Able police administrator & prolific writer: Condolences pour in for Debasis Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar, June 19: Condolences poured in grieving the death of senior IPS officer and Odisha Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi. The 1991-batch Odisha cadre IPS officer passed away on Saturday due COVID-19 related complications at around 10.15 PM on Friday while undergoing treatment at a private super specialty hospital in Kolkata. Expressing grief over his death, […]

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DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra dies of COVID-related complications

New Delhi, June 19: Odisha-born 1986-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer and Department of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra died of COVID-19 related complications on Saturday here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep grief over the demise of Mohapatra. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Saddened by the demise of Dr. Guruprasad […]

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Odisha CM lays stone for oxygen & PSA plants in 8 districts

Bhubaneawar, June 18: Further strengthening healthcare infrastructure, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday laid foundation stones for Liquid Medical Oxygen plants, PSA plants and other health infrastructures in Jharsuguda, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Subarnapur, Nayagarh, Sundargarh and Mayurbhanj districts in the State. “Odisha Government plans to set up 20 PSA plants with a production capacity of […]

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Plus-II evaluation in Odisha to be based on performance in Matriculation; Results in August second week

Bhubaneswar, June 18: The Plus-II results will be released by second week of August. Modalities for declaration of the results have been published by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) As per a CHSE release, scores will be awarded to the regular examinees in Theory Papers/Theory Components of papers on basis of the performance […]

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Four-stage RT-PCR test for servitors, cops & Jagannath Temple staff during Puri Rath Yatra

Puri, June 18: All the servitors involved in the ensuing annual Rath Yatra (car festival) of Lord Jagannath will undergo RT-PCR test in four stages. Similarly, police personnel and temple officials involved in the arrangements, will also to be tested. Decision to this effect was taken on Friday in a meeting held virtually under the […]

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OMC contributes Rs 500 crore to CMRF to fight COVID-19

Bhubaneawar, June 17: The Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) on Thursday contributed Rs 500 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for supporting the State Government’s efforts to control the present COVID-19 situation. OMC Chairman Surendra Kumar handed over the cheque to Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra at the Lok Seva Bhawan in the presence […]

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‘Aahar’ treats hunger of the needy during lockdown days in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneawar June, 16: Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, Aahar outlets across the capital city continue to serve people in need. Considering the need of the citizens regularly depending on Aahar centers, the Bhubaneawar Municipal Corporation has kept opening of all 12 Aahar outlets in Bhubaneswar since May 5. Special protocol has been followed in managing the […]

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NHAI makes drone survey mandatory for all National Highways projects

Delhi, June 16: In order to enhance transparency, uniformity and leverage latest technology, the National Highways Authority of India, under Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has made mandatory use of drones for monthly video recording of National Highway projects during all stages of development, construction, operation and maintenance. According to a Ministry of Road […]

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COVID-19: More than 10 lakh doses administered in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, June 15: Continuing it’s multi-pronged strategy against the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in association with the Health and Family Welfare Department, has achieved a milestone by administering more than 10 lakh doses. Combining the achievement of both government and private vaccination centres, while 6,30,191 citizens have taken their first dose, […]

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Minor girl working as domestic help in ex-Collector’s house rescued in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, June 14: A 12-year-old girl was rescued from the house of a retired district Collector from IRC Village area here on Monday while she was engaged in domestic work. It was learnt that the son of the house owner works as a professor at the National Law University, Hyderabad and daughter runs an English […]

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