For over two and half years, Municipal Bodies of Odisha are without elected representatives despite specific Constitutional mandate to hold Municipal Election before completion of the five year term of a Municipal Body.
At a time when the Satya Nagar crematorium in Bhubaneswar is struggling to cope with the rising number of bodies, demand for its shifting to a new location is getting louder.
The cumulative positive case count in the Capital city rose to 81570 including 7222 active cases. While 73965 people recuperated from the disease, the virus has claimed 362 lives in the city so far.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday granted permission to the Lingaraj Temple Trust to conduct Shital Sasthi festival of Lord Lingaraj with limited number of servitors.
As Bhubaneswar is expected to experience heavy rain accompanied by strong wind under the influence of the cyclonic storm from May 25, more emphasis is likely to be given on cleaning the drainage systems in the city.
The active caseload in Bhubaneswar has now climbed up to 12,273. Out of the new cases, 184 persons are in quarantine while the rest 967 are local contact cases.
Bhubaneswar: With Covid-19 spreading its tentacles far and wide across the State, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday has cautioned that it will be forced to take stern measures if…
Bhubaneswar: A day after the Orissa High Court restrained BMC from collecting enhanced holding tax, the State unit of Congress on Monday demanded that the civic body should return the…
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to break the chain of Covid-19 local infections in the Capital city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has initiated a special drive to collect data of…
Bhubaneswar: With a steady and rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases across the State especially in the Capital city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up…
Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of students of Utkal University blocked National Highway-16 near Vani Vihar Square on Friday morning protesting the decision of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to close the hostels…
Bhubaneswar: With the spurt in Covid-19 cases in the Capital City of Odisha which has triggered fears of a second wave infection, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday decided…
Bhubaneswar: In view of increase in COVID-19 positive cases, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday reduced the number of participants at marriage ceremonies to 100 while 50 persons will be…
Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now undertaken special measures to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 during the upcoming festivities. The move comes after steep hike in the number of new cases being reported from the city in the past few days. On Saturday, Khordha district reported highest 51 new Covid-19 cases in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the surge of Covid-19 cases in the Twin City, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday issued fresh guidelines for the upcoming Holi and Dola Purnima festivals. Earlier, the Odisha government on March 19 had issued restrictions on celebration of all kinds of functions related to “Dola Purnima” and Holi Festivals. The stipulations/restrictions […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid protests to revoke the hike in holding tax, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Sunday informed that buildings of the tax defaulters will be sealed. In a letter to the all zonal deputy commissioners (ZDCs), the BMC directed to initiate certificate cases, under the OPDR Act 162, against all the defaulters. “Steps may also […]
Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of BJP workers from Bhubaneswar district unit took out a rally in the capital city on Friday protesting the steep hike in the holding tax and demanded its revocation within a month. The saffron party workers took out a massive procession from Mausi Maa Square to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) office and submitted […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress on Tuesday threatened to gherao the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) office on March 15 if the revised holding taxes levied on the residents of the city are not withdrawn. Hundreds of Congress activists led by district president Biswajit Das and others staged a demonstration at Master Canteen Square today over hike in […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP on Friday came down heavily on the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) by drawing an equation of its holding tax with the Jizya tax. Jizya or jizyah is a per capita yearly taxation historically levied in the form of financial charge on permanent non-Muslim subjects of a state governed by […]
Bhubaneswar: The Jagara Jatra (Maha Shivaratri) celebrations at the famous Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar will be held with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday held a preparatory meeting with the representatives of the sevayat groups and trust bodies of the 11th century shrine to discuss the festival arrangements in […]
Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has prepared a roadmap to make the State capital free of beggars by rehabilitating the people involved in begging in the city. Moreover, BMC is also planning to shift homeless and destitute people to shelter homes. According to sources, BMC will initiate a drive under which it will identify […]
Bhubaneswar: With the first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine from Pune all set to reach Odisha today, preparations for the first phase Covid-19 vaccination drive scheduled to commence from January 16 reached final stages in the State capital. Speaking to media, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “We have prepared a […]
Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to run temporary shelters for homeless persons at government schools in the Capital city. In a letter to the Block Education Officer (BEO), the BMC stated that the State Housing and Urban Development Department ‘has instructed to run temporary shelter for homeless persons to avoid mishap in […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of the present Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday imposed restrictions on sailing of miniature boats in Bindusagar and other river ghats in the State capital city on the occasion of Kartika Purnima on 30th November 2020. The city administration has also imposed restriction on visiting of temples […]
Bhubaneswar: A contractual peon attached to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was on Wednesday disengaged from service following arrest after being caught red-handed with brown sugar. The peon was arrested by a drug task force of Commissionerate Police earlier today. Brown sugar weighing 7.64 grams, 40 grams of gold, cash of Rs 42,050, 5 cell phones […]