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DTS mulls stopping bus services to Puri

Frequent attacks on the drivers and staff of the City buses have threatened to derail the city bus services from Bhubaneswar to Puri and within the pilgrim city. But ever since the service has started, it has come under severe attack by private operators, particularly autorickshaws and town buses. On December 1, drivers and conductors […]

Rajdhani Book Fair upto 12 December

This year Rajdhani Book Fair is emphasising on the importance of the Odia language with the theme ‘Lekha, Padha, Kuha Oriya Bhasa, banchao ama matru bhasa’ (Read, write and speak Oriya language, and save the mother tongue). The 12-day mega event is being hosted by the Rajdhani Book Fair Committee. The Book Fair Committee has […]

Job tests in Odia now

The state government has decided to allow candidates appearing for recruitment tests in government jobs to write answers in Odia as well. “It has been decided that all recruitment examinations will be conducted by setting question papers in English and Odia,” said a government circular issued last week. A general administration department official said the […]

Prathamastami is on Friday

Prathamastami is a popular festival celebrated in Orissa in the month of Margasira, which coincides with the Gregorian months of November and December. During the festival, the eldest child of the family is honored by offering prayers to goddess Sasthi for his or her safety and well-being. The child is treated like royalty, given new […]

No tenders for stalls at Khandagiri Mela

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will not float tenders for stalls at the Khandagiri Kumbha Mela this year following allegations that the private agencies, who were given the contract in the past to set up stalls, sold the shops at exorbitant prices to poor vendors. Instead, vendors, who had set up stalls, would be allotted […]

Toshali National Crafts Mela from 15 December

Toshali Craft Fair, which was started in 2007 on the lines of Surajkund Craft Mela at Pushkar, is going international this year with artists coming down from Bhutan. The 7th Toshali National Crafts Mela, 2012 will kick off on December 15 at the Janata Maidan here. The 12-day long fair attract more than 200 craftsmen […]

Konark Festival 2012 from 1st December

The five-day-long Annual Konark Festival of classical dances, performed by the celebrated dancers of the country in an Open-Air-Auditorium with the famous Sun Temple at the backdrop enthralls the connoisseurs of dance every year from 1st to 5th December (6 Pm to 8.30 PM). The winter breeze from the sea and the magic of various […]

Singapore keen to invest in Odisha

Investors of Singapore have evinced keen interest in making forays into Odisha and are eyeing several key sectors like IT, ITES and manufacturing. International Enterprise (IE), that coordinates investments out of Singapore, is ready to initiate an Odisha portfolio and a team of Singapore business community is likely to visit the State soon to explore […]

Matric sample question-cum-answer papers released

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) on Tuesday released sample question-cum-answer booklets to be used in the annual High School Certificate (HSC) Examinations 2013. The sample booklet for English subject having total 100 marks and of two-and-a-half-hour duration has 14 pages. The first page is an information sheet where name and roll number will be […]