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Talcher,12/05/19:Executives of NTPC Kaniha volunteered for assisting victims of Fani Cyclone, which has caused huge devastation loss to live & property mainly in Puri District.
A dedicated team of NTPC Kaniha executives reached Brahmagiri block near Satpada under Puri District on May 8,2019 and engaged in providing relief to the affected villagers. They volunteered to provide eatables like Chuda ,Rice, Gaggery,Biscuits , Potato, ORS sachets, Sattu ,essential medicines & Tarpalin to 180 families of the villages namely Kajubhui Sahi, Panas pada, Behera Sahi, Anandpur and Malisahi.
The villages are severely hit badly by the severe cyclone Fani. Villagers appreciated the efforts who were seeking relief.The distributed items were procured through contribution done by the execuives.
The team is planning to distribute relief materials including like solar lantern to 500 families soon, which will help in this crisis time. Team included Gokula, Nanda Swain, Anil Kumar, Prabhat Ranjan, , Shital Sahu, ,Biswajit Dehury,Bimal Kumar , Rajesh Pani & D Mallick.
Bhubaneswar,12/05/29:The death toll in Odisha due to Cyclone Fani rose to to 64, with 21 fresh casualties, informed the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) today.
The highest number of 39 deaths were reported from Puri district, followed by nine in Khurda district, six in Cuttack district, four in Mayurbhanj, and three from Kendrapara and Jajpur district each, the official at the SEOC added.
As per reports, 25 were killed due to wall collapse, 20 more were crushed under tree/electric pole/hoarding and six died after roof fell on them. However, the cause behind the 13 casualties is yet to be ascertained.
The ‘extremely severe’ cyclonic storm Fani, which made landfall in Puri with wind speed of up to 240 kmph on May 3, affected more than 1.65 crore people in 14 districts in Odisha.
Report;Pranya Panda & Pabitra Rauto,Odishabarta
MURDER – RAPE – RAPE & MURDER (???).
RAPE SUSPECTED (?).
Berhampur/Khalikote,Ganjam,11/005/19:A dead body of a married lady was found from a Laxminarayanpur cashew forest under Khalikote Police limit in Ganjam on Saturday.
According to IIC,Khalikote Mr Sunil Kumar Behera to Odishabarta that, some locals spotted the body and informed us. Soon we rush to the spot.
Receiving the message the dynamic and experienced SDPO,Ganjam Mr Utkal Keshrai Dash reach on spot and started ground zero investigation also given strict instruction to the IIC,Behera to inquire for such sensitive issue in 360 degree without any lapses.
While discussed with SDPO,Mr Utkal he said, It’s a very heinous murder and we requested our Scientific team for onward enquiry.
However, after the investigation by the scientific team, around 3/4 PM the dead body was shifted to Berhampur MKG for FMT.
The deceased identified as Laxmi Sahu of Gobinda Nagar, Golonthara Police limit of Berhampur Police district. She married to Mr Govinda Sahu and having one 8 yrs daughter and 3 yrs old Son.
Govinda Sahu a resident of Damonjodi in Koraput district, Odisha who at present working in a private company in Uttar Pradesh.Last couple of days the deceased Laxmi Sahoo and other family members came to her village form Damonjodi to attend a social function,Accoridng to source.
Last 2/3 days back Laxmi left for Berhampur and told her mother that she had some work with some finance company.
But to her family surprise when Laxmi didn’t back to her village in time and the family member suspected she might have missed (?).
Finally her sister Ms Manjulla Sahu wedged a missing case FIR at Golonthara PS vide the case no- 11/19 dtd.11/05/19.
On Saturday around 10 AM Laxmi Sahu dead body found with a indication of Murder in Laxminaraynpur Cashew Jungle under Khalikote police limit.
Khalikote Police suspected rape and murder (!) or only murdered at some other place and thrown at this jungle (?). Everything will come to front within no time as the investigation in full sewing as told by SDPO,Mr Utkal.
But for the local surprise something lacking behind why the Khalikote police didn’t seized the materials of evidence even after shifting the dead body (?).
Bhubaneswar,10/05/19:The IPS Association of Odisha has stepped forward to show unity with their helping hand to the Cyclone Fani affected people of Odisha.
The IPS officers association of Odisha have contributed Rs 10,000/- each towards Chief Minister Releif Fund (CMRF) for the Cyclone stricken people of Odisha.Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sharma DGP,Odisha accompanied by Mr Sanjeeb Panda ADG(L&O), Mr Asheet Panigrahy,I.G(H.Q) presented a Cheque of Rs 10 lac to Sri Naveen Patnaik,Chief Minister of Odisha in the Secretariat on Friday .Hon’ble Chief Minister highly appreciated the contribution from the IPS association.
