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Bhubaneswar may host 2014 HIL matches

Bhubaneswar is all set to become the newest venue for global tournaments after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday said that the city has the required facilities to host mega events. The green patch at Kalinga Sports Complex had charmed organisers of the Hockey India League. The stunning new turf today impressed a five-member […]

Rourkela to become Corporation soon

A few days after announcing to convert Sambalpur Municipality into corporation, the Odisha Government on Tuesday has decided to transform Rourkela Municipality to Corporation too. According to sources, a formal notification to this effect would soon be published. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced this after meeting with a delegation from Rourkela. During the meeting Urban […]

Soumya Patnaik expelled from Congress

Former MP and senior Congress leader Soumya Ranjan Patnaik is expelled from the party for ‘anti-party activities’. This was informed by AICC general secretary in-charge of Odisha B K Hariprasad. Patnaik has been expelled from the primary membership of the Congress party for a period of six years with immediate effect. Before Odisha Pradesh Congress […]

When Siddhanta became a real-life hero

Odia actor and Berhampur MP Siddhanta Mahapatra made his turn as a real life hero on Sunday when he saved a woman who was allegedly set on fire in Bhubaneswar. The victim, a neighbour of the MP, was out in the street seeking help when the BJD MP came to her rescue. It was during […]

Ranjib Biswal named new IPL chairman

Ranjib Biswal, the Odisha Cricket Association chief, was named the IPL chairman, a post left vacant by Rajiv Shukla, who decided to resign at the end of his tenure this year. Biswal, a former India under-19 captain and first-class cricketer, was the manager of the Indian team during the 2011 World Cup triumph and was […]

Odisha least developed state of India

The Raghuram Rajan committee has raised serious questions on the development of the state during the last decade by placing Odisha at the top of the list of the ‘least developed’ states thereby putting the BJD Government in an embarrassing situation. Much to the embarrassment, the committee report has put Odisha on the top of […]

SELCO Solar to train young entrepreneurs

Selco Solar, a Bangalore-based social enterprise, would soon set up an incubation centre in Odisha to train young entrepreneurs in solar energy, said its founder and champion of renewable energy Harish Hande. The company has started conducting introductory workshops to select interested youths in various districts of the state, who are keen to work in […]

Puja pandals to install CCTV cameras

Police have asked Cuttack Durga puja committees to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in pandals. Last year, this instruction was only confined to pandals with chandi medha. This year 156 puja committees will set up pandals with 16 using silver and gold ornaments and silver tableaux to decorate. “Last year, 10 puja committees had […]

Sambalpur to become Corporation

Bringing good news for the denizens of Sambalpur, the State government has decided to accord corporation status to Sambalpur municipality. It was decided in a high level meeting chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik at Secretariat today. The major city of western Odisha would become the fourth municipal corporation of the State after Bhubnaeswar, Cuttack and […]