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Tag: Odisha News

Ropeway Service At Hirakud Brings Cheers To Tourists

Sambalpur: Sightseeing at the famous Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur has now become even more delightful thanks to the much-awaited ropeway service which was thrown open for public on Thursday. After years of delay since the commencement of the project in April, 2016, the ropeway service was finally rolled out by the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation with […]

Asit Tripathy
Odisha Chief Secy Directs For 'Home-Stay Policy' Near Wildlife Sanctuaries & Eco-Destinations

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has directed the Tourism and the Forest department to prepare a ‘Home-Stay policy’ near identified wildlife sanctuaries and eco-destinations, officials said. In the meeting of the Eco-Tourism Board on Wednesday, chief secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy said eco-tourism would be developed along professional lines through the creation of market demand and private sector linkages. […]

Relief For Odisha Teachers! MDM Programme To Be Managed By Women SHGs

Bhubaneswar: In a much needed respite for teachers, the government of Odisha has decided to release them from the responsibility of mid-day meal (MDM) management and engage women self help groups (WSHGs) instead. As per reports, initially, MDM programme in the schools with strength of 100 students or above would be managed by WSHGs. The […]

Adjournment Motion Ruckus
Odisha Legislators Allege Industries Not Hiring Locals

Bhubaneswar: Members of Odisha Assembly cutting across party lines on Wednesday alleged that the industries operating in the state were not hiring local youths. The issue cropped up during the Zero Hour of the Assembly when members of the ruling BJD and opposition BJP and the Congress alleged that the companies were ignoring the state […]

Sugar Production Not Commercially Viable In Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Production of sugar was not commercially viable in Odisha and it has to depend on other states to meet its annual requirement, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Ranendra Pratap Swain said on Wednesday. Odisha requires 2.21 lakh metric tonnes of sugar annually and only two of the eight sugar mills are operational in […]

Odisha Man Gets 10-Yr Imprisonment For Raping Divyang Girl

Gajapati District & Session Judge Court on Monday convicted and awarded 10-year jail term to one Anant Paik for raping a divyang girl multiple times in Serang area of Gajapati district.

Ganja Cultivation Worth Around Rs 15 Crore Destroyed In Odisha

Phulbani: A joint team of Phulbani Sadar police and excise department officials destroyed ganja cultivation worth around Rs 15 crore on Monday. Acting on a tip-off about ganja cultivation, the cops along with excise officials conducted raids at two forests near Pakadei and Dadaganda villages under Bilabadi panchayat and destroyed hemp plantation on around 150 […]

Dibya-Shankar-Mishra Jagatsinghpur rape
43 Died In Police Custody, 165 Killed In Encounter In Last 10 Years In Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State in the last 10 years. Minister of State for Home, Dibya Shankar Mishra said this in the Assembly while replying to the questions of BJP […]

Odisha Assembly Passes Supplementary Budget

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Monday passed the first supplementary budget of Rs 8,126.32 crore for the 2019-20 financial year after a debate. The supplementary budget was passed in the voice vote allowing the state government to spend Rs 8,126.32 crore from the consolidated fund. With the passage of the supplementary statement of expenditure in […]

Meet Lady Newspaper Hawker Of Odisha With An Inspiring Journey

Rourkela: Not just all seasons of the year, but she has somewhat managed to stand tall in the face of adversities in seasons of her life with her indomitable spirit. Meet Kishori Jena, a middle-aged woman of Rourkela who has now become a newsmaker from news seller, thanks to her nearly two-decades of inspiring journey […]

Former MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra's Daughter Joins BJD

Bhubaneswar: Former MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra’s daughter Sikta Pati has joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), party sources said. Welcoming her on Saturday, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said she would work to strengthen the party, they said. Pati was the secretary-general of Odisha Jan Morcha (OJM), a party formed by Mohapatra following […]

Woman, Daughter Killed After Being Hit By Train In Odisha

Jajpur: A woman and her daughter died after being run over by Howrah-Puri Passenger train near Jajpur Road railway station in the district on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Kathi Rana (60) and her daughter Gurubari Rana (34) of Chandama village under Korei police limits. On being informed by locals, a team of […]

Govt Keeping A Close Watch On Onion Price: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday said it was keeping a close watch on markets as the price of onions has reached Rs 80 per kg. Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Ranendra Pratap Swain told reporters here that the government has opened 284 fair price shops in different parts of the state for supply of […]

