SAO, FROST observe 56th National Maritime Day

CUTTACK, APRIL 7 The members of the Seafarers’ Association of Odisha (SAO) and Forum for River & Ocean Scientists and Technologists (FROST) in association with the Odisha State Maritime Museum observed the 56th National Maritime Day in Cuttack to commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian owned steam ship “SS Loyalty” which had sailed […]

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Odisha assembly election to be held in 4 phases starting April 11

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 10 Odisha will go to simultaneous polls for both the Lok Sabha and State Assembly in four phases beginning from April 11, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said today. Stating that the polling will be held in four phases in the state on April 11, 18, 23 and 29, Kumar said preparations […]

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BJD govt pushed Odisha under Rs 1 lakh crore debt burden: Pradhan

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 10 Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today attacked the BJD government in Odisha alleging that it has pushed the state under a debt burden of Rs 1 lakh crore. He also charged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with depriving the people of the benefits of central schemes such as the Ayushman Bharat medical insurance plan. […]

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BJD to field 33 percent women candidates in upcoming LS polls

BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 10 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the BJD would field 33 per cent women among its candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, terming the move a “benchmark for women empowerment” in the country. Making the announcement at a rally in Kendrapara, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president said the “historic step” […]

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Guidelines issued for verification of income, assets of EWS candidates seeking job reservation

Bhubaneswar, March 10 Now persons belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) will be able to avail reservation facility in direct recruitment for civil posts and services in Union Government. However, they will have to produce authentic income and asset certificates for availing the benefit. The Union Ministry of Personnel and Training has notified all the […]

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Construction workers, teachers felicitate CM for model welfare measures, benefits

BHUBANESWAR, MAR 10 Over 500 construction workers in safety uniforms today felicitated Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in an overwhelming manner for his announcement of significant welfare schemes in the last few days while the Odisha School-College Teachers and Employees United Forum also felicitated the Chief Minister, expressing their gratitude for regularising their service and benefitting […]

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Undertrial prisoner caught from forest in Malkangiri

MALKANGIRI, MARCH 10 An undertrial prisoner, who had escaped from Malkangiri sub-jail recently, was nabbed from a forest early today. A special team formed by the jail authorities raided a hideout in the forest near MV-41 village and caught the prisoner, Ajit Dakua, in the early hours, Inspector in-charge of Malkangiri Police Station Ranjan Kumar […]

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JMM to contest polls in Odisha in alliance with Congress

BARIPADA, MARCH 10 The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) today announced it will contest the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha in alliance with the Congress. JMM supremo Sibu Soren’s daughter Anjani will contest from Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency, the party’s Central Working President Hemant Soren said. The candidature of Anjani, Hemant Soren’s sister, has […]

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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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