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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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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Padma Awards-2019 announced: Manoj Das gets Padma Bhusan

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur Manoj Das have been selected to get Padma Bhusan award. Padma Awards are the highest civilian awards of the country after Bharat Ratna. Similarly, the nine other Odia personalities have also been selected for Padma Shri awardees in different fields. Dr Digambar Behera from Chandigarh (Medicine) Dr Damayanti Beshra (Literature and Education) […]

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29 cops from Odisha get President’s police medal

Bhubaneswar: A total of 29 policemen, including Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Raosaheb Punjabrao Koche from Odisha have been selected for the President’s police medals for distinguished and meritorious service and gallantry, announced on the eve of the Republic Day. According to a notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs, ADG RP […]

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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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Finally, Odisha Govt dissolves college Governing Bodies

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Friday dissolved the Governing Bodies (GBs) or Managing Committees of all non-Government-aided degree colleges coming under the purview of Higher Education Department with immediate effect except Autonomous Colleges and colleges established by Minority communities. The Higher Education Department issued a notification to this effect. “In exercise of powers conferred under […]

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Four IPS officers among 14 cops chosen for Governor’s Medal

Bhubaneswar: At least 14 police personnel, including four IPS officers will be awarded with the Governor’s Medal-2019 for their outstanding contribution in the field of policing and vigilance. The officials who would be awarded are Additional General of Police (Headquarters) Vinaytosh Mishra, IG (Modernisation) Rekha Lohani, Puri SP Dr Uma Sankar Dash, Cuttack DCP Akhileshvar […]

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Now, pay property tax online in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday flagged off online payment system for tax collections making payment of property (Holding) tax as easy as payments on e-commerce portals. The new system will save citizens’ time as they would no longer need to visit ward offices and stand in queues. They can currently make payments using […]

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Odisha to have SEBC enumeration along with General Census-2021

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday unanimously resolved to move the Central Government that a socio-economic enumeration be conducted simultaneously along with General Census in 2021. “The State Cabinet has unanimously resolved that a Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration be conducted simultaneously along-with the General census, either by inserting suitable columns […]

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