BJP’s Suryabanshi Suraj defeats BJD to retain Dhamnagar seat; Naveen says ‘it was expected’

Bhubaneawar, November 6: BJP candidate Suryabanshi Suraj won the Dhamnagar Assembly bypoll in against his nearest rival, Abanti Das of the ruling BJD by 9,881 votes on Sunday. Suraj, the son of late MLA Bishnu Charan Sethi, whose demise necessitated the by-elections, got 80,351 votes, while Das secured 70,470 votes for the Dhamnagar bypoll in […]

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Odisha: 40 World Skill Centre students meet CM ahead of Singapore tour

Bhubaneswar, November 5: As many as 40 students of World Skill Centre (WSC), who will leave for Singapore to sharpen their skills at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore from November 7 to 18, 2022, as part of the Students Exchange Programme, called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here. The students include 32 boys […]

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Odisha intensifies vigil to curb road mishaps during picnic season 

Cuttack, November 1: The State Transport Authority on Tuesday launched a two-month long special enforcement drive with an aim to promote safety, reduce road accidents and fatalities across Odisha during the picnic season. “A month-wise analysis of road accident statistics has revealed that winter times, especially November to February account for nearly 30 per cent […]

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Odisha: CM launches Jeypore-Bhubaneswar flight services, first scheduled flight to KBK

Bhubaneswar, October 31: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday flagged off direct flight services between Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar and Jeypore Airport in Koraput district. This is the first scheduled flight to the KBK region. Jeypore airport is completely owned by the State Government. The commencement of flight operations under the Centre’s regional connectivity […]

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Viral picture row: Orissa High Court Registry issues statement, says sinster attempt to malign Chief Justice Muralidhar

Cuttack, October 29: “It is extremely unfortunate that a sinister attempt has been made to deliberately malign not only the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court but the institution of the judiciary as a whole,” stated a Orissa High Court statement against fake news being circulated in social media against Chief Justice Dr S […]

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HSRP affixation deadline extended again in Odisha

Cuttack, October 29: For the convenience of vehicle owners the timeline for affixation of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) on old vehicles registered prior to April 1, 2019 till February 2023. According to a State Transport Authority statement, the last date for registration number ending with 1& 2 and 3 & 4 is November 30, […]

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SAIL-AAI sign agreement for commercial operations at Rourkela Airport

Bhubaneawar, October 28: The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Friday signed an Operation and Management (O&M) agreement in New Delhi to facilitate commercial operations from Rourkela. According to a Ministry of Steel statement, SAIL had signed a MOU for the use of its own airport, under […]

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India’s 1st online agricultural credit facilitation portal ‘SAFAL’ launched in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, October 26: India’s first online agricultural credit facilitation portal (SAFAL) Simplified Application for Agricultural Loans was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday through virtual mode. Launching the portal – http://safal.odisha.gov.in, the Chief Minister said that the application can revolutionise credit provisions for farmers and agri-entrepreneurs. “The application is a one-stop-solution for farmers […]

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Odisha felicitates National Games medalists with cash awards

Bhubaneswar, October 25: The Odisha Government on Tuesday felicitated sportspersons with special cash awards for their outstanding performance at the 36 National Games 2022 in Gujarat. A total of Rs 3.16 crore was given out to 100 athletes. Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera, department Secretary R Vineel Krishna and Odisha Hockey Promotion Council Chairman Dilip Tirkey […]

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AIIMS Bhubaneswar conducts free Bone Mineral Density test on World Osteoporosis Day

Bhubaneswar, October 20: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar on Thursday celebrated World Osteoporosis Day here. Around 300 people attended the event. A free Bone Mineral Density check-up was performed on them, out of which 78 patients were found to have reduced bone mineral density. Osteoporosis is a common problem after the […]

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