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Joint Entrance notice

Bhubaneswar: Rank holders in the Orissa Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE), 2011, in the B. Tech and B. Pharm streams, who belong to Orissa and whose parents' annual income is less than Rs 2.5 lakh, can apply for a fee-waiver under the Tuition Fee Waiver (TFW) scheme. These candidates are required to obtain an income certificate issued by the local tehsildar and register their names on the OJEE website (www.odishajee.com) by June 30. The All India Council for Technical Education had issued guidelines to all technical colleges affiliated to it to reserve at least five per cent of the seats for financially weaker students. Around 1,900 students would benefit from this, said OJEE authorities.

Acquisition

Bhubaneswar: Chief secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik on Tuesday said that construction work would begin very soon at the Posco steel plant site. He said that 1,856 acres of land have been acquired so far and the remaining 152 acres of land would be acquired with public consensus. He also informed that all the concerned departments have submitted detailed reports, which would be submitted before the chief minister by the end of this month.

Man lynched

Sambalpur: A person who was an accused in a robbery case and had sustained injuries after being beaten by a mob, died at V.S.S. Medical College and Hospital, Burla, on Tuesday morning. Biswajit Chakrabarti, 20, a resident of Cheruapara in Sambalpur, was caught and thrashed by local residents while he was trying to rob two villagers at Mundoghat under Burla police station.

Doc suspended

Bhubaneswar: Health secretary Anu Garg has suspended a doctor of Mangalpur community health centre for being absent without taking official permission. Garg went to Puri to review the preparedness of the healthcare institutions on Sunday. On her way back, she made surprise visits to nearby primary and community health centres. At Mangalpur community health centre, health officer Banajyotsna Devi was found absent. She was suspended from Monday night. The health secretary has also ordered a departmental inquiry against Devi.

Bribe arrest

Balasore: The local vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested a clerk working at the drugs inspector's office here while receiving bribe. The accused was allegedly receiving a sum of Rs 5,500 from the owner of a medicine shop.
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