Treasury bench, oppn stall House proceedings

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BHUBANESWAR: The assembly witnessed an almost washout on Monday because both treasury and opposition members created mayhem over two different issues, forcing speaker Pradip Amat to adjourn the House first till 3pm and again for the entire day. Moments after the House reconvened for the question hour at 10.30am, the BJD members highlighted funds cut by the Centre for scholarship scheme meant for Scheduled Castes and raised anti-BJP slogans, terming the BJP-led central government as ‘anti-Dalit’. The Congress members joined the noisy scene, seeking a clarification from the government on…

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Seven feared dead as bus falls from Mahanadi bridge in Odisha

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Seven people were feared dead and several injured after a bus carrying around 30 passengers fell from the Mahanadi bridge near Jagatpur here in Cuttack district on Tuesday evening. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep concern over the incident and directed health minister Pratap Jena to rush to the spot and ensure proper treatment of the injured. CM @Naveen_Odisha expressed deep concern over falling off of a passenger bus from Mahanadi bridge. He directed mini… https://t.co/8S4XiOmUj2 — CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) 1542726509000 Fire services, Orissa State Disaster Mitigation Authority (OSDMA) and…

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Rs 3400cr to be invested in Odisha for city gas distribution project

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BHUBANESWAR: Three companies- Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Bharat Gas Resources and Adani Gas Limited- will invest around Rs 3400 crore in 17 districts of the state to provide piped natural gas to households, commercial and industrial segments under the Central government’s City Gas Distribution (CGD) project. CGD is the interconnected network of pipelines for supply of gas to domestic, industrial or commercial premises and CNG stations situated in a specified Geographical Areas (GAs). The project is expected to provide employment to around 20,000 people of the state. It…

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Odisha: 13,000 Titli cyclone affected families to get Biju Pucca houses

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BHUBANESWAR: The state government will provide pucca houses to 13000 families of 11 districts, whose homes were damaged in cyclone Titli that hit Odisha on October 11. These houses will be constructed under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana of the state government. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik said this on Monday while reviewing the rehabilitation issues of the cyclone affected people and directed his officials to speed up the process to issue work orders to each affected family for house construction. Government will spend Rs 176 crore for building these houses,…

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From scrap to sculpture: Story of Odisha’s waste to art museum in offing

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The state’s first waste museum is expected to send the message that nothing is beyond the scope of art. Hemanta Pradhan visits the project site and finds common scrap being put to unusual use: The state’s first open-air waste museum will come up in the capital city on Tuesday. To be inaugurated by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, the museum will display 21 sculptures and installations made out of waste by national and international artists. The artists began work on the sculptures from November 1, as part of the First International…

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