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Tag: Collector

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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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Collector orders fresh probe into man carrying wife’s body on shoulders

A day after the sub collector and the CDMO gave a clean chit to the hospital authorities, Kalahandi district Collector D Brunda today ordered the Chief District Medial Officer (CDMO) to conduct a fresh probe into the incident of a man carrying body of his wife on his shoulders from the hospital for 12 km before a hearse van arrived to carry the body to his village following the intervention of the local OTV reporter

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Niladri Bije Fiasco: Absconding servitor arrested

Police today arrested Rabi Das, one of the eight servitors declared ‘absconding’ by the district police for allegedly misbehaving with Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal during the Niladri Bije on July 17

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Early completion of Kusei bridge demanded

Anandpur: Expressing resentment over the inordinate delay in the construction of Kusei bridge on National Highway-215 near Belabahali village, lawyers and senior citizens in this sub divisional town today urged the Keonjhar district administration to take necessary steps for early completion of the project. “No compromise should be made in the construction of Kusei bridge […]

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Anganwadi worker stripped, thrashed after 4-yr old is swept away in stream!

In a shocking case of vigilante justice, an anganwadi worker in Basudeipur village near here was chased, stripped and thrashed mercilessly today after a four-year-old boy fell into a swelling stream and was swept away by its strong current while returning from the Anganwadi

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Crime Branch begins probe into NTPC land scam

Sundargarh: A two-member special team of the Crime Branch arrived in the district today to probe into the NTPC land scam. Talking to media persons here, Crime Branch SP Ramesh Behera said some villagers of Darlipali village of Lefripada block under Bhasma police station including Ashok Raudia and Kishore Majhi have alleged that they are […]

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Niladri Bije fiasco: 8 servitors declared 'absconders'

The district police today declared eight servitors, including Damodara Mahasuara and his brother Jayakrusna Mahasuara, accused of manhandling and misbehaving with the Puri Collector during the Niladri Bije on July 17 and issued posters containing their photos at various places

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Puri SP talks tough as servitors make 'peace' overture

Puri: In a statement that points to the hardening of the administration’s position on the issue of the mess created by a group of servitors during the Niladri Bije ritual of the deities last Sunday, Puri superintendent of police (SP) Sarthak Sarangi today averred the guilty will not be spared under any circumstances. “No pressure, […]

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Outrage over Koraput Collector’s bizarre dress code

A circular issued by Koraput Collector Jaya Kumar V asking visitors to adhere to a dress code has led to outrage in the district and beyond

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Surya Patro for Tirupati-like Trust board to run Puri temple

Bhubaneswar: After remaining silent on the Niladri Bije incident last Sunday, which witnessed manhandling of media persons and physical assault on Puri Collector Aravinda Agarwal by ‘unruly’ servitors, senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Surya Narayan Patro on Thursday suggested that the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri should be managed by a Trust on the […]

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Assault on Puri Collector unacceptable: IAS body

Bhubaneswar: The IAS officers’ Association, Odisha chapter on Wednesday condemned the physical assault on Puri Collector Aravinda Agarwal by Sri Jagannath temple servitors during Niladri Bije of deities in Puri on Sunday night. Taking a strong note of the incident, the IAS body said it will convene an emergency meeting soon to take a decision […]

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Two mini Anganwadi centres at Nagada soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: In the wake of the death of 18 children due to malnourishment in Nagada village of Jajpur district in the last three months, the Odisha government has decided to set up two mini Anganwadi centres in the village. A decision to this effect was taken at a review meeting presided over by Woman and […]

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Cong men pelt eggs at collector’s residence; 2 detained

Nabarangpur: Demanding immediate release of former MP Pradip Majhi from Umerkote sub jail, some Congress activists pelted eggs at the residence of the district collector during the 12-hour Nabarangpur bandh today. Police has detained two Congress workers in this connection. Vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt while all trading establishments remained closed in Nabarangpur […]

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