Panchayat elections: SEC directs DGP for strict enforcement of COVID-19 norms

Bhubaneswar, January 20: The State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday directed the Director General of Police (DGP) Police to ensure strict enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines while filing nomination papers by candidates for the upcoming three-tier Panchayat Elections in the State. In a letter to DGP Sunil Kumar Bansal, SEC Secretary RN Sahu said that the […]

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PM Modi to inaugurate new Circuit House at Somnath tomorrow

Delhi, January 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Circuit House at Somnath in Gujarat on Friday at 11 AM via video conferencing, according to an official release. According to a PMO statement, the inauguration will be followed by the Prime Minister’s address on the occasion. Somnath Temple is visited by lakhs of […]

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COVID-19: No lockdown in Odisha; Focus on micro-containment strategy

Bhubaneswar, January 18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 situation in the State is now completely under control and there is no need to panic. “The COVID-19 situation in Odisha is now completely under control. I appeal all to follow COVID-19 protocol. We can deal with the situation without affecting livelihood […]

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Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi from Odisha passes away, PM Modi expresses grief

Bhubaneswar, January 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi and said that she will be remembered as a voice of the poor and underprivileged. Shanti Devi passed away last night at her residence in Gunupur in Rayagada district of Odisha. She passed away […]

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Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton relays in Odisha

Bhubaneawar, January 15: As part of its epic journey, the 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton commenced its journey in Odisha, from Kalinga Stadium with Olympians, Dutee Chand and Sunita Lakra carrying the baton and officially, kicking off the relay to historic landmarks – Shree Jagannath Temple and Blue Flag Beach in Puri and thereafter to […]

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Odisha: 54 ULBs to get women chairpersons

Bhubaneswar, January 15: The Housing & Urban Development Department on Saturday issued a notification issuing draft reservation list of chairpersons of 107 Municipalities and Notified Area Councils (NACs) of the State. As per the notification, the office of Chairperson in 54 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) has been reserved for women candidates, including 9 ULBs for […]

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Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton arrives in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, January 14: The Queen’s Baton for the 2022 Commonwealth Games reached Bhubaneswar on Friday. Odisha Hockey Promotion Council Chairman Dilip Tirkey and officials of State Sports and Youth Services Department and Odisha Olympic Association received the baton at the Biju Patnaik Airport. Eminent sportspersons Anuradha Biswal and Shradhanjali Samantray were also present to welcome […]

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PM Modi to interact with Startups tomorrow

Delhi, January 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Startups on Saturday at 10:30 AM via video conferencing, said an official release on Friday. Startups from various sectors including Agriculture, Health, Enterprise Systems, Space, Industry 4.0, Security, Fintech, Environment etc will be part of this interaction. More than 150 startups have been divided into […]

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