Archive for January, 2010

Tribals from western Orissa protest others usurping their jobs, benefits

Following is a report by IANS published in

January 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm Leave a comment

War for Water of Hirakud Dam

January 27, 2010 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

Ignace Tirkey among six sportspersons for Padma Shri

Following is a report by IANS published in Yahoo:

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Six sportspersons got Padma Shri in the Republic Day honours list announced by the government Monday.

The winners were Ignace Tirkey (hockey), Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan (motor sports), Ramakant Vithal Achrekar (cricket), Saina Nehwal (badminton), Vijender Singh (boxing) and Virender Sehwag (cricket).

January 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

Orissa government approves new power projects for Sundergarh, Rengali, Nayagarh, Redhakhol, and Birmaharajpur

Following is a report by IANS published in

January 27, 2010 at 6:22 pm 4 comments

Tamil Nadu gets first medical technology park of India

Chennai: India’s first medical technology park opened recently is expected to bring cutting-edge technology to the country and drive down the cost of expensive equipment like ultrasound machines.

Spread over 25 acres and designed to house 10 international medical technology manufacturers, the Trivitron Medical Technologies Park aims to bring cutting edge medical technology to medical professionals at affordable costs.

“This is a captive park for medical devices manufacturers who sign up a joint venture agreement with us. In all, around 10 medical devices manufacturers will house their production facilities involving an outlay of around Rs.250 crore,” Trivitron Group founder and managing director G.S.K.Velu told the sources here recently after the inauguration.

He said the Trivitron group has inked five medical devices manufacturing joint ventures till date and the park’s first occupant Aloka Trivitron Medical Technologies is one such venture to manufacture ultrasound machines, high end colour dopplers and advanced imaging systems.

The other joint ventures – with Brandon Medical, UK, ET Cardioline, Italy, Johnson Medical, Sweden and Biosystems, Spain – are expected to start their production from the park soon.

“Our investment in the joint ventures will be around Rs.150 crore and the stake holding in companies will be a mix of majority and minority,” Velu added.

While Trivitron holds 49 percent stake in Aloka Trivitron Medical, Velu said in the remaining four ventures, the holding will be majority stake.

A range of products will be manufactured at the park. These include ultrasound systems, colour dopplers, X -ray machines, C-arms, in-vitro diagnostic reagents and instruments, cardiology diagnostic instruments, critical care instruments, modular operating theatres, operating theatre lights and tables and implantable medical devices.

Inaugurating the park, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Stalin said, “The medical devices park is yet another feather in the cap of the state’s healthcare system. The state is the leader in healthcare delivery in the country.” IANS

January 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

Vedanta Group has done nothing for the peripheral development of Lanjigarh, Kalahandi

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

The people of Lanjigarh on Sunday met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and said the Vedanta Group has done nothing for the peripheral development of the plant site in Lanjigarh. “Earlier, we had supported the company. But we started opposing the company as local people are not getting any benefits. Only 12 people from our areas have got appointment,” said Nirmal Samal, a social activist from the area.

A villager Prafulla Majhi said how his family had given 10 acres of lands but no employment was given to the family. “They gave Rs 10 lakh to us. We divided the money among us,” he said, adding that for sustenance of livelihood, one needs a job.

The people also alleged that the company was careless on checking pollution. They also called on the senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra.

January 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm 1 comment

Veer Surendra Sai neglected in history

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

Though Veer Surendra Sai began fighting against the British rule much before the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857 and spread a reign of terror among the foreign rulers, history, as it is seen, hardly counts for this legendary national hero to be treated on equal footings like that of others, opined speakers on the occasion of the 203 birth anniversary of the indomitable freedom fighter.

At a function jointly organised by the Sambalpur district administration and the Odisha Sanskritika Samaj, speakers further said that even if Surendra Sai is not rightly presented in the pages of the history, no one can deny him the status of a national hero who spent 37 years in jail for the freedom the motherland.

“More research needs to be done on the life, work and struggle of Veer Surendra Sai,” observed Collector of Sambalpur Hemanta Kumar Das, who was the chief guest at the function. There is absolutely no doubt over the fact that this hero of the land has glorified the pages of history, but history itself has even done injustice to him, he said.

The sacrifice and contributions of Surendra Sai had not been rightly projected in history. But he was the first hero to raise voice against the British rule in India and carry out a guerilla war against it, said senior journalist Kishore Kumar Sahu, who was the chief speaker. He compared Surendra Sai with Napoleon, Rana Pratap and Chhatrapati Shivaji. “His struggle for freedom is hardly seen in the history of freedom movement of any country all over the world,” he said. At times people misunderstand him that he was fighting for his own interest to save his kingdom, but that is not the fact at all, he further added.

At the outset, secretary of Odisha Sanskritika Samaj Dr Paresh Chandra Dani appealed to the authorities to preserve the historic places of the district and town including Rani Bagicha, and complete the construction of the Kunjal Singh memorial gate. Prof Gopal Krishna Rath presided over the function.

Several other organisations also celebrated the birthday of Surendra Sai and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at different places of the region.

January 24, 2010 at 7:35 pm Leave a comment

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