State

No forest clearance required for proposed 2nd Brahmani bridge: Arukh

Bhubaneswar: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Arukh today said that no forest clearance was required for the proposed second bridge over Brahmani river at Panposh in Rourkela in Sundargarh district.

The response of Arukh came after Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has passed the buck on the State Government saying that the construction work of the proposed bridge has been delayed due to non-availability of land from the State Government.

'The required land has not been handed over to the National Highway Authority of India. The construction work will begin within seven days from the day of availability of land from the State Government,' Gadkari mentioned in his letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

It may be noted that Gadkari had laid foundation stone for the bridge in July this year. As the work did not begin on time, the Chief Minister had written to Gadkari seeking his personal intervention to start the work at the earliest.

BSF jawans help postnatal woman in Malkangiri

Malkangiri:  The exemplary humanitarian service by the jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) in the Maoist prone remote areas of Malkangiri distr...

Youth's throat-slit body found in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:  A youth was found dead in a house at Unit-4 under Kharavela Nagar PS here. His throat was allegedly slit with a sharp weapon which ...

Congress banks on workers for wooing voters: Pranay

Bijepur:The Congress stands on its ideology and policies and is banking on its own registered workers, who know basic problems of Bijuepur, said Congr...

Fire mishap in Rourkela pvt hospital; newborn critical

Rourkela: A six-day-old infant became critical as a fire spread in the Nursery Department of a private hospital in Rourkela Civil Township last night....