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Brahmagiri, Puri, 19 May 2019UNICEF Odisha in partnership with Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti a national NGO today launched a Sneha Samparka Abhijan, a 45 day-intensive engagement for the care and protection of children post cyclone Fani. Present at the function here today were Dr Aurodindo Behera , IAS (Rtd) Ex add chief secretary ,Surya Narayan Mrishra Dy Director OPEPA , Dr.Monika Nielsen, Chief, UNICEF Odisha,Lalita Pattnaik , Education Speciality UNICEF ODISHA , Alka Gupta, Communications Specialist, UNICEF Odisha , SHG and PRI members from the concerned blocks and 670 children from Brahmagiri participated in the program .
“Any natural disaster hits children the hardest. They are especially vulnerable to violence, abuse and exploitation. A safe space for affected children with activities that help them cope with the trauma are important in such instances, “said Dr. Monika Nielsen, Chief, UNICEF Odisha. “Through our partnership with the National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, we will train community volunteers in providing necessary psychosocial support,” she added.
The campaignaims atreaching approximately 40,000 children and 10,000 adolescents between 3-14 years includingfrom most vulnerable marginalised groups in 500 villages of Kanas,Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad blocks of the worst affected Puri district. Itincludes opening of activity centres in 500 villages, training and capacity building of volunteers and community engagement.
As schools will reopen a month later, these activity centres will create child friendly spaces to engage children in activities for psychosocial recuperation. Children will be actively engaged in individual and group activities of drawing, singing, dancing, storytelling which will help them understand, express and cope with their own emotions as a result of the trauma caused by cyclone Fani.
Bhubaneswar,19/05/19:The BJP is likely to make huge strides towards bettering its performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Odisha with a number of exit poll surveys predicting big win for the saffron party in the State.
According to Republic-C Voter analysis, the exit poll shows that BJP may win 10 seats in Odisha while 11 seats are likely to go to the ruling-BJD. The saffron party had won just a single seat of Sundergarh Lok Sabha constituency during the last polls. The survey predicted that Congress will repeat its gloomy performance similar to last 2014 elections.
The exit polls by Republic – Jan Ki Baaat have predicted even better results for BJP in Odisha. As per its projections, the national party will get large chunks of seats and emerge as winner in 12 Lok Sabha constituencies while the BJD might end up with 8 seats. The survey projected that the Congress might win one seat in the State.
Times Now-VMR has also predicted a similar result of Lok Sabha polls in Odisha.
Meanwhile, News 18 exit poll has projected that BJP might win 6 to 8 seats while the BJD could grab 12 to 14 seats.
A survey by India TV also predicted similar result with BJP winning 6 and BJD winning 15 seats in Odisha.
However, India Today exit poll predicted a completely different picture. As per its projections, the saffron party will secure landslide victory in Odisha by wining 15 to 19 Lok Sabha seats while the BJD will win only 2 to 6 seats.
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Keonjhar,(Odisha):Office of The collector cum District Magistrate,This iconic building is one of the marvels of British colonial architecture. This building was known as Durbar or Kachehari (King’s court/office/ secretariat) during Princely state days. Keonjhar was a tributary state during British Empire days having semi independent status. Keonjhar joined India on 1st January 1948 and was made a part of Odisha state.
This iconic Durbar was built in 1920s. The foundation stone was laid in 1920 by L.E.B Cobden Ramsay, the then political agent of Governor General of India. However, J.H Price, the then superintendent of Keonjhar state played the key role in the construction of this building. It is said that the building’s design and architecture was inspired from a famous London hotel of those days (which Hotel? Well, that’s a matter of further study/research.
It won’t be an exaggeration to state that this is one of the best heritages Collectorate buildings of India, and it deserves a fitting centenary next year.
Notably, Keonjhar in Odisha in India is one of the idyllic retreat which attracts tourists from all over. If you wish to explore the unspoilt beauty of the vast acres of green forests in Odisha, then Keonjhar is your ideal destination.
Keonjhar are the home to a variety of animals. The city is also famous for its rich mineral resources. On your tour you will get to know more about the breathtaking beauty of the place and not only about Coal mines.
Keonjhar are the home to a variety of animals. The city is also famous for its rich mineral resources. On your tour to Keonjhar you will get to know more about the breathtaking beauty of the place and not only about coal mines.
KEONJHAR AT A GLANCE,(Souce)
POPULATION – 15.61.990
AREA – 8.240 sq.kms
GEO LOCATION – South East
BEST TIME – November , February
Bhubaneswar,19/05/19:Re-polling in 34 booths began across Odisha amid heavy police security on Sunday. The re-polling which began at 7 am will continue till 6 pm today.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to conduct re-polls in 34 booths due to irregularities and incidents of violence during the third and fourth phase of polls held on April 23 and April 29 respectively.
According to sources, re-polling is underway at nine booths including five booths in Bari, two in Binjharpur and one each in Sukinda and Dharmasala under the Jajpur parliamentary constituency.
Similarly, in Cuttack, fresh polling is being held at four booths in Athagarh and one in Badamba. Long queues were seen outside the four polling booths in Mahanga and one in Salepur under Kendrapara parliamentary constituency. Fresh elections are being held in four booths in Baripada and one in Bangiriposi.
