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No plans to introduce new Rs 1000 notes: Govt

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New Delhi:22/2/17; Ending all speculation about new Rs 1000 notes, on Wednesday Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said there are no plans to introduce new Rs 1000 notes. In a statement Das said that “No plans to introduce Rs 1000 notes. Focus is on production and supply of Rs 500 and lower denomination notes,” The statement cames a day after ...

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BJP To Form 8 ZPs, Cong Has To Content With One

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Bhubaneswar: OdishnewstimesBureau On Feb 22, 2017; On the basis of the results of the three-tier Panchayat polls, BJP is all set to form eight Zilla Parishads (ZPs) in Odisha while Congress has to remain content with only one Zilla Parishad in Jharsuguda district. It is likely that the BJP may get Gajapati Zilla Parishad seat as a bonus, which will ...

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Odisha government today approved a grant of Rs 5 crore to JNU:to set up an Odia language chair in the name of legendary Odia poet Sarala Das.

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New Delhi: (ONT Bureau)22/2/17:The Odisha government today approved a grant of Rs 5 crore to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at Delhi to set up an Odia language chair in the name of legendary Odia poet Sarala Das. According to sources, Rs 2 crore will be provided to the University in the first phase while the remaining Rs 3 crore will ...

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PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi chairing seventeenth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, in New Delhi on February 22, 2017.

Newdelhi(PIB)22/2/17:The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his seventeenth interaction through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the telecom sector. Most of the grievances are related to issues of poor service quality, connectivity and non-functioning of landline connections. Secretary ...

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Crimea is a popular health retreat.

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It’s a land that’s seen the Charge of the Light Brigade. It’s where the Big Three Met at the height of World War II to decide on the final contours of the conflict. It’s also been in the news for all the wrong reasons, but that hasn’t kept the tourists away from what was once the preferred retreat of the ...

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Holi is marked with much fun and fervour throughout the country

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Holi is marked with much fun and fervour throughout the country and other parts of the world. And while the festival brings much colour and joy into your life, skin and hair bear the brunt of it. That, however, does this mean that one should not celebrate the festival. And expert suggests that with some basics in place, one can ...

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Golden Triangle International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from February 23 to 26

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Bhubaneswar(ONT Bureau)20/2/17: The second edition of the Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) is scheduled to be held from February 23 to 26 at IDCOL Auditorium here. Besides two Odia films ‘Aloda’ and ‘Chandal’ are also scheduled to be presented during the festival. These two films are directed by an Odia youth Bishal Patnaik, a student of film studies. The ...

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Olive Ridley turtles lay over 3 lakh eggs

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Ganjam(ONT Bureau)20/2/17:With over 3,55,000 eggs laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles within a week of mass nesting in Odisha’s Ganjam coast, the endangered species is all set to beat all time records in the district this year. Till the wee hours yesterday the Olive Ridley turtles have laid over 3,55,000 eggs along Ganjam coast, said Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer Ashish ...

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President of India calls upon Shri Ram College of Commerce to set itself higher benchmarks of excellence

NewDelhi(ONT Bureau)20/2/17:The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressed the inaugural Ceremony of the 90th Anniversary of Shri Ram College of Commerce today (February 20, 2017) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said global rankings of Indian higher educational institutions remain poor. After several years of efforts, he is satisfied that at least three institutions of higher ...

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MoU signed between NSFDC, M/O SJ&E & Development Commissioner

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot and the Union Minister for Textiles, Smt. Smriti Irani at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, in New Delhi on February 20, 2017.

New Delhi(PIB)20/2/17:A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation NSFDC, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles in the presence of Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment and Smt. SmritiZubinIraniMinister of Textiles here today. Senior Officers of both the Ministries, DC (Handicrafts) ...

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