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Cuttack,24/09/18:A day after two people’s representatives of Andhra Pradesh were gunned down by Naxals, the Odisha Police has decided to ask political leaders of Odisha to adhere to its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), as a precautionary measure, while visiting Naxal-infested areas of the state.
In a statement to the media on Monday, Director General of Police (DGP) RP Sharma said, “The Odisha Police will ask political leaders and local people’s representatives to stick to the SOP during their visit to the Maoist-hit districts. Besides, the personal security officers (PSOs) will also be made aware of the SOP which they will strictly follow while accompanying their leaders to these areas.”
“According to the SOP, any political leader and local representative before visiting the Maoist-infested zones have to inform the Superintendents of Police concerned, in advance,” he added.
The DGP further informed that he has had discussed with his Andhra Pradesh counterpart about the murder of the two TDP leaders. Sharma said, “A joint operation would be launched very soon to hunt down the rebels in the Odisha-Andhra border area.”
According to Visakhapatnam Range DIG CH Srikanth, a group of about 60 Maoists intercepted the two cars of Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former TDP MLA Siveri Soma near Thutangi village in Vishakhapatnam district on Sunday morning and shot them from point-blank range.
The Andhra Pradesh Police suspects that the attack was carried out under the direction of Maoist leader Ramakrishna, secretary of the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee.
New Delhi,25/09/18:Mobile-phone service-providers turn down requests made for details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls on mobile-numbers of the person/s making such a request in name of ‘privacy’, while companies are providing details of ‘Outgoing’ calls even without being asked for.
It is beyond understanding how and why the company can claim ‘privacy’ on providing the sought data when the calls are made to persons requesting such details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls received on his mobile-numbers. Providing details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls on request is of utmost importance in cases of obscene/threatening/harassing/fraud calls received by person/s requesting for details of Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls. Such details are also of importance because of unwanted calls interrupting despite registration done on ‘Do-Not-Disturb’ service. It is apparent that mobile-companies cite privacy for deliberately not restricting unwanted calls in order to mint money by such calls.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) should make it mandatory for mobile-service providers to provide details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls on demand in the manner they provide such details of ‘Outgoing’ calls. ‘Privacy’ factor remains same for ‘Incoming’, ‘Missed’ and ‘Outgoing’ calls.
New Delhi,25/09/18:Indeed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is rarest of rare Indian politicians known for his honesty and simplicity in public-wife when he as Chief Minister can be seen travelling in public-buses. But reason for removal of two ministers in the state on basis of long illness applies unfortunately to Chief Minister himself also.
Rules should be framed both for the centre and for all states whereby long illness resulting in absentism from office for say more than three months by any minister may automatically result in removal from the post. George Fernandes was made Rajya sabha member even though his oath having been read by his colleague in the House only because he could retain type-VIII government-bungalow in Leyton Zone of New Delhi.
All those entitled for medical-facility including those in legislature at government-expense must be reimbursed for only in government-hospitals though on priority. At least medical-treatment in foreign countries must not be at government-expense.
In view of Supreme Court verdict in the matter Subhash Chandra Agrawal versus Registrar General Supreme Court wherein the apex Court quashed CIC-order for disclosure of annual medical reimbursement of individual judges of Supreme Court, it should be legislated to put details of annual medical reimbursement at government-expense on websites of respective public-authorities.
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Anant Kumar Hegde presented the award in presence of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Water Resources Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr Satya Pal Singh
JSPL Received the Award for implementation of Integrated Watershed Development & WADI programmes in Odisha and Chhattisgarh
New Delhi / Bhubaneswar, 24 Sep. 18:Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has been conferred with '5th CSR Impact Awards' in Environment Category for its natural resource management initiatives under the CSR programmes. Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Anant Kumar Hegde presented the award to JSPL’s Group Head (CSR & Education) Shri Prashant Kumar Hota.
