Odisha: Minor Reshuffle In IAS, OAS Cadres

Bhubaneswar: Government has made a minor reshuffle in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Odisha Administrative Services (OAS) cadres in Odisha. Positions of three senior officials have been changed. Project Director (PD) In-charge of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Koraput, IAS Abdaal Akhtar was appointed as PD In-charge of District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) in Khurda replacing […]

PEETHA to Publicise Govt Schemes in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik today announced a new initiative Peoples Empowerment—Enabling Transparency and Accountability (PEETHA) to create awareness about various government schemes and improve transparency. PEETHA also aims at improving transparency in the distribution of individual and social benefits. As part of the initiative, camps will be organised at Gram Panchayat (GP) level from 15th – […]

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 […]

BJP to form Government in Odisha: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) will form the government in Odisha in the upcoming elections. Dharmendra’s statements came in response of the recent India Today survey which claimed that Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik still enjoyed top position in terms of popularity in the Odisha. Dharmendra Pradhan said, […]

States’ Fiscal Performance Moves Upward By 1st Quarter

  Bhubaneswar, July 11, 2018: Online Pension Application and Sanction to be made mandatory from August. Chief Secretary directed the departments to focus on DMF projects. States fiscal performance shows an upward trend by end of 1st quarter of the current fiscal year in both its indicators of budget utilization and revenue generation. This was   […]

OHRC Asks Commissioner to Take Adequate Steps to Avoid Fire Mishap in Police stations

Bhubaneswar, June 2, 2018: The Odisha Human Rights Commission has directed the Commissioner of Police of Bhubaneswar and Engineer-in-Chief-cum-Secretary of Works Department for appropriate steps for adequate fire fighting equipments in police establishment to avoid fire accidents. The order has came after the OHRC considered a petition made by rights activist Akhand on major fire […]

Bomikhal Over Bridge Collapses, 1 Dead

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, May 3, 2018: Bomikhal Rail Over Bridge in Bhubaneswar collapsed for the second time today. One labourer killed and another got severely injured. Police, firefighters and local people are engaged in rescue operation. Both Student Congress and BJD activists rushed to the place and staged Dharna. Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Kumar Sahu […]

Rs 370 cr Scam in Odisha Cooperative Sector

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Odisha government finally agreed that there has been massive scam of about Rs 370 crore in the cooperative sector involving cooperative banks and agencies. The state cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro admitted this in a written reply to BJP member Dilip Ray in the Assembly on 29th March 2018. According to audit reports the financial irregularities to the tune of […]