M Venkaiah Naidu Takes Oath as VP

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Today President Shri Ram Nath Kovind has administered the oath of office of the Vice President to Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, at a Swearing-in-Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi. President and PM Narendra Modi congratulated Sri Naidu after taking oath as the Vice President.   Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu paid homage […]

SC Order Makes Valid PUC Certificate Mandatory for Vehicle Insurance

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment welcomes the order, calls it “notable”  This can have far reaching impacts for improving compliance with the Pollution Under Control (PUC) programme and stop emissions from on-road vehicles, says CSE An earlier assessment of the PUC programme had found very little compliance – in […]

12 th Slum Yuva Daud Flagged off in New Delhi

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Union Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel here today flagged off The 12th and the final Slum Yuva Daud in Karol Bagh with participation of around 6000 youngsters. The participants were encouraged by Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh and Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar. […]

Gaps Remain, Despite Odisha‘s Pole Position with Regards to Funds Received under District Mineral Foundation: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Report finds that there are shortfalls on various fronts, from institutional and administrative issues, to planning and budgetary allocations. However, the state Planning and Convergence Department assures that institutional issues will be resolved by the end of 2017 • Odisha remains the top state in terms of DMF accruals. As per the […]

Modi Meets Indian Women’s Cricket Team

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted with the players and officials of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team that recently participated in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. The players said that this was the first time that they had seen a Prime Minister tweet for the Women’s Cricket […]

Transport Sector Stands to Benefit From GST

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: According to a recent release by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the transport sector stands to benefit from the recently rolled out GST in several ways. Pre- GST, the complex tax structure and paper work forced the transport industry to spend a lot of resources on tax compliance […]

NALCO Adds New Product to its Portfolio

  By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Commercial production of AA 3105 Alloy has been started from 24th July 2017 In line with the Make in India Movement, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), has taken an initiative to produce AA 3105 Alloy (having a composition of Aluminium, Manganese & Magnesium) in its Rolling Plant of Smelter Division […]

Team BPF Meets Union Culture Minister

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: 2nd Bhubaneswar Poetry Festival (BPF) is going to be held in October The organising team of Bhubaneswar Poetry Festival (BPF), led by author and festival director Subhransu Panda, called on Union minister of Tourism & Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma at his Noida office last evening. Dr Sharma appreciated the effort […]

PMFBY is a good scheme with flawed implementation: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) releases first comprehensive independent assessment of its kind of this flagship scheme Agricultural insurance an important safety net for farmers to deal with the impacts of extreme and unseasonal weather due to climate change Report uncovers major implementation issues and loopholes in practice […]