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Tag: Balwant Singh

Bureaucratic Rejig In Odisha On New Year: Puri, Kendrapara Get New Collectors

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government effected a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy on Friday and appointed new district collectors for Puri, Rayagada, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara. The government also made senior IAS officer Vineel Krishna as the special secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. At present, Krishna is posted as Managing Director of Odisha Mining Corporation Limited […]

Eviction Near Srimandir: Rs 40 crore sanctioned for land acquisition 'not enough'

Puri: The Odisha government has approved Rs 40 crore to speed up land acquisition and rehabilitation process in the 75 metre area that is being cleared near Srimandir in Puri. Land of around 18 Mutts and more than 250 buildings including hotels and shops will be acquired. After the announcement of additional 10% incentive for […]

Rath Yatra 2019: Puri to host Sun, clouds; high humidity amid thunderstorm probability

Bhubaneswar: With the pilgrim city all decked up for the annual World famous car fest tomorrow, it seems rains will also have a day out on the town on the big day. The latest weather models forecast nil precipitation on July 4. However, Skymet models show around 1-2mm (light) rainfall in Puri on the D-day. […]

Fani Aftermath: World Bank teams assess loss in Puri, Cuttack

Puri/Cuttack: More than three weeks after cyclone Fani struck coastal parts of Odisha, two teams of World Bank today visited Puri and Cuttack districts to assess the loss incurred due to the natural disaster. A 26-member team visited several areas in Puri to assess the damages suffered by educational institutions, healthcare system, tourism, industries, heritage […]

Cyclone Fani severely affects livelihood of potters in Puri

Puri: The livelihood of potters’ community at Kumbharpada of Puri has been severely affected by the devastating cyclone Fani that made landfall in the holy town on May 3. According to reports, houses of around 300 potter families were completely swept away in the extremely severe cyclone. Besides, thousands of finished clay pots and semi-finished […]