Adwaita Gadanayak is the new DG of the National Gallery of Modern Art

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi / Bhubaneswar: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved it on yesterday afternoon Odisha-based acclaimed sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak is going to take charge as director-general of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and replace Rajeev Lochan who retired 5 months ago amid allegations of irregularities. Lochan had retired on June 30 […]

Japanese Encephalitis toll reaches 101 in Malkangiri

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Death toll due to the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri district reached to 100 in 64 days after two more kids died on Friday morning. The State government has decided to vaccinate 26 lakh children across Malkangiri, Jajpur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts in December this year. Meantime, the […]

Sports is no more an extra-curricular activity: Nalco CMD

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Sports, which is hitherto an extra-curricular activity in academic pursuits in our schools, need to be encouraged as a career in the changing environment, says Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, Nalco. Besides institutionalizing sports, corporate houses need to play a significant role in this context. Dr. Chand He was addressing […]

Govt approves Gitanjali Gems’ industrial park in Cuttack

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has accorded an in-principle approval to Gitanjali Gems Ltd. for setting up a gems and jewellery industrial park at Ramdaspur in Cuttack district. The total investment envisaged in this private industrial park spread over 100 acres is Rs 685 crore over seven years. The in-principle approval for […]

Sunil Mishra takes Oath as Chief Information Commissioner of Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Sunil Mishra took oath as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of Odisha. Yesterday, Governor SC Jamir administered the oath to Mishra in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Raj Bhavan. Mishra is the retired Director General of Income Tax in Karnataka and Goa. He succeeded former […]

Tension Prevails in Andhra-Odisha Border Following Maoist Bandh Call

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar/Vizag: Tension prevailed in several areas along the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) on Wednesday and Thursday following the five-state bandh call given by the outlawed Maoists. Security agencies have increased vigil and are conducting massive search operations to nab the Maoists and their sympathisers. In former Maoists affected areas of Telangana such […]

Tehsildar Filed Case Against BJD Lawmaker

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Bolagarh Tehsildar Niharika Nayak filed a complaint against the Begunia MLA Prashant Jagdev before the Khurda SP yesterday evening, two days after the later courted controversy for allegedly assaulting the Tehsildar. Last evening a meeting of OAS Officers Association held here in Bhubaneswar and according to the Association’s decision the Tehsildar lodged the […]

A techno-cultural change is needed to curb corruption: CMD, NALCO

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: NALCO Observes Vigilance Awareness Week 2016 “While affirmative action is required for compliance of rules and regulations in a system, there is a need to upgrade technology and change organizational culture to strengthen the vigilance mechanism and curb corruption,” said Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD of National Aluminium Company (NALCO). […]

Symposium on Odia poet Nirmala Devi

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Nirmala Devi Kabita Samagra was launched by literary luminaries The event was organised by Sahitya Akademi A one-day symposium on eminent odia poet Nirmala Devi (1907-1997) was organised by Sahitya Akademi yesterday (22nd October 2016) at Idcol Auditorium in Bhubaneswar. A galaxy of eminent literary luminaries attended this function. A mellifluous invocation […]