Daily Archives: April 9, 2012

Waltair division of East Coast Rly crosses 50-mt mark in goods traffic

The Waltair division of the East Coast Railway has crossed the 50-million tonne mark in cargo-handling for the first time during 2011-12 financial year, according to Mr N. Kashinath, Divisional Railway Manager. Reviewing the performance here on Monday, he said the division had handled goods traffic of 50.80 million tonnes earning Rs 4,054 crore during

Poly bags back in use

The much hyped ban on use of polythene bags imposed by Sambalpur Municipality from January 1 has come a cropper. The Municipality in a bid to make the town clean and prevent use of non-biodegradable polythene had declared a blanket ban on use of polythene bags below 40 micron. Even as the civic body started

Odisha loses Rs 191cr of central aid because of mismanagement

NAVEEN PATNAIK government claims that the centre is not providing adequate financial support to the state but a report proved it completely wrong. The state government had to lose central assistance to the tune of Rs 190.72 crore during 2005 to 2011 because of low spending of available scheme funds by the implementing agencies. According

Big slump in number of IIT aspirants

Nearly 20,000 students appeared in the  joint entrance examination (JEE) in the city on Sunday. However, the number of  IIT aspirants in the state saw a decline from the previous years, official sources said. About 30,000 aspirants appeared from the state last year, he said. The Registrar of IIT-Bhubaneswar, Bata Kishore Ray, said, “The number