Tuesday, October 25, 2016
TV war
In tandem with SUM Hospital's owner Manoj Nayak getting arrested in connection with the unfortunate deaths of 25 patients and the circumstances leading to Monday's fire tragedy, a sort of channel war has erupted in Odisha. The unkindest cut is that almost every local news channel has some grudge to nurse and is seen taking sides: either in favour of the arrest of the business tycoon or against it.
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Union Minister Pradhan demands CM’s resignation
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on ‘moral grounds’ who he said was equally responsible for the fire tragedy in SUM Hospital.
Centre asks State to set up single window clearance system for coal mine allottees
In a move to provide single window access to coal mine allottees, the Centre has urged the Odisha government to put in place a mechanism for online coal clearance system.
Hospital toll rises to 24, PM reports say 19 chocked to death
The death toll in the Sum Hospital fire tragedy today rose to 24 with another man succumbing even as the post-mortem reports of 19 of the victims said they died of suffocation and not due to burns.
SOA University bid to avoid possible closure of Sum Hospital
Apprehending possible closure of the Sum Hospital where 23 people died in a fire incident on October 17, the authorities of the Sikshya O Anusandhan University today said they would follow instructions and suggestions of the government and other agencies.
Water resources in State yet to be fully harnessed: Experts
One fourth of total water resources in State are not being utilized says statistics. If the entire river and ground water resources available are fully exploited, irrigation facility for over 50 lakh hectare land can be created, say experts.
Over 2000 tribals from State to participate in National Tribal Carnival in Delhi
Over 2000 tribal delegates, belonging to 62 tribal groups, of the State are expected to attend the first National Tribal Carnival, scheduled to begin from Oct 25 to 28 in New Delhi.
Odisha doubles farmers’ income through fishery & animal husbandry
Odisha has doubled the farmers’ real income during the last decade through high value commercial activities in fishery and animal resource development sectors as revealed from the survey conducted in 2013.
CM on foundation stone laying, inauguration spree ahead of panchayat poll in State
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today made a whirlwind tour to Cuttack district to lay foundation stones and inauguration of projects in Cuttack Sadar, Niali and Salepur blocks ahead of the three- tier Panchayat poll. Addressing public meetings organized at the three places, Patnaik said that his government is determined for development and welfare of the state.
Madhu Babu’s birth place to be developed as a tourist centre
Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das’ birth place will be developed as a tourist centre, announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a public meeting in Salepur today.
Encephalitis toll 61, central team of doctors visits Odisha
With the death of three more children, the toll in Japanese Encephalitis outbreak today mounted to 61 in six weeks in Odisha's Malkangiri district, while a central team visited the affected area to assess the situation. Three children died while undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital here, taking the toll to 61, Chief District Medical Officer Dr U S Mishra said.

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EDITOR : Bijoy Ketan Mishra
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