Tag: Ashok Panda

Odisha Urges Madhu Babu Pension Beneficiaries To Complete Aadhaar Linking
Odisha Urges Madhu Babu Pension Beneficiaries To Complete Aadhaar Linking

Bhubaneswar: The beneficiaries of the Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) have been asked to complete linking of their Aadhaar number their social welfare link account. Speaking to media, Odisha Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities minister, Ashok Panda said, “The process of disbursement of assistance along with the announced ex-gratia of Rs 1,000 […]

Blind Plus II Students To Get Braille Text Books From Next Yr

Berhampur: Divyang students of the State who suffer from retarded eyesight will now be able to get specially designed Braille text books from next academic session. In a bid to make college education easier for blind students, Odisha government on Thursday rolled out Braille printing facility for Plus 2 text books at the State’s only […]

Five-day Konark Festival kicks off

Konark: If Konark is in your wish list, then there would be no better time to prepone your visit as the curtains to the scintillating Konark Festival were raised today. Culture minister Ashok Panda inaugurated the 28th edition of the open theatre Konark Festival today. “During the five-day festival, some eminent artistes from different parts […]

Foreign tourist arrivals in Odisha less than 1% of national total

Bhubaneswar: Less than one percent of total foreign tourists coming to the country visited Odisha in 2017, informed Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda in Assembly today. Replying to a query from BJP MLA Dilip Ray and BJD MLA Prashant Kumar Jagdev, Panda stated only 1.14 lakh foreign tourists visited Odisha which is 0.98% of […]

Air India's Bhubaneswar-Bangkok direct flight flagged off

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off national carrier Air India’s maiden flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok at Biju Patnaik International Airport today. Air India’s new flight is the second direct international service from the Odisha capital. The airline operated a 162-seater Airbus A 320 neo aircraft on its inaugural flight from Bhubaneswar […]

BJP, BJD workers clash over statue inauguration

Berhampur: Tension erupted in the Silk city of Berhampur today after a section of BJP and BJD workers clashed during inauguration ceremony of the statue of Swabhab Kavi Gangadhar Meher. Tourism Minister Ashok Panda was in the city to unveil the statue on Monday. During the inauguration, BJP workers started shouting slogans demanding installation of […]

Konark sun temple to get light & sound show soon

Konark: After Dhauli, the State Tourism Department will soon start the light and sound show at Konark sun temple to attract more tourists. The trial of the project which is designed with the joint efforts of ITDC and Odisha Tourism Department was held on Wednesday in presence of Culture minister Ashok Panda, Revenue Minister Maheswar […]

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Performance politics: BJD highlights achievements in three departments

Bhubaneswar: As part of its strategy to reach out people after completion of their third year in the fourth term, the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) led government today highlighted its achievement in culture and tourism, sports and IT departments. Presenting the report card of culture and tourism department, Minister Ashok Panda said for the first […]

Centre seeks UC of PRASAD scheme from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Central Government has asked the expenditure details of the Rs 10 crores given to Odisha Government, two years back, for the development of Puri, Ramchandi and Deuli under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) scheme. The Tourism Ministry has informed that the second phase of funds will be released only after […]

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Over 3000 enthusiasts take part in Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon, the only professional run of the city organised by the steel major in association with State Sports and Youth Services department witnessed participation of nearly 3200 enthusiasts in the capital city here today. The crowned winners were felicitated by Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda and other […]

7 more places in Odisha get tourism destination status

Bhubaneswar: The number of tourism destinations in Odisha has gone up to 357 as the state government has accorded tourism destination status to seven more places. Of the new seven tourism destination sites, Satyabhamapur, the birth place of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das and two other places, which were the meeting place of the freedom fighters, […]

Cancellation of DQ allotment an uphill task for govt

The State government is likely to face an uphill task while cancellation of plot/flat allocations under the discretionary quota (DQ)

Govt mulls undertaking to check vulgar play

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the controversial Polish play containing some nude scenes, which drew criticism from various quarters, the government is mulling seeking an undertaking from the theatre organizations before allowing staging of their plays. “No organization will be allowed to enact any play which will go against our culture. Therefore, we are thinking […]