Odisha Villagers Oppose Crackdown On Ganja Cultivation

Berhampur: Locals of remote Khajuripadar village under Badagada Police limits of Ganjam district today opposed the destruction of ganja cultivation near their village by the police and Excise department officials. Sources said, following a directive from the Ganjam District Collector, a joint team comprising Ganjam DSP, Aska SDPO, Excise officials of Sorada, Forest officials, officials […]

Norms On School Bag Weight Not Followed In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Central government last year issued directives to reduce the weight of school bags, many children in several schools across Odisha are still forced to carry heavier bags. Recently, a report submitted by the District Project Coordinator (DPC) of Khurda claimed that almost all the private schools in the district have been […]

Reshuffle In Odisha Fire Services Department

Bhubaneswar: A day after appointing Sunil Ray as the Director General of Fire Service and Home Guards, Odisha government on Thursday withdrew the additional charge given to Maheswar Swain as Chief Fire Officer of the Fire Prevention Wing of the Directorate of Fire Services, Cuttack. A notification issued by the home department also said that […]

Odisha Hopes Its New Film Policy Will Boost Tourism Sector

Panaji: A senior Odisha government official on Thursday said the state’s new Film Policy providing incentives for movie shootings will boost tourist footfalls. The policy has been designed to increase tourist arrivals in Odisha and revive the key industry, said Nitin Jawale, Managing Director, Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC). In March this year, the Odisha […]

Odisha Signs MoUs To Improve Urban Service Delivery System

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to transform urban service delivery system in the state. The Housing and Urban Development department signed MoUs with e-gov Foundation, Janagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, and Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation. The E-gov foundation of Nandan Nilekani and Srikanth Nadhamuni will provide […]

Odisha Man Accused Of Killing Wife Commits Suicide In Police Custody

Keonjhar: A man accused of beating his wife to death allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a piece of cloth in lock-up inside Barbil Police Station this morning. The Additional SP of Investigating Unit on Crime Against Women (IUCAW) has been directed to initiate an investigation in connection with the incident and submit a […]

Emar Mutt Chief Yet To Hand Over Charges To Trust Board

Puri: Chief of the Emar Mutt (Mahanta) Rajgopal Ramanuj Das on Tuesday skipped the meeting of the five-member trust board, constituted to look after the mutt’s religious services rendered to Sri Jagannath temple and its own festivities besides management of its property. The five-member body comprising Mahant of Jhanjapita Mutt Sachidanand Das, Researcher on Jagannath […]

Congress MLA Blows Flying Kiss To Speaker In Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati evoked peals of laughter in the Assembly on Tuesday when he blew a flying kiss to Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro after being allowed to raise issues faced by his constituency. The Jeypore MLA, who was the first to ask questions in the House, clarified that he did not mean to […]

15.65 Lakh Cases Pending In Different Courts In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 15.65 lakh cases were pending for disposal in different courts in Odisha including 1,50,938 cases in the High Court, state Law Minister Pratap Jena informed the Assembly on Tuesday. Jena said this while replying to written questions in the Assembly. The minister said that while 14,14,745 cases were pending in the […]

Odisha Farmers Stand Firm Against Token System Despite Collector's Intervention

Sambalpur/ Bargarh: Intensifying agitation against the introduction of centralised token system for procurement of paddy in the current kharif season, hundreds of irate farmers in Bargarh barged into the Collectorate and locked the main gate demanding intervention of the Collector. Following a discussion with the leaders of the farming community, the Collector said that the […]

Kamal Haasan Receives Honorary Doctorate At Odisha Varsity

Bhubaneswar: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan was on Tuesday conferred an honorary doctorate by Odisha’s Centurion University of Technology and Management for his contribution to the Indian cinema. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presented the doctorate degree (honoris causa) to Haasan at a special function here. “Haasan is a legend who has served the nation throughout his […]

Muslim Woman Threatens Self-Immolation Over Husband's Third Marriage

Jajpur: Police today registered a case against one Imran Khan of Panikoili area in the district following a complaint by a woman who claims to be his legally wedded second wife. Seeking action against her husband, victim Sabina alleged that Imran has married another woman without divorcing her officially. Reportedly, Sabina met Jajpur SP Charan […]