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Amendments to Universities Act valid
Amendments to Universities Act valid

The Orissa High Court on Monday disposed of all the three writ petitions that had challenged the validity of the amendments incorporated by the State Government into several provisions of the Odisha Universities Act of 1989 in November 2020. The Amendment Act of 2020, which was notified in the Odisha Gazette and came into

State adds 7,291 Covid cases, 5 deaths
State adds 7,291 Covid cases, 5 deaths

The State on Monday witnessed a further dip in the Covid-19 positive cases with 7,291 infections reported in the 30 districts and the State pool. Now, the total tally has increased to12,11,951. Among the newly-infected were 954 children in the age group of 0 to 18 years. In the last 24 hours,

SC defers hearing on Odishas contempt plea
SC defers hearing on Odishas contempt plea

The Supreme Court on Monday postponed the hearing on the contempt petition filed by the Odisha Government against Andhra Pradesh in connection with the row over the Kotia border in Koraput district. The apex court cited that discussion is ongoing between the committees formed to resolve dispute and said the hearing

3 nabbed from Bihar for mobile shop loot
3 nabbed from Bihar for mobile shop loot

Police have cracked the loot of mobile phones worth Rs 40 lakh from a shop in Balangir town on January 15 by arresting three criminals from Bihar. The cops have recovered 113 stolen phones from the possession of the accused. The trio was nabbed from near the India-Nepal border while they were

370 blood units collected at SEEWA Jpore camp
370 blood units collected at SEEWA Jpore camp

On the eve of Netajis 125th birthday, the Social Environmental Educational Welfare Association (SEEWA), Jeypore, held a mega blood donation camp here. A total of 370 units were collected in the camp. Despite of Covid fear, a large number of people turned up to the camp for donating blood voluntarily. The

Engineers quit jobs, file nominations for PRI posts
Engineers quit jobs, file nominations for PRI posts

Call it a desire to change occupation or do social service, highly educated engineers have left their plum jobs to enter politics. In Mahakalpada block of Kendrapada district, three engineers who were working outside the State quit their jobs and filed nominations for various posts like Sarpanch and Member Panchayat

Scribes misbehaved by Haryana cops
Scribes misbehaved by Haryana cops

A three-member team of the Haryana police had a faceoff with local journalists at the Khantapada police station premises in Baleswar district on Sunday. The cops had come to nab a culprit, who has committed a financial fraud of about Rs 80 lakh in a private company where he was engaged as an

1 more held for selling ultrasound machine
1 more held for selling ultrasound machine

The Commissionerate police on Sunday arrested one more person for his alleged links with the pre-natal sex determination racket being active at the Alfa Healthcare Clinic in Cuttack. So far, as many as five accused have been arrested in connection with the case. The fifth accused, one Manas Ranjan Panda, had supplied

Inordinate delay inNalco capacity expansion
Inordinate delay inNalco capacity expansion

The inordinate delay in capacity expansion of the smelter and power plants has deprived the Central public sector enterprise National Aluminium Company (Nalco) of earning thousands of crore of rupees when aluminium and alumina prices are sky high. A timely expansion would have almost doubled the companys profit. In fact, the Nalco growth story

Think how to repair the anti-defection law
Think how to repair the anti-defection law

It is expedient now to take a serious note of the flaws in the Tenth Schedule to our Constitution or the anti-defection law. There are umpteen examples of how the provisions in the schedule are flouted for the lure of power but without any noticeable consequences almost equal to being

Adulterated spice unit busted; 2 held
Adulterated spice unit busted; 2 held

The Commissionerate police on Saturday unearthed an adulterated spice manufacturing unit at Jagatpur of Cuttack and detained two people in this connection. Acting on a tipoff over production of spices like substandard turmeric and chilli, the Jagatpur police conducted a raid on the unit and stumbled upon a huge quantity of

Case lodged against Union Minister Tudu
Case lodged against Union Minister Tudu

A case has been lodged against Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu for allegedly beating up two officials of the Mayurbhanj District Planning Board here. The case has been registered in Tudus name at the Town police station under Sections 323, 325, 294 and 506