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Odisha Government To Invest Rs 1000 Crore To Transform VSSUT Into Centre Of Excellence

The state government of Odisha has decided to invest more than Rs 1000 crore in upgrading the state-run Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Sambalpur. The state government intends to establish the university as a centre of excellence in technological education. Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said, "Master Plan will be prepared after extensive discussions with students, teachers, industry, alumni and local… read-more

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 - 05:42 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Odisha government, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, upgrade, Centre of Excellence, Sambalpur

Courtesy: ANI

Indian Flag

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Odisha Government To Give Free National Flags To 30 Lakh Citizens

Odisha government has planned to give out 30 lakh national flags for free to commemorate the nation's 75th anniversary of independence. The official announcement said 30 lakh national flags created by the Mission Shakti women would be handed to the public. Government of India launched the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to remember and celebrate 75 years of… read-more

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 - 10:05 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Odisha, National Flag, Tricolor, Indian flag, Odisha government

Courtesy: ANI

Mobile Towers

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Odisha Govt Announces 4G Internet Connection In 2,800 Villages

The Odisha Government announced 4G-Internet connectivity for nearly 2,800 villages soon. According to the official announcement on July 31, a total of 2,792 villages will be brought under the 4G network of the country as part of the Centre's digital inclusion policy worth Rs 26.316 crores, including 465 villages in the Kandhamal district, approved by Union Cabinet. Furthermore, BSNL will be the executor, whereas Universal Service Obligation… read-more

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 - 02:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Odisha, Odisha government, 4G Speed, Mobile Networks, Central Government

Odisha CM in Rome

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Naveen Patnaik Shares Odisha's Food Security Progress At WFP Stage In Rome

Odisha's CM Naveen Patnaik shared the progress of Odisha's Food and strengthening of livelihood, on global-stage of Rome. On June 24, Patnaik spoke at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome and said, "It would be our pleasure to share our experience across the world through WFP and its partner agencies". The WFP invited CM Patnaik to visit its HQ and share the State’s transformational initiatives.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 - 06:18 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: naveen patnaik, Odisha government, Rome, Food security, World Food Programme

SN Patro

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Odisha Assembly Speaker SN Patro Resigns From His Post

Odisha Assembly Speaker SN Patro has resigned from the post, after Cabinet resignation. His resignation came ahead of the oath-taking ceremony of the new Cabinet ministers. On June 5, Patro, in his resignation to the Deputy Speaker RK Singh, without mentioning any specific reason. However, Patro's son Biplab said, "My father is suffering from serious renal ailments and an infection in his left eye." and will go for surgery soon.

Sun, 05 Jun 2022 - 01:01 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Odisha Assembly Speaker, SN Patro, Cabinet Ministry, Odisha government, health issue

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha Cabinet Minsters Resign, New Cabinet To Take Oath At 11:45 AM

Focusing on the 2024 General elections, the Naveen Patnaik led Cabinet ministers in Odisha and submitted their resignationstion. This is the first time in Odisha political history that the entire Cabinet, including those doing good, submitted their resignations. The decision was taken to pave way for new faces for Cabinet and focus on the upcoming national elections. Furthermore, the new Cabinet will take oath at 11:45 am, on June 5.

Sun, 05 Jun 2022 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: National Elections, Odisha government, naveen patnaik, Cabinet Ministers, Resignation

Courtesy: ANI

Shree Jagannath temple, Puri

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Supreme Court Postpones Decision On Petition Against Construction At Puri Jagannath Temple

Supreme Court has postponed its decision on a petition claiming illegal excavation and building activities at the Shree Jagannath temple in Puri by the Odisha government until June 3. Justices B R Gavai and Hima Kohli stated that they will issue their decision when the parties' attorneys had finished their arguments. "The state's concept plan aims to provide amenities and beautify the temple," said Odisha Advocate General Ashok Kumar Parija… read-more

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 - 07:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Supreme Court, Odisha government, Petition, Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri

Courtesy: NDTV

Amar Patnaik

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BJD MP Amar Patnaik Retaliates Against States Lowering Fuel VAT

Amar Patnaik, Rajya Sabha MP and BJD leader retaliated at the Centre after it urged states to decrease VAT on petrol and diesel. During the lockdown, the Centre had dramatically increased excise tax, imposed extra excise duty, and had large revenue from cess, which was not shared with states. Odisha government will review its own resource base to determine whether additional VAT reductions are conceivable without jeopardising people's welfare… read-more

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 11:10 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Odisha government, Petrol, Diesel, VAT, Excise Duty

Courtesy: India Today

Odisha Government

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Odisha Govt To launch Climate Resilient Natural Farming In Tribal Areas

Odisha Government, in collaboration with the Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS) is set to launch climate-resilient natural farming in the tribal-dominated region. The initiative will enhance the agriculture sector, following natural traditional ways of farming, in Tribal areas. Spread across 3.15 lakh hectares of farmland, the project will have an investment of around Rs 312 crore over five years, starting in 2022-20223. It will also provide… read-more

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 - 01:59 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Odisha government, Agriculture, New Initiative, tribals, Natural Farming

IAS Officer Vinod Kumar

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Senior IAS Officer Vinod Kumar Dismissed Over Corruption Charges: Odisha Govt

Senior IAS officer Vinod Kumar was dismissed from duty by Odisha Government over corruption charges, on February 3. A statement from the CMO mentioned that after receiving approval from the centre, the 1989 batch IAS officer was dismissed. According to the statement, in 1999, Kumar approved loans anointing to Rs 33.34 crore to fake private firms. Reportedly, out of 27 corruption cases filed against him, he was convicted in two.

Wed, 02 Feb 2022 - 01:55 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Vinod Kumar, Odisha, Odisha government, corruption, IAS Officer