This prestigious CSR award for environment was delivered to JSPL in the presence of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Water Resources Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Satya Pal Singh during India CSR Summit 2018 organised by the leading front line organisation the NGOBOX at New Delhi today (24 Sep. 18).Director of OP Jindal Community College Ms. Miriam Carter was present along with Mr Prashant Kumar Hota to receive the Award.
Chairman JSPL Sri Naveen Jindal twitted congratulating the Team CSR for the award and said "such recognitions will motivate us to do better ".
Congratulating the team, Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal said, “Protection and sustainable management of natural resources has been a focused area for JSPL under its CSR activities. WADI and Watershed Development projects implemented by the JSPL Foundation are models for holistic development of the Community as well as for the holistic protection of Mother nature". Thanking the Jury members for the award, she added that award would encourage JSPL foundation to explore replicating similar programmes in other deserving locations.
JSPL has been awarded for implementation of Integrated Watershed Development & WADI programmes in Odisha and Chhattisgarh in partnership with NABARD. Winner for the '5th CSR Impact Awards' was selected after the two stage evaluation concluding with the Jury Round.
After receiving the award JSPL’s Group Head (CSR & Education) Shri Prashant Kumar Hota said, “It is a privilege to receive the award from two Union Ministers. JSPL has been working for holistic development of the community in and around its operational areas. WADI and Watershed projects have truly been instrumental bringing all round development in select villages of Angul District of Odisha and Tamnar District of Chhattisgarh”.
Recently JSPL has own the India CSR Award for the Decade for social investment in Chhattisgarh. JSPL Foundation had also won the Odisha CSR Forum Award for sustainable development projects.
Under watershed development programme in Angul district Odisha, a catchment of 4000 acres have been treated on a ridge to valley basis benefiting 2500 rural families. Bio engineering interventions have been made for control of Soil erosion and ground water recharge, benefiting 2000 farming families and 250 underprivileged landless families and enhancing the Farm income three times on a sustainable basis. Under the WADI programme in Tamnar District of Chhattisgarh, Agro Horti-Silvi-Pasteural Orchards have been raised for 500 tribal families improving their income and quality of life multi-fold on a sustainable basis. There has been revere migration and eliminating sustainably school drop outs and drastically reducing IMR & MMR in both projects.
Besides, the company, in its business locations, has undertaken more than 10 lakhs community driven plantation and excavated more than 200 Ponds and water harvesting structures in the plant vicinity creating carbon sink and balancing the eco system.
Bhubaneswar,23/09/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for the next of the kin of a Class III girl who was raped and murdered at Kotagarh in Kandhamal district yesterday.
Condemning the inhuman act, the CM also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family of the eight-year-old girl.
The compensation will be given to the family of the minor girl from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF)
According to sources, the eight-year-old girl was raped and subsequently murdered at a village in Kotagarh police limits of Kandhamal district on Saturday.
The body of the minor girl with injury marks was found in a forest near Kotagarh village yesterday afternoon.
According to sources, the minor girl after returning from school had gone near a water body to relieve herself at around 2 pm. When the girl did not return home after several hours, her family members went out in search for her and later lodged a missing complaint with the police.
Later, the police launched a search and found the body inside Hatakata forest, a few metres away from the water body.
Rayagada, September 23: JK Paper Mills, Jaykaypur, Rayagada has owned the prestigious NATIONAL SAFETY AWARD for the outstanding Safety performance and achieving “Accident Free Year 2016” in a glittering award distributing ceremony organized by the DGFASLI (Director General, Factory Advice and Labour Institute), GOI held at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi.
The award has been received by Sri P.K.Suri, Executive Vice President , JK Paper Mills, Jaykaypur from Sri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Hon’ble Minister of State (independent charge) for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India.
In the past JKPM also bagged state safety award from Sri Prafulla Kumar Mallik, the then Honourable Minister (Ind. Charge), Steel & Mines and Labour & ESI, Govt. of Odisha in the presence of Sri G Srinivas, IAS, Principal Secretary, Labour & ESI and P C Das, Director of Factory & Boiler in a pompous function held at Hotel New Marrion, Bhubaneswar.
