Free LPG Scheme: Centre Seeks Odisha’s Support

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Centre has sought the state government support for implementation of the welfare scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for the poor in Odisha. Block level programmes for distribution of free LPG connection  to BPL families under PMUY are facing resistance from the ruling BJD in Odisha. Union Secretary in the Ministry […]

World Elephant Day Celebrated at Nandankanan

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The World Elephant Day was celebrated at the Nandankanan Zoological Park on the outskirts of the city on Friday. On the occasion, elephants of the zoo were decked up with special attires. Hundreds of visitors, including school students, gathered to see the jumbos in new their avatar. Notably, the World […]

Rio Olympics: Dutee Fails to Qualify in 100m Sprint

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Sprinter Dutee Chand, who made it to her first Olympics after fighting the odds arising out of a ‘gender test’, finished a disappointing seventh in her 100m heats on the opening day of athletics event here. Dutee, who became the first Indian woman to qualify for the 100m dash in […]

Odisha bandh on August 16

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha state Congress on Friday called for a statewide shutdown on August 16 to protest construction of barrages and dams on Mahanadi river in its upper catchment area by the Chhattisgarh government. After a meeting of senior leaders here, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Prasad Harichandan said the party […]

Nine Point Suggestions to Sahitya Akademi

By Satya Pattanaik, Dublin, USA: Through, I came to know about the discussions related to Sahitya Akademi related activities. I personally do not know any of these people and do not feel to respond on their wall. I am responding them through As far as I am concerned, those posts have no merit to […]

Former Chief Secretary Sudhanshu Mishra Dies at 76

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha chief secretary Sudhanshu Bhusan Mishra passed away late last night at a private hospital here, his family sources said. Mishra, a 1965 batch IAS officer, was 76 and is survived by wife Prof Bijaya Mishra and two daughters. Mishra served both the state government and Union Government in […]

Mahanadi Row: Congress Slams BJD Govt For its Double Standards

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingh Mishra on Thursday criticised the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha for “its double standards” on the Mahanadi water issue. The Congress leader said the state government knew about the construction of the barrage by the Chhattisgarh government since 2001, while […]

Northeast Can Generate its Entire Electricity From Renewable Sources: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau, Guwahati: CSE organises renewable energy conference in Guwahati, August 11-12, 2016 Roof-top solar calculator and a report on mini-grids released Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organises conference on ‘100 per cent renewable energy future for the northeast’. Says renewable energy has immense potential in the region Conference aims at expanding the […]