Politics Hots Up In Odisha Over Credit For Srimandir Development

Puri: Amid emphasis on a fundraising drive for Puri Jagannath temple within the strains of Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan, politics has sizzling up in Odisha over taking credit score for the event of the Twelfth-century shrine.
On February 27, three resolutions had been handed within the State Assembly beneath the heritage hall improvement mission for Puri Lord Jagannath Temple and one among them was assortment of funds from devotees world wide.
A day later, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan donated Rs 1 lakh from his wage for the event of the temple and in addition urged others to come back ahead for the noble trigger.
On Friday, Pradhan additionally shot a letter to Puri Gajapati in search of his steering and management in launching a large fundraising drive for the temple from individuals world wide within the strains of Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan for Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
In his letter, the union minister has additionally assured each sort of authorized help from the Centre too. He requested the Gajapati to behave as a bridge between the Centre and State for a easy realisation of the formidable drive.
Responding to Pradhan’s options, Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday asserted that he together with the temple administration will take each attainable step for the all-round improvement of Lord Jagannath temple.
State Law Minister Pratap Jena additionally wasted little time in presenting Odisha authorities’s help in direction of the matter.
Sevayats of Srimandir and the frequent man have welcomed the efforts from the varied quarters for the event of the temple.
Senior servitor Souyendra Muduli stated, it isn’t simply the duty of the Gajapati however sevaks, devotees, and different individuals from all world wide should voluntarily step in for the trigger.
“It is probably what Lord Jagannath himself wants. That is why we are witnessing such massive developments on all fronts of Srimandir,” stated Muduli.
Meanwhile, Dharmendra’s letter to Gajapati has created a whirlwind of speculations in State politics.
Congress State president Niranjan Patnaik stated regardless that the options on fundraising for Srimandir improvement is a welcome step, it is vitally unlucky to see that matter of great significance be it the Rath Yatra, Puri Temple, points like this are being politicised.
Pinaki Mishra, Puri MP and senior BJD chief, stated Odisha authorities is urging all to not politicise any matter pertaining to Puri Jagannath Temple. People from all walks of life and chopping throughout social gathering strains are welcomed to take the proposal of Samarpan Nidhi Abhiyan ahead.

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Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan For Srimandir: Puri King Replies To Union Minister Pradhan, Assures For All-Round Development Of Jagannath Temple

Bhubaneswar: Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb on Saturday, whereas replying to a letter of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, assured to take each doable step for the all-round improvement of Puri Shreemandira and Shreekshetra.
“Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannatha is the Divine source of inspiration guiding and comprehensively influencing the lives of countless devotees around the world. For Odisha and Odia people, in particular, it has been the dedication and devotion at the Lotus Feet of Shri Mahaprabhu, that has been the real cause for peace, prosperity and glory down the centuries. The Lord alone has been the greatest unifying and motivating factor for our people. History reveals that our State with its resources was dedicated at the Lotus Feet of the Lord and the affairs of the Lord had the top-most priority in the affairs of the State,” mentioned the Puri King.
“By the grace of Shi Jagannatha Mahaprabhu, the State government has initiated Shreemandira Parikrama and several other development projects with the objective of transforming Shri Jagannathadhama Puri into one of the foremost religious, spiritual centres of the world. This is indeed most appropriate since Mahaprabhu Shri Jagannatha is the God Supreme worshipped in various names and forms in all the religions of the world and according to sacred scriptures, Shree Purushattama-kshetra Puri is His Eternal Divine Abode on this planet. As you have rightly stated, this historical undertaking will require the wholehearted support of both the State and Central Government as well as devotes in Odisha and around the world. I have no doubt that this will be possible since as our history has shown, there can be no greater unifying and rallying force than the call to serve the Lord Supreme,” he added.
He additional mentioned, “While expressing my gratitude for your valuable suggestion and support, I wish to assure you on behalf of Shri Jagannatha Temple Managing Committee as well as myself personally, that we will sincerely take every possible step for the all-round development of Shreemandira and Shreekshetra in the interest of countless devotees around the world and for reviving the pristine glory of our ancient cultural heritage.”
It is to be famous right here that the Union Minister had written a letter to the Puri Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb requesting him to launch and lead a fundraising drive for Srimandir within the strains of Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan for Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

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Odisha: Crime Branch Probe Demanded Into Death Of Python In Bhubaneswar | OTV News

