India Vaccinates 75 lakh Beneficiaries against COVID19; 1.35 Lakh Active Cases till Feb 12

New Delhi: As India recorded the fastest to cross the 7 million vaccination mark there has also been a sharp decline in active cases which stands at 1.35 lakhs in the country as on February 12, 2021. The total positive cases of the country now comprise only 1.25 percent of the total cases. According to the Ministry… Continue reading India Vaccinates 75 lakh Beneficiaries against COVID19; 1.35 Lakh Active Cases till Feb 12

Covid 19 Cases in India Falls below 6 lakhs for the first time after 85 days

New Delhi: India has achieved a significant milestone in its fight against Covid 19. The active cases have fallen below 6 lakhs for the first time in nearly three months (85 days). India has registered 5.94 lakh active cases today the lowest since 6th August that had registered 5.95 lakh cases. Presently the active cases… Continue reading Covid 19 Cases in India Falls below 6 lakhs for the first time after 85 days

Gurugram Man Arrested for forging input tax credit of around Rs 392 crore

New Delhi: The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) Gurugram Zonal Unit (GZU), Haryana has arrested one Kabir Kumar, resident of New Delhi on charges of creating and operating fictitious firms on forged documents and passing fake input tax credit by way of issuance of invoices without any actual receipt or supply of goods or… Continue reading Gurugram Man Arrested for forging input tax credit of around Rs 392 crore

Odisha: Bhubaneswar Hosts Seminar on “Mission 1000 Startups”

Bhubaneswar: On the sidelines of MSME Trade Fair-2017 and Entrepreneurship Week being held here between March 5 to 11 in Bhubaneswar, a seminar session on “Mission 1000 Startups” was held today at the Conference Hall of IDCO Exhibition Ground. L.N. Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, MSME highlighted the implementation of the Startup Policy and also outlined… Continue reading Odisha: Bhubaneswar Hosts Seminar on “Mission 1000 Startups”

Bhubaneswar Traffic Chaos; Not Cops but Administration to Blame

Driving through the roads in Bhubaneswar during peak hours can be a nightmare for any sane driver. On the contrary it can be a sail through for those who don’t follow traffic rules. But this is reality so far as the traffic of the capital city Bhubaneswar is concerned. Though the traffic police are supposed… Continue reading Bhubaneswar Traffic Chaos; Not Cops but Administration to Blame

BCCI Announces Team for First two Tests against Australia

Mumbai: The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) retained the Indian squad that played against Bangladesh. The All-India Senior Selection Committee met on February 14 to pick the India Cricket Team for the first two Test matches of the four-match Paytm Test series against Australia. The team is as follows: Virat Kohli (Captain), M… Continue reading BCCI Announces Team for First two Tests against Australia

OCA Announces Domestic Cricket Tournaments to be held from March 26

Cuttack: The newly formed working committee of the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) met here under the chairmanship of Dhiren Pallai at Barabati Stadium on February 14 and finalised the dates of the domestic tournaments in Odisha, which would be held from March 26 to May 17, 2017. OCA decided that all matches of the four… Continue reading OCA Announces Domestic Cricket Tournaments to be held from March 26

ISRO’s Feat as PSLV-C37 Successfully Launches 104 Satellites in a Single Flight

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New Delhi: ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37), in its thirty ninth flight, successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites today on February 15 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of PSLV. The total weight of all the 104 satellites… Continue reading ISRO’s Feat as PSLV-C37 Successfully Launches 104 Satellites in a Single Flight

LPG Customers to get a Discount for On-Line Payment of Refill Cylinders

New Delhi: The Oil Marketing Companies, IndianOil, BPCL and HPCL offer a discount of Rs 5/- on every LPG refill to all LPG customers who will book and pay for their LPG cylinders online. Customers can make payment through existing online modes such as net banking, credit and debit cards at the time of web-booking… Continue reading LPG Customers to get a Discount for On-Line Payment of Refill Cylinders

Odisha: Tickets put on Sale On-line for the Jan 19 Ind vs Eng Cuttack ODI

Cuttack: Over 8,000 tickets have been put on sale on-line from January 2 for the January 19 One Day International match between India and England which is scheduled to be played at Barabati stadium in Cuttack. The tickets are on sale till Jan 15 at http://get2thegames.com. The Orissa Cricket Association had earlier decided to sell… Continue reading Odisha: Tickets put on Sale On-line for the Jan 19 Ind vs Eng Cuttack ODI

Agni-IV Nuclear Capable Missile test fired successfully off Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar: Agni-IV, the surface-to-surface with nuclear missile capability was successfully test fired from the Abdul Kalam Island also known as Wheelers Island off the Odisha coast at 11:50 am on Monday. The 20-metre long missile which weighs around 17 tonnes has the capability to strike at a distance of 4000 kilometres. Developed indigenously by the… Continue reading Agni-IV Nuclear Capable Missile test fired successfully off Odisha Coast

Union Road Transport Ministry Reviews Progress of National Highways in Odisha

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways on Thursday reviewed the work progress of the National Highways in Odisha. In a meeting with the Odisha Government’s representative, the state of the existing highways totalling 4,847 kms was reviewed. Besides the review of above stretch, Highways totalling 1,789 kms for which DPR is under preparation,… Continue reading Union Road Transport Ministry Reviews Progress of National Highways in Odisha

Madhusmita Behera to Lead Odisha Woman’s Team in T20 League

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Woman’s team all rounder Madhusmita Behera will lead the state team in the Senior Women’s Elite Group-B T-20 League to be held at Jamshedpur from January 2 to 6, 2017. Odisha will play their other three league matches against Madhya Pradesh, Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh on January 3, 5 and 6 respectively. Former… Continue reading Madhusmita Behera to Lead Odisha Woman’s Team in T20 League

Odisha’s Poonam Nayak Selected for East Zone U-19 team

Selectors of U-19 Girls East Zone Cricket team at Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: Odia lass Poonam Nayak has been included in the 15-member East Zone team for the BCCI Inter-Zonal Under-19 Women Two-day League. Tanushree Sarkar will lead the team which includes six from Bengal, four from Jharkhand, two each from Tripura and Assam and one from Odisha. The league is scheduled to be held at Vijayawada… Continue reading Odisha’s Poonam Nayak Selected for East Zone U-19 team

Odisha Panchayat Polls from Feb 13, Model Code of Conduct in Force

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Election Commission today declared the dates for 3-tier panchayat general elections for Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads to be conducted in five phases to begin on February 13, 2017. The State Election Commissioner R N Senapati informing the media persons here said the polls will be conducted in five… Continue reading Odisha Panchayat Polls from Feb 13, Model Code of Conduct in Force

BJB College Autonomous College Declared Sine Die after Campus Violence

Bhubaneswar: One of Odisha’s premier colleges BJB Autonomous College has been in news for all the wrong reasons over the past few months. Violence, protests and unruly incidents in the college campus has made matters worse for which reason BJB College was closed sine die on Monday here in Bhubaneswar. According to an office order… Continue reading BJB College Autonomous College Declared Sine Die after Campus Violence

Nuclear Capable Agni-V Successfully Test Fired off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: Agni-V, the surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile was test fired from launch pad no 4 at 11.05 am on Monday from Wheelers island also know as Abdul Kalam Island in Bhadrak district of Odisha as reported by various government sources. The 17 meter long missile and 2 metre in width has been developed by… Continue reading Nuclear Capable Agni-V Successfully Test Fired off Odisha coast

Odisha: BJP-BJD Clash during 12-Hour Bhubaneswar Bandh

Bhubaneswar: During the 12-Hour Bhubaneswar bandh called by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unprecedented scenes were witnessed when Biju janata Dal (BJD) party workers took to streets on motorcycles in a rally and clashed with the BJP party workers at the station square in the city centre. Police had to take resort to mild lathi charge… Continue reading Odisha: BJP-BJD Clash during 12-Hour Bhubaneswar Bandh

Odisha: Government Gears up for Panchayat Polls

Bhubaneswar: In view to the upcoming panchayat polls early next year the State government on Wednesday issued a notification through the Panchayati Raj department informing all Zilla Parishads in the state to elect members of the Parishad. As per the notification of the Panchayati Raj department, it says “In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule-3… Continue reading Odisha: Government Gears up for Panchayat Polls

India Retains No.1 Test Team Rank of 2016 after Test and Series Win against England

Mumbai: Indian Cricket team ended with a positive note in 2016 claiming the No. 1 rank in the ICC Test team ranking. After today’s win and 4-0 series victory against England in the 5-match series helped India gain five points and they have moved to 120 points in the last Test team rankings update of… Continue reading India Retains No.1 Test Team Rank of 2016 after Test and Series Win against England

Odisha: BJP Calls for a 12-Hour Bhubaneswar Bandh on Dec 21 over Mayor “Sex Scandal”

Bhubaneswar: The district unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a 12-hour Bhubaneswar bandh on December 21 demanding a probe over Bhubaneswar Mayor, Anant Narayan Jena’s alleged “sex scandal” tape and alleged role in the mysterious death of an engineering student. Addressing a press meet at the state BJP headquarters the Bhubaneswar district… Continue reading Odisha: BJP Calls for a 12-Hour Bhubaneswar Bandh on Dec 21 over Mayor “Sex Scandal”

Odisha: Encroachments a Menace for the Smart City Bhubaneswar

It is not possible for a chief minister of a state to keep track of what is happening in every nook and corner of the city he lives in. But if the officials of the local Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and also the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) don’t enforce the rules and laws; it ultimately… Continue reading Odisha: Encroachments a Menace for the Smart City Bhubaneswar

Odisha Restricted to 152 runs by Jharkhand on Opening Day of Group-B Ranji Trophy

Bhubaneswar: Odisha was restricted to 152 runs on the opening day by Jharkhand in their last Group-B Ranji Trophy match at St Xavier’s College Ground in Trivandrum here on Thursday. In reply, Jharkhand were nine for no loss at the draw of stumps. Earlier in the day Jharkhand won the toss and selected to field. Spinners… Continue reading Odisha Restricted to 152 runs by Jharkhand on Opening Day of Group-B Ranji Trophy

Odisha: Student’s Congress Wing Level Sex Scandal Charges against Bhubaneswar Mayor

Bhubaneswar: The Student’s Congress Wing levelled serious charges against Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Anant Narayan Jena by alleging his involvement in a sex scandal here on Thursday. Student Congress student wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) State Unit President Itish Pradhan made the video available to the media and demanded a CBI inquiry… Continue reading Odisha: Student’s Congress Wing Level Sex Scandal Charges against Bhubaneswar Mayor

Odisha State Plan Expenditure in Current Fiscal Increases by 21%

Bhubaneswar: In a review of the fiscal performance of the State it was determined that Plan expenditure up to November, 2016 during the current fiscal has increased around 21% over the same period of the last fiscal. It was revealed in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A P Padhi and others attending the meeting… Continue reading Odisha State Plan Expenditure in Current Fiscal Increases by 21%

Odisha State Government to Credit 100% Argi-Insurance Money to Farmers’ Account

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary A P Padhi recently directed to Credit the entire argi-insurance money to the bank account of the farmers during a district wise review meeting through video conference here at the Bhubaneswar Secretariat. Padhi also wanted to ensure 100% disbursement maximum within 15 days. Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan also advised the banks… Continue reading Odisha State Government to Credit 100% Argi-Insurance Money to Farmers’ Account

Shami and Saha Ruled out of Chennai Test says BCCI

Mumbai: The BCCI medical team on Monday confirmed that Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha are ruled out of the fifth Test of the Paytm Test Series-2016 starting on December 16, 2016, against England in Chennai. Shami has soreness in his right knee and has been advised rest and rehabilitation. He will be… Continue reading Shami and Saha Ruled out of Chennai Test says BCCI

195 Apartments to be Demolished in Bhubaneswar Informs Urban Development Minister

Bhubaneswar: In a written reply in the Odisha State Assembly Urban Development minister, Pushpendra Singhdeo on Friday informed that as many as 195 illegal apartments in State Capital Bhubaneswar will be demolished. In the detailed reply the minister has informed that 1415 apartments and high rises have been approved by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA)… Continue reading 195 Apartments to be Demolished in Bhubaneswar Informs Urban Development Minister

England U-19 Cricket Team to Tour India in Jan 2017

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and England Cricket Board on Friday announced the schedule for the upcoming Under-19 One-day and four-day series to be held in India in the months of January-February, 2017. India will host England for 5 one-day & 2 four-day games. The schedule is as follows –… Continue reading England U-19 Cricket Team to Tour India in Jan 2017

OHRC Serves Notice to Sundargarh SP over Black Stoll Incident

Bhubaneswar: The Sundargarh district Superintendent of Police (SP) Nikhil Kanodia was issued notice by Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thurday and a report was sought over the black stoll incident which not only led to an uproar in the assembly and across the State but also embarrassed the ruling State government. Admitting the complaint… Continue reading OHRC Serves Notice to Sundargarh SP over Black Stoll Incident

Dhenkanal Rape Accused Arrested; Victim Shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The accused of the gruesome rape incident which took place in Dhenkanal has been arrested by the local police on Thursday. According to sources police is questioning the accused Sibashis Mohanty, who also happens to be the lover of the young girl and was alleged by the victim of having raped her. The accused… Continue reading Dhenkanal Rape Accused Arrested; Victim Shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital

State Government Undertakes Credit Rating of AMRUT Mission Cities in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Credit Rating process for the first time was carried out in the 9 Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) cities of Odisha to assess the creditworthiness and how to improve the status by overcoming the deficiencies so that a potential investor have confidence in making long term investment. Since Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)… Continue reading State Government Undertakes Credit Rating of AMRUT Mission Cities in Odisha

CM Expresses Shock over Stoll/”Odhani” Removal Incident in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Legislative Assembly today faced unruly scenes over the issue of black stoll removing incident. After the incident came to light the Opposition members have been demanding apology and statement from CM. Even the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women activists on December 6 staged a state-wide protest wearing black sarees. Today, the BJP… Continue reading CM Expresses Shock over Stoll/”Odhani” Removal Incident in Odisha Assembly

ISRO’s PSLV-C36 Launches RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

New Delhi: ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C36) on its thirty-sixth flight successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite today morning on December 07, 2016, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty seventh consecutively successful mission of PSLV. The lift-off took place at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch… Continue reading ISRO’s PSLV-C36 Launches RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

Winter Session of Odisha legislative Assembly Begins with Disruption

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of of Odisha Legislative Assembly began with disruptions from the main opposition Congress party. Noisy scenes were witnessed as the Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati with other Opposition legislators stormed to the well of the assembly demanding suspension of question hour. Justifying the disruption the leader of the opposition Narasingh Mishra… Continue reading Winter Session of Odisha legislative Assembly Begins with Disruption

Toll Collection to Resume on National Highways from Midnight Dec 2

Old Rs 500 notes to be accepted till midnight of December 15, but only for purchase of FASTags and where toll fee exceeds Rs 200.  Highway users being encouraged to carry adequate change , make use of electronic payment systems  New Delhi: According to a press briefing by the union government the collection of toll… Continue reading Toll Collection to Resume on National Highways from Midnight Dec 2

Odisha: Hi-tech Group Properties to be Confiscated Orders State Government

Bhubaneswar: After the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch had seized the properties of the Hi-Tech Group and recommended confiscation, the Finance department of the Odisha State government on Wednesday ordered the confiscation of properties belonging to the Hi-Tech Group in connection with fraud committed in land deals. Among the properties seized… Continue reading Odisha: Hi-tech Group Properties to be Confiscated Orders State Government

Security Arrangements Reviewed Ahead of Winter Session of Odisha Legislative Assembly

Bhubaneswar: In view of the upcoming winter session of Odisha Legislative Assembly the Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh and Director (Intelligence) Sunil Roy on Wednesday reviewed the security arrangements. According to sources a three tier security arrangements have been put in place to avert any eventuality when the house will be in session.… Continue reading Security Arrangements Reviewed Ahead of Winter Session of Odisha Legislative Assembly

Odisha: BJD Holds Mahila Samavesh; CM Patnaik Promises to Strengthen Women Economically

Bhubaneswar: Four days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a “Jan Jagran Maha Samavesh” in Bhubaneswar, the Naveen Patnaik led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government here today on Tuesday held a State-level ‘Mahila Samavesh’ under the Panchayati Raj Department to woo voters prior to the upcoming panchayat elections early next year. Addressing the gathering Chief… Continue reading Odisha: BJD Holds Mahila Samavesh; CM Patnaik Promises to Strengthen Women Economically

Odisha: Preparatory Meeting Held for Jan 19 ODI at Barabati Stadium Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: A preparatory meeting for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) cricket match against England to be played on January 19, 2017 at Barabati Stadium was held at Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) office on Tuesday. RDC A. B. Otta chaired the meeting in presence of officials from the Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) and other senior… Continue reading Odisha: Preparatory Meeting Held for Jan 19 ODI at Barabati Stadium Cuttack

Odisha: Special Court Orders 5 years Sentence to Chit Fund Company MD

Bhubaneswar: In the first conviction of ongoing chit funds cases the Special Chit Fund court in Cuttack on Tuesday sentenced the Managing Director of Shirdi Sai Real Estate Private Limited chit fund company to 5 years jail term. Prakash Chandra Panda, MD of the chit fund firm along with 5 years of jail and ordered… Continue reading Odisha: Special Court Orders 5 years Sentence to Chit Fund Company MD

Roadmap for Fire Safety Measures at Hospitals after Fire Broke out in SUM Hospital in Odisha

New Delhi: The Minister of State Health & Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste stated in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here on Tuesday that though health is a State subject and as such no such information is maintained centrally. However, there are news reports of some fire incidents in hospitals in various States.… Continue reading Roadmap for Fire Safety Measures at Hospitals after Fire Broke out in SUM Hospital in Odisha

Odisha: Modern RFID Access Control System Introduced at Paradip Port

New Delhi: Paradip Port has taken a step forward with introduction of the modern Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Access Control System for controlling and tracking the entry and exit of vehicular as well as human traffic into and out of its prohibited area. The implementation of the system was done as per the directives of… Continue reading Odisha: Modern RFID Access Control System Introduced at Paradip Port

Sisir Behera to Replace Soumya Sourav in Odisha U-19 Cricket Team

Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) announced a replacement in the State U-19 Cricket team for the third round match the Cooch Behar Trophy Group-C league match to be played against Chhattisgarh from Nov 28 to Dec 1, 2016 at the Ravenshaw University Ground. Sisir Behera will replace Soumya Sourav Kumar the squad of the… Continue reading Sisir Behera to Replace Soumya Sourav in Odisha U-19 Cricket Team

Injured Hardik Pandya Released from Indian Test Squad for Treatment

Mumbai: Prior to the fourth Test match of the Paytm Test series against England to be held in Mumbai from December 8, 2016 the BCCI medical team confirms that India all-rounder Hardik Pandya sustained a blow on his right shoulder during a training session in Mohali. He has been released from the Indian Test team… Continue reading Injured Hardik Pandya Released from Indian Test Squad for Treatment

Odisha among 14 Coastal Economic Zone identified under Sagarmala

New Delhi: Odisha is among fourteen Coastal Economic Zones (CEZ) identified along the coastline of the country in the National Perspective Plan for the Sagarmala programme. According to a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L. Mandavia on Monday, these CEZs are aimed at promoting development of… Continue reading Odisha among 14 Coastal Economic Zone identified under Sagarmala

“Raahgiri” Back in New Avatar as “Bhubaneswar Pathotsav”

