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Workshop on ‘OSH in Sponge & Iron Industries’ organized in Civic Centre

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Report;Rajesh Mohpatra,Odishabarta 

ROURKELA,17/01/18:One workshop on Occupational Safety and Health in Sponge & Iron Industries was organized by Directorate of Factories & Boilers, Government of Odisha at Civic Centre today in association with SAIL, Rourkela. This workshop was inaugurated by Kamalendu Mohaptra, Director of Factories & Boilers, Government of Odisha. In his inaugural speech Mr. Mohapatra cited the importance of safety in industries especially in the Iron & Steel industry. He also stressed on the role and responsibility of large scale industries to support MSMEs to strengthen the safety aspects which is much more essential. Another guest of the event Gautam Banerjee, ED(Works), RSP, SAIL,Rourkela said about the importance of safety in industries because of various hazards. To minimize the accidents and to uphold safety in industries each and every employee’s role is all important. The Guest of Honour of the workshop, N Kar, Former Chief Inspector of Factories & Boilers, Government of Odisha vividly discussed about RSP’s role for safety movement which helped other small organizations to learn from it. The other speaker of the workshop, H S Mohanty, former Director of Factories & Boilers, Govt. of Odisha said proper preparedness for safety through safety drills will make the organization ready to meet any real time eventuality. Dr. Malay Kumar Pradhan, Dy. Director of Factories& Boilers, Govt. of Odisha elaborated on the mission of accomplishing the Vision-Zero in the state, means zero accidents. He also thanked RSP for extending all supports to make this workshop a grand success. In the opening, Satya Narayan Sethi, Dy. Director of Factories & Boilers, Rourkela Division welcomes the delegates and at the end the vote of thanks was given by Manoj Kumar Mishra, Asst. Director, Factories & Boilers, Rourkela Division. The key highlights of the programme were demonstration by NDRF, Munduli and Fire fighting and Rescue demo by RSP.

XAHR International Conference 2019

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Bhubaneswar,Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XAHR) is gearing up for its International HR Conference, which is scheduled to take place on 28th-30th January, 2019. This much anticipated event will witness the participation of various stakeholders of the Xavier fraternity, as well as stalwarts from the Human Resource Fraternity. 

The business world of today is buffeted by technological, legislative and social changes which can potentially alter, radical organizations’ internal structure and their relationship with external stakeholders. These changes are forcing organizations to simultaneously change their business processes and the composition of their workforce. Specifically, organizations must innovate with respect to their internal processes and external products, increase the diversity of the workforce to improve their long-term effectiveness and be more agile in order to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Hence, the International Conference provides a platform for stimulating interaction between the veterans of the Human Resource world and the students on the theme : 

“Organizational Metamorphosis for Innovation, Inclusion and Agility”

The speakers for the event include: 

Dr. Arup Varma,  Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Dr. AquilBusrai, CEO, AquilBusrai Consulting

Dr. Paul Hempel, Professor at City University of Hong Kong

Dr.SantanuRath, Director HR Odisha Mining Corporation

Mr. Aashish Kumar Mishra, Vice President Head, Human Resources, IMFA

Mr. AbhinavIyer, Senior Manager and Leader HR Leadership Academy, Wipro Limited.

Mr. Amiya Patnaik. GM (H&A), NALCO

Mr. G.P.Rao, Founder and Managing Partner Good People Relations LLP

Mr. Pradeep Dasan, Head Talent Acquisition & Talent Management, Nayara Energy Limited  

Mr.  Rajeev Bhadauria, Group Director HR, Jindal Steel Limited

Mr. Rhiju Bhowmick, VP & Head - Learning & Change Management, Nayara Energy Limited  

Ms. Subhashini Acharya, Learning Leader – R&D India, Schneider Electric

Mr. Subhasis Mishra, Talent Acquisition Leader, Amazon 

XAHR believes in offering a platform for quality discussions on emerging issues and trends. The school organises a plethora of superlative discussions to ameliorate the students’ learning experience. XAHR International Conference 2019 is one such conference aimed at providing an enriching and interactive session about the role of human resources.



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Talcher,16/01/19:A mock drill exercise was conducted by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Cuttack in association with Fire Wing,CISF ,NTPC Kaniha at Stage I ,Chlorination Plant of the power station. 

On the occasion ,Shri N Acharya,GM(O&M) and senior executives , employees & CISF personnel witnessed the mock exercise . Addressing the gathering Shri Acharya said “we should be careful towards safety functions of the power station and ready to deal with any emergency 24 x 7 .He also thanked the NDRF team for conducting the drill and sharing vital information on dealing with emergency situation. 

