CM Meets Odisha’s Canal Man Daitari Naik

Bhubaneswar: Known as Odisha’s Canal Man, 70-year-old tribal man Daitari Naik from Baitarani village under Banspal block of Keonjhar district, called on CM Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s residence in Bhubaneswar yesterday. Daitari carved out around three km long canal through a mountain with a hoe and crowbar. During the meeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik praised him […]

Sahitya Akademi: 38 Authors Return Awards

Bhubaneswar: A total number of 38 authors from different states and of different age groups have returned their Akademi Awards received from Sahitya Akademi (India’s national academy of letters), New Delhi. So far 39 authors have approached the Akademi in connection with award return. However one author has withdrawn his decision of returning the prestigious literary accolade. […]

Substandard Food in Cuttack: Notice to 7 Restaurant

Cuttack: Cuttack MunicipalCorporation (CMC) issued notices to seven restaurant and eatery owners after they were found selling food of “substandard quality”. Health officer Umesh Panigrahi said the notices were issued on the basis of reports on samples collected and tested in the mobile laboratory during raids on Friday (27 July). Food Safety on Wheels – a minibus […]

Vice President to Address AIIMS Convocation on Aug 16

Bhubaneswar: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu would visit Bhubaneswar on August 16 to  attend the first convocation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar as chief guest. Home Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy informed this. Naidu would leave New Delhi by a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force by 8 am and land at the […]

Satyajit Mohanty New Twin-city Police Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle in Odisha cadre IPS officers, Satyajit Mohanty has been made the new Commissioner of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Commissionerate Police. The 1988 batch officer presently working as Additional Director General of Police (Provisioning) will replace 1990 batch IPS YB Khurania. The latter has been transferred as ADG (Provisioning). Notably, Mohanty becomes the 5th police […]

Odisha Plans Riverine Port in Kendrapara

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to set up a riverine port on river Mahanadi in Akhadasali village under Mahakalapada block in Kendrapara district on public-private partnership (PPP) mode on BOOST basis. A meeting of the High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was held in this regard on yesterday […]

Dharmendra Pradhan Welcomes Decision to Set up Odia University

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Heritage Cabinet decided to establish an Odia Language University at Satyabadi in Puri, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today welcomed the decision. ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାରଙ୍କ ଐତିହ୍ୟ କ୍ୟାବିନେଟର ବୈଠକରେ ସତ୍ୟବାଦୀ ଠାରେ ଓଡିଆ ବିଶ୍ୱବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠା ପାଇଁ ନିର୍ଣ୍ଣୟ ନିଶ୍ଚିତ ଭାବେ ସ୍ୱାଗତଯୋଗ୍ୟ । — Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 28, 2018 However Pradhan described State Government’s this move ‘much-delayed.’ […]

Joint Eviction Drive: Stone Pelting by ISKCON Devotees Injures 3

Bhubaneswar, July 28: 2,400 sq ft Govt land freed from encroachment In a successful joint eviction drive the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) demolished the unauthorised structure of ISKCON Temple and adjoining areas in Nayapalli, along the NH. During the eviction process four squads […]

Art Exhibition On Lord Jagannath Concludes

Bhubaneswar: The 15 day long Jagannath art exhibition ’( from 14-28th July 2018)Sarbe Bhabntu Sukhina was concluded at Suvadra Art Gallery on Saturday. Chief guest of the event Odisha’s Culture commissioner-cum-secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi in his speech said, The culture of Jagannnath not only belongs to Odisha, but also it’s a part of the Universe. Today […]

Odisha to Launch Own Scheme to Include NFSA Left Out Beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar: With repetitive approaches to the Centre for enhancement of the number of beneficiaries in the State under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) yielding no result, the Odisha Government has decided to introduce its own version of Food Security Act starting October 2. Announcing the move, Patnaik today said 34.44 lakh people excluded from […]