Bhubaneswar: Come tomorrow on Sunday “Raahgiri” will be back in a new Avatar called “Bhubaneswar Pathotsav”. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena informed the media persons here on Saturday. According to Jena, “Bhubaneswar Pathotsav” will commence again on Janpath stretching from Ram Mandir to Master Canteen roundabout from 7 am to 10 am… Continue reading “Raahgiri” Back in New Avatar as “Bhubaneswar Pathotsav”

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Passes Away at 90

New Delhi: Fidel Castro former Cuban leader died at the age of 90. Cuban President Raul Castro and brother of Fidel Castro announced the death of Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences… Continue reading Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Passes Away at 90

Union Government Forms SPV for Bullet Train Project

New Delhi: According to information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday, a Special Purpose Vehicle, namely, National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC) has been formed in February, 2016 to implement Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor project. The… Continue reading Union Government Forms SPV for Bullet Train Project

Odisha: BJP President Amit Shah Slams BJD Govt at a Rally in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Friday slammed the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha for failing to provide basic needs to the common man of the State. Speaking at a rally named Jan Jagran Maha Samavesh here in Bhubaneswar, Shah was critical of the BJD government by questioning… Continue reading Odisha: BJP President Amit Shah Slams BJD Govt at a Rally in Bhubaneswar

Prime Minister Modi Seeks Citizen View on Demonitisation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an appeal through his twitter handle to the people of India to participate in a survey on Narendra Modi App and register their views on the step taken on demonitisation by the Government on 08th November. Prime Minister Modi sought the view of the citizens on… Continue reading Prime Minister Modi Seeks Citizen View on Demonitisation

Odisha Govt Files a Petition on Formation of Tribunal over the Mahandi River Water Issue

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in New Delhi on Monday. Talking to the reporters after the meeting he said that the state government has filed a complaint petition before the Ministry under Section 3 of Interstate River Dispute Act for formation of tribunal and direction to Chhattisgarh government… Continue reading Odisha Govt Files a Petition on Formation of Tribunal over the Mahandi River Water Issue

VP Hamid Ansari and Odisha CM Patnaik Release Books on Biju Patnaik on his Birth Centenary Celebrations at New Delhi

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday presided over the meeting on the Birth Centenary Celebrations of legendary statesman and visionary leader Biju Patnaik in New Delhi. The Vice President of India, Dr. M. Hamid Ansari graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Among other dignitaries who attended the Centenary Celebrations include Justice A.K.… Continue reading VP Hamid Ansari and Odisha CM Patnaik Release Books on Biju Patnaik on his Birth Centenary Celebrations at New Delhi

Bank branches and Post Offices in Rural Areas to Provide Rs 100 and Less denomination Notes

A bank employee counts Indian currency notes in Mumbai on June 24, 2010. India is on the hunt for a symbol to represent its rupee currency in a bid to match the US dollar, British pound, Japanese yen and the European euro. A shortlist of five designs has been drawn up based around the letter R as represented in both the Roman alphabet and Hindi script. The rupee is currently referred to by the abbreviation "Rs", "Re" or INR. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

New Delhi: The Ministry of Finance today reviewed and has taken stock of the cash availability and issuance to members of public today. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indian Banks Association (IBA) and a few major banks participated in the review meeting. According to the Finance ministry, a total of over 7 crore transactions have… Continue reading Bank branches and Post Offices in Rural Areas to Provide Rs 100 and Less denomination Notes

UPSC Main Examination to Start from Dec 3

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 at 23 Centres from 03.12.2016 to 09.12.2016. The Commission has uploaded the e-Admit Cards on its website athttp://www.upsc.gov.in. The commission has also informed that the candidates can download their e-Admit Cards and take a printout from the website. The candidates will… Continue reading UPSC Main Examination to Start from Dec 3

Odisha Legislative Assembly to Hold Winter Session from Dec 1 to 31

Bhubaneswar: According to a notification issued by the Assembly Secretariat after the formal approval of Governor SC Jamir the winter session of the Odisha Assembly would commence from December 1, 2016. The session will have 24 working days.The supplementary budget would be placed in the House on the first day of the session on December… Continue reading Odisha Legislative Assembly to Hold Winter Session from Dec 1 to 31

Sudarshan Pattanaik Sand Art Main Attraction at World Tourism Market in London

Bhubaneswar: To boost Odisha Tourism in the world market the State had participated in World Tourism Market held in London from Nov 7 to 9 to showcase and promote state’s tourism and attract more foreign tourists. Union Minister, Tourism & Culture Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the Odisha Tourism stall in the presence of Ashok Chandra Panda,… Continue reading Sudarshan Pattanaik Sand Art Main Attraction at World Tourism Market in London

Odisha CHSE Announces +2 Exams to begin from March 6

Bhubaneswar: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE)  to informed that the +2 examinations in the State will commence from March 6, 2017. According to CHSE chairperson Prof Basudev Chhatoi, the practical examinations will be held from January 18 to 25 of the month, while the theory exams of the Arts, Science, Commerce and Vocational Education… Continue reading Odisha CHSE Announces +2 Exams to begin from March 6

Government permits Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes on highway toll plazas till midnight of 11 Nov

New Delhi: The central government has permitted fee collectors at toll plazas on highways to accept currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominations till the midnight of 11.11.2016. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued instructions to all the concessionaries including BOT, OMT operators and other fee collection agencies in this regard.… Continue reading Government permits Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes on highway toll plazas till midnight of 11 Nov

Odisha Congress Leader Lulu Mohapatra Passes away at 52

Bhubaneswar: Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra the firebrand Congress leader of Odisha also popularly known as Lulu Mohapatra breathed his last at 10.14 pm on Sunday night after a brief illness while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurgaon. He was 52. As the news of his untimely death broke condolences for Mohapatra poured in from… Continue reading Odisha Congress Leader Lulu Mohapatra Passes away at 52

SC Panda takes charge as Acting CEO of Prasar Bharati

New Delhi: India’s Public broadcaster Prasar Bharti acting CEO Suresh Chandra Panda who was Member Personnel, took charge of the office on Friday. Panda said after assuming office, that implementing board’s decision and looking into grievance of promotion of workers will be his top most priority. He said the decision of PB board relating to… Continue reading SC Panda takes charge as Acting CEO of Prasar Bharati

Government of India Recognises BFI as National Sports Federation for Boxing

New Delhi: The Government of India has recognised Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as the National Sports Federation (NSF) for Boxing. The step will give a boost to the sport of boxing which suffered due to absence of an NSF in the discipline since 2012. Notably BFI is a body formed recently, conducted its elections… Continue reading Government of India Recognises BFI as National Sports Federation for Boxing

Odisha: Court Grants Bail to Manoj Nayak of SUM Hospital; ED Investigation Still Looms

Bhubaneswar: Manoj Nayak the owner of SUM Hospital was on Friday granted bail by the Khurdha Additional District Judge-II. Earlier Manoj was arrested in connection with the fire tragedy which claimed 29 lives and faced legal proceedings and was sent to jail. Nayak had sought bail after the two-day police remand ended on October 24… Continue reading Odisha: Court Grants Bail to Manoj Nayak of SUM Hospital; ED Investigation Still Looms

Odisha: Five Die and 35 Injured as Bus Falls Off Bridge Near Angul

Bhubaneswar:  In a tragic accident five persons including a motorcyclist died and over 30 others were injured as a private bus travelling on NH-55 fell off a bridge near Tukuda around 20 Km from Angul. According to sources the bus heading from Angul to Athmaillik met with the accident when a motorcyclist suddenly came in… Continue reading Odisha: Five Die and 35 Injured as Bus Falls Off Bridge Near Angul

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Holds Meeting to Review Cyclone Preparedness

  Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday chaired a review meeting on the preparedness to handle eventuality arising from likelihood of cyclone Kyant hitting Odisha coast. The Chief Secretary, DGP, Director Regional Meteorological Department, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Secretaries of the departments of Revenue, Food, Energy, Agriculture & Rural Development, NDRF, Fire and ODRAF… Continue reading Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Holds Meeting to Review Cyclone Preparedness

Cyclone Likely to Hit Odisha Coast; CM Patnaik Calls Meeting on Oct 25 to Review Preparedness

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological department at Bhubaneswar has confirmed that a cyclonic storm is likely to head towards Odisha coast within a couple of days. Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director, MET office Bhubaneswar said, the deep depression which is likely to take shape of a cyclone will have an impact on coastal Odisha on October 27 and… Continue reading Cyclone Likely to Hit Odisha Coast; CM Patnaik Calls Meeting on Oct 25 to Review Preparedness

Security Forces Gun Down 21 Naxals in Odisha and AP Joint Operation

Bhubaneswar: In the early hours on Monday at least 21 naxals including eight women were gunned down in a joint operation carried out by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Police in Bejangi forest located between Ramgurha and Panasaputa in the of Malkangiri district of Odisha. Informing the media persons about the operation today Odisha State Director… Continue reading Security Forces Gun Down 21 Naxals in Odisha and AP Joint Operation

BCCI Announces Fixture for Ind-Aus 2017 Test Series

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) announced the schedule for the forthcoming Paytm Border-Gavaskar Trophy during the months of February-March 2017. Australia will play a four-match Paytm Test series. Here’s the complete schedule – Match Date Venue 1st Test Feb 23-27 Pune 2nd Test Mar 04-08 Bengaluru… Continue reading BCCI Announces Fixture for Ind-Aus 2017 Test Series

Odisha Health Minister Resigns Four Days after SUM Hospital Fire Tragedy

Bhubaneswar: The Health Minister of Odisha Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today on Friday sent in his resignation to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It is said to be a fall out after the fire tragedy which occurred in SUM hospital that claimed 25 lives. After the incident there was a demand from various quarters for the… Continue reading Odisha Health Minister Resigns Four Days after SUM Hospital Fire Tragedy

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Invites Foreign Investors to Make in Odsiha Conclave

New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister sounded optimistic of a “sizable investment” in the state after he met ambassadors of at least 20 countries. The meeting held at Jawahar Bhawan was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and both Swaraj and Patnaik met the ambassadors of countries participating in the meet. The diplomats were apprised… Continue reading Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Invites Foreign Investors to Make in Odsiha Conclave

Odisha Women’s Cricket Captain Madhusmita Selected to play in Women’s Challenger Trophy

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Women’s Cricket team captain Madhusmita Behera has been included in the Indian blue team for the upcoming Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy which is all set to start from the 22nd of October. The tournament will go on till the 25th of this month. Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur will be leading the India… Continue reading Odisha Women’s Cricket Captain Madhusmita Selected to play in Women’s Challenger Trophy

SUM Hospital Owner Manoj Nayak Surrenders after Media Pressure & Prompt Police Action

Bhubaneswar: On Wednesday evening Bhubanewar City Police Commissioner YB Khurania issued a look out notice against Manoj Nayak and his wife Saswati Das, the trustees of the SUM Hospital where 21 patients died in a major fire mishap. Around 3:30 am early Thursday morning one of the main trustees Manoj Nayak surrendered at the Khandagiri… Continue reading SUM Hospital Owner Manoj Nayak Surrenders after Media Pressure & Prompt Police Action

Odisha Gets Sunil Mishra as New CIC

Bhubaneswar: After a lapse of two years the State government on Wednesday appointed Sunil Mishra as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha. The Governor of Odisha S C Jamir today issued a formal notification in this regard. Earlier in the month Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had presided over a meeting of the selection… Continue reading Odisha Gets Sunil Mishra as New CIC

Odisha: SUM Hospital Fire; Inability to Act Against Illegality has become the Norm of the Day

Lessons have not been learnt after various fire tragedies in hospitals and cinema house that has taken lives of hundreds in the country. Latest being the most tragic incident which happened in Odisha state capital Bhubaneswar. SUM hospital located in the outskirts of the city was on fire which claimed 20 lives. Unfortunately the fire… Continue reading Odisha: SUM Hospital Fire; Inability to Act Against Illegality has become the Norm of the Day

PM Modi Expresses Anguish over Loss of Lives in SUM Hospital Fire in Odisha

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New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep anguish over the loss of lives in the SUM hospital fire in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Prime Minister also assured all possible support from the Centre to the injured and affected. In a series of tweets he said, “Deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the hospital… Continue reading PM Modi Expresses Anguish over Loss of Lives in SUM Hospital Fire in Odisha

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President of India Condoles Loss of Lives at SUM Hospital Bhubaneswar

New Delhi: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has written to Dr. S.C. Jamir, the Governor of Odisha condoling the loss of lives due to a massive fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In his message, the President said “I am sad to learn about the unfortunate massive… Continue reading President of India Condoles Loss of Lives at SUM Hospital Bhubaneswar

Odisha Beats Saurashtra in Group-B Ranji Trophy Match

In a Group-B second round match Odisha beat last season runners-up Saurashtra on the fourth and final day’s play at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. After the win Odisha gained six points in the points tally and over all have seven points after having played two matches. Saurashtra in its second innings had set… Continue reading Odisha Beats Saurashtra in Group-B Ranji Trophy Match

CM’s Stoic Silence as Japanese Encephalitis Claims over 50 Lives in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in Malkangiri district in the State of Odisha has claimed more than 50 lives but the Chief Minister is yet to speak on the issue. Compared to the 2012 outbreak which had claimed 24 reported deaths this year the rise is number of deaths is alarming. Chief Minister Naveen… Continue reading CM’s Stoic Silence as Japanese Encephalitis Claims over 50 Lives in Odisha

PSLV-C35 successfully launches 8 satellites, including weather satellite SCATSAT-1

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successful launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35. T he PSLV-C35 injected all 8 satellites into orbit successfully. It was a textbook launch and marked another milestone in ISRO’s history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO and its scientists on successful launch of PSLV-35 and advanced weather… Continue reading PSLV-C35 successfully launches 8 satellites, including weather satellite SCATSAT-1

Vigilance Department Raids Home and Office of Puri Jail Superintendent

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Department on Friday raided houses and office of Karna Prdhan the Puri Jail Superintendent on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Raids were conducted at various places including Pradhan’s office and quarter by a team of officials headed by Vigilance DSP. Searches were carried out at the Superindendent’s house at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar… Continue reading Vigilance Department Raids Home and Office of Puri Jail Superintendent

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Cuttack Railway Station to Provide Free Wi-FI Service during Pujas

Bhubaneswar: The General Manager, East Coast Railway (ECoR) Unemsh Singh announced on his visit to Cuttack railway station on Thursday that ECoR will provide Free Wi-Fi services at Cuttack railway station during the Durga puja festival. Wi-Fi services at various railway stations across the country have been a digital India initiative by the Indian railways… Continue reading Cuttack Railway Station to Provide Free Wi-FI Service during Pujas

National Conference on Labour Welfare Begins in Bhubaneswar on Sep 20

Bhubaneswar: The two-day national conference on labour welfare was kick started here in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the meet in presence of Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. The conference is organised by State government in association with International Labour Organization (ILO). Labour Ministers of all the States, Secretaries, Labour… Continue reading National Conference on Labour Welfare Begins in Bhubaneswar on Sep 20

India Successfully Test Fires Barak-8 Surface-To-Air Missile Jointly Developed with Israel

Bhubaneswar: India today successfully test fired long range Barak-8 surface-to-air missile jointly developed with Israel from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur near Balasore at around 10:13 hours. According to a DRDO official, the trial was successful and some other tests are expected to be conducted shortly. Earlier in the… Continue reading India Successfully Test Fires Barak-8 Surface-To-Air Missile Jointly Developed with Israel

Odisha: Gymnast & Rio Olympian Dipa Karmakar in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The gymnastic sensation of India Dipa Karmakar who has made the country proud after her participation in Rio Olympics 2016 has arrived here in Bhubaneswar City on Friday. Dipa is supposed to be a part of a sports function organised by Odisha Sports Journalists Association. Earlier Karmakar, who hails from Tripura, was given a… Continue reading Odisha: Gymnast & Rio Olympian Dipa Karmakar in Bhubaneswar

Odisha Govt. Appoints New Finance Secretary

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government through a notification on Friday assigned T K Pande with the job of the new State Finance Secretary on his return from central deputation. Pande a 1987 batch IAS officer and will assume charge of the department soon. In other changes ,Vishal Dev a 1996 batch officer, holding the post of Secretary… Continue reading Odisha Govt. Appoints New Finance Secretary

Union Sports Ministry to Launch Talent Identification Portal

New Delhi: The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Vijay Goel has decided to start a Talent Search Portal under the Department of Sports. The portal is intended to give a fair opportunity to talented children from every nook and corner of the country to pursue their dreams of achieving excellence… Continue reading Union Sports Ministry to Launch Talent Identification Portal

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BJP Workers Hurl Eggs at Odisha Agri Minister Maharthy in Bolangir

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy faced an embarrassing situation when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists waved black flags and hurled eggs at the vehicle he was travelling in Bolangir. According to eyewitness account, the incident seemed to have taken place as the minister at Rugudipara crossing and Bhagirathi square in the town. Local… Continue reading BJP Workers Hurl Eggs at Odisha Agri Minister Maharthy in Bolangir

Section 144 Continues in Soro as Remaining Six Ganesh Idols are Immersed on Wednesday

Bhubaneswar: Curfew in Soro Subdivision in Balasore district of Odisha still continues after witnessing unrest following a group clash during Ganesh idol immersion. Today the remaining six idols, which could not be immersed on Monday due to group clashes, were taken out in a procession amid tight security for immersion. The Subdivision has witnessed unrest… Continue reading Section 144 Continues in Soro as Remaining Six Ganesh Idols are Immersed on Wednesday

Puri Police Begins Process to Confiscate Properties of Absconding Servitors

Bhubaneswar: The time frame to surrender before the Puri police by absconding servitors wanted in connection of creating ruckus during the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath this year has come to an end on September 12. According to sources, the police has already begun the process to confiscate properties of Damodar Mahasuar, Jayakrushna Mahasuar,… Continue reading Puri Police Begins Process to Confiscate Properties of Absconding Servitors

Odisha CM Holds Consultation before Tripartite Meeting on Mahanadi Barrage Issue at New Delhi on Sep 17

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired the preparatory meeting ahead of the tripartite meeting to be held on Sep 17 regarding the barrage construction issue by Chhattisgarh Government on River Mahanadi. The meeting was also attended by state ministers Debi Mishra, Bikram Keshari Arukh, Usha Devi and Bijayshree Routray along with the State chief secretary… Continue reading Odisha CM Holds Consultation before Tripartite Meeting on Mahanadi Barrage Issue at New Delhi on Sep 17

Odisha: Police Arrests Bus Driver of Fatal Bus Accident at Athamallick in Angul District

Bhubaneswar: The absconding driver of the bus that met with a fatal accident which took 19 lives near Athamallick in Angul district has been arrested on Sunday. Birendra Behera the driver of the ill-fated bus was arrested by police from near the Athamallick College. He was produced at a local court in Athamallick and then… Continue reading Odisha: Police Arrests Bus Driver of Fatal Bus Accident at Athamallick in Angul District

Odisha: 20 People Dead as Bus Falls off Bridge in Angul District

Bhubaneswar: In a major mishap around 20 people lost their lives and several others were injured when a private bus carrying passengers plunged 50 feet below off Manitri Bridge in Angul district here on Friday morning. Preliminary reports suggest that the injured were immediately rushed to local hospitals at Athmallik and Angul for emergency treatment.… Continue reading Odisha: 20 People Dead as Bus Falls off Bridge in Angul District

