Doctors postpone hospital strike
Cuttack: The strike by house surgeons in the three government medical college hospitals of the state scheduled from Monday to press for a hike in their monthly stipend has been postponed for an indefinite period.
The All Orissa House Surgeons’ Association (AOHSA), which had decided to go on an indefinite ceasework, believes it is not the “proper time in view of the Malkangiri crisis” to intensify their agitation which they had launched yesterday by donning black badges while on duty.
“We have decided to wait till the Malkangiri crisis arising out of the abduction of the collector of district is over,” Snehansu Dey, president of the S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital House Surgeons' Association told The Telegraph on Sunday.
Cuttack: Two persons died at Keonjhar after a jeep hit a motorcycle near Raisuan area. The duo died on the spot. The deceased have been identified as Ganeswar Giri and Parvati Giri. The driver of the jeep has been arrested and forwarded to court.
Bhubaneswar: Two labourers were killed in Dhenkanal after the tractor they were travelling by overturned. The tractor was carrying granite stones from a quarry. The deceased have been identified as Bichhananda Behera and Chentu Behera. A compensation of Rs 10,000 has been released for the bereaved families from the fund of the Red Cross.
Bhubaneswar: Masked goons have abducted a bank employee from Banapur block in Khurda. The employee, Lingaraj Behera, was travelling on a motorcycle with a friend when two masked goons stopped them. The goons allegedly forced Lingaraj to get into their motorcycle and disappeared soon. An FIR has been lodged and police are investigating into the incident.
Bhubaneswar: A Baripada bound passenger bus turned turtle near Asanjoda in Baripada killing two persons. Thirty other passengers were left injured in the incident. They have been rushed to a nearby hospital. Four persons are said to be critically ill.
Bhubaneswar: The Balasore District Petroleum Dealers’ Association has threatened a stir following the recent series of robbery at the highway petrol outlets. Demanding adequate security assurance, the association alleged that police inaction was the major reason behind the fail of security in the region.
Bhubaneswar: The Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children on Sunday organised a silent rally. The rally from Master Canteen Square to Lower PMG highlighted the issue of child rights and its protection. Over 100 college students and intellectuals walked with placards appealing for the protection of child rights and withdrawal of the working children.