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Odisha’s telephone feedback system reaches out to citizens, allays concerns
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

The Mo Sarkar or My Government initiative allows the Chief Minister’s Office to follow up with citizens.

Eight coaches of Lokmanya Tilak Express derail near Cuttack, several injured
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

At least 20 passengers are injured in the accident that happened around 7 am between Salagaon and Nergundi stations. Officials said there was heavy fog at the site.

Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The move comes after a government-recognised survey revealed that close to 40,000 people had migrated to neighbouring states from just 30 gram panchayats of Bolangir and Nuapada districts in “one migration season”, a source in the state Labour Department said.

Odisha: In remote Malkangiri, cellphones and roads are bridging distances
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

The prospect of roads is also reducing the prices of essential items. Farmers in this previously cut-off region mostly grow ragi and millets. Fresh fruit and vegetables were brought over the water, and were costly.

Union minister slams Odisha liquor sale timing
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

In a notification, the Excise Department stated that in “public interest” the government would “relax the selling hour for IMFL ‘ON’ shops and bars operating in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri “up to 1 am of 01.01.2020”.

Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Alfred A Knopf, passes away
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

On Tuesday morning, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted, "I am deeply grieved by the passing away of my brother in law Sonny Mehta. He was one of the world's best editors and an extremely civilized person. May his soul rest in peace."

Former BJP MLA Dilip Ray praises Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, sparks speculation on joining BJD
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Ray is a business tycoon and hotelier, who has also served in the Centre as Union Minister for coal, steel, parliamentary affairs, animal husbandry and food processing.

We The People: ‘I enjoy the right to speak against PM, if necessary… Even after speaking against him, people are not prosecuted’
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

What does the Constitution mean in their lives, in letter and spirit? Which rights matter to them the most, at home and beyond, as they enter 2020, the 70th year of the Republic.

Naveen Patnaik: BJD not dependent on me for survival
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

BJD, which was founded after the demise of former CM Biju Patnaik, has been helmed since its inception by son Naveen, who is also serving as CM for the fifth continuous term in Odisha.

Odisha ex-MP caught on camera asking supporters to ‘set fire’ to things during bandh
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

Pradeep Majhi said the protest was against lack of progress in investigation of a case of rape and murder in the district.

In Odisha district, scientists team up to give farmers a new future
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

The farming is being supervised by top scientists from the Lucknow-based Central Institute of Medicine and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), while the roses are being monitored by scientists from National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI).

Another CM opposes NRC: Naveen Patnaik latest, after his party voted for CAB
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The chief ministers of five Opposition-ruled states — West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Punjab’s Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel and Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan — have already opposed both the CAB and NRC.

Opposed to NRC, Naveen Patnaik justifies backing CAA: It deals only with foreigners
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

"The amended Citizenship Act has nothing to do with Indians. It deals only with foreigners. The BJD MPs both in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have made it clear that we do not support the NRC," Patnaik told reporters before leaving for the national capital.

How Odisha’s slum rehabilitation project is transforming lives, winning awards
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

World Habitat Mission recognised the state government’s Jaga Mission that used drones to survey slums.

Odisha: Electricity dues touch Rs 2,000 crore, CESU warns of snipping power
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The company shared that around one lakh consumers have not paid bills in over two years and 58,000 consumers have pending dues over Rs 50,000 each amounting to Rs 691 crore.

Odisha to bank on PM-Kisan to fund 60 per cent annual aid to farmers
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

The cut in its support component, to be put into effect by the next financial year, could save the state government hundreds of crores in a year.

Sikta Pati: ‘Joined BJD to continue my work in development sector’
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Pati, who took the reins of OJM for a few days after her father’s death, says she wants to contribute to the party with her professional skills, after having worked in UNICEF and the Corporate Social Responsibility space for decades.

Oppn slams Odisha govt after minor gangraped by ex-cop, 3 others
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The Congress took out a candle light protest. Senior leader Bijaylaxmi Sahoo said, “Protectors have become predators,” referring to the former policeman.

Odisha: BJP rakes up four-year-old corruption allegation against BJD strongman Pradeep Maharathy
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

In January, Maharathy resigned from as Agriculture and Panchayati Raj Minister in the wake of pressure from Opposition parties over his remarks in connection with the acquittal of two persons accused of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Pipli in 2011.

Mo Bus: How a city bus project is reducing congestion, pollution
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

The bus service, which in 2018 evolved from the Bhubaneswar Puri Transport Services Ltd, is executing Odisha government’s long-term aim to reduce congestion by registered vehicles in Bhubaneswar.

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