ISRO Launched Advanced Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR

New Delhi: On Thursday at 4:40 pm ISRO successfully launched the advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR; ISRO’s GSLVF05 carrying INSAT-3DR from Sriharikota. INSAT-3DR has an advanced imager, a sounder and transponders for data relay and search and rescue missions. It will maintain continuity in the weather forecasting related services of its predecessors and a variety of… Continue reading ISRO Launched Advanced Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR

Hirakud Releases Flood Waters for Second Time this Monsoon Season

Bhubaneswar: As a result of rise in water level in the Hirakud dam reservoir due to heavy rains in the upper catchment areas, two sluice gates were opened on September 7 to release excess water of the dam. Very heavy rainfall at the upper catchment area of Mahanadi River in Chhattisgarh due to low pressure… Continue reading Hirakud Releases Flood Waters for Second Time this Monsoon Season

Indian Contingent Ready to Participate in the Opening Ceremony of Rio Paralympics, 2016

New Delhi: After some section of media reported that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has raised serious issues about the kit of the Indian contingent the ministry sought clarification from the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent over the issue. Today the government and the sports ministry has clarified that Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent in… Continue reading Indian Contingent Ready to Participate in the Opening Ceremony of Rio Paralympics, 2016

Malla Scores Ton against HP at the All-India U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy

Bhubaneswar: A ton by Odisha opening batsman Rathunath Malla and a half-century by Aakash Nayak helped Odisha reach a respectable total of 250 in the first innings on the opening day of their third and last Pool-A league match of the 6th All-India U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy Cricket Tournament at Sector-16 Cricket Stadium in Chandigarh… Continue reading Malla Scores Ton against HP at the All-India U-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy

Bharat Bandh Called By Trade Unions Affects Normal Life in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Normal life took a hit in Odisha here on Friday after a dawn-to-dusk Bharat Bandh was called by 10 Trade Unions including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF. Activists belonging to different trade unions were seen blocking roads, picketing and halting trains at various places across the State. Transportation came… Continue reading Bharat Bandh Called By Trade Unions Affects Normal Life in Odisha

Stung by a Sting Operation, 4 BJD MLAs Lodge FIR

Bhubaneswar: Mired in a bribery controversy four Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs have lodged an FIR here in a local police station in Bhubaneswar against a person who pretended to be an industrialist and recorded the sting operation. The four BJD MLAs Bhawanipatna MLA Anam Nayak , Chhendipada MLA Susant Kumar Behera, Hindol MLA Seemarani… Continue reading Stung by a Sting Operation, 4 BJD MLAs Lodge FIR

Odisha Legislative Assembly Ratifies GST Bill; 16th State to do so

Bhubaneswar: A special sitting of Odisha State Legislative Assembly was held here on Thursday to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST), 2016, which was passed by the parliament in the month of August during the monsoon session. Today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik moved a resolution on ratification of the GST bill… Continue reading Odisha Legislative Assembly Ratifies GST Bill; 16th State to do so

BJD MLAs Caught on Sting Operation Seeking Bribe; Odisha CM Patnaik Orders Vigilance Probe

Bhubaneswar: A vigilance probe was ordered by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday after 4 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs were caught in a sting operation conducted by a local TV news channel. The MLAs were seen seeking bribe from people posing as industrialists and also help them get no objection certificates and set up… Continue reading BJD MLAs Caught on Sting Operation Seeking Bribe; Odisha CM Patnaik Orders Vigilance Probe

Parlakhemundi MLA Moves HC for Anticipatory Bail over Suicides

Bhubaneswar: As the mystery over the suicide by siblings in Parlakhemundi deepens, the local MLA Suriya Rao has moved the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail on Monday. According to sources he has moved court apprehending arrest as he has been named in the suicide notes of former Paralakhemundi palace manager Anang Majari Patra and… Continue reading Parlakhemundi MLA Moves HC for Anticipatory Bail over Suicides

Three NIFT Students Drown in Mahanadi River

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident 3 students of NIFT Bhubaneswar have drowned while taking bath in Mahanadi River at Gadagadia Ghat in Cuttack city on Tuesday afternoon. The bodies have been identified as those of Srusti Pal, Sandeep Kumar and Pritam Priyadarshi students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Bhubaneswar. According to sources,… Continue reading Three NIFT Students Drown in Mahanadi River

CM Naveen Patnaik Conferred Biju Patnaik Sports Award

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a function here on Monday gave away the Biju Patnaik Sports Award. Purnima Hembram received the Biju Patnaik Sports Award, while Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary Ashirbad Behera was awarded the best Sports Organiser Award. P Dharma Rao was awarded the Best Coach Award. CM Patnaik also felicitated the… Continue reading CM Naveen Patnaik Conferred Biju Patnaik Sports Award

ISRO Successfully Tests Flight of Scramjet Engine Technology Demonstrator

Bhubaneswar: The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards the realisation of an Air Breathing Propulsion System was successfully conducted today on August 28, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated through his tweet “Successful testing of scramjet rocket engine is a testimony to the hardwork & excellence… Continue reading ISRO Successfully Tests Flight of Scramjet Engine Technology Demonstrator

PM Modi Announces setting up of Task Force for Next Three Olympic Games

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the meeting of the Council of Minister’s on Friday that Task Force will be set up to prepare a comprehensive action plan for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic games 2020, 2024 and 2028. The Task Force will prepare overall strategy for… Continue reading PM Modi Announces setting up of Task Force for Next Three Olympic Games

Absconding Servitor Involved in Niladri Bije Fiasco Arrested

Bhubaneswar: After over a month long game of cat and mouse, the Puri police on Friday arrested Rabi Das one of the main accused of the Niladri Bije incident which took place on July 17. He was among those eight servitors who are allegedly involved in misbehaving with Aravind Agarwal, District Collector of Puri. Rabi… Continue reading Absconding Servitor Involved in Niladri Bije Fiasco Arrested

SIT Questions Parlakhemundi King’s Daughter; Suicide Notes of Deceased Names Influential People

Bhubaneswar: After 5 days have lapsed since the incident of suicide of the former palace manager and her siblings took place, the crime branch Special Investigation Team (SIT) has made little progress so far in the case. In the meanwhile Kalyani Gajapati, the daughter of Parlakhemundi King Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb, who lives in Chennai,… Continue reading SIT Questions Parlakhemundi King’s Daughter; Suicide Notes of Deceased Names Influential People

Odisha: Tutor Kills Student’s Mother in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A tuition teacher was arrested by the Commissionerate of Police here in Bhubaneswar alleged to have strangulated a woman who happens to be the mother of his student. The incident came to light on Thursday night as the deceased identified as Sheela Jaya, a resident of BJB Nagar area, is said to have visited the… Continue reading Odisha: Tutor Kills Student’s Mother in Bhubaneswar

Odisha: “Familiarity Breeds Contempt”; Fix Responsibility Mr. Chief Minister

Bhubaneswar: Poverty, illiteracy and belonging to the last strata of the society, an individual was almost deprived of basic human rights in the state of Odisha. The government apathy lay thread bare from the sight, which swelled the eyes of many with tears, as a man carried his dead wife on his shoulders alone for… Continue reading Odisha: “Familiarity Breeds Contempt”; Fix Responsibility Mr. Chief Minister

Odisha Cabinet Approves New Start Up Policy for State

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here at the State Secretariat has cleared six new proposals. The most important being approval of the GST Bill passed by the parliament and the state government has decided to convene a special session of the State Assembly on September 1 to discuss and ratify… Continue reading Odisha Cabinet Approves New Start Up Policy for State

Fourth Sibling of Ex-Manager of Parlakhemundi Palace Dies; SIT begins Probe of the Mysterious Suicides

Bhubaneswar: Last evening Santosh Patra (Tulu) the surviving sibling of Ananga Manjari Patra former manager of Parlakhemundi Maharaja admitted at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, after attempting suicide, also died undergoing treatment. Earlier police had recovered the bodies of Anang Manjari Patra, Bijailaxmi and Sanjay Patra from their house. Since Tulu happened… Continue reading Fourth Sibling of Ex-Manager of Parlakhemundi Palace Dies; SIT begins Probe of the Mysterious Suicides

OCA Plays Safe after CBI Probe Asks Players to Submit Affidavit of Age Proof

Cuttack: On the day when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is questioning Under-16 and Under-19 players of Odisha over the age row issue, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary, Asirbad Behera has informed that from this current playing season cricketers will have to submit affidavits as proof of age. Behera also said that the affidavits… Continue reading OCA Plays Safe after CBI Probe Asks Players to Submit Affidavit of Age Proof

Sindhu, Dipa, Sakshi and Rai to Receive Khel Ranta Awards 2016

New Delhi: The National Sports Awards have been announced for the year 2016. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given away to the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years and among the 4 sportsperson selected for this award three are women. Selection… Continue reading Sindhu, Dipa, Sakshi and Rai to Receive Khel Ranta Awards 2016

CM Patnaik Orders Crime Branch Probe into Suicide of Palace Manager and Siblings of Parlakhemundi

Bhubaneswar: Over the sudden development of events regarding the suicide of the former manager Anang Manjari Patra of the Palace of Parlakhemundi Gajapati the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed Crime Branch probe into the alleged mysterious suicide case. The local MLA K Surya Rao had also demanded a thorough probe into the incident.… Continue reading CM Patnaik Orders Crime Branch Probe into Suicide of Palace Manager and Siblings of Parlakhemundi

Palace Manager of Gajapati of Pralakhemundi Commits suicide Along with Siblings

Bhubaneswar: In a different turn of events the persons accused of keeping the Gajapati of Pralakhemundi, Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb under confinement in his palace were found dead at their Jagama Street house. The dead are the former palace manager Anang Manjari Patra and two siblings while the third sibling her brother Santosh Patra (Tulu)… Continue reading Palace Manager of Gajapati of Pralakhemundi Commits suicide Along with Siblings

Odisha CM Rewards Meritorious Girl Students with Laptops

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a state level function organised under Biju Youth Empowerment Scheme and distributed free laptops to meritorious students and gave away prizes to girls for successful completion of training in the self-defence programme at college levels. Speaking on the occasion CM Patnaik remembered his late father and former Chief… Continue reading Odisha CM Rewards Meritorious Girl Students with Laptops

Doctors Manhandled; Health Secretary Writes to Home Dept Seeking Police Protection

Bhubaneswar: After repeated attacks on doctors at Puri and Balasore the State Health Secretary Arti Ahuja immediately wrote a letter to the State Home secretary Asit Tripathy requesting the Home department to set up police outposts at health centres across the State and provide 24-hour security to doctors and support staff. “As the incidents of… Continue reading Doctors Manhandled; Health Secretary Writes to Home Dept Seeking Police Protection

Odisha: Bus Fares Reduced as Fuel Prices Come Down

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today through the Commerce and Transport department issued a notification to reduce fares of Ordinary and Express buses by 1 paisa per kilometre and fares of Deluxe and AC Deluxe category buses have been cut by 2 paise per kilometre. According to the Private Bus Owners Association President, fares were reduced… Continue reading Odisha: Bus Fares Reduced as Fuel Prices Come Down

Bandh Called By Congress Party; Throws Life Out of Gear in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A 12-hour bandh called by Indian national Congress (INC) party has thrown normal life out of gear in various parts of Odisha here on Tuesday. The bandh has been called by the Congress party over the Mahanadi river dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh and the apathy of the Centre and State over not resolving… Continue reading Bandh Called By Congress Party; Throws Life Out of Gear in Odisha

Dutee Chand Crashes out of Rio 2016

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Bhubaneswar: Sprinter Dutte Chand finished a disappointing seventh in the 100m heat number 5 at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro. It crashed the dreams of Dutee and also dampened the hopes of Indian fans after she clocked 11.69 seconds far below her own personal best of 11.24 seconds. The timing was far below… Continue reading Dutee Chand Crashes out of Rio 2016

Odisha Cabinet Okays Use of Odia as Official Language and Other Proposals

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday at the State Secretariat approved the use of Odisha Official Language Rules, 2016 for successful implementation of Odisha Official Language Act, 1954.  A long standing demand for the use of Odia as official language from various quarters finally materialised and became… Continue reading Odisha Cabinet Okays Use of Odia as Official Language and Other Proposals

CM Dedicates 100 Godowns to State, Distributes Free Mobile Phones to Kisan Credit Card holders

Bhubaneswar: In continuation of the celebrations of the birth centenary of Biju Patnaik who also happens to be one of the tallest leaders of the State, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated and dedicated 100 new godowns to the state through video conference here at the State Secretariat. The godowns are said to be constructed… Continue reading CM Dedicates 100 Godowns to State, Distributes Free Mobile Phones to Kisan Credit Card holders

Former Chief Secretary Sudhanshu Mishra Dies at 77

Former Chief Secretary Sudhanshu Mishra Dies at 77 Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Chief Secretary Sudhanshu Bhusan Mishra died late Thursday night here in Bhubaneswar. He was suffering from cancer and left for the heavenly abode after a brief illness at the age of 77. Mishra was an able administrator and also served as the State Chief… Continue reading Former Chief Secretary Sudhanshu Mishra Dies at 77

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BJP Demands Action against BJD legislator for Attack on Party Worker in Khurdha

Bhubaneswar: In another case of a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Begunia assaulting a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker the BJP condemned the incident here on Thursday. The BJP State Secretary Jatin Mohanty said that “the BJD MLA was recently seen assaulting BJP workers at Manamunda in Boudh and Puri. FIRs have been lodged… Continue reading BJP Demands Action against BJD legislator for Attack on Party Worker in Khurdha

Odisha: High Court Grants Bails to Casting Couch Accused Papu Pom Pom

Bhubaneswar: In a respite to Tattwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom accused in the casting couch controversy, the Orissa High Court today granted bail along with the co-accused Pradipta Swain. Papu Pom Pom and his associate Pradipta Swain are accused of sexually exploiting a minor girl in the pretext of giving her a chance… Continue reading Odisha: High Court Grants Bails to Casting Couch Accused Papu Pom Pom

Noted Journalist Barendrakrushna Dhal Passes away at 77

Bhubaneswar: Barendrakrushna Dhal, a noted journalist, columnist and literary figure of Odisha passed away on Tuesday morning at his residence here in Bhubaneswar. He was 77. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were among many notable personalities to have expressed deep grief over demise of Dhal. Journalists, politicians and people, after… Continue reading Noted Journalist Barendrakrushna Dhal Passes away at 77

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NIFT Girl Alleges “Rape” in Bhubaneswar; Students Block Road in Protest

Bhubaneswar: A girl student of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) alleges “rape” to have been committed on her by unknown miscreants in the Infocity area here in Bhubaneswar late Friday night. Angry protests erupted after the incident came to light and the students of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) took to blocking… Continue reading NIFT Girl Alleges “Rape” in Bhubaneswar; Students Block Road in Protest

President Pranab Mukherjee Removes Chairperson of Board of Governors of NIT Rourkela

Bhubaneswar: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on the recommendation of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) removed Vasantha Ramaswamy, the honorary Chairperson of Board of Governors (BoG) of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela on Friday. HRD ministry took the decision after Vasantha Ramaswamy refused to resign from the post Chairperson of… Continue reading President Pranab Mukherjee Removes Chairperson of Board of Governors of NIT Rourkela

President Pranab Mukherjee Sends Good Wishes to Indian Contingent in Rio Olympic Games 2016

New Delhi: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has sent his good wishes to the Indian contingent in the Rio Olympic Games 2016 on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games. In a message to Rakesh Gupta, Chef-de-Mission, Indian Contingent for the Rio Olympic Games 2016, the President has said, “I… Continue reading President Pranab Mukherjee Sends Good Wishes to Indian Contingent in Rio Olympic Games 2016

Paradip Port to have 20 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

New Delhi: The Minister of State for Shipping, Pon. Radhakrishnan informed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that the Government  proposes to implement utility-scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant projects at various major ports across the country. The funds for establishment of solar power projects are arranged by the major ports from their own resources and… Continue reading Paradip Port to have 20 MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

SCB Medical College Cuttack among 13 Colleges to be Upgraded under PMSSY

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges / Institutes (GMCIs) under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack in Odisha is among the 13 medical colleges to be upgraded under this scheme. According… Continue reading SCB Medical College Cuttack among 13 Colleges to be Upgraded under PMSSY

Lightning Claims 4 Lives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Lightning strikes today claimed 4 lives in various parts of the Odisha taking the death toll to 56 over which happened over the last 4 days. Deaths have been reported in the Khurdha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Bolangir districts of the State. Odisha has been witnessing heavy rains over the past few days and lightning… Continue reading Lightning Claims 4 Lives in Odisha

Paradip Port Cargo Handling Registers Record Growth in 2016

New Delhi: Paradip Port’s cargo handling growth story among Indian Major Ports continues with a quantum jump in the cargo handled by the Port in the Month of July, 2016. Paradip port in July handled a record throughput of 8.06 MMT in a single month surpassing the earlier highest record handling of 7.61 MMT cargos… Continue reading Paradip Port Cargo Handling Registers Record Growth in 2016

Tension Grips SOG Camp in Bhubaneswar after Jawan Dies during Training

Bhubaneswar: In an unfortunate incident a jawan of the Special Operation Group (SOG) died in the training camp at Chandaka situated here in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. After the incident a spontaneous demonstration was staged in the camp by fellow jawans undergoing the training. Sources revealed that the deceased jawan Laxminarayan Pradhan was said to be… Continue reading Tension Grips SOG Camp in Bhubaneswar after Jawan Dies during Training

Odisha CM Launches Smart City Web Portal for Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated smart city web portal ‘Bhubaneswar One’ at the State Secretariat. This web portal is a one stop website which provides information regarding the capital city Bhubaneswar. Its aim is to provide the people with useful information about the city and will also serve the purpose… Continue reading Odisha CM Launches Smart City Web Portal for Bhubaneswar

BJP Workers Assaulted by Ruling BJD Leaders; BJP Legislator’s Team to Visit Boudh Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Caught on camera of local television channels the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party workers were seen allegedly attacking brutally Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) party workers for waving black flags to the motorcade of Youth BJD president Sanjay Dasburma, who also happens to be the State Food Supply minister, at Manamunda in Boudh district today.… Continue reading BJP Workers Assaulted by Ruling BJD Leaders; BJP Legislator’s Team to Visit Boudh Tomorrow

Union Govt Approves 550 Km Long Coastal National Highway from Bengal to Odisha

New Delhi: The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Jairam Gadkari on Thursday approved the alignment of 550 km long stretch of road from Digha in Bengal to Gopalpur in Odisha as National Highway. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan revealed it in a tweet “Grateful to PM & @nitin_gadkariji for approving the… Continue reading Union Govt Approves 550 Km Long Coastal National Highway from Bengal to Odisha

Odisha: K V Singhdeo Elected BJP Legislature Party Leader in State Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Party president Amit Shah has appointed K V Singhdeo as the party’s leader in the State legislative assembly. According to the press release Singhdeo was unanimously elected to the post. Basant Panda who was both the BJP Legislature Party leader and BJP Party’s State President relinquished one post… Continue reading Odisha: K V Singhdeo Elected BJP Legislature Party Leader in State Assembly

North Range RDC begins Probe on Attack on the Convoy of Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: After a lapse of over one month the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), northern range, Bhaskar Jyoti Sharma on Thursday began investigation on the incident of attack by alleged BJD workers on the convoy of Union ministers Santosh Gangwar on his way to attend an event. The minister had escaped unhurt in the attack. During… Continue reading North Range RDC begins Probe on Attack on the Convoy of Union Minister

