Papu Pom Pom’s ‘Mr Kanhaiya’ poster stirs up controversy, FIR lodged

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor and comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy, popularly known as Papu Pom Pom, has courted controversy for a poster of his upcoming movie “Mr Kanhaiya” that shows him holding ropes tied to the neck of seven girls, drawing flak from different quarters. The poster depicts the seven girls as mares and the actor as […]

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Naveen rehabilitates BJD leaders in key posts, Minati Behera appointed new SCW Chairperson  

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved appointment of new heads for various State-owned corporations and development authorities, including the State Commission for Women. This is the first lot of political appointments to State-run organisations after Patnaik ca,e to power for fifth consecutive terms. The Chief Minister also appointed Minati Behera as Chairperson of […]

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Naveen skips Niti Aayog meet, deputes Agriculture Minister instead

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has skipped the second meeting of a ‘High-Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for Transformation of Indian Agriculture’ being organised by Niti Aayog in Mumbai on Friday. Instead, he has deputed Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Sahoo to represent the State at the crucial meeting. Before leaving for Mumbai, Sahoo […]

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Asit Tripathy is new Odisha Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: A day after Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal approved the name of incumbent Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi as the State Election Commissioner (SEC), the State Government on Thursday effected a reshuffle in top bureaucracy and appointed 1986-batch IAS officer Asit Tripathy as the new Chief Secretary of Odisha. Tripathy is currently serving as the […]

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“Mo Sarkar”: Now, CM & Ministers will dial common citizens, Naveen’s big I-Day move

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced launching of “Mo Sarkar” programme under which he and his Minister colleagues will dial common citizens to seek their feedbacks on the kind of response they got during their visit to different Government establishments. The initiative which is based on 5T model of […]

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Chief Secretary AP Padhi new State Election Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi will be the new State Election Commissioner. He will take charges after his voluntary retirement application is accepted. Padhi submitted his application seeking voluntary retirement today. Governor Ganeshi Lal on Wednesday approved the appointment of Padhi as State Election Commissioner. The 1983-batch Odisha cadre officer serving as Chief Secretary […]

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No more Guard of Honours to CM, Ministers & bureaucrats in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Wednesday abolished the Guard of Honour salute practice in the State. Only those holing constitutional posts will get Guard of Honour, said an official release. As per the communiqué issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), no more Guard of Honour will be accorded to Chief Minister, Ministers and senior […]

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Naval Hockey Academy opened in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated high performance hockey center – Naval Hockey Academy (NTHA) at Kalinga Stadium here to nurture hockey talent in Odisha. The NTHA has been opened as part of Tata Odisha Hockey Programme, a joint initiative of Odisha Government, Tata Steel and Tata Trusts. As part of the programme, […]

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Jharsuguda Collector suspended for contempt

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Orissa High Court directed the State Government to suspend Jharsuguda Collector-cum-District Magistrate Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan for disobeying its orders; the Government on Wednesday issued a notification ordering the same. Jharsuguda Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Pradip Sahu was given the additional charge of Jharsuguda Collector. According to reports, a bench of […]

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Odisha records 8 rain-related deaths

Bhubaneswar: At least eight people have lost their lives due to rain and flood-related incidents in Odisha, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SSRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Tuesday. While two persons have died in Kalahandi district, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Malkangiri have recorded one death each either due to flash flood, snakebites or mudslides. In last 24 hours, Odisha […]

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