The prevailing heat wave condition further intensified across Odisha with nine cities recording above 40 degree Celsius and Bolangir recording a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius on Saturday. On Friday, Bolangir too recorded day’s maximum temperature at 41.5 degree Celsius.
With mercury soaring to unbearable levels in the State, the State Government on Saturday declared morning classes in schools from April 1. No school will remain open after 10.30 am. Classes in all schools, including those managed by private bodies, has to be rescheduled between 6.30 am and 10.30 am.
After eight days of continued stalemate, the Odisha Assembly on Saturday passed an unanimous resolution fixing minimum support price (MSP) at Rs 2,930 per a quintal of paddy, to be sent to the Union Government for its consideration, after a three-hour-long debate.
Pictures of about 60 girls of city-based premier Rama Devi Women’s University were found posted with obscene remarks and captions on social networking site Facebook forcing some of the victims to knock the door of the police on Saturday.
During the two-day multi-facility Bhima Bhoi Samarthya Sibira which concluded on Saturday here at the Unit VIII Community Centre, a total of 1,654 person with disabilities (PWDs) registered. Out of this cerebral palsy and locomotor disability persons were 250, autism 46, visually challenged 117, speech and hearing 125 and ENT 1 person were registered.
Odisha is a model State in welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs). The State Government has initiated various programmes for their all-round development along with protection of their rights, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.
The Commissionerate Police on Saturday busted a bike lifter gang by arresting five persons, including two juveniles. Eleven motorcycles and six costly mobile phones were seized from their possession.
The Rayagada Additional District Judge (ADJ) court on Saturday acquitted Iranian national Nargis K Ashtari of charges of causing the death of a tribal child of Prishan Foundation managed by her in 2014 due to negligence.
An abandoned newborn girl child was found buried alive in a field at Shyamasundar village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur district on Saturday morning.
As part of its effort to bring the problems of common people being faced by them due to the State Government’s negligence and slipshod attitude to the limelight, the PrameyaNews7 on Saturday tried to raise the difficulties of hundreds of Gaon Sathis working the State.