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Bargarh farmer’s agitation was finally called off


Bargarh:21/11: Finally, the state government bowed down to the demand of farmers. It was decided that the peasants can sell paddy to the government without token. Though the farmer’s agitation was finally called off at the end of the day on Thursday, violent and intense protest had marked the day. Farmers staged road blockade in Sambalpur and Bargarh by dumping ...

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Govardhan Math of Puri Shankaracharya kept out of Odisha Endowment deptt purview


Bhubaneswar, 16/11: The Govardhan Math at Puri will be kept out of control of the state endowment department. An amendment to the Odisha Hindu Religious Endowments Act was passed in the Odisha assembly today. Pilotingthe Odisha Hindu Religious Endowments (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend Section 3 (xiii) of the original Act which provides the definition of ‘religious institution’, ...

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No New Face For ‘Kansa’ Role During Bargarh Dhanu Jatra


Bargarh:14/11/19: Putting an end to speculations of selection of another artiste for the role of ‘Kansa’, Bargarh Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan today said Bhubaneswar Pradhan will again act as the demon king during famous Bargarh Dhanu Jatra. After a preparatory meeting here, Pradhan, who is also president of the Dhanu Jatra Committee, said the ‘Shubha Khunti’ (auspicious post) will be set ...

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Industrialist Mahima Mishra Grants Bail


Cuttack: Orissa High Court today granted bail to industrialist Mahimananda Mishra in connection with the murder case of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited GM Mahendra Swain. As per reports, the HC directed the lower court to impose conditions and set Mishra free from jail on bail. Mishra, who was remanded at Choudwar jail in Cuttack, has been undergoing treatment ...

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Bulbul Aftermath: Central RDC Reviews Damage


Bhadrak:10/11/19: Even Odisha had a narrow escape from the direct wrath of Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ which made landfall in West Bengal on Saturday night, people in Balasore district suffered extensive damage due to heavy rainfall and strong wind triggered by the cyclonic storm. According to reports, the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central Range, Anil Samal on Sunday visited the affected areas ...

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Odisha Fire Service Department has geared up to be engaged in restoration works after Cyclone Bulbul damage


Bhubaneswar:9/11/19; As Cyclone Bulbul nears to make landfall, the Odisha Fire Service Department has geared up to be engaged in restoration works in various coastal districts. This was informed by the SRC. As per reports, over 850 personnel have been deployed to clear roads and assist in restoration works in affected coastal districts in Odisha. According to the latest information, Cyclone ...

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Odisha Government sanctioned Rs 5 crore in the first phase for development of Swargadwar, Puri.


Bhubaneswar:2/11/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned Rs 5 crore in the first phase for development of Swargadwar, Puri. The amount will be spent from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). The Phoenix Foundation will take up the development works. Decission to this effect was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister at the Lokseva Bhavan here. Arrangements ...

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Cuttack Bali Yatra will now be organised as a State-level festival


Bhubaneswar:1/11/19: The state government Friday decided to accord Cuttack’s annual Baliyatra with ‘State Level Festival’ status. This move is aimed at bringing in more state involvement and will help attract more tourists. A high level meeting on this context was held here Friday under the chairmanship of Law minister Pratap Jena at Lok Seva Bhawan. Tourism and Culture Minister Jyoti ...

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On the occasion of Pulse Polio Silver Jubilee celebration Ganjam & Khordha district achieving more than 90% full immunization


Bhubaneswar:31/10/19:On the occasion of Pulse Polio Silver Jubilee celebration at New Delhi, District Administration, Ganjam & Khordha district & Commissioner Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation received award for achieving more than 90% full immunization coverage during Intensified Mission Indradhanush held in 2017-18

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Odisha Human Rights Commission orders investigation in Nayagarh medical negligence


Nayagarh:30/10/19: Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Wednesday ordered an inquiry in the medical negligence case where a minor girl had lost one of her eyes allegedly due to wrong medicines prescribed by the doctor in the DHH. According to the victim’s family, the six-year-old girl of Nachhipur village under Daspalla block had irritation in her eyes. They visited the ...

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