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Cyclone Fani-hit Odisha villagers still await government's help

Puri: It has been more than six months since the devastating cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in several districts of Odisha, but unfortunately, many cyclone-hit victims are yet to receive assistance from the State government. For Sanjay Maharana of Nirmala village in Puri, the struggle to get a house has almost become a herculean task. Despite […]

OTV Impact: Help Pours In For Odisha Minor Girl Working As Labourer

Koraput: A day after OTV highlighted the plight of a minor girl struggling under acute poverty with her family in Koraput, the district administration today extended help to the 17-year-old Laxmi Nayak, who works as labourer to take care of three younger siblings. As per reports, Borigumma Block Development Officer (BDO) and Tehsildar visited Laxmi’s […]

Cyclone Fani: Modi announces Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced release of Rs 1000 crore additional assistance for Odisha. The Centre had earlier released an advance assistance of Rs 340 crore for the State, when a forecast was made of the ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ Fani hitting Odisha coasts on May 3. The Prime Minister along with Odisha […]

Ray of hope for Apple executive's widow after meeting UP CM

Lucknow: After a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today, the Apple executive Vivek Tiwari’s widow Kalpana Tiwari said she sees a ray of hope as Adityanath had assured of all help and justice in the case. Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by an Uttar Pradesh Police Constable in Lucknow on Saturday on […]

Bhagbat Tungi revival: Odisha government doubles assistance

Bhubaneswar: Citing its aim to revive Bhagabat Tungis across the State, the Odisha government today announced that it will increase financial assistance to such establishments from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000. The government had earmarked Rs 25,000 each for a tungi in 2014-15. Speaking on the sidelines of the ‘Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman’ award ceremony […]

Amid spate of farmer deaths; Odisha announces assistance

Bhubaneswar: Amid spate of farmer suicides in Odisha allegedly over crop failure, the State government today decided to provide input subsidy to the farmers affected by the pest menace. The State Agriculture Cabinet chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik today decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 13,500 per hectare of irrigated land and Rs 6,800 […]

Hurricane Harvey: 311,000 apply for government aid

Washington:  US Vice President Mike Pence has announced that some 311,000 people, who were affected by the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey that lashed through the state of Texas, have registered for government disaster assistance. “We are here today. We will be here tomorrow. And we will be here every day until this city and this state […]

Highest-ever drought aid sanctioned to Odisha: Union minister

Bhubaneswar: Union minister of state for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundaria on Thursday claimed that the BJP-led NDA government had sanctioned the highest-ever drought assistance to Odisha as compared to previous governments at the Centre. “The state government had submitted a memorandum seeking about Rs 2200 crore for drought assistance and the Centre has sanctioned Rs 815 […]