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Winners of Bhubaneswar Street Vendors Uniform Design Competition were awarded

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Bhubaneswar:31/7/17:The winners of Bhubaneswar Street Vendors Uniform Design Competition were awarded the prizes by Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Culture and Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena at the Corporation meeting of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), today. Family members and associate of the three winners Proshish Golyan, Shamik Sarkar and Swagat Suvankar received the prize money cheque of ...

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UPA’s Vice Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi will call on BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab

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New Delhi:31/7/17: UPA’s Vice Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi will call on BJD MPs on Tuesday in New Delhi and would request them to extend their support in his favour during the Vice Presidential election on August 5. Gandhi is supposed to meet the BJD Parliamentians at MP Bhartruhari Mahtab’s residence here and will have his lunch there as per the ...

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Khurda District Collector Roopa Rosan Sahu has been posted as the new Joint Secretary to the Odisha Chief Minister

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Bhubaneswar:31/7/17: Senior Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Subhas Chandra Mishra was today posted as the new Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and head of Forest Force, in a bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Odisha government. As per the notification issued by the General Administration department, state cadre senior IAS officer Pradeep Biswal has been posted as Additional Secretary to General ...

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Despite the massive growth in mobile data usage 56 per cent of smartphone users have no access to Internet

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New Delhi:31/7/17: Despite the massive growth in mobile data usage in the past eight months in India, 56 per cent of smartphone users have no access to Internet at least once a day, a new report said on Monday.   According to a report compiled by True Balance mobile app, the data connectivity environment is still poor, leading to devices being ...

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Angul district devotee continue to worship Buddhist sculptures as Shiva Lingam

Angul:31/7/17: In a case of mistaken identity, residents of a river-side village in Odisha’s Angul district continue to worship Buddhist sculptures as Shiva Lingam and Shavite divinities. The Praneswar Shiva temple in Jharhiamba village located on the Brahmani river bank in Talcher tehsil of the district presents the rare sight of Buddhist divinities finding pride of place in sanctum sanctorum of ...

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ATGroup Chief Pradeep Sethy and two other directors of the Ponzi firm sentenced seven years jail

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Bhubaneswar: 31/7/17:The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court, here today sentenced Artha Tatwa (AT) Group Chief Pradeep Sethy and two other directors of the Ponzi firm to seven years of imprisonment in connection with a case pertaining to chit fund scam registered at the Kharavela Nagar police station in the Odisha capital. The court also sentenced two other directors of the ...

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Residents of Burla observed a 12-hour bandh

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Burla:31/7/17: The residents of Burla in Odisha’s Sambalpur district today observed a 12-hour bandh here demanding arrest of the Post Graduate students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) here who were allegedly involved in attacking director Aswini Kumar Pujahari’s residence. The bandh, called by the Nagarika Committee, was supported by local lawyers’ association and other civil society groups. ...

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Odisha Government clamped prohibition on employees to participate in dharnas or strikes under the ESMA

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Bhubaneswar:31/7/17:: In a bid to ensure the emergency ambulance services work being uninterrupted, the State Government today clamped prohibition on employees to participate in dharnas or strikes under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA). The ESMA is an act of Parliament of India which was established to ensure the delivery of certain services, which if obstructed would affect the normal life of the people ...

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh who lost their lives in lightning strikes

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Bhubaneswar:31/7/17: A day after 18 people lost their lives in lightning strikes in several districts of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed his deep grief over the deaths and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for kin of the deceased. Lightning strikes claimed 18 lives across seven districts of the State which were lashed by monsoon rains ...

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Tribals from Koraputdelegates held a huge rally and met Naveen thanking over the decision towards setting up of Special Development Councils

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Bhubaneswar: 31/7/17: A day after tribal people of Nabarangpur district expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here at his residence, tribals from Koraput headed by Minister Ramesh Majhi, former Minister Rabinarayan Nanda, Patangi legislator Prafulla Kumar Pangi and other delegates held a huge rally and met Naveen thanking over the decision towards setting up of Special Development Councils ...

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