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76 Killed in Manipur, Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat Floods, Next 24 Hours Crucial in Jharkhand, Bihar, sikkim, MP

In West Bengal, 48 deaths have been reported and another 28 in Rajasthan following massive floods in the northern India including Gujarat, Manipur, West Bengal and Odisha. The rains remain heavy due to depression, warn Met department, especially in other regions too including Bihar, sikkim, MP, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister of Gujarat ...

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Odisha increases Govt college seats by 20%

Odisha has increased seats by 20 percent in all government colleges from the current academic year 2015-16 onwards. Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi on Wednesday said the state government has taken an in-principle decision, which means about one lakh more seats in +2 and +3 colleges will be available, said Panigrahi. The minister said it would help the students who ...

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Odisha giant Croc Skeleton to be preserved: Forest Officials

Orissa wildlife authorities have decided to ptoreserve the skeletal remains of a giant male crocodile measuring 18.5ft in Bhitarkanika. The skeleton was found near a creek of the Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district of Orissa last month raising curiosity among the people and authorities have decided to move it to the interpretation centre of the museum of the park. ...

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46 Lakh to be Screened in Odisha for Diabetes

The Odisha government has decided to test all those aged above 30 for diabetes in the state’s 10 districts as part of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). The government authorities will examine over 46 lakh people including pregnant women, elderly people, and patients of TB, HIV/AIDS for diabetes in 10 ...

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India Conducts Routine Testfire of Nuclear-Capable Prithvi II Missile

The Strategic Force Command (SFC) and the DRDO have successfuly test-fired Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of nuclear capable warheads with a range of of 350 kilometres. The test was conducted on Thursday morning from Chandipur in Odisha at 9:20 AM. “The trial of the missile conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) was ...

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Odisha Dolphin Cenusus Reveal 6 New Species in Bhitarkanika Lake

  Odisha government’s first ever survey of dolphins in lakes other than Chilika on Sunday showed that at least six species of dophins are in existence in these lakes. Conducted by the Wildlife Wings of Odisha, the enumeration of dolphins in the state was taken up in coastal divisions of Balasore, Bhadrak, Bhitarkanika, Puri, Chilika and Berhampur. Usually, the survey ...

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Odisha preparing management plan for wetlands: CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the state government was preparing a comprehensive management plan for 17 important wetlands in the state. “Comprehensive management plans for 17 important wetlands of the state are under preparation. The services of Wetlands International are commissioned by the Odisha Wetland Development Authority (OWDA) for formulation of comprehensive management plans of important wetlands ...

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After Delhi, Odisha on Swine Flu Alert as first case reported

After five deaths in Delhi, the Odisha government is on alert against swine flu, H1N1 virus, after a middle-aged man tested positive. “We have asked all the district medical officers and medical colleges to take precautionary measures to counter the seasonal disease. Even though it would not be an outbreak-like situation, we have directed them to be alert,” said Public ...

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