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Madhu Barnabodha in Braille soon

The Cuttack district administration is set to release the Oriya language primer ‘Madhu Barnabodha’ in Braille soon to facilitate educational material for the blind right from the elementary to secondary school stages. The first-of-its-kind initiative to ease the visually impaired into Odia language education is in its advanced stage of production and will be launched […]

Jayanarayan BJP legislature party leader

Odisha state BJP on Sunday decided to make Sambalpur MLA Jayanarayan Mishra its legislature party leader. Mishra replaces K V Singhdeo, who took over as party’s state unit president on March 13. The BJP has six MLAs in the 147-member assembly, which include Bhimsen Choudhury from Bonei, currently under suspension. Maintaining the one-man-one-post principle, Mishra […]

E-waste centres in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack

The Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has authorized five collection centres in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to collect electronic wastes and send it to registered recyclers for recovery of metals and other materials. According to a rough estimate, the state generates about 5,000 tonne of e-waste per annum and by authorizing the collectors, waste-collection will […]

Consumers have to pay more for electricity now

Domestic consumers will now have to pay more for the electricity they use. The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Friday approved a 10 paise hike across the slabs in the retail supply tariff for the year 2013-14. The new tariff will come into effect from April 1. For the first 50 units, a consumer […]

Switch off lights for Earth Hour on Saturday

Bhubaneswar, the capital city will plunge into darkness for an hour on March 23 for good. Different government offices will switch off lights in the evening to observe Earth Hour-2013. Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential […]

Smart card for DTS city buses

After a successful dry run, the city bus operator, Dream Team Sahara (DTS), is all set to introduce a ‘smart card’ system for commuters from April 1. “We conducted a compatibility test for few weeks and found it to be doing well,” said chairman of DTS Nishikant Mishra. The system will also put an end […]

Times Bhubaneswar Festival from March 21

The Times Bhubaneswar Festival is all set to rock Bhubaneswar with a unique blend of shows comprising power-packed performances of dance, music and theatre. The four-day fiesta, starting March 21, is an initiative by The Times of India to enrich the city’s cultural fabric by organizing performances of renowned artists. The festival will kick-start with […]

Lipika Singh Darai got National Film Award

The 60th National Film Awards for the best debut film of a director has been conferred to Odisha-based film director Lipika Singh Darai for Odia film ‘Eka Gachha Eka Manisa Eka Samudra’. 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 was announced at a joint Press Conference addressed by the Chairpersons of the three juries, […]