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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Odisha would be ‘Energy Gateway of Eastern India’: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday announced that Odisha would receive about Rs one lakh crore investment in petrochemicals sector in the coming five years. Pradhan, who met Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat, later in a press meet in the state revealed that he discussed with the CM about the progress...

Tata Motors launches ‘Zest’ in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Tata Motors’ on Thursday launched its new car Zest in Odisha. This was announced at a special launching ceremony in the city. The ex-showroom start price of the sub-four metre compact sedan has been fixed at Rs. 4.77 lakh for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and Rs 5.79 lakh for the diesel variant for Bhubaneswar city, informed company...

Naveen okays proposal for nine-storeyed govt office building in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved a proposal to construct a nine- storeyed government office building in the state capital. The building would be constructed in front of Nirman Soudha building in Unit-V locality in the city and would be built in two years time at an expense of Rs 123 crore, informed a release from the...

LPG cylinder blast kills two in Bhubaneswar, another injured

Bhubanswar: In an unfortunate development, two persons of a family died and another was seriously injured in the state capital on Tuesday evening, when a LPG cylinder in their house blasted. The incident occurred in Sabar Sahi area near Siripur Square in the city, sources said. The two deceased were father and son, who died on the spot as the...

Following SC order, special OJEE held in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Following the recent Supreme Court order, the special Odisha joint entrance examination (OJEE) was held on Sunday for the vacant seats in MCA, MBA and engineering that are lying vacant various colleges across the state. The hour long examination, held after a recent Supreme Court order was held in 16 centres in Cuttack, Berhampur, Samablpur, Balasore and Bhubaneswar,...

PNG Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviews work of Oil Corporations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Petrol diesel and LPG network will be expanded with a view to benefit all the consumers in Odisha. After reviewing the work of Indian Oil corporation (IOC), Hindusthan Petroleum Corporation (HPC) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPC) and their marketing network in Odisha today, the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Sri Dharmendra Pradhan said that the...

Three-day BJP camp in Puri from Friday

Bhubaneswar: To strengthen its base in Odisha and decide the future course of action to up its ante against the BJD regime in the state, the BJP would hold a three-day camp in Puri from Friday (September 5). The camp would have 13 sessions, during which the current political situation in Odisha would be dwelled upon and a blue print...

Women support centres opened in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar DCP offices

Bhubaneswar: To minimise atrocities against women and punish the culprits expedite action against those who harass or torture the fairer sex, Odisha Police in association with Institute for Social Development (ISD) and Oxfam India, opened a women support centre (WSC) at the twin city police commissioner’s headquarters in the state capital on Wednesday. Christened as ‘Madhaym’, the centre would provide...

IIM in Odisha: Two more district collectors asked to identify land

Bhubaneswar: Though the Centre has asked Odisha government to identify litigation free government land in two or three suitable locations with better rail, road and air connectivity for setting up the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the state, but Odisha government has by now asked six district collectors to identify landlocations for setting up the IIM. After Industrial...

Sainik School Bhubaneswar post emphatic win in KMBM soccer

Bhubaneswar: Title contenders and former champions Sainik School Bhubaneswar on Tuesday humbled St Xavier’s School, Kedargouri with a 2-0 victory, in a Group-G match of the 25th Kalinga Marine-Bibekananda Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament being played in the city. Devi Dutta Rout and Ashok Jena scored the two goals for Sainik School. Rout was adjudged the player of the match by...

IIM in Odisha: Four district collectors asked to identify land

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has asked collectors of four districts – Cuttack, Khurdha, Sambalpur and Ganjam to identify 200 acres of land in their respective districts for setting up the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the state. As per the guidelines, the state has to suggest at least two to three locations to the Union HRD Ministry...

Biju Expressway inaugurated, 656-km road to connect Rourkela with Jagdalpur

Bhubaneswar: The list of projects in Odisha named after late Biju Patnaik by ruling BJD got a little longer on Thursday, when chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 656-kilometre Biju Expressway project, which would connect Rourkela city with Jagadalpur in Chhattisgarh. The project would be built at an expense of Rs 3,200 crore, Patnaik announced. The project would be implemented...

Provide medical treatment to Sabyasachi, court asks Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Hearing a petition filed by arrested Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda’s lawyer Dipak Patnaik, sub divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) Court, Berhampur on Tuesday asked the Odisha government to provide medical treatment to the Red Rebel, sources said. The court asked Berhampur Circle Jail authorities, where Sabyasachi is lodged currently, to conduct all pathological and diagnostic tests of the Maoist...

IPS reshuffle: Satyabrat Bhoi appointed Bhubaneswar DCP

Bhubaneswar: As expected, after Sanjeev Marik succeeded Prakash Mishra as the DG Police recently, a major reshuffle of IPS officers in Odisha was effected on Tuesday. As per the notification issued by the state home department, Bhubaneswar DCP Nitinjit Singh was posted as vigilance superintendents of police (SP), while Satyabrat Bhoi has been appointed as Bhubaneswar DCP. Similarly, Amrita Dash...