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Tag: Chairman

Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal Appointed National School Of Drama Chairman

New Delhi: Veteran actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed the new chairman of National School of Drama (NSD). The prestigious institute announced the news on Thursday on its verified Twitter account. “We are glad to inform Hon’ble President of India @rashtrapatibhvn has appointed renowned actor & Padma Shri @sirpareshrawal as chairman of @nsd_india. NSD family […]

SpiceJet to begin flight services from Jharsuguda airport from March 31

Jharsuguda: SpiceJet will begin its flight services to three places from Jharsuguda airport from March 31 for which sale of online tickets began from today. The private airlines will kick off its service in the routes Jharsuguda-Delhi, Jharsuguda-Hyderabad and Jharsuguda-Kolkata, informed Chairman of SpiceJet Ajay Singh during a press conference which was also attended by […]

Odisha made significant progress, yet lot needs to be done: Finance Commission

Bhubaneswar: Following an interactive session with the Odisha government and other important stakeholders here in Bhubaneswar, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, Nand Kishore Singh today drew a few broad conclusions from his discussions and stated that though Odisha has made significant progress in various sectors, a lot more needs to be done to bring […]

UPSC civil services main exam 2019
Candidates can now withdraw from UPSC exams; read to know more

New Delhi: Claiming that only half of the over 10 lakh aspirants who apply for civil services exam actually write the test, the UPSC Monday said it has decided to allow the candidates to withdraw from the examination, according to an official statement. The arrangement will be implemented beginning with Engineering Services Examination, 2019, it […]

Elon Musk steps down as Chairman of Tesla

Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla Inc. for three years and pay a $20 million fine in a deal with the stock market regulatory authority, Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) to resolve securities fraud charges. The S.E.C. announced the deal on Saturday two days after it sued Musk in federal […]

Harivansh vs Hariprasad: Battle ground set for RS Deputy Chairman post

New Delhi: The stage is set for an electoral battle on Thursday between NDA’s Harivansh Narayan Singh and joint opposition candidate B.K. Hariprasad for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman. The candidates filed their nomination papers on Wednesday before Rajya Sabha Secretary General Desh Deepak Verma. The post fell vacant after P.J. Kurien retired […]

Kuna Tripathy takes charge as OFDC chairman

  Bhubaneswar: Actor Kuna Tripathy officially took charge as the chairman of the Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) today. Kuna, best known for hosting OTV’s popular news spoof program ‘News-Fuse’, said that steps will be taken for the development of Odisha film industry and very soon a film policy will also be introduced. Revival of […]

FILE PHOTO: Powell testifies on his nomination to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington
US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chair

Washington: US Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. In a bipartisan vote of 85-12, senators approved Powell to lead the central bank in a term of four years. Powell is to succeed current Fed chair Janet Yellen when her terms expires on February 3, reports Xinhua. Powell […]

Bindra steps down as chairman of sports ministry's TOP committee

New Delhi: Beijing Olympic Games gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Friday resigned as the chairman of the sports ministry’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP). In a letter posted on his official Twitter handle, the Indian shooter announced his decision and said he will now focus on private projects and expanding his Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centres […]

UGC acting head's term extended by 3 months

New Delhi: Still looking to fill the post of University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has extended the term of V.S. Chauhan, the officiating head of the Commission, a ministry official confirmed. Chauhan, whose stay has been extended by three months now, has been the acting Chairman of the […]

NCST chief assesses status of tribal rehabilitation by RSP

Rourkela: Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Nand Kumar Sai made ground zero assessment on the progress of rehabilitation and resettlement of tribals displaced by the Rourkela Steel Plant. Sai held meetings with various tribal organisations and government officials and was briefed on the status of land evicted for the purpose of expansion, land […]

new CBEC chairman
Vanaja Sarna CBEC's new Chairman

New Delhi: Vanaja N. Sarna on Friday was appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), following retirement from service of incumbent Najib Shah, an official statement said. “Sarna, presently holding the charge as Member (Administration), has been appointed as Chairman, CBEC. She is taking over on superannuation of Najib Shah […]

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Manohar to remain ICC Chairman

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that Chairman Shashank Manohar has agreed to defer his recent resignation following an ICC Board resolution to request him to remain in the post “until the ongoing process relating to governance and financial restructuring are completed”. ICC said in a release that Manohar, who quit on March […]

Rural polls
Election to Panchayat Samiti Chairman post to be held in Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: The election to the post of panchayat samiti chairman will be held today across Odisha today. Barring seven panchayat samitis, notably Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district, Bhabanipatna of Kalahandi distcrit, Rengali of Sambalpur, Parjang of Dhenkanal, Kolabira and Laikera of Jahrsuguda, Belapada of Bolangir district elections will be held at 307 blocks across the state. […]

HC stays ZP chairman election in Malkangiri, Nuapada dists

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court on Friday issued a stay order on the Zilla Parishad chairman elections in Malkangiri and Nuapada districts till further order. The HC order came following an appeal by a ZP candidate of Malkangiri district not to hold the elections for ZP chairman posts as polling could not be conducted in […]

Rajesh Verma
Rajesh Verma appointed as Principal Secy to CM

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today effected a minor reshuffle in the senior IAS cadre and appointed Rajesh Verma as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. “I will work hard to give best services to the people,” Sharma told the media. An Odisha cadre IAS officer of 1987 batch, Verma replaced UN Behera who took oath as […]

UN Behera
UN Behera takes oath as OERC chairman

Bhubaneswar: Retired IAS officer UN Behera was administered oath of office and secrecy as the new chairman of Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) by Governor SC Jamir at the Raj Bhawan here today. Agriculture Production Commissioner Gagan Kumar Dhal, Principal Secretary Home Asit Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Energy, Rajesh Verma, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, GVV Sarma, […]

Nalco to ink MoU with Utkal Varsity for infra development

Bhubaneswar: As part of its industry-institution interaction programme, Public Sector Aluminium major Nalco will sign a MoU with Utkal University for all-round development including infrastructure and intellectual development and provide a platform to students, teachers and researchers for their innovative ideas through a dedicated web portal. This was announced by Nalco CMD Tapan Kumar Chand […]

dhenkanal bypoll
By-poll for Dhenkanal Municipality chairman today

Dhenkanal: The by-poll for the post of chairman of the Dhenkanal Municipality will be held today. All political parties will give their candidates for the seats reserved for scheduled tribes (STs). As per the schedule, filing of nomination would be held at the premises of the Municipality office at 10 am while the voting would […]

CB arrests chairman of Oscar chit fund firm in Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch sleuths arrested Oscar chit fund company chairman Prabhas Rout from Delhi on charges of duping gullible chit fund investors. The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the state probe agency is bringing Rout back to Odisha on remand for further interrogation, said BK Sharma, Special DG, Crime Branch. Addressing media about the development, […]

Jagmohan repair: GC Mitra quits as ASI core committee chairman

Bhubaneswar: Archeological Survey of India (ASI) technical core committee chairman GC Mitra, who is looking after the repair work of Jagamohan, the chamber facing the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, resigned from his post on Saturday. According to sources, Mitra has sent his resignation letter to ASI DG and the superintendent. Though […]