Wednesday, July 27, 2016
:: Congress proposes all-party meeting to discuss Mahanadi issue:: Chief Minister flags off pilgrim train under "Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana" from Berhampur:: Naveen appoints observers to monitor and supervise preparations for ensuing Panchayat polls.
EDITORIAL
‘Tragedy’ tourism
It has almost become a pattern in Odisha for politicians to visit the places after some tragedy has struck. Such beeline by the netas can splendidly be termed ‘tragedy tourism’. Two recent tragedies – Gumudumaha in Kandhamal and Nagada in Jajpur – witnessed scores of central as well State leaders of every political party making it to the area and issue statement after statement.
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ODISHA NEWS
CM flags off Pilgrim train from Silk City
Launching a government sponsored pilgrimage programme for senior citizens, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off a special pilgrim train at the railway station here.
Congress delegation to visit Chhattisgarh
Opposition Congress today proposed to convene an all-party meeting in Odisha to discuss the construction of irrigation projects coming up in the upstream of river Mahanadi in Chhattisgarh, which they fear might harm the interests of their state.
BJD kicks off stir over Chhattisgarh’s move to construct barrage on Mahanadi
The ruling BJD today launched its fortnight long agitation against the Chhattisgarh government's act of constructing projects in upstream of river Mahanadi.
Maoist bandh over Kandhamal killings paralyses life in Kandhamal, Rayagada dists
The two-day bandh called by Maoist organizations in Kandhamal and Rayagada districts to protest the killing of six villagers on July 8 today paralysed normal life in the two districts.
Government’s daita appeasement move comes to fore
The State government tried to appease the servitors of the Shree Jagannath Temple by paying Rs two crore toward the loss they were likely to incur by not taking the devotees to the chariots.
Health minister rushes to Rayagada to review cholera epidemic situation
With death of at least five persons allegedly due to cholera in tribal dominated Rayagada district, health and family welfare Atanu S Nayak today rushed to Kalyansinghpur area and directed authorities to ensure 24-hour healthcare and safe drinking water supply in the disease affected areas.
Pujari lambasts BJD on Mahanadi issue
BJP National Secretary Suresh Pujari today alleged that the ruling BJD is trying to hide its inefficiencies by holding demonstrations over the Mahanadi issue.
IPS officer’s remand hearing deferred
The Special Vigilance Court today deferred the hearing on Vigilance Department plea for remand of senior IPS officer Joydeep Nayak tll tomorrow.
Damanjodi private school students back teachers accused of sexual harassment
Students of a leading private school here today boycotted classes in support of seven of their teachers against whom few girls of the school have brought sexual harassment allegations.
Court rejects bail plea of casting couch accused
Khordha District and Sessions Judge today rejected the bail plea of one of the accused in the molestation of a minor on the promise of providing a break in films.

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