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Raid on businessman’s house in Rourkela for making forgery in GST amount filing

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:22 Written by

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ROURKELA: Since the inception of GST in July last year, there are many corruption made by businessmen in GST filing and there were many raids all across the state. Yesterday, a raid was done in the house and other five place of the businessman involved in iron business in his Civil Township residence, JJJ-10 at Rourkela. The raid was carried on in the L N Shaw’s residence by GST Intelligence Department, Bhubaneswar, Members of Rourkela GST Commissioner office and members of DGCEI, Rourkela jointly after receiving complaint in Rourkela office of the GST department. Govt. officers have sized many valuable documents pertaining to this inspection and the raid will continue for the day and if possible for the next day also, said officers available there. Officers on duty in the raid have refused to share any information because it may affect the investigation badly. It was found earlier many unscrupulous businessmen are trying to own black money through evading taxes in different forms for a long time. This all was possible because of lack of proper governance and few drawbacks in the system.

Foundation Stone laid for 5th LPG bottling plant in Odisha

Monday, 21 May 2018 12:28 Written by


Bolangir:Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s LPG bottling plant in Odisha.

The bottling plant will be set up at Koshala Kalamandala Ground in Bolangir district with an investment of Rs 103 crore. The plant is likely to be commissioned by March 2020. The new plant spread over 23 acres will have a bottling capacity of 42 lakh cylinders per year.

The new bottling plant will cater to the needs of people of 14 districts of the state. The BPCL’s first bottling plant is operational in Khurda.

“Establishment of the second bottling plant of BPCL is a step towards fulfilling the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Purvodaya: A prosperous East for a New India’,” said Dharmendra.

Among others, Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thawaar Chand Gehlot and senior BJP leader KV Singhdeo were present on the occasion.







3- D Mantra to Ministers by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Monday, 21 May 2018 12:24 Written by


Bhubaneswar:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while chairing a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the State Secretariat on the occasion of completion of BJD Government’s four years during fourth term, advised the ministers to work for the people with ‘3D’– Determination, Devotion and Dedication. 

Briefing media persons after the meeting, Patnaik also highlighted ten major achievements of his government during the term. 

“Firstly, several historical decisions have been taken to promote Odia language in all walks of life. In housing, our target was to build 24 lakh pucca houses…17 lakhs have been completed, 7 lakh will be completed by March 5, next year,” the CM said. 

“As far as rural roads are concerned, 25,500 kms have been constructed. In irrigation and agriculture, 7 lakh hectares of additional irrigation potential have been created and ten lakh hectares to be achieved by April 1, next year,” Patnaik said. 

He also spoke about 117 lakh metric tonnes grain production, provision of crop loans for sharecroppers and millet mision for rainfed areas. 

“In urban matters, land rights to slum dwellers is a historic decision. As far as skill development is concerned, we lead the country in skill development. 9 lakh young people have achieved skill development out of a target of 11 lakh,” he said. 

“Four out of nine medical colleges have been established and five more are in the pipeline. As far as tribal development is concerned, special development councils in nine tribal-dominated districts have been established,” the CM said. 

“Four out of nine medical colleges have been established and five more are in the pipeline. As far as tribal development is concerned, special development councils in nine tribal-dominated districts have been established,” the CM said. 

“As for women, 70 lakh women are in SHGs and 30 lakh women have been covered under the Mamata scheme. In sports, Odisha and Bhubaneswar have become global sports destinations,” he added.





Naveen highlights top 10 achievements of BJD govt

Monday, 21 May 2018 12:21 Written by


Bhubaneswar:“Take a pledge to work hard for the people with Determination, Devotion and Dedication,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told ministers while chairing the meeting of the Council of Ministers at the State Secretariat on the occasion of completion of BJD government’s four years of the fourth term.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Patnaik highlighted ten major achievements of the ruling BJD during the term.

“Nearly 17 lakh pucca houses have been constructed in the state in the last four years while the remaining 7 lakh houses will be completed by March 5 as a humble tribute to Biju Babu,” the CM said.

“We have enacted historic legislation to enable slum dwellers in urban areas to have land and property rights. Nearly 10 lakh people will be empowered through this initiative – unprecedented in the world in its scope and scale,” the CM added.

Speaking about the achievements of the government in the agriculture sector, Patnaik said, “We are the only state to have doubled farmers’ incomes in the last decade. We promised 10 lakh hectares of additional irrigation potential. We have already achieved 7 lakh hectares and we are racing towards achieving the target by April 1st 2019,” the CM added.

Stating that providing connectivity is a priority for the government, Patnaik said, “Odisha leads the country in the construction of rural roads with a record 22,500 kilometres in the last 4 years. In addition, 600 bridges have been constructed under the Biju Setu Yojana. Biju Expressway connecting North and South Odisha passing through the KBK region is on target. The Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Setu over Mahanadi and key bridges over Ib river and Kathajodi were completed in record time and reduced distance considerably. The Gurupriya bridge in Malkangiri will also be operational soon.”

“Four medical colleges have been established and five more are in the offing. The state had the sharpest decline in the infant mortality rate. Besides, special development councils in nine tribal-dominated districts have been established,” the CM said.

“As for women, 70 lakh women are in SHGs and 30 lakh women have been covered under the Mamata scheme. Besides, we have hosted 22nd Asian Athletics Championships for a record 90 days. Now, Odisha has become a global sports destination,” he added.