Re-polling also began in three booths in Puri, two each in Balasore and Dhenkanal and one each in Bhubaneswar, Keonjhar and Jagatsinghpur parliamentary constituencies.
Bhubaneswar,18/05/19:The Odisha Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved a resolution to dissolve the 15th Odisha Legislative Assembly as its term would be over in June next.
Soon after the cabinet meeting, Chief Secretary AP Padhi told reporters that the resolution would be sent to Governor Ganeshi Lal for his approval.
“According to the constitutional provision, the State Cabinet will pass a resolution to dissolve the Assembly after the declaration of election results and hand over the resignation of the Cabinet and Chief Minister to the Governor to make way for the constitution of the new Assembly. The Assembly stands dissolved only after approval and notification of the Governor,” the Chief Secretary told reporters.
He further added that the cabinet also approved proposals for release of financial assistance for the post-cyclone relief and restoration works.
Rs 15 lakh for cleaning each pond in Puri district.
Rs 24 lakh for all government staff engaged in relief and restoration works.
Additional financial assistance of Rs 1000 to each affected family of Puri district.
Hike in the daily wage of the workers hired from the neighbouring states. The skilled workers will be provided Rs 555 as against Rs 370 while the semi-skilled and non-skilled workers will get Rs 480 and Rs 420 as against Rs 320 and Rs 280 respectively.
The Chief Minister has also directed the departments concerned to complete the relief and restoration works in Puri district in two months.
By;Manoj Kanta Dash,Editor
Berhampur,The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik delightful Mr Vijay Amurta Kulange Collector Ganjam handling of cyclone “FANI” which hit Odisha in May 3rd.2019.
The Chief Minster also praised the Ganjam media and all District officers and the cooperation of people of Ganjam for spreading awareness about the cyclone. “Timely dissemination of information about the harshness of the cyclone was the main reason behind minimal human loss,”.
In a reference the Odisha State Government also mentioned that it would highlight the District efforts as a model for disaster management programmes which is adopted by the District Administration of Ganjam.
When the latest Indian National Centre of Ocean Information Services conveyed the model predict the land fall at a kissing distance from Gopalpur and Chilika the administration came with all preparedness to face.
“The district administration has nicely managed to control zero human deaths during FANI by evacuating around thousands of people from the seaside area before 72 Hrs. The authorities also made people aware in a different way of the areas which were vulnerable and saved many lives”.
According to source, “Ganjam has learnt lessons from 1999 super cyclone in which around ten thousand persons perished. Of the 21 lives which Phailin claimed, 13 died in Ganjam district alone,”.
In return Mr Vijay Amruta Kulange,IAS,Collector Ganjam praised and said this appreciation which received from Honable’Chief Minister actually the credit line goes to all Media Perons of Berhampur,Officers supported Mr.Sidhartha Shankar Swain IAS,PD DRDA, Mr Chakravarti Singh Rathre,IAS,Commissioner BeMC,SP,Ganjam Mr Brijesh Ray,IPS,SP Berhampur,Mr Pinak Mishra,Sub Collectors and all Police officers as well all officers from the Districts with their staff members.
Berhampur,18/05/19:The District Local Fund Auditor Rayagada instructed to the District Local Fund Auditor,Ganjam to serve so cause notice u/s 9-3 with the extracts which is issued against the delinquent concern, now the concern delinquent officers.
It may be underlined now those officers are under the jurisdiction of Ganjam.
LFA,Rayagada also stated in their letter No-861/LFA, to process at Ganjam and member of staff serving at table also requested in their letter to ask for the served copy with full signature with acknowledgement of the delinquent persons. The so cause notice may be transmitted to the LFA Rayagada at an early date for further course of action.
The Officers are now under the LFA section are;Mr K Nagabhusan,Ex BDO,Gudari at Present BDO Rangeilunda,Ganjam, Mr Dayamaya Padhi Ex-BDO Rayagada at present Tahasildar Berhampur.
In this regard while interacted with Sub Collector Mr Diganta Routray he said let me enquire into.
Report; Manoj Kanta Dash,Pranya Panda,Odishabarta
Berhampur,18/05/19:Odisha’s top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has been sentenced to life imprisonment in connection with 2014 case (case no 127/14) under Bada Bazar Police limits in Berhampur.
As per the case History the self-styled Maoist leader Sunil alias Sabyasachi Panda, who made it into the international headlines in 2012 abduction of two Italian tourists, has been sentenced to life imprisonment under Section 121 of the IPC.Panda was wanted in over 135 criminal cases.
Today Additional District Judge (1) pronounced the verdict after taking into consideration 15 witnesses and police records.
The Berhampur police had arrested the 48-year-old fugitive rebel after raiding a hideout near Mangalabarm Peta under Bada Bazar Police limit in Berhampur City on July 17, 2014. Since then he was at the Berhampur jail.
Earlier, Panda was acquit in as many as 52 cases and was convicted in only one case.
As per public prosecutor Gyanendra Jena, Sabyasachi was sentenced to life imprisonment under IPC section 121.