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Odisha bagged tourism award

New Delhi: 22/4/17:Odisha bagged tourism award in a function held in New Delhi, organised by ‘India Today’ Group. Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister, Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation handed over the first runners up prize in ‘Beach & Costal Tourism’ category. Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism & Culture received the award on behalf of the state. State Government is taking ...

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Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to leave on a five-day Delhi visit

Bhubaneswar:22/4/17; Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to leave on a five-day visit to the national capital today, his second visit to Delhi in a month, amid speculation of non-BJP parties planning to field a united candidate for the ensuing presidential elections. Responding to media query, before his visit, CM Naveen Patnaik said that he would raise the issue ...

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Major bureaucratic reshuffle in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:224/17:In a major bureaucratic reshuffle in Odisha, the secretaries of various departments were given new assignments and more responsibilities here today. In the latest reshuffle at secretary level, Rural Development Principal Secretary Madhusudan Padhi was appointed as the new Transport Commissioner and OMFED Managing Director Chandra Sekhar Kumar has been assigned as the Principal Secretary of Revenue. While F&ARD Secretary ...

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Odisha government today ordered enquiry on plastic eggs

Bhubaneswar: 23/4/17;As reports of plastic eggs being sold in the Capital city came to fore, Odisha government today ordered an investigation into the matter. Health minister Pradip Kumar Amat ordered the Commissioner of Food Safety to find the truth behind the news. “Sale of plastic eggs came to the notice of the health department following which an investigation into the ...

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MoU between Department of Agriculture& Melinda Gates Foundation has been inked

Bhubaneswar:23/4/17:  A MoU between Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been inked on Friday at the State Secretariat in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik & Minister, Agriculture & Farmer’s Empowerment Pradeep Maharathy. The MoU worth Rs 32 crore is aimed at improving the lives of smallholder farmers and promoting inclusive agricultural ...

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Bar Council has called for an All Odisha cease work stir on April 21.

 Cuttack: Protesting the proposed Advocate Bill (amendment) 2017, the state Bar Council has called for an All Odisha cease work stir on April 21. Earlier, the lawyers had observed strike on March 31 and April 3 against the amendment.The proposed amendment in the bill bars advocates from holding agitation and makes them liable to compensate litigants if they go on ...

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two chief ministers of neighbouring states met at Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar:20/4/17: The two chief ministers of neighbouring states of Odisha and West Bengal met at Naveen Niwas. Though media posed them questions regarding their political discussions, both Naveen Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee said the meeting was just a courtesy call. “I’m very glad that honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal came to pay a courtesy call today,” said Naveen and ...

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Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Bhubaneswar

.Bhubaneswar:17/4/17:After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s recently concluded two-day National Executive meet in which party leaders across hold a public rally here,Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Bhubaneswar on 18th,April, sources are to be believed, she will address a gathering on April 19 in the capital city here, t during her ...

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20th death anniversary of Biju Patnaik observed across the state

Bhubaneswar:17/4/17; The 20th death anniversary of brave son of the soil and former chief minister Biju Patnaik, also known as the architect of modern Odisha, was observed across the state today. Political leaders cutting across party lines and people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the leader on the occasion. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offered floral tributes ...

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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the new Vistadome

Bhubaneswar: 17/4/17;Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the new Vistadome coach which has glass roof, LED lights, GPS-based info system and rotating seats among other features. While flagging off the train with Vistadome coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku through video conferencing from Rail Sadan here, he said that the Vistadome coaches features will enable tourists to enjoy scenic beauty along the journey. Prabhu, ...

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