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Aadhaar-PAN linking must from July 1

New Delhi:28/6/17; The government has made it mandatory for taxpayers to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN cards with effect from July 1. Amending income tax rules and notifying the same, the government has made quoting of the 12-digit biometric Aadhaar or the enrolment ID a must at the time of application of permanent account number (PAN). Finance minister Arun Jaitley through ...

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Kendrapara minority cell president Mir Muzib Baksh reigned from his post


Kendrapara:28/6/17; In a setback to ruling BJD in Odisha, the party’s Kendrapara minority cell president Mir Muzib Baksh reigned from his post. He tendered his resignation to State president of minority cell Munna Khan after irregularity in mid-day meal (MDM) rice distribution was alleged against him in media. Baksh, who was recently appointed as the chief of minority cell in ...

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New Book On Mahaprasad

An avid wordsmith, Shalini Mahapatra’s ,”Shri Jagannath Mahaprasad Legends Miracles Myths”, a Lord Jagannath Consciousness book has been released recently. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister Petroleum & Natural Gas has released the book on Rath Jatra at the Shree Jagannath Temple, Hauz Khaus here. The book encompasses the quintessence of Jagannath culture that lies in its humanistic approach towards religious acceptance, brotherhood and ...

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Rangabati To Be Performed At Inaugural Event of Asian Athletics Meet


Bhubaneswar:28/6/17; The controversy surrounding performance of Sambalpuri cult song Rangabati by Bollywood musicians Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship was today sorted out after the original singers gave a ‘no objection’ for its performance. The Sambalpur district collector Samarth Verma today called a meeting of the State sports officials and the singers of the song Jitendra Haripal and Krishna ...

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Odisha Govt Develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that the BJD government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin for controlling flood in a much better way in the State.Patnaik said the forecasting model is supported by the State Climate Change Innovation programme. Odisha is vulnerable to multiple types of disasters due to ...

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Dadabhai Naoroji The man who brought statistics into politics


*PRIYADARSHI DUTTA Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) – one of the makers of modern India- passed away on June 30, 1917. His death centenary is an apt occasion to revisit his legacy. Two features of his long and distinguished career stand out prominently a) sustained advocacy of Indian cause abroad and b) use of statistics to shape public discourse. He was the ...

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Meira Kumar files nomination for Presidential poll


Newdelhi:28/6/17;Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election. Opposition leaders, including from the Congress and Left, along with Meira Kumar assembled at Parliament’s Gate Number 1 and later left for the Lok Sabha Secretary General’s chamber to file the nomination. Among the leaders present were former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia ...

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Pratap Keshari Deb took oath at the chamber of Rajya Sabha


28/6/17;New Delhi: Newly elected Rajya Sabha member from BJD Pratap Keshari Deb, who was elected uncontested following the vacant seat from Odisha in Rajya Sabha took oath at the chamber of Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari in Parliament here on Wednesday. Deb was a spokesman of the ruling BJD and the chairman of the Odisha state housing board till he ...

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Probe ordered into viral photographs of four home guards kneeling down


Bhubaneswar:28/6/17; The State police department has asked Mayurbhanj SP R Prakash to set an inquiry into reports of four home guards including a woman, compelled to kneel down by reserve inspector for alleged indiscipline in Baripada town recently. The directive came after photographs of the kneeling police personnel went viral on social media. Inspector general of police (home guards and fire ...

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Cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances


  Newdelhi:28/6/17;The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees. While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, ...

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