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Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda celebrated its 1st Anniversary

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Jharsuguda:23/9/19: The Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda celebrated its 1st Anniversary with great fun & fare and a cake-cutting ceremony was organised by involving all the stakeholders of the airport. Briefing the media persons, Airport Director Sudesh Kumar Chauhan said that it is 1st anniversary of Jharsuguda airport which was inaugurated by Hon’ble PM on 22.9.2018. The airport started commercial operations ...

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Puri beach launched the Mo Beach cleanup initiative :the world’s largest coastal clean-up drive

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Puri:22/9/19: In a bid to keep Puri’s shoreline clean and beautiful, the district administration on Saturday launched the Mo Beach cleanup initiative, the world’s largest coastal clean-up drive aiming to sensitize people about the importance of clean beaches. The campaign kick-started in the last week of June and post the massive destructive Cyclone Fani, the clean-up drive was even more charged ...

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Odisha Chief Minister laid foundation stone for Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital

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Cuttack:21/9/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid foundation stone for 300-bedded Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital on the premises of Sri Sri University here. Spiritual leader and university founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also graced the occasion as guest, among other dignitaries. Stating that Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old traditional healing science, has become the new trend all over, ...

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Jharsuguda airport has been made fully operational with five flights operating from there presently

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Bhubaneswar:11/9/19: In another significant move for growth of business and tourism in Odisha, Government has put the regional air connectivity projects on the fast track. Jharsuguda airport has been made fully operational with five flights operating from there presently. The airport has been connected with different parts of the country. Two more flights from Jharsuguda to Bangalore and Jharsuguda to Kolkata ...

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Odisha Chief Minister felicitated two Class VIII students for saving a six-year-old schoolboy

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Bhubaneswar:10/9/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated two Class VIII students of Korei High School in Jajpur district for saving a six-year-old schoolboy from drowning in a pond. Notably, on September 2, the six-year-old kid, Abul Ruman Khan, of Sadakpur Primary School accidentally slipped into a pond while returning from the school after Ganesh Puja celebration. On seeing the minor drowning, ...

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Jaga-Balia Returns Odisha

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Cuttack:7/98/19: After two years of rigorous treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, separated conjoined twins Jaga and Balia returned Odisha today. The separated conjoined twins along with their parents reached Cuttack railway station this afternoon. The duo will be admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where their treatment would be carried out ...

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People across western Odisha are celebrating Nuakhai

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Sambalpur:3/9/19: People across western Odisha are celebrating Nuakhai – the agrarian festival of the region – with religious fervour and devotion today. The rituals started at 4 am. After performing ceremonial bath and other rituals of Maa Samaleswari, the presiding deity of Sambalpur. Then the Goddess was draped in a new ‘patta’ and decked up with ornaments. The celebrations began with ...

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Odisha Government announced a special relief and rehabilitation for those affected in the ongoing eviction

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Puri:2/9/19: The Odisha Government  announced a special relief and rehabilitation package for those affected in the ongoing eviction drive in Puri. “In order to strengthen safety and security around Sri Jagannath Temple, the State Government of Odisha has accepted certain recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry consisting of Hon’ble Shri Justice Bimal Prasad Das, retired Judge of Odisha High Court. One ...

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King of old princely state of Kalahandi Udit Pratap Deo passed away

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Bhubaneswar:2/9/19: The king of old princely state of Kalahandi in Odisha, Udit Pratap Deo passed away following a prolonged illness on Monday evening. The royal scion and former MLA from Junagarh assembly constituency breathed his last at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at 5.45 pm today. He was 71. Born on August 21, 1948, Deo was the 32nd king of ...

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Former bureaucrat and cricketer Lalat Indu Parija passed away

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Cuttack: 26/8/19:Former bureaucrat and cricketer Lalat Indu Parija passed away today a private hospital here. He was 89. He was the son of renowned botanist Dr. Prana Krushna Parija. He was widely regarded as an able administrator. The bureaucratic circles in the State hold in high esteem. He served as chief secretary twice in 1983 and 1986. He had also officiated ...

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