During the mock drill, all the fire tenders and ambulance reached the drill site in time and the emergency was handled in proper time.


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Report by:Rajeh Mohapatra, Odishabarta 

ROURKELA,16/01/19: The most discussed murder case which was happened at Sector-1, Police manag4d to grab the accused and arrested four persons, said PK Mishra, DSP, Rourkela in a press conference in the PS. Two weeks before two assailants had killed one RSP employee Late. Nrusingha Sahu in his staff quarter in the evening by firing at him from zero blank and flew from the spot. A murder case was filed by the Sector-3 police and investigation was kicked up with all effort. During the investigation police came to know about the financial transaction for a house and got some clue about the assailants. Police then had a raid and arrested four persons in connection to the murder and they are Ajay Nayak, of sector-15, Jagarnnath Nayak of Sector-19, Susanta Singh the main accused who fired at him, S/o SunderLal Singh and Sunderlal Singh. Police has also seized one pistol and live bullets from the accused. Sunderlal Singh who was a RSP employee after had worked in various departments in RSP from had retired in 2013 and was in search of a house. He came in contact with Late. Nrusingha Sahu whose father-in-law was having a lease house which he had taken from some other person and since he was not staying in the same house and shifted to his Titlagarh, the house was remained vacant. Late. Nrusingha had negotiated to give the house to Sunderlal Singh for Rs.2.5 lakhs and as per the negotiation he had paid him the entire amount and shifted to lease house and renovated the same with anotherRs.3 lakhs. The tragedy started when the original lease owner of the house came to know about this. He immediately stopped the construction work. Finding no way Sunderlal Singh had approached Late.Sahu to refund amount taken, despite several requests over these years, late Sahu betrayed them and was not paying back their money. Finding helpless the father involved his son Susanta Singh who had been visiting Late.Sahu to ask money but effort went in vein. Finally Susanta contacted two others Ajay Nayak who was also a prime accused in a bank loot in Bisra and Jagarnnath Naik. All of them had meetings and Ajay Nayak had provided Susanta a gun in exchange of Rs.43000/-. Susanta Singh and his team had decided that they will approach Late.Sahu and will traumatize him by showing the gun and with coercion they will make him sign a blank court paper for claiming the amount payable. That evening they reached his house and asked him to sign the paper but he out rightly refused to do so and even refused to pay them their agreed amount. Susanta was all angry and frustrated, immediately he put out the gun and fired at him from zero blank. After committing the crime they flew by a bike and after knowing that police is in search of them, they travelled to Buguda and stayed there for some time. When they knew that police is about to raid the place, they returned back to Rourkela and were planning to go out of state, police had raided the place and arrest all of them. This incident had shocked everyone and now police has done a great job in capturing all the accused in the incident.

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Filmy Chakkar 2 concludes at IIMC; Every film is political: Dr Shoma Chatterjee

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Dhenkanal,16/01/19:National Seminar on ‘Political Narratives in Indian Cinema’ organised Dhenkanal:  With an objective to embed an implicit understanding of the world of cinema among the students, IIMC Dhenkanal organised a National Seminar on ‘Political Narratives in Indian Cinema’ here on Wednesday. Speaking on the event, senior journalist and film scholar Dr. Shoma A. Chatterjee said, “I can not differentiate between political and so-called apolitical cinema. In my opinion, every feature film has political undertone in it. Every film is political.” 

Speaking on her topic, ‘Creativity Challenges to Capturing Conflict on Screen’ she said, “Even if you analyse a social or fantasy film, you will find the perspective of the creator in it. This particular opinion shapes our political views in a way. Hence it is safe to say that every film carries a certain amount of direct or indirect political messaging.” 

Deliberating on ‘Grassroots Democracy and Regional Cinema’, Regional Director of IIMC Dhenkanal Prof. Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee highlighted how democratic values are portrayed in Indian Cinema. He said, “Even in political films, which are supposed to celebrate democracy, we often see heroism and how one hero is supposed to rescue the downtrodden from exploitation. This is exactly the opposite of what democracy stands for.” 

Regional Director of CBFC, Cuttack Gopal Mahapatra, deliberated on ‘Politics and Entertainment in Indian Cinema’ while Film Researcher and National Film Award-winning critic Dr. Piyush Roy spoke on ‘Changing Celluloid Images of the Indian Politician’. A number of film researchers also presented their research papers on this occasion. 

