Elections: Bakul Foundation takes a giant step forward

Bhubaneswar: The upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls will be a more inclusive one, with the city-based Bakul Foundation resorting to a novel initiative by conducting an interface between the urban youths and slum dwellers and engaged them in various activities on electoral process on Sunday. With the understanding that political engagement comes from participation […]

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Chandrasekharpur DAV students volunteer for community services

Bhubaneswar: As a part of societal concern and community awareness, students of DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur participated in a three-day community service camp at Dhamra in Bhadrak district recently. More than 300 students from Class VIII and IX joined the camp. They stayed at Adani DAV School, Dhamra Port during the period. During the stay […]

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Vedanta helps 15 Kalahandi villages become Open Defecation Free

Lanjigarh: Under Vedanta Lanjigarh’s Swachhta Project, a total of 15 villages under two gram panchayats in Kalahandi district were declared open defecation free (ODF). The nine villages under Baterlima Gram Panchayat include Baterlima, Belamba, Boringpadar, Parbatipur, Banipanga, Kapaguda, Kutendali, Rasbundel and Turiguda wherein a total of 453 households have become ODF while 542 households have […]

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Odisha Police unveils memorial for witch-hunt victims, vows to stop evil practice

Keonjhar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Wednesday inaugurated a memorial for witch-hunt victims at the Keonjhar police headquarters, probably the first such memorial in the State. The brutal killings related to suspicion of witchcraft are on the rise in the State mostly in tribal pockets despite the enforcement of the […]

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PM Modi praises ‘Canal Man of Odisha’ Daitari Naik in Man Ki Baat address

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday showered praises on ‘canal man’ Daitari Naik, who was recently selected for Padma Shri Award for his noble work. Modi narrated Naik’s story while addressing the nation during the monthly radio programme ‘Man Ki Baat.’ “You must have heard about Odisha’s Daitari Naik, who is not nicknamed the […]

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Odisha CM launches KALIA for farmers, 12 lakh farmers to get aid in 1st phase

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday initiated the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) programme for the beneficiaries of the State Government’s much-hyped Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme at a massive farmers’ rally at Malatipatpur in Puri. Nearly 12 lakh small and marginal farmers will get financial assistance worth Rs 5,000 each […]

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