Odisha: ECoR celebrates Independence Day

Bhubaneswar, August 15: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Monday observed the 76th Independence Day at Railway Stadium, Bhubaneswar. ECoR General Manager Sharad Kumar Srivastava hoisted the national flag and exchanged salute in the parade organised by Railway Protection Force (RPF). Speaking on the occasion, Srivastava said that the journey of 75 years after Independence […]

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Nation’s oldest convict is in Odisha’s Koraput jail!

Anil Dhir  Koraput, August 15: Convict No 7273/A lodged at the Circle Jail in Koraput is no ordinary prisoner. At 92, Balaram Sira is the oldest prisoner in the State, perhaps the country. The nonagenarian, who was arrested for murder in March 2013, has been admitted to the jail hospital on the premises of the […]

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Centre notifies appointment of two new judges to Orissa High Court

New Delhi, August 12: The Centre on Friday notified appointment of two Judicial Officers -Gourishankar Satapathy and Chittaranjan Dash – as judges of the Orissa High Court. The Supreme Court collegium led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana had recommended their names for elevation on July 25. “In exercise of the power conferred […]

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Two lady cops among 4 from Odisha bag ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigations

Bhubaneswar, August 12: Four Odisha Police personnel, including two female cops are among 151 police personnel who were on Friday selected for the ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation 2022’. DSP Sumitra Jena, Inspectors Ashish Chandra Jena, Anusuya Nayak and Ramesh Kumar Pradhan from Odisha were chosen for the prestigious award. While Sumitra […]

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Plea to revamp Jharsuguda railway station as world-class 

Bhubaneawar, August 10: Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das on Wednesday met Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in Delhi and demanded that Jharsuguda railway station be a world-class station. Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari and Rajya Sabha member Niranjan Bisi were present during the meeting. In a series of tweets, Das highlighted the issues, […]

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Odisha approves 10 industrial projects worth Rs 74,620 crore

Bhubaneawar, August 10: The 29th High-Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved as many as 10 industrial projects worth Rs 74,620 crore with an employment potential of 24,047. The approved projects include metal and metal downstream, green hydrogen, green ammonia and industrial structure. The projects will be […]

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Opioid Substitution Therapy Center for addiction patients opened at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Acute Care Unit inaugurated for severely ill psychiatric patients Bhubaneswar, August 10: The Department of Psychiatry of AIIMS Bhubaneswar started its own Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) Center for addiction patients in Odisha. The Department also started an Acute Care Unit (ACU) in the Inpatient Unit for severely ill psychiatric patients and initiated clinical services for […]

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Odisha hosts investors’ meet in Ahmedabad 

Ahmedabad/Bhubaneawar, August 9: The Odisha Government in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), hosted an investors’ meet in Ahmedabad on Monday to showcase the State’s investment potential in the textile, metal, metal downstream, chemical, and various other sectors. Industries and MSME Minister Pratap Keshari Deb, Department Secretary Hemant Sharma, […]

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Media must reflect democratic value system: CM Naveen Patnaik 

Cuttack, August 8: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday graced the 75th anniversary of vernacular Odia newspaper, The Prajatantra here at the Indoor Stadium and highlighted the role of media in a democratic society. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also graced the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said, […]

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Arabinda Padhee takes charge as Agriculture Secretary

Bhubaneawar, August 8: Senior IAS officer Arabinda Kumar Padhee, who has returned from central deputation recently, assumed charge as the Principal Secretary of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department on Monday. “Privileged to join as Principal Secretary of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Department, Government of Odisha,” tweeted Padhee. Padhee, who was the first agricultural science graduate […]

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