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ASI tendered an apology to the Jagannath Temple Managing Committee for the damage to the temple in Puri

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Puri: 21/5/19:The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday tendered an apology to the Jagannath Temple Managing Committee for the damage to the temple in Puri during the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani on May 3. Talking to the media after the meeting of the temple’s managing committee, presided over by the Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingh Dev, Chief Administrator of the ...

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited contributed Rs 5 croreto help the restoration activities in the state of Odisha

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Bhubaneswar21/5/19:: In order to help the restoration activities in the state of Odisha after devasting Cyclone FANI, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) on Tuesday came forward and contributed Rs 5 crore. The cheque was handed over to Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Odisha Disaster Management, and Managing Director Bishnupada Sethi today at Bhubaneswar. Notably, the extremely severe cyclonic storm FANI had the hit the ...

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Sixty three assembly segments will pour in earlier than expected with the Election Commission of India

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Bhubaneswar: 20/5/19:While the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections is scheduled to begin on May 23, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Monday said that results from 63 assembly segments will pour in earlier than expected with the Election Commission of India (ECI) allowing additional tables for 22 districts. Notably, the ECI had ...

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GAIL (India) Limited contributed Rs 5 crore to Odisha State Disaster Management Authority

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Bhubaneswar:20/5/19: In the wake of the devastation caused by Cyclone Fani in Odisha, GAIL (India) Limited today contributed Rs 5 crore to Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) as support towards relief and rehabilitation efforts in the state. A cheque of Rs 5 crore was handed over to OSDMA Chief and Special Relief Commissioner, Odisha, Bishnupada Sethi, by a GAIL team ...

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Naveen Patnaik announced a five-year plan for revival of coastal shelter belt & afforestation

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Bhubaneswar:19/5/19:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a five-year plan for revival of coastal shelter belt & afforestation programme in aftermath of CycloneFani. Plantation efforts would be doubled from 65 lakh saplings in 2018-19 to 1.3Cr saplings in 2019-20 with afforestation on 800ha of land. 5 lakh trees to be planted in Bhubaneswar under Urban Tree Plantation Programme; 1 lakh this year. 50 lakh saplings will be ...

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Odisha Cabinet announced extension of gratuitous relief for CycloneFani affected areas

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Bhubaneswar:19/5/19:Odisha Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik  announced extension of gratuitous relief for CycloneFani affected areas, wage hike for electrical restoration works, enhancement in welfare and livelihood support in affected areas and augmenting of resources for relief & restoration works. Among key decisions are approval of ₹15 lakh for cleaning and disinfection of water tanks and ponds in Puri district, ration allowance ...

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Cyclone-hit Odisha assured of central assistance

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Bhubaneswar;17/5/19;The inter-ministerial central team, which wrapped up its three-day visit to the cyclone-hit areas of Odisha, assured the state government that the Centre will provide all support for the restoration work in all the 14 districts. Central team leader Vivek Bharadwaj, an additional secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs told reporters that the central government has been assisting the ...

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Justice Raghubir Das was appointed as the acting chairperson of the Odisha Human Rights Commission

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Bhubaneswar:16/5/19: Former judge of the Orissa High Court, Justice Raghubir Das was appointed as the acting chairperson of the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) by the Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal. Justice Das will remain in charge of the post till the appointment of a full-time chairperson, said a Raj Bhawan communiqué. The post was lying vacant since August 15, 2018, ...

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Gita Mehta donated an amount of Rs 10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund

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Bhubaneswar:16/5/19:Extending monetary aid to the victims in Cyclone Fani-battered Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta contributed to relief fund. The New York-based author donated an amount of Rs 10 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for FANI assistance.She preferred to contribute after CM Patnaik urged people for the donation in rebuilding and restoring Odisha post cyclone.

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Puri Srimandir lights up after 12 days

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Puri:16/5/19; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed happiness after Puri Srimandir lighted up following restoration of electricity services which was disrupted for 12 days since devastating Cyclone FANI hit the Odisha coast. The Odisha CM took to Twitter and wrote: Naveen Patnaik  ✔@Naveen_Odisha  Extremely happy to share that electricity supply has been restored to Srimandir & Bada Danda now. Thank thousands ...

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