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Tag: Collector

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Lawyers to launch 2-day agitation from Feb 11

Cuttack: Lawyers from across the State have called for a two-day strike from February 11 to press for their long-standing demands including better infrastructural facilities for Courts and budgetary allocation for financial protection, stipend and insurance cover for them and their families. State Bar Council Chairman Tahali Charan Mohanty informed that members of different bar […]

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Lawyers to launch 2-day agitation from Feb 11

Cuttack: Lawyers from across the State have called for a two-day strike from February 11 to press for their long-standing demands including better infrastructural facilities for Courts and budgetary allocation for financial protection, stipend and insurance cover for them and their families. State Bar Council Chairman Tahali Charan Mohanty informed that members of different bar […]

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Jalaput dam displaced protest government apathy

Koraput: Alleging indifferent attitude of the State Government towards their demands, around 3,000 villagers displaced due to the Jalaput dam in Koraput district attempted to barge into the Collectorate on Wednesday. A scuffle also ensued between police officials deployed at the spot and the agitating villagers, reports said. Later, the villagers staged demonstration in front […]

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Police-public clash over youth’s unnatural death

Khurda: Death of a youth in Bajapur of Khurda led to violent clash between the locals and police today. According to sources, body of a local youth was found hanging in Bajapur following which the family members of the deceased reportedly asked the police to lodge a complaint of murder at the local police station. […]

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Eggs, tomatoes hurled at Dhenkanal collector’s office

Dhenkanal: Agitating members of Dhenkanal District Lawyers’ Association hurled eggs and tomatoes at the office of the district collector today. Following the incident a scuffle broke out between the lawyers and the police. According to sources, the incident occurred when the lawyers were staging a protest demanding fulfilment of their demands and tried to barge […]

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BJD workers accused of thrashing BJP leader

Ganjam: BJP leader Pradip Patri was allegedly thrashed by BJD workers today during a public hearing meeting chaired by the Collector in Aska of Ganjam district. The incident took place at Dharakot panchayat samiti office following which Patri suffered injuries. Patri, who is the president of the Farmers’ cell of BJP’s Ghumsar organisational district, had […]

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Koraput MLA draws collector's attention to land scam in municipality

Koraput: MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria today has alleged that anti-socials with the help of some officials of Koraput Municipality and the tehsil office are trying to usurp around 4 acre land belonging to the municipality. Koraput MLA, Sagaria made these allegations in front of the district collector, who reportedly assured that an investigation will be […]

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Sundergarh collector eats mid-day meal with students

Sundergarh: Setting an example for fellow bureaucrats, Sundergarh Collector Surendra Kumar Meena today sat down to eat mid-day meal with students of the higher primary school in Amgobha village of Kutra block in Sundergarh. Meena, during his visit to the school went around different classrooms, interacted with the students and also took a class. The […]

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Students walk 20kms to vent grievances before Collector

Baripada: As many as 12 students of Brahmanagaon residential school in Bangiriposi of Mayurbhanj district jumped the hostel walls and walked around 20 kms to meet the district collector and vent their grievance about non-availability of teachers in the school. According to reports, the students have been facing a lot of inconvenience due to absence […]

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Woman attempts self immolation in front of Collector, SP

Bhubaneswar: Harried over police inaction in tracing her daughter who has been missing since last 50 days, a woman attempted self immolation in front of collector and SP during a grievance hearing in Bhadrak. The shocking incident was reported at the joint grievance hearing camp and took everyone by surprise. According to reports, Bilasini Patra […]

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MP Nagendra vents anger on scribes for talking to Collector first

Sambalpur: BJD MP from Sambalpur Nagendra Pradhan today berated TV journalists as they sought the byte of the Collector first during Veer Surendra Sai’s birth anniversary celebration here in the city today. “Tell me, who is more important? People’s representative or bureaucrat? Is Chief Secretary important or Chief Minister? Who are the TV journalists to […]

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Koraput Collector makes surprise visit to Bandhugaon, Narayanpatna

Jeypore: In a surprise field visit, Koraput Collector Anupam Shah inspected various welfare activities in different villages of Bandhugaan and Narayanpatna blocks in the district on Thursday. Accompanied by works department officials, Shah first reached Garidi panchayat and enquired about the status of the under-construction bridge near Dumadangara in the panchayat.  He held discussion with […]

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Is Idealism Only For The Young?