Bhubaneswar: The demise of an grownup python as a consequence of cruelty throughout a ‘rescue operation’ within the Dampada vary of the Chandka forest on the outskirts of the State capital, has invited sharp response from animal activists who demanded rapid motion in opposition to the perpetrators.
The General Secretary of Snake Helpline, a number one reptile rescue physique, Subhendhu Mallik has urged the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Crime Branch to convey all these chargeable for the killing of the hapless snake contained in the forest vary on the pretext of rescuing it.
In his letter to the ADGP, Mallik talked about it was pointless to rescue the python which was nicely contained in the restricted areas of the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary.
Narrating the incident Mallik mentioned on Friday locals close to the Chandaka-Damapada wildlife sanctuary noticed a ten toes lengthy Indian python contained in the restricted space of the forest and knowledgeable the forest division to rescue the snake.
The python was motionless because it had gulped down an animal. Few locals jumped on the spot and tried to seize the python.
As per sources, two forest watchers from the Damapada forest vary reached the spot to rescue the Python as no officers from the division was current on the workplace.
By the time the forest watchers reached the spot, locals had dragged the ten ft lengthy reptile on the bottom from the forest to the village on the outskirts of the forest.
Mallik additionally alleged that the reckless watchers stood over the struggling Python with a purpose to management its motion and tied the neck and the physique with some creepers, inflicting demise of the reptile by suffocation.
This occasion of cruelty to animals comes shut on the hills of such an incident that was reported in Buguda in Ganjam the place locals tied up a leopard after capturing in a rescue operation. The leopard died afterwards.

Youth From Odisha Drown To Death In Gujarat While Taking Bath

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Balasore: In an unlucky incident, a youth of Bartana village beneath Soro police limits in Balasore district of Odisha has allegedly drowned in a canal in Gujarat.
The deceased has been recognized as Purnachandra, son of Shambhunath Nayak of the village.
According to studies, Purnachandra was working as a labourer in a tiles firm at Lagjipur Road in Gujarat.
He went to wash in a close-by canal on March 2 the place he slipped off and drowned to demise.
Thereafter, the fireplace fighters arrived on the spot and recovered the physique.
Later ,the native police of Gujarat despatched the physique to his hometown after the put up mortem.
The locals have demanded authorities compensation for the deceased’s household.

Botched cashew nut public sale: Mohana BDO faces suspension axe

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BERHAMPUR: The State authorities on Friday suspended Mohana block improvement officer (BDO) Bansidhar Khosla for his involvement in promoting seized cashew nut at throwaway costs by public public sale.After a legal case was registered in opposition to him at Mohana police station in Gajapati district, Khosla was positioned beneath suspension. Earlier, a sub-inspector (SI) of Adaba police station was suspended within the case.

The BDO and 6 others landed in bother after a case was filed in opposition to them for allegedly promoting large portions of seized cashew nuts at low costs by defective public public sale. In August final yr, Adaba police had seized a truck loaded with 17 tonne cashew nuts and three.5 quintal ganja close to Mandimera village. Two individuals have been arrested on this connection. 

After the case got here up for listening to earlier than the Civil Judge, Mohana, the courtroom directed to promote the seized cashew nuts by public public sale. SI Alok Ranjan Jagdal, the investigating officer of the case, submitted a report within the courtroom stating that the uncooked cashew nut inventory was offered for Rs 14 lakh in presence of BDO Khosla, provide inspector Shankar Behera and in-charge IIC Tapan Kumar Pati. 

However in November, the courtroom doubted veracity of Jagdal’s declare and directed the police to re-investigate the case and submit a report. Following the courtroom’s order, the Gajapati SP entrusted ASP Sitaram Satpathy to probe the case. During investigation, it was discovered {that a} whole of 17 tonne cashew nut price Rs 64 lakh was seized from the truck.

The officers involved ignored the norms whereas conducting the general public public sale and offered the seized objects at costs lower than the market worth in connivance with some merchants and carried out the public sale in an unlawful method, Satpathy’s report acknowledged. Basing on the report, Jagdal was suspended for gross misconduct whereas a case was filed in opposition to BDO Khosla, IIC Pati, provide inspector Behera, cashew dealer Okay Rabi Kumar and the motive force of the truck B Mohan Rao.  

