Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

Lawyers stay away from court as judicial activities hampered

Judicial activities across Odisha were affected today as lawyers abstained from judicial and administrative courts, including the High Court, following a call given by the Orissa High Court Bar Association. The apex body of lawyers in the state had on Thursday appealed to their fraternity to stay away from court work till Monday in protest

18 lawyers arrested for Manhandling collector

The face-off between Sambalpur District Bar Association (SDBA) and District Collector Mrinalini Darswal is all set to snowball into a major controversy after Sambalpur Police arrested 18 lawyers on Thursday. However, the lawyers were produced before the SDJM and released on personal bond. Reports said the SDBA members boycotted courts and closed all government offices

18 lawyers arrested for collector ‘assault’

Police on Thursday morning arrested 18 lawyers of Sambalpur, including the president and the secretary of the bar association, for their involvement in the assault on Sambalpur collector Mrinalini Darswal on Monday. They were granted bail later in the afternoon by the Judicial Magistrate. Police identified them as Pramod Rath (bar association president) Bijitendriya Pradhan

Matric exam concludes, over 10,000 held for cheating in Odisha

It seems the efforts of the Board of Secondary Education to check malpractices in the matriculation exam have yielded results, with 10,015 students booked for cheating this year. This is the highest number of examinees ever caught for using unfair means in the matriculation examinations. The examinations got over on Thursday. Last year, 7,000 students

Centre nod to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation’s concrete plans for Rangamatia slum

The dingy Rangamatia slum in Bhubaneswar will soon be replaced by impressive concrete houses, as part of a 44-crore project of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). The Centre has approved the plan and would release funds under its Rajiv Awas Yojna (RAY) scheme. “The ministry of housing & urban poverty alleviation of the central government

Transport Nagar in neutral mode

The proposed Transport Nagar at Beldihia, about 10 km from the city, is moving at a snail’s pace. While the spade work for the project began five years ago, it may take another two years for its completion. Sources said given the traffic pressure in the thickly populated residential areas due to bulk commercial activities,

17th All Odisha Quality Circle Convention organized by NALCO

The 17th All Odisha Quality Circle Convention was organized by NALCO on April 25 and 26, at Nalco Nagar, Bhubaneswar. The QC Convention is being organized by NALCO since 1996 with an aim to spread the Quality Circle movement in Odisha, and also to provide a platform for competition to encourage the best Quality Circles