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BBSR-Shirdi new IRCTC tour packages

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Tuesday announced two more tour packages for Shirdi from Bhubaneswar as the place has become the most sought after pilgrimage destination for people of Odisha. “More than 70% of our 5,000 tourists who availed of our packages in the current fiscal visited Shirdi. Considering the growing demand, […]

New airport opening on March 5

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has fixed March 5 as the day for inaugurating the new building of the new domestic terminal of Biju Patnaik Airport here. This was decided at a meeting held in New Delhi recently. Union civil aviation minister Ajit Singh has consented to inaugurate the building, said airport director Sharad […]

Bharat Bandh tomorrow

The two-day Bharat Bandh called by employee unions on 20 and 21 February seems set to go ahead with talks between the government and unions failing. The strike called by country’s 11 registered trade unions, cutting across party lines, will start from Tuesday midnight to protest against the “anti-people” policies of the UPA Govt that […]

Dramatist Manoranjan Das passes away

Noted dramatist Padma Shri Manoranjan Das passed away on late Sunday night at his residence at Bardhamaan Kotthi near Ravenshaw college square in Cuttack. He was 92. He was the pioneer of the modern theatre movement in Odisha. The government of India accorded him with the coveted Padma Shri award in 2004 for his contribution […]

Pritam Panda nominated for Murex Fashion Awards

Internationally acclaimed fashion designer Pritam Panda has been nominated for the 12th Murex Global Fashion Awards, to be held in Italy on February 21. The designer, a resident of Balasore town, has been nominated under two categories – “Youth Ispirazione-2012″ and “Best Woman’s wear-Foreign Designer label”. Panda said he was the first Indian to be […]

Odisha Talent Hunt TV show

The Odisha Talent Hunt, an education based reality TV show aimed to bridge the gap between talent and education, will start in the state shortly. The programme, being jointly organized by SDM Foundation and Paramahansa Foundation, will educate and empower the future generation and find leaders and social entrepreneurs. Students of the age group of […]

Direct flights from BBSR to Dubai, Singapore

Biju Patnaik airport has undergone a metamorphosis in the last five years on several fronts, be it augmentation of operational capabilities, up-gradation of terminal building, improvement of air traffic control or enhancing security apparatus in and around the airport. “As we are going to use the old domestic terminal for international operations, we have to […]

Online application starts for OJEE

Admissions for Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2013 began on Wednesday even as private engineering colleges have moved the Orissa high court demanding offline option along with the online mode. Students can download the forms from the website Earlier, they had to purchase the forms from various banks and post offices. Aspirants can also […]

Second Konark temple proposal

Odisha may soon get a replica of the 13th century Sun Temple. The state government on Tuesday received a proposal from Padma Vibhusan and eminent stone sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra to construct another temple replicating Konark Sun Temple as the edifice is on the process of decay. Describing it as his dream project, the sculptor said, […]