Thursday, September 03, 2015
:: Strike called by central trade unions hits normal life in Odisha; Shops, markets, business establishments, educational institutions, banks remain closed; bus and train services too disrupted due to the stir
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While Parliament’s recently concluded monsoon session witnessed some new lows like 25 Congress MPs suspended for five days and continuous disruption of proceedings in both houses stalled much crucial legislation, a similar tumultuous session in Odisha Assembly which came to an end on Saturday has left many serious questions about holding of purposeful sessions of the house
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Major central trade unions’ stir affects normal life across State
Normal life was affected in several parts of Odisha following a day-long nationwide general strike called by ten central trade unions to protest changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs by the BJP-led NDA government.
Major central trade unions’ stir affects normal life across State
Normal life was affected in several parts of Odisha following a day-long nationwide general strike called by ten central trade unions to protest changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs by the BJP-led NDA government.
OMC to appeal MoEF for redoing Gram Sabhas in Niyamgiri
In the wake of widespread protests by residents of Lanjigarh against Vedanta’s decision to close down its aluminium refinery in their locality, the State government, fearing the worst, seems to have nudged its PSU Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to simultaneously try and revive bauxite mining prospects in Niyamgiri and to fast pace efforts for starting mining from Karlapat bauxite reserve.
BJP demands Health Minister's resignation over infant deaths
BJP today staged protests in front of all the district headquarter hospitals across Odisha, demanding resignation of state Health and Family Welfare minister Atanu S Nayak over the spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack in a span of 15 days.
CB quizzes Trahi Achyuta Ashram’s Sura Baba, sons
The State crime branch police on Wednesday began investigations into the alleged land grabbing and immoral activities of arrested godman Surendra Mishra of Trahi Achyuta Ashram and his two sons.
Glaring errors in NLM literacy test puts S&ME deptt under scanner
Glaring errors in questions framed for candidates of basic literacy test under National Literacy Mission (NLM) has put the efficiency of the State School and Mass Education department under scanner.
Centre allows Odisha one month more to finalise NFSA list
The State Government has approached the Centre to extend the deadline for implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by one month.
Morning walkers in State capital get free gyms in public parks
Morning walkers of the State capital can now tone up their muscles at open-air gymnasiums in as many as five major parks here.
Pregnant women, ailing kids to get blood free of cost
Pregnant women, ailing children and those suffering from diseases such as Thalassemia, Haemophilia and Sickle Cell will be provided blood free of cost in hospitals across the State.
OMMA seeks prohibition in State
Odisha Mada Mukti Abhiyan (OMMA), a social organisation, has appealed to all political leaders of Odisha to address the issue of alcoholism in the State.

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