Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan embarks on two-day UAE visit

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan embarked on a two-day visit to UAE on Sunday. He was accompanied by an official and business delegation. He has been invited by the UAE Minister of State and CEO, ADNOC Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, to participate in the Inaugural Ministerial Session of Abu […]

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Girish Murmu sworn in as first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

Bhubaneswar: Girish Chandra Murmu took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam read the Warrant of Appointment following which Murmu was administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, […]

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Odisha-born IAS officer Girish Murmu appointed first Lieutenant Governor of J&K

Bhubaneswar: Gujarat cadre Odia IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu was appointed as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS officer currently holds the post of Expenditure Secretary in the Finance Ministry. He hails from Mayurbhanj district. Born on November 21, 1959 in Mayurbhanj district, Murmu was set to retire from […]

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Lawyers strike: Orissa HC Full Bench initiates suo motu contempt

Cuttack: The Full Bench of the Orissa High Court on Tuesday initiated a suo motu contempt case against different bar associations in connection with continuous strike and cessation of court works by the bar members in various courts in the State, including the High Court. In a first, Chief Justice KS Jhaveri convened a full-court hearing […]

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Naidu asks media to present facts dispassionately without mixing news & views

Cuttack: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asked media to shun the tendency to sensationalise and present facts dispassionately without mixing news and views. He said that media must remain honest and truthful and act with great restraint and responsibility. Speaking at the centennial celebrations of ‘the Samaja’, a leading Odia daily, “Media has […]

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Poetry is a powerful catalyst to hasten process of social transformation, says Vice President

Bhubaneswar: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that poetry is one of the finest expressions of human emotion and can serve as a powerful catalyst that could hasten the process of social transformation. “Poetry has the capability to change attitudes, mindset and social norms more than anything else. This apart, poetry can serve […]

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The sad truth about Odisha’s dwindling wildlife populations

Cuttack: Odisha, considered as one of the best wildlife spots in the country, is no longer a safe home. Wildlife populations especially elephants, pangolins and turtles suffers high mortality rates. While most species are dying because of forest encroachment, tigers are severely affected due to escalation in poaching. For Odisha’s fast dwindling wildlife, life continues […]

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2nd BIMSTEC disaster management exercise to be conducted in Puri & Konark

Puri: A team of top National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Thursday visited Puri and Konark and held discussion with different stakeholders, including Puri Collector Balwant Singh, Hotel Association president to host the second Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) disaster management exercise. To host the second BIMSTEC disaster management […]

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Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passes away

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday afternoon. He was undergoing treatment at AIIMS here, where he was admitted on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. Since then he was on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support, which are used […]

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