Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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BJP demands AG audit of Discoms, CESU in State
Amidst statewide hue and cry over the hike in power tariff recently announced by OERC, Bharatiya Janata Party today reiterated its demand for an audit of the Discoms and State owned CESU by the Accountant General and asked the State Government not to shy away from it.
Over 1400 AIDS deaths in State in 13 years
As many as 1440 persons died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) disease between 2002 and February 2015 while 34,580 persons have been detected HIV + ve during the same period, Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak has informed the State Assembly.
Rs 6.19 lakh paid to 13 construction workers for accidental deaths in six years
State’s Labour and ESI Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallik has informed the State Assembly that 13 workers registered under Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board who died in the past seven years and 57 others injured have been given benefits to the tune of Rs 6.19 lakh and Rs 4.42 lakh respectively.
Less representation of Odisha students in all India services: Pradip Panigrahi
State’s Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi had admitted in the State Assembly that the number of students qualifying in the All India Services such as Indian Administration Service, and Indian Police Service was dwindling and said the State Government is mulling courses to enable more students qualify in such examinations.
Plus II exam papers evaluation begins tomorrow
Evaluation of the Plus II Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) examination begins today after the council completed the scanning of the answer sheets.
First Nabakalebar ritual ‘Banajaga Jatra’ kicks off
The first ritual of the Nabakalebar festival of the Trinity here – Banajaga Jatra – kicked off from the Sri Nahar (Palace) of Gajapati King of Puri after traditional ‘Gua Teka’ – a ritual for authorization – this morning amidst religious fervor.
JAC threatens to intensify stir for Keonjhar development
The Joint Action Committee, spearheading an agitation for over 50 days for development of Keonjhar district today decided to intensify the agitation from April two to exert pressure on the State Government to fulfil its demands.
HC’s interim order restrains Govt going ahead with RMC formation
In a major development that may dampen BJP’s plan to make most of Prime Minister’s ensuing visit to the steel city on April 1 for the election to the newly announced Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC), the Odisha High Court today ordered interim stay on the formation of this urban body.
BJD apprehensive of SAIL withdrawal from ‘Aahaar’
Close on the heels of coal major Mahanadi Coalfields Limited in Sambalpur backing out of the much hyped ‘Aahaar’ scheme of the State Government, ruling BJD leaders were today apprehensive of withdrawal of Steel Major Rourkela Steel Plant from the scheme to provide ‘Bhat and dalma’( rice and dal with vegetables) to urban poor in five cities and towns of the State.
Posco's mining linkage issue in Centre's court: State
With uncertainty prevailing over Posco's Rs 52,000-crore mega steel project near Paradip, Odisha government says the ball is in the Centre's court with regard to raw material linkage for the South Korean firm.

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