Tag Archives: Keonjhar

Despite closure notice, 3 firms yet to shut shop

Keonjhar: Complying with the Supreme Court order, the state government has ordered closure of three mines in Keonjhar district January 1, 2018, for their failure to deposit penalty by December 31, 2017. Surprisingly, the operative mines of Serajuddin, IDC and … Continue reading

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Keonjhar emerge champs

  Bhubaneswar: Keonjhar emerged champions of the State Wushu Championships, which concluded here Sunday. Keonjhar took the top honours with a total of 55 medals including 31 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze. Sundargarh secured second position with 50 medals … Continue reading

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‘Save Baitarani’ movement loses focus amid Mahanadi row

Keonjhar: With protests by people across all sections of the society for the safety of Mahanadi hogging the limelight, the movement initiated to save the holy river Baitarani, the lifeline of this district, has lost the focus, a report said. … Continue reading

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Housing mess: Tribal takes shelter in toilet

Raisuan: Amid allegations of irregularities in housing schemes, a poor tribal daily wager’s family has turned a toilet given to him as their shelter at Ghagisahi in Gopinathpur panchayat under Sadar block. Several other poor people in the village have … Continue reading

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Floriculturists cry for govt support to expand farming

Keonjhar: Instead of sitting idle or doing odd jobs after harvesting paddy, farmers in most parts of Keonjhar can take up floriculture as the conditions are conducive for it in the district. With the rise in demand for flowers, scores … Continue reading

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With mining firm grabbing land, 40 families in distress

Jhumpura: A mining firm has allegedly grabbed the land of 40 families belonging SC and ST communities in this tribal-dominated block of Keonjhar district while the affected people have been exhausted from running from pillar to post seeking justice, a … Continue reading

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Absence of SDC triggers angst among tribals

Keonjhar: Even as Special Development Councils (SDCs) have been formed in several tribal-dominated districts of the state, it has been delayed in tribal-dominated Keonjhar district due to administrative apathy and lack of political will, a report said. Delay in the … Continue reading

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PMKSY flounders for poor inter-departmental coordination

Keonjhar: The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY), a national mission to improve farm productivity and ensure better utilisation of resources in the country, has been floundering in this district due to lack of coordination among the departments concerned, a … Continue reading

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Power still a dream; patients carried on cots; kids drop out of school

Harichandanpur: Despite crores of rupees being pumped for tribal development, there have been no changes in the socio-economic condition of people in several remote tribal pockets under Harichandanpur block in Keonjhar district. Two hamlets Chuapani and Hatidandi in Bareigoda panchayat … Continue reading

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Kanpur project: After protests, it’s rain playing spoilsport

Champua/Joda: Rains have thrown a spanner in construction works at the Kanpur irrigation project in Keonjhar. The district administration had imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC at the site to ensure continuation of works, but incessant rains played … Continue reading

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