CUTTACK: The Orissa Excessive Court docket has set April 30 as deadline for the State authorities to file a reply to the PIL searching for intervention in opposition to building of a wall alongside the seaside at Chandrabhaga contained in the protected space of Konark-Balukhand wildlife sanctuary.
The Court docket set the deadline after the State authorities didn’t file a reply on Thursday. Whereas responding to the PIL petition on April 5, the HC had sought the reply by April 19 and stuck April 22 for listening to on the PIL. However when the petition got here up on Thursday the State Counsel said that the affidavit will positively be filed on or earlier than April 27. Whereas permitting the time, the bench of Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice BP Routray posted the matter to April 30.
Konark-based Odisha Biodiversity Conservation Basis (OBCF) filed the petition expressing apprehension that building of the wall will block pure water course and storm water drainage from Konark city. In accordance with the petition, the Roads division of the Works division had began the method for building of over one-km-long wall alongside the seaside to examine deposition of sand on the Puri – Konark Marine Drive street.
Within the petition, OBCF’s trustee Binayak Swain mentioned the mission covers a big space via which the rain water of the complete city of Konark is drained into the ocean. Development of the retaining wall could lead to flooding of the city and the sanctuary in the course of the wet season, the petitioner mentioned.
Spurious liquor seized from poultry farm
BERHAMPUR: Excise officers raided a poultry farm in New Makarajhola village below Hinjili block and seized 846 litre of spurious alcohol on Sunday. Three individuals, recognized as Sunil Sahu (26), Milan Sahu (24) and Santosh Gauda (21), have been arrested on this connection.
The officers additionally seized 540 homoeopathic medication bottles every containing 450 ml of rectified spirit, three urgent machines, a litre of uncooked caramel, 20 litre of diluted caramel, 808 excise adhesive labels and seven,636 firm labels.