districts of the country, including 25,84,538 consumers in 30 districts of the State.
CBI chargesheets two persons in chitfund case
The CBI today filed a chargesheet against two persons and two companies in connection with the chitfund scam.
Assembly protocol panel to rein in babus
In the wake of increasing number of allegations of bureaucrats disregarding elected representatives of the people, Speaker, Odisha Legislative Assembly Niranjan Pujari today constituted a Protocol Committee on the lines of Lok Sabha.
Centre extends time limit for State’s beneficiary identification under NFSA
Union Minister Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan has informed the Odisha Government that the Centre has extended time limit of completing identification of beneficiaries and other preparatory measures by 30 September, 2015 to implement the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA).
BJP demands suspension of Rairakhol NAC Election Officer
The state BJP has demanded the suspension of the Election Officer Adikanda Pradhan in Rairakhol alleging him of not taking any action against the BJD workers who allegedly influenced the voters before the night of Redhakhol NAC polls, which went in favour of the ruling party.
BJD chairpersons win in seven civic bodies
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today elected seven chairpersons in as many urban local bodies (ULBs) in Odisha, elections for which were held on April 8 this year. All of them were elected unopposed.
Devotees throng Kanakpur for glimpse of ‘daru’
Devotees in thousands thronged the Kanakpur village in Jagatsinghpur district to have darshan of the ‘daru’ for Lord Balabhadra for his ensuing ‘Nabakalebar’ today even as daitapatis performed the ‘Patali’ ritual of the unwanted portion of the ‘daru’ of Chakra Narayan Sudarsan at Gadakuntunia village in Hirapur panchayat on the outskirts of the State capital.
Capital City records 40.1 degree Celsius
Mercury level in the State capital today crossed 40 degree Celsius, the highest in the season this year, Met office sources said.

NATIONAL
* Nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile test-fired off Odisha coast


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INTERNATIONAL
* Bangladesh set to hang top Jamaat leader


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BUSINESS
* Sensex dips 134 pts on profit booking


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ENTERTAINMENT
* CFSI's Children Film Festival begins tomorrow


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