Odisha Govt asks district Collectors to strictly implement COVID-19 norms

Bhubaneswar, February 21: The Odisha Government on Sunday asked all the Collectors to ensure strict implementation of COVID-19 safety guidelines in view of fresh spike in number of COVID-19 infection in some States in India. In a letter to the district Collectors, SPs and Municipal Commissioners, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said, “District & […]

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Reliance Jio tops new mobile subscriber additions in Odisha in December: TRAI data

Bhubaneswar, February 20: Reliance Jio has once again added highest number of subscribers, with addition nearly 2 lakh mobile subscribers in December 2020 in Odisha, as per telecom subscriber data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), recently. With this, Reliance Jio further strengthened its stronghold in the state with nearly 41% subscriber market […]

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Kangana Ranaut visits Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri; Says “Whole place has healing sweetness”

Puri, February 19: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Friday paid a visit to Shree Jagannath Temple here and offered prayers to the sibling deities – Lord Jagannath, His elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their younger sister Goddess Subhadra. Dressed in a cream-hued kurta set, the actress, best known for her role of Rani Laxmibai in […]

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Odisha CM, Union Mines Minister inaugurate production of two OMC iron ore mines

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, February 18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday jointly inaugurated the production in two iron ore mines – Jilling Langlotta Iron Ore Mines and Guali Iron Ore Mines – of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) via video conferencing. “These mines will generate around Rs 5,000 crore […]

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Rs 200 crore SAMALEI Yojana for development of Maa Samaleswari Temple

Bhubaneswar, February 17: The Odisha Govternmet on Wednesday announced Samaleswari Temple Area Management & Local Economy Initiatives (SAMALEI) plan for peripheral development of Maa Samaleswari Temple in Sambalpur, to offer divine experience to tourists and devotees. The Draft Proposal prepared by the Works Department for the purpose was presented before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today […]

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Odisha CM launches 22 industrial projects worth Rs 13,311 crore, employment potential 10,677

Bhubaneswar, February 17: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday performed ground-breaking of 20 industrial projects and inaugurated two projects, ranging from Metal and downstream, Tourism, Textile and apparel, Cement, Plastic and Food processing sectors. In a major boost to the Make in Odisha, these 22 industrial units with a combined investment of Rs 13, 311.53 […]

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New International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela to be named after “Birsa Munda”

Rourkela, February 16: In a tribute to Sundargarh’s contribution to Indian hockey, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for India’s biggest hockey stadium in Rourkela. The stadium will be named after noted freedom fighter Birsa Munda and will co-host Hockey World Cup-2023. “It will be a benchmark in design for hockey, […]

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Six-hour Congress bandh against fuel price hike affects train services in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, February 15: Due to the six-hour Odisha bandh call given by the State Congress unit against the fuel price hike, train services in East Coast Railway (ECoR) have been affected partially on Monday. As a result, few trains have been controlled at different stations for a few minutes. According to an ECoR statement, agitation was […]

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Odisha’s ‘Drink from Tap Mission’ bags Award of Excellence

Bhubaneswar, February 13: Odisha Government’s ‘Drink from Tap Mission’ under 5T initiative has won the “Award of Excellence” in 18th CSI SIG eGovernance Award 2020 for Smart Water Management in Puri City amongst 178 nominations received from across India. WATCO Managing Director Pradipta Kumar Swain has received the award on behalf of the State Government […]

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Rs 1,272-Cr KALIA 3rd installment released to 53-lakh farmers in Odisha 

Bhubaneswar, February 12: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday disbursed Rs 1,272 crore to more than 53 lakh farmers across Odisha under KALIA scheme through video conferencing. As per the scheme, each farmer Rs 2,000. The third installment of KALIA scheme was transferred to the small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers through Direct […]

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