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Enslaved In Arab Odisha Labourers Cry For Help

Berhampur:18/8/18: At least 14 skilled labourers from Odisha’s Ganjam district are reportedly enslaved in Saudi Arab undergoing harrowing ordeal. Physically tortured and held captive by their employers, the workers are stuck in the alien country crying for freedom. The tale of torture of skilled labourers who are from villages of Khalikote tehsil has come to light with the stranded labourers uploading ...

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PM visits Kerala, reviews relief and rescue :Announced a financial assistance of an extra Rs 500 crore to the State

Newdelhi:18/8/18;The Prime Minister visited Kerala to review the situation arising out of floods in the State. After a review meeting, he made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to floods in some of the affected areas of the State, as permitted by weather conditions.  During the aerial survey, the Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor, the Chief ...

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Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd Mine received the “Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award – 2017-18

Hindustan Zinc’s Sindesar Khurd Mine received the “Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award – 2017-18”, for “Best Overall Performance in Sustainable Development” from FIMI (Federation of Indian Mineral Industries). Presented on 14th August 2018 during 52nd Annual General Meeting of FIMI held in New Delhi, the award is one of the most prestigious awards of Indian Mineral Industries. The award was ...

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FIMI Appoints Sunil Duggal, CEO-HZL as its New President

  Newdelhi:17/8/18:The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) has appointed Sunil Duggal, the CEO of Hindustan Zinc, as its new President. The decision in this regard was taken by FIMI in their Annual General Meeting held on 14th August 2018. Sunil Duggal is also currently Vice Chairman of International Zinc Association, Co-Chair – FICCI Non-Ferrous Metals Committee 2018 and President ...

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During the Ama Gaon Ama Bikash session Naveen Patnaiksanctioned projects worth ₹17.58 Cr for 102 Gram Panchayats

Bhubaneswar:17/8/18:During the Ama Gaon Ama Bikash session, Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik interacted with villagers from blocks of Lanjigarh (Kalahandi), Tureikela (Balangir), Rengali (Sambalpur), Tikabali (Kandhamal), Bahalda (Mayurbhanj) and Nuagarh (Gajapati). He valued the keen participation of people in the development process and encouraged them to bring up valuable issues of socio-economic growth. Speaking directly to CM Shri Patnaik, the villagers presented ...

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NALCO taken a step further towards the promotion of art and culture by signing a MOU with Vrindaban Gurukul Trust

Bhubaneswr:17/8/18:National Aluminium Company limited, the Odisha-based Navratna CPSE, under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, has a taken a step further towards the promotion of art and culture by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Vrindaban Gurukul Trust of Flute Maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. This MoU aims at providing a platform for industry-culture interface, which would take the ...

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Tigress ‘Sundari’ was on Friday released into Satkosia Tiger Reserve

Bhubaneswar:17/8/18: Bandhavgarh Tigress ‘Sundari’ was on Friday released into Satkosia Tiger Reserve from a special enclosure in Odisha. The 27-month-old tigress was translocated from the Bandhavgarh tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria district on June 28. Earlier, a three-year-old Bengal tiger called MB-2 was relocated from Madhya Pradesh’s Kanha National Park to the Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The Odisha government has planned ...

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Odisha’s star chess player Padmini Rout appeared before the Enforcement Directorate

Bhubaneswar:17/8/18: Odisha’s star chess player Padmini Rout today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning over her links with Star Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd, a chit fund firm which had duped many investors in the state. After being quizzed for around an hour by officials, Rout came out of the ED office here. The chess player said she was earlier ...

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Former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang today defended his action in 1999

Bhubaneswar:17/7/18: Former Odisha Chief Minister and nine-time Lok Sabha member Giridhar Gamang today defended his action in 1999 when his single vote against the confidence motion had triggered the fall of Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Gamang, who faced widespread flak for casting vote when he was the chief minister of Odisha, speaking to this web portal said “I wish his speedy ...

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Commissionerate Police in collaboration with HELP MATE inaugurated the 90th blood donation drive

Bhubaneswar:17/8/1 Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty on Friday inaugurated the 90th blood donation drive of Commissionerate Police in collaboration with HELP MATE organisation. The blood donation camp was organised at Saheed Nagar area under a special campaign ‘Jeevan Alok’ launched by the Regional Branch of Indian Red Cross Society in Police Commissionerate of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack. The aim of the campaign is to ...

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