VHP seeks arrest of man for ‘insulting’ Hindus

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JAJPUR:  Activists of Jajpur Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal (BD) met SP Rahul P R at Panikoili on Friday demanding the arrest of a person for making anti-Hindu posts on social media platforms. 

The outfits submitted a memorandum making allegations in opposition to Manoranjan Jena of Badachana for posting obscene and derogatory remarks about Hindu gods and goddesses, group and sophistication on his social media accounts, with an intention to ‘hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus’.

The incident led to a public protest within the space, prompting the activists to lodge a grievance with Badachana police on Tuesday. “Even after three days of filing the complaint, Jena has not been arrested. This compelled us to meet the SP to demand immediate action against the perpetrator,” stated Kalpataru Panda, a VHP activist, including that they’ve obtained his assurance on the identical. 

69th Senior National Volleyball (M &W) Championship Inaugurated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The 69th Senior National Volleyball (Men & Women) Championship 2020-21 has been inaugurated at the Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium, KIIT Deemed to be University on March 5, 2021.
Tusharkanti Behera, Minister Sports & Youth Services and Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of Odisha joined as Chief Guest  within the inaugural ceremony whereas Anil Choudhary, Secretary General, Volleyball Federation of India (VFI); Rathin Ray Choudhury, Sr. Vice President, VFI and Chairman, Control Committee; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Hon’ble MP, Kandhamal; President, VFI and Founder, KIIT & KISS; Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Organizing President and Pro-VC, KIIT Deemed to be University, Prof H. Okay. Mohanty, VC, KIIT DU joined as company and graced the event.

Dr. A. Samanta, Presided over the Inaugural Ceremony whereas Dr. Gaganendu Dash, Secretary Organizing Committee, Associate Jt. Secy., VFI, Honorary General Secretary, Odisha Volleyball Association and Director, Sports, KIIT and KISS gave vote of thanks.
On the event of legend Biju Patnaik’s one hundred and fifth beginning anniversary, the inaugural ceremony was held after giving floral tribute to late Biju Babu. Among others, Presidents and common secretaries of states and UTs volley ball associations have been additionally current within the inaugural ceremony.

For the primary time within the historical past of Indian volleyball, Odisha as a state hosted the senior nationwide championship consecutively after efficiently conducting the 68th Senior National Volleyball (M&W) Championship final yr.
Also for the primary time all of the matches can be performed in Indoor courts with stay streaming. All the matches can be performed at Biju Patnaik Indoor Stadium as per COVID tips of Govt. of Odisha.

Odisha as a state has been allotted 4 Volleyball National Championship – thirty sixth Junior National Volley ball Championship 2009, forty first National Sub Junior Volley ball Championship 2019, 68th Senior National Volleyball (M&W)Championship 2019-20 and the forthcoming 69th Senior National Volleyball (M&W) Championship 2020-21.
All the 4 tournaments have been performed at KIIT premises. More than 1200 Men & Women volleyball gamers from28 states and eight union territories are collaborating on this National Championship. For the primary time the union territory Ladakh crew have been collaborating with correct permission from President, VFI.

Many Arjuna Awardee in addition to worldwide & nationwide gamers can be collaborating on this championship. The Indian Volleyball crew for the upcoming Asian Championship and different worldwide meets can be chosen by this championship. The choice committee for the Indian Volleyball Men Team consists of Shri. G.E. Sridharan,  Dronacharya Awardee, Arjuna Awardee & Present Coach of Indian Volleyball Team; Dr. Dalel Singh, Arjuna Awardee and Shri Jagir Singh Randhawa.

The choice committee for the Indian Volley ball Women Team consists of Shri Ajay Jangra from SAI, Shri. Daljeet Singh, and Ms. Vaishali Phadtare, Present Coach of Indian Volleyball Team. Shri Prakash Roy and Shri A. Ramana Rao, Dronacharya Awardee & Arjuna Awardee would be the coordinator of each the choice committees. The inaugural match was held between Odisha and Madhya Pradesh in Men’s Category and Odisha Vs. Rajasthan in Women’s Category.

DRDO Test Fires Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet At Chandipur In Odisha | OTV News

Bhubaneswar: In yet one more milestone, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday efficiently carried out a flight demonstration primarily based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) know-how from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
“All the subsystems, including the booster motor and nozzle-less motor, performed as expected. During the test, many new technologies were proven, including Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology,” an official assertion learn.

