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Tag: Tourism Minister

Column: Even Symbolic Gestures Are Important

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Newspapers have reported about tourism minister, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi standing in a queue with other patients at the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, Bolangir, recently to consult doctors for an orthopaedic problem. The minister, who was on a visit to the hospital to review the facilities as part of state […]

Odisha Minister Stands In Queue At Hospital To Avail Services

Bolangir: It was nothing less than a surprise for people at Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir when they spotted Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi in a long queue to get a ticket for a check up. It turned out that the Minister was on a visit to the hospital to review […]

Odisha loses Rs 50 cr for delay in sending proposal to Centre

Bolangir: Due to Odisha government’s failure to send a proposal to the Centre on time, four prominent tourist places in western parts of the state have failed to get Rs 50 crore for development. Though Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma during his visit to Bolangir in June last year had directed the State officials to […]

Goa minister calls gang-rape accused 'naive' and 'small-time criminals'

Panaji: Goa Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar today dubbed five youths who allegedly gang-raped two women tourists from Delhi as “nadaan” (naive) and “small-time criminals”. He, however, said he regretted the crime in the tourism-oriented coastal belt, and tried to assure tourists that the incident was an aberration. “The boys are ‘nadaan’ and have cases of […]