Monthly Archives: June 2012

Veggies beyond reach for the common man

People are at a loss managing their kitchen budget with vegetable prices going through the roof. The price of beans was Rs 100 a kg, bitter gourd Rs 80 a kg, brinjal Rs 40, drumsticks Rs 80 and green chillies Rs 150 a kg at the Unit-I vegetable market on Tuesday. This market is supposedly

BJP protests price rise

Thousands of BJP supporters on Tuesday courted arrested all over Odisha as a mark of protest against rise in petrol price, corruption in governance and the Centre’s inability to tap black money stacked in foreign banks. The BJP had planned the agitation on June 22 all over the country. But the party’s state unit pre-scheduled

Two Maoists arrested in Odisha

Rourkela police on Thursday arrested two hardcore Maoists and said they were part of a group of Red rebels who were planning to attack security camps in some western districts. Identified as Sudhir Bhuiyan alias Bishram (24) and Habil Horo (23), the duo belong to the West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand and were accused in

Anti-AIDS train to reach Odisha tomorrow

The Red Ribbon Express (RRE), which was flagged off in the second week of January from New Delhi as a part of the third edition of HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, will touch Odisha on Wednesday. After passing through Balangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Cuttack and Ganjam, the exhibition train will reach reach Mancheswar station in Bhubaneswar on

Low pressure formed, more rain likely in Odisha

 Following a low pressure which likely to be formed over Bay of Bengal in the next two days, Odisha is expected to experience heavy rain. According to Met office sources, due to windstorm in Bay of Bengal, a low pressure will be formed within next 48 hours. In its effect, the state will receive rainfall

Anti-AIDS train to reach Odisha tomorrow

The Red Ribbon Express (RRE), which was flagged off in the second week of January from New Delhi as a part of the third edition of HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, will touch Odisha on Wednesday. After passing through Balangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Cuttack and Ganjam, the exhibition train will reach reach Mancheswar station in Bhubaneswar on

Monsoon hits all parts of Odisha

The much-awaited south west monsoon finally hit Odisha on Sunday except Jharsuguda, Sundergarh districts. According Met Centre official, the south west monsoon has already set in over the State which has brought some amount of rain in past couple of days. It is likely to cover the entire 30 districts within next three days as

Housemaids find pride of place at city meet

Fifty-five-year-old Pramila Dei came to the capital city from Dasapalla several decades ago to earn money in order to free her mortgaged land from the clutches of a moneylender. Since then she has been working as a maid in sundry households to eke out a living. “I have seen her take care of my house

Land survey to go hi-tech

About a decade after deciding to do away with the traditional method of land survey and settlement, the state government has decided to soon promulgate an ordinance to introduce hi-tech methods for the purpose. With the state cabinet on Saturday evening giving its nod for a new ordinance, Odisha Special Survey and Settlement Ordinance, 2012,

Monsoon hits Odisha

Giving much needed respite to people from the long spell of sweltering heat, the south west monsoon finally hit Odisha today. The monsoon rains lashed almost every part of the state except districts like Sundergarh and Jharsuguda which are yet to receive the first rainfall of the season, the met office here said. Some portions