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Tag: Collector

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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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