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Concerns Raised Over Operation Of Centres Of Excellence In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the functioning of centres of excellence under different varsities of Odisha, the Higher Education Department today held a meeting with the vice-chancellors of different government universities and officials of the World Bank. During the meeting, Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra sought information on the utilisation of funds received from the World Bank […]

Govt appoints Defence Secy, Secy to Lokpal, Secy in defence production dept

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday appointed Ajay Kumar as Defence Secretary, Brij Kumar Agarwal as Secretary to the Lokpal and Subash Chandra as Secretary of Department of Defence Production. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the appointments. Kumar, who has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Defence […]

'Chakada' returns to haunt Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: After crops in over 1.10 lakh acres of farmland across the state were affected due to brown plant hoppers last year, farmers expected that the Odisha government would come up with plans to prevent such pest attack. However, it seems that the government has learnt nothing from the ‘Chakada (brown plant hopper)’ menace that […]

CM reviews welfare schemes: Secretaries submit report for 3 districts

Bhubaneswar: As per the recent decision of the State government to supervise high priority schemes, three secretaries have submitted a review report on the progress of various ongoing developmental works in Malkangiri, Nuapada and Bhadrak districts. At a meeting held at the Secretariat here on Friday, assigned secretaries Vishal Gagan, Deoranjan Kumar Singh and Chitra […]

Reshuffle in top bureaucracy, Srinivas new Corporate Affairs Secretary

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday made 13 high-level bureaucratic changes, appointing Ajay Narayan Jha as Secretary, Department of Expenditure in the Finance Ministry and Injeti Srinivas as Secretary, Corporate Affairs Ministry. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet also approved appointment of Health Secretary C. K. Mishra as Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change […]

US health secretary resigns over private jet trips

Washington: US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday, said the White House. Price offered his resignation earlier Friday and President Donald Trump accepted, White House Press Secretary said in a statement. “The President intends to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve as Acting Secretary, effective at 11.59 p.m. […]

Odisha govt effects major reshuffle of OAS officers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha govt today effected a major reshuffle in OAS officers level appointing senior officer Rudra Prasana Sahu as joint secretary of Board of Revenue and Saroj Patel as joint secretary of Panchayatiraj department. Similarly, Manoj Padhi was posted as the deputy secretary of Sports and Youth Affairs department. Judhistir Nayak became Additional District Magistrate […]

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Odia bureaucrat Anant Nanda appointed secretary of Postal Dept

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Anant Narayan Nanda was on Saturday appointed as the secretary of Department of Posts. Nanda belongs to Balasore district of Odisha. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved his appointment, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. He has been appointed in place of Boyapati Venkat Sudhakar, […]

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Campaigning for 2nd phase Panchayat polls ends in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A total of 53,62,814 voters in 29 districts of Odisha would exercise their franchise in the second phase three-tier Panchayat polls on Wednesday. Informing this to the media here, State Election Commission (SEC) secretary Rabindranath Sahu said campaigning for the second phase Panchayat Polls has ended at 7 PM today. “Elections will be held […]

Ballot papers to be used in Panchayat polls: SEC

Bhubaneswar: With the first phase Panchayat elections in Odisha scheduled to kick off tomorrow morning, the State Election Commission (SEC) today briefed voting method to the new voters and those who have not fully understood the method of exercising their franchise. Talking to media persons here, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said unlike the voting which […]

BJP alleges rampant irregularities in voter list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP today alleged that there have been rampant irregularities in the voter list in Odisha by the government machinery. Talking to media persons here, BJP State vice president Samir Mohanty claimed that he has come to know about such irregularities during his recent tour to Balasore district. “I have arrived here today […]

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Molestation of lady Inspector: CCTV footage to be sent for forensic test

Cuttack: Close on the heels of the alleged molestation of a lady Inspector of the Odisha Crime Branch by two public prosecutors inside the lift of the Orissa High Court building on February 7, the Commissionerate Police today said it would send the CCTV footage of the incident for forensic test. Meanwhile, Lalbag Police has […]

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Tarabha youth murder: Prime accused taken on two-day remand

Dhenkanal/Bhubaneswar: Dhenkanal Police on Monday took Byamokesh Biswal, prime accused in the murder of Salman Rout of Tarabha village, on a two-day remand for interrogation. Informing this to the media persons at the district headquarters here, Dhenkanal SP Basant Kumar Panigrahi said on the basis of the complaint lodged by the opposite party for ransacking […]

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Odisha backs 2nd T20 World Cup for the Blind

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has assured support for the ongoing 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind that is being held in 10 cities across India between January 28 and February 12. Commissioner cum Secretary, State Sports and Youth Services department, Vishal Dev has extended full-fledged support to the Cricket Association for the Blind […]

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Over 3000 enthusiasts take part in Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon, the only professional run of the city organised by the steel major in association with State Sports and Youth Services department witnessed participation of nearly 3200 enthusiasts in the capital city here today. The crowned winners were felicitated by Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda and other […]