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Demand For Classical Status To Odissi Music Raised In Rajya Sabha

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Bhubaneswar:21/9/20: In the Monsoon Session of the  Parliament, Odisha MP Dr. Amar Patnaik today raised the demand for conferring ‘classical status’ to Odissi music. Pressing for the demand in Rajya Sabha, the BJD MP highlighted that Odisha Heritage Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has passed a resolution on  September 2 requesting the Centre for conferring classical status to Odissi ...

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IITTM Bhubaneswar celebrates SWACHHATA HI SEVA “SWACHHATA PAKHWADA 2020”

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Bhubaneswar:20/9/20: The Union Ministry for Culture and Tourism has initiated the Swachhata Hi Seva “Swachhata Pakhwada 2020” from 16th -30th September 2020. IITTM will be organizing different activities during this period – “Webinar” on Swachhata,   VC/meeting with field formations for the dissemination of information and to review the preparedness, in between and at the end of the Pakhwada,  activities to ...

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Eminent theatre personality Bira Kishore Mohapatra passed away

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Cuttack:20/9/20: Bira Kishore Mohapatra an eminent theatre personality was passed away on the 19th of  September,2020 in his Cuttack residence. Mohapatra has produced  MAA PARI KIEA HEBA  .based on the story of Ram Chandra Behera and directed by Late Sisir Mohan  Pati. Bira Kishore Mohapatra was born on January 1st,1932.   Mohapatra’s from his days of busy official engagements before retirement ...

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COVID death toll in Odisha has reached 701 while the cumulative caseload jumped to 179880

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Bhubaneswar:20/9/20: With 10 more COVID-19 patients succumbing to the disease, the COVID death toll in Odisha has reached 701, while the cumulative caseload jumped to 179880 with the detection of the highest single-day spike of 4330 cases in the last 24 hours. As per the State Health and Family Welfare Department, the State has now 37469 active cases and 141657 ...

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Odisha’s Singing Sensation Namita Meleka Records her First Song

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Cuttack:20/9/20: Dreams of Namita Meleka, a tribal girl from Chintaguda village of Koraput district, took shape today when she recorded her first song at a studio in Cuttack city. Namita, the latest internet sensation after a video of her singing Hindi song ‘Chunar’ from Bollywood movie ‘ABCD 2’ went viral on social media, recorded a devotional song of Lord Jagannath as ...

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Simanchala Dash from Odisha has been appointed as the Advisor to Executive Director IMF

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Bhubaneswar:20/9/20: Senior IRS Officer and ED’s Principal Special Director Simanchala Dash from Odisha has been appointed as the Advisor to Executive Director in International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC) approved the proposal for the appointment of Simanchala Dash as an advisor to Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC for a period of 3 years, informed ...

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Osisha total COVID-19 positive cases have been surged to 1,75,550.

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Bhubaneswar:19/9/20:  As many as  4209 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Odisha in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s total count surged to 1,75,550. Khordha continues to record the highest fresh cases (663 ) followed by Cuttack (491) and Puri (326). Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2441 have been reported from different quarantine centers while the ...

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NGT has directed Polavaram Project Authority & Andhra Pradesh government to hold a meeting with upstream states

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New Delhi: 19/9/20The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Polavaram Project Authority (PPA) and Andhra Pradesh government to hold a meeting with upstream states on the issue. It has asked the Andhra government to address the apprehensions on the Polavaram Dam project over the Godavari river that has cropped up with the upstream states. The NGT direction has come as ...

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Odisha Government has announced to be instituted ‘Sharada Prasanna Nayak Geeti Kabita Puraskar’

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Bhubaneswar:19/9/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that the state government has instituted ‘Sharada Prasanna Nayak Geeti Kabita Puraskar’ in memory of noted lyricist, producer and music director. The Geeti Kabita award given by Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy will be named after Sharada Prasanna Nayak and the award amount will be increased to Rs 2.5 lakh. The award will be ...

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Sewa Saptah being organised across country to mark PM Modi’s birthday

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Newdelhi:17/9/20:Welfare activities were organised across the country to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, who turned 70 today. Bharatiya Janata Party has organised a week-long Seva Saptah to celebrate PM’s mark the occasion. Several programmes related to cleanliness, distribution of sanitary pads and wheel chairs and social service are being organized from 14th to 20th of this month across the ...

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