July 2016

NCPCR Sought Report on Nagada

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Even as a five-member team of Union Health Ministry is visiting Nagada village in Jajpur district, made infamous in the recent past for the death of 18 children due to malnutrition in the last three months, tomorrow, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the State government […]

Prime Minister Flags Off RUN FOR RIO in New Delhi

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi here today flagged off the RUN FOR RIO from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium(MDCNS), India Gate to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JNS), Lodhi Road amidst Olympic spirit and cheers to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country. Thousands of school children and youth participated in […]

AT Chief Attempts Suicide in Jail

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Main accused in the Rs 1,200 crore Aartha Tatwa chit fund scam, Pradeep Sethi attempted suicide in his cell in Bhubaneswar’s Jharpada jail Saturday night by slashing his wrist. Jail superintendent Rabindra Nath Swain said 38-year-old Sethi, lodged in jail since May 2013, tried to cut his wrist late in the night. “He […]

MAMATA Failed in Odisha, 2.33 Lakh Women Yet to Get Benefit

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: About 2.33 lakh eligible beneficiaries of Odisha government’s ‘Mamata Scheme’ for pregnant women are yet to get maternity benefit under the scheme, an official communication noted. About 2.33 lakh eligible beneficiaries are not paid the maternity benefit by July 26 this year even as the state government is emphasising on […]

30 Dead as Lightning Strikes in Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: More than 30 persons were killed after being struck by lightning in different parts of Odisha on Saturday, police said.While the maximum number of 8 deaths were reported from Bhadrak district, there were 7 casualties in Balasore district, 6 in Khurda, 3 in Mayurbhanj, 3 in Jaipur and one each in Kendrapara, Keonjhar and Nayagarh, […]

National Tourism Awards: An Overview

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Ministry of Tourism annually presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. These awards are being given since the early 1990s and are presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, […]

Mahanadi Dispute: Meeting Held With Senior Officals of Odisha and Chattisgarh

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Union Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation called a Meeting of representatives of Governments of Odisha and Chattisgarh in New Delhi yesterday to consider the various water resources issues/projects in Mahanadi Basin. The meeting was called in pursuance of the assurance given by Union Minister for […]

Essar to Commence Mining in Odisha From 2017

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Essar Steel said it hopes to commence mining from its captive iron ore block in Odisha in the first quarter of 2017-18. The steel maker recently bagged the Ghoraburhani-Sagasahi block in Odisha through auctions, quoting a premium of 44.35% above the reserve price and outbidding strong contenders like Tata Steel […]