Odisha records 26.3% less rainfall till July 19

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has experienced a 26.3-per cent less rainfall during the period from June 1 to July 19 this year compared to the annual average rainfall, informed Revenue Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi in the State Assembly on Saturday. “Monsoon hits Odisha usually in the second week of June every year. However, it arrived on […]

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Electric buses to roll out in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Puri soon

Bhubaneswar: Electric buses will ply in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri soon, informed Science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda in the Assembly on Saturday. “In order to promote clean and green energy, we will soon introduce electric buses within 100 km range in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri,” said Panda while responding to query of increasing […]

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Odisha possesses capacity to become an important cog in global economy: Pradhan

Chilika: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that Odisha possesses the capacity to become an important cog in global economy. “Odisha is a State of immense possibilities and possesses the capacity to become an important cog in global economy,” said Pradhan while speaking at the inaugural session of […]

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Dharmendra seeks two independent trains to Jagdalpur & Jungarh from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written a letter to Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal seeking two independent trains between Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Jungarh-Bhubaneswar, respectively. Pradhan, in his letter to Goyal on Thursday said,  “I would like to take the privilege of bringing to your kind notice certain long standing […]

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40 best performing cops felicitated in Odisha

Cuttack: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Thursday felicitated 40 best performing investigating officers, including two IPS officers and nine women police personnel of different districts, whose good investigations led to enhancement of convictions. The CID Crime Branch, as the nodal agency of crime investigation has taken many proactive steps for enhancement of […]

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Bhubaneswar railway station gets second Food Plaza

Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Vidya Bhusan on Wednesday inaugurated second Food Plaza at platform number-6 of Bhubaneswar Railway Station here. Senior level officials from ECoR headquarters and Khurda Road Division, including Principal Chief Commercial Manager Ajay Kumar Behera also attended the opening ceremony. “The first Food Plaza is running at platform number-1 […]

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Renowned urologist Dr Sananda Bag joins KIMS

Bhubaneswar: Renowned urologist and transplant surgeon Dr Sananda Bag has joined Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) as the Head of Renal Transplant programme. Over the years he has successfully performed 1800 kidney transplants. His other expertise includes Laparoscopic Uro-surgery, Urological Cancers, Endo-Urology and Robotic Reconstructive Surgery. He completed his MS (Surgery), MCh (Urology) & […]

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Veteran BJP leader Biswa Bhushan Harichandan appointed Andhra Pradesh Governor

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan was appointed on Tuesday as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. A communique was issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan after President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his file for the gubernatorial post. Harichandan, who is a veteran BJP leader from Odisha, replaces ESL Narasimhan, who was the Governor of Andhra Pradesh for […]

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Odisha records 31% reduction in lightning deaths due to effective EWS communication

Bhubaneswar: ​The Odisha Government has been able to reduce the number of deaths due to lightning by more than 31% by effectively using the early warning communication system to alert the people about the upcoming thunderstorm and lightning, said an official release. According to a communiqué issued by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), as many […]

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Truly inspirational: Malkangiri Collector’s wife delivers baby in Govt hospital

Malkangiri: Senior IAS officer and Malkangiri district Collector Manish Agrawal has set an example by admitting his pregnant wife in a Government hospital in backward Malkangiri district for delivery. His wife gave birth to a baby boy at the State-run Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after a caesarean section. The mother and child are in […]

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