Odisha Govt launches Star Rating Programme for industries to reduce pollution

Bhubaneswar, September 17, 2018: To clean up the air, the Odisha Government on Monday launched a Star Rating system for industries. This first-of-its-kind transparency initiative in the state   will categorize industries from l-star to 5-stars, with l-star   being the least compliant and 5-stars being the most compliant to the pollution standards set by the regulator. […]

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No decision yet on return of tigress ‘Sundari’ from Satkosia, says Odisha Forests Minister

Bhubaneswar, September 14, 2018: A day after the Angul district administration hinted at shifting the Royal Bengal tigress ‘Sundari’ to the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh after it mauled a woman to death in Satakosia wildlife sanctuary in Angul on Wednesday, Forests and Environment Minister Bijayashree Routray on Friday said that no decision has […]

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Trains cancelled till Sept 24 for Puri station work, ECoR offers bus service to passengers

Bhubaneswar, September 12, 2018: Train service between Bhubaneswar-Puri and Khurda-Puri will be cancelled for 11 days beginning Friday due to safety related modernisation work and remodeling of Puri Railway Station yard. The train service in the route will be cancelled between September 14 and September 24, said a East Coast Railway (ECoR) communiqué. According to […]

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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana: Key things to know

Bhubaneswar, September 12, 2018: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has formally launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BKSY) on August 15. BSKY promises insurance of up to Rs 5 lakh per eligible family and Rs 7 lakh for treatment of female members. The scheme claims to cover 70 lakh families on Odisha. Objective Biju Swasthya Kalyan […]

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Rayagada bags national award for MGNREGS

Rayagada, September 11, 2018: Rayagada was conferred with the prestigious national award for outstanding performance under the category of Effective Implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for the financial year 2016-17 on Tuesday. District Collector Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar received the Certificate of Appreciation from Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh […]

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Odisha CM announces gratuitous relief for 7.5 lakh flood-affected people

Bhubaneswar, September 10, 2018: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday reviewed the flood situation through videoconference with District Collectors of Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara and sanctioned Gratuitous Relief at Rs 60 per day for adults and Rs 45 per day for children below 12 years of age for nearly 7.5 lakh affected people. Even as […]

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41 water projects dedicated to boost Western Odisha’s irrigation potential

Bhubaneswar, September 8, 2018: In the first phase, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday dedicated 41 projects built under the Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Project to people, a major fillip to irrigation in the State. The 41 irrigation projects will provide water to 50,022 hectares in Kalahandi, Bargarh, Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Boudh, Subarnapur, Nabarangpur […]

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27% of sitting Odisha MLAs have criminal cases: ADR

Bhubaneswar, September 7, 2018: At least 27 per cent of sitting MLAs in Odisha have declared criminal cases against themselves against the national average of 21 per cent. The Odisha Election Watch (OEW) and Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR)’s analysis of affidavits of all 168 sitting MPs/MLAs, from Odisha including 21 MPs and 147 MLAs […]

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Stir over fuel price hike: Dharmendra lashes out at BJD

Bhubaneswar, September 7, 2018: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday lashed out at the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the State over its three-day State-wide agitation over fuel price hike, saying the party is suffering from mental bankruptcy. “Now, Odisha is getting revenue of over Rs 7,000 crore as against […]

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