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Odisha’s 15 police personnel awarded President’s police medals

15 police personnel from the state have been awarded police medals on the occasion of the Independence Day this year.  From President’s Police Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to Pradeep Kapur, Additional Director General Of Police , HRPC, Cuttack.

Police Medals for Meritorious Service have been awarded to 12 Odisha Poilce personnel. They are namely  1. Shri  Gagan Bihari Kar, Deputy Superintendent Of Police, Bhandrak,   2. Shri  Pravat Chandra Routray, S.D.P.O, O/O S.D.P.O Ghatgaon, Keonjhar, 3 Shri  Bijaya Prakash Baboo, Assistant Commandant, Ir Bn Koraput, 4. Shri  Lochan Pasayat, Assistant Commandant, SOG, BBSR, 5. Shri  Rabindra Nath Satapathy, Inspector Of Police, Chandrasekharpur PS, BBSR UPD, 6. Shri  Nityananda Jena, Inspector, Spl. Branch HDQRS. BBSR, 7. Shri  Bibhuti Bhushan Rout, Inspector Of Police Vigilance, O/O SP Vigilance, Cuttack Division, Cuttack, 8. Shri  k. Benugopal Acharya, Inspector Of Police Vigilance, O/O SP Vigilance, Cuttack Division, Cuttack,  9. Shri  Subhash Chandra Bhatta, Sub Inspector Of Police, Pahal OP, Balianta PS BBSR UPD, 10. Shri  Kapileswar Das, Assistant Sub Inspector Of Police Vigilance, Vigilance, Directorate, Buxibazar, Cuttack , 11. Shri  Satrughan Behera, Havildar, Jagatsinghpur, 12. Shri  Rajendra Kumar Swain, Driver Havildar, Vigilance Sambalpur Division, Sambalpur.

President’s Correctional Service Medal for Distinguished Service awarded to Shri Sitanshu Kumar Deb, Jailor, Baripada circle Jail and Correctional Service Medal for Meritorious Service to Shri Tapan Kumar Mohanty, Warder, Baripada Circle Jail.

Several other Odia who are working under central government also selected to get this prestigious medal. They are namely Shri  Sankarsan Rout, Junior Intellignece Officer, Grade-I/G, Bhubaneswar, Ministry of Home Affairs got president’s police medal for distinguished service Independence day-2012, Khiroda Kumar  Lenka got, Head Constable, CRPF got Police Medal For Gallantry and others.

It should be noted that President’s Police Medals for Gallantry have been awarded to 13 personnel, Police Medals for Gallantry to 113 personnel, President’s Police Medals for Distinguished service to 84 personnel and Police Medals for Meritorious Service have been awarded to 682 personnel.

28 personnel on the occasion of Independence Day, 2012 have also been awarded including  President’s Correctional Service Medals for Distinguished Service to  Three  personnel and Correctional Service Medals for Meritorious Service to  25  personnel.

Odisha Government to launch emergency ambulance service

Odisha Government to launch twenty four hours pre- hospital emergency medical service (Ambulance) in the state. On this regard the state Health and Family Welfare department  sign a MoU today dated on August 1.

The MoU  signed on the presence of the state Health & Family Welfare minister Prasanna Achrya, Pradipta Mohapatra, Secretary Health & Family Welfare and Project Director NRHM, Pramod Kumar Meherda.

This facility covering fifteen districts-Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Ganjam, Rayagada and Koraput.

This ambulance services will facilitate, reduction of maternal and child mortality as well as deaths and disabilities providing medical attention within stipulated time.

Indian Forest Officer released on bail

Senior Indian Forest Service officer Surendra Prasad MohapatraSenior Indian Forest Service officer Surendra Prasad Mohapatra, arrested by Pennsylvania police and charged with indecent assault after a woman hotel worker complained against him, has been released on bail.

Mohapatra will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on August 1 in a Pennsylvania court. Sources told PTI that Mohapatra was released on bail on Friday and came to the city where he visited officials at the Indian Consulate on Monday.

Officials at the Consulate have been in constant touch with Mohapatra ever since he was arrested by the police in Pennsylvania’s Matamoras town on July 24 after a woman staff worker at the hotel where he was staying accused him of “sexual assault.” Sources said Mohapatra denies any wrongdoing.

