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Naveen Patnaik directed focus on impact of monsoon on the State in Natural Calamity Committee Meeting

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Bhubaneswar:19/6/18;At the Natural Calamity Committee Meeting, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik directed focus on impact of monsoon on the State. Key issues discussed in the meeting: • Odisha experiences nature’s fury in shape of various calamities; last year state was affected by drought, pest attack and unseasonal cyclonic rain & flood • Delayed southwest monsoon has resulted in dry spell ...

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Nearly 4 kilo metre stretch road In Lanjigarh being covered under the streetlight system by Vedanta

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Lanjigarh19/6/18: Nearly 4 kilo metre stretch road In Lanjigarh which was plunged in darkness had turned unsafe for pedestrians and motorists is being covered under the streetlight system, thanks to an initiative by Vedanta. Mr. Balabhadra Majhi, MLA Lanjigarh in presence Fakir Mohan Majhi, Chairman Lanjigarh block, Mrs. Tulasi Majhi, Vice Chairman Lanjigarh block, Mr. Pradip Majhi, Samiti member Lanjigarh GP, ...

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Armed dacoits looted around Rs 42 lakh cash from the Indian Overseas Bank

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Rourkela:19/6/18: Armed dacoits today looted around Rs 42 lakh cash in broad day light from the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)’s Market Branch in Rourkela city after holding the bankers hostage. Police said as soon as the banked opened at 10 AM, the armed dacoits barged into the bank and executed the heist at gun point. They beat up the bankers and ...

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BJP-PDP alliance comes to an end in J&K, CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns

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Jammu Kashmir:19/6/18;Putting an end to a three-year relationship, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday.This move has come into fore after the Centre’s decision to discontinue the Ramzan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.Speaking to the media, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said that it is untenable for the ...

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President of India addresses a foreign policy think tank in Athens

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressing at the India-Greek Business Forum Meeting, at Athens, in Greece on June 19, 2018.

Greece:19/6/18;The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, addressed a gathering of diplomats, policymakers and academics in Athens today (June 19, 2018) on the subject “India and Europe in a Changing World”. The event was organised by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) – a leading foreign policy think tank in Greece and in Europe. The President ...

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Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence was organisedinaugurated by RakshaMantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman

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Newdelhi:19/6/18;A workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence was organised by DDP, Ministry of Defence. The workshop was inaugurated by RakshaMantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman. During her address, Smt Sitharaman stressed upon the fact that Defence sector is more prone to the cyber threats and hence it becomes important to safeguard our cyberspace with anticipation of possible attacks. The ...

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School holidays extend upto 25th June in odisha

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Bhubaneswar:19/6/18;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik has announced to extend school holidays upto 25th June in odisha to give relief to school going children from the extreme heat wave conditions.

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Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister about Odisha’s long standing demand for accordance of Special Category Status

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Bhubaneswar:19/6/18:In view of recent NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihighlighting 3 key concerns of Odisha. He has drawn attention to Odisha’s genuine and long standing demand for accordance of Special Category Status. He has a suggested that National Health Protection Scheme(NHPS) to move towards universal coverage instead of basing ...

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Popular singer Sona Mohapatra has stirred up with her latest rendition of the popular Odia bhajan “Ahe Nila Saila”

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Bhubaneswar:18/6/18: Popular singer Sona Mohapatra has stirred up yet another controversy with her latest rendition of the popular Odia bhajan “Ahe Nila Saila” by Salabega, the renowned Odia poet and ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath. According to the video posted by the singer, she is heard pronouncing Salabega as “Sale bega”, Charana as “Charane” Shrianga as “Chhiranga” and Matta as ...

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BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Odisha on July 1

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Bhubaneswar:18/6/18; BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Odisha on July 1. “The party president will review the party affairs in the state ahead of the 2019 elections,” informed state BJP general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan on Monday. During his visit, Shah will attend a programme in Bhubaneswar and meet senior party leaders to chalk out strategies for strengthening ...

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