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Odisha Diary

Call for teacher strike solution

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik on Wednesday demanded that chief minister Naveen Patnaik personally address the ongoing agitation by lecturers and employees of aided and non-aided colleges of the state and come up with immediate solutions. e demanded that teachers injured in a clash with police outside the state Assembly last week be suitably compensated.

Gas raid

Bhubaneswar: The civil supplies corporation conducted raids on a gas distribution agency in Indradhanu Market area following complaints of not providing gas cylinders on time. fficials seized 306 full cylinders and 1,642 empty cylinders from the agency for want of proper documents and said they had found a lot of discrepancies in the agency and informed the company that provides gas cylinders to the distributor. The matter is under investigation.

Drugs seized

Berhampur: Excise intelligence wing seized seven kg of opium and 4.5kg of hemp (ganja) worth Rs 3.5 lakh from a man near MKCG Medical College and Hospital. The accused, Krushna Gouda, who was carrying a bag containing the contraband, was waiting for a bus when the sleuths nabbed him. hey were tipped off by “reliable sources”, said Hrudaya Chandra Samant, sub-inspector of excise, Berhampur. Gouda was produced before the district court.

Youth injured

Bhubaneswar: A 35-year-old youth of Jajpur sustained severe head injuries after a group of men attacked him near Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Park on Wednesday afternoon. olice rushed the injured Niranjan Parida to a private hospital. he cops said he had a quarrel in the morning with a group of people, who later attacked him in retaliation.


Balasore: Five Bangladeshi nationals were convicted by a local court and sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment along with Rs 1,000 penalty, which if they default in paying would mean an extra three months in jail. They are in the age group of 24 to 31 and were arrested on dacoity charges and found not possessing visas in May 2007. While they were punished for not having visas, they were acquitted on the dacoity charges.


Bhubaneswar: Students of Parala Maharaja Engineering College in Berhampur staged a hunger strike demanding recognition by the All-India Council of Technical Education. They said they would not budge from their stand unless their college, which started functioning in 2009, received due approval from the council.

Coast Guard

Berhampur: The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned its station at Gopalpur as part of its coastal security plan. This station, the second in Odisha after Paradip, was inaugurated by chief secretary B.K. Patnaik.

Food subsidy

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to offer 25 per cent subsidy to a food processing unit to promote this industry and attract major industry players, including budding entrepreneurs.