Politics hots up over airport mishap

Bhubaneswar: Hours after a portion of the link building at the Biju Patnaik International Airport collapsed, major political parties in the state indulged in blame-game Saturday for the mishap. BJD termed the incident as unfortunate and advised BJP not to indulge in politics over the...

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Attack on RTI activist triggers unrest

Puri: Activists of various outfits and political parties Saturday staged a sit-in at the office of chief district medical officer (CDMO) here to protest attack on the member of a social organisation. The agitators alleged that some employees at the CDMO’s office attacked social outfit...

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CESU disconnects power to 13,368 consumers

Bhubaneswar: The Central Electricity Service Utility (CESU) has snapped power supplies to 13,368 defaulting consumers in the past nine days after it started a drive to collect arrears and disconnect supply lines to defaulters. According to official sources in the CESU, it has collected Rs...

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Timber for Rath Yatra chariots reaches Puri

Puri: Ahead of annual Rath Yatra festival of Holy Trinity -- Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra—in Puri, preparation has started for construction of their chariots. In the first phase, the temple administration Saturday received the first consignment of logs needed for Chariot construction....

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NZP likely to have white rhinos

Barang: There’s a piece of good news for animal lovers. If things go well, Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP), on the outskirts of Capital city here, will soon have white rhinoceros. “We’ve put forth a proposal at the zoo managing committee meeting to bring white rhinoceros...

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NABL to vet quality of tests at MCHs

Cuttack: If everything goes as planned, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) will assess the quality and standard of laboratory tests being performed at the state-run medical college and hospitals (MCHs) in Odisha. State-run MCHs, including SCBMCH, will have a tie-up with...

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