Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Odisha government


Puri's Jagannath Temple: Why non-Hindus and foreigners can't enter here

January 24, 2023 7:28 am

Odisha's Governor Ganeshi Lal has said he believes foreigners should be allowed to enter the Temple. It's an old debate that has repeatedly triggered controversy — even Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was denied entry.

Odisha liable for delay in settling crop cover claims, says Tomar

November 18, 2022 2:30 am

This came after the Chief Minister’s Office recently stated that many affected farmers have not yet received their crop insurance dues despite the state government regularly following up with the Centre over the issue.

Odisha revises school timings amid heatwave, classes to begin at 6 am

May 02, 2022 11:45 am

From May 2, school timings across the state will be from 6 am to 9 am, a government notification stated. The students will be sent home after meals are served.

Odisha govt curtails summer vacation for colleges, universities

April 21, 2022 9:46 am

The School and Mass Education Department had announced a curtailed summer vacation for school. The vacation will now be allowed for a brief period from  June 1 to June 16 this year.

Jagannath Temple project: HC seeks state govt, ASI response on ‘violations’

April 09, 2022 4:13 am

The order further said that the ASI can also undertake a joint inspection of the construction work after intimating the temple authorities in advance.

Odisha: BJP, Congress slam bureaucrats for meeting CM after BJD’s poll victory

March 29, 2022 12:16 pm

BJP state general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan accused the bureaucrats of the state of “bringing disgrace to their service and lowering the dignity of the executive branch of the government”.

Odisha readies learning loss tests and extracurricular activities as schools reopen on February 28

February 24, 2022 5:18 pm

The education department says it is important that the students who will be sitting in classrooms for six-seven hours again feel at ease. It will assess the children for their skills in English, maths and Odia to address issues of learning loss.

Orissa HC directs state government to set up special courts for cases of illegal mining

February 23, 2022 5:11 pm

Justice Sahoo also said Odisha benefits from the revenue generated by mining and an increasing number of cases reported under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, which remain unresolved, can adversely affect the revenues.

Slapped with 27 graft cases, convicted in two, Odisha IAS officer Vinod Kumar dismissed

February 02, 2022 5:13 pm

The 1989-batch IAS officer was dismissed after the Centre approved the state government’s proposal to give him compulsory retirement.

Experts urge environment panel not to give clearance to proposed Dhinkia steel plant

January 28, 2022 8:09 am

🔴 An approval by the EAC is a must for the project to go ahead. The panel is expected meet on Friday to discuss the steel plant