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Tag: Suresh Mohapatra

Omicron Threat In Odisha
Omicron Threat: Top Odisha Health Official On Testing & Surveillance

Amidst the threat of ‘Omicron’ variant of Covid-19 in the state, the Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Thursday informed about the steps taken by the state government to tackle the spread.

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Strict Observance Of Protocols Can Check Spread Of New Mutant COVID-19 Strain: Odisha's New Chief Secretary

Puri: The health sector in Odisha has undergone a sea of transformation and strict observance of COVID-19 guidelines by people in Odisha can combat any spread of new mutant Coronavirus strain first detected in the United Kingdom (UK), said Suresh Mohapatra, the newly appointed Chief Secretary. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Mohapatra said that […]

Senior IAS Officer Suresh Mohapatra Appointed Odisha's New Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Two days after a major reshuffle in IPS cadres in Odisha, senior IAS officer Suresh Mohapatra was appointed as the new Chief Secretary and Chief Development Commissioner of the State on Friday. He is the second senior-most IAS officer of Odisha cadre after Upendra Prasad Singh, sources said. As per reports, Mohapatra will replace […]

Banks Urged To Provide Services In Unbanked Panchayats Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A proposal to extend banking services to the unbanked panchayats across Odisha was presented during the 157th State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) meeting held in Bhubaneswar today. As per reports, discussions were held to provide space free of cost to banks to open branches. The Odisha government has decided to open two branches of […]

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Pradeep Jena to take over as SJTA Chief Administrator

Bhubaneswar: In minor reshuffle in the senior IAS level, Pradeep Kumar Jena was appointed as the new Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Puri, in place of Suresh Mohapatra. Jena was earlier the Principal Secretary of Water Resources Department. Further, 2000 batch IAS T Apang Ao has been appointed as the new Revenue […]

World Forest Day celebrated in Capital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest and Environment Department (OFD) celebrated the International day of Forests on Tuesday here at Jayadev Bhawan, with an objective to generate awareness among the people about the importance and significance of forests and plants and the scores of benefits which are gained from them. Inaugurating the state-level program, CM Naveen Patnaik said,” […]

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Puri temple admin to set up heritage park at Jagannath Ballav Math

Puri: Announcing a slew of various reformative developments for Puri Jagannath temple, the shrine administration on Friday informed to set up a heritage park at Jagannath Ballav Math. Informing this to media persons after attending a meeting chaired by Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, temple administrator Suresh Mohaptra said in 42 acre land of the math, […]

Puri Mahaprasad to undergo quality checks

Puri: The pious Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath will undergo quality checks before being sold out to devotees with the Puri temple administration deciding to appoint a food inspector for the task. “We have been receiving many complaints from devotees about stale and substandard Prasad being sold to them by some servitors. We have discussed the […]

Odisha claims fall in jumbo deaths in 2016-17

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed there has been a decline in elephant death cases in 2016-17 as compared to average death figures of the wild animal during past four years. After an annual review meeting of the Forest and Environment department under chairmanship of the Chief Secretary at the State Secretariat here, Suresh Mohapatra, […]

Bahuda Jatra
Lakhs witness Bahuda Jatra in Puri

Puri: Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad thronged this pilgrim town to witness the Bahuda Jatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, with concluded peacefully amid tight security today. The festival began with a series of rituals performed by the servitors in the wee hours today. Due to […]

Ratha Jatra: Pulling of chariots to begin at 3.30 PM

Puri: With just hours left for the world famous Ratha Jatra in Puri, the Daitapati sevayats are busy with last minute preparations to ensure that the elaborate series of rituals of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are completed in time as per the instructions of the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). Talking to […]

SJTA to submit Brahma Parivartan mess report soon

Puri: Responding to the call by the Gajapati king Dibyasingh Deb, the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Saturday said it would submit the final report on the mess in the all-important Brahma Parivartan ritual during Nabakalebara last year, very soon. “Our probe is almost complete and we would submit the report very soon. We […]

SJTA to augment accommodation for tourists in Puri

Bhubaneswar: The Shrimandir Project Sub Committee has approved a proposal for construction of more than 200 rooms to provide accommodation to the large number of tourists visiting Puri. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, chief administrator of Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said the committee approved a number of proposals of which priority […]

Suresh Chandra Mohapatra new chief administrator of SJTA

Ahead of Lord Jagannath's famous Nabakalebar Festival, the State government today appointed senior bureaucrat Suresh Chandra Mohapatra as the chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA)