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Tag: Ouat

OUAT Assistant Professor Death: Family Demands Thorough Probe
OUAT Assistant Professor Death: Family Demands Thorough Probe

Family members of the deceased Assistant Professor said that a proper police investigation can only ascertain the exact reason behind her sudden death

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Odisha Weather Update: Depression Likely In 48 Hours, Advisory Issued For Farmers

A low pressure area is most likely to form over south Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours.

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After ‘Boot Polish’ On Thursday, OUAT Students Sweep Streets In Bhubaneswar Today: Watch

Bhubaneswar: From polishing shoes to sweeping streets, the protest by students from the Odisha University Of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) entered its fifth day on Friday. A day after the protesting students polished shoes in the streets of the State capital on Thursday, they resorted to sweeping roads on Friday to express their resentment over […]

Odisha: 1 More Elephant Dies Of Septicaemia In Karlapat Sanctuary, Toll Mounts To 6

Bhawanipatna: One more female elephant died due to septicaemia in the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary here in Kalahandi district on Sunday. With the fresh death, the wildlife sanctuary witnessed six elephant deaths within a gap of 14 days. Kalahandi RCCF Sudipta Dash informed that the carcass of jumbo was found in the same place where other […]

Bird Flu Scare: Mass Poultry Deaths At A Farm In Khordha Triggers Panic
Bird Flu Scare: Mass Poultry Deaths At A Farm In Khordha Triggers Panic

Bhubaneswar: Amid the bird flu scare in several parts of the country, hundreds of chickens were reportedly found dead at a poultry farm in Badaberana village, Begunia in the last three days. According to sources, over 700 chickens were found dead at the farm yesterday. Prior to that, carcasses of several hundred chickens were discovered […]

OUAT Associate Professor Biswadip Jena Tops National-level PhD Entrance Test
OUAT Assistant Professor Biswadeep Jena Tops National-level PhD Entrance Test

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for the State, Biswadip Jena, an Assistant professor of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has secured top position in the general category of the national-level PhD entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Expressing happiness over his success Jena said, “I am elated that I secured the first […]

Odisha: OUAT Experts Conduct Eye Surgery On Ailing Python Rescued From ‘Smuggler’

Bhubaneswar: An 8-ft-long python which was rescued yesterday in Banki of Cuttack district underwent a rare surgery on its eye today at the College of Veterinary Science of Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT).  Sources said the snake was unable to move freely due to a matured scale spread over its eyes. Taking advantage […]

Bhubaneswar: Burglars loot Cash, Gold worth Over Rs 7 Lakh From Professor’s House

Bhubaneswar: It seems Bhubaneswar has become the crime capital in Odisha as there has been no let up to the growing crime instances in the city since the past couple of months. A day after an engineer was brutally assaulted with sword and robbed on Wednesday, criminals looted cash and gold ornaments worth around Rs […]

Locust Swarms May Reach Odisha In June, SOP To Be Issued Soon

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will soon issue an advisory in the form of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to deal with possible invasion of locust swarms. As per the latest information and warning issued by the Centre and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), swarms of locusts are likely to reach Odisha in June and may affect crops in […]

Locust Warning Sounded In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Directorate of Extension Education under Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology on Tuesday issued an advisory to farmers asking them to take precautionary measures in view of the attack of destert locusts that have already wreaked havoc on crops and vegetation in several north, western and north-western states of the country. In a […]

Real-time PCR diagnosis system for Anthrax detection opened in OUAT

Bhubaneswar: A real-time PCR diagnosis system has been opened at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) in Bhubaneswar for quick identification of Anthrax disease. A 3-day advanced molecular diagnosis training programme led by a US-based health team has been organised by the Centre of Wildlife, OUAT here. According to reports, more than 20 veterinary […]

Odisha Elephant Deaths: Herpes Confirmed In Another Jumbo Death

Bhubaneswar: The deadly endotheliotropic herpes virus led to the death of a female elephant at Chandaka-Dampada sanctuary, as per the findings of professor Sushen Panda, Head of Veterinary Pathology, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). Earlier, the elephant was found sick near Banra village of Banki block and died yesterday while undergoing treatment. The […]

One More Elephant Found Sick In Odisha, Herpes Infection Suspected

Cuttack: Herpes virus, which claimed lives of four elephants in Nandankanan Zoological Park within a span of a few days, is now suspected to have spread its tentacles beyond the confines of the zoo as a sick jumbo near Banra in Cuttack district was spotted this morning. Some locals reportedly spotted the elephant and immediately […]

