Odisha’s vision is to become manufacturing hub of east: CM

BHUBANESWAR, FEB 19 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said Odisha’s vision is to become the manufacturing hub of the East. “Through Vision-2025 for industrial development, the State Government had devised an action plan to bring more manufacturing investments across the State to provide higher employment opportunities to our people,” he said while addressing a […]

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Odisha Government determined to eliminate poverty: Naveen

Jajpur, Feb 19 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday asserted that the State Government is determined to eliminate poverty from the State. The State Government launched one rupee rice scheme, Madhu Babu pension yojana, Mo Kudia, poverty alleviation programmes, he said while addressing gatherings during his day-long visit to Jajpur district to inaugurate and launch […]

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Govt urges NNKS to relent, refrain from Odisha Bandh on Feb 21

BHUBANESWAR, FEB 19 The Odisha Government today urged the Naba Nirbana Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) to refrain from the February 21 Odisha Bandh call in view of the matriculation examination on February 22 even as the opposition Congress and BJP extended their support to the state’s leading farmers outfit call for a 12-hour Odisha bandh on […]

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Naveen launches KALIA Scholarship

BHUBANESWAR, FEB 19 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched KALIA Scholarship (KALIA Chhatra Brutti’’) for the children of the KALIA Scheme beneficiaries who are studying and aspiring for technical and professional education. After taking the historic step towards transforming the economic standards of the farmers of Odisha through Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation […]

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LWE cadre in Odisha inciting tribals, disrupting mining activity in tribal zone

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 Even as mining activities are being taken up in Odisha in a big way, the Maoists are trying hard to sabotage these operations by raking up various issues in several mining zones. After a long lull, now mining activities are picking up and the market is upbeat. Taking advantage of it the […]

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CM dedicates projects worth over Rs 2,000 crore

BHUBANESWAR, FEB 19 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated four industrial units and laid foundation of 14 more plants, giving a major boost to the economy of Odisha, an official said. The projects, worth Rs 2196.30 crore, will create jobs for around 3,500 people, he said. The Chief Minister, who launched the units over […]

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Pradhan lays foundation of HPCL’s LPG bottling Plant at Rayagada

Rayagada, Feb 19 Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Tuesday laid the foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG bottling plant being set up with an expenditure of Rs 91 crore at Rayagada in Odisha. The plant, scheduled to be completed by September 2020, will be the second bottling plant in the state and have a bottling capacity of […]

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11 arrested for illegal fishing in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary

KENDRAPARA, FEB 19 Eleven fishermen have been arrested by forest personnel and their trawlers seized for venturing into the prohibited Gahirmatha marine sanctuary – one of the largest rookery of Olive Ridley turtles in Kendrapara district – an official said. Nearly one quintal of sea fish was seized from the impounded vessels during the mid-sea […]

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Odisha bags ‘Tourism Leadership Award’

BHUBANESWAR, FEB 19 Odisha has won the ‘Tourism Leadership Award’ at a recent event in Mumbai, a senior state government official said today. Odisha Tourism bagged the honour at the Global MICE & Luxury Travel Congress and Awards, he said. The award was received by Assistant Director of Odisha Tourism, Sunil Kumar Patnaik, on behalf […]

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12-hour trade bandh in Odisha as tribute to martyred CRPF jawans

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 Business activities came to a halt across Odisha Monday following a nationwide trade bandh called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) as a tribute to the CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama terror attack. Shops, business establishments and commercial markets remained shut throughout the state as different traders bodies extended support […]

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