NHAI Chairman Asks States to Remove Liquor Shops from Highways

New Delhi: In the wake of increasing number of road accidents due to drunken driving, the Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has also requested all Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries (Transport) of all States/UTs to ensure that no license is issued to liquor vendors along National Highways.  State Governments have also been requested to review cases wherever… Continue reading NHAI Chairman Asks States to Remove Liquor Shops from Highways

Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik Asks Chhattisgarh to Stop Construction on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday came down heavily on the Chhattisgarh government after Chief Minister Raman Singh said that his government will go ahead with the construction of projects despite resistance from Odisha government. CM Naveen Patnaik speaking to media persons at the secretariat said, “The statement of the chief minister of Chhattisgarh… Continue reading Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik Asks Chhattisgarh to Stop Construction on Mahanadi

Govt Fails to Act Now after Rewarding the Puri Servitors during Previous Year’s Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: After the recent unruly behaviour of the servitors during the Niladri Bije return of the three deities from the chariot into the Jagannath temple the government seems reluctant to act against the erring persons. It becomes more evident after media reports suggest that the state government has been on the back foot and avoids… Continue reading Govt Fails to Act Now after Rewarding the Puri Servitors during Previous Year’s Rath Yatra

Odisha Govt Announces Incentive of Rs 10 Lakhs Each for Six Rio Qualifiers

This picture released by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games shows the emblem of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. A multidisciplinary evaluation commission, formed by 12 professionals enjoying domestic and international recognition, was involved in the whole process of the emblem selection. (AP Photo/Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games )

Bhubaneswar: In a big boost for the 6 sportswomen of the state representing India in Rio Olympics, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 60 lakhs cash special incentive for the women. Sprinters Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda along with four women’s hockey players Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra will receive… Continue reading Odisha Govt Announces Incentive of Rs 10 Lakhs Each for Six Rio Qualifiers

Odisha Health Minister Visits Cholera Hit Rayagada

Bhubaneswar: Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today held a meeting with the district collector and other concerned officials at the Rayagada and reviewed the deteriorating cholera situation. After the meeting minister Nayak directed the district authorities ensure 24-hour healthcare and drinking water supply in the disease affected areas. The death toll in Palama Panchayat of… Continue reading Odisha Health Minister Visits Cholera Hit Rayagada

Odisha among 21 States Running Pilot Project of Vidyanjali Programme

New Delhi: Section 21 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE), 2009 stipulates that each Government school, Government Aided school and school belonging to a specified category should have a School Management Committee (SMC) mandated with the work to monitor the working of the school; prepare and recommend School Development Plan;… Continue reading Odisha among 21 States Running Pilot Project of Vidyanjali Programme

CBSE Conducts NEET-II Entrance Successfully Across India

New Delhi: The CBSE informed that it has successfully conducted National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-II on 24th July, 2016 across the nation including Srinagar. There are also media reports regarding attempts made for leakage of NEET-II question paper in Uttarakhand. According to CBSE, the material seized by the Uttarakhand Police from the persons involved in… Continue reading CBSE Conducts NEET-II Entrance Successfully Across India

Odisha Lead by 3 points in Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah Memorial Cricket Tournament

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday gained three points by virtue of taking a 24-run first-innings lead against Himachal Pradesh in their opening four-day match (Zone-A), which ended in a draw at KSCA Alur Silver Oval in Karnataka. After conceding the lead, Himachal Pradesh declared their second innings at 253 for eight and set an impossible target… Continue reading Odisha Lead by 3 points in Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah Memorial Cricket Tournament

Odisha Score 422 as Senapati Hits a Ton

Bhubaneswar: Odisha took a 24-run lead in the first innings of their four-day Zone-A match against Himachal Pradesh in the Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah Memorial Cricket Tournament at KSCA Alur Silver Oval in Karnataka on Sunday. Subhranshu Senapati hit a century and his 111-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Saurabh Rawat enabled Odisha to… Continue reading Odisha Score 422 as Senapati Hits a Ton

Puri Police Move Court to Act against Erring Servitors

Bhubaneswar: With the erring servitors still on the run, according to sources Puri Police today moved court seeking warrants to search and arrest the absconding servitors who had committed ruckus during Niladri bije on the night of July 17. These servitors were identified by Puri police after going through from the video footage. While two… Continue reading Puri Police Move Court to Act against Erring Servitors

Odisha Vigilance Team Arrests Tripura Cadre IPS Officer Joydeep Nayak

Bhubaneswar: The Tripura-cadre Odia IPS officer Joydeep Nayak, who was evading arrest on alleged charges of siphoning-off Rs 88 Lakhs meant for computer education of SC/ST students and self help groups (SHGs) in Odisha, was finally arrested by the Odisha Vigilance sleuths from Ghaziabad on Saturday. Nayak had misappropriated such a huge sum when he… Continue reading Odisha Vigilance Team Arrests Tripura Cadre IPS Officer Joydeep Nayak

Himachal Pradesh scored 265/6 against Odisha at Stumps on Day 1

Bhubaneswar: Himachal Pradesh compiled a sizeable score of 265 for six at the close of opening day of their four-day Zone-A match of the Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah Memorial Cricket Tournament at KSCA Alur Silver Oval in Karnataka on Friday. Amit Kumar and Ankush Bains both scored half-centuries. At the close of the day’s play… Continue reading Himachal Pradesh scored 265/6 against Odisha at Stumps on Day 1

Odisha: Maoist Couple with Reward on Head Surrender in Malkangiri District

Bhubaneswar: A dreaded Maoist couple were among five hardcore Left wing extremists (LWE) involved in over 150 cases surrendered before the police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday. The Maoist couple are said to be carrying a reward of Rs 9 lakh on their head. According to sources, all these five LWEs decided to surrender… Continue reading Odisha: Maoist Couple with Reward on Head Surrender in Malkangiri District

Odisha Urges Chhattisgarh to Stop Barrage Construction on Mahanadi; Centre Seeks Report

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra today urged the Chhattisgarh government to stop the construction work of barrage at upper catchment area of Mahanadi River. As the row escalated and the issue was raised by Biju Janata Dal (BJP) leader Bhatruhari Mahatab in Lok Sabha on Wednesday the Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti has already… Continue reading Odisha Urges Chhattisgarh to Stop Barrage Construction on Mahanadi; Centre Seeks Report

CM Naveen Patnaik Forms Task Force to Look into Nagada Infant Deaths

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Bhubaneswar: Infant mortality due to malnutrition at Nagada village in Jajpur district of Odisha has drawn flak from all quarters, especially the opposition Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and the Congress Party blamed the Naveen Patnaik led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government for its failure to curb infant mortality. The scenario came to light after reports… Continue reading CM Naveen Patnaik Forms Task Force to Look into Nagada Infant Deaths

3276 Driving Licenses Suspended in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack for Drunken Driving

Bhubaneswar: Around 3276 driving licenses have been suspended out of a total number of 4794 drunken driving cases have been detected up to the month of May this year. This was revealed in a review meeting held under the Chairmanship of Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary R. Balakrishnan in the secretariat here on Wednesday.… Continue reading 3276 Driving Licenses Suspended in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack for Drunken Driving

Temple Administration Acts under Pressure Suspends 9 Servitors; Six Others Arrested for Attacking Journalists

Bhubaneswar: After the late Sunday night mess by servitors during Niladri Bije of the three deities back to the Temple and subsequent public outcry condemning the incident, today on Tuesday under tremendous pressure from all quarters of the society the Puri police managed to arrest all 6 servitors involved in attacking the media persons and… Continue reading Temple Administration Acts under Pressure Suspends 9 Servitors; Six Others Arrested for Attacking Journalists

IOA Send-off to India Rio Olympics Contingent

New Delhi: The Indian Olympics Association (IOA) gave an official send-off to the Indian Olympic contingent for the Rio Olympics. It is the largest Indian contingent of 121 athletes which includes 54 women, to represent India the in great sporting extravaganza to be held in the city of Rio De Jeneiro at Brazil starting from… Continue reading IOA Send-off to India Rio Olympics Contingent

UNESCO Tags Three Indian Sites in the World Heritage List

New Delhi: Three more Indian sites make it to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as all three nominations linked to India were approved at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul. The three sites included in the list are Capitol Complex in Chandigarh and Sikkim’s national park home to the world’s… Continue reading UNESCO Tags Three Indian Sites in the World Heritage List

Jagannath Temple Administration Lacks Courage to Act against Servitors

Bhubaneswar: After Sunday night’s fiasco during the niladri bjie delaying the rituals till late night and the servitors of deities of Jagannath temple, Puri also misbehaving with the Collector & District Magistrate Arvind Agarwal has raised eyebrows among intellectuals and members of civil society in the State. Climbing of the Lord Balabhadra’s chariot by a… Continue reading Jagannath Temple Administration Lacks Courage to Act against Servitors

Odisha Cricket Team to Participate in KSCA Tournament Beginning from July 22

Cuttack: Odisha all rounder Biplab Samantaray will lead the State team that will participate in the Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah Memorial Tournament, scheduled to be organised by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) at Bangalore and Mysore from July 22 to August 18, 2016. The 16-member team, announced by Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today, will leave… Continue reading Odisha Cricket Team to Participate in KSCA Tournament Beginning from July 22

Three MPs from Odisha Take Oath in Rajya Sabha

Visitors walk outside at the opening of the Winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on December 5, 2013. Parliament adjourned for the day after both houses condoled the death of two sitting members, 27 people in a building collapse in Mazgaon area of Mumbai in September, those who lost their lives in Phailin and Helen cyclones in India and the deaths in super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi: The three newly elected Rajya Sabha MPs from Odsiha Prasanna Acharya, Bishnu Charan Das and N Bhaskar Rao elected on BJD tickets made and subscribed Oath or affirmation today in the Rajya Sabha. All the three members swore their allegiance to the Constitution of India in Odia language and later was congratulated and… Continue reading Three MPs from Odisha Take Oath in Rajya Sabha

BJP Probe Team Says BJD Govt Lacks Seriousness on Kandhamal Shooting Incident

Bhubaneswar: The three-member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary probe team comprising of MPs Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Ramvichar Netam and Jyoti Dhurbe visited Ggumdumaha village in Kandhamal district today and spoke to the family members and relatives of the victims killed in the shooting by security forces on their way for a anti-Maoist operation. Speaking to reporters… Continue reading BJP Probe Team Says BJD Govt Lacks Seriousness on Kandhamal Shooting Incident

Homeopath Shoots at Man for Urinating near his Clinic

Bhubaneswar: In an untoward incident here today at around 11:40 am a Homeopathy Doctor shot at a man for urinating near his clinic located in the Indradhanu market at Nayapalli area in Bhubaneswar. According to various eyewitness accounts, an individual named Maheshwar Routray, who happens to be the victim, was urinating near the clinic of… Continue reading Homeopath Shoots at Man for Urinating near his Clinic

Odisha: All Villages to be Electrified in State by November 2016

Bhubaneswar: After a high level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A P Padhi and other officials of the energy department in the State secretariat on Friday, it was revealed that all villages in Odisha will be electrified by the end of November this year. According to Rajesh Verma, principal secretary energy department, around 45,236 villages… Continue reading Odisha: All Villages to be Electrified in State by November 2016

Union Health Minister J P Nadda assures all support to Odisha in its fight against Dengue

New Delhi: Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram today met J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and expressed concern about the rising cases of Jaundice and Dengue in Barbil and neighbouring areas in Keonjhar district of Odisha. Notably,… Continue reading Union Health Minister J P Nadda assures all support to Odisha in its fight against Dengue

Three-Member BJP Team Arrives in Odisha to Probe the Killing of Innocent Tribals in Kandhamal

Bhubaneswar: A 3-member BJP Parliamentary team constituted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah to probe the killing of 6 innocent tribals including a child at Kandhamal arrived here in Bhubaneswar today. The team consists of BJP Rajya Sabha MP  Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Lok Sabha MP Jyoti Dhurbe and Raj Sabha MP Ramvichar Netam arrived… Continue reading Three-Member BJP Team Arrives in Odisha to Probe the Killing of Innocent Tribals in Kandhamal

England Cricket Team to Tour India from Nov; Cuttack to Host 2nd ODI

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and England Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the schedule for the forthcoming England’s tour of India during the months of November 2016 to February 2017. According to the announcement England will play a five-match Test series followed by three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals.… Continue reading England Cricket Team to Tour India from Nov; Cuttack to Host 2nd ODI

OOA, OCA & OAA Felicitate Ace Sprinter Dutee Chand for Making it to Rio Olympics

Dutee Chand Felicitated

Cuttack: Odisha’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand who qualified for the Rio Olympics to represent India in the 100 m sprint and 4 x 100 m relay events was felicitated by Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Honourary Secretary Asirbad Behera here on Thursday. OCA has also announced a cash award. The Orissa Olympic Association (OOA) and Odisha… Continue reading OOA, OCA & OAA Felicitate Ace Sprinter Dutee Chand for Making it to Rio Olympics

Whole of India Drenches in Monsoon Rains before July 15

New Delhi: Monsoon rains reached 2 days earlier than it normally does and covered the whole country. Regions of Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra and Delhi saw heavy rains as Southwest monsoon moved towards western Rajasthan and Kutch, and remaining parts of north Arabian Sea. Rajasthan received more over 13 centimetres of rain at various places while… Continue reading Whole of India Drenches in Monsoon Rains before July 15

NCST Chairman says Kandhamal Incident Due to Failure of SOP

Bhubaneswar: After meeting the kin of the innocent tribals killed by security forces in Kandhamal the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Chairman Dr Rameswar Oraon today said that the security personnel failed to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) while conducting the anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal district leading to the death of 6 innocent… Continue reading NCST Chairman says Kandhamal Incident Due to Failure of SOP

Odisha Included in PMAGY Scheme as Union Govt Extends it to 1500 Villages

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot chairing the Central Advisory Committee Meeting on Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna, in New Delhi on July 13, 2016. The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ms. Anita Agnihotri are also seen.

New Delhi: The Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot reviewed the implementation progress of the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) in the Central Advisory Committee meeting here on Wednesday and said hat so far an amount of Rs.201 crore has been released to the 5 pilot States and Rs.228.97 crore to States… Continue reading Odisha Included in PMAGY Scheme as Union Govt Extends it to 1500 Villages

SIT Begins Probe into Killing of Innocent Tribals in Kandhamal

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted by the Chief minister Naveen Patnaik to invesitigate the killings of innocent tribals in a cross fire between security forces and Maoists, the SIT has begun its probe informed the Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh to media persons here in Bhubaneswar. Singh… Continue reading SIT Begins Probe into Killing of Innocent Tribals in Kandhamal

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Visit Houston and Promote Road-Show Discovered Small Fields Bid Round 2016

New Delhi: Road shows in Houston, United States of America and Calgary, Canada will be held as part of process of promoting the Discovered Small Fields Bid Round 2016. Houston road show is scheduled on 14th and 15th July, 2016 while the Calgary road show will be held on 18th and 19th July, 2016. Minister… Continue reading Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Visit Houston and Promote Road-Show Discovered Small Fields Bid Round 2016

4 Girls from Odisha in Women’s Team as Hockey India Announces Teams for Rio Olympics

New Delhi: Hockey India today announced the Men’s and Women’s teams for the Rio Olympics 2016 here at a function held in New Delhi. In a surprise change the long standing captain of the men’s team Sardar Singh has been replaced by Goal Keeper PR Sreejesh while Sushila Chanu will captain the Women’s team replacing… Continue reading 4 Girls from Odisha in Women’s Team as Hockey India Announces Teams for Rio Olympics

Papu Pom Pom’s Bail Plea Rejected; Accused may move Higher Court for Bail

Bhubaneswar: On Monday the comedian actor Tatwa Prakash Patpathy alias Papu Pom Pom and his associate Pradipta Swain alias Gitu were produced before the Khurda District and Sessions Judge Court through video conference for their bail plea on alleged sexual harassment. The hearing took place in the court while the victim minor girl and her parents… Continue reading Papu Pom Pom’s Bail Plea Rejected; Accused may move Higher Court for Bail

Dengue Cases on Rise; CMC Issues Notice to Bottling Plant for Failure to Curb the Disease

Bhubaneswar: While 62 more dengue patients get admitted in the SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack on Monday the situation seems to be grim as more are more dengue cases is on the rise. According to sources, apart from local dengue cases, patients referred from Keonjhar and Jajpur district is also on the rise.… Continue reading Dengue Cases on Rise; CMC Issues Notice to Bottling Plant for Failure to Curb the Disease

Odisha Human Rights Commission Seeks Report on Killing of Innocent Tribals in Kandhmal

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today sought a report from the Odisha government on the incident of reported Killing of 5 innocent civilians in a crossfire between security forces and Maoists at Malapanga forest in Kurtamagarh of Kandhmal district. According to sources OHRC issued notices to the State Home Secretary, DGP, South Range… Continue reading Odisha Human Rights Commission Seeks Report on Killing of Innocent Tribals in Kandhmal

Odisha: Bandh called in Kandhmal over Killing of Tribals; Central Team to Visit Odisha Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar:  A dawn-to-dusk bandh called by both the opposition parties BJP and Congress in Kandhmal District of Odisha over the killing of 5 tribal villagers in crossfire between Maoists and security forces that happened Friday night has paralysed normal life. Party workers of BJP and Congress have held protests and road blockades at various places… Continue reading Odisha: Bandh called in Kandhmal over Killing of Tribals; Central Team to Visit Odisha Tomorrow

Human Rights Commission Serves Notice to Odisha Govt over Dengue

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) taking sou motu cognizance over rise in dengue cases across the State has served notices seeking details in 2 weeks time from the Secretaries of departments of Health and Urban development and district collectors of eight districts affected with dengue outbreak. While the dengue cases in the states has… Continue reading Human Rights Commission Serves Notice to Odisha Govt over Dengue

Controversy Mires Rath Yatra Again after Girl Seen Climbing the Chariot

Bhubaneswar: Controversy has become synonymous with the Rath Yatra every year. The latest being a girl found climbing on to Nandighosh, the chariot of Lord Jagannath. Within hours after the controversy erupted displeasure among the devotees the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) came out with a clarification that the girl on the chariot is a… Continue reading Controversy Mires Rath Yatra Again after Girl Seen Climbing the Chariot

Anjali, Sarojini from Odisha Selected for U-19 National Cricket Camp

Bhubaneswar: Out of 25 players selected by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for Under-19 Girls National Camp include two girls from Odisha. The two Odisha players Anjali Singh and Sarojini Giri will join other members at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) at Guntur (Andhra) to be held from from July 8 to… Continue reading Anjali, Sarojini from Odisha Selected for U-19 National Cricket Camp

Muslims across Odisha Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Bhubaneswar: With the end of the month of Ramzan, Muslims in Odisha celebrates Eid- ul-Fitr “festival of breaking of the fast” here on Thursday. Since morning people thronged to the Mosques and Eidgahs to offer their Eid prayers. Bhubanewar, Cuttack, Jajpur and Bhadrak have a sizable Muslim population who celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr. Festivity and fervour was evident… Continue reading Muslims across Odisha Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Prime Minister Modi and CM Patnaik of Odisha Greet People on the occasion of Rath Yatra

The Official Photograph of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi (High Resolution).

