Naveen urges Goyal to revise coal royalty rate to 20 pc

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 10 Slamming the Centre for its callousness in revising the coal royalty rate, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal to revise rate of coal royalty from 14 percent at present to 20 percent at the earliest. In a letter to Goyal, Patnaik said that though Odisha produces […]

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Jiva Ayurveda offers free consultation

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 09 Jiva Ayurveda is offering free consultation and discounts on wellness products in all its 80 clinics across India including that in Bhubaneswar during the sixth iteration of ‘Jiva Health Week’ which began on Saturday. The free consultation service would continue till March 18. Over 10,000 patients are expected to benefit during the […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 series ushers in next decade of innovation

PRIYABRAT BISWAL NEW DELHI, MARCH 6 Reinforcing its leadership position in smartphone segment and celebrating 10 years of Galaxy innovation, South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung unveiled new Galaxy S10-series smartphones in India today. – at a glittering function here today. The new smartphones come with many next generation features such as Infinity-O Display, versatile Pro-Grade camera, […]

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Jay Panda joins BJP ahead of polls, BJD calls him ‘traitor’

New Delhi, Mar 4 Even as former BJD lawmaker Baijyant ‘Jay’ Panda joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday, giving a boost to the party in Odisha where it is looking to improve its tally in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the ruling BJD said he was the biggest traitor of the century. While BJP […]

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Devotees throng temples on Maha Shivaratri

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 4 Thousands of devotees thronged Shiva temples across the State today to offer puja on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. Devotees in large numbers visited Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Lokanath Temple in Puri, Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh, Chandrashekhar Temple at Kapilash in Dhenkanal, Panchalingeswar in Balasore, Ladukeshwar in Nayagarh, Gupteshwar in Koraput and […]

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BJD to seek public opinion during state-wide manifesto campaign

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 4 The ruling Biju Janata Dal has embarked upon a massive programme to reach out to 86 lakh families in the state to seek their opinion before drafting its election manifesto for the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha polls. Senior party leaders Arun Sahu and Sasmit Patra told reporters here Monday that Chief […]

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BJP, Congress protest attack on cops inside PS

The Odisha units of Congress and BJP have sharply attacked the ruling BJD for the Sunday night attack by its youth wing leaders on four culprits already in police custody as well as on the police officers at the Sahidnagar police station, and questioned the Commissionerate police for its inaction in arresting the assailants. Both […]

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Land hurdles delaying Odisha rail projects: Union Minister Sinha

Bhubaneswar, March 4 Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha today accused the ruling BJD government of failing to acquire and hand over land to the railways in time, causing “undue delay” in several projects of the public sector behemoth. Sinha, who launched a slew of railway facilities at a function here, said the […]

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Leadership issue weakening Maoist organisations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 4 Maoists in Odisha are understood to have faced serious leadership crisis as senior leaders show lethargy and lack of interest in organizing the activities. This has turned out to be a major concern for the Ultras. With large scale operations taken up by security forces in the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) affected […]

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CBI officer Pradhan to get MHA Medal for Excellence in investigation

Bhubaneswar, March 4 Girish Kumar Pradhan, Inspector, CBI, EO-VII, Bhubaneswar has been selected to receive the Medal for Excellence in Investigation for the year 2018. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) gives away these medals to the investigating officers from various state and national level investigating agencies for their remarkable contribution in the field […]

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