PARADIP: Thousands of students of Jagatsinghpur district are going without eggs under the mid-day meal (MDM) scheme for more than a month as the administration dithered on finalising the supplier.

PARADIP: Panic gripped Mathasahi Seva Ashram School in Gadharishpur village under Ersama police limits after eight students, suffering from suspected swine flu, were shifted from district headquarters hospital to SCB Medical, Cuttack, for treatment today.

BHUBANESWAR: Continuing to face stiff opposition at its project site in Jagatsinghpur, Posco-India has announced formation of POSCO Foundation for successful implementation of its social welfare programmes.

The announcement comes as per the discussions of CEO, Psoco Joon-Yang Chang with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the former

PARADIP: Paddy crop over thousands of hectares has been damaged by brown planthoppers in Jagatsinghpur district.

In the current kharif season, paddy was cultivated over 75,000 hectares in the district. However, the crops were completely damaged by the brown planthoppers.

Sources said the brown planthoppers suck the sap of the plant, pluck the xylem and phloem vessels turning leaves yellow.

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The steel ministry and the Orissa government have asked South Korean steel giant Posco to expedite the process of land acquisition by directly negotiating with private land holders to fructify its Rs 54,000-crore mega steel project in the state

PARADIP: When the super-cyclone hit Jagatsinghpur district in 1999, many in the worst-hit Erasama closed their eyes forever. But those who survived the nature

PARADIP: With the Central Government virtually breathing down its neck to expedite work on the much delayed Posco project, the State Government has asked the district administration to convene a meeting of the Rehabilitation and Periphery Development Advisory Committee next month.

Bhubaneswar: The South Korean steel major POSCO has changed its strategy in implementing the 12 million tonne steel project in Orissa. The company has delinked the mines from the project and decided to go ahead with the project construction instead of waiting for the mines to start the work.

BHUBANESWAR: The anti-industrialist forces in the State were in the news for opposing establishment of different projects in Orissa during 2008.

According to the white paper circulated by the Home Department, the displaced and the affected persons also launched agitations during the year. But the local administrations were able to minimise the loss by taking appropriate measures, it added.