Central team reviews coastal zone laws
Bhubaneswar: The Meena Gupta Committee, constituted by the union ministry of environment and forest, arrived here on Monday to look into laws pertaining to coastal regulation zone (CRZ) in the proposed Posco steel plant site in Jagatsinghpur district.
he panel held a primary discussion with the state government officials on the matter, official sources said.
he committee was asked to review “compliance with the environmental impact assessment (EIA), coastal regulation zone and other clearances and approvals granted by the ministry of environment and forests and other central, state and local authorities”.
Bhubaneswar: Maoists killed two people including a sarapanch at Kudumula village under Damanjodi police station in Koraput district on Monday. The deceased were identified as Bijapur sarpanch Rabi Kharo and panchayat supervisor Puri Sirika.
he incident took place when Kharo and Sirika were going to Jumuri Padar from Damanjodi on a motorcycle, said police.
uring the past 48 hours, Maoists had killed five people in Koraput and its adjacent Malkangiri district.
Bhubaneswar: Students of Samanta Chandra Sekhar (SCS) College of Puri on Monday staged a demonstration demanding more staff and an inquiry into the ongoing corruption in the college. The college does not have adequate number of teachers. We will carry on with our agitation,” said a student.
rincipal Prafulla Kumar Mishra said: “Out of 82 teachers, only 42 teachers are there in the college. It has told upon the study. We will also look into other issues.”
Cuttack: The 32nd edition of the prestigious Federation Cup Football Tournament will start here on Tuesday. National clubs such as East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Salgaocar Sports Club and many other elite football teams have been playing practice matches in the Barabati Stadium for the past few days.
Bhubaneswar: The Theosophical Order of Service, Orissa, Mahabharat Group, organised its annual meet under the chairmanship of national secretary B.L. Bhatacharya here on Sunday. Governor Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, who had attended the event, felicitated Snehalata Mahapatra and Govinda Patanaik with Besant Selfless Service award. He distributed prizes among students, who had won awards at a recent state-level painting contest. He launched a project “Save a Thalassemic Child”.