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Gadkari assures CM of early completion of NH-33

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | Ranchi | in Ranchi

Union Surface Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has once again assured Jharkhand of speedy completion of long pending Ranchi-Jamshedpur, i.e. National Highway 33. The Minister after a meeting with Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday in Delhi passed directions to his Department for this. Gadkari besides, passing instruction to the...

‘Gujarat results to impact Odisha’

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The poll results in Gujarat on Monday, in which the BJP managed to retain power for the sixth consecutive term despite a strong opposition from the Congress, drew mixed reaction from the three major political parties, the BJP, BJD and the Congress, in Odisha. BJP leader and Union Minister of Petroleum...

Faulty machines: Cuttack petrol pump raided

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

Following allegations of supply of lesser quantity and poor quality of petrol and diesel in petrol pumps of Cuttack city, a joint team comprising officials of the Weights, Measures and Supplies Departments raided a petrol pump at CDA’s Abhinav Markat Nagar on Monday. Though the raiding party could not find any...

Odishi song shall achieve its due classical tag one day

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | Sugyan Choudhury | in Bhubaneswar

Guru Ramhari Das is not only an individual genius but an institution by himself shining like a polestar in the firmament of Odissi music. A National and State Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, he is also a recipient of Senior Fellowship, Union Ministry of Culture. He chaired the post of HoD,...

‘Collective action needed to eradicate child marriage’

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

When 15- year -old Sonali was married off to Bhubaneswar, her husband and in-laws had promised to help her complete her education. “They convinced me that they would enroll me into a nearby college –bigger and better than the one in my small town. But I soon realised that nobody...

India, Lanka teams get rousing reception

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | CUTTACK | in Bhubaneswar

The India and Sri Lanka teams arrived at the airport here by a special plane from Visakhapatnam on Monday ahead of the first T20 international match at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday. Later, the teams’ cavalcade was escorted to Hotel Mayfair amid tight security cover. The teams were given...

Naveen Patnaik launches Tribal Sports Mission

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated a Tribal Sports Mission-2017 here in order to find out tribal sports talents and provide supports to them. “I’m delighted to have inaugurated the Tribal Sports Mission today. This is a pioneering effort on the State Government’s part. The mission would provide required supports...

Return unused MFP funds with interest: Oram

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram in a letter on Monday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to return the unutilised funds provided to the State under the Central scheme ‘Mechanism for Marketing’ of minor forest produce (MFP) through minimum support price (MSP) and development of value chain of MFP’...

Supplies Corporation refutes corruption charge

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (OSCSC) has refuted the news item captioned “Massive corruption in OSCSC alleged,” published in this paper on December 4. OSCSC Managing Director Niranjan Nayak has stated that all the transport tenders have been floated as per approved guidelines and contracts have been awarded in...

Four-day Hindu fair begins in city today

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Different social organisations from across the State have started pouring in here to participate in the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair (HSSF). The event will be held from December 19 to 22. It is worth-mentioning that the first chapter of HSSF in Odisha was organised very successfully on the Biju Patnaik ground...

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