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Odisha Govt Has Spent Rs 6690 Cr On KALIA Scheme In 3 Yrs: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Answering an unstarred question by BJP MLA Nauri Nayak, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Sahu on Wednesday informed Odisha Assembly that the State government has spent Rs 6690 Cr in three years on Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. As per Sahu’s statement, Rs 2175.66 crore was spent on the […]

Odisha: School Dropout Rate Highest In Nabarangpur, Zero In Khordha & Sambalpur
Odisha: School Dropout Rate Highest In Nabarangpur, Zero In Khordha & Sambalpur

Bhubaneswar: The school dropout rate stood at 1.53 and 4.75 per cent respectively in primary and upper primary level in Odisha for the year 2019-20, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash informed the State Assembly on Wednesday. Nabarangpur topped the districts in the State in terms of highest dropout rate in the upper primary […]

High School Students In Odisha Can Now Get Certificates Online
It's Official! 15% Quota For Odisha Govt School Students In Medical & Engineering Courses

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday issued a formal notification regarding 15 percent reservation in medical and engineering colleges for government school students. “The State Government do hereby direct that 15% of seats in Medical and Engineering Colleges of the State shall be reserved for the students who have passed the 10th Board Examination under […]

Odisha Govt Assures To Reconsider Power Tariff Hike
Odisha Govt Assures To Reconsider Power Tariff Hike

Bhubaneswar: After coming under fire from various quarters for raising the electricity tariff, the State government on Wednesday said it will urge the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission to reconsider the hike. The OERC recently approved a minimal rise of 30 paise per kWh/kVAh in energy charges for all other category of consumers for the financial […]

Heat Wave Warning In Odisha: Orange Alert In 21 Districts For Next Two Days

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded orange alert for heat wave in 21 districts in the State for the next two days. “An east-west trough at mean sea level runs from East Uttar Pradesh to west Assam. Under the influence of dry westerly winds prevailing in the lower levels and local heating and […]

Covid-19 cases
Odisha Covid Guidelines For April 2021: Micro Containment Zones, Pipili Bypoll Regulation & More

Bhubaneswar: With Covid-19 cases resurging in Odisha, the State government on Wednesday issued a set of guidelines for effective control of novel-coronavirus infections. The guidelines will be in force in the State from April 1 to 30. The Special Relief Commissioner in the notification said that the District Collectors and Municipal Commissioners have been empowered […]

Monsoon 2021: Odisha To Witness Heavy Rains in June!

Bhubaneswar: When the pandemic is seemingly bent on eclipsing the recuperating Indian economy, will the monsoon prove a double whammy for the Indian economy, including Odisha? How the monsoon 2021 is going to pan out for Odisha? If the Met scientists are to be believed, the weather conditions to date emanate positive signs about the […]

At 44.2 Deg C Bhubaneswar Hottest In Odisha, Mercury Breaches 73 Year Record
At 44.2 Deg C Bhubaneswar Hottest In Odisha, Mercury Breaches 73 Year Record

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar broke a 73 year record when the maximum temperature went up to 44.2 degree Celsius on Wednesday, the highest recorded temperature for the month of March ever since its formation as the State Capital in 1948. The Temple City was the hottest place in the State as well. The previously recorded maximum temperature […]

Talcher Thermal Power Station
New Unit Of TTPS To Come Up In Talcher, Odisha Chief Secy Holds Talks With NTPC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Wednesday held a discussion with chairman and CMD of NTPC, Gurdeep Singh on setting up a new unit of Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) in Talcher. Speaking after the meeting, Mohapatra said, “A formal decision has been made in this regard. NTPC will hold a meeting with GRIDCO, […]

sex racket
Sex Racket Busted In Bhubaneswar, 4 Detained

Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday unearthed a sex racket running from an apartment in Laxmi Sagar area of the State Capital city and took four people into custody. Acting on a tip-off late on Tuesday night, a team of police raided the apartment in Laxmi Sagar area and caught two girls one of whom, is a […]

Special SOPs Soon For Vaccination Of All Above 18: Odisha Health Director
Only 20% In 60+ Population Vaccinated Till Mar 23 In Odisha: SBI Report

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has given the anti-Covid-19 shot to over 13 lakh in the age-group of 60-plus years, the State has till date vaccinated around 20 per cent of its 60+ population. Rajasthan leads the country with a vaccination rate of 42 per cent. Such a status report has been to the fore by […]

Mother At Border: Housewife From Odisha Selected To Join BSF

Ganjam: Hard work never fails and Reena Nayak of Ganjam district has nailed it like none else. Once looking after her family, the housewife and mother of a seven-year-old girl is now all set to join the Border Security Force (BSF). Reena Nayak of Bayali village under Rangeilunda block in Ganjam district has broken the […]

Odisha Budget Session 2021-22
Odisha Assembly Passes Appropriation Bill Allowing Govt To Spend Rs 1.75 Lakh Crore In 2021-22 Fiscal

Bhubaneswar: The Assembly on Wednesday passed the Odisha Appropriation Bill, 2021 allowing the state government to spend Rs 1.75 lakh crore from its consolidated fund during the financial year 2021-22. While introducing the Bill, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said Rs 85,000 crore has been allocated as administrative expenditure, Rs 75,000 crore as programme expenditure, Rs […]

Odisha: Five Get IPCA MFA Scholarship

Bhubaneswar: The Ila Panda Centre for Arts (IPCA) has awarded scholarship to five meritorious Odia art students studying Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at various reputed universities/institutions outside the State. Mahesh Meher of The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Deepak Kumar Mandal of the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, Rasmi Ranjan […]

Utkal Divas: Odisha Celebrates Statehood Day, Greetings Pour In From All Corners Of Globe

Bhubaneswar: Odisha today marked the historic day of its 85th year of formation as a separate State. Greetings from organizations, eminent personalities and Odia Diaspora from all around the world poured in to mark the occasion. On the occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor Prof […]