Bhubaneswar: While the festival of Rath Yatra began at Puri the Prime Minister on this occasion greeted the people. He said “On the occasion of Rath Yatra, my warmest greetings to you all. May Lord Jagannath continue to shower his blessings on everyone. May the blessings of Lord Jagannath lead to development of villages, well-being of… Continue reading Prime Minister Modi and CM Patnaik of Odisha Greet People on the occasion of Rath Yatra

Rath Yatra Festivals begins in Puri

Puri: As usual with lots of pomp and ceremony the Rath Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra began here in Puri. The three deities on this day began a journey to their aunt’s place and return after 9 days stay. In the morning the rituals began with Pahandi that is bringing the… Continue reading Rath Yatra Festivals begins in Puri

PM Narendra Modi Inducts 19 New Faces, Drops 5 Ministers from his Cabinet

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari and the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the newly inducted Ministers after a Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 05, 2016.

New Delhi: The President of India today sworn in one cabinet minister and 19 new ministers of state on advice by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prakash Javdekar, the minister of state (MoS) in charge of Environment is the only MoS to be elevated to  cabinet rank along with 19 new faces who took their oath of… Continue reading PM Narendra Modi Inducts 19 New Faces, Drops 5 Ministers from his Cabinet

Arrested Motilal Gouda Sent to Six-Day Police Remand

Bhubaneswar: A day after Motilal Gouda, the former assistant director of the Directorate of Factories and Boilers, was arrested from Vizianagaram he was produced before the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court here on Monday. The court has sent Gouda on a six-day police remand. Gouda is accused of issuing a fake gazette notification asking… Continue reading Arrested Motilal Gouda Sent to Six-Day Police Remand

CBI Arrests Odisha Youth Congress Chief in Arth Tatwa Chit Fund Case

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested Odisha Youth Congress Chief Rajat Choudhury for his alleged involvement in the Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam. He was later suspended from the party. CBI made the arrest after the main accused in the AT Chit Fund scam Pradeep Sethy was questioned in the jail. Prior… Continue reading CBI Arrests Odisha Youth Congress Chief in Arth Tatwa Chit Fund Case

Odia Girls Dutee and Srabani qualify in 4 x 100 m relay Women’s Team event for Rio Olympics

Bhubaneswar: Indian ace sprinters made India proud as they qualified for Rio Olympics in the 4 x 100 m women’s relay.  The 4 x 100 m relay team, comprising of Dutee, Srabani, HM Jyothi and Merylin Joseph broke their own national record of 44.03 seconds, set in the IAAF World Challenge in Beijing in May… Continue reading Odia Girls Dutee and Srabani qualify in 4 x 100 m relay Women’s Team event for Rio Olympics

Casting Couch Victim Seeks Police Protection; Father Seeks Withdrawal of Case against Papu Pom Pom

Bhubaneswar: While the people named in the casting couch controversy are still at large, the victim has approached the Mahila Police on Monday seeking police protection after she alleged to have received death threats. The victim claims to have received the threats from people she has named in the FIR lodged on June 26. The alleged… Continue reading Casting Couch Victim Seeks Police Protection; Father Seeks Withdrawal of Case against Papu Pom Pom

PM Modi meets Indian Athletes for 2016 Rio Olympics

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Athletes who shall be representing India at forthcoming Rio Olympic Games, in New Delhi on July 04, 2016.

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi today met over 60 athletes who will participate at the Rio Olympic Games to be held in Brazil. PM Modi met each athlete individually and encouraged them to perform to the best of their ability in the world’s biggest sporting arena. Several former Olympians including MC Mary Kom, Anju Bobby George… Continue reading PM Modi meets Indian Athletes for 2016 Rio Olympics

PM Modi to Rejig Union Council of Ministers Tomorrow

Visitors walk outside at the opening of the Winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on December 5, 2013. Parliament adjourned for the day after both houses condoled the death of two sitting members, 27 people in a building collapse in Mazgaon area of Mumbai in September, those who lost their lives in Phailin and Helen cyclones in India and the deaths in super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi: The much awaited cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister is likely to take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. The chief Spokesperson of the government Frank Norhona has mentioned in a tweet that cabinet expansion will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. PM Modi is likely to induct new faces to his cabinet and is also… Continue reading PM Modi to Rejig Union Council of Ministers Tomorrow

Court Defers Papu Pom Pom’s Bail Plea hearing till July 11

Bhubaneswar: The hearing for the bail plea of arrested Odia comedian actor Tatwa Prakash Tripathy alia Papu Pom Pom has been deferred by the Khurdha District Court after the Bhubaneswar Commissionerate police sought more time to submit the case diary in court. The next bail plea hearing is scheduled for July 11. Earlier actor Papu… Continue reading Court Defers Papu Pom Pom’s Bail Plea hearing till July 11

PM Modi to meet Athletes Contingent for Rio Olympics to be Held in Brazil

The Official Photograph of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi (High Resolution).

New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will meet the athletes who shall be representing India at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. PM Narendra Modi will meet the Olympic Contingent at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi on Monday. So far, around 100 athletes from 13 sports disciplines have qualified for the… Continue reading PM Modi to meet Athletes Contingent for Rio Olympics to be Held in Brazil

Absconder Dr Motilal Gouda Finally Arrested by Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: In a sudden turn of events on the run Dr. Motilal Gouda, the former assistant director of the Directorate of Factories & Boilers, was arrested by Odisha Police on Sunday from Andhra Pradesh. This was confirmed by Special DG Crime B. K. Sharma in presence of media persons today. He said that Arun Bothra IG,… Continue reading Absconder Dr Motilal Gouda Finally Arrested by Odisha Police

Vigilance Department Raids Absconder Dr. Motilal Gouda’s Ancestral House

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance department conducted raids here on Saturday on various establishments of the absconding former assistant director of the Directorate of Factories & Boilers Dr. Motilal Gouda. According to the sources, Vigilance sleuths conducted raids at various places across the State including his ancestral home at Chandipur village under Mohana block in Gajapati district.… Continue reading Vigilance Department Raids Absconder Dr. Motilal Gouda’s Ancestral House

148 Special Trains to Run during Rath Yatra Festival says ECoR

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) informed here on Friday that 148 special trains will run to Puri during the Rath Yatra festival. According to the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) ECoR,  35 new counters will be opened at the Puri Railway Station while 25 new counters will be opened at various other stations. For security… Continue reading 148 Special Trains to Run during Rath Yatra Festival says ECoR

LCA “Tejas” Inducted into Indian Air Force; PM Expresses Pride and Happiness

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi today expressed pride and happiness over the induction of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)  Tejas fighter jet into the Indian Air Force. PM Modi also lauded Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) on the induction of Tejas. “Induction of indigenously made Tejas fighter jet into the Air Force… Continue reading LCA “Tejas” Inducted into Indian Air Force; PM Expresses Pride and Happiness

“No Helmet No Petrol” at Filling Stations in Cuttack from Today

Bhubaneswar: “No Helmet No Petrol” if you drive into filling stations with your two wheeler in Cuttack.  After implementing the ‘No Helmet No Petrol’ in Capital city of Bhubaneswar and across Khurdha district, this rule has been extended to Cuttack district as well. The rule comes into effect from today in Cuttack where the bikers… Continue reading “No Helmet No Petrol” at Filling Stations in Cuttack from Today

Second Successful Test Fire of Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile at Chandipur in Odisha

New Delhi: Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) was successfully test-fired for the second time from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off Odisha Coast at 15:45 hours on Thursday and it hit the target in a different envelope at low altitude. It also met the mission requirements. Earlier around 08:16 hours on Thursday a Medium… Continue reading Second Successful Test Fire of Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile at Chandipur in Odisha

Odisha to Partner with Shipping Ministry for Coastal Shipping of Thermal Coal under Sagarmala

New Delhi: According to the Ministry of Shipping, the State Government of Odisha will partner the Ministry for taking ahead the ‘port-led development’ agenda under Sagarmala, the flagship programme of the Ministry. The State Government has confirmed 10% equity participation in the Special Purpose Venture (SPV) of Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd (IPRCL) that will… Continue reading Odisha to Partner with Shipping Ministry for Coastal Shipping of Thermal Coal under Sagarmala

Bhubaneswar Police Arrests Papu Pom Pom from Puri

Bhubaneswar: In a dramatic turn of events Bhubaneswar Police Commissionerate arrested Tatwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom today. According to Police Commissioner Y. B. Khurania, the comedian actor Papu Pom Pom was arrested by a team of Bhubaneswar Police from Neelachal apartment at Puri. He said, since Papu and his associated were avoiding notices… Continue reading Bhubaneswar Police Arrests Papu Pom Pom from Puri

Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile Test Fired at Chandipur off Odisha Coast

New Delhi: Around 08:16 hours on Thursday a Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on the Odisha Coast. The MRSAM is jointly developed by DRDO and IAI of Israel for the Indian Air Force. The missile guided by a Radar system and on-board avionics successfully… Continue reading Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile Test Fired at Chandipur off Odisha Coast

Odisha: Government Launches Mobile App to help obtain PCB Clearance Certificates Online

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government in its initiative of ease of doing business in the State took another step forward by launching the Mobile App for online tracking of the status of the applications submitted to Odisha pollution Control Board by various industries and start ups. The Mobile App was launched by the State Chief Secretary Aditya… Continue reading Odisha: Government Launches Mobile App to help obtain PCB Clearance Certificates Online

BJD Expels Papu Pom Pom from Party after complaint of Sexual Assault against him

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday in a press release said that it has expelled Tatwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom from the party. The Odia Film actor is absconding over the past few days after sexual assault charges were levelled against him by a minor girl. Bhubaneswar Police has been in… Continue reading BJD Expels Papu Pom Pom from Party after complaint of Sexual Assault against him

Union Cabinet Approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits.   It will come into effect from 01.01.2016. In the past, the employees had to wait for 19 months for the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations at… Continue reading Union Cabinet Approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

Union Cabinet Approves Road Project in Odisha

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the CCEA approval of road projects in Odisha and other States will help improve the infrastructure and connectivity in these states. In a series of tweets, he said CCEA approved the development of four laning of Angul-Sambalpur Section of NH-42 which is New NH-55 in… Continue reading Union Cabinet Approves Road Project in Odisha

Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin from July 18

Visitors walk outside at the opening of the Winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on December 5, 2013. Parliament adjourned for the day after both houses condoled the death of two sitting members, 27 people in a building collapse in Mazgaon area of Mumbai in September, those who lost their lives in Phailin and Helen cyclones in India and the deaths in super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi: The Monsoon session of Parliament will be held from July 18 till August 12. The session will have 20 working days. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu today also informed after the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs meeting in New Delhi that 25 bills are expected to come for passing and consideration during… Continue reading Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin from July 18

Mr CM, if you want to Act, then Act Now

Bhubaneswar: Not everything seems to be going well so far as Odisha in concerned. One controversy after another has confused the people whether Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is aware of the facts or seems to look the other way and let things happen in the state. Recent attack on the union textile minister’s vehicle at… Continue reading Mr CM, if you want to Act, then Act Now

CM Naveen Patnaik Orders RDC Probe into the Attack on Union Minister’s Vehicle

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minsiter Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday has ordered the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Northern Range to conduct an inquiry over the attack on the Vehicle of Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar while he was at Bargarh Town to attend the Vikas Utsav celebrations last week. The chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s order came at a… Continue reading CM Naveen Patnaik Orders RDC Probe into the Attack on Union Minister’s Vehicle

Odisha: Actor Papu Pom Pom Absconds after Alleged Sexual Assault Charges

Bhubaneswar: Comedian actor Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom of Odia film industry has found himself in another controversy where a minor girl has filed a police complaint in which she has alleged sexual assault by the actor. Based on the complaint Bhubaneswar Police Commissionerate had sent a 4 member team at his Bhubaneswar… Continue reading Odisha: Actor Papu Pom Pom Absconds after Alleged Sexual Assault Charges

Odisha: Casting Couch Scandal; Actress Sharmistha Records Statement under Sec. 164 IPC

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Bhubaneswar: After the recent casting couch scandal which rocked the Odia Film and Television fraternity it seems to have shocked the people of Odisha. Bringing this issue at the forefront Actress Sharmistha Priyadarshini has put up a brave fight against the alleged perpetrators. Sharmistha, who filed an FIR earlier and recorded her statement Under Sec. 161 Indian… Continue reading Odisha: Casting Couch Scandal; Actress Sharmistha Records Statement under Sec. 164 IPC

Odisha: Cong EX-MP Pardip Majhi’s Arrest Spark Protests; Bandh Called in Nabarangpur, Kandhamal

Bhubaneswar: A dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the Congress party has affected normal life in Nabarangpur and Kandhamal districts situated in the western part of Odisha. Congress party has been protesting against the arrests of 17 leaders including Ex-MP Majhi. In order to control the situation district administrations of both the districts have taken adequate measures… Continue reading Odisha: Cong EX-MP Pardip Majhi’s Arrest Spark Protests; Bandh Called in Nabarangpur, Kandhamal

Odisha: Cabinet Meeting to be Held in Secretariat Today

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will hold a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here at the State Secretariat around 5.30 pm in the evening. The cabinet is likely to place 11 proposals for discussion from Food and Civil Supplies, Health and Family Welfare, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Industries, Finance and General Administration departments.… Continue reading Odisha: Cabinet Meeting to be Held in Secretariat Today

PM Modi Releases Book on Birds Found in Kutch Region of Gujarat

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi releasing a book ‘The Birds of Banni Grassland’, presented by the Scientists of Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, in New Delhi on June 28, 2016. The Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr. P.K. Mishra is also seen.

New Delhi: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled “The Birds of Banni Grassland” in New Delhi, today. The book was presented to the Prime Minister by the Scientists of Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE). The Book is a compilation of the research work, relating to more than 250 species of birds… Continue reading PM Modi Releases Book on Birds Found in Kutch Region of Gujarat

BCCI Working Committee Decides to hold Ranji Matches at Neutral venues

Cuttack: The four day first Annual Conclave of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) concluded at Dharamshala in Hamachal Pradesh last week.  The BCCI Working Committee meeting, which was held on the concluding day, took many important decisions. Apart from appointing Anil Kumble as Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team the… Continue reading BCCI Working Committee Decides to hold Ranji Matches at Neutral venues

Odisha: Monsoon Rains Puts Life Out of Gear in many parts of State

Bhubaneswar: Heavy Monsoon rains which hit the coastal region of Odisha since yesterday has put life out of gear in many places. The most affected cities are Bhubaneswar and Cuttack followed by towns of Paradip and Balasore. The most affected districts are those lying on the coastal belt. The residents of the twin city of… Continue reading Odisha: Monsoon Rains Puts Life Out of Gear in many parts of State

Another Sprinter Srabani Nanda from Odisha Qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016

Bhubaneswar: Srabani Nanda sealed a place in the Indian contingent for Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be held in Brazil this year. The 26-year-old sprinter who hails from Kandhamal district of Odisha clocked a timing of 23.02 seconds in women’s 200 m event at the 26th G. Kosanov memorial meet in Kazakhstan. Earlier ace sprinter Dutee… Continue reading Another Sprinter Srabani Nanda from Odisha Qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016

Odisha Ace Sprinter Dutee Chand Qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016

Bhubaneswar: Fighting relentlessly against all odds Dutee Chand finally made her place in the Indian contingent to represent the country in Rio Olympics 2016 starting from August 5 to 21. Dutee ran in the women’s 100m heats of the 26th G. Kosanov memorial meet at Kazakhstan on Saturday and clocked 11.30 secs, creating a new national… Continue reading Odisha Ace Sprinter Dutee Chand Qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016

Odisha: Union Textiles Minister inaugurates Training Programme for Scheduled Castes Handloom Weavers

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Bhubaneswar: Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated on Friday June 24, a 45-day long skill upgradation training programme for Scheduled Caste handloom weavers belonging to Sohlela Block in Bargarh district of Odisha. In a function held in the village Birjam, the Minister also gave away the certificates to pass outs of the first Handloom… Continue reading Odisha: Union Textiles Minister inaugurates Training Programme for Scheduled Castes Handloom Weavers

BJD’s Violent Attack on Union Minister’s Convoy; BJP says Naveen Government Scared of Modi’s Development Agenda

Bhubaneswar: After the violent attack on the Union Minister’s vehicle convoy at Bargarh town today BJP reacted sharply here in the State Capital Bhubaneswar. In a press release BJP general secretary Bhrigu Buxipatra made a scathing attack on the ruling BJD and said that the BJD party workers attacked with the know of CM Naveen… Continue reading BJD’s Violent Attack on Union Minister’s Convoy; BJP says Naveen Government Scared of Modi’s Development Agenda

NFDC Shoots Documentary on Bhubaneswar; Part of Smart City Initiative

Bhubaneswar: The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) on Friday began shooting a documentary on Bhubaneswar City as a smart city initiative. Just a year ago Bhubaneswar topped the competition of smart cities and the central government has entrusted NFDC to make a documentary highlighting the culture and tourist attractions of the city. Prime Minister Narendra… Continue reading NFDC Shoots Documentary on Bhubaneswar; Part of Smart City Initiative

Odisha: BJD Party Workers Protest against Union Government’s Vikas Utsav Celebrations in Bargarh

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD party workers today protested against the celebrations of Vikas Utsav organised by BJP led NDA government in Bargarh town here on Friday. According to TV reports, members of the ruling party have barged into a local Handloom Saree seller’s show room and ransacked the shop. Reports also suggest that Union Textile… Continue reading Odisha: BJD Party Workers Protest against Union Government’s Vikas Utsav Celebrations in Bargarh

BCCI Appoints Anil Kumble as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team for a Year

Mumbai: BCCI on Thursday announced the appointment of Anil Kumble as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. He has been appointed for the period of one year. Given to his immense knowledge and experience, the BCCI is confident that Kumble will take Indian cricket forward and contribute to its growth and success. The… Continue reading BCCI Appoints Anil Kumble as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team for a Year

Union Home Secretary to Hold Review Meeting with Central Ministries on LWE Related Issues

New Delhi: The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi will chair a review meeting with the Secretaries of the Central Ministries on key development issues of the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states, here on June 24. The Chief Secretaries of 7 LWE affected states Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana and Maharashtra will also… Continue reading Union Home Secretary to Hold Review Meeting with Central Ministries on LWE Related Issues

ISRO’s PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

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New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34) successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carrying the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites today morning on June 22 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C34 lift-off at 9:26 am IST from the Second Launch… Continue reading ISRO’s PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

Three LPG Bottling Plants to be Set up in Odisha

Sambalpur: The Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced setting up of three LPG bottling plants in Odisha. Speaking to media persons here on Monday June 20 he said, at present state has nearly 6.5 lakh metric tonnes of bottling capacity. And the capacity of production in the existing plants at Jatni, Balasore… Continue reading Three LPG Bottling Plants to be Set up in Odisha

PM Modi Participates in Mass Yoga demonstration to Celebrate International Yoga Day in Chandigarh

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participating in the mass yoga demonstration at the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga – 2016, on June 21, 2016.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today celebrated the second International Day of Yoga at Chandigarh, in the midst of approximately 30,000 participants in a mass Yoga demonstration. Addressing the gathering at the iconic Capitol Complex, the Prime Minister said that today, people in all parts of the country have connected with Yoga. He said… Continue reading PM Modi Participates in Mass Yoga demonstration to Celebrate International Yoga Day in Chandigarh

ISRO to Create History; Launch 20 Satellites on June 22

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will achieve another landmark on June 22 by launching a record 20 satellites in a single mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle “PSLV-C34” will lift off on June 22 and the vehicle will not only put… Continue reading ISRO to Create History; Launch 20 Satellites on June 22

