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Odisha’s tourism sector loses Rs 732 crore in aftermath of Cyclone Fani

The figure regarding loss of revenue was reportedly provided by Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, while responding to a question in the assembly.

Odisha govt faces heat from own MLA over potato mission

During Question Hour on Wednesday, BJD’s Pradeep Maharathy asked, “How many multi-purpose cold storage units are present in Odisha and of them how many are defunct? Are these units being used by potato farmers in our state?”

Old Jana Sangh hand, Biswabhusan Harichandan opposed any truck with BJD

He joined Janata Party in 1977, and subsequently the BJP — he was the party’s Odisha (then Orissa) unit president from 1980 to 1988. He rejoined Janata Party in 1988, and went back to the saffron party in 1996.

Bandhavgarh tigress to continue in captivity in Odisha as inter state big cat transfer project remains in limbo

"The new plan is that the tigress will be kept in a 25 acre enclosure in Satkosia or Mahanadi Wildlife Division", said a forest department officer from Odisha. "It will be rewilding of the animal".

How Odisha took bite out of malaria: strategy and ASHA soldiers on ground

Surveying the period between March 2015 and March 2019, this year’s Economic Survey also stated that “malaria cases improved significantly...after implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)”.

Odisha Police to receive award for promoting use of IT

The app can be used by an investigating officer outside the police station and without access to the police desktop. In addition, details of the activities of investigating officer on the field, for example, search and seizure, can be uploaded through the app so that it cannot be denied later by the affected party.

Explained: How Odisha can become a $1-trillion economy

According to a tweet by the Chief Minister’s Office, Naveen Patnaik said that mineral-based industries in Odisha along with sectors like MSME, agriculture, women entrepreneurship will play important roles in making the state a one trillion dollar economy.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asks Centre to include two of five proposed spots in iconic tourism sites

Earlier this week, the reference to the development of 17 iconic tourism sites across the country in Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech had garnered strong criticism from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), as no monument from Odisha had made it to the list.

BJD holds protest as Odisha missing from India’s 17 iconic tourism sites

“They had promised in the manifesto to make Puri the spiritual capital of the country. What is the roadmap? The first step could have been to give it an Iconic status. There is definite justification for (inclusion of) Konark Temple”, Lok Sabha leader Pinaki Misra said.

Odisha: BJD deploys top guns in Patkura bypoll

Patkura will now vote on July 20, according to a notification of the Election Commission.

Koraput University only one in India without single professor: MP to HRD Ministry

According to Ulaka’s letter, Koraput Central University faces a severe staff shortage. The university currently has 137 vacancies out of 154 sanctioned posts for teaching staff.

Rath Yatra: Three dead, several injured in different parts of Odisha

While Puri district hosts the principal Rath Yatra ceremony, many places in Odisha organise their own chariot pulling events in respective localities.

Rath Yatra: Three dead, several injured in different parts of Odisha

While Puri district hosts the principal Rath Yatra ceremony, many places in Odisha organize their own chariot pulling events.

Odisha HC raps state govt for not sharing info on custodial deaths

Odisha had reported zero custodial deaths, while Maharasthra had reported the highest, at 16.

Centre rescues ten Indian workers stranded in Dubai

Earlier this month, Dharmendra Pradhan had written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, requesting his personal intervention in the release and repatriation of the workers after watching their Facebook video. 

Three railway staff die as train derails in Odisha

A tower car is a self-propelled rail vehicle used for preventive as well as break down maintenance of overhead electrical equipment of railway tracks.

Odisha: Three railway employees killed in train derailment, railway order enquiry

The train’s engine, front guard-cum-luggage van and one general second class coach were derailed, but passengers were unhurt as the rake was detached from the rest of the train.

Odisha to close down 966 schools, offer students transport allowance for attendance

Students who enrol and achieve a minimum of 75% attendance will be given Rs 600 per month transportation allowance for 10 months in a year.

This Word Means: Constructive Vote Of No-confidence

Provision in Germany, context in ‘One Poll’ push

Simultaneous polls: BJD calls for adoption of German model

The party has proposed a solution bypassing the need for mid-term elections, even if an elected parliamentary government loses the confidence of the majority of members.