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Panchayat polls: BJP makes inroads into BJD bastion

Bhubaneswar: The outcome of the first phase Panchayat polls in Odisha the unofficial results of which was declared yesterday, has become more disconcerting for the ruling BJD as the BJP, its erstwhile ally, has made inroads into its bastion. As per the unofficial results, out of the four Zilla Parishad seats in Narasinghpur block in […]

WRI India to provide hassle-free traffic, better intra-city transport in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: To ensure hassle-free traffic and better intra-city transport service, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Resources Institute (WRI) India. “Initially we will focus on four sectors such as public transport through city buses, ‘Street for All’ or ‘Complete Street Programme’ (safety measures on main roads […]

Demolition of illegal apartments a distant dream

Bhubaneswar: Though the announcement made by Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo in the State Assembly on Friday that the state government will demolish 195 apartments constructed illegally in the capital city, the fact remains that this is not the first time that such announcement has been made by the minister of the concerned […]

Rs 30k cr for development of cities in 5 yrs, says Pushpendra

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is expecting to spend Rs 30,000 crore for the development of cities in the state in five-seven years, said Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo on Friday. Speaking at Smart City seminar at Make In Odisha conclave here, Singhdeo said, “Rs 7,100 crore will be spent on 86 projects in […]

Students Congress activists demand arrest of two ministers; scuffle with police

Bhubaneswar: Demanding the arrest of Panchayati Raj and Law minister Arun Sahu and Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo for their alleged nexus with tainted doctor Motilal Gouda, arrested for a fraud worth lakhs when he was assistant director of Factories and Boilers, Students Congress activists scuffled with the police here today. Hundreds of […]

Nodal officer appointed to monitor drive against dengue

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack/Barbil: Concerned over the alarming spread of dengue in Odisha, the state government today appointed a senior IAS officer as nodal officer to monitor measures to monitor the drive against the water borne disease. A decision to this effect was taken at a joint meeting of the Health and Family Welfare and Housing and Urban […]

Water not only reason behind spread of jaundice, says Govt

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Spread of jaundice in different parts of the State is not because of contaminated drinking water, Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo told the Assembly today. Replying to queries from concerned members of both ruling and opposition parties, the minister said the government has chalked out plans to provide pure drinking water to people throughout […]