Monsoon Gains Momentum after a Slow Progress

New Delhi: After the weather had forecast an “above normal” monsoon this year but there was a slow progress over the last few days. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the southwest monsoon is expected to gain momentum and advance further into several parts of drought-hit Maharashtra and central India. The southwest monsoon has… Continue reading Monsoon Gains Momentum after a Slow Progress

Odisha: Government Implements e-Stamping System for Payment of Stamp Duty

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has implemented e-Stamping system for payment of stamp duty in the State in addition to the sale and use of physical stamp papers normally sold by stamp vendors. According to sources, this proposed e-Stamping System is an additional revenue evidencing mechanism that aims at easy payment of stamp duty by the registrant… Continue reading Odisha: Government Implements e-Stamping System for Payment of Stamp Duty

Electronics Park in Bhubaneswar to Home 100 Manufacturers

Bhubaneswar: Greenfield Electronics Park being developed by Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) Odisha is said to house 100 Units of electronics manufacturing cluster with state of the art, infrastructure and common facilities. It is spread over an area of 203 acres within InfoValley in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city. The plan mooted in 2014 has… Continue reading Electronics Park in Bhubaneswar to Home 100 Manufacturers

Petroleum Minister leads Indian delegation to St Petersburg International Economic Forum

New Delhi: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited St Petersburg, Russia from 16 to 17 June 2016 to represent India at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). SPIEF is the leading economic event of Russia, drawing participation of important political leaders and some of the largest companies and global business leaders. The… Continue reading Petroleum Minister leads Indian delegation to St Petersburg International Economic Forum

Rourkela Gears up Again to Compete for Smart City Tag

Bhubaneswar: Steel city Rourkela which had missed out the Smart city tag in the previous occasion now gears up again to compete for the second time. The district administration and the local civic body have chalked out a plan in this regard to upgrade the physical and social infrastructure of the city along with waste… Continue reading Rourkela Gears up Again to Compete for Smart City Tag

Apathy of Civic Authorities towards Bhubaneswar City may make it Unsmart

Bhubaneswar: Smart city status has sped up activity in the city of Bhubaneswar which cannot be denied from the fact that government holds regular meetings. Ambitious plans are laid out and the media regularly briefed on how the city will carve out in future. But very little has moved on ground as regards the existing… Continue reading Apathy of Civic Authorities towards Bhubaneswar City may make it Unsmart

11 Villages in Odisha Electrified in a week between May 23 and May 29

Bhubaneswar: In a rapid electrification program launched by government of India under the under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) after Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages across India within 1000 days that is by May 1, 2018.  The… Continue reading 11 Villages in Odisha Electrified in a week between May 23 and May 29

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Oil Cos Cut Non-subsidised LPG price by Rs 61.50 per cylinder

New Delhi:  Price of non-subsidised cooking gas LPG was slashed by 61 rupees 50 paise per cylinder from yesterday. It will now costs 513 rupees 50 paise in Delhi as against 575 rupees previously. Subsidised LPG costs 419 rupees 13 paise per 14.2 kilogram cylinder in Delhi. However, Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), or jet fuel,… Continue reading Oil Cos Cut Non-subsidised LPG price by Rs 61.50 per cylinder

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BCCI Congratulates Indian Women’s team for 3-0 sweep against Sri Lanka

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) congratulated the members of the Indian women team for winning the three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka. In a press release, BCCI President Shashank Manohar said that the Women’s team has done consistently well, with T20I series win against Australia in Australia and now… Continue reading BCCI Congratulates Indian Women’s team for 3-0 sweep against Sri Lanka

Odisha: Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy to be set up at Bhubaneswar

New Delhi: The Minister of State for AYUSH (I/C) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik replying to a question in Rajya Sabha said on Tuesday that the Central Government has approved setting up of a Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He also said that land has been obtained from the State Government… Continue reading Odisha: Central Research Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy to be set up at Bhubaneswar

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission for Integrated Development of the Rurban Areas

Bhubaneswar: An integrated and development programme for rurban areas of Odisha under the  Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) – National Rurban Mission will be implemented with the joint support of the Central and State government. Odisha Chief Secretat A P Padhi chaired the newly formed State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC) that will look into the… Continue reading Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission for Integrated Development of the Rurban Areas

Odisha Court Orders Death Penalty to 5 Accused for Raping and Killing a Minor Girl

Keonjhar: The Champua Additional District and Sessions Judge court of Keonjhar district in Odisha sentenced to death 5 accused of gang rape and murder of a minor girl. This incident had taken place in Belkundi village of Keonjhar district on August 1, 2012. The order comes after 3 years of the crime committed when the… Continue reading Odisha Court Orders Death Penalty to 5 Accused for Raping and Killing a Minor Girl

Odisha: Hike in Taxes, Bus Operators threaten Strike

Bhubaneswar: After the breakdown of talks with the state government on the issue of raise in taxes from 70% to 100%, the bus owners association in Odisha has threatened to go on strike. According to sources, despite the transport minister’s assurance to reconsider the issue of taxes, the bus owners remain defiant and have decided… Continue reading Odisha: Hike in Taxes, Bus Operators threaten Strike

Study Suggests E-commerce Sales through Mobile Device likely to hit $638 billion by 2018

Global e-Commerce sales made via mobile devices are expected to cross $638 billion by 2018, according to the joint study brought out by ASSOCHAM and Deloitte on July 6, 2015. Currently, the availability of e-Commerce applications on various mobility devices is helping to drive sales and revenue. E-tailers like Flipkart, Amazone and Jabong now get… Continue reading Study Suggests E-commerce Sales through Mobile Device likely to hit $638 billion by 2018

Chilika Lake as “Destination Flyway” to get a Facelift

Bhubaneswar: Chilika has been declared as “Destination Flyway” by United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) because of its natural treasure and bio-diversity. To restore and manage Chilka Lake and its basin a meeting was held by the chief secretary Gokul Chandra Pati recently in Bhubaneswar. The Chief Executive Chilika Development Authority Dr Ajit Kumar Pattanaik… Continue reading Chilika Lake as “Destination Flyway” to get a Facelift

Kuldeep included in 14-member Indian Squad for First Three ODIs against WI

The BCCI selection committee met in Bengaluru on Saturday and picked the Indian squad for the the first three ODIs against West Indies. The matches will be played at Kochi, Delhi and Vishakhapatnam on 8 October, 11 October and 14 October respectively. INDIAN SQUAD Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C & Wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat… Continue reading Kuldeep included in 14-member Indian Squad for First Three ODIs against WI

President Mukherjee Presents Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for excellence in PA, Academics and Management

New Delhi: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2014 to Dr. Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Speaking on the occasion, the President said, the annual Award for excellence in Public Administration, Academics and management… Continue reading President Mukherjee Presents Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for excellence in PA, Academics and Management

Odisha: Girl Brutally Attacked and Critically Injured at Bhubaneswar Railway Station

Bhubaneswar: In a gruesome incident an 18-year old college girl was brutally attacked and critically injured by unknown assailants near Platform no 4 of the Bhubaneswar railway station on Sunday. The railway police still remain clueless while the victim is undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack. The victim was shifted to… Continue reading Odisha: Girl Brutally Attacked and Critically Injured at Bhubaneswar Railway Station

Odisha: Government Reviews Security Measures in Jagannath Temple Puri

Bhubaneswar: Prior to the Nabakalevara festival to be held in Jagannath temple at Puri in 2015, government of Odisha on Monday reviewed the security arrangements of the temple and its surroundings. Additional chief secretary U N Behera in charge of the home department held a meeting and reviewed the security measures. After deliberations in the… Continue reading Odisha: Government Reviews Security Measures in Jagannath Temple Puri

CII-PwC Study Forecasts India’s Entertainment and Media Industry to Clock over Rs 227,000 Crore by 2018

New Delhi: India’s entertainment and media sector is expected to grow steadily over the next five years as per CII-PwC’s latest report titled India Entertainment & Media Outlook 2014. The industry is expected to exceed 227,000 crore INR by 2018 growing at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15% between 2013 and 2018. In 2013, the overall… Continue reading CII-PwC Study Forecasts India’s Entertainment and Media Industry to Clock over Rs 227,000 Crore by 2018

“Decision are in, delays are out” Says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at CII summit on Sustainable & Inclusive Solutions

New Delhi: “Decision are in, delays are out”, proclaimed Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change (Independent Charge), Information & Broadcasting (Independent Charge), and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, talking about the last 100 days of the his government. Javadekar was speaking at the inauguration of the 9th Sustainability Solutions Summit organized… Continue reading “Decision are in, delays are out” Says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at CII summit on Sustainable & Inclusive Solutions

Industry Body FICCI Pools for J&K Flood Relief

New Delhi: The apex industry body FICCI has engaged with its membership and staff for relief and rehabilitation initiatives for the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir. While several small and medium industries have come forward to support this initiative through FICCI, many large scale industry members of FICCI have taken the responsibility to reach… Continue reading Industry Body FICCI Pools for J&K Flood Relief

Odisha Crime Branch to Monitor Investigation into Theft Cases of Heavy Vehicles

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view over the rise in cases of loot and theft of heavy vehicles in the State, Odisha DGP Sanjeev Marik convened a meeting of top police officials including DIG, IG of six police ranges, SPs of 10 districts and also members from truck owners’ association. Talking to press reporters after the meeting DGP… Continue reading Odisha Crime Branch to Monitor Investigation into Theft Cases of Heavy Vehicles

Odisha BJD MLA Seeks Anticipatory Bail from HC over Alleged Links with Chit Fund Company

Bhubaneswar: In the latest development over alleged links with Artha Tatwa (AT) group the Chit Fund Company under CBI scanner, Pravat Kumar Tripathy the BJD MLA from Banki approached Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail. Talking to a news agency BJD leader Tripathy said, CBI had already raided his residence and apprehended that he may… Continue reading Odisha BJD MLA Seeks Anticipatory Bail from HC over Alleged Links with Chit Fund Company

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Cuttack to Host One-Off T20I: INDIA-WI Series Schedule Revised

Bhubaneswar: The Barabati Stadium at Cuttack will now host the one-off T20 International. The first ODI will be played in Kochi, Delhi will host the second ODI, Vishakhapatnam and Dharamshala third and fourth ODIs. The final ODI will be played at the Eden gardens in Kolkata. BCCI stated it in a press release last Saturday.… Continue reading Cuttack to Host One-Off T20I: INDIA-WI Series Schedule Revised

CBI Investigations of Chit Fund Scam Reveals Political Nexus; CM Remains Silent

Bhubaneswar: Ongoing CBI investigation of the Chit Fund scam reveals a deep involvement of political and a few local media houses with the Artha Tatwa (AT) group. Raids conducted at the residences of ruling BJD leaders and questioning of a sitting MLA, who happens to be the son of a Rajya Sabha (RS) member and… Continue reading CBI Investigations of Chit Fund Scam Reveals Political Nexus; CM Remains Silent

Barabati Stadium at Cuttack to host the 3rd ODI between India and West Indies on Oct 14

Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) will play host to the 3rd One-day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies at the Barabati Stadium here on October 14. This was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket of India (BCCI) last Thursday. India will play the West Indies in all 5 ODIs, one T20… Continue reading Barabati Stadium at Cuttack to host the 3rd ODI between India and West Indies on Oct 14

Assocham Study Reveals 100 entities waiting to apply for Banking Licence

New Delhi: Recent draft guidelines on small and payment banks have enthused about 100 entities including microfinance institutions, telecom players, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and public sector companies to apply for such banking licence once RBI invites applications for the same, reveals the ASSOCHAM latest study. These interested firms are awaiting final guidelines which will… Continue reading Assocham Study Reveals 100 entities waiting to apply for Banking Licence

Cheap Imports of Chinese Cycles and Components Bleeding Domestic Market

New Delhi: Rising imports of bicycles and their components from China to India at almost 25 per cent cost-comparative advantage owing to free trade agreements (FTAs) together with South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) are posing a serious threat to domestic bicycle industry producing over 41,000 bicycles per day, according to a just concluded study… Continue reading Cheap Imports of Chinese Cycles and Components Bleeding Domestic Market

GPRS Enabled Electronic Cash Transactions Introduced at Hyderabad Airport

New Delhi: Cash transactions for collection of airport charges from non-scheduled operators at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad have become history with the commissioning of GPRS enabled EDC terminal at the airport. Shri G. Asok Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, launched the facility today in Hyderabad as a part of the ongoing… Continue reading GPRS Enabled Electronic Cash Transactions Introduced at Hyderabad Airport

ICC Welcomes BCCI Decision to Stage IPL 2014 in UAE

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson today welcomed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to stage Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The BCCI’s decision to stage the first part of the IPL 2014 season in the UAE is great news for the people… Continue reading ICC Welcomes BCCI Decision to Stage IPL 2014 in UAE

Maximum Degree Holders in 15th Lok Sabha says Report

New Delhi: The 15th Lok Sabha has seen a record increase in number of post-graduates taking the number of such members to 256 as compared to 157 in 14th Lok Sabha. Infact 15th Lok Sabha has around 78% of the members having graduate, post-graduate or doctorate degree. Number of under-matriculates members has fallen sharply from 112 in 1st Lok… Continue reading Maximum Degree Holders in 15th Lok Sabha says Report

India’s Largest Civil Aviation Exhibition Inaugurated in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The country’s largest civil aviation exhibition, India Aviation-2014, has been inaugurated today at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad by Minister for Civil Aviation, Ajit Singh. This is the fourth edition of the International Exhibition & Conference on Civil Aviation. At the opening ceremony, Governor of Andhra Pradesh, E.S.L. |Narasimhan was the chief guest. In his address,… Continue reading India’s Largest Civil Aviation Exhibition Inaugurated in Hyderabad

Assocham Expresses Concern over Stagnation of Industrial Growth in January 2014

New Delhi: Expressing serious concerns on indifferent performance of industrial sector in January 2014, apex industry body ASSOCHAM said that estimates of industrial production for the month of January 2014 shows industrial stagnation as manufacturing industry continued to register deceleration along with significant continued fall in the production of capital goods and consumer durables too… Continue reading Assocham Expresses Concern over Stagnation of Industrial Growth in January 2014

General Elections 2014 to give Rs 60000 Crore to Boost GDP to Economy says Assocham

New Delhi: With electioneering picking up fast, the estimated Rs 15,000-20,000 crore to be spent on the general elections in all, will create a huge multiplier GDP effect of at least  Rs 60,000 crore giving a shot in the arm of the Indian economy, an ASSOCHAM study has said. The ASSOCHAM study has arrived at… Continue reading General Elections 2014 to give Rs 60000 Crore to Boost GDP to Economy says Assocham

FICCI Sets up Centre to enhance Corporate Governance Standards in India

New Delhi: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) today announced the establishment of an in-house Centre for Corporate Governance, which would aim to contribute to the enhancement of corporate governance standards in India and provide services in this area internationally. The Centre will be chaired by Arun Duggal, Chairman, Shriram Capital… Continue reading FICCI Sets up Centre to enhance Corporate Governance Standards in India

Indian Railways Launches ‘SMS Gateway’ for Sending PNR Status Alerts

New Delhi: Indian Railways added another milestone by launching yet another innovative scheme called the ‘SMS Gateway’, which will enable passengers to get SMS alerts on the status of reserved tickets. The ‘SMS Gateway’ which was developed by Centre for Railway information Systems (CRIS), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Railways, was launched by… Continue reading Indian Railways Launches ‘SMS Gateway’ for Sending PNR Status Alerts

Movie Review: Highway (2014)

Starring: Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt Directed by Imtiaz Ali Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala & Imtiaz Ali Written by Imtiaz Ali Music by A. R. Rahman Cinematography: Anil Mehta A typical Imtiaz Ali movie which has got everything relevant to the sensitivity of the present generation and prevalent in the current social system. Highway, which is… Continue reading Movie Review: Highway (2014)

TRAI Report Reveals Rise in overall Teledensity in India in the 4th Quarter of 2013

New Delhi: The latest data released by TRAI shows an increase in the Teledensity in India. According to the report the overall Teledensity in India increased from 73.69 at the end of November, 2013 to 74.02 at the end of December, 2013. The latest data on telecom subscribers released by TRAI here today, subscription in… Continue reading TRAI Report Reveals Rise in overall Teledensity in India in the 4th Quarter of 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee Inaugurates 45th Governor’s Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee opened the 45th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today (February 13, 2014). The Conference is being attended by Twenty-six Governors and three Lt. Governors. The agenda for the two-day Conference of Governors includes external and internal security environment, development issues in Scheduled Areas… Continue reading President Pranab Mukherjee Inaugurates 45th Governor’s Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Agri Min Sharad Pawar addresses 3-day Asia-Africa Agribusiness Forum

New Delhi: Low farm productivity and non-cultivation of half of arable land in Africa coupled with the pressure of increasing population and urbanization on farm land in Asia provides a great opportunity for responsible investment by Asian countries in Africa to promote agricultural growth, diversification and employment without comprising on domestic food security, Sharad Pawar,… Continue reading Agri Min Sharad Pawar addresses 3-day Asia-Africa Agribusiness Forum

International Flights to Dubai and Kuala Lumpur from Bhubaneswar soon

Bhubaneswar: Fly Dubai and Air Asia have given their schedule to commence international flight operations form Bubaneswar. Fly Dubai will carry on operations from Bubaneswar to Dubai and Air Asia from Bubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur. It was revealed after a meeting was chaired by Odisha chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra in the secretariat here on… Continue reading International Flights to Dubai and Kuala Lumpur from Bhubaneswar soon

Assocham Survey reveals Only 3% Private Schools in Delhi-NCR have Counsellors

Stress in adolescents on the rise, but counsellors ‘missing’ in schools! New Delhi: Be it coping with exam stress, getting career advice or just a pat on the back of students in schools, a meager 3% of the private schools in Delhi-NCR have counsellors in their schools to do it all on, reveals the ASSOCHAM… Continue reading Assocham Survey reveals Only 3% Private Schools in Delhi-NCR have Counsellors

Odisha Chief Secretary Launches Kalinga Lancers Hockey Website

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Scretary J K Mohapatra launched the Kalinga Lancers Hockey website on January 10 here at the Bhubaneswar secretariat. Notably, the Kalinga Lancers Hockey team from Odisha is the new entrant to Hockey India league as the sixth franchise, in their second season. The website http://thekalingalancers.com/ has been launched to promote and develop the… Continue reading Odisha Chief Secretary Launches Kalinga Lancers Hockey Website

BCCI Awards Ceremony to be Held on Jan 11 at Mumbai

Mumbai: The seventh annual BCCI Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, 11 January 2014, at the Ballroom, The Taj Land’s End, Band Stand, Bandra (W), Mumbai. India’s best performers in senior and junior-level cricket, at the international and domestic level, in the twelve months from 1 October 2012 to 30 September… Continue reading BCCI Awards Ceremony to be Held on Jan 11 at Mumbai

Puri Railway Station to get a Facelift before Navakalevar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha tourism minister Maheshwar Mohanty held a meeting with the Divisional Railway manager Sailendra Singh and other officials of the state regarding the expansion of the railway station at the tourist destination of Puri. Sources revealed that expansion at the Puri railway station is to make it more convenient for the tourist coming… Continue reading Puri Railway Station to get a Facelift before Navakalevar

Odisha Government to Appoint Education Consultants to Monitor Quality of Education in Colleges

