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Odisha-born Satya S Tripathi has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the UNEP

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New York:28/8/18: Odisha-born development and environment expert Satya S Tripathi has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday. Tripathi, who will succeed Elliot Harris of Trinidad and Tobago, has served as Senior Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development at UNEP since 2017. The ...

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Signposts were removed near Udayapur beach in Bhogarai block

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Balasore :28/8/18: The administration of Balasore district today got rid of the signposts installed by West Bengal government in Odisha territory. The signposts were removed near Udayapur beach in Bhogarai block. Earlier the Bengal authorities had been told to voluntarily remove the signboards. However they did not respond. So we were forced to remove these posts, said officials.It may be recalled here ...

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Petrol prices today crossed the Rs 78 per litre mark in Delhi

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New Delhi:28/8/18: Petrol prices today crossed the Rs 78 per litre mark in Delhi for the first time in more than two-and-half-months, while diesel continued to scale new highs. Petrol price was hiked by 14 paise and diesel by 15 paise, according to price notification of state-owned fuel retailers. The increase pushed up the petrol price past Rs 78 for the ...

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India

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New Delhi:28/8/18: Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) according to the current practice of the Supreme Court. This claim was made by the famous lawyer Indira Jaisingh. CJI Deepak Mishra is retiring on October 2 and Ranjan Gogoi comes after him in seniority. Earlier, some people were speculating that after the four-judge press conference of ...

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Tension has mounted up in Narendrapur gram panchayat

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Salipur : 27/8/18:Tension has mounted up in Narendrapur gram panchayat under Nemalo police station jurisdiction of Cuttack district with an irate mob setting ablaze a police jeep with two warring factions fighting pitched battle over petty quarrel. At least five seven were injured following a group clash. Situation has turned tense with mob disrupting vehicular traffic on Katikata-Jayipur and Korua-Nemalo road. ...

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Water Tank Collapses: Two Hurt

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Rourkela:27/8/18: A 70-feet high water tank collapsed in Rourkela civil township area today causing damage to nearby WESCO (Electricity Supply Company) office. There is no report of human causality while two persons were reported to have been injured as debris fell on them, police said.The 15-year-old tank contained 5 lakh litres of water when the mishap took place. Exact cause while ...

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Alleged Medical Negligence Death Sparks Tension

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Kendrapara : 27/8/18:In a an alleged case of medical negligence, a 27-year-old woman died today after being administered wrong injection in a private clinic here in the township. The deceased has been identified as one Taskina Fareen. Later an irate mob attacked and vandalized the private clinic. Police have launched an investigation into it.

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Poetry collection ‘The Painted Silence’ Unveiled

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  Bhubaneswar:27/8/18: “Poetry is a mixture of everything – love, betrayal, sorrow, happiness, loneliness and materialistic life. Living with poetry is more important than writing it down,” said Akhil Kumar Mishra at the launching ceremony of his maiden poetry collection ‘The Painted Silence’ here on Sunday. Releasing the book as chief guest, noted bilingual poet Bibhu Padhi said, “The first ...

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Representatives of various associations joined in to contribute towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for aiding relief operations in Kerala

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Bhubaneswar:27/8/18:Representatives of various associations & organizations and elected representatives joined in to contribute towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for aiding relief operations in Kerala. Odisha continues its compassionate support as Kerala rebuilds. Senior Citizens came together under the aegis of Silver Age Foundation for Elders to handover cheque to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for Chief Minister’s Relief Fund expressing solidarity with elders affected in KeralaFloods   ...

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Odisha Government announced annual assistance of ₹25 lakh towards Odisha Fire Services Welfare Fund

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Bhubaneswar:27/8/18:Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik felicitated Odisha Fire Service personnel upon their return from rescue and relief operations duringKeralaFloods. He lauded the dedication, professionalism and courage shown by the personnel while carrying out daunting rescue operations in Kerala’s flood hit districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam. In recognition of their efforts, Chief Minister Shri Patnaik announced annual assistance of ₹25 lakh towards Odisha ...

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