We have set our bar really low. It is a measure of our extremely low expectation from officialdom that something that should have been par for the course is being hailed as an extraordinary act. This column by no means wants to berate Nuapada Collector Dr. Poma Tudu, who trekked 4 kms to reach Samadpadar […]

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SCB Chlorine gas leakage: Inquiry report submitted to Govt

Cuttack: The district administration today submitted probe report of Chlorine gas leakage incident on SCB Medical College premises and suggested measures to avert such mishaps in future. Cuttack Collector Sushant Mohapatra said the government will examine the findings and take action accordingly against those who are responsible for such an incident. “The joint inquiry committee […]

Administration stops illegal transportation of sand on goods train

Cuttack: In what could be just the tip of the ice-berg of a major scam, the Cuttack district administration intercepted a goods train while transporting sand illegally from Nergundi station here on Friday night. Acting on the information by Tangi tehsildar, Cuttack collector and other administrative officials and police conducted a surprise raid and detained […]

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Fire breaks out in Malkangiri Collector’s Office

Malkangiri: Panic gripped the Malkangiri Collector’s office when a major fire broke out at the building here on Thursday afternoon. Soon, two fire tender units were pressed into service to douse the flames. The incident created panic in the collector office and the employees were evacuated unharmed. Many official documents, records, office equipment including computers […]

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12 collectors in 8 years in Kendrapara draws criticism

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara:  Within 24 hours of the Odisha government-effected administrative reshuffle, there have been sharp reactions from various quarters in the state. Particularly the frequent transfer of Collectors  in Kendrapara has drawn lot of criticism. The district has had 12 collectors taking charge one after another in a span of eight years. The latest transfer of collector Muralidhar […]

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Curfew relaxed for two more hours as peace returns to Bhadrak

Bhadrak: As normalcy is returning to the trouble-torn town gradually, the district administration has decided to extend duration of curfew relaxation by two more hours from 2 pm to 4 pm. The decision came after a review of the situation in the town, Collector Gyan Ranjan Das said. Earlier, curfew was relaxed for seven hours, […]

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Wine shop relocation worry for officials, protest brews

Paradip: Protest has been brewing among people of around 2000 highway-side villages in the state over relocation of wine shops into the village periphery. The issue of relocation was taken by the state government as per the Apex court ruling. The Supreme Court had issued directions to the states and union territories to desist from […]

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100 shops reduced to ashes in major blaze at Sambalpur

Sambalpur: The key city of western Odisha today woke up to a sad news as over 100 shops were gutted after fire broke out in Gol Bazar area here in the wee hours of Tuesday due to a suspected short circuit. Around ten fire fighting teams were pressed into service, which took around three hours […]

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Bargarh farmer suicide: Opposition moves privilege motion against Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: As expected, the Bargarh farmer suicide issue rocked the Odisha Assembly with leader of opposition Narsingha Mishra moving a privilege motion against agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy on the issue here today. Mishra has accused Maharathy for providing false and misleading information in the house on the suicide of Bargarh farmer Hadu Bagarti. In his […]

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Lawyer turns collector of priceless old currencies

Kendrapara : While scrapped currency notes are nothing but pieces of paper for one and all, it is priceless treasure for a 50-year-old collector in Kendrapara Town of Odisha. Mohammad Mustaque, a legal practitioner, has converted his house into a miniature museum of notes. He has preserved currencies right from Rs 1000 denomination, demonetised in […]

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BJP alleges rampant irregularities in voter list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP today alleged that there have been rampant irregularities in the voter list in Odisha by the government machinery. Talking to media persons here, BJP State vice president Samir Mohanty claimed that he has come to know about such irregularities during his recent tour to Balasore district. “I have arrived here today […]

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Rs 12.30 lakh seized from political party worker

Jharsuguda: With the Panchayat polls only four days away, police today seized Rs 12.30 lakh from the house of a worker of a political party in Kandheikela village. Talking to the media, Jharsuguda SP Uma Shankar Das said the police, acting on the allegation, raided the house of Debaraj Barik, worker of a political party […]

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Youth killed in pre-poll violence

Dhenkanal: Tension ran high at the District Headquarters Hospital here this evening following the death of a youth who was shot at during a pre-poll violence in Tarabha village this afternoon. According to reports, Salman Rout, a youth of Tarabha village was seriously injured after sustaining bullet injuries during a pre-poll violence in the village. […]

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Mentally disabled man tied to electric pole, beaten up in public

Bolangir: In an instance of gross violation of human rights, a mentally disabled man was seen beaten up by locals by tying his hands to an electric pole on a busy road at Tikrapada square in the district today. The person identified as Bikram Das, a resident of Patnagarh, was later rescued by police. The […]

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Violation of kite flying guidelines: Admn seizes bundles of manja thread

