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Cyclone-hit Odisha assured of central assistance

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Bhubaneswar;17/5/19;The inter-ministerial central team, which wrapped up its three-day visit to the cyclone-hit areas of Odisha, assured the state government that the Centre will provide all support for the restoration work in all the 14 districts. Central team leader Vivek Bharadwaj, an additional secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs told reporters that the central government has been assisting the ...

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Justice Raghubir Das was appointed as the acting chairperson of the Odisha Human Rights Commission

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Bhubaneswar:16/5/19: Former judge of the Orissa High Court, Justice Raghubir Das was appointed as the acting chairperson of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) by the Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal. Justice Das will remain in charge of the post till the appointment of a full-time chairperson, said a Raj Bhawan communiqué. The post was lying vacant since August 15, 2018, ...

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Gita Mehta donated an amount of Rs 10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

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Bhubaneswar:16/5/19:Extending monetary aid to the victims in Cyclone Fani-battered Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta contributed to relief fund. The New York-based author donated an amount of Rs 10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for FANI assistance.She preferred to contribute after CM Patnaik urged people for the donation in rebuilding and restoring Odisha post cyclone.

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Puri Srimandir lights up after 12 days

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Puri:16/5/19; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed happiness after Puri Srimandir lighted up following restoration of electricity services which was disrupted for 12 days since devastating Cyclone FANI hit the Odisha coast. The Odisha CM took to Twitter and wrote: Naveen Patnaik  ✔@Naveen_Odisha  Extremely happy to share that electricity supply has been restored to Srimandir & Bada Danda now. Thank thousands ...

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NTPC officials review power restoration works in Bhubaneswar and Puri

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Puri: 15/5/19:The CMD of NTPC and AK Bhalla, Secretary (Power), visited Bhubaneswar and Puri to assess the impact of cyclone “Fani” on electrical installations in Odisha. The officials reviewed the progress of the restoration work. The team also held meetings with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Chief Secretary regarding restoration of electricity networks in affected locations. They discussed with ...

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Chief Minister’s Relief Fund receives 23 contributions on Tuesday amounting to Rs 13.46 Cr

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Bhubaneswar:15/5/19: Coming forward to help the state government in relief and restoration of cyclone-affected areas of Odisha, different organisations and people contributed towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). Tuesday, Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC) contributed Rs 2 crore to the CMRF. OFDC Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra and other senior officials met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state ...

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Election Commission of India has directed to hold fresh polls in 34 booths of Odisha on May 19

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Bhubaneswar: 15/5/19:The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed to hold fresh polls in 34 booths of Odisha on May 19 (Sunday), as proposed by the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). Accordingly, the Odisha CEO Surendra Kumar has written to the DEOs and Collectors of 10 districts (Cuttack, Deogarh, Puri, Angul,  Keonjhar, Khurda, Jajpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, and Jagatsinghpur) for re-polling ...

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Odisha government had drawn up a plan to plant 24 lakh trees during the coming monsoon season

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Bhubaneswar:15/5/19: Odisha government had drawn up a plan to plant 24 lakh trees during the coming monsoon season in a bid to compensate the loss of green cover following the impact of May 3 cyclone ‘Fani’. The plantation for regeneration of trees will begin once the monsoon season begins in cyclone-ravaged pockets. Special emphasis is being paid for the regeneration of ...

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POWERGRID helps Restore Power in ‘Fani’ affected Odisha

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New Delhi: 15/5/19:Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID) played a major role in quick restoration of power supply in the state of Odisha which was badly affected by the cyclone ‘Fani’, recently on May 3, 2019.Reportedly the strongest tropical cyclone to hit coastal areas in last 20 years, it devastated the coastal areas of Odisha and caused massive damage ...

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Odisha Government has decided to waive school fees of students studying in government high schools

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Bhubaneswar:13/5/19: The Odisha Government has decided to waive school fees of students studying in government high schools in 14 districts which were affected by cyclonic storm FANI, said Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today. This apart, two pairs of school uniforms will be provided free of cost to the students of five severely affected districts– Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and ...

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