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Sital Sasthi 2013 in Odisha

Sital Sashti marks the marriage of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati. The festival is conceived as a real marriage with two families playing the roles of parents, one of them as ‘Bara Pita’ (groom’s father) and the other as ‘Kanya Pita’ (bride’s father). But it is the return of the ‘barat’ which is the highlight […]

Lanjigarh refinery to reopen by June-end

Six months after Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) downed the shutter of its one million tonne alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, the company now hopes to resume operations of the unit sometime by end of this month, according to a company official. “We expect to reopen the refinery by this month-end,” VAL’s managing director […]

Fresh MoU with Posco soon

The chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Posco India, Yong-Won Yoon, on Friday expressed the hope that the State Government would soon hand over the remaining land required to start the first phase of the proposed steel plant to be set up by the company near Paradip. Posco-India chief managing director Yong-Won Yoon met chief minister Naveen […]

Swabhiman rally by BJD in Delhi

As the Congress and BJP step up their campaign against the State Government over the chit fund scam, the BJD is leaving no stones unturned to make its June 12 ‘swabhiman rally’ at New Delhi to demand special category state (SCS) status for Odisha a success. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said he […]

Escalator at Bhubaneswar railway station

The Bhubaneswar railway station on Wednesday commissioned its first escalator at Platform No.1. Giving a boost to passenger services, the escalator under the East Coast Railway was inaugurated by Divisional Railway Manager of Khurda division, S K Mohanty. The escalator was sanctioned during 2009-10 and the work started in 2012. The escalator was installed at […]

OJEE counselling from June 10

Online registration for counselling for admission into various professional courses under Odisha joint entrance examination (OJEE) is likely to begin on June 10. OJEE 2013 exam was conducted on May 12 for admission to admission into engineering, pharmacy, MBA, MCA among other streams in colleges in Odisha. As many as 90,889 (95%) students, of 95,278 […]

Plan outlay of Rs 21,500 crore for Odisha

The Planning Commission approved a Plan outlay of Rs 21,500 crore for Odisha for 2013-14. The Plan size was finalised here in a meeting between Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. In his comments, Ahluwalia said the State’s Plan performance was satisfactory and the efforts at improving […]

Drop boxes for e-waste in Odisha

Drop boxes just like dustbins will be installed at different locations in all the 30 districts of Odisha to spread awareness about e-waste collection. The boxes will mainly be set up at waste generating points like banks, industries, hospitals, IT companies, telephone service providers and educational institutions. If the e-wastes can’t be reused or recycled, […]