OUAT Students Face-off Over Job Reservation

Bhubaneswar: After horticulture department students of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) staged demonstration demanding 100% reservation in Assistant Horticulture Officers (AHO) posts, the agriculture department students of the university have gone up in arms opposing such demand and seeking 100% reservation in the posts of Assistant Agriculture Officer (AAO). The protest by the […]

Horticulture Students Of OUAT On Strike Demanding 100% Reservation

Sambalpur: Demanding 100% reservation in recruitment to the post of Assistant Horticulture Officer (AHO), students of the College of Horticulture, Chiplima staged protest in front of the college here today. They have been opposing the decision of the Odisha Public Services Decision (OPSC) to allow students of the College of Agriculture to apply for the […]

OUAT entrance test: Proxy-examinees racket busted

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Sunday busted a gang engaged in arranging ‘fake examinees’ and arrested five persons including two fake candidates. According to source, Bihar’s Amit Singh and Bhubaneswar’s Ranjit Beura, who are the Marketing staff of a city-based private college, had struck a deal at Rs 5 lakh to arrange a fake examinee […]

OUAT students allege ragging by seniors

Bhubaneswar: Two students of the city-based Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) today filed a complaint at Siripur Police outpost alleging ragging by their seniors inside the college campus. In their police complaint, two Plus-III first year students (Agriculture) alleged that they were ragged and thrashed by some seniors for not staying at the […]

Cops bust illegal gun factory inside government quarters in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In what could possibly expose the modus operandi of the illegal firearms trade, Commissionerate Police on Monday busted an illegal gun manufacturing unit that was operating from a government quarters in Bhubaneswar. The factory was busted following an explosion inside the unit yesterday. Police sources said the gun manufacturing unit was being run by […]

OUAT VC Surendra Nath Pasupalak resigns before retirement

Bhubaneswar: Just days before his retirement, Vice-chancellor of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Surendra Nath Pasupalak, today resigned from his post and the government job. Pasupalak sent his resignation letter to Chancellor of Universities & Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal through post. Governor Ganeshi Lal had reportedly directed to conduct a Vigilance inquiry into […]

OUAT irregularities: Vice Chancellor Pasupalak refutes all charges

Bhubaneswar: The vice-chancellor of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Surendra Nath Pasupalak, who was sent on leave by Chancellor of Universities and Governor Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday, has refuted all allegations of irregularities against him. Moreover, he charged the Governor’s Secretariat of taking action against him before inquiry, sources said. According to sources, […]

Forest officials save life of severely ill elephant in Athagarh

Cuttack: A team of veterinary doctors and officials of Forest Department have managed to save the life of an ailing elephant, whose health condition had severely deteriorated in Athagarh forest. As per reports, the Athagarh forest officials received information about an ailing 50-year-old elephant inside Balikiari forest reserve under Narsinghpur range nearly five days back. […]

OUAT veterinary students stage demonstration

Bhubaneswar: Demanding appointment of a permanent dean, the students of College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry under the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) locked up the main gate of the college and staged demonstration inside the campus today. The students alleged that despite repeated complaints and threats, the concerned authorities have not […]

Ailing elephant calf dies during treatment at OUAT

Bhubaneswar: The ailing elephant calf undergoing treatment at Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) in Bhubaneswar for the last three days died today. The preliminary reports of the post-mortem revealed that the animal was infected with Herpes virus, informed Head of Pathology Department, Dr Sushen Kumar Panda. The calf was rescued from Hindol forest […]

OUAT students off to gain 10-week agri experience in villages

In a first, students of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) can be seen working on agri fields alongside farmers.The students are on a ten-week long village stay programme to help them get familiar with the socio-economic conditions of the farmers, diagnose their field problems and suggest remedial measures.

