Socially Smart Project of BSCL wins Sandvik India Gender Award

Bhubaneswar: The Socially Smart Project of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has won the third edition of Sandvik India Gender Awards, 2019, said an official release. For this short-listing the organisers had received 650 applications in various categories – Independent, not-for-profit organisations, community-based organisations, corporate CSR, corporate policy, academia, government and social venture. BSCL has […]

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40 scribe, social workers bestowed with Utkal Bira Awards

Bhubaneswar: The Socialist Activist Federation of Odisha (SAFO) on Monday felicitated 40 journalists and social workers, including noted photojournalist Biswaranjan Mishra with Utkal Bira Awards here for helping people in all the three phases of cyclone Fani disaster management that include pre, during and post cyclone period through their respective media houses. School and Mass […]

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“Mo Bus” driver returns bag containing Rs 49,500

Bhubaneswar: In an exemplary show of honesty, a “Mo Bus” driver returned a bag containing Rs 49,500 left behind by a passenger. The incident occurred on Wednesday, when Mo Bus driver (captain) Biswanath Khatua stumbled upon a bag lying unattended while returning his bus on Route No. 25 to Mancheswar terminal point. The incident took […]

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BMC sensitizes city youth about drug abuse

Bhubaneswar: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking-2019 was observed at the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) here with the support of Excise Department. More than 500 students and youth leaders participated in the event, addressed by Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Minister Ashok Chandra Panda and Bhubaneswar MLA (Central) […]

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SNEH celebrates Raja festival with slum girls

Bhubaneswar: The narrow and muddy lanes of Salia Sahi slum here reverberated with songs and dances to the popular numbers of Odia and Hindi films and folk music by the women and girls marking the last day of the three-day Raja festival. Various rounds of competitions like music chair, quiz, straw-ball game and rangoli were […]

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Odisha Govt allots land to 7 tourism projects worth Rs 354 crore

Bhubaneswar: Tourism sector got a boost in the State as the Odisha Government allotted land to seven investment proposals worth Rs 354 crore. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the proposers to commission the projects within three years from the date of taking over possession of the land. Tourism Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev presented the […]

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73% slum kids consuming tobacco stuffs in Bhubaneswar: Survey

Bhubaneswar: Even after six years of official ban of gutkha in Odisha, still 39 per cent of the children in slums are unaware of the notification in the capital city here, revealed Salaam Jeevan, a voluntary organisation that has been working on tobacco control, in a report on the occasion of World Tobacco Day on […]

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International Odia Sammilani in Delhi by this year-end

Berhampur: To promote Odias’ self-respect and Odisha’s culture and prosperity in the world, the Antarjatiya Odia Swabhiman Pratisthan would hold the first Viswa Odia Swabhiman Sammilani in New Delhi by end of the current year. A preparation meeting in this regard was held here on Monday. As many as 300 stalls on handicrafts, handlooms, Odia […]

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CM writes to Centre for ASI inspection of Fani-hit Jagannath, Konark temples

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday wrote to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma requesting him to send a high-level team of experts of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to assess the damage caused to the Jagannath Temple, Puri and Sun Temple, Konark by cyclone Fani that barreled through the eastern coast in Odisha’s Puri district on […]

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Cyclone Fani: Damage expected and action suggested

Cyclone Fani, India’s strongest summertime cyclone in the last 43 years, is likely to hit the Odisha coast by Friday afternoon. After landfall, it is likely to move to Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts of Odisha and then enter to West Bengal. Dos and Don’ts Total destruction of thatched houses/ extensive damage to […]

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