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Odisha Government enhance sewerage coverage in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar

The sewerage and drainage programmes for the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar planned under the Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project have been revised both in terms of its coverage and budget estimate. The sewer length, which was originally planned for 98 km in Bhubaneswar, has been enhanced to 236 km. Similarly, the length of sewerage

Hockey Odisha to host Nalco Cup hockey championship from May 2

Hockey Odisha is all set to host the Nalco Cup State Hockey Championship at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack from May 2 to 7. The affiliated unit of the State association would participate in the six-day long tournament. Odisha Police, Rourkela Steel Plant, Nalco, Sundargarh, Cuttack, Ganjam, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Phulbani, Balangir, Deogarh, Mayurbhanj, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Angul,

Support swells for Sambalpur lawyers

Lawyers across the state extended their support to their Sambalpur counterparts, urging the chief minister to take appropriate legal action against the district collector, accused of abusing lawyers while they were agitating on Monday against irregular electricity supply. The collector, Mrinalini Darswal in turn had leveled serious charges against the lawyers of trying to outrage

Manhandling of Collector: Investigations begin

A team from Crime Branch arrived here on Friday to investigate the alleged manhandling of Collector Mrinalini Darswal by Sambalpur District Bar Association (SDBA) members on April 23. The eight-member team met SP Nikhil Kanodia, who was absent on the day of the incident and the Additional Superintendent of Police, Dilip Kumar Deo, who had

An eight-member of crime branch police team reached Sambalpur

Demanding a judicial probe into the incident, the joint Demanding a judicial probe into the incident, the joint coordination committee criticized the government?s decision to hand over the matter to crime branch police for investigation. On the other hand, an eight-member of crime branch police team reached Sambalpur and began investigating into the incident in which

XIMB to open university, partially bypass AICTE

In a departure from the current trend in business education, the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) is opening its own university and taking away some of its courses from what it describes as a restrictive All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) accreditation process. This will allow it to impart “innovative courses”. To be

Judicial activity across State grinds to halt

The conflict between the Collector and the Sambalpur District Bar Association got more complicated on Friday with judicial activities across the State coming to a grinding halt as lawyers abstained from judicial and administrative courts all over the State, including the High Court following a call given by the Odisha High Court Bar Association. While

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