Over 22 lakh vehicles to go off Odisha roads if Centre implements 15-yr-old policy

Bhubaneswar: Over 22 lakh old vehicles of different categories will be taken of the roads in Odisha if the policy to scarp 15-years-old vehicles is implemented by the Centre, State Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera informed the Assembly on Thursday. “There are a total of 22,09,573 vehicles older than 15 years in the State. […]

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Special train between Visakhapatnam-Allahabad via Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak from Nov 26

Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Railways has decided to run special train between Visakhapatnam and Allahabad via Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak and Gaya from November 26 with an aim to clear extra rush of passengers. As per an East Coast Railway (ECoR) communiqué, Visakhapatnam- Subedarganj (Allahabad) -Visakhapatnam the Suvidha Special (82851/82852) will leave Visakhapatnam at 1.50 pm on […]

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After three-month lull, Odisha to reinforce new traffic rules from December 1

Bhubaneswar: After a three-month lull, the Odisha Government will reinforce the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 from December 1, informed Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera on Friday. The State Government had implemented the Act on September 1, but deferred it till December 6 following the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik because of public […]

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Pranab Prakash Das appointed BJD general secretary-organisation

Bhubaneswar: BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Friday appointed senior leader Pranab Prakash Das as the party general secretary (organisation). Political analysts said that BJD supremo and Chief Minister Patnaik gave the responsibility to Das for his experience of electoral politics. The new position is considered to be the second most powerful post after BJD president. […]

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Woman gives birth to triplets in train

Bhubaneswar: A 29-year-old woman gave birth to triplets (three babies) in a train at Jajpur Keonjhar Road station on Friday morning. Munzila Khatunm, who was seven month pregnant, was travelling from Bangalore to Gauhati in train number 12509 when she gave birth to three premature babies at Jajpur Keonjhar Road station, said an East Coast […]

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CM urges alumni to join Mo School campaign for healthy education ecosystem

Bhubaneswar: On the second anniversary of Mo School campaign, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday called on alumni and larger community of Odisha to join the movement to create healthy ecosystem for education. “Alumni are the key to an institution’s growth. They should join the movement in large number,” said Patnaik. On this occasion, CM […]

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Govt approval must for multi-storied constructions in rural areas

Bhubaneswar: With an objective of regulating construction of multi-storied buildings, the State Government has made it necessary for people in rural areas to obtain permission to construct multi-storeyed building. “Permission will be necessary for construction on built up areas exceeding 500 sqm and/or G+2 buildings (three storeyed) in rural areas. The Panchayat samiti will send […]

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Odisha CM announces livelihood support package for cyclone Bulbul-affected people

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced livelihood support package for Cyclone Bulbul affected, including input subsidy for crop damages of 33 per cent or more and amounting to Rs 6,800 per hectare for rain fed and non-irrigated land, Rs 13,500 per hectare for assured irrigation and Rs 18,000 per hectare for perennial crop. […]

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Odisha CM to make aerial survey of Bulbul-affected districts on Monday

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will make an aerial survey of the cyclone Bulbul-affected districts on Monday afternoon and review damage and restoration measures at Lok Seva Bhavan in the evening. At least five districts – Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak Balasore and Mayurbhanj – have been mostly affected due to cyclone ‘Bulbul’. Jajpur is also affected […]

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AICWC opens its 22nd chapter in Odisha to protect consumers’ rights

Bhubaneswar: The All India Consumer Welfare Council (AICWC) on Sunday started its operations in Odisha by announcing formation of its State chapter. Odisha is 22nd State in the country where the Council is operational full-fledged to protect consumers’ rights and represent their voice in right platforms. State and District level executives of the chapter were […]

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