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

Odisha ex Congress working president Pradeep Majhi joins BJD

Odisha prominent tribal youth leader Pradeep Majhi Saturday formally joined the ruling BJD at a special function in Nabarangpur. Majhi is considered to have influence among the tribal population of four south Odisha districts and his induction in BJD is expected to strengthen the party at the grassroot level in Nabarangpur district ahead of the … Read more

From Kerala to Uttarakhand, what’s causing October rains across India: Know the reason

The 24-hour rainfall crossed the 200-mm mark at some places in Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, and Kollam districts. (PTI) The June-September monsoon season has long past its sell-by date but several parts of India continue to receive heavy rainfall. Kerala, Delhi, Uttarakhand, and Madhya Pradesh received very high rainfall over the past few days, causing loss … Read more

Fight against Maoists should be accelerated, made decisive: Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the fight against Maoists is “reaching its end” but “needs to be accelerated and made decisive”. In the past two years (since Shah became the home minister), efforts have been made to increase security camps in areas which were inaccessible, especially in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha, … Read more

Odisha govt plans more eco-retreat camps, to start motorcycling fest to revive tourism

Odisha govt plans more eco-retreat camps and start motorcycling fest to revive tourism (Photo: IE) In a bid to revive tourism, the Odisha government has decided to establish more eco-retreat camps in the state. It has also decided to start a motorcycling festival in the Kandhamal district this winter to attract more tourists, a senior … Read more

Biju Patnaik’s iconic Dakota aircraft to come to Odisha soon: Minister

The Odisha government Friday said it has started the process to bring back the iconic Dakota aircraft of former chief minister Biju Patnaik, lying at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (NSCB) International Airport in Kolkata, to Bhubaneswar. Biju Patnaik, who was an ace pilot, had flown the Dakota to Java with his wife Gyan Patnaik, … Read more

GoM on Sikkim’s demand to levy Covid cess to meet on June 17

A Group of Ministers set up to look into Sikkim’s demand of levying Covid cess on power and pharmaceutical sectors will meet on June 17. According to an intimation notice issued by the finance ministry, the GoM created to examine the Sikkim government’s proposal to levy the cess will meet on Thursday. Sikkim state government … Read more

Now Work from Hotel! IRCTC offers Nature travel plans for Puri, Konark & Gopalpur; see rates & other details

Those interested can choose destinations among Konark, Puri and Gopalpur. IRCTC Work from Hotel with Nature Travel Packages: As remote working becomes the new norm amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with the independence of location becoming an increasingly viable option, many people are looking to work from hotels or other places other than their … Read more

Nabard sanctions Rs 254 crore for drinking water projects in Odisha

Nabard has sanctioned Rs 254 crore to Odisha under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for setting up of two mega piped drinking water supply projects, official sources said. The two mega projects will come up in Jajpur district (covering Badachana and Dharmasala blocks) and Puri district (covering Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad block). These projects are expected … Read more

CBDT chairman PC Mody retires, CBDT member Jagannath Mohapatra to discharge duties of chairman for 3 months

Central Board of Direct Taxes member Jagannath Mohapatra will officiate as the chairman of the Board for three months or till the time a new chairman is appointed, the finance ministry said in a notification Monday. Present chairman Prakash Chandra Mody, a 1982-batch Indian revenue services officer, will retire today. Mody was appointed chairman in … Read more