“Odia language has been accorded the status of classical language and the special cabinet held at Puri on December 26, 2017, took several historical decisions to promote Odia language,” the CM added.



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Indian Railways announces 9,500 vacancies

Monday, 21 May 2018 12:10 Written by


Bhubaneswar/New Delhi:The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has invited online applications to recruit 9,500 Railway Protection Force (RPF) which includes Sub-Inspector (SI) and Constables. The RRB has released a notification in this regard. The online application will begin from 10 am, June 1, 2018.  Candidates who want to apply for RPF Sub-Inspector (SI) and Constables must apply on or before 30 June, 2018. For details, candidates must visit official websites: or 

The announcement of the 9,500  RPF  personnel recruitment was done by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in March.  He also said that 50 percent or 4517 posts of these vacancies are reserved for women. Candidates have to apply for the posts before June 30, 2018. 

Vacancy Details:

Total Posts – 9,500 (50% reserved for female candidates)

Pay Scale:
The selected candidates will be eligible to receive a monthly pay of Rs 5,200-20,200/- along with Grade Pay of Rs2,000/-

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be 10th passed from a recognized education board.

Age Limit:

The applicant must fall in the age bracket of 18 to 25 Years.

The selection process will comprise of three stages viz:

Phase I – Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Phase II – Written Examination.

Phase III – Viva Voce and Document Verification.

Application Fees

For General/OBC Candidates:Rs.40/-

For SC/ST/Female/PwD candidates: Nil.

How to apply:

  1. Go to RRB official website:

  2. Find the RPF Recruitment Notification.

  3. Click on the link.

  4. Candidates have to find and click on RPF Application Forms.

  5. Fill the form without any mistakes.

  6. Application Fee has to be paid if applicable and submit it.





Andhra Pradesh Express A.C Coach fire (!)

Monday, 21 May 2018 12:06 Written by


New Delhi:Four air-conditioned coaches of 22415 AP AC Express caught fire near Birlanagar station in Gwalior today. According to Ministry of Railways, no causalities were reported.

All passengers are reportedly safe as they were de-boarded as soon as the fire was reported. The fire tenders, which were rushed immediately to the spot, have been able to douse the fire.

The incident took place when the train was pulling into the station. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The train was stopped and the passengers travelling in B-6 and B-7 coaches were moved to other coaches by the guard. A few minutes later the train was stopped and all the passengers evacuated.

The bogies on fire were detached from the train and the train continued towards Gwalior. Three fire brigades were rushed to the spot which managed to douse the fire. There is no report of any casualty at present although some passengers suffered minor injuries after they jumped from the train as soon as it stopped. Senior railway officials from Gwalior reached the spot to supervise the relief and rescue work.




Tourist injured by priests’ attack in Puri JN temple

Monday, 21 May 2018 12:02 Written by


Puri: A devotee from Maharashtra was injured after being attacked allegedly by two servitors at Sri Jagannath temple in Puri today.

The incident took place during Mangala Alati ritual of the deities.

The devotee identified Chetan Ganapat alleged that servitors attacked him after he expressed inability to pay a large amount as Dakhina which they demanded. He sustained injuries on his hand and neck. He was treated at district headquarters hospital.

“Are not they paid? Why are they demanding money from the devotees? We donate as per our ability,” Ganapat said after lodging a written complaint at Singhadwara Police station regarding the incident.

He visited Puri along with seven other relatives to have darshan of Lord Jagannath. He along with his wife and others approached the priests for tulsi as Prasad after having darshan near Bhitara Katha. The servitors demanded Rs 1000 as dakhina to which he expressed his inability.

Later, the two servitors pushed him and his wife. When Chetan resisted them, they pulled the gold chain from his neck following which he sustained injuries on neck. They also allegedly heckled the devotee in which he got injuries on hand.

Singhadwara police officer Gokul Das has started investigation after questioning the servitors.

On the other hand, servitors rubbished the allegation saying that the devotee tried to take tulsi from priests’ pot forcefully.



Students of Rourkela have done well in +2 Science result, published by CHSE

Monday, 21 May 2018 08:02 Written by

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ROURKELA: Pass percentage is 76.98% which is 4% less than the last time result. Girls have done good than boys this time there are more 41 girls’ students who have secured more than 90%. CHSE has published +2 Science result today which is not encouraging like the last year. Anyway parents and students are unhappy in some areas for the marks they have secured. Students of Rourkela have done well. Rourkela’s Arpita Behera from Ispat Vidyamandir has ranked 18th in all Odisha list. Students of Ispat Vidyamandir have done well with pass percentage stands at 91.2% which is much ahead of councils result. Rourkela Govt. College has also done well with a pass percentage of 86% where as Ispat Autonomous college has done 65.25%. One of the reputed college of Rourkela, Muncipal College has not done good, the pass percentage is 49.35%. Excellent performance has come from Chinmaya Junior college with pass percentage of 100% which is praise worthy. Chinmaya School has been consistent in its result over the years. Moreover, other Colleges in Rourkela have done up to satisfaction. Those who have aspired for good marks but could not succeed can apply for recheck up to 4th of June. The certificates of successful candidates will be distributed from 28th of this month as per the information sought from the competent sources. Soumya Patnaik of Sambad has announced to reward best 100 students who have secured good marks in Odish to be felicitated by its organization on a suitable date which will be declared at proper time.

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