India’s ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao, who was in the city to attend an event, said the matter is being investigated and did not make any further comment on the case.

The Consulate officials have been working on getting legal assistance to Mohapatra as well as sorting out the bail modalities. They are also making arrangements for his stay in the US while he fights his case in court.

Mohapatra is unlikely to get any diplomatic immunity as he does not have a diplomatic passport but an official one, the sources added.

Mohapatra was arraigned in a Pennsylvania court on July 25 and faces charges of indecent assault and false imprisonment. He had been arrested at the Pike County correctional facility in Pennsylvania.

A bail amount of $ 35,000 had been set for Mohapatra. He is scheduled to appear again in court before Magisterial District Justice Deborah Fischer for his preliminary hearing on August 1.

Mohapatra, who is said to be a 1985-batch IFS officer, was part of a group of 30 Indian officers visiting the US for a mid-career training programme at the Syracuse University in New York.

The incident is reported to have happened on late Tuesday night last week when Mohapatra had a problem with the internet connection in his hotel room and had asked the reception for help.

A woman came to his room but was unable to fix it and left. The police turned up about two hours later and arrested Mohapatra after the woman filed a complaint.

Mohapatra is the regional chief conservator of forests at Sambalpur in Odisha.

East Coast Railway effects major change in train timing from 1st July

East Coast RailwayThe timings of twenty one numbers of trains have been changed and differed from the earlier scheduled time at different stations in East Coast Railway jurisdiction WITH EFFECT FROM 1st July 2012. 

01.22811 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 11.20hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 11.30hrs. This train will arrive Cuttack at 11.47hrs and will leave at 11.49hrs.

02.12819 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Odisha Sampark Kranti Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 15.25hrs instead of it’s existing schedule departure at 15.40hrs. The timings of this train at Cuttack and Jajpur Keonjhar Road have been changed.

03.The timings of 12801 Puri-New Delhi Purusottam Express has been differed at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Jajpur Keonjhar Road.

04.12074 Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Satabdi Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 06.00hrs instead it’s existing scheduled departure at 06.20hrs. The timings of this train at Cuttack, Jajpur Keonjhar Road and Bhadrak has been changed.

05.12278 Puri-Howrah Duronto Express will leave Puri at 06.15hrs instead of its existing schedule departure at 06.20hrs.

06.22202 Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express will leave Puri at 19.45hrs instead of its existing schedule departure at 19.50hrs.

07.18410 Puri-Howrah Sri Jagannath Express will leave Puri at 22.30hrs instead of its existing scheduled departure at 22.50hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur Keonjhar Road and Bhadrak has been changed.

08.18449 Puri-Patna Baidyanathdham Express, 15639 Puri-Guwahati Express and 18419 Puri-Darbhanga Express will leave Puri at 13.45hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 14.05hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Jajpur Keonjhar Road has been changed.

09.18416 Puri-Banspani Express and 18414 Puri-Paradeep Express will leave Puri at 06.30hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 06.00hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have been changed.

10.12584 Puri-Valsad Express will leave Puri at 05.00hrs instead of its existing schedule departure at 05.25hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road and Bhubaneswar have been accelerated.

11.18425 Puri-Durg Express will leave Puri at 17.15hrs instead of its existing schedule time at 17.45hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have been accelerated.

12.18304 Puri-Sambalpur Inter City Express will leave Puri at 15.25hrs instead of it’s existing schedule departure at 15.45hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road and Bhubaneswar have been accelerated.

13.18108 Koraput-Rourkela Express will leave Koraput at 16.30hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 17.00hrs. The timings of this train has been changed at Rayagada.

14.18006 Koraput-Howrah Samaleswari Express will leave Koraput at 07.00hrs instead of it’s existing schedule departure at 06.45hrs. The timings of this train at Sambalpur have been accelerated.

15.18448 Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express will leave Jagadalpur at 14.30hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 15.30hrs. The timings of this train at Koraput & Rayagada have been accelerated and changed at Vizianagaram and Brahmapur.

16.17479 Puri-Tirupati Express will leave Puri at 12.25hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 13.00hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road and Brahmapur have been accelerated.

