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Report;Manoj Kant Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,05/03/19:Police have arrested three highway robbers for attacking Golanthara Police Station IIC’s (Inspector-in-charge) vehicle. The arrested persons have been identified as Rabi Narayan Padhi, Ananda Kumar Padhi and Runa Kumar Sahu.
The incident took place on 3rd March, when Golanthara IIC, while on his way to Berhampur, spotted five miscreants demanding “Dada Vati” money from commuters by detaining cars and trucks on the NH near Konisi. However, after the police official questioned the miscreants, they attacked him and the personal car of IIC,Golonthra Police station.
Later, Gosaninuagaon Police reached the spot and arrested three miscreants while the other two managed to give the cops a slip.
“We have registered a case against the accused and have intensified patrolling to nab the other two miscreants,” We are on the run to nab the 2 absconding accused persons said,Jayant Kumar Mohapatra,SDPO,Sadar,Berhampur.
Three accused have been forwarded to court on 4.3.19 and Golanthara police registered a case no 42/19u/S,395 IPC/25/27Arms act. Police have seized 3no of lathi 1 sword, one Indigo Car,OD-10B-8089 and one Scooty bearing Regn No- AP-30-AM-1415 he added.
REVIEW ALL CASES OF PADMA AWARDS GIVEN IN PAST AND SNATCH HONOURS FROM THOSE FOUND INVOLVED IN CONTROVERSIES
New Delhi,05/03/19:It refers to on-going probe by various investigating agencies against former CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochar. Union Home Ministry should now set procedure whereby prestigious national honours including Padma awards and Bharat Ratna may be snatched back from those found involved in later controversies by starting it with taking back honour from Chanda Kochar.
Even there are reports that some of those honoured with Padma awards in recent years (2018), were declined these honours in past because of intelligence agencies not having endorsed their names after being cleared by Awards Committee. Even submissions filed with Union Home Ministry for taking back Padma awards from some celebrities involved in criminal cases and for being wilful bank-defaulters are not yet decided after years of filing submissions.
Central government should arrange review of all Padma awards given in past by seeking affidavits from the awardees for their not being involved in court-cases and controversies. For future, intelligence agencies should be given sufficient time to verify nominations cleared by Awards Committee by requiring Awards Committee to submit final recommendations by 30th November with last date for recommendation preponed to 30th June. Even idea of making recommendations of Awards Committee public before final list is announced on eve of Republic Day can be studied so that people knowing some bitter facts about recommended names may send their comments to Union Home Ministry.
Talcher,05/03/19:National Safety Week is being celebrated at NTPC Talcher Kaniha from March 4-10 ,2019. This year theme is “Cultivate and Sustain a Safety Culture for Building Nation”.Chief Guest ,Shri Santosh James, Chief General Manager ,Talcher Kaniha unfurled the flag and administered safety pledge to with the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri James said that “there is a need to identify hazardous work area and eliminate then and there”. To strengthen the safety practice, the station is divided into 31 safety zones.Each zone is headed by a senior official of the power station to monitor the safety standard.
The safety week is celebrated with great enthusiasm to make aware the people about how to be prevented from the industrial accidents by exhibiting widespread safety awareness. During the week campaign celebration, various competitions for employees and schoolchildren will be held to create safety awareness.
On the occasion Senior officials Shri N S Rao ,GM(O&M), Shri Ramesh Sinha,GM(Operation), Shri K Das ,GM (FM) , Shri Navin Bagai ,GM(C&M), Shri S. S. Behera ( AGM , Safety Coordinator) were present to mark the occasion.The programme was attended by large numbers of employees and contractual workers.
ROURKELA,05/03/19:The well knonw personality, social activist, Chairman of Child Welfare Committee, Sundergarh, Working President of Youth Hostel Association of India(YHAI), Odisha Chapter and retired RSP employee has breathed his last in Bargarh while he was there to attend a Lion Club meeting. In the evening in Bargarh he was feeling uncomfortable and the close associates and members of Lion’s Club immediately took him to a Doctor, where doctor has advised them to take him a Cardiologist and he need immediate treatment. Then he was taken to Bargarh Govt. Hospital where he breathed his last during the treatment. His untimely death has shocked everyone including fellow members of Lion Club who had joined him to the meeting. Body was then undergone post-mortem and yesterday it reached Rourkela from where the body was then taken to his working place at Sector-3 and kept there to pay respect by the people of Rourkela. He was a well known figure and was carrying a smiling face always. He had been associated with many organizations and been a key person to organize different social events. He will never be forgotten for his tireless effort he had put in the year1999 when Super Cyclone hit Paradeep area. He along with other volunteers’ from his team had gathered dead bodies and cremated there. He was a frontline face whenever we talk about social work. His family consists of One son who is working with a leading news paper in Mumbai and a daughter both them have married and well settled. During his death his wife had gone to his son’s residence in Mumbai. This afternoon his body was taken for the cremation in Vedvyas in a huge procession. It shows his popularity in the society. Every social organization including political leaders like Dilip Ray, Sarada Nayak, Dhiren Senapati and leaders of different trade unions have gathered and paid their last respects. CITU, one of the trade unions has organized one condolence meeting in his memory in their office at Sector-16 and remembered his contribution towards the people of Rourkela. Others who had paid their last respect to Late mallick were Advoacte Sudam Das, Babita Mohapatra, Sailendra Mohanty, Dilip Das, Prashant Sethi, Sudhir Mishra, Narayan Pati, President YHAI, Rourkela, Bimal Kumar Bisi, President, RSP Executive Association.s
New Delhi,04/03/19: Speculations and presumptions on Baijayant Jay Panda’s political course of action were put to rest today after the former Parliamentarian joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at party headquarters in New Delhi. Panda joined the BJP in presence of Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram, party’s Odisha in-charge Arun Singh, BJP state president Basant Panda and other senior leaders of the saffron party.
