Shree Mandira Parikrama Project: Odisha kicks off Rs 800-crore Jagannath Temple heritage corridor redevelopment

Upon completion, devotees will get an obstructed view of the temple from a distance. (File) Odisha kicked off the ambitious Shree Mandira Parikrama Project to develop areas adjacent to the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri. Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee Chairman and Puri’s titular king Dibyasingha Deb laid the foundation stone in the presence of … Read more

Congress’ move to field more women raises the bar for national parties, will inspire women to ask for ‘hissedari’

Over the past years, many parties such as BJD, TMC and JD(U) have given more tickets to women candidates, but AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s announcement to reserve 40% of the party tickets for women for the 2022 UP assembly elections is likely to raise the bar for national parties in gender inclusion, and … Read more

Coronavirus in India News Live: More states join chorus for free universal vaccination; SC asks Centre for vaccine roadmap

On Wednesday, India crossed the landmark milestone of administering 22 crore cumulative vaccine doses. However, the pace of vaccination remains a worry with several vaccination centres across the country closing doors due to the Covid-19 vaccine shortage.  Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Count, Lockdown, Unlocking in India Today June 3 Live: The Covid-19 situation in India … Read more

SC seeks AP’s reply on Odisha’s contempt plea for notifying Panchayat polls in its villages

The Supreme Court on Friday asked Andhra Pradesh to file its response on a plea filed by Odisha seeking contempt action against senior officials of the southern state, for notifying panchayat polls in three ‘disputed area’ villages of the petitioner state. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Aniruddha Bose said it will not pass … Read more

BJP lodges police complaint against BJD govt, Naveen for ‘hijacking’ PMAY credit

BHUBANESWAR: The opposition BJP on Tuesday lodged complaints against the Odisha government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at various police stations of the state accusing the administration of hijacking the credit of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The BJP Mahila Morcha members submitted written complaints against the chief minister at the Capital Police Station … Read more

Property details of officials, BJD’s people’s representatives to be in public domain: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that the property details of all elected people’s representatives of the ruling BJD including him, besides government officials at all levels will be put in the public domain for scrutiny. Noting that corruption is the biggest hurdle to development, Patnaik, while addressing the BJD’s state council … Read more

Odisha fast emerging as the manufacturing hub of the Eastern India: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik while speaking at the 93 rd annual general meeting (AGM) of FICCI, said that Odisha is very successfully on the path of becoming the manufacturing hub of the Eastern India and the state is implementing path breaking technological reforms to make the investment process easier. “Odisha is fast emerging as … Read more