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‘Naveencare’ to cost State Rs840 –1,400 cr

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | SANJEEV KUMAR PATRO | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Notwithstanding the audacity of the Odisha Government’s announcement to launch the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) touted as ‘Naveencare’ by junking the Ayushman Bharat billed as ‘Modicare’, the fact is the State has to bear a huge financial burden owing to the new move. Moreover, risks are more for the State...

‘Advanced tech makes India food grain-surplus’

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The 24th meeting of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Regional Committee II comprising members from the States of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commenced on Friday here. The event is being organised by ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore in collaboration with ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar. DARE and Director General,...

Cong to oppose CM visit for Gurupriya opening

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | MALKANGIRI | in Bhubaneswar

The Congress on Friday said it would oppose Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Malkangiri district for inauguration of the Gurupriya bridge. Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) working president Pradeep Majhi said the Chief Minister’s visit would be opposed until basic problems of tribal people are not addressed. Besides, Majhi said there...

UP Police apologise for lynching being dragged by a crowd

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

To save itself from further embarrassment, Uttar Pradesh Police apologised after a photograph of a victim of Hapur lynching being dragged by a crowd in the presence of three cops went viral on social media. The cops seen in the picture have been transferred to Police Lines, an official said. Kasim...

BBSR-Raipur flight services begin

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The much-awaited flight services on the Bhubaneswar-Raipur route kicked off from the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here on Friday. An 18-seater aircraft with two pilots and a cabin crew member was flagged off by BPIA Director Suresh Chandra Hota. The maiden flight took off with nine passengers on board. As per...

IGNOU study centres in all jails soon

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

With an aim to provide education to all segments of the society and to contribute in the mission to have an inclusive education society in the State, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Regional Centre Bhubaneswar in support of the State Government is planning to increase the number of...

Two Odia writers get Sahitya Akademi award

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Kendriya Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced the names of 21 winners of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 21 recipients of the Yuva Puraskar for this year. Two writers from Odisha have been included for the prestigious awards. While Birendra Mohanty would receive the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his...

Many bat for equal rights for LGBT

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

As the world gears up to celebrate the pride for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community, Twitter India held a daylong discussions on Friday on several matters pertaining to the challenges faced by the community and also about de-criminalisation of homosexuality and striking down of Section 377 from...

State to avail Rs2,500-cr RIDF loan this year

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Nabard organised a State-level workshop here on Friday to sensitise different implementing departments of the State Government about various aspects of the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) loan. Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera inaugurated the workshop. Finance Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey and senior officials of various departments participated in the...

20 new hospitals in PPP mode in offing

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Government has decided to establish 20 new hospitals in the State under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. A decision in this regard was taken by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday. The hospitals would be opened in Hub and Spoke models under the Affordable Healthcare Project of the State...

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