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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Alarming: 1,497 elephant deaths in Odisha since 1990

Bhubaneswar: At least 1,497 elephants have died in Odisha since 1990 due to various reasons, most of them being unnatural deaths. “About 1,497 elephant deaths have been recorded in the state since 1990 till 2019. It is shocking that at least 718 elephant deaths have been recorded in the last nine years and five months […]

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It was Wing Commander Karori Lal Bhatia, not Biju Patnaik who did the first Srinagar landing

  Anil Dhir In the aftermath of the Jammu and Kashmir action by the Centre, the internet and the newspapers are agog with the story of Biju Babu having done the first landing during the 27th October 1947 invasion of Kashmir, and how he was instrumental in the Maharaja signing the Instrument of Accession. All […]

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BJD supports scrapping of Article 370 for J&K

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday supported the resolution moved in Parliament to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Participating in the debate, BJD Floor Leader in the Rajya Sabha said BJD supported the resolution on Article 370. “In real sense today, Jammu & […]

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Mrutyunjay Mohapatra takes over as new IMD DG

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, a renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist from Odisha, took over as the Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday. He was appointed as the IMD chief by the Central Government last month. Mohapatra (54) is also a permanent representative of India with the WMO and a member of […]

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OSAA plans mass movement against RTI Bill from August 1

Bhubaneswar: Slamming the BJD for supporting the Narendra Modi Government in passing the RTI Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhiyan (OSAA) on Tuesday announced a State-wide week-long mass people’s movement from August 1 demanding the withdrawal of the Bill. OSAA works on to educate people on using RTI Act properly […]

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Memorial service held at Amarda Road Airstrip, peace museum at old airfield soon  

Rasgovindpur, (Mayurbhanj): A memorial service was held at the Amarda Road Airstrip on Friday for the 14 airmen who had died in a crash here on the July 26, 1945. War historian Anil Dhir, Gandhian Aditya Patnaik, social activist Dr Biswajit Mohanty, Wing Commander Sishir Arora from the Indian Air Force and school children paid […]

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Pradhan writes to Centre, bats for iconic inclusion of Puri Jagannath & Konark Sun temples

Bhubaneswar: A fortnight after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Union Tourism and Culture Minister Prahalad Singh Patel to include two tourist places of importance from Odidha in the list of Iconic Tourist Sites of the Centre, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has also written to Patel requesting latter’s intervention for inclusion of Sun Temple in […]

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