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Tag: Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi

Justice For Mamita: Protestors Pelt Eggs At Another Odisha Minister’s Car In Kalahandi
Justice For Mamita: Protestors Pelt Eggs At Another Odisha Minister’s Car In Kalahandi

Earlier today, some protestors belonging to Opposition parties pelted eggs at the Women & Child Development Minister Tukuni Sahu's car during her visit to Narla in Kalahandi. The workers waved black flags and hurled eggs at the vehicle carrying Sahu while she was returning from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's programme

Let Tourists Be Our Brand Ambassadors: Odisha Tourism Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is rebranding its tourism to get the most out of the coastal heaven. It is organizing Eco Retreat programs at various tourist spots. The idea is to let the world explore the unexplored under the tagline “India’s best kept secret”. In an exclusive interview with IANS, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Minister (State) Tourism […]

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Odisha: Blue Flag Unfurled At Puri Golden Beach

Puri: The Golden Beach at Puri was formally accorded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ tag on Monday with the unfurling of the Blue Flag and the Tricolour on the beach. The Union Minister of Forest and Environment, Prakash Javadekar flagged off the programme over virtual mode, announcing Blue Flag tag formally to the Golden Beach. Odisha’s […]

Complaint Lodged Against Two Odisha Ministers For Violating COVID 19 Guidelines
Complaint Against 2 Odisha Ministers For Allegedly Attending Funeral Despite Being COVID19 Positive

Bhubaneswar: A complaint has been filed against Odisha School and Mass Education minister Samir Ranjan Dash and Tourism minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi at Kharvel Nagar Police station on Saturday for violating COVID19 guidelines. According to sources, convenor of Jagannath Sena, Priyadarshan Patnaik lodged the complaint against the two ministers for attending the funeral of MLA […]

Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi Tests Positive For COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi has been tested positive for Covid-19. Panigrahi is the fourth minister from the State to have contracted the virus. Taking to Twitter, Panigrahi informed about the development and urged the people, who have come in contact with him, to undergo COVID-19 test and stay in isolation. […]

Decision To Remove Sand From Inside Konark Temple After Report: Union Minister

Puri: UNESCO, in its website describes Konark Sun temple as, “On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot.” However, the centuries old temple’s structural integrity needs protection and for the purpose, the National […]

Odisha Seeks Center's Support For Tourism Growth

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday sought the Center’s support in formulating a policy for the growth of tourism that will enable cross-flow of tourists among eastern Indian states. A strong plea for Center’s supports in working out a comprehensive tourism package was made by Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi at the two-day National […]

Column: Even Symbolic Gestures Are Important

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Newspapers have reported about tourism minister, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi standing in a queue with other patients at the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Bolangir, recently to consult doctors for an orthopaedic problem. The minister, who was on a visit to the hospital to review the facilities as part of state […]

Odisha Minister Stands In Queue At Hospital To Avail Services

Bolangir: It was nothing less than a surprise for people at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir when they spotted Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi in a long queue to get a ticket for a check up. It turned out that the Minister was on a visit to the hospital to review […]

'Hosting Guests on Govt Funds': Opposition Parties Turn Heat On Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties including the BJP and the Congress on Thursday created ruckus in Odisha Assembly and targeted the State Tourism and Culture Minister, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi for allegedly taking his personal guests to attend the ‘Odisha Tourism Road Show at Hyderabad’ on government expenses. The road show was held on October 4, 2019 and […]

Rs 46 Lakh For A Gate! Scam In Development Of Atibadi Jagannath Das' Birthplace?

Puri: The Tourism and Culture Department of Odisha government is sanctioning crores of rupees for the renovation, modernisation and maintenance of tourist locations and places of historical importance in the State. However, allegations of such funds being misutilised & embezzled have surfaced. The State government had reportedly sanctioned Rs 46.14 lakh for the modernisation, renovation […]

Odisha Ministers submit first month report cards to CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Several State Ministers submitted their first monthly report cards of their respective departments to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. Earlier on June 5, Patnaik had directed his ministers to submit monthly report cards mentioning steps taken by their departments for implementing promises made in BJD’s election manifesto.The ministers were told to submit their monthly […]

'Balasore, Bhadrak to become tourism hubs'

Balasore: In order to attract more numbers of national and international tourists to Bhadrak and Balasore, the two districts will soon be turned into tourism hubs, said Odisha’s Tourism minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi here on Sunday. The Semulia MLA, after being sworn-in as Minister of Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, today visited Panchalingeswar temple […]