Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Politicising Nabakalebar
Amid the ecstasy of century’s first Nabakalebar (replacement of old idols of the Trinity with new ones) celebrations, a very significant development has taken place on the eve of Rath Yatra with the Orissa High Court admitting for adjudication a Writ Petition demanding imposition of strict restrictions on recognized political parties for shamelessly engaging in an ugly competition among each other to scrape together as much mileage as possible from some human errors purportedly occurred during conduct of some rituals during this big religious carnival.
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BJD’s master strategist Kalpataru Das no more
One of the key members of the war room of BJD which surprised one and all by winning 117 and 20 out of 147 and 21 MLA and MP seats respectively in 2014 general elections, Kalpataru Das today heaved his last at New Delhi after a prolonged battle with cancer.
State stares at Urea shortage as Centre allocates less than urged
Odisha may face acute crisis of Urea from next month onwards as the amount allotted for procurement of fertilizer by the Centre is less than what the State government had demanded.
Tension grips Vani Vihar again, five including cop injured in clash
Tension gripped the Vani Vihar campus of Utkal University here again as five students and a policeman were injured following a clash between two groups of students, one of them allegedly comprising several non-students on Friday night.
NFSA beneficiaries unlikely to be identified by year-end
Even as Odisha had chosen its own criteria to identify its beneficiaries under National Food Security Act (NFSA), the process of identification of the beneficiaries for this ambitious National scheme is unlikely to be complete by this year end, at least in the ten districts coming under the central division of the State.
More than one lakh Plus Two seats vacant in State
In what shows lack of interest among students to pursue conventional Plus Two courses in the State, sources in the Higher Education department said out of a total of 4,41,508 seats in 1512 Plus Two colleges in the State, only 3,01,508 have been filled up till the second phase admission with about 1,40,000 (22.74 pc) vacant seats.
Problems detected in TCS water tax module software
Water consumers in the State capital will have to wait longer for streamlining of services, as several problems have been detected in the water tax module software, developed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Difficulties faced by the Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO), Odisha in implementing the module, were recently discussed.
Solve issues of displaced people in three months: CM to MCL
Expressing displeasure over delay in construction for the proposed medical college project by NTPC in Sundergarh district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked Mahanadi Coalfield Limited to solve problems of people displaced by its projects within three months.
Woman climbing Subhadra’s chariot puts SJTA in a fix
Even as Puri Collector and SP were asked to probe into the incident of a woman climbing the Nandighosh, reports of a woman climbing the Darp Dalan chariot of Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra day has put the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration in another fix.
Devotees throng Puri for Sandhya Darshan
Thousands of devotees today thronged holy town Puri for a darshan of the Lords in the Adap Mandir of Gundicha Mandir on the occasion of Sandhya Darshan.
Odisha to create land banks to attract investment
In a bid to attract investment and ensure hassle-free land acquisition for major projects, the State government today decided to create land banks in ten districts for industrial development.

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