Bhubaneswar: Government of Odisha higher education department in an initiative to monitor the activities of government, private and aided colleges has decided to appoint district level education consultants at district headquarters. The department has taken a decision to appoint 25 District education consultants in 25 districts. Out of them 5 district education consultants will undertake… Continue reading Odisha Government to Appoint Education Consultants to Monitor Quality of Education in Colleges

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Government of India Declares Five Day State Mourning as a Mark of Respect to Dr. Nelson Mandela

New Delhi: The Government of India has decided that five-day state mourning will be observed from 6th December to 10th December, 2013 as a mark of respect to Dr. Nelson R Mandela, former President of South Africa and a Bharat Ratna Awardee, who passed away on 05th December, 2013 (Thursday). During the state mourning, the… Continue reading Government of India Declares Five Day State Mourning as a Mark of Respect to Dr. Nelson Mandela

Odisha gears up to Protect and Conserve Olive Ridley Turtles

Bhubanewar: Odisha is home to 50 percent Olive Ridley turtles in the world. In order to protect and conserve this turtle population the State government keeps taking adequate measures towards the conservation and protection. Odisha chief secretary J K Mohapatra held a review meeting to explore the possibilities to involve the local communities, community based… Continue reading Odisha gears up to Protect and Conserve Olive Ridley Turtles

Assocham Survey reveals 40 percent fall in Nutrient food Consumption due to Inflation

New Delhi: Inflation has forced homemakers to alter their kitchen budgets and cut down on consumption for fruits, vegetables, milk, pulses, fish, meat and eggs by almost 40% compromising on nutrient rich food, reveals the ASSOCHAM latest survey. Nearly 72% of lower middle class families, covered in the survey, said they have been forced to… Continue reading Assocham Survey reveals 40 percent fall in Nutrient food Consumption due to Inflation

Assocham Predicts 5.4 percent GDP growth in Q2 of 2013-2014

New Delhi: The overall gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 2004-05 constant prices would touch 5.4 per cent in the second quarter (July-September) owing to a good monsoon and resultant better performance of farm sector thereby propelling the industry and services performance in the current fiscal, apex industry body ASSOCHAM projected today. “Slew of policy… Continue reading Assocham Predicts 5.4 percent GDP growth in Q2 of 2013-2014

Odisha introduces Ambitious Scheme ‘Sabuja Odisha Mission’ to increase Green Cover in State

Bhubaneswar: Forest and Environment Department will implement an ambitious scheme for increasing the green cover in Odisha. This scheme will be implemented over a period of four years from 2013 – 14 to 2016 – 17. Target of planting 44.52 crore seedlings have been kept under the scheme out of which 28.92 crore seedlings will… Continue reading Odisha introduces Ambitious Scheme ‘Sabuja Odisha Mission’ to increase Green Cover in State

OCA announces State Senior, U-25, U-19 and U-16 teams

Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association today announced state senior, under-25, under-19 and under-16 teams for respective matches of the Ranji Trophy, C K Nayudu Tropy, Cooch Behar Trophy and East Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy tournaments respectively. The senior team will lock horns with Karnataka in their fourth Group-A Ranji match at DRIEMS Cricket Stadium in Tangi… Continue reading OCA announces State Senior, U-25, U-19 and U-16 teams

India wins 3rd ODI against WI Clinches series by 3-1

Kanpur: With a five-wicket win over West Indies in Kanpur, India claimed the three-match ODI series 2-1. Facing the 264-run target, India opener Shikhar Dhawan led the chase with a fluent 119, while Yuvraj Singh scored a half-century to set India firmly on the victory path. MS Dhoni then took India across the line with… Continue reading India wins 3rd ODI against WI Clinches series by 3-1

Success of “Mumbai Dabbawalas”, Team Work and Time Management

New Delhi: FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) today organized an interactive session on ‘One Day at a Time’ with Sakaram Sitaram Gavande and Abhishek Dinkar Ekal, ‘The Dabbawalas from Mumbai’. In his presentation, Abhishek explained the concept and working of a ‘Dabbawala’. He is a person who carries and delivers freshly cooked home food in lunch boxes to office… Continue reading Success of “Mumbai Dabbawalas”, Team Work and Time Management

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NALCO Receives EEPC Export Award

New Delhi: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna PSU and India’s leading manufacturer-exporter of alumina and aluminium, has bagged the EEPC (Engineering Export Promotion Council, Eastern Region)’s Gold Trophy, as Top Exporter in the Large Enterprise Category, for its outstanding export performance during the year 2011-12. On behalf of the company, N. Pandab, Regional… Continue reading NALCO Receives EEPC Export Award

Odisha: Official meets World Bank Team on Issues of Strengthening Higher Education in State

Bhubaneswar: World Bank team comprising of Senior Education Specialist Nalin Jena, Lead Education Specialist Tobias Linden and Senior Economist Sangeeta Goyal during their visit to Odisha have discussed with Gagan Kumar Dhal, Principal Secretary, Higher Education today at his secretariat chamber. Their discussion centered around World Bank’s help to strengthen Higher Education in our state.… Continue reading Odisha: Official meets World Bank Team on Issues of Strengthening Higher Education in State

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Assocham says Iran’s deal with Major World Powers a Positive Sign for India

New Delhi: The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) says the deal between Iran and six major powers of the world is a big positive for most of the developing nations, especially those importing crude oil like India. It would not only reduce India’s import bill as energy prices ease, but also… Continue reading Assocham says Iran’s deal with Major World Powers a Positive Sign for India

Odia Film Director Sabyasachi Mohapatra Talks about his Movie “Sala Budha” at 44th IFFI

Odia film ‘Sala Budha’, director Sabyasachi Mahapatra at the press meet in Panaji, Goa.

Panaji: The Director of the Odia film, ‘Sala Budha’ (The Stupid Old Man) Sabyasachi Mohapatra has said that instead of looking at elderly people as liability by the younger ones, he feels that they are a great resource for leading the society. He said this at a media interaction here today during the 44th International… Continue reading Odia Film Director Sabyasachi Mohapatra Talks about his Movie “Sala Budha” at 44th IFFI

BCCI Announces ODI and Test Teams for SA Series

Mumbai: The BCCI’s selection committee met in Vadodara today to pick the teams for the ODI series and Test series against South Africa said Sanjay Patel, Secretary BCCI. The Indian teams for the ODI and Test series include INDIAN TEAM – ODI SERIES Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & Wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli,… Continue reading BCCI Announces ODI and Test Teams for SA Series

Odisha wins Group A Ranji Match against Jharkhand

Cuttack: Hosts Odisha thrashed neighbours Jharkhand by nine wickets in their Group-A match to register their first win of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season at DRIEMS Cricket Stadium in Tangi, 20kms from here today. The emphatic victory fetched Odisha six points and they jumped from eighth to fifth posion in the group table with nine… Continue reading Odisha wins Group A Ranji Match against Jharkhand

Odisha takes lead against Jharkhand on Day 2 of Group A Ranji Match

Cuttack: A career-best 94 by opening batsman Bikash Pati and his 132-run partnership for the fifth-wicket skipper with Biplab Samantaray enabled hosts Odisha take 24-run first innings lead with five wickets in hand on the second day of their Group-A Ranji match against Jharkhand at DRIEMS Cricket Stadium in Tangi, 20kms from here today. In… Continue reading Odisha takes lead against Jharkhand on Day 2 of Group A Ranji Match

Assocham assesses Massive Shortage of Security Personnel to Guard Bank ATMs

New Delhi: The unfortunate and condemnable violent attack on an ATM user in Bangalore has underscored the need for providing 24-hour security at the cash dispensing machines, but an ASSOCHAM assessment has noted a shortfall of nearly 1.5 lakhs security guards only for the ATM operations. Of about 1,25,000 ATMs in the country, only 50,000… Continue reading Assocham assesses Massive Shortage of Security Personnel to Guard Bank ATMs

Odisha among 12 States and 4 UTs to receive Funds under RUSA

New Delhi: To boost research and innovation, twelve states and four UTs have been considered eligible to receive Rs. 120 crore each under the Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement Component of RUSA – (Rashtriya Uchchatara Shiksha Abhiyan). They are – Andaman & Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu,… Continue reading Odisha among 12 States and 4 UTs to receive Funds under RUSA

FICCI Organises workshop on “Indo-U.S. Startup Accelerator”

New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India, said here today that the government needs to create platforms for entrepreneurs and innovation to flourish in the country. In his keynote address at a workshop on ‘Indo-U.S. Startup Accelerator’ organized by FICCI in partnership with the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum and Department of Science… Continue reading FICCI Organises workshop on “Indo-U.S. Startup Accelerator”

India wins 1st ODI against WI in Kochi

The Indian spinners were the undoing of the West Indies ODI line-up as the visitors folded for 211 in 48.5 overs. The hosts then sailed to the target to register a six-wicket win and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The trio of Ravindra Jadeja (three wickets), Suresh Raina (three wickets) and Ravichandran… Continue reading India wins 1st ODI against WI in Kochi

Odisha: Post Cyclone Phailin Power Restoration work in Ganjam District nears Completion

Bhubaneswar: At a high level review meeting chaired by the Odisha Chief Secretary J K Mohapatra reviewed the restoration work of the cyclone affected areas of Ganjam district of the State. According to the energy secretary P K Jena power supply has been restored to around 87 percent of the affected consumers. He also expressed… Continue reading Odisha: Post Cyclone Phailin Power Restoration work in Ganjam District nears Completion

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Industry Body Assocham appeals to Parliamentarians to Pass Six Key Bills in Winter Session

New Delhi: Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has called on all concerned stakeholders including the opposition to build consensus for prioritization of passing six key bills viz., DTC, GST, Insurance Laws (Amendment), Coal Mines (Nationalization) Amendment, Higher Education and Research and National Commission for Heritage Sites during the upcoming Winter Session of the Parliament. “There is… Continue reading Industry Body Assocham appeals to Parliamentarians to Pass Six Key Bills in Winter Session

Odisha in good Position against Jharkhand in Group A Ranji Match at Cuttack

Cuttack: A five-wicket haul by swing bowler Basant Mohanty helped Odisha dismiss Jharkhand for 221 on the opening day of their four-day Group-A Ranji match at DRIEMS Cricket Stadium in Tangi, 20 kms from here today. In reply, Odisha were 37 for one at stumps with opener Bikash Pati batting on 14 and night watchman… Continue reading Odisha in good Position against Jharkhand in Group A Ranji Match at Cuttack

Real-Time Snickometer to be part of DRS in forthcoming Ashes Series

The ICC confirmed that Real-Time Snickometer will be part of the Decision Review System in the forthcoming Ashes series The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Real-Time Snickometer (RTS) will be part of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the forthcoming Ashes series, which begins in Brisbane on 21 November. The decision-making technology that… Continue reading Real-Time Snickometer to be part of DRS in forthcoming Ashes Series

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers Fight for the No 1 ODI Batting Position

The fight for the number-one batting position between India’s Virat Kohli and  South Africa captain AB de Villiers on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen could get exciting in the coming weeks. With only eight rating points separating number-one ranked Kohli from de Villiers, the forthcoming series offers both of them with an opportunity to… Continue reading Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers Fight for the No 1 ODI Batting Position

Assocham Urges Centre to Bring down Taxes on Food Grain Procurement

The heavy burden of taxes being imposed on procurement of rice and wheat by Punjab followed by Haryana are contributing significantly to food inflation and hurting the common man the most, the ASSOCHAM advocated the Centre Government to develop a mechanism to be partly compensating these States to bring taxes on these items at a… Continue reading Assocham Urges Centre to Bring down Taxes on Food Grain Procurement

President of India Promulgates Securities Laws (Amendment) Second Ordinance 2013

New Delhi: The President was pleased to promulgate the Securities Laws (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2013 (No. of 2013) under clause (1) of the Article 123 of the Constitution on September 16, 2013. This was consequent to the approval of the Cabinet, which met on September 12, 2013, to keep in force the amendments to the… Continue reading President of India Promulgates Securities Laws (Amendment) Second Ordinance 2013

GSAT-7 Transponders Switched on Successfully

New Delhi: All the 11 communication transponders (operating in UHF, S, C and Ku-bands) of India’s advanced multiband communication satellite GSAT-7 have been successfully switched on and their performance is found to be normal. GSAT-7 is now positioned at its designated orbital slot of 74 deg East longitude in the geostationary orbit and In Orbit… Continue reading GSAT-7 Transponders Switched on Successfully

OKCL Designed IT Literacy Course Necessary for Recruitment and Promotion of Government Employees

Bhubaneswar: In a meeting chaired by the Odisha Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra the IT literacy course designed by Odisha Knowledge Corporation (OKCL) has been considered necessary for all Government employees for recruitment and promotion. The course designed by OKCL has been named as OS-CIT, a complete computer course for every citizen. The proposal for… Continue reading OKCL Designed IT Literacy Course Necessary for Recruitment and Promotion of Government Employees

IT Dept Collects Rs 20,000 more Direct tax till September 2013 as Compared to the Same Period Last Year

New Delhi: Net direct tax collections for the current financial year 2013-14, up to September 17, 2013, stood at Rs. 2,38,325 crore as against Rs. 2,11,641 crore in the same period last year showing a growth of 12.5%. Corporate tax collections are Rs. 1,46,610 crore as against Rs. 1,35,791 crore collected to date last year;… Continue reading IT Dept Collects Rs 20,000 more Direct tax till September 2013 as Compared to the Same Period Last Year

Germany to Finance India’s Green Energy Corridors

New Delhi: Germany has committed financial and technical assistance to India for the Green Energy Corridors. This includes Financial Assistance of Euro 250 Million as Reduced Interest Loan. Technical Assistance includes Euros 2 million for Indo-German Energy Programme – New component on Green Energy Corridors; and Euro 2 million for Integration of Renewable Energies into the… Continue reading Germany to Finance India’s Green Energy Corridors

Bigg Boss Season – (Saath) 7 Begins with a Bang; Know the Contestants

Mumbai: The much awaited Bigg Boss Season – (Saath) 7 began on Sunday September 15, 2013 with the contestants making their way into the house.  The season 7 has a surprise for the house in-mates as the dwelling places has been divided into Good (heaven) and Evil (hell). Contestants have been put into either heaven… Continue reading Bigg Boss Season – (Saath) 7 Begins with a Bang; Know the Contestants

India and China to Initiate Media cooperation as part of 2014 “Friendly Exchanges”

New Delhi: India and China have agreed to initiate steps to include Media cooperation as part of 2014 celebrations being observed to commemorate “Friendly Exchanges” between the two countries. Both the countries agreed to proactively consider steps to promote high level media exchanges and facilitation between the two nations. It has also been agreed to… Continue reading India and China to Initiate Media cooperation as part of 2014 “Friendly Exchanges”

India Successfully Repeat Test Fires Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni V off Odisha Coast

New Delhi: India’s Intercontinental surface to surface ballistic missile Agni 5 capable of delivering nuclear warhead with high precision, was successfully launched today (15th September 2013) in a repeat of spectacular maiden launch last year. A symbol of DRDO’s technological excellence and India’s strength, the missile took off majestically at 0850 hrs from DRDO’s Launch… Continue reading India Successfully Repeat Test Fires Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni V off Odisha Coast

Assocham says Weak Rupee a Bonanza for Medical Tourists

New Delhi: Tough fall of rupee-vs-dollar has impacted many sectors of the economy, it has proved to be advantageous to the patients from the Middle East, Africa and SAARC countries to the extent of 35% to 45% on complex surgeries at affordable rates this year, reveals the associated chamber of commerce and industry of India… Continue reading Assocham says Weak Rupee a Bonanza for Medical Tourists

Odisha Tribes maximum Recipient of Land Titles till July 2013

New Delhi: A total of 13,09,424 individual and community titles were distributed to the eligible claimants under The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers ( Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 by the end of July 2013. 16,207 more titles are ready for distribution. This is 86.70% of the total claims received by the… Continue reading Odisha Tribes maximum Recipient of Land Titles till July 2013

President of India Inaugurates 66th session of the WHO Regional committee for South East Asia

New Delhi: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 31st meeting of Ministers of Health and Sixty-sixth Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia at Rashtrapati Bhavan today here on September 10, 2013. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was sure that the meeting of the Health Ministers of… Continue reading President of India Inaugurates 66th session of the WHO Regional committee for South East Asia

Four out of 16 Coal Washeries to come up in Odisha

Coal India Limited has decided to set up 16 washeries in its various subsidiaries to reduce the quantity of ash and other unuseful component from coal so as to make it competitive in comparison to imported coal. The subsidiary-wise details of these proposed coal washeries  Sl. No. Name ofwashery Capacity (Million Tonneper annum) Subsidiary State 1 Kusmunda 10.0 SECL Chattisgarh 2… Continue reading Four out of 16 Coal Washeries to come up in Odisha

Odisha: FCIL Signs MoU with CIL, GAIL and RCF for Revival of Talcher Urea Plant

New Delhi: Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd. (FCIL) has signed an MoU with Coal India Ltd. (CIL), GAIL India Ltd. and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) for revival of Talcher Urea Plant in Odisha here today. The MoU was signed in presence of Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Veerapa Moily, Minister of… Continue reading Odisha: FCIL Signs MoU with CIL, GAIL and RCF for Revival of Talcher Urea Plant

Coal Minister Reviews Availability of Coal Blocks Allocation Files

New Delhi: The Union Coal Minister, Sriprakash Jaiswal today had the detailed review of availability of coal blocks allocation files in a meeting with senior officials of Ministries of Coal, Power, Steel Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and Chairman of CIL and CMD of CMPDIL. The Minister directed them to constitute teams in their… Continue reading Coal Minister Reviews Availability of Coal Blocks Allocation Files

President Mukherjee presents National Awards to teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day

New Delhi: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented National Awards to teachers from across the country at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi today (September 5, 2013) on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that a sound education system is the bedrock of an enlightened society.… Continue reading President Mukherjee presents National Awards to teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day

India’s Multi-band Communication Satellite GSAT-7 placed in Geosynchronous Orbit

New Delhi: India’s advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7, launched from Kourou, French Guiana in the early hours of August 30, 2013, has been successfully placed in the Geosynchronous Orbit with an altitude of about 36,000 km above Earth’s surface yesterday on September 3, 2013 morning, after successfully completing the last of the three orbit-raising manoeuvres… Continue reading India’s Multi-band Communication Satellite GSAT-7 placed in Geosynchronous Orbit

Odisha Gears up Before President Pranab Mukherjee’s Two Day Odisha Visit

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Administration is on its final-leg of preparations on President of India, Pranab Mukherjee’s two day visit to the State. Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra reviewed the preparations at a meeting held in the secretariat here in Bhubaneswar and ordered that since it is the rainy season all arrangements should be made accordingly. President… Continue reading Odisha Gears up Before President Pranab Mukherjee’s Two Day Odisha Visit

Odisha: State Advisory Board Expresses Concern over Declining Sex Ratio

Bhubaneswar: The State Advisory Board for implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC & PNDT) has expressed concern over declining sex ratio in certain parts of Odisha. The Board members, who met here on Saturday, have decided to mount efforts to prevent female foeticide. The advisory Board meeting chaired by Health and Family Welfare… Continue reading Odisha: State Advisory Board Expresses Concern over Declining Sex Ratio

