Naveen Patnaik

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Rs 869 Crore Distributed To 41 Lakh Farmers Under KALIA Scheme: Odisha

Under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme (KALIAS), the Odisha government on September 2, distributed Rs 869 crore to 41 lakh small marginalised farmers. The donation has come on the occasion of Nuakhai, the harvesting festival of Odisha. The CMO informed that each farmer has been credited with Rs 2,000 directly into their bank accounts.

Fri, 02 Sep 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: KALIAS, Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Nuakhai, Farmers

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Odisha Police Arrest Two Persons For Trying To Sell Chameleon

In Odisha’s Bhubaneswar, two persons have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell a chameleon, on August 29. Reportedly, the accused were trying to sell the animal for Rs 1.50 lakh, before getting nabbed by forest officers, who were posing as buyers. The accused have been identified as Rashmi Ranjan Das and Khiroad Mohanty. According to Schedule 2 of the Wild Life Protection Act, smuggling of chameleon is illegal. 

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 - 04:28 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Wild Life Protection Act, Smuggling Chameleon, animal trafficking

Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launches ‘Startup Odisha Yatra 2.0’

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has launched the “Startup Odisha Yatra 2.0” initiative, aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among youth. This flagship initiative also aims at scouting grassroot innovators and women entrepreneurs. The Yatra is expected to cover around 100 educational institutions across 30 districts, in a period of 60 days. “The state has a mission of 5,000 startups by 2025,” said CM Patnaik.

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 - 12:24 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: naveen patnaik, Startup Odisha Yatra, Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Entrepreneurship Campaign

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Flood Situation In Odisha Continues To Stay Grim; 4.67 Lakh Affected Over 10 Districts

The flood condition in Odisha continues to stay grim. About 4.67 lakh people have been affected across 10 districts and 1,757 villages. As of August 18, over 60,000 persons have been evacuated to safe places. Meanwhile, flood water is being released via Hirakud reservoir through 40 gates. Furthermore, school buildings have been ordered to use the buildings for shelter and relief distribution.

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 - 12:15 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Odisha, Flood, Bhubaneswar, Heavy Rain, MONSOON

Courtesy: ANI

Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Announces Addition Of 416 New High Schools Under 5T Progam

Under the second phase of 5T School Transformation program, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced to addition of 416 newly transformed government high schools. The 5T School Transformation program was introduced to ensure better service delivery in the Higher Education sector. The phase one of 5T program witnessed the transformation of 1,075 high schools, and the second phase witnessed 2,908 transformed schools, taking it to the total of 3,981… read-more

Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - 11:04 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: naveen patnaik, Odisha, 5T Program, High Schools, Bhubaneswar

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CM Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Approves Rs 428.95 Cr For Mega Aluminium Park In Angol

A budgetary provision has been made by the Odisha government for the development of a mega Aluminium park in Angul. CM Naveen Patnaik chaired a cabinet meeting with the ministers and took the decision. Around Rs 428.95 crore has been approved for the said project and it is expected to be  completed by 2024. Reportedly, the cabinet also approved proposals for creation of land bank for industry and infrastructure.

Thu, 19 May 2022 - 11:56 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: naveen patnaik, Odisha, Angol, Aluminium Park, Bhubaneswar

Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav

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18th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav Begins In Bhubaneswar: Odisha

Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav, a unique annual arts festival presented at the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, commenced on March 22. In addition, the fest aims to promote, preserve and popularise the heritage and legacy of art at the national and global levels. About 500 artists have participated in the three-day event to promote the idea of peace and celebrate the culture of unity in diversity.

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 - 07:35 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav, Bhubaneswar, started, Odisha, Art

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AWC In Odisha

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Odisha's Anganwadi Centres To Reopen After 11 Months Of Remaining Shut

The Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) in Odisha, which were closed in April, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will reopen on March 28. As per a letter sent by Director of ICDS and SW Arvind Agarwal, the centres will operate from 7:30 am to 9:30 am for 25 days a month, strictly adhering to the COVID-19 protocols. Furthermore, children unable to attend the centres will receive ration at their doorsteps.

Wed, 23 Mar 2022 - 07:17 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Anganwadi, Odisha, Bhubaneswar, Covid-19, Lockdown

Lord Lingaraj


BMC Issues Guidelines Ahead Of Maha Shivratri: Odisha

Taking the precautionary COVID-19 measures, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued regulations for the city's Maha Shivratri celebrations, which will take place on March 1. According to the guidelines, during the darshan of Lord Lingaraj, devotees will not be allowed to perform puja on Maha Shivratri. Meanwhile, the priests have to follow all the COVID-19 protocols. Notably, from Singhadwar to Aadda Kathha, worshippers are… read-more

Sat, 26 Feb 2022 - 06:39 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Covid-19, Bhubaneswar, Maha Shivratri, Odisha, BMC

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Bhubaneswar Airport

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Bhubaneswar Airport Mandates RT-PCR Test For All Air Travelers

Considering the current COVID-19 situation and Omicron threat, the Bhubaneswar Airport decided to impose strict surveillance checking. All the passengers deboarding flights at Bhubaneswar airport, need to undergo RT-PCR test, mandatory. Ones who are fully vaccinated or ones who have RT-PCR negative report will also need to take the COVID-19 test on arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), starting from January 7. 

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 - 10:25 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bhubaneswar, BPIA, Air Traveler, Covid-19, RT-PCR

Courtesy: ANI