Wednesday, July 30, 2014
:: Gokul Chandra Pati is the new Chief Secretary of Odisha :: Additional Chief Secretary, UN Behera given additional charge of Home department; Home Secretary Vipin Saxena appointed as Special Resident Commissioner :: Odisha Govt signs MoU with AAI for development of Jharsuguda airport :: Decision on bus fare hike to be taken soon, assures Transport Minister while Private Bus Owners’ Association threatens to go on strike from Aug 9 if demands not fulfilled :: Rains pound several parts of State under the influence of low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal
EDITORIAL
Tata’s skulduggery
In a queer design, Tata which is accused of adopting a strategy of taking-more-giving-least vis-à-vis Odisha, has been successfully trying to win over politicians, bureaucrats and journalists by organising fun jamborees where cocktails take precedence over other things. Organising football and cricket competitions among these three major groups appear to be the facade to keep the alleged swindling under cover.
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LEISURE
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INTERVIEW
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ODISHA NEWS
Maharathy hints of conspiracy within BJD ranks
With BJD sitting strong in the State Assembly after swiftly sailing through the recently concluded Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, the general perception is that the party should enjoy another smooth term. But, in its fourth term, the ruling party has been time and again embarrassed by its own cadres.
BJD and the voices of dissent within
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has become a party of paradoxes. The party, which swept to power for the fourth successive term in the State under the leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, it seems, does not need a formidable Opposition. Its own leaders are the party’s most vociferous critics as is evident from several issues including the row over exclusion of Odisha Sprinter Dutee Chand from the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow due to a debatable gender test and the recent family row involving Rajya Sabha MP Kalpataru Das.
SCPB cracks whip to contain water pollution
Taking a serious note of rising water pollution in some of the major rivers and ponds, the Chairman of the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), Aditya Prasad Padhi has asked the authorities to prepare an Action Plan and take steps in a time bound manner against Urban Local Bodies and Industrial Units, who are found guilty of non-compliance.
Now, FS&CW dept asks Centre to share NPR data
In a bid to ensure proper implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA)-2013 in the State, after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, now the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare (FS&CW) department has urged the Centre to share the National Population Register (NPR) date with the State government.
White tigress gives birth to black cub
Nandankanan Biological Park authorities today claimed that the zoo here is first in the country to have a melanistic (black) tiger cub born in the captivity even as such big cats are seen in Similipal Tiger Reserve.
Id-ul-fitr celebrated with zest across State
Braving incessant rains throughout the day, Muslims across the State, particularly in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Kendrapara and Bhadrak celebrated Id-ul-Fitr today peacefully with plenty of merrymaking.
'Odishi Fresh' vegetable outlets in Sambalpur district soon
‘Odishi Fresh’, an organised vegetable outlet, is all set to be developed on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in Sambalpur soon, Sambalpur district Collector, Balwant Singh today said that as many as 12 outlets of ‘Odishi Fresh’ will be opened on the lines of ‘Udyan Fresh’. "The Horticulture department will implement the proposal," said Singh.
Village chief killed, wife injured in Maoist pressure mine blast
A village chief was killed and his wife injured seriously today, the second day of Martyrs week, when a pressure mine probably planted by the rebels targeting the security personnel went off while they were grazing cattle in the Darbaguda jungle under Kalimela police limits.
Three dead after consuming infected food in Keonjhar
The death toll in Keonjhar stale food intake incident mounted to three today when two persons died while undergoing treatment here at SCB Medical College and Hospital today.
Odisha Appropriation Bill 2014 passed amid uproar in Assembly
The Odisha Appropriation Bill-2014 was passed in the State Assembly amidst stormy and heated discussions. A budgetary allocation of Rs 81,720 crore 95 lakh 2,000 for the financial year 2014-15 has been made in the bill.

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