Odisha Franchise Team in Hockey India League Likely

Bhubaneswar: Keeping an eye on the talent and potential of budding hockey players in the State, Hockey India League has proposed franchise for Odisha. A meeting in this regard was chaired by the Odisha Chief Secretary along with a team of Officers of Hockey India League led by General Secretary Dr. Narendra Batra. Dr. Batra… Continue reading Odisha Franchise Team in Hockey India League Likely

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Inducted into the IAF

New Delhi: Giving impetus to the long standing strategic airlift of the Indian Air Force, the Defence Minister AK Antony today formally inducted the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III into the IAF at a special ceremony held at Hindan airbase of the IAF at Ghaziabad on September 02, 2013. The Induction ceremony was attended by a… Continue reading Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Inducted into the IAF

Petroleum Ministry says No Proposal to put Time Schedule Restrictions on Petrol Pump Operations

New Delhi: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has clarified that there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to allow sale of petroleum products from the retail outlets only during certain hours. The Ministry has denied the media reports in this regard which had stated that Petrol Pumps may be ordered to… Continue reading Petroleum Ministry says No Proposal to put Time Schedule Restrictions on Petrol Pump Operations

Assocham Poll Reveals Rupee Scare Overplayed

New Delhi: The scare around depreciation of rupee has been over-played so much so that it completely over-awed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government together sending wrong signals of being panicky over the capital outflows back to the US. The pulling out of the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) from the entire emerging… Continue reading Assocham Poll Reveals Rupee Scare Overplayed

Assocham Suggests Wish-List for Monsoon Session of Parliament

New Delhi: ASSOCHAM has urged all Honorable Members of Parliament (MPs) to prioritize key bills, which are highly crucial for economic and social development of our nation. As India’s apex knowledge driven industry chamber, ASSOCHAM’s wish list from the Monsoon session comprises The Companies Bill, The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill and the… Continue reading Assocham Suggests Wish-List for Monsoon Session of Parliament

ASSOCHAM-Ernst & Young Report Reveals Whistle-blowing not used by Corporates for Fraud Prevention

New Delhi: Whistle blowing mechanism as a tool for fraud risk management is not used much by Indian corporates and in its absence most employees use informal channels to report any unusual incident as a last resort, an ASSOCHAM-Ernst & Young report has pointed out. “Most frauds result in some form of business disruption as… Continue reading ASSOCHAM-Ernst & Young Report Reveals Whistle-blowing not used by Corporates for Fraud Prevention

Assocham says KPO Market in India to Cross $30 Billion in Next 2 Years

New Delhi: Despite slowdown, India’s Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 30% annually and may touch $30 billion by 2015, India’s from the current level of $20 billion, according to ASSOCHAM. The rising demand for profession-based services is expected to drive the growth in the… Continue reading Assocham says KPO Market in India to Cross $30 Billion in Next 2 Years

Corporate Affairs Minister says Govt taking Steps to Curb Mushrooming of “Ponzi Scheme” Companies

New Delhi: The government has prescribed for strong enforcement of rules and regulations in the new Companies Bill to crack down on companies carrying out unlawful activities operating fraudulent chit-fund and ponzi schemes, corporate affairs minister, Mr Sachin Pilot said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi on Thursday. “The idea is to make… Continue reading Corporate Affairs Minister says Govt taking Steps to Curb Mushrooming of “Ponzi Scheme” Companies

Tribal World Outlet Opens in Domestic Terminal at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: An exclusive Tribal World outlet showcasing the rich and varied tribal culture and products was inaugurated at the domestic terminal of Biju Patnaik International Airport here in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. Looking at the growing trend of such products in the domestic as well as international markets the state government aims to popularise the unique… Continue reading Tribal World Outlet Opens in Domestic Terminal at Bhubaneswar Airport

Odisha Government Directs Departments to Scale Up Utilisation of Fly Ash

Bhubaneswar: In another step forward towards utilization of fly ash, blast furnace slag and coal washery rejects, the Odisha Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik has directed various government departments to scale up the use of fly ash in identified works like filling of mining voids, reclamation of low laying areas, canal lining, raising the dyke… Continue reading Odisha Government Directs Departments to Scale Up Utilisation of Fly Ash

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Assocham says Agri and Allied Sectors’ Share in GDP fell by 4.5 % between 2004 and 2010

New Delhi: Despite record food grain production during the course of past few years, the share of agriculture and allied sectors to India’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by over 4.5 per cent between 2004-05 and 2010-11, while the share of services in the GDP has increased by over 4.6 per cent during the same… Continue reading Assocham says Agri and Allied Sectors’ Share in GDP fell by 4.5 % between 2004 and 2010

ISRO Establishes Fellowship at California Institute of Technology

New Delhi: The Department of Space/Indian Space Research Organisation has established an endowed fellowship at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology, California, USA. This fellowship is established in honor of Prof. Satish Dhawan, who was the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation during its formative period 1972-1984. Prof. Satish Dhawan… Continue reading ISRO Establishes Fellowship at California Institute of Technology

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul Appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana

New Delhi: In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Shri Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge of the High Court of Delhi, as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana with effect from the date he assumes charge… Continue reading Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul Appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana

Avinash Chander takes over as Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri

New Delhi: Padma Shri Avinash Chander took over as Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri (SA to RM), Secretary Defence Research & Development and Dirctor General DRDO (Defence R&D Organization) in a brief ceremony here yesterday. Avinash Chander has been appointed for a period of three years. Expressing determination to enhance the level of self-reliance in… Continue reading Avinash Chander takes over as Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri

Indo-US to Further Expand in Knowledge Sector

New Delhi: India and the US will further expand co-operation in knowledge sector. This was announced by the HRD Minister Dr. Pallam Raju during a round table discussion on Advances in US-India Academic Partnership in Washington. Dr. Raju who is leading an Indian delegation said that eight more awards have been finalized under the Singh-Obama… Continue reading Indo-US to Further Expand in Knowledge Sector

Sports Minister Seeks Strict Action against Guilty Spot Fixing IPL Cricketers

New Delhi: According to a press release from the Sports ministry, the minister has said that it is very unfortunate that Delhi Police have arrested some cricket players for their alleged role in the spot fixing in the ongoing IPL tournament. The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Jitendra Singh has spoken to the Chairman… Continue reading Sports Minister Seeks Strict Action against Guilty Spot Fixing IPL Cricketers

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Chinese Vice Minister for Commerce at Assocham Meet

New Delhi: Vice Minister for Commerce Chen Jian, Goverment of China today agreed to facilitate ASSOCHAM SME exhibitions in its various provinces and identify a nodal officer in China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) to provide a mechanism. This was agreed at a meeting with ASSOCHAM today, Chen Jian and D S… Continue reading Chinese Vice Minister for Commerce at Assocham Meet

Dr C. Rangarajan says Need to Tame Inflation to Contain Gold Demand

New Delhi: Taming the inflation and increasing the rate of return on financial products is the best way to contain demand for gold in India thereby reducing the adverse impact on current account deficit, chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC), Dr C. Rangarajan said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New… Continue reading Dr C. Rangarajan says Need to Tame Inflation to Contain Gold Demand

Assocham says Internet Connections in India to Exceed 380 Million Mark

New Delhi: Growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 35 per cent, total number of internet connections in India is expected to surpass 380 mn by 2017 from the current level of 168 mn, according to the ASSOCHAM-Yes bank recent study on Driving Growth in New Media. While releasing the study Rajkumar… Continue reading Assocham says Internet Connections in India to Exceed 380 Million Mark

Mother and Child Tracking System in India

New Delhi: Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) is a web enabled name based system to monitor and ensure delivery of full spectrum of services to all pregnant women and children. The system was introduced about 3 years back. It is currently being implemented throughout the country with active involvement of States/UTs. More than 4.06 crore… Continue reading Mother and Child Tracking System in India

High Wage Rates in Rural Areas due to MGNREGA

New Delhi: Women and unskilled labourers are the main beneficiaries of the higher wage rates of MGNREGA, which has been revised recently to protect workers against inflation. With effect from April 01, 2013, a maximum wage of Rs 214 has been fixed for Haryana and a minimum of Rs 135 for North Eastern States. Moreover,… Continue reading High Wage Rates in Rural Areas due to MGNREGA

President Mukherjee says World Class Universities in India an Achievable Aspiration

New Delhi: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the Annual Convocation of Assam University on May 14, 2013 at Silchar. After the Convocation, he inaugurated an Innovators’ Exhibition and an Innovation Club at the University. Speaking on the occasion, the President said to make education accessible to more students, our efforts must be… Continue reading President Mukherjee says World Class Universities in India an Achievable Aspiration

Assocham says Nawaz Sharif led Government to help Indo-Pak Economic Integration

New Delhi: Return of Nawaz Sharif  at the helm of affairs in Islamabad will help its economic integration with India which will also aid the Pakistani economy revive faster, industry chamber ASSOCHAM said today. The ASSOCHAM which has taken several initiatives in the past to foster economic cooperation between the two neighbouring countries, said the… Continue reading Assocham says Nawaz Sharif led Government to help Indo-Pak Economic Integration

Manufacturing Share in India’s GDP Declining says Assocham

New Delhi: The share of manufacturing in India’s gross domestic product has been coming down, declining to 15.2 per cent in fiscal 2012-13 and is expected to fall below 15 per cent in the current financial year since the sector is facing slowdown and unutilised excess capacity, an ASSOCHAM study has cautioned. The drop in… Continue reading Manufacturing Share in India’s GDP Declining says Assocham

CII Welcomes the Implementation of the RBI Committee on Priority Sector Lending

New Delhi: The recent RBI circular regarding the revision of limits under the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) – Targets and Classification will boost Agriculture and Allied activities, according to Mr Piruz Khambatta, Chairman, CII National Food Processing Committee and Chairman & Managing Director, Rasna Pvt Ltd. The enhanced credit flow will ease the availability of financial… Continue reading CII Welcomes the Implementation of the RBI Committee on Priority Sector Lending

MoS HRD Shashi Tharoor Interacts with People via Google Hangout

New Delhi: The Minister state for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor has said that the intervention by the Ministry in controversy over the Four Year Degree Course by the Delhi University will set a bad precedent. Replying to a volley of questions by the people belonging to the various parts of the country and… Continue reading MoS HRD Shashi Tharoor Interacts with People via Google Hangout

NALCO Records Highest Production of Bauxite and Alumina in 2012-13

New Delhi: The Minister of Mines, Dinsha Patel informed the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Tuesday that it is noteworthy to mention that the National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has recorded the highest ever production of bauxite and alumina in 2012-13, which is also reflected in its highest export earnings. Outlining the achievements of the Company… Continue reading NALCO Records Highest Production of Bauxite and Alumina in 2012-13

Odisha to Specify Sensitive Zone for each Sanctuary after Proper Verification

Bhubaneswar: In a high-level meeting chaired by the State Chief Secretary B K Patnaik, it was decided to specify sensitive zone for each sanctuary with proper verification of actual field situation. Chief Secretary Patnaik advised the Principal Secretary, Forest & Environment Raj Kumar Sharma to involve the concerned departments more specifically Revenue & Disaster Management,… Continue reading Odisha to Specify Sensitive Zone for each Sanctuary after Proper Verification

Assocham says Need a Strong Comprehensive Anti-Money-Laundering Enforcement Agency

New Delhi: In the absence of comprehensive anti-money laundering enforcement agency, India in the wake of its growing financial strength is becoming more vulnerable to money laundering activities, despite its strict foreign exchange laws. In a joint report brought out by ASSOCHAM and resurgent India on ‘money laundering and its  fall-out’,  it has stated that… Continue reading Assocham says Need a Strong Comprehensive Anti-Money-Laundering Enforcement Agency

OTDC and Biju Patnaik Airport Authorities to Join hands to Launch Golden Triangle Tour Programme for Tourists

Bhubaneswar: In order to boost tourism in the State the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) in collaboration with Biju Patnaik airport authorities will launch a golden triangle tour programme for the benefit of tourists on a pilot basis in the first week of June.  The tour package will cover the golden triangle circuit of Bhubaneswar-Puri-Konark.… Continue reading OTDC and Biju Patnaik Airport Authorities to Join hands to Launch Golden Triangle Tour Programme for Tourists

Odisha Launches Sixth Economic Census Operations

Bhubanswar: The Sixth Economic operations have been given ground level with launching of 2 days Master Trainers Training Programme from today. Target has been set to complete the operation within two months. The progress regarding the operations was reviewed today at a meetinh chaired by Odisha Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik also present in the… Continue reading Odisha Launches Sixth Economic Census Operations

Odisha Sampad Atlas to be Used to Identify Gaps in Rural Connectivity

Bhubaneswar: In the first phase of the use of Odisha Sampad Atlas for identification of gaps in rural connectivity with special emphasis on the districts in tribal sub-plan, the Odisha Chief Secretary B K Patnaik presiding over the meeting of the Odisha Space Application Centre (ORSAC) has directed the CEO of ORSAC A.K. Mohapatra to… Continue reading Odisha Sampad Atlas to be Used to Identify Gaps in Rural Connectivity

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National Tiger Conservation Authority Approves Setting up of 4 Tiger Reserve Parks including Sunabeda in Odisha

New Delhi: The in-principle approval has been accorded by the National Tiger Conservation Authority for creation of four new tiger reserves, and the sites are:, Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Ratapani (Madhya Pradesh), Sunabeda (Odisha), and Mukundara Hills (including Darrah, Jawahar Sagar and Chambal Wildlife Sanctuaries) (Rajasthan). Final approval has been accorded to Kudremukh (Karnataka) for declaring… Continue reading National Tiger Conservation Authority Approves Setting up of 4 Tiger Reserve Parks including Sunabeda in Odisha

Indian Law Institute Launches Innovative 1 Year LL.M Degree Programme

New Delhi: The Indian Law Institute has launched an innovative LL.M. – 1 Year degree Programme, with a better curriculum and innovative approach for research excellence, from the ensuing Academic Year 2013-2014. The institute has invited applications for admission to LL.M. – 1 Year Programme as also for the LL.M. – 2 year and other… Continue reading Indian Law Institute Launches Innovative 1 Year LL.M Degree Programme

States including Odisha Adviced by Centre to Facilitate in Obtaining Various Clearances for Coal Blocks

New Delhi: The coal bearing State Governments including the State of Odisha have been advised to facilitate and expedite in obtaining the various clearances, grant of mining leases and land acquisition by the coal blocks allocattees so that coal production can be increased. This information was given by the Minister of State for Coal,        Shri Pratik PrakashBapu Patil in a written reply… Continue reading States including Odisha Adviced by Centre to Facilitate in Obtaining Various Clearances for Coal Blocks

President Pranab Mukherjee Confers Films Awards and Releases Postal Stamps of 50 Iconic Personalities of Indian Cinema

New Delhi: The President, Pranab Mukherjee today conferred the film awards for the year 2012 in various categories at the 60th National Film Awards Function held at the Vigyan Bhawan. In his address, the President, Pranab Mukherjee said, Cinema must be used to portray positive societal values for building a tolerant and harmonious India. The… Continue reading President Pranab Mukherjee Confers Films Awards and Releases Postal Stamps of 50 Iconic Personalities of Indian Cinema

HUPA Secretary says Only Carpet Area to be Recognised in Housing Regulatory Bill

New Delhi: Only the carpet area and nothing else will be recognised in the forthcoming housing regulatory bill proposed by the government, Arun Kumar Misra, secretary, Ministry for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. “The municipalities and the development authorities would have to pass the… Continue reading HUPA Secretary says Only Carpet Area to be Recognised in Housing Regulatory Bill

CII Welcomes Repo Rate Cut, says Short of Expectation

New Delhi: “The decision of RBI to cut the policy rates by 25 basis points, the third time during the current year, in its annual policy review, sends a strong signal that the RBI is refocusing its priority in favour of growth in view of the moderating WPI based inflation and weakening demand in the… Continue reading CII Welcomes Repo Rate Cut, says Short of Expectation

Odisha Records Revenue Collection Growth of 15.37 percent in 2012 – 2013

Bhubaneswar: The total Tax & Non-Tax revenue collection in the State has recorded a growth of 15.37% over last year with augmentation of around Rs. 22,942 Cr. This has come to light in a high level meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik in the secretariat conference hall yesterday wherein Development… Continue reading Odisha Records Revenue Collection Growth of 15.37 percent in 2012 – 2013

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Government to Promote VoIP and IP Television Facility

New Delhi: The minister of state for C & IT informed in the Rajya Sabha that the Government will promote Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facility. It is also reflected in National Telecom Policy-2012 (NTP-12) which indicates one of the strategies as “to enable and enforce the VoIP facility to enhance consumer affordability.” Internet Telephony… Continue reading Government to Promote VoIP and IP Television Facility

Normal Life Hit after Bandh Called in Cuttack

Cuttack: Protesting against the demolition of religious structure in Cuttack the socio-cultural groups came together and called a dawn-to-dusk bandh/strike. It may be noted that the authorities, after the Odisha High Court had passed the order for demolition of structures on encroached government land, had begun pulling down illegal religious structures which was vehemently opposed… Continue reading Normal Life Hit after Bandh Called in Cuttack

President Pranab Mukherjee attends Golden Jubilee Ceremony of IIFT

New Delhi: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee attended the Golden Jubilee Ceremony of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) today o May 2, 2013 at IIFT Auditorium, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that this is an occasion to recognize the enormous intellectual contribution made by the Institute in foreign… Continue reading President Pranab Mukherjee attends Golden Jubilee Ceremony of IIFT

Mistrust in Govt and Corporate Leading to Decision making Logjam says Planning Commission Member

New Delhi: Lack of trust in institutions is the root cause for slow progress vis-à-vis achievements of various objectives like improvement in GDP growth, growth in improvement of peoples’ health and education and other such objectives, member of the Planning Commission, Arun Maira said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. “Rapidly declining… Continue reading Mistrust in Govt and Corporate Leading to Decision making Logjam says Planning Commission Member

Odisha State Board Creates History with 75.99 Pass Percentage

Cuttack: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) today declared the results of the High School Certificate (HSC) Examination 2013. The result booklet was unveiled by Mass Education Minister Rabi Narayan Nanda and Board president Dakhya Prasad Nanda. According to BSE this year the HSC examinations has recorded a total pass percentage of 73.11 while 75.99… Continue reading Odisha State Board Creates History with 75.99 Pass Percentage

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Odisha CM Begins Signature Campaign Demanding Special Category Status

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief minister has initiated a signature campaign demanding a special status for the State and also for allocation of more funds. It comes after the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) called for a state-wide ‘hartal’/protests on April 26, which was targeted against the UPA government at the centre, alleging discriminatory treatment towards Odisha.… Continue reading Odisha CM Begins Signature Campaign Demanding Special Category Status

Chinese Stake in India’s Growing Market not a Threat Says Assocham

New Delhi: Chinese stake in the growing Indian market is increasing massively and the current annual trade surplus of over USD 40 billion (about Rs 2,22,000 crore) may touch USD 44 billion by at the end of the current year, an ASSOCHAM analysis of the bilateral trade has shown. Without suggesting for a moment that… Continue reading Chinese Stake in India’s Growing Market not a Threat Says Assocham

IITs Innovate Strategies to Retain Quality Faculties

New Delhi: The IITs plan suitable strategies to attract and retain quality faculty members, this was stated by MoS HRD Dr. Shashi Tharoor. To achieve this, IITs will do year-round open advertisements, holding of selection committee meetings through video conferencing, invitation to alumni, scientists, faculty from India and abroad to reach out to potential candidates,… Continue reading IITs Innovate Strategies to Retain Quality Faculties