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Four Odia IRS Officers Promoted As Chief Commissioner Of Income Tax

Newdelhi:31/8/21: Four Odias are among the 36 officers of the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) who have been promoted to the rank of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT). They are Debendra Narayan Kar, Manoranjan Panigrahy, Bijayananda Pruseth and Simanchala Dash. According to an order issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes on Tuesday, 36 officers of the IRS have been ...

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Odisha Chief Minister directed for implementing a Contingency Crop Plan to tackle possible drought situation across the state

Bhubaneswar:31/8/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed for implementing a Contingency Crop Plan to tackle possible drought situations in the State. Patnaik issued the directive while reviewing the possible drought situation in the State through video conferencing, said an official press release. The Chief Minister informed that by now 213 blocks have received deficient rainfall which is likely to ...

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A high-level Australian delegation led by Barry O’Farrell visits NALCO

Bhubaneswar:31/8/21:A high-level Australian delegation led by His Excellency Barry O’Farrell, High Commissioner of Australia to India, visited Navratna CPSE NALCO’s Corporate Office at Bhubaneswar today. During the visit, the delegation interacted with Shri Sridhar Patra, CMD, NALCO, and the members of NALCO’s management team. NALCO, the leading manufacturer and exporter of Alumina and Aluminum under the Ministry of Mines, Govt. ...

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Australian High Commission Barry O’Farrel held a video conferencing with Odisha Chief Minister

Bhubaneswar:31/8/21: Australian High Commission Barry O’Farrel AO today held a video conferencing with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and praised the CM for promoting national hockey teams. During the meeting, the High Commissioner praised the Chief Minister for the way Odisha is promoting the Indian hockey team and the way Odisha has led the way in improving hockey. It was ...

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‘Lagna’ (auspicious time for ritual) for Nuakhai the agrarian festival of Western Odisha finalised

Sambalpur:31/ Priests on Tuesday finalised the ‘Lagna’ (auspicious time for ritual) for Nuakhai, the agrarian festival of Western Odisha. The ‘Navanna’ or newly harvested rice will be offered to Goddess Samaleswari, the pre-siding deity of Sambalpur district, between 10.15 am and 15.20 am, on September 11 this year. Following traditional puja at the Brahmapura temple in Sambalpur city, priests finalised the ...

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Cuttack Municipal Corporation issued guidelines for observance of Ganesh Puja in the wake of Covid-19

Cuttack:31/8/21: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) on Tuesday issued guidelines for observance of Ganesh Puja in the wake of Covid-19 in the city. Reportedly, Ganesh Puja is scheduled to be held on September 10 this year. An order released by the civic body stated that the sacred festival of Ganesh Chaturthi fall on September 10, 2021, and people usually congregate and ...

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Finance Minister addresses webinar on “Building Healthcare Infrastructure for New India”

Newdelhi:31/8/21:Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said that overall improvement of health infrastructure will help build confidence of the people in the infrastructure and also help in the revival of the economy. The Finance Minister said this while addressing the webinar on “Building Healthcare Infrastructure for New India” here today. Dr. Bhagwat KisanraoKarad, Minister of State ...

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8th Meeting of Agricultural Experts of BIMSTEC Countries held

Newdelhi:31/8/21:India hosted the 8th Meeting of Agriculture Experts of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Countries virtually Today. Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education & Director General, ICAR chaired the daylong meeting with Dr. Thanda Kyi, Deputy Director-General, Department of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Republic of the Union ...

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New COVID Guidelines: there will be no weekend shutdown across Odisha in September 2021

Bhubaneswar: 31/8/21:In September 2021, there will be no weekend shutdown across Odisha however, in the urban areas, night curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 5 am, Special Relief Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary Pradip Kumar Jena said today. In September, all religious, political, cultural, ‘Melas’ and ‘Mahotsavs’ have been restricted. All the auditoriums have been asked to adhere to COVID ...

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Eminent theatre personality Anant Mahapatra and Odissi exponent Kumkum Mohanty have been awarded Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Samman

Bhubaneswar:31/8/21: Eminent theatre personality Anant Mahapatra and Odissi exponent Kumkum Mohanty have been awarded the prestigious Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Samman, the highest award of the Odisha Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi, for the year 2019 and 2020 respectively for their lifetime contribution to the art forms, at a function held at Rabindra Mandap here on 30th, August 2021 State Culture ...

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