Governance

6 Airports Will be Leased Out Through PPP

New Delhi: Centre has decided to lease out six airports for development, operation and management under Public Private Partnership (PPP). Today Union Cabinet has approved leasing out airports in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru. The increase in domestic and international air travel in India combined with congestion at most airports, and the strong traffic […]

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Union Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of 100%

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given ‘in principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment of 100% Government of India’s shares in DCIL to consortium of four ports namely, Vishakhapatnam Port Trust, Paradeep Port Trust, Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust and Kandla Port Trust. Presently the Government […]


Odisha CM Dedicates ‘Odia Virtual Academy’ Portal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik today launched the new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy (www.ova.gov.in). It has 170 Odia books uploaded in Unicode format with an aim to promote Odia language and literature. Naveen Patnaik said, It’s a matter of pleasure that the new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) is being […]


Man Carries Kin’s Body on Cycle From Hospital in Boudh

Bhubaneswar: Two years ago the curious case of Dana Majhi, the kalahandi poor tribal who walked 10 km carrying the body of his wife on his shoulders, made headlines worldwide. It was expected the Odisha Government would take necessary measures to assure no further occurrence of Dana Majhi cases. However the Dana Majhi horror revisited again. In Boudh a poor old fellow […]



CM Inaugurates Gurupriya Setu

Bhubaneswar: It was a historic day today as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the much awaited Gurupriya Setu (bridge) inNaxal hit Malkangiri district. Gurupriya Setu signifies a resurgent Odisha. It will transform lives in 151 villages that were cut-off for 5 decades from the mainland in malkangiri. CM dedicated this special project to people of Odisha and […]


Chief Secretary directed all departments to use OSWAS

Bhubaneswar: Upgraded version of OSWAS put on soft-launch In another step towards application of technology in governance, the upgraded open source based version of Odisha Secretariat Workflow Automation System (OSWAS) has been put on soft-launch for making the users familiar with it. The system was viewed in the High Level Meeting held under Chairmanship of […]



Museum Apologises For Disrespecting Odia Language

Bhubaneswar, June 18, 2018: Kala Bhoomi assures not to commit such mistakes in future A day after Odisha Story reported about the wrong and disrespectful Odia language at the Odisha Crafts Museum (Kala Bhoomi), museum authorities accepted their mistakes and begged apology. They wrote small notes of apology on Odisha Story’s both Facebook and Twitter pages. In […]


Jagannath Temple to be Freed from Govt Clutches: Swamy

New Delhi, June 8, 2018: Member of Parliament and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy discussed Puri Jagannath temple matters with Jagadguru Shankaracharya Nischalanand Saraswati here yesterday. He urged to free the temple administration from Government control. The former union minister spent one hour with Shankaracharya during the Hindu Guru’s stay at Goutam Buddh Nagar in Noida. […]