Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

State takes steps to make IAHTUS more focused

The State Government has initiated measures to make integrated anti-human trafficking units (IAHTUS) more focused to combat trafficking, kidnapping, forcible marriage, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of women and children. Presiding over the State-level coordination committee meeting here recently, Chief Secretary BK Patnaik advised the Home Department to engage police officers exclusively for this and make

Mild earthquake felt across Odisha

Mild earthquake felt across Odisha today after an earthquake measuring  8.7 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia a little after 2 pm. Apart from Bhubaneswar, the tremors have also felt in Cuttack, Jajpur, Balssore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Gunupur, Rayagada, Nayagarh, Paradip and many other towns and cities in coastal Odisha today. In Bhubaneshwar, people were

First death from sun stroke in Sambalpur district

The effect of temperature is rising day by day.  A woman died coming under the grip of intense heat of summer yesterday at Jujumura Block of District. It is being told the first death from heat stroke in Sambalpur district. Today after the autopsy, dead body has been handed over to his family. The incident

Orissa land buy compensation kept in personal bank accounts

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its latest report (civil), for the year ended March 31, 2011, has slammed the state revenue and disaster management department for the irregular and non-transparent management of land acquisition (LA) compensation funds. An audit scrutiny of these funds by CAG reveals 10 land acquisition officers (LAOs) had kept

Odisha, GAIL to sign pact for Rs 5,000-cr pipeline soon

The joint venture (JV) agreement to be signed between the Odisha government and GAIL India Ltd for a Rs 5,000-crore natural gas pipeline is set to be finalized soon. The pipeline that will stretch from Surat (Gujarat) to Paradip will pass through two other non-major ports-Dhamara and Gopalpur and also some major towns like Angul