Chief Secretary Suresh Mahapatra gets six-month extension

Bhubaneswar, January 13: The Union Government has extended the tenure of Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra by six months from 28 February, said an official release on Thursday. According to a notification issued by the Department of Personnel & Training, the tenure of Mahapatra, a 1986-batch IAS officer, was extended by another six months […]

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3 killed, several injured in Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailment in West Bengal 

Kolkata, January 13: Three people were killed and 20 others injured after four bogies of the Bikaner Express derailed in North Bengal on Thursday evening. The railway authorities have announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those killed and Rs 1 lakh for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for the […]

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Odisha: STA warns automobile dealers on illegal charges

Cuttack, January 13: Automobile dealers cannot charge any amount from a customer without giving a proper receipt. An order on this effect has been issued to all the RTOs with an instruction to take action against the defaulting dealers, said an official release. In a press note, the State Transport Authority (STA) on Thursday informed […]

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COVID-19: Central University of Odisha shut for 7 days

Koraput, January 13: In view of the rising trend in COVID-19 infection rate, the authorities of Central University of Odisha, Koraput have decided to close the university office, library and the laboratories for a period of seven days, including Saturday and Sunday with effect from Thursday. “All teaching and non-teaching staff are directed to carry […]

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Odisha reports 67 new Omicron cases, tally rises to 170

Bhubaneswar, January 12: Odisha on Wednesday reported 67 fresh Omicron cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. With this the number of Omicron cases rose to 170 in the State. The Institute of Life Science (ILS), Bhubaneswar, has informed the Health and Family Welfare Department about detection of the Omicron variant cases after conducting genome […]

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Two from Odisha in India squad for Women’s Hockey Asia Cup

Bhubaneswar, January 12: Two players from Odisha – Deep Grace Ekka and Mariana Kujur – has been selected in the 18-member Indian Hockey Squad for the upcoming Women’s Hockey Asia Cup scheduled to be held between January 21 and 28 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman. The defending Champions India will battle […]

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NABARD estimates credit potential of Odisha at Rs 1,34,665 crore for 2022-23 FY

Bhubaneswar, January 11: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Tuesday released State Focus Paper for Odisha projecting an overall credit potential under priority sector at Rs 1,34,665 crore for the financial year 2022-23. The NABARD has conducted the State Credit Seminar for 2022-23 here, which was inaugurated by Finance Minister Niranjan […]

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Harish Mohanty takes charge as CGM, Odisha circle BSNL

Bhubaneswar, January 11: Senior ITS officer Harish Chandra Mohanty has taken over as the Chief General Manager (CGM) of BSNL Odisha Circle. “On this occasion he wished all the customers a Happy New Year and Makar Sankranti. He also hopes that 4G services will be available in different parts of Odisha very soon,” said a […]

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Odisha: Five-phase Panchayat elections to begin from February 16

Bhubaneswar, January 11: The three-tier Panchayat elections will be held in five phases between February 16 and February 24, announces the State Election Commissioner (SEC) Aditya Prasad Padhi here on Tuesday. Announcing the schedule in a press conference, Padhi said the Panchayat elections will be held on February 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24. The […]

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