DRDO efficiently carried out flight take a look at of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology at this time at round 1030 hrs from ITR Chandipur. All the subsystems together with the bottom booster motor carried out as per expectation. #AtmaNirbharBharat@SpokespersonMoD @adgpi @rajnathsingh pic.twitter.com/japob7kI8t
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) March 5, 2021

With at this time’s achievement and profitable demonstration of Solid Fuel primarily based Ducted Ramjet know-how has offered DRDO with a technological benefit which is able to allow it to develop lengthy vary air-to-air missiles.
Such know-how is on the market solely with a handful of nations on the earth. During the take a look at, air launch situation was simulated utilizing a booster motor. Subsequently, the nozzle-less booster accelerated it to the required Mach quantity for Ramjet operation.
The efficiency of the missile was monitored utilizing the info captured by Electro Optical, Radar and Telemetry devices deployed by ITR and confirmed profitable demonstration of the mission targets.
The launch was monitored by senior scientists of varied DRDO labs, together with Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Research Centre Imarat (RCI) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory(HEMRL).
(With PIB Inputs)

Spooked by forest hearth, bear enters human settlement

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BARIPADA: Scared by the fireplace in Tinkosia reserve forest, a wild bear entered the close by human settlements leaving villagers of Nilagiri panic-struck on Thursday. The animal was noticed on the highway between Kaptipada and Nilagiri and later moved in direction of the forest.

Though the bear harmed nobody, locals demanded that extra personnel be engaged to maintain a watch on its motion as a result of forest fires. It is the man-made hearth in Nilagiri vary that has develop into a priority for Forest officers who’re holding a watch. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Balasore Biswaraj Panda mentioned a number of delicate factors together with Kendukhunta forest near Raibania police station in Jaleswar vary, Jharanaghati in Kuldiha vary, Tinkosia in Sojanagarh part in Nilagiri vary, and areas in Soro and Kupari are below fixed monitoring.

To mitigate the fireplace, the division has fashioned 45 hearth squads with enough automobiles moreover taking help from Vana Suraksha Samiti in these localities. Awareness camps for forest dwellers are being held with help of ward members and panchayat representatives. Moreover, Odisha Forest Monitoring system has uploaded the precise areas of the fireplace factors which helps deal with the state of affairs, added Panda. Range Officer of Nilagiri Munawar Khan mentioned the division extinguished fires in three locations together with the one at Tinkosia and one other at Naranpur on Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, with round 86 hearth factors in 20 beats below Similipal North Division, the division has managed hearth at a number of factors. The fast unfold of such fires has been attributed to sudden spike in day temperature of as much as 7 diploma Celsius within the tiger reserve. The division has engaged greater than 70 forest personnel over seven ranges moreover availing the help of locals to take care of the state of affairs.   Regional Chief Conservator of Forest (RCCF), Baripada Yogajayanand mentioned that out of 399 factors, solely few have reported a fireplace state of affairs, including that the division is attempting its finest to maintain them at test.  

MSME Trade Fair 2021 to be held from March 5 to March 9 in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The MSME Trade Fair 2021 to be organised from March 5 to March 9 on the IDCO exhibition floor, Unit III in Bhubaneswar in Odisha. This was intimated by the Minister of State for Industries and MSME Dibya Shankar Mishra in a presser on Thursday.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to inaugurate the truthful. Due to Covid 19 pandemic, there might be no worldwide participation. Different PSUs of nationwide and state stage are collaborating this 12 months. Women entrepreneurs and Mission Shakti teams, Start-ups and the Food processing models are the focal sectors for this 12 months’s truthful.
Keeping in view the potential contribution of Mission Shakti teams in socio financial growth of the state, particular emphasis is being given for upgrading their members into profitable entrepreneurs. A MoU on this regard has been signed between the MSME Department and Mission Shakti.
In the truthful there might be 5 hangers with capability of 60 stalls every, out of which 4 hangers might be devoted for Startups, Food processing models, Mission Shakti, PSUs respectively and the remaining one might be for basic goal. An open platform for demonstration of machineries and new know-how has been arrange.

