Poachers held at Chandaka
Bhubaneswar: Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans caught three poachers and recovered arms from them while patrolling in the Chandaka forest area near Banra behind the Nandankanan Zoological Park on Wednesday night. On Thursday, the jawans handed over Mangu Setha, 62, Kartik Sahu, 45, and Sudhakar Bhatta, 40, to the forest officials. The weapons include a 12mm country-made gun, four live bullets, a searchlight, a torch, a knife and a motorcycle. The ongoing strike by a section of forest staff has provided an opportunity for poachers in the Chandaka forest division.
Bhubaneswar: About 25,000 students from the
tate will sit for the CBSE examinations scheduled to begin from Friday morning. These include 15,500 Class X students and 9,500 Class XII students. There will be 58 exam centres for as many as 225 schools in the state. All the exams will begin at 10.30am.
Bhubaneswar: Puri temple administration has decided to conduct Anubhav yatra for sevayats of the Jagannath temple. The sevayats will be taken for an exposure trip in groups of 10 members each to religious places like Vaishno Devi and Amarnath.
Bhubaneswar: National Commission for Scheduled Castes, probing the case of alleged casteist remark of health minister Damodar Rout, asked chief secretary B.K. Patnaik and DGP Prakash Mishra to expedite the case currently pending in Orissa High Court.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government increased the seat number in various disciplines for VSS University of Technology, Burla, from 480 to 760 and for Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT) at Sarang by 120 seats.
Bhubaneswar: February ended on a hot note with the capital city recording 37 degrees Celsius, the hottest in the state on Thursday. Official statistics suggest the mercury has shot beyond the 37 degrees at least once for the month in the last four years, the highest being recorded on February 3, 2009, at 40.4 degrees. Malkangiri was equally hot at 37 degrees.