The Centre has extended the services of Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra by another six months. Mohapatra's tenure will now end on February 28, 2023. This is the second time the Centre has extended the tenure of the Chief Secretary.
During his visit to Rourkela, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra reviewed the progress of various projects.
Besides, the State Energy department secretary Nikunj Bihari Dhal recently claimed that there will be no power crisis in the State from May first. But the picture at Biramitrapur in Sundargarh district tells a different story altogether.
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.
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 […]
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,” […]
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: 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
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 […]