CM launches helpline for women in distress

Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a helpline number 181 for women in distress in Odisha on the occasion of International Women s Day. Patnaik launched the toll free helpline which will be available 24 7 in all the 30 districts of the state, Patnaik said. The helpline will extend prompt response to women …

Odisha to set up Real Estate Tribunal & Regulatory Authority

Friday, February 24, 2017


Bhubaneswar: To protect people from being victim of any real estate fraud, Odisha government has decided to set up a Real Estate Appellate Tribunal and a Real Estate Regulatory Authority. Odisha’s Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo informed this to assembly yesterday. He said the State Cabinet has given its seal of approval to …

Bhitarkanika national park is the place to see rare migratory birds

Saturday, January 14, 2017


There has been a drop in the number of birds visiting the wetlands of Bhitarkanika national park in Kendrapara district though some of the rare species have been spotted this time. Rare bird species of central Asian origin have been spotted in the wetland spots of the park. Also Read: Here’s why PM Modi walked out …

Probe into suspicious transaction in Jan Dhan accounts

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Cuttack: The police are investigating repeated deposits and withdrawal of large amounts of money in Jan Dhan bank accounts of around 13 members of a Self-Help Group (SHG), the police said on Thursday. The account holders of Gopinathpur branch of a bank claim that they have not operated their accounts even once after the accounts …

India test fires surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5’

Monday, December 26, 2016


Setting another benchmark, India has test fired surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5’ off the coast of Odisha on Monday. The reports further suggest that this will be the fourth and final test of intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5. The missile can hit northern parts of China. The surface-to-surface missile developed by DRDO is capable of striking …

Cyclone Kyant: Odisha govt puts district administrations on high alert

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday put the collectors of 14 districts on high alert even though the IMD predicted that Cyclone Kyant is likely to move towards Andhra Pradesh coast. The directions to collectors in coastal, northern and southern districts were issued by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through video-conferencing while reviewing the preparedness. ALSO …

India successfully test-fires long-range surface-to-air missile

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


In a bid to galvanise its air defence capabilities, India on Tuesday successfully test-fired a new, long-range surface-to-air missile jointly developed with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast. The long-range missile, a product of a joint venture between India and Israel, was test launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range …

Tourism a Powerful Tool for Achieving Economic Growth- IGBP

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Tourism is the ‘world’s biggest and fastest growing industry. It is a powerful tool for achieving overall economic growth of the region, state & country. It has grown rapidly and almost continuously over the last 20 years, and the World Tourism Organization reports it to be one of the world’s most important sources of employment …

Bahrain PM’s help to the man who walked 12 km carrying his wife’s dead body on shoulder

Monday, August 29, 2016


Social media was a buzz when a video emerged in which Dana Majhi – the Odisha man walked 12 km with his wife’s dead body on his shoulder. Well, it came to the attention of Prime Minister of Bahrain and he offered him help. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa after knowing about Dana Majhi’s …

BSF men find hidden explosives

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Koraput (Odisha),(PTI) :A huge cache of explosives hidden by Maoists under a culvert was seized by BSF personnel from Boipariguda area of Odisha’s Koraput district, officials said today. The recovered items include two landmines weighing 5 kg each, 24 gelatine sticks, 20 electronic detonators, one battery, 35 metres of flexible wire and other materials required for …

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