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Group clash during meeting at Puri Congress Bhawan

Puri:17/2/20: At least three Congress activists were injured in a clash that erupted between two groups of the party at Puri Congress Bhawan today. The injured have been admitted to Puri Sadar Hospital and condition of an injured is stated to be critical. The fight broke out during a party meeting in presence of Odisha Congress in-charge Jitendra Singh, Pradesh Congress ...

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By coming August 15 our citizens will have the freedom not to visit Government offices:Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:17/2/20: By coming August 15 our citizens will have the freedom not to visit Government offices for any services, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today during his motion of thanks speech on the Governor’s address in the State Assembly. They will have the option of online services or professionally run common service centre or door delivery. April 1 is the ...

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Vedanta Collaborates With GE To Deploy Digital Smelter Solutions

 New Delhi:17/2/20: GE (NYSE: GE) and Vedanta Limited (NSE: VEDL) – Aluminium & Power business, signed an agreement to implement GE’s Digital Smelter solutions at its largest smelter in India at Jharsuguda in Odisha to significantly increase its operational efficiency and productivity. This will be the first such deployment of digital twin technology at any aluminum smelter in India and is ...

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Prime Minister inaugurates 13th Conference of Parties on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Newdelhi:17/2/20:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13th Conference of Parties on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Gandhinagar through video conferencing. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister asserted that India is one of the most diverse countries of the world. He added that with 2.4% of the world’s land area, India contributes about 8% of the ...

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Dharmendra Pradhan Puts BS-VI Rollout on Fast Track

Newdelhi:17/2/20:Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today held a preparatory meeting with senior officials from the ministry and public sector undertakings. He reviewed the preparations and instructed officials to accelerate the efforts, in wake of the planned country-wide rollout of BS-VI on 1st April 2020. Shri Pradhan said that this bold step to leapfrog from ...

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MY MEMORIES OF A MAESTRO

 By Ghanashyam Mohapatra When I was a student in the Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, from 1951 to 55, I had occasion to see some good Bengali films in the morning shows on Sundays at the Prabhat Cinema at Buxi Bazar, where a majority of Bengali families got togetherforthat purpose. I liked the story and treatment of the Bengali films of that ...

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Odisha government saved 700 big trees by partially switching over to paperless budgeting in 2019-20

Bhubaneswar:15/2/20: The Odisha government saved 700 big trees by partially switching over to paperless budgeting in 2019-20 financial year. The digitisation had substantially reduced the printing of documents during the 2019-20 annual budget, Governor Ganeshi Lal had said during his address to the Odisha Assembly before the commencement of its budget session on Friday. “Around 700 large trees were save due ...

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Future of India’s energy sector will be driven by new technology and business models:Dharmendra Pradhan

Newdelhi:15/2/20:Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has said that future of India’s energy sector will be noticeably different from its current avatar, to be driven by new technology and business models. In his inaugural address at the 10th World PetroCoal Congress here today, he said “We are encouraging our oil & gas companies to develop extensive ...

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Opposition stalled the Odisha assembly :Speaker was forced to adjourn the House till 11.30am

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15/2/20: The Opposition today stalled the assembly proceedings demanding reconsideration of Speaker’s harsh ruling on publication of news by media. The Speaker was forced by unruly scenes to adjourn the House till 11.30am and then till 3 pm. As soon as the House met today, Congress and BJP members trooped into the Well in protest against the Speaker’s ...

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Cuttack district has the highest number of beggars in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: 15/2/20:Odisha government so far has identified as 5950 beggars in the state, informed Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities minister, Ashok Chandra Panda in the state assembly. As per official statistics, Cuttack district has the highest number of beggars with 1060 followed by Ganjam and Mayurbhanj which have 545 and 485 beggars respectively. Similarly, Deogarh has only ...

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