SANITION CANDITION OF DRAINS & ROADS IN GANDHINAGAR AREA ARE WORSE THAN HELL EVEN AFTER ONE MONTH OF THE COMPLAINT THE DELHI BASED FIRM FAIL TO MAKE TWO STREET LIGHT POINTS FUNCTIONAL .
PRIVATE FIRM “NEEV ENERGY” CITES WITHOLD RS.1.5 CRORE BY THE UD DEPT TO BE REASON FOR DELAY IN WORK
BRAHMAPUR/9th/05/19:The President of the Gandhinagar Senior Citizen’s Forum and social worker Prof. K.C.Panda demanded immediate climb-down of Privatization of Sanitation and Street light maintenance work of the city by the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC). Most of the private agencies to which the sanitation and electrical maintenance work of the city has been given are openly cheating the denizens and looting crores of rupees from the public exchequer without any service and no one being made accountable. He demanded stringent action against the firm as well as the BMC administration for paying deaf years to tax payers’ demand.
Citing examples of poor and superfluous sanitation work of the city in general and Gandhinagar in particular which is most regretful ever the tax payers have witnessed. The BMC Commissioner and Health Officer never move beyond their AC chambers, he alleged. Similarly, the citizens those who are violating BMC norms are given free hand at the cost public sufferings. The condition of roads and drains of most part of the city in general and Gandhinagar area in particular are packed with solid wastes, soils, garbage to which the BMC and the District administration have paid deaf years. The debris and construction materials are being dumped on the drains as well as on the public road covering 50% of the space which surprisingly goes unnoticed by the BMC in spite of repeated reminders. The contractors pay attention to the main roads just for an eye wash and to appease the BMC authorities, where as the interior lanes/streets of the city in general and the Gandhinagar area in particular goes unattended. Even some denizens have used public road openly as cow shed in Gandhinagar causing inconvenience to the public and helping to breed mosquitoes. Several representations, telephone calls, complaints to the BMC remain unheeded apparently owning to their nexus with the contractors and BMC is keener to appease the law breakers. In spite of the media reports and repeated complaints, neither the BMC Commissioner nor the Health Officer has ever visited the site to address the public grievances nor met the Complainants ever. Some local public, mostly senior citizens, apprehending threat perceptions, do not dare to file complaints before the BMC knowing well that their demand will remain unheeded.
The local public taking advantage of vacant/open plots in posh localities dump garbage and other waste materials on such open plots polluting the entire environment and helping to breed mosquitoes in the area. In spite of the repeated complaints, the BMC do not dare to issue notice to the owners of those plots to put boundary walls for the reasons known to the BMC, Prof. Panda alleged. Computerization of public complaints in BMC office has become a farce, he alleged.
Similarly, the day to day electrical maintenance work of the area has grossly been deteriorated since the work has been given to a Delhi-based private firm “Neev Energy”. Several street light points are currently defunct and never been checked. Once upon a time, the electrical section of the BMC which was functioning more effectively has been totally become defunct and citizen-hostile. Mention may be made that, a group of senior citizens led by Prof.Panda submitted a complaint to BMC (vide token No.G08089/19) on 12.4.19 with a request to rectify two street-light points of Gandhinagar 3rd Lane Extension (West) which are defunct since last three weeks. When our correspondent asked the concerned Electrical Engineer of the BMC, as to how long the work will take to make two street light points functional, the Engineer felt helpless and asked our Correspondent to meet Official in-charge of the private firm “Neev Energy” Mr. Aditya who is to execute the complaint. When our correspondent met the Project in-charge of the said private firm Mr. Aditya, he said that, no electrician is coming to office because they have not received their salary for last three months and advised our Correspondent to contact the Odisha Head of the firm Mr. Soumya. When our Correspondent talked to the Odisha Head Mr. Somya over telephone in order to ascertain the reason for delay in making the street lights functional, he replied that the Ministry of UD, Govt of Odisha has withhold the payment of around Rs. 1.5 crore for which we are not able to carry out our work promptly and assured our Correspondent to give one day more time to resolve the issue. Though three weeks elapsed, the street light points of Gandhinagar 3rd Line (West) are yet to make functional. It may be mentioned that, due to non-functioning of two street light points, some anti socials are moving around the streets to take the advantage of the darkness and two minor accidents has taken place during last two weeks due to dark on the one hand and heap of construction materials dumped on the main road on the other, causing serious inconvenience to the local public who are mostly senior citizens.
