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Will send Indian into space by 2021: ISRO chief

Sivan’s speech had indirect references to the Chandrayaan-2 mission, such as: “if you are not failing, you are not trying anything hard”. The ISRO chairperson also advised students to make “interesting mistakes” and “break rules”.

Odisha: Misappropriation in KALIA scheme, says BJP

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme (KALIA) states that all eligible farmers, who own 2.5-5 acres of agricultural land, will be provided Rs 10,000 per family as assistance for cultivation.

Bhubaneswar airport to partially shut down operations for 8 months

In the first phase, from November to March, operations will be suspended from 10 pm to 5:30 am. In the second phase, April through June, operations will be suspended in the daytime from 10:30 am to 6 PM.

Odisha govt to link promotion of policemen to public feedback

In a video clip of the meeting, the Chief Minister was seen seated with Superintendents of Police from all districts of the state, getting briefed by his private secretary V K Pandian.

The history of the monasteries near Puri’s Sri Jagannath Temple

Puri is being reshaped by a demolition drive. The maths around Jagannath Temple are the first casualty

Odisha: Waste management, Rs 10 per home in Ganjam district

The GPs included in the initial phase are Chamakhandi in Chhatrapur block, Malada in Ganjam, Nandika in Hinjili, Langaleswar, Pathara, Kanheipur, Keshpur, Srikrushnasaranpur, Kairasi and Bikrampur in Khallikote block.

In Odisha, programme helps rural women turn entrepreneurs

The women, part of a Self Help Group (SHG) from Arakhapalli village in Khordha district, are elated that they have made Rs 1.7 lakh in profit this year after selling the harvest from a pisciculture project set up last year under the Odisha government’s Mission Shakti.

Odisha government announces R&R package for demolition affected in Puri

The R&R package focuses on almost all stakeholders — residents, shopping establishments, lodges and vendors and is estimated to run into several hundred crore rupees.

In Odisha, BJP slams BJD membership drive for seeking Aadhaar details

State BJP vice-president Sameer Mohanty said, “This (asking for Aadhaar details) may be a conspiracy by BJD to make a database of its members, and they (members) will be made beneficiaries (of various state welfare schemes). The BJP will oppose this.”

Puri demolition drive hits hurdle as Math chief refuses to vacate

As per a state government decision, structures within 75-metre radius of the temple in Puri, specifically Meghnad Pacheri (boundary wall), are being demolished.

‘Doubling teaching time, halving class time will help students’

Soon after announcing the 5T (Transparency, Teamwork, Technology, Time and Transformation) action plan for higher education, the Odisha government has announced that it will double the teaching hours for certain subjects in schools.

2.66 lakh beneficiaries of farmer assistance scheme KALIA found ineligible: Odisha minister

The government will take a call on the process to retrieve the money from the ineligible beneficiaries after August 31, when the scrutiny is complete.

Cyclone Fani: Centre nod to Rs 3,338 crore for Odisha

The committee has also made changes to the Centre’s response mechanism in the aftermath of a natural calamity.

Amid NRC talk, big question in Kendrapara: Who is Bangladeshi?

The names of Ruma’s husband Sajaya, her eldest daughter and now dead parents-in-law are on the list. Since then, she has had four more children.

Odisha revises medical bond policy: minimum penalty Rs 1.5 crore

The penalty will be applicable to qualified doctors who do not serve in the state for two years after completing their degrees.

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik scraps I-Day guard of honour for self, ministers

This is the second such directive against VIP culture. Naveen Patnaik was one of the first CMs to remove the red beacon from his official car.

Odisha gives priority to Maths, English, Science: Extra time in schools

Speaking to reporters, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said the decision was taken after reviewing the performance of students in these subjects.

Naveen Patnaik writes to HRD against ‘abnormal’ hike in CBSE fees

Last week, CBSE announced increase in fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200. The fee was almost doubled —- to Rs 1,500 —- for the general category.

Congress will not learn its lesson: Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sonia Gandhi as party chief

“Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Atalji, Advaniji, Modiji, Amit Shahji. No one came from a family. But Congress will not learn its lesson. Or their leaders don’t have the strength,” Chouhan said.

Odisha BJP raises questions on Naveen Patnaik’s health after change in format of I-Day celebrations

“The (new) venue of Exhibition Ground will seat 5,000, while 10,000 people can stand and watch the ceremony. There will also be an exhibition on the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, which will be inaugurated by the CM,” Twin City Police Commissioner and senior IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty told reporters.