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Nalco coal crunch: Orissa High Court orders joint meeting to resolve crisis
Nalco coal crunch: Orissa High Court orders joint meeting to resolve crisis

The HC bench directed that the meeting should be conducted by the Secretaries of Power, Coal, Mines and the Chairman, Railway Board with the Managing Directors (MDs) of MCL and the NALCO not later than 6 pm tomorrow (April 26). 

First-ever riverine jetty inaugurated in Odisha
First-ever riverine jetty inaugurated in Odisha

Currently, the jetty can accommodate vessels up to 2,200 Deadweight tonnage (DWT), a measure of how much weight a ship can carry, an official release said.

Boat Capsizes in Balimela
Boat capsizes in Balimela reservoir; 2 missing

As per reports, three persons were returning to their village from Narangijala haat when the boat capsized near Orapadar ghat under Andrapali panchayat.

Rana couple's plea to quash police FIR dismissed by Bombay HC 
Rana couple's plea to quash police FIR dismissed by Bombay HC 

The Mumbai Police had served the Ranas notice on Saturday, requesting that the couplerefrain from carrying out their plans, and they did not listen after which they were detained and arrested that evening.

House Reduced To Ashes
Massive Fire Engulfs House In Odisha’s Bhadrak

Massive Fire Engulfs House In Odisha’s Bhadrak

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India's military spending 3rd highest in the world: Report
India's military spending 3rd highest in the world: Report

Meanwhile, the US military spending amounted to $801 billion in 2021, a drop of 1.4 per cent from 2020. The US military burden decreased slightly from 3.7 per cent of GDP in 2020 to 3.5 per cent in 2021.

Preserving Ram Leela
Preserving Ram Leela: A Village & Its Youth Turn Saviors

Preserving Ram Leela: A Village & Its Youth Turn Saviors

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Solar Powered Bicycle
Odisha youth develops solar-powered bicycle; aims to come up with affordable car

Soumyaranjan Palei of Balibhanda village under Rajkanika block has developed a solar-powered bicycle which has now become the centre of attraction in the area.

Nayagarh DHH doc caught running clinic at home, 2 aides detained
Nayagarh DHH doc caught running clinic at home, 2 aides detained

In this connection, the doctor’s two assistants were detained at the Medical outpost. 

Noted litterateur Binapani Mohanty cremated with state honours in Cuttack
Noted litterateur Binapani Mohanty cremated with state honours in Cuttack

Several dignitaries including Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani, Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Commissioner Ananya Das turned up at the cremation ground to pay their last tribute to the departed soul.

Power cut in Odisha
Board exams, heatwave: Ramp up power generation and supply, says Odisha chief secy

At a high-level meeting held today, the chief secretary reviewed the power situation in the backdrop of rise in the electricity demand in the State.

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Man buys world's third costliest vehicle registration number, the price will drop your jaws

According to reports, AA8, a single-digit number was sold for Dh35 million which is more than Rs 70 crore in Indian currency at the recently held Dubai's inaugural 'Most Noble Numbers' charity auction. The auction allows bidders to bid on fancy vehicle registration numbers and fancy mobile phone numbers.

Transcending boundaries: German woman ties knot with Bolangir youth
Transcending boundaries: Slovenia woman ties knot with Bolangir youth

Sourav Senapati, son of Premlal Senapati of Dedgaon Village under Bangomunda Block in Bolangir District, works at a renowned company in Germany’s Munich, where he met his soul mate Ema, who is also his colleague. 

Former Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan passes away
Former Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan passes away

Former Union Minister and former state Congress President, Mullappally Ramachandran also expressed his condolences on the passing away of Sankaranarayanan.

Unmaintained reservoirs, a reason for present power crisis in Odisha!
Unmaintained reservoirs, a reason for present power crisis in Odisha!

The State’s total hydroelectricity production capacity is 2,099 MW. In contrast, only 556MW from seven hydropower plants in the State is presently being generated which is only one-fourth of the total capacity.  

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