Ganeswar Behera Replaces Srikant Jena as PCC Poll Manifesto Panel Head

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 2019 polls, former Union Minister Srikant Jena was dropped from the post of chairman of the Election Manifesto Committee of the Odisha Congress on Thursday. Jena was replaced in this post by Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) vice-president Ganeswar Behera. Besides, Bismaya Mahapatra was appointed as the convenor of the panel. Besides, Leader […]

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Prakash Raj Calls Modi a Habitual Liar

Bhubaneswar: National award-winning actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj termed PM Narendra Modi a ‘habitual liar’ here in a meeting yesterday afternoon. He also attacked Modi dubbing him as an expert in making U-turns. Speaking here at an event titled ‘Save India-Save Constitution’ organised by the Jan Chetana Manch, acclaimed actor-turned-activist Prakash  said that Modiwas a Non-resident Indian. Modi […]


Odisha Universities to Have Uniform Syllabuses

Bhubaneswar: An uniform Choice-Based Credit Syllabus (CBCS) for undergraduate students and common entrance for PG students will be introduced in all universities of Odisha from next academic session. Odisha State Higher Education Council took this decision yesterday to maintain quality of education in the state. The uniform curriculum will help the students to compete at […]


Aahaar Centres Across Hospitals to Serve Night Meals

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed authorities to serve dinner at all 54 Aahaar centres in hospital campuses across the state with effect from January 1, 2019.  This step would help poor public attending their relatives at various hospitals. Government has also decided to open 32 new Aahaar centres on January 26, 2019. People […]


BJP Delegates Meet Odisha EC Over Booth Rigging Issue

Bhubaneswar: Zilla Parisad by-election was held today in zone no. 32 of Mayurbhanj district. BJP accused that BJD captured at least 10 booths out of 82 in that zone. A BJP delegation headed by party state vice president Samir Mohanty called on state election commission of Odisha today afternoon. In a written complaint BJP demanded […]


BJP Women Cell to Protest in All District HQ Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: BJP Mahila Moracha decided to demonstrate in all district headquarters in the state in protest of sexual harassment cases in children shelter homes. BJP accused BJD led state government of encouraging sexual abuse, girls trafficking and religious conversion in shelter homes. In a press meet BJP Mahila Morcha state president Pravati Parida said that […]



International Story Telling Festival BhuFeSto Opens

Bhubaneswar: BhuFeSto – International Storytelling Festival kicked off to a packed audience today here with hundreds of people attending every session. All three venues – Indira Gandhi Park, Kharavela Park and Buddha Jayanti Park received tremendous response. The sign language storytelling session at Indira Gandhi Park witnessed around 200 Deaf children enjoying the session hosted by […]


Coke Studio Presents Clinton Cerejo at .FEST

Bhubaneswar: Day 6 of the inaugural edition of.FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) hosted yet another lively crowd who witnessed a splendid opening act by talented Odisha born singer, Rojalin Sahu. What followed was a memorable experience for the ten thousand plus audience as Clinton Cerejo and the Band performed and captivated them on the Coke Studio stage. As […]


New Signage in Seven City Parks

Bhubaneswar: Not only the Old Town area is decked up with heritage signage near the beautiful monuments, but seven major city parks under the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) have got a new look with magnificent and meaningfully designed signage. The seven city parks with signage and way findings by BDA include: Indira Gandhi Park, Biju […]