July 2018

Taiwan Company Proposes $6.6 Billion Petrochemical Project in Odisha

New Delhi: Taiwan’s CPC Corporation proposed a $6.6-billion investment for a greenfield cracker and downstream project in Paradip. A Taiwanese delegation led by Shun-Chin Lee, President of CPC Corporation, met Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan here on Tuesday for discussions on the proposed investment in petrochemical projects. Indian Oil Corporation’s 15-million-tonne per annum Paradip […]

App and Info Kiosk on Sambalpur Hospital

Sambalpur: A mobile App and information kiosk were launched in Sambalpur today to provide information about availability of services and doctors at the stare run Sambalpur District Headquarter Hospital (DHH) here. Sambalpur District Collector Samarth Verma launched the mobile application and inaugurated the information kiosk, which is located on the premises of the DHH. The App and the kiosk have been […]

English Author Neil Gaiman to Join Jaipur LitFest 2019

New Delhi: Neil Richard Gaiman, the much loved author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films, has officially announced that he will be attending the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in 2019. This comes after Festival co-Director William Dalrymple announced at the closing ceremony of the 2018 edition earlier this year that […]

Joint Eviction Drive Ends at Nayapalli Haza

Bhubaneswar, July 31: The much-awaited joint eviction drive of BMC-BDA over the encroachment in Nayapalli Haza was completed today with demolition of over 5,000 square feet three concrete structures, illegally built over a reclaimed land, created out of dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Today’s demolition will pave the way for renovation of the […]

No Early Election in Odisha: Chief Electoral Officer

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar said it was unlikely for Odisha to see an early election as the final voters list for the General Elections would be published on January 4, 2019. Speaking to the media here today, Kumar said, The draft voter list will be prepared from September 1, 2018 and the final voter list will […]

Man Raped Sister, Killed Parents in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: A man brutally raped his honourary sister (Dharma Bhauni) and killed her parents in Bhadrak. The victim is a minor girl. The accused was related to the victims family and treated as the son of deceased. The incident happened on Sunday (29th July) night at Talasitha village when the minor girl and her mother were in their house, […]

56,000 Girls Quit Schools in Odisha !

Bhubaneswar: Around 55,868 adolescent girls between the age group of 11 to 14 years were found to have discontinued their studies and stopped coming to schools in 30 districts of the state as per a survey done by the Woman & Child Welfare and Mission Shakti (W&CD-MS) department. Taking note of the report, the W&CD-MS […]

Climate Impact in Bhubaneswar: 45 Degree in Summer, Extreme Rainfall in July

Bhubaneswar: After intense overnight showers, Bhubaneswar woke up on Saturday morning with half the city under water. The situation at the capital of the eastern state of Odisha in many ways typifies poor urban management in India that is crumbling under adverse climatic conditions. Residents in many parts of the city were stranded in their […]

Odisha Chit Fund Inquiry Commission Tenure Extended

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on today extended the tenure of Justice M.M. Das Commission probing into the multi-crore chit fund scam by next six months with effect from Aug 5, 2018. A notification in this regard was issued by the Home department here today, said departments official twitter handle.  https://twitter.com/homeodisha/status/1024178377186369538 The Justice MM Das Commission, which […]