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Srimandir Funds in Yes Bank: BJD MPs meet FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Bhubaneswar: A team of BJD MPs led by Prasanna Acharya today met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss about the funds belonging to Puri Srimandir deposited in crisis-hit Yes Bank. During the meeting, the BJD MPs discussed the issue and urged Sitharaman to take steps to resolve it. In response, the Union Minister assured […]

Niti Aayog meet: Naveen demands to make natural calamity criteria for special status

New Delhi: While attending the 5th Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog in Delhi today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik proposed that natural calamity status be included as a criteria for granting “Special Category” status to Odisha. “As an interim measure, States hit by major natural calamities may be declared as ‘Special Focus States’ and […]

Modi-Naveen meet: All eyes on Odisha CM's demands  

Bhubaneswar: After the recently-concluded elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on June 11 in New Delhi during which the former may the reiterate Special Category Status and other long-standing demands for Odisha. The Odisha CM is expected to demand financial assistance for a […]

Modi meets ex-President Pranab Mukherjee  

New Delhi: Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Tuesday met former President Pranab Mukherjee here to seek his blessings after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recorded a landslide win in the Lok Sabha elections. In a tweet, Modi called Mukherjee a “statesman”. “Meeting PranabDa is always an enriching experience. His knowledge and insights are unparalleled. He […]

Trump says looking forward to meeting with N Korean leader Kim

Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he looks forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a day after Pyongyang warned of considering a change of approach if Washington maintains pressure. Trump’s response comes after Kim said in his New Year Speech that he wants good relations with the US but […]

BJD workers accused of thrashing BJP leader

Ganjam: BJP leader Pradip Patri was allegedly thrashed by BJD workers today during a public hearing meeting chaired by the Collector in Aska of Ganjam district. The incident took place at Dharakot panchayat samiti office following which Patri suffered injuries. Patri, who is the president of the Farmers’ cell of BJP’s Ghumsar organisational district, had […]

Dates for Snana Yatra, Niladri Bije finalised at SJTA-Chhatisha Nijog meeting

Puri: The dates for rituals like Snana Yatra and Niladri Bije  besides rituals to be held on lunar eclipse on July 27 in Srimandir were finalised at a meeting held between Chhatisha Nijog (apex body of temple servitors’ bodies) and members of Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Sunday. At the meeting, the servitors were also […]

Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore to attend summit with Donald Trump

Singapore: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore today for an unprecedented summit with Donald Trump, an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with the US president calling it a “one time shot” at peace. Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal — which has seen it subjected to several sets of […]

Trump to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12

  Washington: US President Donald Trump today announced that he will meet North Korea leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore for the historic meeting to discuss the denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula. “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both […]

Prafulla Mallick to attend mining ministers' meet in Goa today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick will attend the meeting of Mines Ministers at Panaji in Goa today. Ministers of around 21 mineral-rich States are scheduled to congregate there to discuss various issues related to mining. The meeting which will be chaired by Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar will would provide an appropriate […]

Naveen & Dharmendra meet, hopeful to resolve IOCL impasse

New Delhi: The meeting between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to resolve the stand-off on revenue sharing between the State government and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) at the Odisha Bhawan today ended with a positive note. Though no statement was made by either of the leaders on the outcome […]

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PCC chief, LoP meet Rahul today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Prasad Harichandan and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra met All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi this afternoon. According to sourece, they met the party president at his residence located at Toglak road. According to sources, Rahul hold discussion on the report submitted […]

Mahanadi row: Centre convenes Odisha-Chhattisgarh meeting on July 29

New Delhi: The Centre will convene a joint meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on July 29 to discuss the sharing of Mahanadi water, which has snowballed into a major row between the two neighbouring states after Chhattisgarh embarked on a host of projects in the upper catchments of Mahanadi. The announcement about the Centre-brokered meeting […]

Kandhamal firing: NCSC meeting today

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Taking serious note of the Kandhamal firing incident which claimed the lives of five innocent villagers, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) will hold an important meeting in Delhi on Thursday. According to sources, Odisha Home secretary Asit Tripathy, DGP KB Singh and SC/ST secretary Surendra Kumar have been asked to […]

Opp not happy with officials’ visit, urges CM to visit Kandhamal

Phulbani/Bhubaneswar: Not happy with the decision of chief minister Naveen Patnaik to send four senior officials to Kandhamal district, the Opposition today said the chief minister should have personally visited the backward district to understand the plight of the people. “The chief minister must visit the district. Why he (Naveen Patnaik), any chief minister, who […]

Clash at Congress meet leaves two injured

Bhadrak: The simmering intra-party tensions in the Congress boiled over in the form of a group clash during a party meeting at Bhadrak this morning. According to reports, a constituency-wise panchayat members’ meeting in the presence of PCC president Prasad Harichadan and AICC secretary and Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad was underway at the Town Hall […]

Climbing Taladhwaja: Arrested devotee forwarded to court

Puri: A devotee from Gujarat arrested by the Police yesterday for climbing the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra was forwarded to the court today. According to reports, Dipesh Shah, a businessman from Ahmadabad had climbed the Taladhwaja chariot of Lord Balabhadra in the wee hours July 8. After having the darshan of the Lord, he […]

Jagamohan repair row: High level meeting today

Puri: A high level meeting will be held at the Sri Jagannath Temple Administraton (SJTA) office hereon Wednesday to discuss the repair of Jagmohan, the chamber facing the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri, which has got delayed because of a tug of war between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the […]

Search Committee meeting for Food Commission held

Bhubaneswar: The first meeting of the Search Committee for the setting up of Food Commission in the state was held at Secretariat here on Thursday. The meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of chief secretary Aditya Padhi, revealed that as many as 27 persons have applied for post of chairman of the commission. According […]

SIT meeting on black money today

Cuttack: The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money will hold a meeting here today. To be chaired by Vice Chairman of the team Jusitice Arijit Pasayat. the meeting will be attended by senior officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED), Income Tax department, Mines department and Crime Branch. The concerned officials will submit […]

Minister takes stock of preparations for Matriculation exams

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to conduct the ensuing annual Maticulation Examination smoothly, a meeting chaired by School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra was held at state secretariat here on Thursday. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the School and Mass Education minister said, “We reviewed the preparation for the Matric examination to be held […]