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Appointment of BJD Advisors With Special Ranks Irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday conferred Minister of State (MoS), principal secretary and chief secretary ranks on the newly-appointed advisors to various key departments. A total of 11 BJD leaders were appointed as advisors last month. While the MoS status has been accorded to six department advisors, one got the rank of chief secretary […]

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5 Officers, Including A Joint Secy And 3 Dy Secretaries, Appointed In PMO

New Delhi: In a series of appointments, the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) inducted five officers, including a joint secretary, three deputy secretaries and a director on Friday. The development follows the appointment of P K Sinha as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the PMO. Sinha superannuated as cabinet secretary on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra […]

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Misra An Outstanding Officer, Says Modi

New Delhi: Nripendra Misra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s key aide for five years, is on his way out of the PMO after expressing desire to step down. However, the PM has requested him to continue for another two weeks. The 1967 batch retired IAS officer is the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. Misra was […]

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Immediately cut down stay, return as soon as possible: JK Govt to tourists, Amarnath Yatris

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday asked Amarnath Yatris and tourists to immediately make necessary arrangements to cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake of intelligence inputs of “specific terror threats” to the pilgrimage. The Principal Secretary (Home) issued a security advisory, saying pilgrims […]

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Cyclone Fani: PM Modi reviews preparedness; issues directions

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review preparedness for cyclone Fani, which is going to hit Odisha and some other eastern coastal states on Friday, and instructed senior officers of the union government to ensure preventive measures and effective relief and rescue operations. At the meeting, he directed the […]

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Odisha govt launches 'Fasal Surakhya Abhiyaan' to curb pest menace

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to protect crops from pest attack, the Odisha government has launched ‘Fasal Surakhya Abhiyaan’- a programme under which ‘Pest Scouts’ will be deployed in all the affected areas for about 30 to 45 days. Principal Secretary of Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Employment (AFE) has written a letter to all the […]

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Odisha makes GPS mandatory for vehicles carrying PDS items

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of rampant theft of public distribution system (PDS) items, the Odisha government has decided to install Global Positioning System (GPS) in each vehicle carrying these items from the depot. A decision to this effect was taken at a review meeting of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department presided over by Principal […]

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Fiscal deficit of Odisha well within limits: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: Chief  Secretary Aditya Padhi today said the fiscal deficit of Odisha is well within the limits. “The fiscal deficit is well within the permissible limit of 3.5 percent of GSDP. The present level of fiscal deficit is around 2 percent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). The debt and GSDP ratio of the State […]

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Odisha gears up to provide banking service in unbanked GPs

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the insurmountable difficulties faced by the people, especially in the rural areas, due to the effect of demonetisation, the Odisha government has decided to expedite the process to provide banking service in the unbanked rural areas. A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting presided over by […]

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Odisha targets construction of 5864 km PMGSY roads in current fiscal

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to complete construction of 5864 km of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in 2016-17 fiscal. A decision to this effect was taken at a high level review meeting presided over by chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat here today. The chief secretary asked […]

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Malkangiri encounter: Forces asked to stay on high alert in Koraput, Kalahandi

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the death of 24 cadre Maoists in an encounter with the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Police in the cutoff areas of Malkangiri district on October 24, the Odisha Home department has asked the Central forces and the Special Operation Group (SOG) to remain on high alert in the undivided […]

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All data on CCTNS intranet by Mar 31

Bhubaneswar: To help police in tracking down criminal elements in the shortest possible time, the Odisha government has decided to upload all data relating to all crimes and criminal activities in the intranet network of the State Police under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project. A decision to this effect was taken […]