Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik condemns attack on JNU students

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday condemned the attack on students and teachers at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi on Sunday evening and urged law enforcement agencies to take swift action to apprehend the culprits. Patnaik said such attacks on students must be condemned unequivocally. “Shocked to know about the violent #JNUattack. Violence has […]

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Union Minister Pradhan unveils India’s first long distance CNG bus

New Delhi: In a major step towards making India a gas-based economy and making CNG as the eco-friendly option for long distance transport in the country, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday unveiled India’s first long distance CNG bus. The bus is fitted with composite CNG cylinders, which can […]

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Hyderabad encounter: Odisha Law Minister lauds police action

Bhubaneswar: Amid the heated debate that sparked off following the encounter killing of four Hyderabad rape and murder accused on whether the action of the police was justified or was it extra-judicial, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Friday supported the actions of police saying whatever happened in Hyderabad is appropriate. “The rape and murder […]

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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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