Governance

Odisha: 129 Crore Rupees Spent From Relief Fund For Aahaar Scheme

Bhubaneswar: As people and corporate houses are donating generously to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) in Odisha, the government is diverting the fund for other reasons. According to information availed through RTI Act, state government has spent around 129 crore rupees from the CMRF for Aahaar, a scheme under Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD). […]

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Odisha To Build 30 Cyclone Shelters In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the post-cyclone situation in Kendrapara today. He also announced a package for facilitating restoration work in the district. As many as 30 cyclone shelters at the rate of Rs 2 crore each will be constructed in vulnerable locations. For repair of damage caused to school buildings, Anganwadi centres and public […]


Odisha: Minor Reshuffle In IAS, OAS Cadres

Bhubaneswar: Government has made a minor reshuffle in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Odisha Administrative Services (OAS) cadres in Odisha. Positions of three senior officials have been changed. Project Director (PD) In-charge of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Koraput, IAS Abdaal Akhtar was appointed as PD In-charge of District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) in Khurda replacing […]


Odisha: IAS Officer Suspended For Checking PM Modi’s Chopper

Bhubaneswar: A Karnatak cadre IAS officer in Odisha was suspended by the Election Commission (EC) yesterday over allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chopper in Sambalpur and violating protocol.  According to the Commission, Mohammed Mohsin, a 1996 batch IAS officer didn’t follow protocol for checking Special Protection Group (SPG) protectees.  As per the guidelines of […]


Odisha: Expectant Mother Carried On Stretcher

Bhubaneswar: A pregnant woman was carried on a stretcher for about 5 kilometres due to the absence of a motorable road. Jugni Majhi, the wife of Paramananda Majhi of Kapoorgarh village under Khariar block in Nuapada districrt, complained of labour pain this morning following which her family member called the local Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) […]



SC Asks Centre for Affidavit on Lokpal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre today to file an affidavit as to the steps taken for appointment of Lokpal which has to be submitted on 17th of January. Dissatisfied by the elected government’s delay in the selection process, the Apex Court said to the Centre “Too much time has gone by. What […]


Expert Committee formed under UK Sinha by RBI for MSMEs

Mumbai: The Reserve bank of India has set up an eight-member committee under the chairmanship of former SEBI Chief U.K. Sinha for the purpose of long term solutions for economic growth and financial sustainability of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise sectors. “Considering the importance of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Indian […]


Odisha Demands Reduction of GST on Kendu Leaves From 18% to 5%

Bhubaneswar: The 31st GST Council meeting was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Sri Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister. Attending the meeting, Sri Shashi Bhusan Behera, Finance Minister, Odisha demanded reduction of GST on kendu leaves from 18% to 5%. It is to be noted that Sri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha had intimated Union […]


GST: 33 Items Reduced from18% Slab

New Delhi: The Council for Goods and Services Tax, today after its 31st meeting at Vigyan Bhawan, reduced 33 items from its 18% slab to 12% and 5%. The tax on those 33 items have been reduced as they are common man’s consumption goods. Rate reduction will come into effect from January 1 next year. Total […]