Tag: Government

Govt School headmaster assaulted, tonsured for misbehaving with girl students

Mayurbhanj: Locals in Morda area of the district Thursday assaulted the headmaster of a government school physically and later tonsured him for allegedly misbehaving with the girl students of the school. The matter came to fore after the girl students informed their parents about the incident which happened on January 29, leading to a massive […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Hassles in procurement forcing Odisha farmers to sell paddy in neighbouring states

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in Odisha are opting to sell their paddy in neighbouring states as delay in opening of mandis and alleged harassment by rice millers have made the paddy procurement process cumbersome. According to sources, as mandis did not open, farmers in Bahalda of Mayurbhanj and Jaleswar, Bhogarai and Basta of Balasore districts are selling […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Patient in BSKY advert claims to have never received assistance from Odisha govt

Nuapada: While the State government is busy putting up banners and hoardings of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) claiming to provide free healthcare coverage to all, some beneficiaries have claimed that they have not received even a penny under the scheme. One glaring example is Lakshman Kumbhar, a heart patient from Bhela village of Nuapada […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Odisha govt earmarks 30 acre land for 2nd campus of RD Women's University

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has earmarked 30 acres of land for the setting up of second campus of Rama Devi Women’s University in Gothapatna on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das informed during the inauguration ceremony of the 400-bed girls’ hostel ‘Annapurna’. “Around 30 acres of land have been allotted near prestigious […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Modicare vs Bijucare: BJP, BJD engage in war of words

Bhubaneswar: The tug of war between the ruling-BJD in Odisha and BJP-led NDA government at centre over their own universal healthcare coverage programs is intensifying each passing day. Declining Centre’s Ayushman Bharat, Odisha government has already launched its own Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena today claimed that the Central […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Odisha government allays fears after first swine flu case

Bhubaneswar: After this year’s first swine flu case was reported from a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, the Odisha government was quick to allay fears citing that it is well prepared. Director of Health Services, Braja Kishore Brahma said that there is no need to panic as vaccines to counter the disease are adequately available. While […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
'Debt-ridden' farmer ends life in Jajpur

Jajpur: A debt-ridden farmer of Mangrajpur village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur district allegedly committed suicide late last night by hanging himself with a rope from a tree in the backyard of his house. The deceased, identified as Gauranga Bala was under mental stress as he was unable to repay loan. He had reportedly taken […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Boats ferrying people at Talachua Ghat flout norms

Kendrapara: Boats engaged in ferrying people from Talachua Ghat in Rajanagar block of Kendrapara district have been found violating the norms laid down by the government. Boats which have a stipulated capacity of 25 to 30 people are ferrying more than 100 people putting the life of passengers at grave danger. The locals have claimed […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Shops, establishments get 15-day deadline for Odia signboards

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has directed shops and commercial establishments to display their signboards in Odia language within next 15 days. A high-level meeting regarding this was held under the chairmanship of Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan in the state capital on Tuesday. The Odisha Assembly in May this year passed the Odisha Shops and Commercial […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
‘Good books, good post': To what extent Odisha bureaucrats enjoy govt patronage

Bhubaneswar: It seems that efficiency is not the sole benchmark for Odisha government while allotting departments to several IAS officers, rather some handpicked ones are now being given noticeable preference. Be it Hemant Sharma, Vishal Dev, G. Mathi Vathanan, Ashok Meena or Krishan Kumar – these officers have been conspicuously bestowed with two or more […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Odisha govt slammed after slip in ease of doing business rankings

Bhubaneswar: After Odisha slipped to 14th position in Ease of Doing Business rankings, Opposition parties have launched an all-out attack on the government accusing it of neglecting the State. “The state government has not been able to provide any support in terms of raw material availability and it doesn’t have any specific set of rules […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha orders crackdown on over-the-counter sale of prescription-only drugs

Bolangir: In a crackdown on sale of medicines without prescriptions, Odisha government has given orders to constitute squads and conduct raids to curb such practice. In the absence of awareness on deadly consequences of buying prescription-only drugs over the counter, such illegal practice is rampant and posing a serious threat. According to sources, most of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Notify hockey as national game: Dhyan Chand’s son to govt

Bhubaneswar: Ashok Kumar, son of hockey legend Dhyan Chand on Saturday rallied behind the ongoing demand to notify hockey as the national game of the country. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Kumar who himself is a former hockey player also lashed out at the Union government for failing to provide adequate funds to improve […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Strike demanding sub-division status for Banpur disrupts normal life

  Khurda: Normal life remained affected in Balugaon and Banpur blocks in the district today due to a six-hour bandh called by the Balugaon-Banpur-Chilika action committee demanding sub-division status for Banpur. As part of the strike, protesters were seen picketing at multiple locations even as government offices, private establishments and shops remained closed. However, vehicular […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Tough time for commuters as autos, taxis stay off roads

Bhubaneswar: Passengers across the state were seen having a harrowing time as auto-rickshaws and taxis have kept off roads since 6 am today as part of the 12-hour strike called by different associations of auto rickshaw and taxi drivers. More than 1.35 lakh auto-rickshaws and 10,000 taxis have joined the strike demanding social and financial […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021