Give plastic waste, get a free lunch at Aahaar Centres  

Bhubaneswar: In order to reduce plastic waste the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has designed the programme of providing one Aahaar Meal in exchange of half-a-kg of plastic at each Aahaar Centre. As part of the initiative chalked out by BMC in collaboration with UNDP and Touchstone Foundation, Aahaar Kendra’s counters will accept/allow only one kg […]

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Principal XI beat Chairman XI with five wickets

Bhubaneswar: A friendly cricket match was organised between Chairman XI and Principal XI at DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur on Saturday where the Principal XI won the match by five wickets. After winning the toss Chairman XI chose to bat and scored 115 runs by losing all the wickets before the stipulated 20 overs. The Principal […]

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Citizenship Act protests: Trains between Howrah-Odisha cancelled

Bhubaneswar: Several trains between Howrah in West Bengal and Odisha, including Coromandel Express, East Coast Express have been cancelled in view of the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on Saturday, said East Coast Railway (ECoR) in a statement on Saturday. “In view of public agitation at different Railway Stations like Sankrail, Maurigram, Bankra Nayabaj […]

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Chief Monk of Dhauli Peace Pagoda Kazuo Yoda passes away in Japan

Bhubaneswar:  The Chief Monk of the Dhauli Peace Pagoda, Kazuo Yoda passed away at the Kobe Temple in Japan on Thursday morning following a brief illness. He was 65. Yoda was the resident monk of the Dhauli Peace Pagoda for more than three decades. Yoda had come to Bhubaneswar along with his Guru Fuji in […]

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CM flags off special pilgrimage train

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday flagged off a special train from Balasore to Haridwar-Rishikesh through video conferencing at the Lokseva Bhawan here, under Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra scheme. The train is carrying 970 senior citizens from Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Kendujhar with 30 Escort Officers. The Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra scheme, started […]

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BJD supports Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday voted in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The legislation was tabled in the Lower House after over an hour of heated debate followed by voting. The BJD MPs i voted in favour of the introduction of […]

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Demolition of Mangu Mutt near Puri Jagannath Temple begins

Puri: The Puri district administration on Monday began demolition of Mangu Mutt, which has a historic significance for the Sikh community, amidst tight security arrangements, barely two months after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh requested his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik to spare the religious institution. However, the mutt’s sanctum sanctorum will be spared and only […]

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President Kovind wants to see Utkal University as Institute of Eminence in next 5-7 years

Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday expressed his desire to see Utkal University as an Institute of Eminence in the country in the next five to seven years. The President was speaking at the valedictory ceremony of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Utkal University here. “The world has started taking note of the richness of India’s ancient knowledge systems. Our […]

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President Kovind lays stone for Paika Memorial at Barunei foothills in Odisha

Khurda: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday laid the foundation stone of the memorial dedicated to the 1817 Paika Rebellion against the British on the foothills of Barunei Hills near Khurda Town in Khurda district to mark the completion of 200 years of the uprising of the ‘Paikas’. Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Andhra Pradesh […]

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Chandrasekharpur DAV emerges INTACH national Quiz champion

Bhubaneswar: The two quiz wizards – Amritanshu Rath and Rohit Raaj Mishra – of Class-IX of the DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur have won the prestigious Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) national quiz held at New Delhi. More than 2,000 schools of all categories participated in three levels – city, State and […]

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