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Explosion at the Ordnance Factory at Badmal

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Bolangir:16/9/17: At least three persons have been critically injured in an explosion at the Ordnance Factory at Badmal in Odisha’s Bolangir district today. According to reports, Pradip Kumar Sahu, Souri Narayan Pandya and Devi Ranjan Rout who were working as Junior Works Managers got severely injured in an explosion that occurred at Unit no. 15 of the factory at around ...

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Collector of Cuttack has been transferred and posted as the new District Collector of Khurda

Bhubaneswar:16/9/17: The Odisha Government today effected a minor administrative reshuffle following which Nirmal Chandra Mishra, District Collector of Cuttack has been transferred and posted as the new District Collector of Khurda. OAS officer Susanta Mohapatra who was serving as Additional Secretary to Home Department has been appointed as the District Collector of Cuttack. Senior bureaucrat Dhiren Kumar Patnaik has been ...

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Alarnath vocational college in Brahamagiri and Dhamnagar College have declared sine die

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Bhubaneswar:16/9/17; Ahead of students’ union election in Odisha, where the aspirant candidates have filed their nominations today, violence erupted in many colleges across the states. Authorities of the two colleges Alarnath vocational college in Brahamagiri and Bhadrak Dhamnagar College have declared sine die following student unrest. Staging demonstration against the decision of the college authorities, students blocked Puri-Satapada road disrupting ...

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Odisha’s Chhatrapur Notified Area Councilor stabbed to death

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Berhampur:16/9/17: A councilor of Odisha’s Chhatrapur Notified Area Council (NAC) was stabbed to death while one of his associate seriously injured as a group of unidentified miscreants launched murderous attack on them in their LIC colony residence in the township. The ward no-6 councilor Laxmidutta Pradhan succumbed to the injuries while another person Tilu Panda critically injured following the attack is ...

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30 Tribal Vaidyas Plant Traditional Medicinal Plants in Herbal Garden of Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel

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      Sukinda, September 16, 2017: A total of thirty tribal vaidyas from Sukinda in Jajpur district of Odisha planted traditional medicinal plants today at the herbal garden of Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM), Tata Steel. As part of the third edition of Green Therapy Programme, the vaidyas planted around 200 saplings of 35 varieties of medicinal plants which they ...

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Eighty students fell sick after consuming Mid-day Meal

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Bhawanipatna:15/9/17: In a tragic incident, as many as 80 students fell sick today after consuming Mid-day Meal (MDM) in Lomajuburi and Dunguri Primary schools under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi district and are undergoing treatment at Biswanathpur Hospital and Bandhapari Primary Health Centre. Around 80 students of Lomajuburi and Dunguri Primary schools showed symptoms of nausea, vomiting and head reeling after consuming ...

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Odisha State Pollution Control Board has ordered shutdown of Vedanta group’s coal-based captive power plant

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Bhubaneswar:14/9/17: Odisha State Pollution Control Board has ordered shutdown of Vedanta group’s coal-based captive power plant on the charge of perpetrating pollution. Earlier last week the OSPCB has directed Vedanta Group to scale down power generation to minimum level, which is required to keep the plotlines of aluminium smelter unit running. The closure order will be enforced after September 20. The OSPCB ...

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MP Baijayant Panda reviewed the progress of overhead drinking water project

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Kendrapara: 13/9/17:MP Baijayant Panda reviewed the progress of a one-lakh litre capacity overhead drinking water project in Marshaghai area of Kendrapara district today. According to sources, the under-construction water tank, once completed will cater to thousands of villagers of Purushottampur, Tulasipur and other nearby panchayats.A budget of Rs 26.85 lakh has been allocated for the project from the MPLAD Fund. ...

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Shree Jagannath Temple Administration has rolled back its decision on banning sale of Tanka Torani

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Puri:10/9/17: Amid much hue and cry, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has rolled back its decision on banning sale of Tanka Torani at Anand Bazar inside the famous 12th century shrine in Odisha’s Puri. This comes a day after the SJTA decided to put restrictions on sale of the thirst quenche However, the temple administration has decided to go for ...

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Light and sound show launched at Sun Temple Konark

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Bhubaneswar: 9/9/17:To attract more tourists to the historic Sun Temple at Konark, a Unesco world heritage site, the Odisha government today launched the light and sound show at the site. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the much-awaited 40-minute show and it will be presented in Odia, Hindi and English languages to inform the tourists about the rich history of ...

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