May 2018

Bhubaneswar City Command Control Centre to Go Live Soon

By Odisha Story Bureau, May 31, 2018: City is ready to operate its first centralised Command Control Centre (CCC) CCC will monitor, operate and control all existing services of Bhubaneswar Our Smart City is all set to operate its first integrated Command Control Centre (CCC) projects which enable fast and efficient citizen service delivery in an integrated way. CCC […]


Arun Sahoo, Tushar Nayak and Sit-ups

By Subhransu Panda, May 31, 2018: He is not Jake Gyllenhall, the American actor who used to do 1000 sit-ups a day. He is not Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese Footballer who used to do 1000 sit-ups a week. But he claimed he did 70 sit-ups and former minister and Nayagarh MLA Arun Kumar Sahoo forced him […]


Third phase peer leaders training for boys from BTCD slums to end tomorrow

Bhubaneswar,May 30, 2018: Socially Smart Bhubaneswar The third phase of peer leaders training being organised at city-based Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) to make them aware on issues like financial management in day-to-day life, would end tomorrow. The training programme started on Tuesday. The training under the aegis of Socially Smart Bhubaneswar, a […]


Yoga Professors Make Odisha Proud in Thailand

Bhubaneswar/Bangkok, May 30, 2018: Yoga has gone truly global. Indian yoga teachers are in great demand. Odisha is also attracting international attention in yoga. Recently Dr. Dinesh Prasad Swain and Dr. Prativa Shree of Sri Sri University’s Faculty of Yogic Science, have been invited as resource persons to Mahidol University, a leading and the prestigious […]



Bureaucratic Hypocrisy: Cases of Ashok Meena and Deba Dash

Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar, May 30, 2018: Sources alleged, Dash was working as voice-over artist for BJP commercials Unlike Ashok Meena, Dash didn’t get support from Officers’ Association It’s alleged that IAS Officers don’t support OAS Officers in distress Senior OAS officer Deba Prasad Dash, one of the few honest officers (yes, there are a few […]


May 29: A Coup That Was Not

Subhransu Panda Bhubaneswar, May 29, 2018: I would have become CM in 2009 itself when over 85 MLAs were with me, once said late Pyari Mohan Mohapatra after being ousted from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for allegedly plotting a coup coup to dislodge Naveen Patnaik as CM. However later Mohapatra, once Naveen’s confidant, regretted his relationship with BJD […]


Baijayant Panda Quits BJD

Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 28, 2018: MP Baijayant Panda, an articulate and prominent face of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha, quits the party amidst growing rift with CM Naveen Patnaik. Known as Jay Panda, he is a member of the lower house from Kendrapada Lok Sabha Constituency that was once late Biju Patnaik‘s […]


Akshay Kumar launches ad campaign for Swachh Bharat

New Delhi, May 27, 2018: Eminent actor, Shri Akshay Kumar, today launched an advertisement campaign for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) in the capital. The campaign was launched at a Collectors Convention for Toilet Technology organized in the capital. The campaign focuses on promoting the twin pit toilet technology in rural India, and also features […]


Visitors from Kochi and Rajasthan join 76th Ekamra Walks

Bhubaneswar, May 27, 2018: Four young Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationers, undergoing training at city based Gopabandhu Academy, explored the rich heritage and Kalingan temple architecture of old Bhubaneswar area, as part of enthusiastic walkers in 76th Ekamra Walks, the first weekly guided heritage tour of the city, organized jointly by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), […]