Bus Fares enhance throughout Odisha, Check Details Here

Bhubaneswar: The bus fares throughout Odisha have been elevated. The new fare will likely be relevant from at the moment, knowledgeable the General Secretary Of All Odisha Bus Owners Association (AOBOA), Debendra Kumar Sahoo on Thursday.
The bus fare elevated by Automatic mechanism.
The new tariff slab for bus tickets throughout numerous classes is as follows:
Ordinary Fare- elevated @ 5 paise per km. That means elevated from 80 paise to 85 paise per km.
Express Fare- elevated @ 5 paise per km. That means elevated from 84 paise to 89 paise per km.
Deluxe Fare- elevated @ 10 paise per km. That means elevated from Rs.1.11 paise to Rs.1.21 paise per km.
C. Deluxe Fare- elevated @ 10 paise per km. That means elevated from Rs.1.39 paise to Rs.1.49 paise per km.
Super Premium Fare elevated @ 15 paise per km. That means elevated from Rs.2.17 paise to Rs.2.32 paise per km.

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Ease of Living Index 2020: Bhubaneswar Secures 2nd Rank Among Cities With Less Than 1 Million Population

Bhubaneswar: The Smart City of Bhubaneswar has been positioned in second rank within the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 which had been introduced on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar has ranked within the second place among the many cities having lower than 1,000,000 inhabitants. With a complete rating of 60.90 factors, Shimla secured the highest place.
With a complete rating of 59.85, the Smart City of Bhubaneswar has been positioned within the second place, adopted by Silvassa (58.43) within the third spot.
Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs introduced the discharge of the ultimate rankings of Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020 and the Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020 as we speak in a web based occasion.
The rankings beneath Ease of Living Index 2020 had been introduced for cities with a inhabitants of greater than 1,000,000, and cities with lower than 1,000,000 individuals. 111 cities participated within the evaluation train that was carried out in 2020.
As per a PIB report, the evaluation categorises them into Million+ populated cities (these with a inhabitants of greater than 1,000,000) and Less than Million populated cites (these with a inhabitants of lower than 1,000,000) together with all of the cities beneath the Smart Cities Program.
The Ease of Living Index (EoLI) is an evaluation instrument that evaluates the standard of life and the impression of assorted initiatives for city growth. It gives a complete understanding of collaborating cities throughout India primarily based on high quality of life, economic-ability of a metropolis, and its sustainability and resilience. The evaluation additionally incorporates the residents’ view on the providers offered by metropolis administration by a Citizen Perception Survey.
The Municipal Performance Index (MPI) was launched as an accompaniment to the Ease of Living Index. It seeks to look at native authorities follow in municipalities throughout areas of providers, finance, coverage, expertise and governance. It seeks to simplify and consider the complexities in native governance follow and promote the ethos of transparency and accountability, an official assertion learn.
(With PIB Inputs)

Odisha to get six new planetariums

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BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday introduced organising of six extra planetariums within the State and science centre in every of the 30 districts with an funding of Rs 100 crore.

Naveen made this announcement whereas laying the inspiration of a planetarium at Rayagada and a district science centre at Jeypore in Koraput district by video-conferencing. Besides, it has been determined to develop the Pathani Samanta Planetarium in Bhubaneswar right into a 3-D planetarium. 

The Chief Minister stated if humanity has reached the head of civilisation as we speak, it is because of science. Noting that science and growth are two sides of the identical coin, he stated the State is progressing in the direction of information economic system by way of science and know-how. He referred to as upon college students to nourish a scientific temperament to develop in life.    

The State authorities is taking quite a lot of steps to encourage college students to point out extra curiosity in the direction of science, data know-how, engineering and arithmetic, he stated. Participating within the basis laying ceremony at Rayagada, Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes Minister Jagannath Saraka stated the proposed planetarium will promote scientific mood amongst college students.

Thanking the Chief Minister for organising a science centre at Jeypore, Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian stated it’s excellent news for Koraput district. The centre will generate curiosity amongst college students about science, she added. After Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur has the second planetarium of the State. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister in 2017.

Highlighting the measures taken by the federal government below the management of the CM to advertise science within the State, Science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda stated the locations the place the planetariums will come up embrace Baripada, Keonjhar, Gopalpur and Jeypore.

Elephant demise axe on forest ranger in Odisha

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SAMBALPUR: Facing warmth over rising variety of elephant deaths, the State authorities has positioned below suspension the Sambalpur Sadar forest vary officer for negligence in offering safety to the jumbos.