After joining the national party, the former Kendrapara MP met party’s national president Amit Shah. Welcoming Jay Panda to the party, Pradhan took to Twitter and wrote: “I welcome my friend, Shri Baijayant Jay Panda into the BJP family. His popularity and connect with the Odia youth will further strengthen the surge of BJP in Odisha.”
Commenting on Jay Panda’s decision to join the saffron party, BJD spokesperson Arun Sahoo said “It was his personal decision to join the party. Only future will tell how far the step is justified.”
All India Congress Committee Secretary Sarat Rout said, “There was a lack of political maturity in BJP which is why members of the national party wanted Jay Panda to join them.”
Angul,04/03/19:The Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) rolled out several initiatives for the 48thSafety Week celebration today. The programme was inaugurated this morning with hoisting of Safety Flag by Executive Director (Maintenance) Mr. Suresh Kumar. He assured the gathering about Management’s commitment for ensuring Health, Safety and Well-being of employees and advised everyone to identify and correct the unsafe act and risky conditions, if any, at any workplace.
On this occasion Mr. Damodar Mittal, EVP & Factory Manager, congratulated all the employees for achieving the record production in last few months without any mishap and he emphasized on continuing such efforts with each passing day.
Speaking on this occasion Mr. Ravi Kant Somani, Group Head (Occupational Health & Safety) gave importance for safety practices and congratulated the winners of Safe Workman, Safe Executive, Safe Contractor and Safe Departments for abiding the safety norms to its fullest and for giving their best safety performances.
Mr. B.P.Singh, GM-Safety briefed about different safety activities, including awareness programmes and safety competitions, to be taken up during this 48th National Safety Week celebration.
This programme was attended by Mr. Arvind Bhagat (HOD-Blast Furnace), Mr. Brij Badhadra (HOD-Sinter plant), Mr. Yogesh Patel (HOD-Plate & Bar Mill), Mr. Rama Kant Gupta (HOD-Power plant), Mr. Khilawan R. Sahu (HOD-Utility), Mr. Navin Gautam (GM-Safety) along with other HODs, Employees, Contractors and their workers. All the members present took the safety oath, reiterating their commitment to obey the safety norms in their day to day life and at their respective work places.
Report;Manoj Kant Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,03/03/19:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the long-awaited Janibili project in a programme organised at Khallikote college stadium during his two -hours visit to Ganjam district. The project, which was started in the year 2014, is expected to resolve the drinking water crisis in Berhampur and nearby villages.
This apart, Patnaik laid foundation stones for 12 projects with corers’ of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC). He also inaugurated six other projects in the district.
Naveen Patnaik said that he would take the responsibility of Berhampur and today by inaugurating the project, he proved it.
Earlier today, BJP members staged protest and opposed the CM’s visit to the district alleging that the ruling-BJD has been fooling people for the last 19 years and the leaders of District Congress also south with the same statement.
“Due to the fear of losing election in the district, the CM is inaugurating an incomplete project (Janibili project). Opposing such acts of the CM, we are staging peaceful demonstration to aware the people of Berhampur about the failure of BJD government,” alleged KC Pati,BJP district President.
Later, police detained the protesters ahead of the CM’s visit to avoid any untoward incident.
Report;Manoj Kant Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,04/03/19: As many as two police personnel of Golonthra Police station were sustained critical injuries in Berhampur last night as they were allegedly attacked by a group of miscreants .
According to reports, "On way the police to city from police station near Kanishi Dhaba nearly 3-5 miscreants suddenly attacked Basanta Sethy,Police officers of Golonthara PS and Officer in Charge inside a personal car,".
Police have detained three persons in connection with the attack.
While interacted with SDPO, Sadar,Jayant Mohapatra he said, the IIC Golanthara was in plain cloth and was in his personal Car. Near Kanishi Dhaba he noticed some mischief are available nearby the Dhaba so, he intervened with identity but the goons misbehaved to Officers.
However, three persons have been arrested. We are on the job to apprehend the absconding miscreants patrolling has been intensified steps are on to curb down the menace.