On the above achievement all employees of JKPM conveyed their gratitude to Mr. Suri, who also very recently was bestowed with Global Mills Manager Award. The denizens of Rayagada have applauded the diligence of employees under the leadership of Suri in maintaining optimum safety in the mills and its periphery.
ROURKELA,23/09/18:Plastic free society is good and using plastic items which are carrying hazardous effect especially carry bags and other items which is less than 50 micron is banned, hence, everybody should be aware of the fact, a plastic free Sambhav promotional awareness programme was initiated by Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) and Rourkela Smart City Ltd which kick started at Ambedkar Chawk. This massive awareness programme was inaugurated by Ex Rajya Sabha member and Ex Hockey Player and Present Chairman of Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), Dilip Tirkey. Addressing to the participants he said how using plastic carry bags and other things effecting human body and environment causing health hazards, hence, we must stop usage of the same and educate others to follow the same. CEO of Rourkela Smart City Ltd, Rashmita Panda who was also present there as Guest said people of Rourkela should come forward and support this massive task undertaken by RMC and let us do this in our locality first so that everyone should take health benefits. She also said that we are celebrating 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti as the day to mark cleanliness and say no to plastic and RMC has decided that from that day onwards Plastic items and thermocol items used for various purposes, i.e carry bag, plastic bottles less than 500ml,plastic spoon and glass which is less than 50 micron should be banned in the city. Many voluntary ans sports organization have taken initiative for this awareness programme including Rourkela sports Association, Feedbcak, Biju Yuva Bahini.
Report; Manoj Kant Dash, Odishabarta
Berhampur,23/09/18:One newly born two days female child of Bhikari Nahak and Jyoti Nahak of Village Ramasanarayanpur under Purusottompur PS limit in Ganjam baby was abducted by accused Smt Kuni Pradhan.from Berhampur MKCG-MCH Hospital on Saturday.
Today while briefing to Press Berhampur Addl SP,Santanu Kumar Dash said, on dated.22/09/18 at 12.30 Hrs police have received a FIR from Bhikari Nahak at BN Pur Police station stating that someone abducted their new born baby from Hospital bed (!).
Basis on the complaint BN Pur Police team took this issue very seriously as defy to their profession and could able to rescue the Baby within 24 Hrs.( 22/09/18 at mid night).
According to ASP,Mr Dash, accused Kuni Pradhan belongs to village Titigaon under Jarada PS,Berhampur Police district .She married to one Binod Pradhan since three years. She is issue less and remain on mental for want of a baby. So, she decided to bring a new born baby and to show his inlaws that she has blessed a baby.
According to her plan she left her house since four days and moving near MKCH-MCH Hospital, Berhampur in search of a baby from MKCG-MCH female ward.
Getting the opportunity on 22nd at about 12.30 PM she came in contact with one lady namely Gurubari Nahak carrying one female who on the path to buy a outdoor ticket for vaccination. She went to her near the ticket counter and convinced Gurubari Nahak to assist her in the vaccination and on this ground Gurubari handed over the Baby to her to procure vaccination ticket.
Surprisingly, the accused lady Kuni Pradhan vanished from Spot with the Baby (!).
The father and mother of the missing baby searched for her in the nearby areas desperately but when failed inspite of all efforts and the baby untraced they reported to BN Pur Police.
SP,Berhampur,Pinak Mishra took this issue very seriously and formed two separate team one led by JK Patnaik,IIC,B Pur PS and 2nd Suresh Tripathy,IIC,B.Bazar and himself personally monitoring the detection.The investigation all out efforts have been taken followed the instruction of SP,Pinak Mishra.
Finally the missing baby was rescued from the house of Tukuna Pradhan along with the accused Kuni Pradhan at Konisi Saraswati Nagar under Golonthara Police limit at Zero Hours Saturday.
The team members led by JK Patnaik,Alok Jena, Suresh Tripathy and KM Sethy,IICs’ and SI,Dipti Ranjan Pradhan and Ms Sabita Panigrahy, have became success to foil the case within no time.