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CAG raps Orissa over land buying for mega industries

Acquisition of nearly 5,000 acres of land for six major industrial players including Posco India and Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) has turned out to be a sticky thorn in the flesh of the Orissa government. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its latest report (civil) for the year ended March 31, 2011

Former VC stirs up a hornet’s nest

Former vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University Arun Pujari’s allegations of plagiarism against teachers and students of the varsity have stirred up a hornet’s nest. Both the teachers and students are now up in arms against Pujari accusing him of doing little for the varsity’s development during his 2008-2011 stint.  As it is Pujari was accused of

Italian’s abductors place new demands

The possible release of Maoist-abducted Italian Bosusco Paolo and Laxmipur legislator  Jhina Hikaka got delayed with the rebels on Wednesday placing new demands for freeing the  foreigner while not naming anybody to mediate on the BJD leader. “The state government has received some additional demands from the mediators appointed by the Maoists with regard to

The 10th exam will continue from 17th april as decided by SSC board

Dry fish processing centre to be set up in Paradip at cost of Rs 10 cores

As local dry fish traders are producing unhygienic dry fish by preserving on chemical process so its consumption is dangerous to human health as a preservative used in dry fish is highly toxic. Realizing it, fishery department has planned to set up modern dry fish processing centre in Paradip to procure hygienic dry fish in

Strike by nurses for regular jobs hits healthcare in state

Healthcare services were partially affected in government hospitals, mainly in the three government-run medical colleges, on Tuesday with contractual nursing staff across the state going on mass leave. They congregated in Bhubaneswar and took out a protest rally demanding regular appointment. Sources said routine indoor services were affected in all three medical colleges though they

Man held for duping jobless youth at Bargarh

A man named Satya Prakash Pradhan was arrested by police, for duping over 40 unemployed youth of lakhs of rupees and luring them by promising jobs, on 21st march. According to sources, Pradhan who claimed to be an employee of Global Force Company promised jobs of ATM security guard to unemployed youths from Barpali, Paikmal,

Ex-Jyoti Vihar VC alleges plagiarism in PhD thesis

Former Sambalpur University  vice-chancellor  Arun Pujari has accused varsity students of reproducing the same thesis for obtaining PhD batch after batch by making minor changes only. Enraged with the allegation of plagiarism, university teachers have taken up the matter with VC Bishnu Barik and resolved not to associate Pujari with any academic activities of the

Sambalpur sizzles at over 40 degree Celsius

With the temperature crossing the 40-degree-Celsius mark in March, normal life – over the last few days – has become unbearable here and the adjoining areas. The streets are empty in the afternoon as people prefer staying indoors to avoid the unbearable heat. Even as environmentalists warn of the drastic effects of climatic change, local

Odisha Government discusses ash disposal plans with NALCO

Appreciating the criticality of ash disposal from NALCO’s Captive Power Plant at Angul, Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister of Forests & Environment, Govt. of Odisha, held a meeting with Shri B.L. Bagra, CMD, NALCO, on Monday evening. Shri Mishra appraised the plans prepared by NALCO and advised to evacuate maximum quantity of ash from its