According to information available, the State UD department represented by BMC entered in to an agreement with the Delhi-based firm “Neev Energy” since January 2018 for day to day electrical maintenance work initially for 7000 light points which was subsequently increased to 12000 light points without revision of payment. Due to some controversy and lack of specificity on the mode of work procedure and clarity in clauses, the UD department has reportedly withheld the payment to the firm for which the firm is not able to carry out the work, sources said.
Likewise, every day senior citizens go with a complaint to make their light points functional but there is no one to address their voice. The senior citizens of the area have demanded that, the BMC administration be made accountable for such maintenance lapses of public interest. He demanded that owners who kept their plots in posh localities of the city without compound walls, those who dump construction materials and debris on the public road that remain un-lifted for months and those who use public road as their cow-shed should be imposed exemplary penalty so that they will not dare to repeat the same. He also made the elected representatives partly responsible for such chaos and their failure to put pressure on the BMC.
Cuttack,10/05/19:The SC/ST Special Court in Cuttack on Friday deferred the hearing on the charges framed against Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul to May 17th.
Though the self-proclaimed godman appeared before the Orissa High Court, the move was taken by the court of law as two other accused failed to depose.
A charge sheet has been filed by the State Crime Branch against the controversial self-proclaimed godman. The scheduled hearing was adjourned over the charges framed against Roul in the ‘Rosaline Mallick case’.
The Crime Branch had registered a case against Roul on charges under relevant sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. He was also charged with extortion, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul was arrested on August 7, 2015, by the CID-Crime Branch following the surfacing of a sex scandal involving him at his Ashram at Barimula in Kendrapada district.
Initially, the CID-CB had registered a case against him on charges of cheating, forgery, wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation. Later, he was also charged under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP launching a blistering attack, and his own party chief distancing itself from him, Congress leader Sam Pitroda on Friday swallowed his words over the 1984 riots – "Haan, hua toh hua [Yes, it happened, so what]".
PM Modi led from the front to slam the Congress and Pitroda. Addressing a rally in Haryana's Rohtak district, which goes to polls on Sunday, he said, "Their minds are filled with arrogance. Yesterday, this was described in just three words. Congress has been so insensitive, this was indicated in those three words. They were not uttered out of the blue. These words reflect the character, mentality and intent of the Congress. What were those three words? Hua toh Hua."
Modi then targeted Pitroda. "This senior leader is the closest aide of the Gandhi family. He is around them day and night..he is also their biggest confidante and was a friend of Rajiv Gandhi and now he is Rahul Gandhi's guru."
Pitroda said his statement was blown out of proportion and attributed the controversy to his poor Hindi. "I wanted to say move on. We have other issues to discuss as to what BJP government did and what it delivered...I wanted to say jo hua vo bura hua, I could not translate bura in my mind," Pitroda told a news agency.
Amid protests by Sikh groups in New Delhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi too condemned Pitroda. "I think 1984 was a needless tragedy that caused tremendous pain. What Mr. Sam Pitroda has said is absolutely and completely out of line and is not appreciated. I will be communicating this to him directly. He must apologise for his comment," Gandhi wrote in a Facebook post.
Earlier in the day, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too criticized Pitroda's statement. "I totally don't accept that statement. It is the duty of successive government to find out who was behind it and how the riots happened," he said.
During the day, the Delhi unit of the BJP took out a procession against Pitroda and demanded an apology from him. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tweeted that it was a matter of disgrace that the party did not show any remorse and wondered if Rahul Gandhi would oust hus Guru for his remarks.
Along with Haryana, all of Punjab will vote on May 12.
Source & Courtesy;DNA News
New Delhi,10/05/19:Presently with Reserve Bank of India RBI and government-mints facing a unique problem of storage of coins and mints at times working in just one shift rather than usual three, still many vendors are continuing with faulty practice of giving candies, chocolates and other such unwanted items in place of balance coins. Many retailers have made it a practice to give candies and chocolates in place of coins even though they have sufficient coins in their cash-boxes. It is a noble way to earn extra profit through such forced sale of unwanted items devised in the days when coins were in scarcity.
Central Government should take steps to stop such anti-consumer tactics by making provision to impose fine on traders who give candies, chocolates and other unwanted items in place of balance coins to consumers. RBI should direct all private and public sector banks to ensure sufficient coin-bags of each denomination especially of rupees one and five at all their branches so that these may be available on demand to any one irrespective of being customer of the bank.
Production of coins of rupees two should be stopped by increasing production of one-rupee coins because it is quite often that one-rupee coin is not given back as balance of two-rupee coin because of one-rupee coin-bags not usually available. Coins should only be in denominations of rupees one and five.