Cuttack: Taking note of grievous injuries and even instances of death during kite flying in the Millennium city during Makara Sankranti in the recent past, a joint team of officials of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) and the district administration today conducted raids at several kite shops in the city and seized manja thread from some […]

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Central team takes stock of bird flu in Kerang

Khurda: A three-member Central team today visited Kerang village in Khurda district to review the dimension of bird flu. The team, after a meeting with district collector Niranjan Sahu, went to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Kerang village and examined its healthcare facilities. The team later directed the Health officials to engage Health Workers […]

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Mayurbhanj collector withholds salary of staff

Baripada: After the poor response from some offices in Mayurbhanj district on submission of a declaration saying their staffs are not involved in employing child labour, Collector Rajesh Prabhakar Patil has asked the district treasury office not to allow the concerned offices to draw salary of their staff for this month. Talking to newsmen, Patil […]

Child mauled by dogs: OHRC seeks report from Puri collector, Municipality

Bhubaneswar: Three weeks after the shocking death of a four-year-old child who was mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Jagannath Colony area, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Puri collector and Municipality Executive Officer to submit a detailed report in this connection. Notably, the shocking incident had occurred on December […]

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Infant death: ANM suspended after son administers wrong dose to child

Berhampur: Taking a serious note of the death of a boy infant due to wrong injection at Bikrampur village of Khallikote in Ganjam district, the Collector today suspended ANM Manorama Bindhani and ordered for a probe into the matter. Ganjam Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “The CDMO was asked to suspend the ANM. Besides, two […]

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Biju birth centenary: Air show at Kathjodi river bed on Dec 23

Cuttack: The Sports and Youth Affairs department of Odisha will organise an air show at the vast stretch Kathjodi river bed in Khannagar of Cuttack on December 23 to mark the birth centenary of legendary leader and former chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik. This was informed by Cuttack Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra today here. […]

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OHRC seeks detailed reports on Chilika boat tragedy

Khurda/Berhampur: Three days after the death of four passengers in a tragic boat mishap in Chilika Lake, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Commerce and Transport department, Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Southern Division, IG, Southern Range and Ganjam Collector to submit a detailed report on the  tragic incident […]

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JE outbreak: Malkangiri admin begins process for vaccination

Malkangiri: With the Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaching 105 in Malkangiri on Sunday, the district-level task force committee chaired by Malkangiri Collector K Sudarshan Chakraborty today held its first meeting to talk about the launch of vaccination of kids in the district in its bid to tackle the spread of the vector-borne disease. The house-to-house […]

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Collector takes encephalitis-positive girl for treatment from unwilling parents

Malkangiri: With the number of child deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis rising every passing day, the trust of Malkangiri people on treatment of doctors at the district headquarters hospital is waning as understood when the district collector took away an eight-year-old encephalitis-affected girl for treatment from her parents unwilling to admit their child to the […]

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SUM Hospital building had no environmental clearance

Bhubaneswar: In yet another example of undue government favour shown towards SUM Hospital, OTV has found out that the building in which the hospital was operating had no environmental clearance. In October 2013, a letter in this regard was sent by the director of the Forest and Environment department to the Khurda collector demanding action […]

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Admin urged to expedite Kusei bridge construction work

Anandpur: Hundreds of supporters today met the Keonjhar collector and submitted him a memorandum demanding early construction work of the Kusei bridge near Belabahali village. Reports said the supporters met the collector N Thirumala Nayak at a grievance meeting in Ghasipura block and expressed their concern over the tardy pace of work in the construction […]

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Tension in Nirakarpur over cremation ground

Khurda: Tension ran high in Nirakarpur market area under Tangi tehsil in the district on Sunday morning over cremation of a minor boy’s body. Relatives of the deceased staged a road blockade on Nua Jagannath Sadak over the incident which was lifted after the district administration assured the villagers to resolve the issue within three […]

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Broken up dead body: GRP SP suspends Balasore ASI

Balasore: The Government Railway Police (GRP), Cuttack SP today suspended ASI Pratap Rudra Mishra of the Balasore railway police in connection with the incident that saw two sweepers of a hospital breaking the dead body of an 80-year-old woman into pieces, stuffing the broken body into a large plastic bag and carrying it on a […]

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'Body on shoulder' shame: OTV reporter played the Good Samaritan

He has been berated by ill-informed people on social media for shooting the visuals of Dana Majhi carrying the body of his wife on shoulders instead of helping him out. But not many know that it was OTV’s Bhawanipatna reporter Ajit Singh, who had informed the concerned authorities over phone about the incident on Wednesday and it was his efforts that finally ensured that an ambulance reached the place to carry the body to his village

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