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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

ARREST 2 LAST

Meanwhile, the High Court Bar Association extended Meanwhile, the High Court Bar Association extended their support to Sambalpur lawyers and announced their decision to cease work as a mark of solidarity. A bandh was observed in Sambalpur town yesterday following a call by the District Bar Association seeking dismissal of Darswal for her alleged high-handedness.

Sambalpur Collector-Lawyers scuffle: IAS body demands strong action against erring lawyers

As Sambalpur town observed a bandh today called by the District Bar Association seeking dismissal of lady collector Mrinalini Darswal for her alleged high-handedness, IAS Officers’ Association of Odisha demanded action against the “erring” lawyers. The lawyers on April 23 ransacked Sambalpur district collector Darswal’s official residence and allegedly abused her over a dispute relating

Kalyan Mandap turns ghost house

It was once abuzz with activity and played host to social functions. For the middle class of the town, this Kalyan Mandap near Jail Chhak offered the best bargain for marriages. However, administration’s apathy and lack of maintenance have rendered the place useless. Kashinath Trust had donated land to Sambalpur Development Authority (SDA) for a

IAS officers meet CM, seek stern action against guilty

Coinciding with lawyers successfully organizing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in Sambalpur town demanding immediate removal of district collector Mrinalini Darswal, IAS officers in the state on Wednesday pressed for stern action against those involved in abusing Darswal and attacking her official residence two days ago. Members of the IAS Officers’ Association, Odisha chapter, met chief minister

Bandh against collector’s behaviour;IAS body wants action

As Sambalpur town observed a bandh today called by the District Bar Association seeking dismissal of lady collector Mrinalini Darswal for her alleged high-handedness, IAS Officers’ Association of Odisha demanded action against the “erring” lawyers. The lawyers on April 23 ransacked Sambalpur district collector Darswal’s official residence and allegedly abused her over a dispute relating

Youth attacks doctor to avenge wife’s death

Kamal Lochan Behera, a gynecologist of Deogarh government hospital, was severely injured when a youth attacked him with a sword at Deogarh town on Monday evening. The youth held the doctor responsible for his wife’s death and attacked him when the doctor was attending patients in his private clinic. The doctor, who is also the