Swiss Ambassador Andreas Baum takes part in Heritage Walk

Bhubaneswar: Swiss Ambassador to India Dr Andreas Baum on Sunday took part in a special heritage walk at Old Town this afternoon. The walk began in the beautiful precincts of Mukteswar and Siddheswar Temple where he was overwhelmed by the sheer artistry on display on the walls. The Envoy was all praise for the master […]

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Fly ash triggers pollution in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: The alarming rise in the pollution level has been a major concern for residents in the industrial town of Jharsguda now. Huge quantities of fly-ash being produced by power companies daily have emerged as a major threat to life. People are facing breathing problems apart from being inflicted in various skin and water and […]

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Commissioner of Railway Safety to inspect Nayagarh Town-Mahipur line on July 25

Bhubaneswar: Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) will inspect the newly laid 12 km long Broad Gauge Line from Nayagarh Town to Mahipur Railway Station of ongoing 289 km long Khurda Road-Balangir Rail line project on July 25. Meanwhile, trial run was conducted on the line on Saturday. Construction of work between Nayagarh Town and Mahipur […]

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Odisha records 26.3% less rainfall till July 19

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has experienced a 26.3-per cent less rainfall during the period from June 1 to July 19 this year compared to the annual average rainfall, informed Revenue Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi in the State Assembly on Saturday. “Monsoon hits Odisha usually in the second week of June every year. However, it arrived on […]

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OSTF empanelment status of Kalinga Hospital suspended

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) empanelment status of city-based Kalinga Hospital was suspended by the State Government, informed Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das in the Assembly on Saturday. The Minister recently ordered inquiry against the hospital following reports of misbehaviour to BJP MLA and Opposition Chief Whip in the Assembly […]

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Electric buses to roll out in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Puri soon

Bhubaneswar: Electric buses will ply in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri soon, informed Science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda in the Assembly on Saturday. “In order to promote clean and green energy, we will soon introduce electric buses within 100 km range in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri,” said Panda while responding to query of increasing […]

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Odisha possesses capacity to become an important cog in global economy: Pradhan

Chilika: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that Odisha possesses the capacity to become an important cog in global economy. “Odisha is a State of immense possibilities and possesses the capacity to become an important cog in global economy,” said Pradhan while speaking at the inaugural session of […]

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BJP alleges Rs 86-cr scam in Odisha Khadi & Village Industries Board

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik on Saturday targeted the State Government alleging corruption to the tune of Rs 86 crore in the Odisha Khadi and Village Industries Board (OKVIB). Raising the issue in the Zero Hour in the Assembly, the senior BJP leader said the Central and State Governments had given Rs 86 […]

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Polling begins for Patkura Assembly election

Bhubaneswar/Patkura: Polling began on Saturday morning for Patkura Assembly seat under Kendrapara Parliamentary constituency. Till 9 am, 12 per cent voter turnout was recorded, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). Voting began at 7 am amid tight security for the Patkura Assembly seat, which had to be postponed twice in the past few months due to […]

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Dharmendra seeks two independent trains to Jagdalpur & Jungarh from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written a letter to Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal seeking two independent trains between Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Jungarh-Bhubaneswar, respectively. Pradhan, in his letter to Goyal on Thursday said,  “I would like to take the privilege of bringing to your kind notice certain long standing […]

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