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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Odisha gets first Virtual Police Station to deal with motor vehicle theft cases

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated a Virtual Police Station, or e-police station, a first of its kind in the State. It is an online mechanism established at the State Crime Records Bureau in Bhubaneswar. Having jurisdiction all over the State for the purpose of facilitating lodging of e-FIR in cases of theft […]

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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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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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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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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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One dead, 1 injured after under-construction roof collapses at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: One person was killed and another one injured after the newly constructed roof of a building between Terminal-1 and Terminal-2 at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) collapsed late on Friday night here. The deceased was identified as Antaryami Guru of Badamba-Narsinghpur area in Cuttack district. The deceased was a helper of truck engaged in […]

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Odisha first in country to commission Indian Railways’ waste-to-energy plant in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR), headquartered in Bhubaneswar in Odisha, on Wednesday created history by becoming the first Government agency in the country to commission a state-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant at the Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop here. The plant, a patented technology called Polycrack, in Indian Railways and the first in the Government sector and […]

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14 new flights planned from Bhubaneswar starting January

Bhubaneswar: At least 14 new flights, including three international, have been planned to/from Odisha at the high level meeting on ‘Enhancing Air Connectivity for Odisha’ here. At least 15 Airlines and five Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) attended the meeting along with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera, Chief Secretary Chief Asit […]

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Tigress Sneha gives birth to two cubs at Nandankanan Zoo

Bhubaneswar: Two tiger cubs are the latest addition to Nandankanan Zoological Park. Tigress Sneha delivered the cubs on the wee hours of Thursday night bringing the total number of tigers at the zoo to 27. The tiger Saif is the father of the cubs. The zoo authorities are providing a conducive environment to the tigress […]

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