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Orissa Diary

Development meet for vendors

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway(ECoR) and the state government jointly organised a Vendors’ Development Meet and Exhibition on Tuesday. The meet was organised at Carriage Repair Workshop, Mancheswar to promote the micro small and medium enterprise sector of Odisha. This was the first time that railway platform was used to promote the local industries. rvind Kumar Vohra, general manager of East Coast Railway addressed the meet and encouraged the representatives of local industries for better participation in railway’s procurement not only on ECoR but also all over Indian Railways. n this occasion an exhibition was also organised where about 100 items procured by railway were displayed with a view to encourage the local entrepreneurs. There was also an interactive session in which representatives of local industries participated. The meet was attended by representatives of manufacturing associations, entrepreneurs of Odisha and other high officials of ECoR and state government.

Red menace

Dhenkanal: Suspected Maoists hacked one villager Maheswar Jarika (45) of remote Sarion village under Kankadahad police station to death on Monday night. Police recovered Maoist hand out stating that he was punished as he was working against Maoists in that area. Sources said Jarika was sleeping at his house while his other family members went to attend a social function in his village. They returned to find Jarika dead.

Brown sugar

Berhampur: Excise Intelligence sleuths have seized 55 grams brown sugar worth Rs 5.50-lakhs from Lingaraj Sahani a resident of Gauda Sahi in Balajipentha here on Tuesday.


Bhubaneswar: The Vedanta Alumina on Tuesday submitted Rs 10 crore bank-guarantee and a three-year action plan before the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB). The plant authority will install piezometer within three months to assess the ground water level, Rs 1 crore for creating a green-belt around the plant at Lanjigarh and Rs 6 crore monitoring-system to study online the pollution level. arlier, the Centre had stalled the expansion plant of the Vedanta Alumina from one million tonne to six million tonne. But it had allowed to run the one million alumina plant. However, it had asked the Vedanta authorities to submit an action plan and Rs 10-crore bank-guarantee. SPCB, member-secretary, Siddharth Das said they would examine the action plan which would be valid till October 31, 2013.

Ortel’s face

Berhampur: Ortel Communications announced its brand ambassador on Tuesday evening. Actor Anubhav Mohanty took over as the brand ambassador of the satellite channel, broadband technology and cable network.
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