17.18411 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Inter City Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 07.00hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 06.35hrs. The timings of this train have been changed at Khurda Road, Brahmapur and Vizianagaram.

18.18463 Bhubaneswar-Bangalore Prashanti Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 05.30hrs instead of it’s existing scheduled departure at 05.45hrs. The timings of this train at Khurda Road, Brahmapur and Vizianagaram have been accelerated.

However, 18410 Puri-Howrah Jagannath Express passing through Bhubaneswar Station and 12801 Puri-New Delhi Purusottam Express passing through Cuttack Station after midnight will now pass before midnight respectively as per the new Time Table. Therefore, the date of journey of Howrah bound Jagannath Express from Bhubaneswar & New Delhi bound Purusottam Express from Cuttack will be same as in the originating stations. 

EXTENSION OF TRAINS:

18005/18006 Howrah-Koraput-Howrah Samaleswari Express will be extended to Jagadalpur, 18418/18417 Bhubaneswar-Jharsuguda-Bhubaneswar Rajyarani Express will be extended to Rourkela and 58207/58208 Raipur-Kesinga-Raipur passenger will be extended to Bhawanipatna. THE DATE OF EXTENSION OF THESE TRAINS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN DUE COURSE.

INCREASE IN FREQUENCY:

22603/22604 Kharagpur-Villupuram-Kharagpur Express will run twice a week instead of once in a week i.e. on every Wednesday & Friday from Kharagpur and on every Monday & Wednesday from Villupuram from 1st July 2012.

NEW TRAINS:

It has been decided to introduce Shalimar-Chennai-Shalimar weekly superfast w.e.f. 3rd July 2012 from Shalimar and w.e.f. 5th July from Chennai. 22825 Shalimar-Chennai weekly Super Fast Express will leave Shalimar on every Tuesday at 12.20hrs and will arrive at Chennai at 17.00hrs on the next day. In the return direction, 22826 Chennai-Shalimar weekly Super Fast Express will leave Chennai on every Thursday at 16.15hrs and will arrive at Shalimar at 21.30hrs on the next day. This train has One AC-2 tier, 02 AC-3 tiers, 09 Sleeper Classes, 04 General Second Class Coaches and 02 Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppage at Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam in East Coast Railway jurisdiction between Shalimar & Chennai.

Apart from this, One new weekly super fast train between Visakhapatnam & Chennai, One new weekly super fast train between Visakhapatnam & Sai Nagar Shirdi, One new weekly super fast train between Visakhapatnam & Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), One new weekly Garib Rath express train between Puri & Yesvantpur, One new weekly super fast train between Puri & Chennai, One new weekly super fast train between Bhubaneswar & Tirupati, One new daily link express train between Bhubaneswar & Bhawanipatna via Vizianagaram, One new passenger train between Gunupur & Palasa, One new weekly AC express train between Secunderabad & Shalimar, One new weekly express train between Puri & Bikaner, One new tri-weekly express train between Durg & Jagadalpur, One new weekly super fast train between Asansol & Chennai via Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Vizianagaram have also been included in the new Time Table. Introduction of these new trains will be notified in due course.

Odisha Government cannot afford to feed a peon

Claiming that the Congress led UPA government at the Centre had funded about Rs 2 lakh crore under different schemes to the BJD government in Odisha, AICC General Secretary Jagdish Tytler today said he would soon bring out a booklet in this regard.

“The Government of India have funded Rs 2 lakh crore for implementation of various welfare schemes during the last 12 years to the BJD government. If the Centre stops funding, Odisha government cannot afford to feed a peon,” Tytler told reporters after addressing a party workers meeting here in the western parts of the state.

Various plans named after Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and others by the central government, were being changed by the Odisha government, he alleged adding that the booklet on Centre’s funding to the state would be released in next 45 days.

Warning leaders and workers against infighting in the party, Congress leader said that the party could easily stage a come back to power if it worked unitedly and expose the BJD government.

 Referring to recent political development in the state, Titler said the BJD government would automatically be dethroned as its own people have started exposing the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Asking Congress people to take benefits of the situation, Tytler said that the party workers and leaders must work together in order to oust the BJD government.