Babula Panda, grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, who had gone missing since April 16 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated his father and mother at a function in Raj Bhavan under suspicious circumstances was traced to a private hospital today evening in Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar has become the first Indian city which won the prestigious Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Excellence Award instituted by American Planning Association.
Pronouncing its judgment in the Adarsh Chit fund scam today, the Special CBI Court sentenced the former Managing Director of the farm for four years along with a fine of Rs 15,000. In addition, he was told to deposit Rs 12 crore which would be later disbursed to the investors.
There was no respite from severe heatwave conditions for the people of the State with 15 places recording above 40 degree Celsius today. Since last few weeks, severe heat wave-like conditions gripped the western and interior parts of the state with the mercury level hovering between 42 and 44 degree Celsius.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched BANAYANA, the JICA-supported Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project. The new project would be implemented in 14 Forest and Wildlife Divisions of the State, covering 10 districts, with the active participation of 1,200 Vana Surakhya Samities (VSSs) with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore for a period of 10 years.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 were clamped in the violence-hit Delang in Puri district today as palpable tension prevailed in the market area over a past enmity between Jagdalpur and Belupada villages.
In a major development in the trial process of the multi-crore Rose Valley chit fund scam in the State, the CBI has filed interim chargesheet against three accused in Special CBI CJM Court against here today. The accused who were named in the chargesheet included the two Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs who are currently being treated in Odisha hospitals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would lay foundation stone for the revival of Talcher fertilizer plant and work would begin after this season’s monsoon, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI)-Indian Army for successful user trial of intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
The Fitment Committee constituted to finalise modalities on revision of salaries and allowances of the State Government employees as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations would submit its report tomorrow.