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Students launch operation green

Bhubaneswar: Young Indians, the youth forum of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), and the Shri Shri University (SSU) on Monday launched 'Operation Green Verdant' on the varsity's Mundali premises. Yi members, university officials and students of the Institute of Management and Information Sciences planted at least 1,000 saplings. "Yi will plant another 5,000 saplings in a phased manner," said Yi chairman Sandeep Mahapatra.The objective of this operation is to address the issues of global warming by not only planting saplings but also nurturing them to their full growth. This compliments the vision and philosophy of Shri Shri University of nurturing life,” Mahapatra said.

Man robbed

Cuttack
: A passenger travelling in a private bus was looted at gunpoint on Monday on NH 5. One of the passengers, Rabindra Kumar Jena of Badchana area in Jajpur district, was carrying Rs 4.36 lakh that he had collected from truck owners. arely 20km from Cuttack, three motorcycle-borne youths stopped the bus and boarded it. Holding the driver and conductor at gunpoint, they snatched away the bag from Jena and fled. Tangi police station had received a complaint from the passenger. The police are on the look out for the persons involved in the crime.

Safety first

bhubaneswar: The state government on Monday asked the power distribution companies to adopt safety measures to avoid accidents.“We have asked them to report all sorts of accidental cases to the electrical inspector appointed by the state government,” said energy minister Atanu Sabya Sachi Nayak. He said safety measure plan would be enacted for all distribution companies and they would have to appoint safety officers.

Freedom fest

Bhubaneswar: Several events were held at the Freedom Fest 2010 on Saturday and Sunday. Apart from children, homemakers also participated in the various competitions organised by Prelude Novel Ventures to celebrate the 64th Independence Day.

Blood camp

Bhubaneswar: Orissa state unit of Go India Foundation organised a blood donation camp on the premises of Maharshi Natural Law College on Independence Day. Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare inaugurated the camp and hailed the efforts of youth leaders for hosting the camp. Around 300 people donated blood at the camp. Organisers said that around 63,000 units of blood were collected from across the country on Sunday. State Youth Congress secretary Upendra Bhanja, Himanshu Jaisingh and S.R. Lenka were at the camp.

Thumbs Up

Up

TO THE NSCA,organisers of “Mr Saraighat 2001” contest, for allowing Guwahatians to on — former Miss Universe and former Mr World Netan.


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