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Berhampur,24/03/19:Metabolic Conclave 2019 was organized recently by Global Cardio Diabetes Academy at Dubai, UAE. This year’s theme was Update on Thyroid Disorders. Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, consultant endocrinologist from Diabetes and Endocare clinic, Berhampur was invited to deliver on Management of Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy. Around 1 in 2000 pregnant ladies suffer from hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone levels in blood). This condition presents with weight loss, trembling of hands, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, palpitation and bulging red eyes. If not treated adequately it can give rise to complications like miscarriage, hypertension, heart failure, fetal growth restriction, preterm delivery and increased perinatal mortality. Mostly medicines are used to control it, with some severe cases requiring surgery in 2nd trimester. Dr Kota explained to the audience about usage pattern, side effects and monitoring of patients.
About 40 expert endocrinologists from various parts of globe were invited as speakers and panellists. Around 250 doctors from south Asia and Middle East participated in this 2 daylong conference. Dr Kota was the only speaker from Odisha and was one among 4 doctors from India, to be invited to this coveted event, for which he received accolades from his colleagues, various organizations and general public.
Bhubaneswar,23/03/19:Ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state, BJP Odisha announced names of three more vice presidents today.
Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh, senior leader Subhas Chauhan and state spokesperson Pitambar Acharya have been appointed as vice presidents in the Odisha wing of BJP by saffron party president Basant Panda.
“Their contribution will intensify and strengthen the organisational activities of the party during the elections,” BJP spokesperson and media cell chief Golak Mohapatra informed media persons during a press briefing.
Bhubaneswar,23/03/19:In a startling revelation, Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh, who joined the BJP after quitting BJD, today stated that she will not contest the Odisha Elections 2019.
Participating in OTV’s Janamanch programme, Pratyusha said, “I joined BJP to serve people after being inspired by the leadership of PM Modi. I never consider myself as a politician and had not joined BJP for ticket. I have made up my mind that I will not contest the polls this time,” said Pratyusha.
The Kandhamal MP further stated that despite working hard for BJD, she was neglected.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh had resigned from the primary membership of BJD on March 20 after being denied a party ticket.
“I had entered politics in a tragic situation as wanted to fulfil the dreams and promises made by late husband. I was confident to get a BJD ticket as all surveys and work done were in my favour. But unfortunately only 3 to 4 persons in BJD decided on ticket allotment. I got a call from somebody and asked me to meet VK Pandian regarding Rajya Sabha seat,” alleged Pratyusha.
Meanwhile, BJD leaders could not be contacted over Pratyusha’s allegations.
Earlier speculations were rife over Pratyusha’s candidature after she joined BJP today. Many believed that the saffron party would field her from Kandhamal. However, Pratyusha had categorically stated that she was keen to contest from Nayagarh.
Bhubaneswar,23/03/19:Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh finally came out of bewilderment and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here today.
She joined the saffron party in presence of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP’s national vice-president Baijayant Panda and State BJP president Basant Panda at senior BJP leader KV Singhdeo’s residence in Bhubaneswar.
“Denial of ticket from BJD for the upcoming elections was insult to my late husband Hemendra Chandra Singh. I joined the BJP and will work for party,” said Pratyusha.
The former BJD leader was scheduled to be inducted into the Congress today as announced by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik.
However, she finally preferred to join the saffron party with ambition to have ticket for the upcoming general elections 2019.
On March 20, Pratyusha had resigned from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) after being denied party ticket to contest in the upcoming elections.
Earlier, there were speculations that she will join BJP. After resigning from BJD, Pratyusha had cleared the air saying that she would join any other party or contest the polls as an independent candidate.
According to reports, Pratyusha wanted to contest from Nayagarh Assembly constituency. As she was denied the ticket from BJD, she decided to join another party or contest the polls as an independent candidate.
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Chatrapur,(Ganjam),23/03/19: With the election schedule announced, the district administration got on to the job of making foolproof arrangements for ensuring free and fair polls.