Divisional forest officer (DFO) of Sambalpur Sanjeet Kumar mentioned vary officer Gourishankar Das was positioned below suspension as per the federal government’s order and has been instantly connected with the workplace of Regional Chief Conservator of Forests (RCCF).

The authorities had sought a report on the demise of elephants in sadar forest vary within the earlier years. Basing on the stories of the DFO, RCCF and PCCF, the federal government determined to droop the ranger. 

Das was discovered neglecting his duties which led to a excessive variety of elephant deaths reported in final two years from 2019 to 2021. During 2019-20, two elephant deaths have been reported within the vary.

On November 15, 2019, a male elephant died as a consequence of electrocution at Bhimkhoj. Similarly, one other elephant was discovered lifeless at Basiapara Birsinhgarh reserve forest in March final 12 months.

In 2020-21, 4 elephant deaths have been reported in the identical vary inside a span of round two months. Official sources mentioned on November 30 final 12 months, a male elephant died as a consequence of electrocution at Jaduloising beat of Basiapara.

This aside, an elephant was killed after being hit by Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Intercity Express close to Gargadbahal village between Jujumura and Hatibari on December 6, 2020. 

On December 21 final 12 months, a 12-year-old elephant was run over by Puri-Surat Express close to Hatibari station in Sambalpur forest division.  A feminine elephant additionally died after coming in touch with a reside wire in a farmland close to Kansar on January 21 this 12 months. 

3 schoolgirls injured in honey bee assault in Sambalpur dist of Odisha

Kuchinda: Three lady college students have been critically injured after they have been attacked by honey bees on their approach to the college in Sambalpur district of Odisha on Wednesday.
The victims are two Class X college students from Bauriguda village and one other Class X pupil from Pandarikata village below Kuchinda block. All three are college students of Paruabhadi High School.
As per stories, the honey bees attacked the three mates after they have been on their approach to college right now morning. Hearing their screams, locals rescued them. They have been rushed to Kuchinda neighborhood well being centre in a 108 Ambulance.
After preliminary therapy, their situation is secure, sources stated.

Border Row: Odisha Pulls Out All The Stops To Safeguard Territory | OTV News

Bhubaneswar: Amid mounting strain and accusations from all quarters over the accelerating border disputes with neighbouring States, the Odisha authorities appears to have gotten into motion mode and placed on alert the collectors of 14 districts that share borders with different states.
State Revenue Department Principal Secretary Bishnupada Sethi has requested the Collectors of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam to take up annual verification of boundary stones within the border villages.
Terming the annual verification of boundary stones, particularly in these villages sharing boundary with neighbouring states as an essential part of income administration, Sethi mentioned, “It appears that no such annual verification is being taken up as a result of which disputes arise.”
“Henceforth annual verification of boundary stones shall be taken up meticulously and if any stone is missing, steps shall be taken by concerned Tehsildar to fix the stone(s),” Sethi added.
The Principal Secretary has additionally directed the collectors of those districts to submit fortnightly confidential report (FCR) on the boundary villages.
He mentioned the income division has not acquired the report which ought to embody progress of implementation of various schemes and any uncommon occasion like developmental works taken up by different state Government in our territory.
“Since border villages are sensitive in connection with possible interference of neighbouring states, I would advise you to submit FCR to this Department every fortnight,” he added.
Meanwhile, the State authorities has determined to take authorized opinion from former Supreme Court Judge, Justice AK Pattanaik on the Kotia challenge.
The income division Principal Secretary has requested Koraput Collector to proceed to New Delhi with all related information and data for briefing Justice AK Pattanaik on Kotia challenge. The Collector has been requested to request Additional Government Advocate Suman Pattanayak to accompany him.
Recently, whereas talking on the Kotia challenge, State Revenue Minister Sudam Marndi had mentioned, “Unauthorised possession of territory by neighbouring states will not be tolerated. We are looking into the border disputes with Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh and making all efforts to resolve it.”
Despite the federal government’s precautionary measures, quite a few situations of border dispute proceed to floor from totally different components of the State. Denua village in Mayurbhanj district positioned on the Odisha-Jharkhand border and Nuamalpada in Nuapada on Chhattisgarh border have come up as the newest episodes within the collection of unabated border dispute circumstances of Odisha with different neighbouring States.
Border dispute additionally continues in 9 villages of Jaleswar in Balasore and 13 villages on the opposite aspect in West Bengal. Recently, administrative officers of each states put in boundary poles at 42 locations.
“We have come for demarcation of boundary in Subarnarekha area on Odisha-West Bengal border,” mentioned a income official of West Bengal.
Dilip Chand, RI, Odisha mentioned, “The officials of West Bengal are rechecking whether the pillars are erected at the right place. We will also visit the neighbouring state and examine the boundary. The inspection work is being undertaken in a phased manner.”
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

