Balakrishna Mohapatra Sworn In As State Information Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Balakrishna Mohapatra on Friday was sworn in as State Information Commissioner of Odisha. Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal administered the oath of office to Mohapatra in an oath taking ceremony held in Abhishek Hall of Raj Bhavan. At the outset, after obtaining permission of Governor Commissioner-cum- Secretary, Information and Public Relations Hemant Sharma read out […]

Sushma Swaraj To Be Andhra Pradesh Governor !

New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj is reportedly appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan has recently tweeted to congratulate Sushma. However the tweet was deleted within minutes. There is no official communication over her appointment yet.

RBI Governor Meets CEO & MD of Pvt & Public Sector Banks

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Governing Body of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will meet the Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of the Government and Private Sector banks today, so that recently the top bank will take advantage of the reduction in major interest rates to the customers. Can be able to discuss and persuade […]

Shaktikanta Das: First Odia as RBI Governor

New Delhi: Former Odia bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das was named the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is the first Odia to hold this RBI top post. Das will serve a three-year term. 61 years old Das replaced Urjit Patel, who shocked the establishment by announcing his resignation from the central bank yesterday. While it […]

BJP Seeks Governor’s Intervention in Shelter Homes Case

Bhubaneswar: State BJP demanded Governor’s intervention in Belatikiri shelter home abuse case. A high level women delegation of Odisha BJP called on Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal at Raj Bhawan and sought latter’s intervention into the child abuse issues in various shelter homes run by Good News India. BJP alleged that all shelter homes in the […]

Odisha Governor Shows Great Gesture

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal made an example going beyond the protocol and touching feet of another guest on stage. The photos of Prof Ganeshi Lal touching feet of freedom fighter Gour Hari Das have gone viral in social media for last couple of days. The incident happened last month during an award ceremony at Rabindra […]

Governor Gives Away Odisha Excellence Award 2018

17 persons and 3 organisations received the Awards Freedom Fighter Gour Hari Das joined as esteemed guest Anant Mahadevan’s Film ‘Gour Hari Dastaan’ was screened Bhubaneswar, 16 October: The first ever Odisha Excellence Award was conferred upon 17 exceptional Odia personalities and 3 successful organizations from Odisha in a special event on 15th October. Odisha […]

Raj Bhavan: Parking Place for Castaways of Political Parties

By Anil Dhir (This article was first written in early 2014, just before the big change in the governors happened) The Constitution of India mandates that any Indian citizen over 35 can be made a Governor. Article 163 of the Constitution further says that “there shall be a Council of Ministers with the Chief Minister […]

1975 Emergency Derailed Indian Democracy: Odisha Governor

Bhubaneswar, June 25, 2018: June 25 1975 is remembered for the collapse of democratic institutions and suspension of right to freedom of citizens along with other civil rights and liberties and imposition of press censorship for indefinite period with the formal proclamation of Emergency in the country. The then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi misguided […]