District Election Officer-cum-Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange conducted a review of poll preparedness on Saturday at his conference hall and asked the officials to ensure proper implementation of model code of conduct in Ganjam.
Speaking to Press people, Kulange, the Collector said there will be 3063 polling booths have provided with ramp,toilet,drinking water and electricity. To avoid keeping in view of heat wave and sun stroke cases anticipating heat wave and sun stroke cases precautionary measure has been taken to ensure the availability of medicine and ORS packets at polling booths.
Total number of PWD electors 48,846.keeping in view of the motto of Election Commission of India “No voters to be left Behind”.
For the first time the administration introduced 13 Pink booths each assembly constituency to be managed exclusive by women polling officers. The officers have been trained for this purpose in the district, 11 model booths has been identified with these model booths the voters will be welcomed in a special way which will make them feel special and proud for the Indias’democratic process he further added.
24X7 voter Helpline working at control room at District Office and the voters can get assistance and lodge complaints by Dialling 1950.
For election expenditure monitoring 13 Expenditure observers,13 accounting team,39 flying squard3,39 static surveillance team,39 Video surveillance team and 13 Video viewing team.
Among other officials Kobind Kumar Sahu,ADM,(General) Laxmi Kanta Sethy,ADM,(Revenue),dy Collector Election Vijayananda Sethy and other line of department were present.
Talcher,23/03/19:NTPC Talcher Kaniha has provided training on Mushroom Cultivation to 40 Women Self Help Groups of nearby villages i.e Bijigol ,Rangabeda & Sarathipal which has commenced recently at Multi Skill Centre ,NTPC Kaniha under its CSR initiative. The total duration of the training was two weeks.
The training was conducted by NTPC in association with M/s Idiot ,Dhenkanal. After completion of training, necessary Mushroom Cultivation Infrastructure like bamboo structure, green house net, water sprayer, seeds, water tank , straw etc. shall be provided by NTPC in these three venues for Mushroom Cultivation. The basic aim behind the program was to help the SHG women to become self-empowered for generation of livelihood.
This is the second group of beneficiaries who have undergone training. In past 60 SHG Women have completed training and earning through cultivation and selling Mushroom in their respective villagers. There is a huge demand of mushroom in the local market due to its organic cultivation.
Bhubaneswar,22/03/19:In yet another attempt to throttle the voice of media, a journalist was attacked by miscreants near Astaranga in Puri district yesterday. According to reports, Chandan Paikaray, journalist of an electronic media was reportedly attacked when he had gone to cover election news.
It is alleged that the miscreants attacked Paikaray for covering some news against the local MLA. Following the incident, Paikaray lodged a complaint at Astaranga Police station. Carrying out investigation, the cops subsequently arrested one accused involved in the brutal assault on the journalist.
Talcher,22/03/10:Shri Ramesh Babu V has taken over as Group General Manager of NTPC Talcher Kaniha w.e.f 20.03.2019 on account of transfer of Shri Santosh James ,Chief General Manager to NTPC Southern Region Headquarters.
Prior to joining at Talcher Kaniha,Shri Ramesh Babu was the General Manager(OS),NTPC Western Region Headquarters,Raipur (Chattisgarh) and prior to that he has served as Head of Project at NSPCL-Durgapur Station (A Joint venture company of NTPC Limited and SAIL),West Bengal.
Shri Ramesh Babu joined NTPC in 1987 as 12th Batch Executive Trainee after graduating from REC, Srinagar in Mechanical Engineering discipline. He has also completed M.Tech in Thermal Engineering from IIT Delhi while service in NTPC.
He started his career at Badarpur Thermal Power Station ,Delhi,. Shri Ramesh Babu has a long stint of 32 years of service in NTPC. He has served the Maharatna Company in various capacities in the field of Operation, Mechanical Maintenance, Erection , NTPC resource centre “CENPEEP” (Centre for Power Efficiency & Environmental Protection) and Operation Services (OS).
Shri Ramesh is a veteran Power Professional and brings with him rich exposure in Power Sector.