Odisha: Std X Student Stabs Classmate In Ganjam School Over Pranks, Victim Critical | OTV News

Std X Student Stabs Classmate In Ganjam School Over Pranks

Bhanjanagar: A category X pupil from Borasinga School underneath the Gangpur police limits was significantly injured after he was allegedly stabbed with a knife by his fellow classmate within the campus on Wednesday.
The accused has been recognized as Subham Bhola.
The injured Amit Nayak has been admitted to a close-by hospital in a crucial situation. School authorities have detained the alleged attacker, says reviews.
According to reviews, initially each the scholars had been sharing jokes and having enjoyable. But later issues took a severe flip resulting in heated arguments between the 2. Matters turned worse when one of many college students misplaced mood and attacked the opposite with a knife, leaving him significantly injured.
“The incident happened just after the drill class. All our teachers had returned to the office from the ground when the unfortunate thing took place,”mentioned a trainer of the college.
The police had been later knowledgeable and a group has rushed to the college and began an investigation into the incident.
“I don’t know anything about the incident that happened in the school. I am shocked to find my son in the hospital,” mentioned the sufferer’s mom Sasmita Nayak.

Odisha: Minor Girl Rescued Naked In Mayurbhanj, Police Suspects Rape

Mayurbhanj: A minor lady has been discovered mendacity bare on the National Highway 49 close to Chadheibhola underneath Karanjhia police limits in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha as we speak.
The minor is predicted to be round 15-16 years previous.
According to stories, the minor had damage marks on her physique and there was no garments on her physique when she was noticed by the locals. Thereafter the locals knowledgeable about the identical to the police.
On getting the knowledge, the police arrived on the spot instantly and rescued her in a important situation. She was rushed to the Karanjia Sub-District Hospital by 108 ambulance.
However, it’s being suspected that the minor was raped after which dumped on the highway.
The id of the minor is but to be ascertained. The Karanjia police has initiated a probe into the matter.

Prakash Javadekar tells officers to regulate hearth in Similipal

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BHUBANESWAR: Union Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday directed officers involved to take rapid steps to regulate the wildfire in Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Mayurbhanj district. Responding to a tweet by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on the difficulty, Javadekar stated he has sought a report on the forest hearth from the authorities involved. 

Terming the forest hearth at Similipal as alarming, Pradhan had sought intervention of Javadekar and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This yr, the early onset of summer season has aggravated the forest hearth state of affairs and going by official sources, the incidence is increased than the earlier years. Between February 27 and March 1, Odisha has reported 195 giant hearth incidents, says a Forest Survey of India report. In the final seven days, the State has recorded over 7,300 forest hearth, highest within the nation, says the report.

Meanwhile, the Forest division has intensified its wildfire mitigation measures. As many as 21 squads led by deputy rangers have been shaped for every vary throughout 5 divisions – North and South STR (Wildlife) moreover Baripada, Rairangpur and Karanjia (Territorial) – to cope with the state of affairs. 

According to Deputy Director STR Jagyandatta Pati, whereas some forest fires within the reserve are unintended, most are man-made. Locals set timber on hearth for Mahua assortment resulting in the state of affairs. Village-level conferences are being performed to unfold consciousness amongst tribals to chorus from such practices.

Anjana Mishra Gang Rape: CBI To Conduct TI Parade Of Prime Accused Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The CBI Special Judge allowed the CBI to conduct the take a look at identification (TI) parade of Bibekananda Biswal alias Biban, the prime accused within the Anjana Mishra gang rape case, at Jharpada Special Jail tomorrow.
Besides, the courtroom additionally allowed the CBI to take Biban on a two-day remand on March 4 and 5 for interrogation. The prime accused of the incident Bibekananda Biswal aka Biban, who had been evading arrest for final 22 years, was arrested from Pune on February 22.

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