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Wrong side driving turns into pandemic

Wed December 1, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
With the Commissionerate police accepting that wrong side driving is a menace that can’t be solved, driving on the wrong side of the road has turned into a pandemic in Smart City Bhubaneswar.

Footpaths encroached; pedestrians in peril

Mon November 29, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Thanks to the laxity of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), pedestrian infrastructure continues to be in a very bad condition in the capital city Bhubaneswar.

Many corrupt OPHWC officials elude Vig radar

Sun November 28, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
The Vigilance Directorate recently arrested Pratap Samal, Deputy Manager of the Odisha Police Housing and Welfare Corporation (OPHWC), on charges of amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 14.87 crore.

Works Dept bends rules, shields corrupt officials

Thu November 25, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Roads are the arteries through which the economy throbs. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school, the sick to hospitals and speedy evacuation during natural calamities, roads are vital to any development agenda of a State.

Protests near Naveen Niwas cause chaos

Fri November 19, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Of late, demonstrations on a daily basis near the strategically-located Chief Minister residence Naveen Niwas is causing grave inconvenience to locals as well as the general public. The new road in front of the Naveen Niwas which connects areas like Old Town, Sundarpada, Bhimatangi, Pokhariput

Despite OCAC harping, inadequacies surface

Fri November 12, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Even as the Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) is harping on the use of blockchain in the Paddy Procurement Automation System (PPAS) at the paddy procurement centres in the State and even won an award for it conferred on it by a ‘questionable’ organisation, its many shortcomings have come to

Goonda Act can be misused

Tue November 9, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
The deterioration in law and order in the State, particularly in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, where organised crimes such as extortion, land grabbing, money-laundering, contract killings, sex rackets, child trafficking and illegal narcotics trade have spiralled, has forced the Odisha

WATCO in a limbo

Sat October 30, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
The Water Corporation of Odisha (WATCO) which was formed with the primary objective to provide water supply and sewerage services in the cities of Bhubaneswar, Jatni and Khordha on behalf of the respective municipal bodies, has sadly failed to achieve the goals for formation.

Be careful not to get cheated by jewellers

Tue October 26, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
With the Dhanteras (November 2) round the corner people are bracing up to flock to the jewellery shops to buy gold as it is considered an auspicious day to purchase the yellow metal.But one has to be careful while making purchases as the raids by the Consumer Welfare Department in the last few years

Chilika Lake in rapid state of decay

Thu October 21, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Chilika lake, which was designated as the 1st ‘Ramsar site’ of India for its rich bio-diversity and ecological significance and sustains the livelihood 0.15 million fisher folks, who live around the lagoon, is in a rapid state of decay and is process of a slow death due to high rate of silting, poll

Adulteration mafia flourishing in State

Mon October 18, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his message for the World Food Day on October 16 urged for availability of sufficient nutritious and safe foods for everyone for a healthy and productive Odisha.Patnaik in a tweet said, “It has been a constant effort to make #Odisha a food secure State

White-bellied Sea Eagles ‘Disappear’

Mon October 18, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Even as the World Migratory Birds Day was observed on Tuesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stressed on the State Government’s resolve to protect the State’s coastal wetlands and diverse bird habitats.Patnaik in a tweet said, “Migratory birds play a significant role in connecting ecosystems as well

STF closes ranks against wildlife mafia

Sun October 10, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Even as the Wildlife Week was observed recently from October 2 to 8, the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products seems to have reached alarming proportions in Odisha.

OCPL in doldrums due to corrupt officials

Sat October 9, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Even though it was formed with a 76-per cent Government share to supply coal to the Odisha Power Generation Company (OPGC) five years back, delay in projects, the undue favour shown to the executing agencies and contractors by some unscrupulous officers of Odisha Coal and Power Limited (OCPL) has le

‘Debar Tata Projects from OPTCL tender process’

Tue October 5, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
The Bijuli Karmachari Sangha of Odisha State Electricity Board (OSEB) demanded to debar Tata Projects Limited from participating in the tender process of state-run Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL).

3rd railway line project between Khordha-Barang expedited

Tue October 5, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
The plan for a third railway line between Khordha and Barang is finally going to see the light of the day with the Bhubaneswar unit of Railway Vikash Nigam Limited (RVNL) efforts to construct a road over bridge (ROB) between Rasulgarh and Vani Vihar Square has been expedited.

Pipili poll: 68.40% voter turnout till 5 pm

Thu September 30, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Voting in the Pipili Assembly by-election in Puri district was held peacefully with 68.40 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm on Thursday, Chief Electoral Officer SK Lohani said.

NHAI’s step-motherly attitude to State questioned

Tue September 28, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Even as the Ministry of Road Transportation and Highways (MORTHIndia) is planning to construct electric highways in the country, the precarious condition of vast stretches of the National Highways in Odisha has raised many questions on the step-motherly attitude of the National Highway Authority of

Sexual abuse: Kids speak out at State-level meet

Sat September 25, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
A State-level children’s consultation was organised through virtual platform at 12 different locations of Odisha to combat child sexual abuse.

Waste treatment plant on Rushikulya mouth resented

Sat September 25, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
The setting up of a waste treatment by the Ganjam NAC at Puranabandha Lankapahada, near the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam coast, violating the Coastal Zone Regulations, has triggered massive resentment among the locals.

‘Sextortion’ gangs on prowl in social media

Thu September 16, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Beware while replying to unknown video calls as sextortion gangs are on the prowl to trap unsuspecting victims. The Crime Branch of Odisha police in a retweet of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)s Cyber Dost handle has warned people to be careful about video calls from unknown numbers.

BBSR fast turning crime capital

Wed September 8, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Even as Minister of State of Home Dibya Shankar Mishra on Monday said in the State Assembly that the crime graph is in the ascendency in the State with 1.34 lakh criminal cases recorded in 2020.

Weak leadership turns OCAC into white elephant

Wed September 8, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Odisha, one of the firsts to get the top four IT companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Wipro and Tech Mahindra, to set up centres on its turf, the State Government’s mission to make the State a favoured destination for IT and IT enabled services has been derailed.

Shops forcibly occupied in city market

Sat September 4, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Earlier, there were many reports of rampant encroachment of Government properties by land grabbers in the capital city Bhubaneswar. Shockingly, now it has come to light that even shops are forcefully occupied in the city using muscle-power.

Bad road conditions spiral mishaps in State

Sat September 4, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
The direction of the State Transport Authority (STA) to the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) to crack down on errant drivers flouting the MVA Act rules and seize their Driving Licences has been welcomed by transport sector experts and motorists in general.

Nothing ‘smart’ about Smart City anymore

Fri August 27, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
-As basic infra found tottering -Delay in project works bring misery to citizens

20 kg opium seized from truck; 3 held

Sat August 14, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
20 kg opium seized from truck; 3 held

Woman attacked; necklace snatched

Fri August 13, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
Woman attacked; necklace snatched

PWD divisional officials land in soup

Thu August 12, 2021, BHUBANESWAR
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