Cuttack: Opposing illegal sand lifting from Kuakhai river, an advocate from Kalyanpur in Khurda Thursday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Orissa High Court. Petitioner Achyutananda Swain made law department secretary, revenue divisional commissioner (central), Cuttack collector, sub-collector and Barang tehsildar as parties to the case. The petitioner claimed that some people had been lifting huge quantities of sand from Kuakhai riverbed under Barang tehsil over last several years without any approval from the authorities concerned.
He also alleged a nexus between a few government officials and the sand mafia. “The state government is losing revenue due to the illegal act. Besides, plying of sand-laden trucks and tractors has caused extensive damage to Khuakhai embankments and made the locality prone to floods,” said the petition. The petitioner urged the HC to take necessary steps to check illegal sand mining.
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Khurda: A 37-year-old woman died while her sister-in-law suffered critical injuries after the scooter they were riding collided head-on with a mini truck at Bhaliabadi Square, Sunday afternoon.The deceased was identified as Bijaylaxmi Biswal of Lekhanpur in Jankia police limits. … Continue reading
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Bhubaneswar: The state government has extended the benefit of retirement gratuity and death gratuity to all of its employees who are covered under the New Defined Contribution Pension System, also known as the National Pension System. Following the Union government’s … Continue reading
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Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has issued a show-cause notice to the state government for allegedly showing undue favour to some private companies from other states in procurement of bio fertilizers.Acting on a petition filed in this regard, Justice JP … Continue reading
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press trust of india New York, Dec 17: Amid a growing clamour against fake content online, Google has announced it may take off from its news index the websites which conceal information about their ownership, primary purpose, country of origin … Continue reading
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