Bug menace in Bhubaneswar: OUAT experts identify problem

  Bhubaneswar: A team of experts from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) have finally managed to identify the cause behind the infestation of bugs in Mangala slum under ward no-14 of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). After the matter came to light, the team of experts had gone to Chandaka forest to collect samples […]

OTV Impact: Kamala Pujari gets pucca house

Jeypore/Bhubaneswar: A woman farmer of Patraputa in Koraput district, Kamala Pujari, who being a member of the Odisha Planning Board was living in a thatched house, got a pucca house today under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Earlier in March, OTV had telecasted a story on how Kamala was living with her six-member family in […]

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NIRF Rankings 2018: Four Odisha Institutions in Top 100

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of HRD Prakash Javadekar along with Minister of State Satyapal Singh released the All-India Rankings of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital today. Four educational institutions from Odisha found a place in Top 100 educational institutes in India. SOA University, Bhubaneswar was ranked 38 while NIT, Rourkela; […]

BPCL partners with OUAT to produce biofuel from rice straw

Bhubaneswar: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Sunday between Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) for production of biofuel from paddy based straw. The MoU was signed in presence of Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan. As per […]

'Pest-free’ variety offers hope amid Odisha agri crisis

Bhubaneswar: At a time when pests have shattered the hopes of a good harvest of farmers in several parts of Odisha, Tentuapada village in Digapahandi block of Ganjam district has been able to shield itself from the menace. The farmers here opted for ‘Hasant’ variant of paddy that proved pest resistant to a large extent […]

Animal Blood Bank
Odisha to have India's first 'Animal Blood Bank'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will have India’s first blood bank for animals. The blood bank will be established on the premises of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) at an estimated cost of Rs 3.25 crore. At a function in OUAT here on Tuesday, VC Surendra Nath Pasupalak said the institution had earlier submitted a proposal […]

‘Odisha needs to incorporate reforms to double farmers’ income’

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government should take steps to incorporate farmer-friendly reforms such as establishment of suitable agriculture market and implement land lease norms necessary to double income of peasants in the State by 2022, said NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand on the sidelines of a seminar at the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) […]

Woman farmer Kamala Pujari fails to get pucca house

Bhubaneswar/Jeypore: Woman farmer of Patraputa in Koraput district Kamala Pujari, who had brought laurels for Odisha by winning the ‘Equator Initiative Award’ in Johannesburg of South Africa in 2002, is living with her six-member family in a kutcha house despite the reality that a ladies hostel building in the campus of Orissa University of Agriculture […]

OUAT hostel named after famous woman farmer Kamala Pujari

Bhubaneswar: Praising the commendable efforts of famous woman farmer Kamala Pujari in the field of conserving landraces of rice, chief minister Naveen Patnaik today named the newly-built women’s hostel of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) after her name. While attending the event organised by OUAT to lay the foundation stone of several research […]

OUAT student ragging
OUAT student alleges ragging, matter settled

Sambalpur: A second year student of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) today alleged that he was ragged by senior students of the institute. The authorities, however, said it was not a case of ragging and the matter was amicably settled. Somya Ranjan, the student, claimed that he was attacked in his hostel by […]

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OUAT student death: Eye witness claims arrested man not driver

Bhubaneswar: In a startling revelation, an eye witness of the car accident in which an OUAT student was killed, claimed today that the person arrested by the police is not the one who was driving the vehicle when the accident occurred. Moreover, the eye witness also revealed that there were two persons inside the vehicle […]

OUAT student death: Accused driver nabbed

Bhubaneswar: Khandagiri police on Tuesday arrested driver Maheshwar Behera in connection with the death of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) student Suchismita Biswal, who died after being hit by a Tata Safari SUV, near Siripur-Fire Station road on Saturday night. Maheswar is a resident of Badamba area. The Commissionerate police on Monday night […]

OUAT student death
OUAT student death: Sold out vehicle still in name of Sidharth Construction

Bhubaneswar: Following the death of a girl student of Odisha University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT) on Saturday night, the Commissionerate police on Monday night told the media that the ownership of the vehicle, which ran over the student, is still in the name of Sidharth Construction though it was sold out in 2009. “Though the […]

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Police notice to BJD MLA’s kin over OUAT student death

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the students of OUAT staged road blockade at Siripur square here demanding action in connection with a road accident which led to the death of a student, Police carried out raid at Siddharth Construction which owns the mishap causing vehicle and examined the papers of the car. A notice was also served […]

7 forest staff injured in elephant attack

Athagarh: Seven Forest staff were injured, one of them seriously when an injured elephant attacked them inside Sukasana forest under Athagarh Forest Range in Cuttack district this afternoon. According to reports, the Forest staff had found a limping elephant inside Athagarh Forest Range five days ago as an abandoned tyre got stuck on its front […]

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Incidence of bird hits in Bhubaneswar airport has come down: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: The incidence of bird hits in Biju Patnaik International Airport in the capital city has substantially come down in the last few months, said chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. Briefing media persons after presiding over a meeting of Airport Environment Management Committee at the State Secretariat here today, he said the main concern of […]