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Ahead of the Snana Purnima security arrangements in the pilgrim city have been beefed up to avoid any untoward situation

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Puri:16/6/19: Ahead of the Snana Purnima rituals of the presiding deities of Sri Jagannath temple in Puri, security arrangements in the pilgrim city have been beefed up to avoid any untoward situation. According to sources, 124 Sections of the police force and a special tactical unit (STU) will be deployed for the Snana Purnima rituals. Besides, parking arrangements of vehicles ...

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Three labourers engaged in mining in a gravel pit died

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Keonjhar: 8/6/19;At least three labourers engaged in mining in a gravel pit died after being trapped in the quarry following a landslide in Keonjhar district today. The tragic incident took place at Tulasichaura village in Keonjhar district. The deceased were identified as Rekha Deury, Nir Juang and Keshab Juang. Another woman labourer, Pata Mantri (35), was critically injured in the mishap. ...

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JSPL organised a mini-marathon and plantation programme Commemorating World Environment Day

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Barbil:6/6/19: Commemorating World Environment Day 2019 with the theme ‘Beat Air Pollution’, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) organised a mini-marathon and plantation programme at the pellet plant premises at Barbil on Wednesday. More than 200 participants from various age groups took part in the ‘Run for clean air’ event. Holding placards bearing slogans like “Be fair, don’t pollute air”, ...

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Retired employee of the Veterinary Department has invested all his savings in completing a half-finished bridge

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Keonjhar: 6/6/19: Frustrated with years of government apathy, a retired employee of the Veterinary Department has invested all his savings in completing a half-finished bridge over Salandi river in Odisha’s Keonjhar district. Gangadhar Rout of Kanpur village in Hatadihi block has already spent around Rs 10 lakh on the bridge, which once ready would connect more than two panchayats. He plans ...

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Bijepur Faces Yet Another By-Election voters are thoroughly confused and disillusioned

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Bhubaneswar:4/6/19 With yet another by election staring at them in less than a year-and-a-half span, voters in Bijepur , a predominantly rural agrarian belt in Odisha’s Bargarh, are thoroughly confused and disillusioned. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier on Sunday vacated the Bijepur Assembly seat and had retained Hinjili, thus paving the way for by poll in Bijepur. The BJD ...

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Intense heat wave conditions continued to hit the normal life in the State

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Bhubaneswar:25/5/19: Intense heat wave conditions continued to hit the normal life in the State as the mercury soared above 40 degrees Celsius in 13 places with Bolangir recording the hottest place at 46.3 degree Celsius. Mercury crossed 46 degree Celsius mark in Bolangir (46.3) and Titlagarh(46.5) today. In 13 places, temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius mark while more than 45 degree ...

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JSPL Foundation provided one lakh cooked meals to the victims of Cyclone Fani in Puri

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Puri:20/5/19: Lending a helping hand to the Government’s effort, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) through its CSR arm JSPL Foundation provided one lakh cooked meals to the victims of Cyclone Fani in Puri. The Company started the service on May 10, 2019 and continued for 10 days. Every day, 10000 meals were served. In coordination with the district administration ...

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NGO post Fani relief coordination meeting held at Puri Gopabandhu Bhawan,

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Puri :17/5/19: At a time when cyclone ‘Fani’ has pulverized Odisha, it’s high time for the civil society groups and philanthropic organizations to join hands for speedy restoration of cyclone affected villages, said Niranjan Rath, Chairman of Samaj Relief Committee. Addressing an NGO post Fani relief coordination meeting at Puri Gopabandhu Bhawan, he said voluntary and non-profit organizations have expressed solidarity ...

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BJD President Naveen Patnaik made a trip to Kendrapara

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Kendrapara :17/5/19: A day after his visit worst cyclone-ravaged Puri, Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik  yesterday   made a trip to Kendrapara, one of the least cyclone-affected areas, to review the relief and restoration work. Patnaik’s abrupt visit to Kendrapara has taken many by surprise given the fact that he is yet to visit Khurda, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur, which was ...

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Naveen Patnaik visited cyclone Fani-affected Kendrapara and reviewed the relief and restoration work

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Kendrapara:16/5/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today informed that drinking water and electricity supply have been restored in Fani-ravaged Kendrapara district. Patnaik today visited cyclone Fani-affected Kendrapara and reviewed the relief and restoration work. “Drinking water 9and electricity supply have been restored in Kendrapara. 30 cyclone shelters will be built at a cost of Rs 2 crore each,” said Patnaik.  He said ...

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