Odisha extends maternity leave from 90 days to 180 days for employees of aided colleges

The Odisha government on Tuesday extended the maternity leaves of aided college employees under Higher Education Department to 180 days, said officials. “State Government has extended Maternity Leave benefit from 90 days to 180 days in favour of eligible women employees of aided colleges under Higher Education Department,” said Department of Higher Education officials. The […]

Odisha CM launches initiatives to strengthen Mission Shakti

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 1 crore for each district for the establishment of Mission Shakti Bhavan to strengthen the Mission Shakti program at grass root level in the state. “Patnaik has announced Rs 1 crore for each district for construction of Mission Shakti Bhavan along with the provision of Interest subsidy, marketing system of […]

Odisha CM announces financial assistance of Rs 1,444 crore for repair work under govt housing scheme

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of Rs 3000 to eligible beneficiaries under Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) Construction Labour Housing Scheme and Mining Area Housing Scheme for house repairs, the decision has been taken in Cabinet meeting. The State Cabinet has also decided to provide an assistance […]

Odisha gets longest river bridge over Mahanadi river in Cuttack

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Odisha’s longest bridge over the Mahanadi river at Gopinathpur in Cuttack on Monday. According to the Odisha government, the bridge was a long-standing demand of the locals and will shorten the distance between Badamba and Baideswhar, Banki by 45 km and will connect Shinghanath Temple. The 3.4-kilometre-long bridge carries a ‘T’ shaped design and has been constructed at […]

Odisha: 25 students of govt school in Mayurbhanj test positive for Covid-19

As many as 25 students of Government (SSD) Girls’ High School, Chamakpur in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha tested positive for COVID-19. Dr Rupavanoo Mishra, Chief District Medical Officer, Mayurbhanj, said, “One government girls high school. Some students had some symptoms of cough and cold. We conducted RAT. 25 students test positive for COVID-19.” “We are taking […]

BSF seizes IED weighing around 5 kg in Odisha

The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing approximately 3 to 5 kg concealed along the roadside in Odisha’s Koraput district, said the BSF on Saturday. The IED was recovered by BSF’s 151 Battalion on Friday around 8.30 am based on specific intelligence, the force added. “The explosive was concealed along under construction roadside near […]

Odisha, Chhattisgarh Police hold coordination meeting to tackle Left-Wing Extremism, drug trafficking

In order to bring more synergy and cooperation in the operations against Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) and drug trafficking, Odisha and Chhattisgarh Police held a coordination meeting on Tuesday. According to the official statement, the co-ordination meeting was organized to discuss working jointly with more synergy on the LWE front and […]

Filmmaker reboots TVC shooting industry in Odisha with resolution for refinement

New-age filmmaker who has won the most coveted one-show international advertising of Creativity, Neil Dasgupta has ventured into the Odisha Market with two memorable TVCs. His efforts in the field has got him recognition winning the ‘One Show’, ‘Goafest’, and several regional awards. Under his leadership, his brand ‘Ex Agency Rediffusion’ won the ‘Agency […]

Odisha: Goods train derails on Angul-Talcher Road section, services affected

A goods train derailed between Angul and Talcher Road single line railway section on Tuesday, train services affected in the Dhenkanal-Sambalpur Rail Section. According to the East Coast Railway department, 12 trains have been cancelled due to the derailment of the goods train. “Rourkela-Puri Special, Puri-LTT Special, Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Inter City Special, Bhubaneswar-Balangir Inter City Special, Hatia-Puri Special, Puri-Durg […]

Odisha CM Patnaik chairs legislative party meeting ahead of monsoon session

Ahead of the Monsoon session of the State Assembly, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a legislative party meeting on Tuesday. The monsoon session of the Assembly is scheduled from September 1. Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also reviewed the possible drought situation in the state and directed the administration to implement a […]

Odisha CM launches Smart Health Card under BSKY

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched Smart Health Card under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) from Malkangiri. As per a statement released by Odisha CMO, Smart Health Card is an initiative taken by the government to change the face of healthcare services to people in Odisha and is the first of its kind service in the entire country. “With this […]

Odisha govt streamlines process to declare more than 4,000 hamlets as revenue villages

Odisha Government has paved the way for the creation of more than 4,000 hamlets as revenue villages, thereby ensuring these revenue units get the benefits of the government’s developmental schemes and programmes. As per the Revenue Department, “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved a proposal of the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management (DoR&DM) for […]

Odisha reports 1,993 new Covid-19 cases, active tally at 24,567

Odisha reported 1,993 new COVID-19 cases, 2,824 recoveries, and 63 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the state health department on Monday. With this, the cumulative count in Odisha stands at 9,41,745 including 9,12,463 recoveries and 4,662 deaths. There are 24,567 active cases in the state. Of the fresh COVID cases reported, 1,154 people […]