With the seminar, the three-day-long series of events titled ‘Filmi Chakkar-2’ also concluded. A two-day Film Appreciation Workshop was curated and conducted by Dr. Piyush Roy on 14th and 15th. There was also an exhibition of film magazines down the ages curated by film scholar Surya Deo.  ‘Filmi Chakkar-2’ is the second edition of the much-acclaimed event ‘Filmi Chakkar’ held as part of the Institute’s Silver Jubilee celebration last year.


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Report;Akshya Rout,Odishabarta 

Jajpur,16/01/19: As many as 63  persons on Wednesday donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by Jenapur  police station in  Jajpur district Superintendent of Police Charan Sing Meena , who inaugurated the camp, appreciated the efforts of the organisation for holding the camp and exhorted police personnel to participate in such exercises in more numbers. Jenapur IIC Sushanta Kumar Das said the local police has earned goodwill of the people for its philanthropic works, including blood donation camps, and commitment to develop the police-public relations to new heights. Several eminent persons, including  menu Youth attended the camp


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I have feelings for Nirupama. But she rejected my proposal. The boy was an obstacle in our relationship. So I killed him,”(!).Debasis 

My Relationship developed through Face Book (?). 

Berhampur,16/01/19:A frustrated Romeo was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping and murdering a seven-year-old by on 12th January. 

The accused person who identified as Debasis Panda, is the so called uncle of the deceased Ashish Anshuman.

Today Pinak Mishra,SP,Berhampur while addressing to media person said, On dated.12/01/19 one Smt Niruparani Acharya of Tota street,Berhampur under Gosanianuagaon police limit had reported that about a year back incidentally her family came in contact with one Debasis Panda (30) of village Jakhpura,district Jajpur Odisha.

On 12th on this month about 10..45 am Debasis had taken her only son Ashish (7yrs) in her Scooty to drop him his DAV school at Gandhinagar in Berhampur city.On inquiry she ascertained that, Debasis Panda had not drop her son at school (!). Suspecting her son to have been kidnapped away by Debasis Panda she had lodged the report before the police station.

Regarding the gravity of the case, two police teams were formed by SP,Pinak Mishra under the directive supervision of Addl SP,Santanu Kumar Dash and Pravat Kumar Routray entrusted with the specific job to rescue the missing boy.The team was consisting of IIC,Kulamani Sethy,Suresh Tripathy,JK Patnaik and Nihar Ranjan Pradhan.

On 13th evening police traced  the Identity card of Asish Anshuman the missing boy from National Highway,Chatrapur and next day found the used Scooty at Auto Nagar,Haladiapadar wherein the shirt of Debasis Panda which was worn by him while taking the missing boy to drop him at school was found stained with blood(!).told by Pinak.

However, during the investigation police could able to know Debasis Panda have gone to Village Dunguripalli in Subarnapur district.Geeting the intelligence report a team was deputed to Dunguripalli village wherein Debasis Panda traced. 

In police custody after long hours interrogation accuse Debasis Panda admitted his guilt activity and to have killed Asish Anshuman by crushing stone on his head near Tara Tarini temple and concealed the dead body along with other incrementing materials.

After confired,our police team along with one Magistrate visited the place of concealed. Police recovered the dead body and sent to P.M,to MKCG Hospital, he added.

Notably police arrested Debasis basis on the clue of Mobile traking and CCTV footage.



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Bolangir,15/01/19:Modi arrived in Bolangir at around 10 am this morning and was welcomed by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Jual Oram, Bolangir MLA Narasingha Mishra and other senior leaders. 

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Bolangir, inaugurated and dedicated a slew of developmental projects worth over Rs 1545 crore to the people of Odisha. Modi’s trip to Bolangir is his third visit to the State in less than 30 days.

PM Modi also laid foundation stones for renovation and restoration works at Asurgarh Fort in Kalahandi.

The projects that were inaugurated include the 28.3 acre Multi Modal Logistics (MMLP) Jharsuguda, the Balangir-Bicchupalli new railway line, doubling of Barpali-Dungaripali and Bolangir-Deogaon road line along with electrification of 813 km of Jharsuguda-Vizinagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines.

The PM stated that the developmental projects will have a transformative impact on the progress of Odisha.

This apart, he inaugurated the Bridge no. 588 between Therubali-Singapur road station and Passport Sewa Kendras at six places including Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Kandhamal, Bargarh and Bolangir, through video conferencing.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for a permanent building at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sonepur.



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