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With RSBY, India Tries to Curb the ‘Health-based Poverty Trap’

Ram Sarup nervously paced the corridor of Deep private hospital in Haryana’s Rewari district. A resident of Budhpur village, some 10 kilometers from Rewari, this was the first time 33-year-old Sarup had mustered up the courage to step into a private hospital. With a card clutched tightly in his hand, he tried to figure out

Cuttack lawyers resume work

Lawyers of Orissa High Court and other lowers courts of the city here have resumed attending courts after what they called “suspending the boycott of courts giving peace a chance.” The lawyers of Cuttack had been boycotting all courts since Thursday last expressing solidarity with their counterparts in Sambalpur, who are now engaged in an

Kujang sub-jail inmates demonstrate mass dharna implement jail manual of 2007 towards jail reform

The inmates of Kujang sub-jail demonstrated mass dharna on the occasion of International Labourer Day on Tuesday to bring jail reform in all jails of the state and also urged to implement jail manual of 2007 for the betterment of inmates. Total 69 prisoners of Kujang sub jail led by anti Posco leader cum CPI

Odisha Government asks officials to boost up raising of claims in RSBY

Boost up the raising of health claims under  Rastiya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) ordered Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik while reviewing the progress of the scheme in Secretariat conference hall last evening. Patnaik has advised Labor & Employment and Health & Family Welfare  and Departments to make an analysis of the bottlenecks in the process

Jharsuguda Bandh by Jharsuguda Dist. Bar Association

Today Jharsuguda Dist. Bandh Was called in by the Dist. Bar Association of Jharsuguda. Banks , School , Colleges and Various Govt. Institution were closed. Even ongoing examination on govt. boys high school and L.N. Colleges were Closed in middle. Jharsuguda Chamber of Commerce and various Organisation also came in support of this Bandh .

MCL Coal Transport Corridor nowhere in sight

The much-awaited coal corridor proposal of the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) to free a vast rural population from the hazards of dust pollution is not moving on the expected lines. The coal transportation through these corridors will be easy and is expected to reduce dust pollution. Sources said after intense public pressure it was decided

Lawyers threatened to go for a west Odisha bandh from May 8, HC Bar to meet again

Lawyers threatened to go for a west Odisha bandh from May 8 in case their demand was not fulfilled by May 7. As the lawyers of Sambalpur sat on dharna in front of the office of the IGP (NR), demanding Collector Mrinalini Darswal’s arrest besides a judicial probe. On the otherhand members of the Odisha

1st woman judge of HC Justice Amiya Padhi dead

Eminent jurist and first woman judge of the Orissa High Court Justice Amiya Kumari Padhi passed away at her Bhaskosh lane residence here following illness on Monday. She was 79 and is survived by her husband and former DGP Shyam Sundar Padhi, two daughters and a son. Daughter of late Justice JK Mishra and niece

Lawyers stall work over Sambalpur incident

The lawyers’ strike over the Sambalpur incident continued to stall work in the Orissa High Court on Monday as the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has announced the ceasework till Tuesday. The decision was taken as HCBA’s assessment team’s report is still pending. The team had visited Sambalpur on April 27 and met the parties

NRI urges PM, CM for HC Bench

Non-resident Odia professor Digambara Patra of the American University of Beirut has demanded establishment of a High Court Bench or Circuit Bench in Bhawanipatna. In a letter to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Odisha, Patra has cited that a High Court Bench or Circuit Bench exists along with their parent HC in