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Investment proposals worth Rs 563 crore approved by Odisha govt

Chief Secretary AK Tripathy.

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has approved two investment proposals worth Rs 563 crore which will create employment for 1,273 people, officials said. The project proposals got the nod of the state government at the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) meeting chaired by chief secretary AK Tripathy Friday, they said. The approved project included a proposal of Glen Industries Private Limited which planned to set up plastic food containers and...

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‘Nemala Gadi’ cries for attention

Cuttack: Nemala Gadi, the seat of 16th century poet and seer Achyutananda Das, has been subject to apathy by the state government, alleged social outfit Maitree Sansad. Outfit president Ajay Mohanty has recently submitted a memorandum to the Chief Secretary’s grievance cell and sought immediate steps to develop infrastructure at Nemala Gadi, which is popularly known as Achyutananda Peeth or Padmavana. Considering the plea, the Chief Secretary has forwarded the memorandum...

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Utkal University gets Micro Raman Spectrometer lab

Bhubaneswar: A Micro Raman Spectrometer laboratory was inaugurated at the Department of Physics, Utkal University, here on the occasion of the National Science Day, Friday. Vice-chairman of state Higher Education Council Ashok Das inaugurated the laboratory, set up with an expenditure of Rs 1.5 crore under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The spectrometer is named after eminent Indian physicist and Nobel laureate CV Raman and is used to determine the...

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Suryamani Behera feted for popularising Science and Technology

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Friday, conferred National Award on Suryamani Behera of Odisha for his outstanding contribution to popularise Science and Technology through print media on the occasion of National Science Day organised by the Department of Science and Technology here. Behera, a retired professor and popular science writer, has written books in both Odia and English languages. He has published more than 30 books. His latest books Vigyana...

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Collector gives away roses to create traffic awareness

Dhenkanal: Dhenkanal Collector Umesh Chandra Behera Saturday initiated a traffic awareness campaign at bus stand traffic square in Dhenkanal and advised people to update their documents and license to avoid hefty fines. The collector also gave roses to the people urging everyone to obey traffic rules and wear helmets. Additional collector Bhabesh Kumar Nayak, sub-collector Safalya Mandit...

Param Bir Singh new commissioner of Mumbai Police

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government Saturday appointed senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh, the current Director General of the state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), as the new Police Commissioner of Mumbai replacing Sanjay Barve. Appointment of Singh, who was posted as the Director General (DG) of the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), was announced a day...

Widowed woman attempts suicide in Keonjhar

Widowed woman attempts suicide in Keonjhar

Patna: A woman who lost her husband three months back attempted self-immolation at Mallipasi village under Musakhari panchayat of Patna block in Keonjhar district late Friday night. The woman has been identified as Runi Nayak, wife of Biju. She was initially taken to the Patna primary healthcare centre and later during the day was transferred to Keonjhar...

Miscreants steal Rs 7 lakh from motorcycle dicky in Bhadrak

Miscreants steal Rs 7 lakh from motorcycle dicky in Bhadrak

Tihidi: Unidentified miscreants Friday ran away with about Rs 7 lakh from a businessman’s motorcycle side box at Talabandh village under Kherag panchayat of Chandbali police limits in Bhadrak district Friday. The victim has been identified as Saroj Rout. According to locals, Saroj had withdrawn Rs 7 lakh in cash from Allahabad bank near Bhadrak and had...

14 students arrested in Pakistan’s Punjab University clash over festival

Lahore: At least 14 students of Pakistan’s Punjab University were arrested Saturday after clashes broke out between two student groups on the campus over holding a festival which left 20 injured. The clashes took place between the Pakhtaun and Punjabi students backed by the Pakhtun and Baloch Students Council and Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT), respectively, Friday over...

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Will fight sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar politically, legally: CPI

New Delhi: The CPI Saturday said it will fight both “legally and politically” the sedition case against its leader Kanhaiya Kumar and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital had “succumbed to political pressure”. The Delhi government Friday gave a go-ahead to the city police to prosecute former JNUSU president Kumar and...

Novak Djokovic would love to play in India

Dubai: Tennis star Novak Djokovic has expressed interest to visit India soon. Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Djokovic spoke about his desire to play in India and connect with millions of his fans in the country. He also conveyed his deepest gratitude towards all his fans in India for supporting...


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