Pramod Jena assumes charge as ECoR Principal Chief Operations Manager

Bhubaneswar: Pramod Kumar Jena, an officer of the 1987-batch of the Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS), has taken over as the new Principal Chief Operations Manager (PCOM) of East Coast Railway (ECoR). He has taken over as the head of the Operations wing of the highest-loading Railway zone in the country at a time when […]

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Culling of chickens ordered in Bhubaneswar after bird flu hits OUAT farm

Bhubaneswar: Culling of birds has been ordered in the Poultry Breeding and Research Farm, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) here and also its periphery after samples were found positive for bird flu, a State Government notification said on Monday. After unusual death of nearly […]

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Special Corona ward opened at SCB Medical College and Hospital

Cuttack: A 40-bed special Corona ward with eight ICUs has been opened at SCB Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. A professor of Pulmonary department and two doctors have been engaged for treatment of any possible patients infected with the novel coronavirus (nCoV), informed hospital Emergency Officer Bhubanananda Maharana on Monday. “Initially, 40-bed special Corona […]

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CM approves Lingaraj rehabilitation plan

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday approved Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) policy for EKAMRA Plan to provide assistance to persons, institutions, including rehabilitation plan for vendors who are likely to be affected in the process of revival and preservation of the heritage value and grandeur of the historic Lingaraj Temple and its surroundings. Under […]

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Free eye check-up camp held in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A free eye check-up camp was conducted by Rasulgarh Youth for Action in association with NETRAM on Sunday at Laxminarayan Temple in GGP Colony in Rasulgarh here. About 250 patients were examined in the camp between 10 am and 4 pm. Mancheswar police station IIC Jatindranath Sethy, Avikhysa Trust co-ordinator Manshi Sathpathy, Rotary Club secretary […]

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Governor decorates 50 police personnel with medals on R-Day

Bhubaneswar: Governor Ganeshi Lal on Sunday decorated at least 50 police officials, including six IPS officers with different medals in the Investiture ceremony at Convention hall of Loka Seba Bhawan in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, DGP Abhay and Principal Secretary (Home) Sanjeev Chopra on the occasion of Republic […]

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Coronavirus: Odisha Health Secretary holds meeting with medical, public health experts

Bhubaneswar: Health and Family Welfare Secretary Nikunja Bihari Dhal on Sunday held a meeting with medical, public health experts and Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) authorities here to review the arrangements for screening, isolation and treatment of possible patients infected with the deadly novel coronavirus (nCoV) amid mounting global concern over increasing number of cases […]

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Padma Awards-2019 announced: Manoj Das gets Padma Bhusan

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur Manoj Das have been selected to get Padma Bhusan award. Padma Awards are the highest civilian awards of the country after Bharat Ratna. Similarly, the nine other Odia personalities have also been selected for Padma Shri awardees in different fields. Dr Digambar Behera from Chandigarh (Medicine) Dr Damayanti Beshra (Literature and Education) […]

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29 cops from Odisha get President’s police medal

Bhubaneswar: A total of 29 policemen, including Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Raosaheb Punjabrao Koche from Odisha have been selected for the President’s police medals for distinguished and meritorious service and gallantry, announced on the eve of the Republic Day. According to a notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs, ADG RP […]

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Unlike BJP, BJD doesn’t believe in politicicing human tragedies, says Sasmit Patra

Bhubaneswar: Unlike the BJP which has the habit of politicising human tragedies and accidents, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) does not believe in politicicing such incidents, said BJD spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Sasmit Patra on Saturday. The response came a day after under construction roof linking two terminals of the Biju Patnaik International […]

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