Rs 110 crore ROPAX Jetty Project to come up on river Dhamara as Centre accords administrative nod

Delhi/Bhubaneswar, April 16: The Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has accorded administrative approval for sanction of Rs 50.30 crore for developing all-weather ROPAX (Roll-on/Roll-off Passenger) Jetty and allied infrastructure connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapara district, Odisha under the Sagarmala initiative, said an official release. According to a MoPSW communique, […]

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Odisha to set up ‘Water Academy’  

Bhubaneswar, April 13: In the first of its kind initiative, the Odisha Government has decided to set up of a Centre of Excellence ‘Odisha Water Academy’ at Bhubaneswar, said Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Minister Pratap Jena. The Academy will function as a pioneering training and capacity building institution in the field of water and […]

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Rs 694 crore transferred to accounts of 34 lakh farmers under KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar, April 1: With the beginning of new financial year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday disbursed Rs 693.94 crore among more than 34 lakh farmers across the State under KALIA Scheme for the Rabi season marking the Utkala Dibasa. On this occasion, the Chief Minister said it’s heartening to note that KALIA is having […]

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Special train between Puri-Gunupur from April 22

Bubaneswar, March 31: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run a Special Express Train between Puri and Gunupur. The services will start from April 22 from Puri and from April 23 from Gunupur till further advice, said an official release. According to an ECoR release, the Puri-Gunupur Special (08417) will leave from Puri […]

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DAV CSpur students become National Champion

Bubaneswar, March 27: In the recently published prestigious Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) and Sarabhai Promotion Orientation Test (SPOT), students of DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur have excelled in both the tests, including the national champion in SPOT. Nabendu Kumar Mohakud, a Class-IX student secured the topmost position in senior category in SPOT conducted by Vikram Sarabhai […]

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Power tariff to be hiked by 30 paise per unit in Odisha from April 4

Bhubaneswar, March 27: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday approved electricity tariff increase of 30 paise per unit. However, the tariff for people living below poverty line (BPL) and irrigation consumers have remained unchanged, said an official release. According to an OERC statement, the revised tariff will be effective from April 4. The […]

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CRUT’s MoBus service gets SMART SPV Award

Bhubaneswar, March 26: The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Odisha Government, which runs MoBus has been adjudged winner at 6th Smart Cities India Awards 2021 in the ‘Smart SPV/Municipal Corporation’ award category. On behalf of CRUT, General Manager Dipti Mahapatro received the award at Pragati Maidan in Delhi […]

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ECoR to run 3 more MEMU trains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 26: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Friday decided to run MEMU trains between Puri-Cuttack and Cuttack-Paradip and between Bhadrak-Cuttack. The Puri-Cuttack MEMU (68416) from Puri will leave at 8 AM from April 12 and will reach at Cuttack at 10.45 AM. In the return direction, Cuttack-Puri MEMU (68415) from Cuttack will leave […]

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Senior citizens’ recreation centre opened in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, March 20: The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) on Saturday opened a Senior Citizens’ Recreation Centre at the Integrated Public Service Centre (IPSC) in Saheed Nagar. The recreation centre will have facilities like indoor games and yoga for health and wellness, meeting place and other amenities. It would provide a quality atmosphere where the […]

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BJP MPs meet Union Minister Piyush Goyal over irregularities in paddy procurement in Odisha 

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, March 16: A delegation of BJP MPs led by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday met Union Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi over irregularities in paddy procurement in the State. It came a day after BJD MPs’ meeting with the Union Minister […]

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